Balik Saya Sa Sauga!

The Filipino community in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, has always been known for its warm hospitality, strong sense of community, and deep cultural roots. For over a decade, the Philippine Festival Mississauga has been a cornerstone of this community, bringing together Filipinos from all over the Greater Toronto Area to celebrate their culture, heritage, and traditions. After last year’s successful return to a live celebration from years of covid lockdown, this year’s festival catchphrase, “Balik Saya Sa ‘Sauga,” perfectly encapsulates the festival’s mission of reuniting the Filipino community in Mississauga.

The catchphrase “Balik Saya Sa ‘Sauga” is a playful play on words that translates to “Return to Happiness in Mississauga.” It is a powerful call to action that encourages Filipinos to come together and celebrate their shared history, culture, and traditions. It is a reminder that no matter how far we may wander from our roots, we can always come back home to find happiness and fulfillment.


The Philippine Festival Mississauga is more than just a festival; it is a time for reconnection and renewal. It is a chance to reunite with old friends and make new ones. It is an opportunity to discover new aspects of Filipino culture and learn more about the customs and traditions that make us who we are.

The festival features a diverse range of activities and events that are sure to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. From cultural performances and workshops to delicious food and artisanal crafts, to various bands that play a wide variety of genres,  there is something for everyone to enjoy. It is a celebration of the unique blend of Spanish, American, and Asian influences that make Filipino culture so distinctive.The international celebrities that come to the event is a highlight of the festival, showcasing Filipino showbiz stars from back home.   

The food is another major draw of the festival. Filipino cuisine is known for its bold flavors and unique combinations of ingredients. At the festival, visitors can sample a variety of traditional dishes, including adobo, pancit, and lechon. There are also plenty of sweet treats, like halo-halo, turon and sapin-sapin, to satisfy your sweet tooth.

But perhaps the most important aspect of the Philippine Festival Mississauga is the sense of community it fosters. It is a time for Filipinos to come together and celebrate their shared heritage and culture. It is an opportunity to show pride in our roots and connect with others who share our values and beliefs.

In conclusion, “Balik Saya Sa ‘Sauga” is more than just a catchphrase; it is a rallying cry for the Filipino community in Mississauga. It is a reminder that no matter how far we may stray from our roots, we can always find our way back home to the happiness and fulfillment that comes with being part of a strong, vibrant community. So come and join us for a weekend of fun, food, and festivities, and experience the joy of Philippine Festival Mississauga’s “Balik Saya Sa ‘Sauga” at the Mississauga Celebration Square this July 15 and 16th 2023.

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A Celebration of Filipino Heritage and Cultural Diversity in Mississauga

The two days festival of Filipino food, music, arts and culture at the Mississauga’s Celebration Square! Now celebrating 12 years of fun and diversity in the west of Greater Toronto Area.



On stage at the Celebration Square Mississauga will be performers from local talents, cultural dance presentations from different ethnic communities, best bands in GTA and featuring an artist presented by TFC (The Filipino Channel)


Fun for All

A food & music festival with lots of great and fun things for everyone – children, young adults, adults and seniors from all backgrounds. A Kids Village with bouncy castles, face painting, crafts and games, Raptors 905 Basketball and  dozens of vendors serving sumptuous Filipino food dishes that the Philippines is known for.






(15 July 2023)

Full day of activities starting at 11AM

Come taste the best Filipino street food and desserts starting at 11:00 AM

11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Mississauga Celebration Square


(16 July 2023)

Full day of activities starting at 12PM

Come taste the best Filipino street food and desserts starting at 11:30 AM

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mississauga Celebration Square

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Philfest video highlights from Mississauga Celebration Square