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The Kentville Multicultural Festival is a family-friendly annual event that celebrates the region’s cultural diversity and promotes social inclusion.


  • Promote and foster understanding of the diversity within Kings County and throughout the province;
  • Create an environment where all cultural groups in Kings County can celebrate and preserve their traditions;
  • Increase awareness of the cultural organizations in Kings County and throughout the province;
  • Promote tolerance and social inclusion as a core value in the Town of Kentville.



The Kentville Business Community (KBC) is a not-for-profit business development organization committed to support, promote, and grow the Kentville business community.

KBC has a dedicated events committee made up of volunteers from the local community to create and host events throughout the year. Every event put on by the KBC Events Committee is created to do two things: support the local community of businesses and; create a warm, safe, lively, and inviting environment.

In 2015, The Kentville Business Community was approached by a recent immigrant, Lynn Jin. She felt that Kentville needed to do a better job at celebrating the town’s diversity. Thus, a one-day Multicultural event was created.

The first event took place in Kentville’s Fire Hall at the end of summer. Hundreds of residents attended, so the following year was brought outdoors to the town’s Centre Square.

Now attended by over a thousand people, Kentville’s Multicultural Festival takes place in September each year and is organized by a diverse volunteer planning committee over the course of 9 months.