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Carassauga is an annual multicultural festival in Mississauga, Ontario. Carassauga is a three-day event occurring annually in May.

Funded in 1985, Carassauga features cultural pavilions representing different countries and cultures.


Carassauga is an incorporated non-profit volunteer community organization. The festival was developed in response to a challenge from former Mayor Hazel McCallion in 1985. Carassauga is meant to reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of Mississauga


The Carassauga Cultural Pavilions are located in cultural and recreation centres throughout Mississauga.

Each pavilion provide food, entertainment, art, historical displays and vendors that represent a different culture. Performances at the pavilions may include dance, music, singing, fashion shows, and plays. The pavilions also offer dance lessons, arts and crafts, and cooking demos.

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