Tamil Fest Scarborough’s largest festival runs from Aug 25 to 26

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Gary Anandasangaree Member of Parliament for Scarborough Rouge at last year's Tamil Fest celebrations in Toronto last year. (PMO Handout for lankareporter.com)

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The Fourth Annual Tamil Fest hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) will be taking place on Markham Road once again on Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26th. The largest Tamil street festival outside of the Indian subcontinent is expected once again to be Scarborough’s largest event attracting hundreds of thousands on the final weekend of August.

This year many local and international entertainers will be performing over two stages Hundreds of artists will perform a variety of traditional and modern fusion acts including a Diversity Hour where entertainment will be performed by professional artists from around the world. Each year festival organizers from the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), continue to expand on the extravagant displays of Tamil culture and cuisine while incorporating the city’s vast multiculturalism.

“Tamil Fest in its fourth year has become one of the best ways for people in Toronto to end their summer. We are proud that our culture is being celebrated in such a large scale in one of the world’s most ethnically diverse regions,” said Danton Thurairajah, Executive Director of Canadian Tamil Congress.

The free event attracts attendees from across the region, surrounding provinces, the USA and guests from the Indian Subcontinent. Event organizers will be announcing local and international headliners in the coming weeks.

The one kilometre stretch will host hundreds of local vendors, mouth-watering traditional Tamil delicacies, interactive children’s activities and fully mechanized amusement rides. For more information on the fourth annual event, visit: www.tamilfest.ca