#FridayFive: 2019 Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture

5 reasons to check out this year's festival of culture and diversity

The 2019 Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture takes place August 30-September 1.
The 2019 Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture takes place August 30-September 1.

The 2019 Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture celebrates culture and diversity with a three-day festival of film, dance, song, and more in Halifax over the Labour Day long-weekend. Here are five reasons we think you should check it out:

1. Film festival

This year’s Festival kicks off with the Mosaic Film Festival on August 30 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Filmmakers from Atlantic Canada and beyond share their experiences, journeys, and cultural identities.

2. Who doesn’t love a parade

Downtown comes alive on August 31 as cultural groups from around Halifax come together to showcase what makes them unique and demonstrate the diversity of the region. The parade kicks off at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and then travels down Lower Water Street to the Salter Lot on the waterfront.

3. Concert and festival

The Festival concludes on September 1 with a day-long celebration on the Halifax waterfront with performances of song, dance, and more from around the world. The concert will include performances from the likes of Colors of Africa, Sole Sisters, Flamenco en Rouge and many others. Along with the sights and sounds from around the world, the festival will also feature food and other vendors from across the globe.

4. A global experience without leaving home

The Festival is a great way to experience different cultures from right here in Halifax.

5. It’s free and family-friendly

The family-friendly festivities aren’t going to break the bank as the Festival is a free event.

The 2019 Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture takes place August 30-September 1. Visit mosaicfestival.ca for more information.