A celebration of music, wellness, culture and heritage!
Enjoy this family friendly festival at Black Creek’s North Property featuring:
- Live performances by international Reggae artists including Mighty Diamonds and Johnny Clark & Big Youth with appearances by Sampalue, Horace Martin, Carol Brown, Nana McLean, The Mighty Mystics, and Michie Mee
- Music by Jah Alone – Celebrity Sound with Scion Success from New York and DJ Boxer Joe
- MC: Queen Mother Moses from Atlanta
- Arts & Crafts Market Place
- Ital Food Vendors and Wellness Market
The Empress Walk
Kick off the festival by joining The Empress Walk to raise community awareness on better heart health for women. The Empress Walk begins at Driftwood Community Centre at 9:00 am with a stop at Black Creek Community Farm and ends at the festival grounds for a continuation of celebration of health and wellness and Rastafarian culture and music. Pre-registration is required.
For details and tickets visit the Rastafest website.
Rastafest is Canada’s largest celebration of Rastafarian heritage and culture. The festival is a multi-disciplined, family fun event highlighting different aspects of the Rastafari culture. The festival draws from the rich and diverse Rastafarian lifestyle, culture, and history. Black Creek Pioneer Village is pleased to partner with Rastafest Inc to bring Rastafest back to the Jane & Finch community.
Please note: This event takes place on Black Creek Pioneer Village’s North Property located at 7060 Jane Street, just north of Steeles Ave. There is no access to the event through the museum grounds.
Getting to Rastafest
This event takes place on Black Creek Pioneer Village’s North Property located at 7060 Jane St, just north of Steeles Ave. There is no access to the event through the museum grounds.
The best way to get to Rastafest is by TTC. The festival is only a short 8-minute walk from Highway 407 Subway Station or a 3-minute walk from the Jane and Steeles bus stop (Routes 35A, 35B or 935).
Parking is available just around the corner at the Black Creek Pioneer Village parking lot located at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, one block east of Jane St.