The tenth Mississauga Italfest Begins Tonight at Celebration Sq.

Declan Finucane. By

Printed 12 August 2022 at 10:51 am

Named one among Ontario’s High 100 Festivals/Occasions a number of occasions over the previous decade, Mississauga Italfest returns to Celebration Sq. tonight and tomorrow (August 12-13) for everybody to get pleasure from.

Music festivals, comedians, performances and actions for youths, native culinary consultants showcasing their expertise, quite a few meals distributors, pasta- and watermelon-eating contests, soccer challenges, crafts and crafts, and extra are all on faucet as a result of The competition celebrates its tenth anniversary.

This weekend’s celebration on the in style Downtown Mississauga venue marks the return of reside performances and dialog after two years of digital festivals brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers of Italfest say this 12 months’s occasion guarantees to be higher—if not higher—than ever.

It begins tonight (August 12) with an onstage efficiency by “straight from Italy” personalities together with Pino Gioia, Tony Monaco, DJ Danny D, Joey and Armando.

Saturday night time performances embody Manuela Villa and rising star Roberta Battaglia.

Mississauga Italfest runs tonight (August 12) from 5 to 11 p.m., and the celebration resumes on Saturday for a full day and night time of actions lasting from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Admission to the competition is free.

“A number of the Finest Italy Experiences within the Coronary heart of Mississauga” is without doubt one of the themes of this 12 months’s occasion.

Organizers say that the Mississauga Italfest celebrates “the great thing about Italian heritage and tradition,” attracting 1000’s of tourists every year.

All kinds of cultural and family-oriented actions, entertaining native and worldwide expertise, a thriving “mercato” (market) and far more are all on the ticket this weekend.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie reminded folks within the metropolis council earlier this week that Italfest is in place for the subsequent two days.

“The Mississauga Italfest is a extremely anticipated competition, a jewel of our metropolis’s main summer time occasions and one which I’m extraordinarily proud to help,” Crombie is quoted as saying on the competition’s web site.

Subsequent weekend, August 20-21, Japan Competition Canada takes over Celebration Sq. as the biggest Japanese cultural occasion in North America, in keeping with the organizers.

(All photographs: Mississauga Italfest)

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