Multicultural Festival

Date - Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location - Aurora Town Park (49 Wells St.)

Food - Music - Dancing!

Join us for the kick off to Culture Days happening from September 23 to October 16 with Aurora’s Multicultural Festival in Town Park. There are a variety of free cultural activities during Culture Days which can be found on our Culture Days webpage.

What does culture mean to you? Explore and learn about the vibrant and multicultural Community in Aurora. Get ready for dazzling performance shows, food demos, Community Zones, and fun activities for the whole family! Focusing on celebrating our community's roots while embracing new cultures, lively music, traditional clothing and exceptional dancing from around the world, this event will take you on a one-of-a-kind cultural tour; all in one location, all in the same day.

Save the date for this amazing experience as you experience how other cultures celebrate song and dance with a fully-packed entertainment line-up.


Performance Schedule

Check out our amazing performance schedule for the day.

Performance Schedule
Performance Schedule
TimePerformance
10:10 a.m. Panwar Music and Dance Productions Inc. (South Asian) 
10:40 a.m. Flamenco Festival Dancers (Spanish) 
11:10 a.m. Ensemble “Topaz” (Iranian, Afghan)
11:35 a.m. ET (Mime)
11:50 a.m. Hips Don’t Lie (Brazilian) 
12:20 p.m. ET (Mime)
12:35 p.m. Norman Dance Company (Chinese)
1:05 p.m. Spice Island Performers (Caribbean) 
1:35 p.m. ET (Mime)
1:50 p.m. The Radosc-Joy Song and Dance Company (Polish)
2:20 p.m. Toronto Dance Life (France)
2:50 p.m. Nagata Shachu (Japanese Drumming)
3:20 p.m. Yavir (Ukranian)

Community Zone

Local Community Organizations

Enjoy an array of engaging family-friendly cultural activities to experience in-person. These activities are provided by local community organizations.

If you have any questions, please email Catarina Petta.

Local Community Organizations
  • Girls Inc of York Region
    • Take part in interactive activities that symbolize our principals of Smart, Strong and Bold.
  • Aurora Historical Society
    • Go back in time with historical objects and send out a postcard!
  • York Region Football Association
    • Test out your agility with this obstacle course featuring a tackling wheel, kicking net and more!
  • Brainy Games
  • Aurora Black Community
  • Aurora Sports Hall of Fame
    • Try out your skills at our cornhole!
  • Stem Minds
    • Come and learn about STEM tools, snap circuits and 3D printing.  
  • Aurora Cultural Centre
    • Bring out your creative side with portrait painting, an interactive art installation and a take home family activity.
  • Aurora Food Pantry
  • York Region Public Works
    • Spin our wheel for a chance to win one of our amazing prizes.
  • Aurora Minor Hockey League Association
    • Take your Shot at Canada's national sport.
  • Stars United
    • Get your chance to twirl with Stars United baton twirling demonstrations.
  • Town of Aurora Cultural Services
    • Cast your line and see what you can catch at our fishing pond.
  • Ontario Provincial Police
    • Get a chance to investigate a real-life police cruiser.
  • Aurora Family Martial Arts
    • Break a board with your own strength.

Stay Curious

Stay curious and check out these curated sites from around the world. The themes for your travels with us include outdoors, museums and landmarks.

Outdoor Explorations

A French Fairytale: The 12 Most Charming Villages in France
A French Fairytale
After looking through these charming villages in France, our favorite was Veules-les-Roses and here is more about it. Check these “must see” site to visit in Veules-les-Roses.
Things to Do in Veules-les-Roses
What was your favorite village in France from this collection?

Museum Explorations

Smithsonian – Natural Museum of Natural History
Now that you have looked at some charming villages in France, let’s do some exploring inside the Smithsonian and take in this 360 Virtual Tour.  Go at your pace, but keep a browser open as you will be inclined to further research some of this extraordinary exhibits.
National Museum of National History

The Vatican Museum
Ever wanted to see inside this historical and breathtaking landmark which is one that is globally known? Here’s your chance.
The Vatican Museum

The Louvre
Great advantage of visiting exquisite sites such as The Louvre is that your visit is never impeded by operating hours or renovations. You can visit when it is good for you.
The Louvre

Houston Zoo
Let’s tour outdoors throughout the Houston Zoo. A “must see” is the Gorilla Habitat cam and the Elephant Yard cam.
Houston Zoo

African Web Cams
Capture some of Africa’s natural beauty through these wildlife cams, where you will get to see captivating creatures in their natural habitat.
African Web Cams

Popular Landmarks

Eiffel Tower
Climb up 169 meters to the top of the Eiffel Tower for fascinating views of the Town of Paris.
Eiffel Tower

World’s Highest Peaks
Take a “peak” at some of the highest points in the world with these mountains views.
World's Highest Peaks

Tour Sydney Australia
When most people think of Australia, they tend to forget about the spectacular city centres. Here is your chance to look at Sydney, Australia home to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Watson Bay and more.
Sydney Australia

China - The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is one you will not want to miss take your virtual tour through this landmark, filled with culture and history.
The Forbidden City

Pyramids – Learning Guide
Here is your chance to visit the famous pyramids with this virtual learning guide of these historical masterpieces. 
Egyptian Pyramids

Machu Picchu – Learning Guide
Take a look at this lush landscape and amazing architecture with this learning guide on this mountain ridge.
Machu Picchu

The Peak – Hong Kong
This skyline is full of things to look at, with the mountains, bodies of water, and a cityscape. Take your virtual tour from up above and see what Hong Kong is all about!
Hong Kong

Catacombs of Paris
Uncover parts of Frances history through this virtual tour of the Catacombs de Paris.
Catacombs of Paris

Easter Island - Chile
A must see, this colourful landscape is filled with the famous Moai Statues. Get a chance to view these breathtaking views at sunset with this virtual tour.
Easter Island

Great Wall of China
Although the Great Wall of China was originally built for protection there are now so many other aspects to this landmark. With it now being considered one of the 7 wonders of the world. Take the time to immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind experience.
Great Wall of China


Aurora’s Culture Days Rally

Have you ever participated in a Car Rally? Now’s your chance to try a Culture Rally! Gather your family to explore Aurora and the cultural activities our community has to offer. Participate now until October 16 for your chance to win a prize. Those with the most points will have a chance to win a gift card from a local Aurora restaurant.

Aurora's Culture Days Rally

Aurora’s Cultural Days Rally ends on October 16, 2022. 

Get Started

  • Download the GooseChase app on a mobile device.
  • Create one account for each person that is participating in the Challenge/Rally (depending on what title it is). This means each person in the family should have their own account if they are participating separately.
  • Once you have an account, use this Game Code 47E6VR and you are ready to compete by completing as many missions as you can!

This GooseChase platform does require use of a cell phone. If you do not have a cell phone, you can still enjoy the game with this printable version of the activities.

Culture Days Rally


More Information and Contact

For more information, please call the Special Events line at 905-726-4762 or email Shelley Ware

Partial Funding Provided by

Province of Ontario logo

Thanks to our Event Sponsor

Chartwell retirement residences company logo

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