The most successful annual Muslim event in Canada is coming to an end this week with a special weekend of love, food, and entertainment in Mississauga.
The 19th annual MuslimFest (MFEST) will run from September 2-4. The free event will feature live performances, art exhibits and delicious food vendors.
“Over the past 19 years MuslimFest has become a must-attend event for Canadian Muslims throughout Ontario,” said Tariq Syed, Event Director of the Festival, Iqra.ca reported.
“We encourage people from all backgrounds to visit the festival as it provides Muslims with opportunities to share our culture with the broader community.
“We believe in education through the language of art, humor, and meaningful entertainment; something we feel can create new connections throughout our community,” he added.
Mississauga festival is the latest in a MuslimFest tour across Canada. The annual festival took place earlier in Brantford, Markham, London, Ottawa, and Edmonton.
Those attending the event will have the chance to browse and shop at many unique vendors over the weekend. They will also enjoy special art performances by Muslim musicians and performers.
Muslim Fest is an annual cultural festival that brings together Muslims from all over Canada and even across the globe.
It is one of Ontario’s top 100 festivals, and listed among the top 40 best festivals in North America by FlightNetwork.com.
Launched in 2004, Muslim Fest is a joint project of DawaNet and Sound Vision. Today, it is considered North America’s largest Muslim festival of its kind, attracting over 30,000 attendees annually.
In addition, the event has received various local and national recognition recently. This include the Best Social Media Campaign and Best Greening of Festival awards.