With just a few weeks to go, the organizers of the Mosaic Festival are thrilled to announce the confirmed line-up of entertainers and performers at its inaugural event, Saturday, August 18 on the Halifax waterfront. Starting with a parade at 2 p.m. along Lower Water Street, the vibrant celebration of the city’s diversity will continue with a waterfront party at Salter Lot until 9 p.m.

On the main stage, starting at 3 p.m., audiences will enjoy performances by Jeri Brown, Elsy Makhlouf, Diaga Irish Dance, Atlantic Kids Bhangra Group, Korean Association of Nova Scotia Drum Group, Arsoniste, Shan-E-Punjab, The Filipino Association of Nova Scotia, Rush!: Bahamian Culture, Dancing Divas, SMU Taiko, Vibeat Dance Studio, East Coast Combat Hapkido, Serpentine Studios and Evolution Sounds. Descriptions and photos of each performer can be found here.

Along with the array of performers, some of the region’s leaders will be participating including Mayor Mike Savage, Minister of Immigration Lena Diab, Minister of Communities, Culture & Heritage Leo Glavine and several HRM Councillors.

Organized by the Halifax based immigration platform My Halifax Experience, the inaugural Mosaic Festival will break the mould of past multicultural festivals, wowing spectators and participants with a carnival-inspired display of colourful culture.

“We can’t wait to showcase the talent we have in this city,” says Ifeanyi Emesih, Founder of My Halifax Experience and Mosaic Festival. “So many cultures will be represented in the parade, on stage and in the vendors’ area. There will be singing, dancing, incredible food, vendors selling clothing, chocolate, jewellery, and more.”

The Mosaic Festival is supported by Develop Nova Scotia, Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Halifax Regional Municipality, Mix 96.5 FM, Downtown Dartmouth, Halifax Stanfield Airport, Garrison Brewery. More information and updates are available at www.mosaicfestival.ca.

About My Halifax Experience

Founded by Ifeanyi Emesih, My East Coast Experience is a multimedia partnership celebrating the similarities and differences of people choosing the East Coast of Canada as their new home. This venture includes online portals and a quarterly magazine that tells the stories – and shares the dreams – of new immigrants who have found success in this region, while encouraging others to stay in the Maritimes to pursue their own dreams.