The 2010 RBC Multicultural Festival

 The  RBC Multicultural Festival is the largest multicultural festival of its kind in Atlantic Canada. Join more than 20,000 visitors and over 500 performers July 2 – 4 for the 26th annual celebration of cultural diversity in Nova Scotia. Enjoy world music and dance shows, a delectable assortment of ethnic foods, the always-popular Children’s Pavilion, arts, crafts, workshops and cultural displays. The festival will also be providing a big screen for World Cup soccer this year – for those fans that just can’t miss a game! We invite you to be a part of this exciting event and gain a new understanding of the value that diverse cultures contribute to a vibrant and exciting Nova Scotia.


The festival takes place at a new venue in Halifax this year. From July 2nd to 4th, an open area near Pier 21 at the Halifax Seaport will be transformed into a spectacular platform for the RBC Multicultural Festival, where visitors, performers, vendors, exhibitors and festival volunteers alike will explore the diversity of cultures that shape and influence Nova Scotia. (map)


The festival has arranged for a shuttle bus to take festival-goers to and from the festival every half hour during festival hours, free of charge. The shuttle will stop at Upper Water and Duke (near the Halifax Ferry Terminal), Barrington and Duke (Scotia Square), Barrington and Spring Garden and the festival site on Marginal Road at the Halifax Seaport (near Pier 21). Metro Transit’s FRED bus (Free Rides Everywhere Downtown) will also be running July 3rd and 4th

from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a stop at Pier 21 opposite the festival site (Thanks to the Downtown Halifax Business Commission for FRED).

Produced by MANS, the 2010 multicultural festival is brought to you by the Royal Bank of Canada and presented by the Halifax Seaport. It is also sponsored by many businesses and supported by government, local groups and communities. The RBC Multicultural Festival celebrates the radiance and diversity of Nova Scotia and has been growing every year since its inception 26 years ago.