June 24 - June 25
50th Annual KW Multicultural Festival Set for June
The 50th Annual KW Multicultural Festival, one of the largest multicultural festivals in Ontario, will take place in Victoria Park on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday June 25th.
The Festival, which has grown significantly over the last fifty years, draws upwards of 50,000 people to downtown Kitchener and represents a significant opportunity for local artisans and craft vendors to showcase their work, for community groups to raise money by selling food from their traditional cultures and for dozens of community groups to perform music and dance from around the world.
Visitors to the Festival will have the opportunity to shop in the International Marketplace which features vendors representing arts and crafts from around the world, to eat at any (or all) of sixteen different food tents and trucks, check out local community groups and enjoy an afternoon and evening with their neighbours, friends and family. Kids can check out the TD Kids Tent where they can make a Canada 150 flag with volunteers from the KW Art Gallery and try out some musical instruments with members of the KW Symphony.
To help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, everyone is invited to join in a Canadian Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony as part of the Opening Ceremonies at 3PM on Saturday, June 24th.
This year will feature an hour-long free headline performance by Alysha Brilla and the Brilltones, Saturday June 24 at 7PM on the Main Stage in Victoria Park. Alysha Brilla is a local, Juno-nominated artist whose most recent album, Human, was released last year to critical acclaim.