Festival of the Year: Toronto Fiesta Extravaganza & Mist Music Festival Unite

Two of the largest festivals in Ontario — the Toronto Fiesta Extravaganza and Mist Music Festival, have joined forces to create a BIGGER celebration!

The festival is set to take place on June 22-23, 2024 at Sheppard West Subway Station 1035 Sheppard Ave W, North York, ON. This collaboration marks a significant moment as both festivals merge their unique offerings to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the bilateral relations between Canada and the Philippines.

The Toronto Fiesta Extravaganza, known for its cultural showcases, culinary delights, and lively performances, has long been a staple in Toronto’s festival scene. This summer festival is a celebration of Filipino heritage and culture across Canada that promotes multicultural awareness and appreciation of Philippine heritage. Meanwhile, Mist Music Festival, originating in Niagara, has long been recognized for its stellar lineup of musical artists spanning various genres, attracting music enthusiasts.  from far and wide.

Von Canton, President & CEO of Philippine Extravaganza for Arts Culture and Heritage (PEACH), expressed his belief in the power of collaboration to create something truly spectacular.

“In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Canada and the Philippines, we collaborated with Mist Music Festival to create the festival of the year,” he stated.

This year, Mist Music Festival makes its grand debut in Toronto, bringing with it its signature blend of live music, immersive experiences, and captivating performances. Ana Cabansay, CEO & Founder of Philippine Canadian Music and Film Festival (PCMFF); Odi Cabansay, CMO& Co-Founder; and Dianne Cabansay, COO & Co-Founder of PCMFF are all enthusiastic with the opportunity to contribute to this historic event. Festival-goers can expect a stellar lineup featuring renowned artists alongside emerging talents from all around Canada, promising an exciting music festival.

Further, the Toronto Fiesta Extravaganza will infuse the celebration with its rich cultural heritage, showcasing the best of Filipino traditions. According to Philip Beloso, Director and Organizer of Toronto Fiesta Extravaganza, attendees will be immersed in a cultural extravaganza like never before. From colorful parades and traditional dances to delectable cuisines and artisanal crafts, now with the added excitement of Mist Music Festival’s artist lineup, this promises an unforgettable fusion of modern music and culture.

The decision to merge the two festivals not only amplifies the scale and scope of the event but also fosters unity and diversity within the community. By bringing together elements from both Canadian and Filipino cultures, the festival serves as a symbol of the strong bond shared between the two nations over the past 75 years.

As excitement builds for the Festival of the Year, organizers are working tirelessly to ensure a seamless and unforgettable experience for all. The Toronto Fiesta Extravaganza and Mist Music Festival collaboration promises to be a highlight of the summer, uniting people from all walks of life in a celebration of friendship, diversity, and shared heritage.