If you don’t have anything planned for May 24, 25, 26, and you’re looking for any sort of entertainment, head down to Carassauga. Arm yourself with a Carassauga passport, which is $10 in advance or $12 at the doors.
This year’s festivities will include an official parade of nations, followed by a flag dance, official remarks from dignitaries and sneak-peek performances from some of the pavilions. Canadian rock band Platinum Blonde will headline the opening ceremony.
Pavilions include India, Pakistan, Portugal, Africa along with a slew of other countries including Canada which can seem like a foreign country at Carassauga.
In addition to entertainment, pavilion visitors can enjoy a wide variety of ethnic food. A “Toonie Taste” experience offered at pavilions means that visitors can sample cuisines on small taster plates for just a toonie.
A Kids Zone will be set up at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre north parking lot. It will include various activities, arts and crafts, face painting, games, Midway rides and a chance to get a photo with Carassauga mascots Carra and Missi.
Last year’s festival over 400,000 visitors visited Carassauga over a three-day period, with 4,921 performers and 190 artisans.
Carassauga tends to be very popular among new immigrants in particular and Canadians who are foodies or simply like to experience something exotic and different. -CINEWS