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July 26, 2012


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Serbian Food Festival

Serbian Food FestivalThe Serbian Food Festival is an annual event attracting thousands of people from different cultural backgrounds. The purpose of the festival is to open the doors of the Serbian community to Waterloo Region and share a little taste of Serbia. With a focus on delicious foods, music, dancing and fun stuff for the kids, this event is a good one.

The opening ceremonies are the highlight of the first day where our local, provincial and federal dignitaries have an opportunity to kick things off with opening remarks. The Grand Opening is held in front of Kitchener City Hall on the Friday of the festival weekend. The main event is held on the corner of Fischer Hallman and Ottawa St. in Kitchener on the last Saturday and Sunday in July.

The menu consists mostly of fresh breads and delicious foods from the grill. A very popular dish is the slow roasted pig or lamb. There are sweet and salty pastries, stuffed crepes and numerous deserts. There is lots of seating available. There is live music and dancing all day. For the kids the fun includes a bouncy castle, face painting and an ice cream truck. You will also find an educational display inside the banquet hall where you can learn more about the Serbian culture.

Remember to keep your eyes open for Nole, the festival mascot. You’ll most likely find him dancing or surrounded by kids. Either way, make sure to stop him for a picture.

The Serbian Food Festival is one of KW’s largest outdoor dining experiences and a great way to experience a beautiful and different culture.

The 2012 Serbian Food Festival kicks off in front of Kitchener City Hall on Friday July 27th. The grills will be fired up between 4:00 to 9:00pm. The formal part of the opening ceremonies is between 5:30-6:30pm and consists of short speeches from political and Serbian dignitaries as well as some cultural song and dance. The rest of the evening is highlighted by live music, dancing, great food and a fantastic atmosphere. Don’t forget to say hi to Nole, the official Food Festival Mascot.

The party continues on Saturday and Sunday on the corner of Fischer Hallman & Ottawa St. Join one of KW’s largest outdoor dining experiences. Doors are open between 11:00am to 11:00pm. It’s here that you can sample the full menu. Grilled meats, roasted pig and lamb, sweet and salty pastry dishes, deserts, cold drinks and much more. It’s an amazing atmosphere with live music, dancing, lots of outdoor seating and fun stuff for the kids. Truly a great way to experience a different culture!


Where: Grand Opening – Kitchener City Hall

When: July 27th, 2012

Time: 4:00 – 9:00pm


Where: Trinity Hall – Corner of Fischer Hallman & Ottawa St

When: July 28th & 29th

Time: 11:00am to 11:00pm

For more information please visit website. 


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