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ITALFEST is Mississauga’s first and premier Italian festival. Named one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario since its inaugural year in 2013, ITALFEST takes place annually in August and is a free event celebrating the beauty of Italian music, heritage and culture. Welcoming 2023 after a record-breaking attendance in 2022, ITALFEST will be celebrating its milestone 10th Anniversary this year at Mississauga’s Celebration Square. 

Attendees can look forward to delicious food and crafts from a variety of vendors and artisans, cultural and family-oriented activities, entertainment from local and international talent, a thriving “mercato” (market) and more. The festival spotlights a community rich in heritage, entertainment, culinary delights, family fun and diversity in Ontario.

Direct from Italy, Pino Gioia will host the live-on-air annual Z103.5 Dance Party on Friday featuring Elissa Music, Armando Music, Joee De Simone and DJ Danny D spinning his magic under the stars, emceed by the hilarious and Canadian-Italian Frank Spadone. Saturday is a full day of local and international artists from Michael Occhipinti and The Sicilian Project, Pasta and Watermelon eating contests, Celebrity Chefs, and direct from Italy i mediterranea, Robert Dimeo, Voci Grande ft. Charles Di Raimondo and Elisa Rose; and direct from Italy, international singer and headliner direct from Italy, SANDRO GIACOBBE!

ITALFEST 2023, Toronto Events

Be sure to visit the KidsZone filled with lots of fun activities and entertainment for the little ones, including face painting, arts and crafts, giant Lego, Dan the Music Man, Miss T the Bubble Queen and more! MISSISSAUGAITALFEST.COM.

Categories: Festival

Mississauga Celebration Square

300 City Centre Dr
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C1


Friday August 11, 2023 – Saturday August 12, 2023