Pan American Food & Music Festival

August 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – August 13, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PAFMF) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art.

The name of the Festival has been changed this year to include Music, reflecting the actual level of music programming presented alongside the culinary programs. The fifth annual PAFMF will be presented on August 12 to 13, 2017, with a programming focus on Canadian food and music in celebration of Canada 150.

This free event is presented annually in Toronto to reinforce the growing cultural identity shared among Canadians and the 40 other countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

The Festival is produced by ArtsXplosion, a non-profit cultural organization based in Toronto. ArtsXplosion has successfully delivered 4 editions of the Pan American Food Festival (PAFF), where the Americas showcased their incredible food diversity and cultural richness.

“Canada in Pan America: 41 countries celebrating together ” (CIPA) will be the new enhancement program of the fifth Pan American Food and Music Festival. More info here:

Opening Reception, Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm

This is Canada’s largest annual celebration of the diverse tastes and sounds from all regions of the Americas and the Caribbean. This year’s festival features Canada to honour its 150th birthday. The VIP Reception will feature 3 leading Canadian and 3 Latin and Caribbean chefs, and musical performances from all five featured countries in the festival’s history (Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia and Canada – see images attached for more details.)

This elegant and entertaining event is attended by 400 guests, including representatives from government, business leaders in the food industry (from restaurateurs to manufacturers and importers), Latin community leaders and members of the media. Confirmed speakers include Mayor John Tory and the Hon. Eleanor McMahon, Ontario Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport. Tickets are available to the public for $50 at Eventbrite or at the door. The ticket entitles each guest to free food from the six guest chefs, a spectacular show of international music and dance, and two complimentary beverages.

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