International festival season has arrived and another major is heading our way. The Japan Festival Canada is considered the biggest Japanese cultural event in North America and it takes place in Mississauga in August.
The last in-person edition of the festival took place in 2019 and attracted around 90,000 attendees. This year, the event will celebrate the best of Japanese cuisine, culture, technology and heritage with a stacked lineup.
Visitors can expect to see traditional and modern performances, live pop music performances, and plenty of delicious Japanese food.
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There will be a food trail and a shopping area to explore with a multitude of vendors. Among them are Uncle Tetsu, Kinton Ramen, Kinka Izakaya, Neo Coffee Bar, Ryu’s Noodle Bar, Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes, and more.
When it comes to shopping, retailers like Oomomo, Cheese Garden, Cute City, Bun Studio, Pac West Kimono, Siamurai and more will have stalls to explore.
Many multicultural events await you this summer in Toronto, including Taste of India, Brazilian International Festival, Salsa on St. Clair, Caribbean Carnival, Festival Mixto and countless others.
And while you’re celebrating Japanese culture in Mississauga, you can head to Kariya Park just down the road from the festival, which is an authentic Japanese garden known for its beautiful flowers.
Japan Canada Festival
Where: Celebration Square, Mississauga
When: August 20-21, 2022