Participant Application

Thank you for your interest in participating in the first ever Mosaic Festival! We are welcoming parade participants, vendors and entertainers from all cultures to take part in this unique event on August 18.


Starting at Pier 21, the parade will travel down Lower Water Street and end at Salter Street. This is a short distance but because of set up, staggering of participants and a slow pace, please be prepared to walk for approximately 30-60 minutes.


When the parade ends, the party continues at Salter Lot, where a main stage will showcase multicultural entertainers. Vendors will be set up, offering their food, arts, crafts and activities. This is a family event, so we encourage goods and activities appropriate for children and adults.

Each participant will be approved by a committee.

A few guidelines to keep in mind:

  • If you wish to be an entertainer on stage, you will receive payment for this performance. You will be expected to provide a sample of your talent as part of the application process.
  • There will be an information session for all participants closer to the event to go over guidelines and answer any questions.
  • Parade participants must wear traditional cultural dress/costume. We welcome music and dancing. Floats are also welcome but must meet size restrictions. You are responsible for your float, music and sound equipment. There is no fee to be in the parade.
  • This opportunity is open to those wishing to sell food, crafts, art or any goods that promote and represent your culture. Food vendors must have a permit with HRM (not applicable to food trucks). There is a fee to be a vendor in the festival.