The Serbian Food Festival is an annual event that attracts thousands of people from different cultural backgrounds each year. The purpose of the festival is to open our doors to the region’s beautiful and diverse community and share a little taste of Serbia. With a focus on delicious foods, music, dancing and fun stuff for the kids, this event has been a huge success.
The opening ceremonies are the highlight of the first day where our local, provincial and federal dignitaries have an opportunity to address the guests. 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. Another very popular dish is the slow roasted pig or lamb. There are sweet and salty pastries, stuffed crepes and countless deserts. Seating can be found under cover in the forested area or under the sun in the middle of all the action. There is live music and dancing all day. Fun stuff for the kids includes a bouncy castle, face painting and an ice cream truck on site. 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 with a train of excited kids attached to him. 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. Make sure to include a visit to the festival as part of your plans for the weekend.