Belleville Waterfront Multicultural Festival begins Thursday

The Belleville Waterfront Multicultural Festival will be held starting on Thursday, Jul. 11 and continuing on until Sunday, Jul. 14, 2024 at West Zwick’s Park.

The decades-long tradition will feature many musical and gustatorial attractions from all over the world.

Here is a breakdown of the events taking place.

2024 Festival schedule and getting there

Thursday, July 11 4p.m. -11 p.m.

Friday, July 12 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, July 13 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, July 14 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Parking will be available for $5. There will also be free shuttle buses from the Downtown Terminal every half hour, from 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Daily attractions

Every day, the festival will include Taste The World, a food village open daily until 9 p.m. Cuisine will be available from Caribbean, India, Italy, Mexico, Tibet Philippines, Poland, Syria, and Thailand. Popups on the Bay, featuring Canada, Greece, Haiti, and Ukraine will be open through to 7 p.m.

The Food Village will also feature returning favourites like Beavertails, Burger Revolution, Squeezy Lemonade, Tropic Love, and The Pink Funnel.

Balloon art and face painting will be available at the Jalgua Peace Pavilion.

A vendor marketplace will be available, as will Daft’s Wandering Bar, a licensed refreshment area.

A midway by World’s Finest Shows will be open every day of the festival.

Other featured attractions

Thursday, July 11

Rock Climbing Wall

Friday, July 12

Rock Climbing Wall

Be Prepared Build-A-Fort

Paws Dog Training

Glanmore Games

Saturday, July 13

Be Prepared Build-A-Fort

Paws Dog Training

Family Space Kidzone

POQ Kidzone

Melissa Brant Hoop Zone

Trillium Alphorns

Buskers: Giraffe Family, Tallbeat Drummers, Stiltwalkers

Sunday, July 14

Be Prepared Build-A-Fort

Paws Dog Training

Zone Athletics Parkour

Buskers: Circus Zone

Performances on the OLG Bring Home The Win Mainstage

Thursday, July 11

5 p.m. – Welcome & Blessing

6 p.m. -7 p.m. -internationally acclaimed local Indigenous artist Jonathan Maracle

7:30 p.m. -9 p.m. – Teen Dance Party with DJ Scotty’s daughter!

Friday, July 12

The Decades of Waterfront performances begin at 1:00 pm, featuring Commodores Orchestra, Brian Legere Blues Project, The Dan Shaer Dance Band. Waterfront Rocks Again with Ed’s Garage & Friends from 7-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

It’s a Small World – Part I performances begin at 11:00 a.m. featuring Parade of Nations Hastings County Concert Band Neema Children’s Choir, Sounds of Mexico Sounds of the Philippines Sounds of South America, Sounds of the Caribbean The Band Destiny at 7:00 p.m., and Sounds of India DJ Rupinder from 9-10:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., York Lions Steel Drums will play at Daft’s Wandering Bar.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

It’s a Small World – Part II performances begin at 1:00 p.m. featuring Sounds of Italy, Sounds of Paris, Sounds of Ireland & Scotland, Seventh Town with Irish & Highland Dancers.