Since 2017 the Multicultural Festival has been an annual event hosted by Pembroke Public Library. A celebration of diverse cultural food, entertainment and traditions, the event is an occasion for small business owners and newcomers to donate their best dishes, display their cultures, and make lasting connections.
2022 Multicultural Festival
Planning for our 2022 Multicultural Festival has begun! This year, to make the event bigger and better than ever, we will be hosting it at the Pembroke Waterfront Amphitheatre. The Festival will be an all-day event on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
In the morning we will have dance workshops for adults and seniors, followed by performances from local musicians. For the afternoon we will have children’s workshops and activities including a bouncy castle, henna tattoos, kite racing and more! Finally, the evening will be the live cultural performances in the Amphitheatre.
Throughout the day we will have local vendors and restaurants selling food, goods, and crafts of cultural significance. It is an event you won’t want to miss!
2021 Multicultural Festival
In 2021 Pembroke Public Library partnered with local businesses, artists and performers to deliver the Multicultural Festival virtually. Participants were encouraged to watch the video of cultural performances, and browse the online silent auction, while waiting for Library staff to deliver their pre-ordered meal. The event was a huge success, with 275 dishes gathered and 64 deliveries made in the course of 2 hours.
2019 Multicultural Festival
In 2019 Pembroke Public Library hosted its third annual Multicultural Festival at the Knights of Columbus hall in Pembroke. Members of the community gathered to watch live performances on the stage and to share culture and celebrate community with food, music, and entertainment.
2018 Multicultural Festival
In 2018 the library hosted the second annual Multicultural Festival at the Pembroke Senior’s Centre. Many people in attendance dressed up in cultural attire and sat together at shared tables to catch sight of the various performers. Attendees were encouraged to bring a cultural dish to share and the potluck dinner.
2017 Multicultural Festival
In 2017 the Multicultural Festival was held within the Library.