The season of international festivals has arrived and another major one is headed our way. Japan Festival Canada is said to be the largest Japanese cultural event in North America and it’s taking place in Mississauga this August.

The last in-person edition of the festival was held in 2019 and had about 90,000 attendees. This year, the event will celebrate the best of Japanese food, culture, technology, and heritage with a stacked lineup of programming.

Visitors can expect to see traditional and modern performances, live pop music performances, and plenty of delicious Japanese food.

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There will be a food trail and shopping area to explore with a multitude of vendors. Among them are Uncle Tetsu, Kinton Ramen, Kinka Izakaya, Neo Coffee Bar, Ryu’s Noodle Bar, Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes, and more.

As for shopping, retailers like Oomomo, Cheese Garden, Cute City, Bun Studio, Pac West Kimono, Siamurai, and more will have booths for you to explore.

There are many multicultural events to look forward to this summer in Toronto, including Taste of India, the International Brazilian Festival, Salsa on St. Clair, the Caribbean Carnival, Mixto Festival, and countless others.

And while you’re celebrating Japanese culture in Mississauga, you can make your way to Kariya Park just down the road from the festival, which is an authentic Japanese garden known for its gorgeous flowers.

Japan Festival Canada

Where: Celebration Square, Mississauga
When: August 20-21, 2022