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.

Parade

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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2018 Event Schedule

10am
Vendor Fair open
2:00pm
Parade starts at Pier 21 Parking Lot and travels down Lower Water Street to performance and vendor area at Salter Lot
2:30pm
Welcome / Announcements
2:35pm
Opening Performance by Elsy Makhlouf
2:50pm
Remarks from Honourable Leo Glavine Minister for Communities Culture and Heritage
3:00pm
Performance by Hubert Francis
3:25pm
Performance by Bangladesh Community Association of Nova Scotia
3:50pm
Remarks Mayor Mike Savage
4:00pm
Performance by Korean Association of Nova Scotia Drum Group
4:30pm
Performance by Dancing Divas
4:50pm
Remarks by Honourable Lena Metlege Diab Minister of immigration and Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie
4:55pm
Performance by SMU Taiko
5:30pm
Chef's Corner Presentation
5:35pm
Performance by Jerri Brown
5:55pm
Performance by Filipino Association of Nova Scotia
6:20pm
Performance by Atlantic Kids - Bhangra Group
6:40pm
Performance by Arsoniste
7:00pm
Performance by Serpentine Studios
7:35pm
Performance by Diaga Irish Dance
8:00pm
Performance by Shan-E Punjab
8:15pm
Performance by East Coast Combat Hapkido
8:35pm
Vibeat Dance Studio

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