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"Carassauga Festival of Cultures" is Canada's Largest Multicultural Festival!

We are excited to host Lebanon Pavilion at Carassauga Festival of Cultures. Carassauga, an annual multicultural celebration, takes place on the fourth weekend of May in Mississauga, Ontario. Our ACCO club, the host of "Lebanon Pavilion", is celebrating the 16th anniversary with Carassauga. For more details visit: www.Carassauga.com!

This year marks the 39th anniversary of Carassauga, coinciding with Mississauga's 50th Anniversary celebration. Carassauga offers a vibrant array of cultural experiences, featuring diverse cuisines, dances, music and traditional attire from around the world. It's a moment where Mississauga and neighboring communities come together to experience and enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of many countries showcased in 25 pavilions at various locations across Mississauga.

Lebanon Pavilion shows and activities at Carassauga Festival 2024:

Live, Love Lebanon ... Tour Lebanon in two days and enjoy the captivating entertainment, exhilarating performances, informative displays, vendors exhibits and cultural cuisine. Come and explore this family-friendly fun event at Lebanon pavilion.

Opening Ceremony:

Friday May 24, 2024 (From 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm) at Paramount Fine Foods Centre - 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga (Outdoor - South Parking Lot).

Entertainment:

Experience captivating performances by the “Maysaloun Dance Group and "ACCO Youth Group" featuring a total of 120 talented performers. Inspired by iconic and famous Lebanese artisits like Fairuz, Sabah, Wadih El-Safi, Gibran K. Gibran, Talal Haidar, Rahbani Brothers, Walid Gholmieh, and Zaki Nassif.  These musical and cultural showcases offer a journey through Lebanon's diverse regions. Highlighting the richness of Lebanon's culture, heritage, and history. The shows include a variety of sketches and performances, from traditional folk dances like dabkeh to mesmerizing figure and belly dances, all adorned in vibrant, colourful handmade costumes and accompanied by amazing music.

In between the shows, there will be a variety of performances presented by different cultural groups.

Entertainment Schedule: (Click here)

 Saturday May 25, 2024. The two main shows are scheduled to run alternatively at the top of the hour from 12:00 noon till the last show at 10:00 p.m.

  • "Maysaloun Dance Group" show will run at the top of every ODD hour (but the last show is at 10:00 pm)
  • "ACCO Youth Dance Group" show will run at the top of every EVEN hour (last show at 8:00 pm)
  • "Natalie G. Music" show will run at 5:40 and 7:40 pm.
  • "Singer Ramah & The Band" show will run at 6:40 and 8:40 pm.
  • "Singer Tarek Haddad" show will run at 9:00 pm.

 Sunday May 26, 2024. The two main shows are scheduled to run alternatively at the top of the hour from 12:00 noon till the last show at 6:00 pm.

  • "Maysaloun Dance Group" show will run at the top of every ODD hour (but the last show is at 6:00 pm)
  • "ACCO Youth Dance Group" show will run at the top of every EVEN hour (last show at 4:00 pm)
  • "Singer Amir Andraoes" show will run at 5:00 pm.

Documentary: A documentary highlighting Lebanon history, culture and tourism and a bio about some Lebanese Legends will run between the shows.

Exhibits: Enjoy many colorful and informative displays of cultural posters, paintings, artizana, fashions, arts, crafts, and jewelry.

Arabic Calligraphy Booth: Visitors will get to learn about the history of the Lebanese Alphabet and get their names written in Arabic for FREE.

Arabian Setting Booth: Visitors can stop by for a FREE photo opportunity in Lebanese traditional costume.

"Gibran K. Gibran" Booth: Visitors can explore more about the Lebanese writer, poet, and philosopher Gibran, featuring his books both in Arabic and English, along with a selection of his artwork.

Kids' Fun Zone: Will include face painting, henna tattoo, mini games, and lots of fun throughout the festival weekend.

Cuisine: Lebanon is well known for its richness, healthfulness, and delicious cuisine, which is among the most varied and savory in the world. We cordially invite you to savor a selection of signature dishes including tabbouli, hummus, moutabal, vine leaf rolls, falafel, pastries, shawarma, shish tawouk, kafta and kibbeh. Also, enjoy our Lebanese sweets such as baklawa, maamoul, nammora, and sfoof.

Location: We are located at Mississauga Valley Community Centre - Rink at 1275 Mississauga Vly Blvd., Mississauga L5A 3R8.

Transportation: FREE Shuttle Ridership on all MiWay regularly scheduled bus routes and on special Carassauga buses connecting all the locations during the Festival’s operating hours. For full-size map of Carassauga's Shuttle Routes click this link: Festival Site Maps

Passports: $15 per person (13 yrs. and older) with unlimited visits to all Cultural Pavilions. FREE admission for Children 12 and under. To purchase passports, call 416-562-2991 or 416-455-6906.

The Carassauga Festival of Cultures brings thousands of people from diverse backgrounds, inviting them to immerse themselves in the richness of global cultures during this extraordinary three-day event. We encourage you to join our group in showcasing our beauty, warmth, and richness of our culture in every aspect possible.