Huge festival coming to a Mississauga mall this weekend

Published May 4, 2022 at 11:35 am

Get ready for a cultural celebration when Carassauga, the massively popular festival of cultures, is officially kicked off this weekend at Dixie Outlet Mall in Mississauga.

The outlet mall, located at the QEW and Dixie Road, will kick off Carassauga in style this Saturday (May 7) with a wild celebration of culture: A parade with representatives from 23 countries, special cultural performances, giveaways, and arts and crafts.

The event is completely free and will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Carassauga’s in-person festival will take place on May 28 and 29 for a full weekend of live performances, food from 23 different cultures around the world, and a variety of kids’ activities.

Pavilions are located in various cultural and recreation centres in Mississauga, giving visitors the opportunity to “travel the world” without leaving the city:

Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5500 Rose Cherry Place)

  • Rink 1 – Croatia, Poland, USA- State of Hawaii, Vietnam
  • Rink 2 – Iran, Iraq, Lebanon
  • Rink 3 – Cyprus, India, Mexico, Rep. of Korea
  • Rink 4 – China, Countries of Africa, Pakistan, Philippines

Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5600 Rose Cherry Place – Sportsplex)

  • Lobby – Canada, Ireland
  • Gym – Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Canadian Coptic Centre (1245 Eglinton Ave W)

  • Egypt

Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga (53 Queen ST. N)

  • Portugal

St. Sava Serbian Centre (2520 Dixie Road)

  • Serbia

Carassauga Festival is an incorporated non-profit volunteer community organization that has celebrated multiculturalism since 1986, and has since grown to become the largest multicultural festival in all of Canada.

Conveniently located at the QEW and Dixie Road, Dixie Outlet Mall is one of Mississauga’s best shopping centres for great deals (called #DixieDeals) at a wide variety of stores. Everything is here, from food to fashion to fun.

Keep up with all Dixie Outlet Mall news by visiting their website, Instagram and Facebook pages.