Save the date, September 8th 2019.
This year's Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival will take place at Confederation Park on Sunday, September 8th 2019 at 11:30am-5:30pm! The Festival is a non-ticketed, family event that appeals to children, youth, adults and seniors. Festivities will include live performances, art workshops and plenty of different traditional dishes from countries all over the world. The vibrancy and richness of this event is vital in promoting and sustaining cultural and artistic activities in Kingston. Experience different tastes, arts and workshops!
This year we have 21 pavilions participating! We are so excited to announce our 3 NEW pavilions: Kenyan, Greek, and Turkish!
- Africa and the Caribbean
- Latin American
- First Nations
- India- ICKA
- India- Kingston Malayali Association
This year we have 7 FREE art workshops with local Kingston artists! Make sure to come to the festival and try your hand at:
Pillow Screen Printing with Barb Danielewski
Rock painting with Mansoureh Pourmasoud
Watercolour painting with Ella Gonzalez
Chinese painting with Pengyuan Wang & Arabic Calligraphy with Jamal Saeed
Learn how to dance the first few steps of the highland fling with Rob Roy Pipe Band
Ojos de Dios and Worry doll making with Yessica Rivera Belsham & Theo Paradis
The public are invited to try authentic flavours from around the world and take part in free cultural workshops. Showcasing the diversity of Kingston, local cultural groups representing China, Egypt, India, Syria, Poland, Africa and the Caribbean and Nepal, among many more, will be present. There will also be chances to purchase different products from local businesses, to participate in free workshops and to watch performances from both professional and local artists. Remesha Drums from Ottawa is back by popular demand to give the audience an experience to remember! Featured artists include performances by Latin American group Fussion Music, The Rob Pipe Band and Highland Dancers of Kingston, Kings DON Taiko and Haitian – Canadian musician Wesli, fresh off his Juno Award win for World Music Album of the Year (sponsored by the City of Kingston).
We would like to thank all of our 2019 sponsors, volunteers and partners! The festival would not be possible without their generous support.