Mark Your Calendars!
July 29th, 30th and 31st - 2022
After two years of celebrating online events, we are back in person! Not only that, since our festival had a large and successful online audience, this year we will have a LIVE TRANSMISSION of the event, every hour, every day, all weekend, through our Mississauga Latin Festival website.
This year, our festival will be able to watch IN PERSON AND VIRTUALLY from anywhere in the world!
Each year, over 200 artists pass through the stage of the Mississauga Latin Festival providing a show of cultural diversity with the colourful display of costumes and contagious movements, and a variety of musical rhythms performed by the different bands and singers. The festival is proud to promote our local talent and to showcase the folkloric groups that show the traditions of the different geographical regions in Latin America, and they, in turn, preserve those traditional dances for future generations.
The Kid’s Zone is organized by three professional companies who specialize in children: Party Kids, Spanish 4 You, and Kiddo Magazine! The Kid’s zone features fun-filled activities for children that are physical, artistic, and interactive. For those who want to learn a few words or phrases in Spanish, there is an area coordinated by a Mississauga language school, which uses teaching material that is easy to learn.
Each year, the Mississauga Latin Festival opens its doors to Latin American artists, painters, and photographers who have the opportunity to exhibit their work, thus embellishing the festival with a colorful and high artistic demonstration. The Art Gallery of the Mississauga Latin Festival is coordinated by the Colombian Cultural House - Casa Cultural Colombiana.
One of the most important attractions at the Mississauga Latin Festival is the parade.
Every year the parade is headed by the Mississauga Mayor, Councillors from the area as well as Provincial and Federal representatives. Each year, Latin American countries are represented by delegations that put together a beautiful display of traditional costumes, musical groups with percussion, and wind instruments such as "Papayeras" and "Chirimias" that engage the audience and the dancers along the parade’s route. Throughout the years, the parade has welcomed participants from the other continents that want to have their country represented in the parade that has grown to be not only a Latin American parade but a parade of the cultures.