2019 Event Schedule

Saturday, August 31

9 AM
Vendor fair opens to public
1 PM
Paraders gather at Pier 21 Museum of Immigration
2 PM
Parade begins, leaving from Pier 21, travelling down Lower Water St.
2:50 PM
Parade ends at the main festival site, Salter Lot (1521 Lower Water St)
Remarks from Honourable Leo Glavine Minister for Communities Culture and Heritage
3 PM
Opening remarks from dignitaries and event organizers
4 PM
Live performances begin
9 PM
Performances end and vendor area closes for the day

Sunday, September 1

9 AM
Vendor fair opens to public
4 PM
Live performances begin
8:50 PM
Closing ceremonies and remarks
9 PM
Vendor area closes

Develop Nova Scotia in partnership with My Halifax Experience presents the 2019 Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture.

August 30, August 31 & September 1

On August 30, Halifax will come alive with a 3-day celebration of culture and diversity in our region. Starting with our premiere film festival, celebrating the filmography of immigrants in the Maritimes and beyond, the Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture then moves into a vibrant downtown parade on August 31. On September 1, join us on the waterfront to immerse yourself in the beautiful diversity Halifax has to offer! There will be exhibitors, vendors and performances of song and dance from around the world giving you a chance to immerse yourself the diversity of our region.

Film Festival

August 30

Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture 2019 will begin with our premiere day-long film festival, showcasing the talents of newcomer filmmakers from Nova Scotia and beyond.


August 31

A downtown parade of representatives from as many cultures as possible will kick off the next festivities. This parade is a way for as many communities as possible to come together and collaborate and acts to show that, as diverse as we are, we are united.

Concert & Festival

September 1

A day-long series of performances featuring musicians, dancers and other
talents from around the globe. Alongside the musical stage will be a wide variety of vendors, giving Halifax’s many cultures a chance to showcase and sell their crafts, food and art.

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