2023, was the 15th Anniversary of the Mississauga Latin Festival! A festival that has had a significant impact on the Canadian community by promoting and celebrating our rich Latin culture. It was impressive to see how attendance at the festival has increased over the years, this year surpassing over 50,000 people for the entire weekend. This is a testament to the community's continued interest and appreciation for Latin culture.
The choice of Juan Manuel "La Linea" as the international guest artist was exciting. Juan Manuel, who came directly from the Dominican Republic, made the entire plaza dance to the rhythm of merengue, a musical genre appreciated throughout Latin America, and his performance made everyone in attendance enjoy it to the fullest.
This year we had over 100 vendors, including food vendors, artisans, and exhibitors, who offered a wide range of products and cultural experiences to enjoy.
The Art Gallery, coordinated by the "Casa Cultural Colombiana", highlighted the artistic talent of our Latin American artists who exhibited their beautiful works of art, giving us the opportunity to promote art and creativity.
It was a wonderful event where children, adults, and seniors enjoyed an entire weekend in a family atmosphere, the best of our Latin culture through music, art, dance, and delicious Latin American food.