Art, entertainment and games. This is another chance to be immersed in the Muslim culture of Toronto. You can talk with women wearing full face veils who will be tending stalls or just having fun. You can find out for yourself if they feel oppressed. You can support women entrepreneurs and find some marvelous henna-artists.
You can meet families having a happy time together and sample some unique popsicles. You can buy interesting clothes, jewellery, books and gifts and enjoy musicians and puppets. You should be able to ride a camel and your kids can play in the Celebration Square’s water fountain. You can learn about the Muslim faith and how to tie a flattering graceful hijab from a vendor.
This is a huge festival but I wouldn’t hesitate taking my four-year old grandson here. It is one of my favourites and for me and most other Torontonians, very exotic and interesting.
MuslimFest is at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga. Saturday 12-10:45pm and Sunday 12- 9:45pm: http://bit.ly/1nrNm9s.
Here are more pictures from last year’s MuslimFest.