A taste of Multicultural Fest

Three days of diversity at its finest

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You may need a cold compress after reading this, because your summer festival fever will be in full tilt. This afternoon the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia launched the lineup for the 29th annual Multicultural Festival, offering eager attendees a little taste of what's to come later this month, along with the fest's and fitting theme—"Savour the Experience". And no doubt that won't be hard to do at during this sensory adventure that encourages us to celebrate diversity together, through arts and eats.

The weekend of June 21-23, the Halifax Seaport will once again host the colourful, flavourful, party, that brings dancing, singing, drumming, burlesque and hip hop—from the likes of Los Cobos, Arirang Korean Drum Team, Don Amero, The Caravan and Cabaret Serpentine — international eats and interactive food stations (showcasing authentic dishes from Cheelin to Song's to Portuguese barbeque to Que Tal Mexicano, Rocky's Filipino and way more) and a wide range of cultural exhibitors.

This year, the festival's re-imagined its layout, further embracing the open air market-style setting, allowing you to soak it all up at once, hopefully under some summer sun. There are some other exciting new additions, a Health and Wellness Pavilion is one of them. It'll boast professionals offering up expertise in nutrition, fitness, holistic healing and medicine, and major bonus? Free massages and mini manicures...for real. Also this year, thanks to Little Foot Yurts, all of the children's activities will take place in a sweet Mongolian-style yurt.

Let the countdown begin! For more information on performers, vendors and volunteering, or to pre-plan your meals that weekend like I have, check out multifest.ca.

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