Huron Multicultural Festival kicks off summer this Canada Day Weekend!

May 22, 2024

Huron County, Ontario – The Huron Multicultural Festival is expanding.  This year the event will be held over two days with an exciting, ticketed event taking place in Courthouse Park in Goderich on Friday, June 28, gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale for an electrifying performance by renowned artists Digging Roots, winners of the 2023 Canadian JUNO Award for Contemporary Indigenous Group of the Year. Digging Roots breathes life into songs from their land, Turtle Island, to raise their voices in solidarity with a global chorus of Indigenous artists, activists, and change-makers. For over a decade, Digging Roots have traveled the world with a joyful message of resistance, celebrating Anishinaabe and Onkwehónwe traditions of round dance and interconnectedness. As Roots Music Canada says, the band is “… empowering and hopeful all at the same time.”

Opening for Digging Roots is Drives the Common Man, a Mi’kmaq singer, songwriter, producer/composer out of southern Ontario who gathered over 200k followers on the social app TikTok during the pandemic. Drives is a young artist on the rise. His passion for pop and rock creates a nostalgic blend of alternative pop.

Tickets for concert goers are available on Eventbrite for only $20 thanks to the generous support of the County of Huron’s Cultural Services, Economic Development and Local Immigration Partnership, as well as the Town of Goderich, Capital Power, Bruce Power, Ontario Lottery and Gaming, and McDonalds. This is a licensed event.

Huron Multicultural Festival’s vibrant celebration of diversity and culture continues Saturday, June 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Courthouse Park, Goderich, with a diverse array of free activities for attendees of all ages. The festival includes a stage show of music and dance from around the world, a global food court and marketplace, children’s activities, and licensed beer garden.

Performers taking the stage throughout the day include Ritmo y Café, Waterloo Kung Fu Academy Lion Dancers, Eagle Flight Singers & Dancers, and more! For a full listing of performers, and vendors, visit

“We are thrilled to celebrate the beauty of diversity and the power of unity in an inclusive and interactive Festival that celebrates the customs and traditions of Canada’s varied populations,” said Karen Stewart, Cultural Development Officer for the County of Huron. “Through music, dance, art, and food, we hope to foster understanding, respect, and appreciation for the many cultures that enrich our community.”

For more information, please visit or contact kstewart[at]huroncounty[dot]ca.


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)