The Guelph District Multicultural Festival is a free three-day event held at Riverside Park over a weekend in June. Sponsored by local businesses both large and small, the Festival allows community members to discover and share the tastes, sights, and sounds of the city’s diverse population. In 2017, we welcomed over 25,000 visitors.

Recognition from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Recognition from Premier Kathleen Wynne

Eligibility Criteria


Mission Statement:
The mission of GDMF is to produce for the people of Guelph & District and visitors to our City, a world-class, multicultural festival that will offer the viewing public an affordable and accessible multi-faceted cultural experience. It is the intention of GDMF to use this platform to generate cultural awareness of and significant funding for local community groups as well as foster economic development in Guelph and beyond.

Proud Partners

With funding by