Guide to Oshawa’s Fiesta Week June 19 – 25, 2016

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Grab your Fiesta Week Passport and tour the world without leaving Oshawa!  Fiesta Week runs from June 19 to June 25, 2016, but what if you’ve never been to Fiesta before?  Here’s the scoop:

What it is Fiesta Week is organized by the Oshawa Folk Arts Council.  For the last 40 years, the OFAC, a non-profit organization that aids in sustaining and celebrating the cultural diversity and multicultural communities of Oshawa, has brought together over 15 local non-profit cultural groups (Pavilions) for a week-long family celebration across Oshawa.

How it works Buy a Fiesta Week Passport at any of the participating pavilions for $10 per adult or $5 per youth (under 13s are free!)  Once you have your passport, it becomes your entry ticket to all of the pavilions.  But take some cash when you head out, because food and drink at each pavilion is extra.

Food Leave the sandwiches at home, because at lunch many of the pavilions, including Ukrainian, Greek, Serbian, African, Italian, Filipino, Caribbean and French Canadian, open their doors to the hungry masses and offer plates of regional specialities at a reasonable price.  Check out the 2016 list of pavilions to find times and locations.

Shows  Most pavilions offer lively music and dance shows several times a day, and entrance is free with your Fiesta Passport.

Parties  There’s a reason many pavilions are open till the wee hours on Friday and Saturday – Fiesta Week is all about having fun!  But check which pavilions are open late before you head out: some close before 10 pm, while others will stay open till 2 am.

Do you love Fiesta Week?  Share your favourite memories, meals and experiences in the comments! 

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