Mississauga festivals receive over $160K in provincial funding

A photo of volunteers from 2014’s MuslimFest in Mississauga

Five Mississauga festivals will each get a cut of the $19 million the province is doling out to more than 270 festivals and events happening across Ontario.

The Celebrate Ontario program provides grants to help the festivals enhance their programming and attract new audiences.

Here in Mississauga, the popular and long-running Carassauga Festival will receive $30,848 from the program. The three-day festival, now in its 30th year, opens on May 22 and features 28 pavilions hosting displays, presentations, entertainment, music, dancing, cuisine, games, fashion, art, theatre and film from various countries around the world.

The Halal Food Festival will receive $45,000. It runs May 30 and 31 at the International Centre in Malton.

MuslimFest will receive $40,055. It’s a celebration of the best in Muslim arts and entertainment and happens Aug. 1and 2 in Celebration Square.

The South Asian heritage festival Mosaic will receive $27,000. The festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, happens Aug. 15 and16 in Celebration Square.

Port Credit Busker Fest, which runs Aug. 21 and23 at various locations in Port Credit and sees street performers wowing the crowds, will receive $24,246.