Join us and experience a range of international

music, dance, and foods


This year’s festival has a fantastic line up of international dance groups, an assortment of new East-Coast musical talent.

Highlights: Friday evening kick starts the festival with the World Drum of Peace, followed by Canada’s own pop sensation, Raghav Mathur. Saturday afternoon experience a Dance Extravaganza followed by new east coast sounds with Halifax’s Three Sheet and Afro Nova Musica. Join us on Sunday to witness the wonder of a Cultural Costumes Parade during the Closing Ceremonies.


Programming begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

This year’s Children’s Pavilion includes a Bed of Nails presented by the Discovery Centre, performances by Wee Giant Theatre, Rania the Halifax Mermaid, dance workshops in Flamenco, African and Persian styles, crafts and our world renowned children’s entertainer, Jake Chenier!


Open throughout the festival.

The Exhibition Pavilion features fascinating displays of artifacts from cultural groups, and merchandise for sale by small businesses, including a variety of international goods, handmade crafts, and artwork. Among the cultural associations that have taken part in the festival in the past are Taiwanese, Jewish, Chinese, German, Russian, Tamil, Vietnamese, Zimbabwean, Iranian, Portuguese, Turkish, Islamic, Ghanian, and African. Keep checking this site for details on which associations will be in the Pavilion this year!


Food will be served starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.Beer will be served starting at 4:00 p.m. Friday and 11:00 a.m. Saturday, and Sunday.

Included in the delectable selection of international foods at past festivals were Egyptian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Sri Lankan, Turkish, Iranian, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Zimbabwean, Filipino and Caribbean. Keep checking this site for details on what cultures you can get a taste of this year!