Carassauga DRIVE-IN Festival of Cultures

Location: Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Doors: 4:30 pm | Show Time: 5:30 pm
Price: $20.00 per car (per show), a portion of the fees will be donated to Trillium Hospital

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Join Carassauga Festival of Cultures live, from the comfort of your own car, as they showcase a tremendous lineup of performances from local cultural groups and national recording artists on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 5:30pm.

Featuring: The Vietnamese Thu Thao Dance Group, The Mexicans Folk Ballet, Chinese Association of Mississauga Dance Group and Mississauga’s Rock n’ Roll sensation The Dreamboats.

Featuring 5 shows, 20 dance and musical performances and food trucks on site. What better way to showcase our cultures than by celebrating than with food and entertainment!

Additional Show Times:

Saturday Aug. 21st – Show 3
Gates: 8:30 pm | Show Time: 9:30 pm
Featuring: Mississauga’s Rock n’ Roll sensation The Dreamboats, Colombian Dance Company, Showzaco Artistic Productions – Brazilian Samba Dance and CMEA award winners for Top Soca Band in Canada – The Band Destiny

Sunday Aug. 22nd – Show 4
Gates: 3:00 pm | Show Time: 4:00 pm
Featuring: Fiddlestix – Ontario’s premier Fiddle Show, Lebanese Omry Events by Amir & Amin Andraos band and Zaffeh dance performance, The Hawaiian Pacific Magic Dance Group, Portuguese Band – Moda Nova

Sunday Aug. 22nd – Show 5
Gates: 7:00 pm | Show Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Juno Award winner – Liberty Silver, Peru Folklore Dance Group, Culture Philippines of Ontario dance performance and Kompot – Polish Canadian Rock Band.

Important Event Safety Information:

Carassauga Festival along with the Paramount Fine Foods Centre puts safety first. The event will take place at Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Parking Lot A1. All guests and staff are required to adhere to current Public Health and City of Mississauga guidelines regarding COVID-19 prevention in areas including:

  • Vehicle Spacing
  • Guests can bring lawn chairs to sit directly outside of your vehicle in your designated spot
  • Entering and Exiting Vehicles
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff
  • Mandatory mask by-law
  • Contactless Ticketing
  • Food Trucks (food handling protocols in place)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting (Port-o-Lets / Hand Sanitizer stations)
  • Event will proceed “rain or shine,” except during extreme weather conditions
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  • We hope you come, experience and celebrate Carassauga all done safely.
 General Rules and Event information:
  • Price: $20.00 per car (per show), a portion of the fees will be donated to Trillium Hospital
    • Admission is by car only
    • No walk-ins or stand-in.
    • Price covers all occupants in the car based on seat belts.
  • Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email, this email will contain your reservation.
  • Each reservation admits one standard passenger car, truck, or SUV (RV’s and limousines not permitted)
  • All cars must register for a ticketed show time, space is limited.
  • Reservation is not valid for multiple shows. (If you would like to attend more than 1 show you must purchase individual show tickets)
  • Maximum number of individuals in a vehicle cannot exceed seat belts, if there is an excess you will NOT be permitted entry
  • Gates will open 1 hour prior to your show time. All cars must be in their parking spot 15 minutes prior to show start time.
  • This is a timed event, if you arrive late or at the incorrect time slot, you may not be granted entry. Please check your ticket and arrive on time.
  • All guests will be subject to screening questions prior to entry
  • Upon entering the parking lot, you will be directed to your parking spot, by Staff.
  • Parking location is based on a first-come-first-serve basis and limited capacity. (Parking spaces are not reserved)
  • To park in a space next to family or friends you must meet up ahead of time and drive in together.
  • Venue staff will park vehicles in a fashion to achieve both physical distancing and stage or video screen visibility.
  • Due to vehicle height, over sized vehicles (SUVs, trucks, and vans) will be directed to park in a designated area in an effort not to obstruct the view of standard size vehicles.
  • Carassauga and PFFC staff reserves the right to relocate any vehicle as needed.
  • Guests must follow parking lot speed limits, cones and marked lanes.
  • No re-entry permitted
  • All attendees must remain in their vehicles at all times, unless visiting the restroom or a food truck. Face masks are required any time you are outside your vehicle.
  • Children should not be left unattended
  • Please use your emergency brake so that your lights do not go on if/when your car is running.
  • Sound will be broadcast through FM radio; the station frequency will be provided upon arrival
  • Guests must wait until the end of the show to depart the parking lot
  • Food truck selections will be made available prior to event for advance online ordering.
  • Do not bring alcohol.
  • We are not serving any alcohol.
  • Guests must adhere to all Carassauga Festival Inc. and Paramount Fine Foods Centre rules and policies, including all City of Mississauga by-laws
  • Carassauga and Paramount Fine Foods Centre staff reserve the right to move and/or eject any vehicle or patron who fail to follow safe distancing at the request of staff will be safely removed from the event. No refunds given.
  • The City of Mississauga, PFFC and Carassauga Festival Inc. are not responsible for any lost or stolen items
  • Events are subject to cancellation in cases of extreme weather
 Permitted Items:
  • Face masks, binoculars, cameras (no detachable lenses), plastic/metal water bottles, outside food & beverage – excluding alcohol , small soft-sided coolers, blankets, service animals, and lawn chairs to sit directly outside of your vehicle in your designated spot.
  • Alcohol, Narcotics, Weapons, Projectiles, Video or Audio Recording, Glass Containers, Large/Hard-sided Coolers, Flag Poles, Flags, Banners, Inflatables, Pets, Barbecues and Grills, Noisemaker, and Air Horns.

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