Portugalo - Portuguese Heritage Inc. Board of Directors at Portugalo Fest 2023
Portugalo - Portuguese Heritage Inc. Board of Directors at Portugalo Fest 2023

Our History

Portugalo Fest emerged as a cultural phenomenon in the vibrant city of Mississauga, introducing itself to the world with an inaugural event in the year 2022. This festival, conceived and nurtured by Portugalo - Portuguese Heritage Inc., is more than just an event; it is a celebration of Portugal's illustrious heritage and the intricate tapestry of its cultural history.

Founded by Portugalo - Portuguese Heritage Inc., an organization driven by a profound passion for their Portuguese roots, the festival is a homage to the rich and colorful heritage of Portugal. The roots of this celebration delve deep into Portugal’s history, reaching back to the 1100’s. Its purpose is singular and compelling — to showcase and honor Portugal's cultural legacy, shaped by a complex interweaving of civilizations over the past millennia.

Portugalo Fest stands as a testament to the organizers' dedication to preserving and sharing Portuguese traditions. The festival offers a dazzling showcase of exceptional cuisine, folklore, talent, and the vast history that has molded this remarkable culture. Attendees are invited to immerse themselves in a dynamic, unique, and fun experience that encapsulates the diversity and beauty of Portuguese heritage.


In its inaugural year, Portugalo Fest exceeded expectations, delivering a cultural experience that left an indelible mark on its guests. The festival played host to a captivating lineup of both local and international artists, treating attendees to a mesmerizing free concert. As the music echoed through the night, some couldn't resist the urge to dance, making it a celebration that extended beyond the expected.

Portugalo Fest has become more than a cultural celebration; it's a bridge connecting the past and the present, a manifestation of the collective pride in Portuguese heritage, and an ongoing promise to continue sharing the beauty of this culture with the world.

Ready for a new adventure?

Portugalo Fest 2024 needs volunteers like you to make it unforgettable! Join us and dive into the excitement of one of Mississauga's liveliest festivals. Whether you're passionate about music, culture, or simply love lending a hand, there's a place for you here. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of something special. Sign up now and let's create memories together at Portugalo Fest 2024.

Our Venue

Mississauga Celebration Square is a dynamic outdoor venue located in the heart of downtown Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It serves as a hub for community gatherings, cultural events, festivals, and entertainment throughout the year.

Portugalo Fest is just one of the many exciting events that take place at Mississauga Celebration Square, showcasing the rich diversity of the city's cultural landscape. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, there's always something happening at Celebration Square to entertain and inspire.