Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites


Award-winning summer festival goes on this weekend

Multicultural Summer Festival

Enlarge Image

Multicultural Summer Festival

Despite the ongoing and unexpected summer flood, one of Brandon's premiere cultural celebrations will go on as planned this weekend.

The fifth annual Multicultural Summer Festival will take place in Princess Park on Friday night and during the day Saturday.

The two-day summer festival is a celebration of cultural diversity, both locally and globally, and recently took home top honours in the "Partnership" category at the 2013 Tribute to Tourism Awards, which were held in Brandon in early June.

In receiving the award, the festival’s committee was recognized for its work to "cultivate the image of an inclusive and exciting city" that "inspires innovative and creative thinking people to want to make Brandon their home."

Among this year’s festival attractions include a Friday night kick-off featuring Ottentick Dance Group, Rastamils and more. Saturday includes a full afternoon and evening of music and dance including Combo Latino, Marco Castillo, Nathan, Island Vibe Dance and a variety of children’s activities.

Public participation in all performances and workshops are entirely free, while food and beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors on-site.

"Embracing and celebrating culture is the best way of building a cohesive and welcoming community, and the Brandon Summer Multicultural Festival is a great opportunity for everyone to share their culture in a friendly-family environment," said festival committee chair Jaime Chinchilla. "People from all over the world have come to live in Westman and this festivals highlights that diversity."

One of the many partner in this year’s Multicultural Summer Festival is the Brandon Global Market, located at 12th Street and Rosser Avenue, which will showcase even more local and multicultural vendors all within a few blocks of downtown Brandon.

More information on event programming and scheduling can be found on their Facebook page, under "Brandon Multicultural Summer Festival."

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun - Readers Choice Results
Why Not Minot?

Social Media