With 2017 being Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday, Mississauga has plenty of ways to celebrate throughout our beautiful city from Malton to Port Credit and many in between.
However you celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, whether it be through these exciting, fun-filled events or something on a smaller scale, Happy Birthday, Canada!
Join 100,000 of your friends to celebrate Canada’s 150th in the heart of Mississauga at Celebration Square! Inspired by new beginnings, the Canada 150 event tells the story of our city and celebrates what connects us. Hosted by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey and Global News’ Allan Carter, this year’s celebration will have you waving your flags and moving your feet as house DJ, Bambii spins all day long. Join Mayor Bonnie Crombie at the Official Ceremony and participate in the Canadian Citizenship reaffirmation oath. Make a big splash this Canada Day 150 at Camp Canuck presented by Toyota. They have something for families and kids of all ages from the interactive digital SESQUI Pavilion to make your own Sesquatch, or take in a unique VR Experience and the live performances at the True North Busker Stage. Don’t miss an incredible live concert across two stages with unforgettable performances from internationally renowned JUNO Award winner K’NAAN. Rounding out the line-up are award winning DJ Shub, the incredible Neon Dreams, Latin pop singer, Fito Blanko, a fusion tabla drummer, a bombastic brass band and everything in between. What better way to celebrate Canada 150 than with a full day of fun activities, a stage show and an epic fireworks finale, brought to you by Tim Hortons.
Where: Celebration Square
Paint The Town Red
This two-day event brings the excitement of Canada’s 150th to the waterfront in picturesque Port Credit.
Kicking off with the “Hazel McCallion Canada Day Parade” that starts in the East Village at 11:00 am sharp on Saturday, July 1st, crosses into the West Village and will have plenty of fantastic floats and cool convertible cars. There’s a plethora of entertainment, including local Juno nominee Sean Pinchin, The Mississauga Pops Orchestra, Barlow & Guests, Memphis 2 Motown and several others leading up to the 10:05 pm fireworks display.
Sunday’s exciting lineup includes Krista Blondin, Mucho DeNaro’s, Hotel California and many others.
Both days will feature plenty of vendors and activities to engage in.
This yearly tradition is great for families and friends to spend a day by our beautiful lakefront.
Where: Memorial Park, Port Credit
The Clarkson BIA is proud to present a Canada 150 Celebration on Saturday June 24th from 12 to 7pm. “Clarkson Village Live!” is not only celebrating Canada but the history of Clarkson Village. As the oldest village in Mississauga established in 1808 we have a lot to celebrate. Our “Clarkson Village Live!” event encourages visitors to dress in red & white and spend the day in Clarkson Village to Celebrate Canada 150. There will be many activities to enjoy such as Local Musicians and dancers performing along the street, an Antique Car Show, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Historical Displays, Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Clarkson Market featuring local products and services and a Charity Street Hockey Tournament with proceeds going to Armagh.
Proud Ward 2 Councilor Karen Ras says: "One of the things we don’t often take the time to do is celebrate our country and our neighbourhoods. This year, Canada marks its 150th anniversary of Confederation and the founding of our great nation. Join the celebration of everything that is truly Canadian in our community – our rich cultural diversity and heritage; our exceptional parks, trails and waterfront spaces; and Mississauga's commitment to excellence that makes great things happen. As we reflect on our past and look toward the future, I truly believe that Mississauga embodies the very best of what Canada has to offer. I would encourage everyone to join in our local Canada 150 celebrations which will surely be memorable in Mississauga! We invite everyone to join us in Celebrating Canada and Clarkson!"
Where: Clarkson Village
This exciting free event in Malton’s Westwood Square is made for family and friends to enjoy family-friendly entertainment, delicious food and an extraordinary fireworks display!
To help Canada celebrate its 150th Anniversary of Confederation, Malton is hosting its largest, most inclusive event to date!
This year, they have added an additional three hours of family friendly programming that includes more entertainment, new inflatables, trackless train rides, a vendor marketplace, more food and kids activities. Returning favourites like the Shiamak Dance Pack, Motown sounds of BluSouL and the steel drums of the Golden Harps will be back and topped off with a gorgeous and breathtaking fireworks display set to music.
Where: Westwood Square
The 2017 Canada Day Together Festival features a culturally-diverse line up of performers, artisans and experiences for all ages to enjoy! This year, the Together Festival is pulling out all the stops to put on a massive celebration in honour of our nation's 150th anniversary of confederation.
Randy Persaud will be the MC for an event that features Mississauga’s rising star Alessia Cohle, who has successfully been putting her own stamp on country music, Toronto-based R&B sensation JRDN, Mississauga’s rock trio, the Ballroom Babies, plus several other talented artist performances.
Also, a unique project, called "I Am Canada," will give local residents the chance to paint a 4-inch by 4-inch tile with words or pictures describing what Canada means to them.
There’s also a photo contest, a cultural fashion show and a historical reenactment to enjoy.
Where: Churchill Meadows Community Common 3340 McDowell Drive
The Living Arts Centre
The Living Arts Centre is hosting a fun-filled day of arts & crafts, food trucks, community stage performances, dance workshops, art demonstrations, film showings and much more!
Performers on the Community Stage include the Peel Aboriginal Network, The Ho family and Alli Mariie.
Live patio performances include The Mississauga Big Band, From Far and Wide (brought to you by Mississauga Music) and Our Way.
There's also a wonderful story telling experience that's not to be missed, Irish dancing along with dance workshops and a plethora of Studio Arts & Crafts, which include making finger puppets, copper relief leaf prints, creating your own moose antler headbands, a glass blowing and painting demonstration, plus much, much more!
Where: The Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive
Visit Streetsville as they celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, with festivities starting at 6pm on the Streetsville Village Square
Enjoy performances from The Mississauga Choral Society, The North & The Christian James Band. There's also a barbecue hosted by the Rotary Club, with free birthday cake being distributed by the Streetsville Lions. They'll have face painting, balloon clowns, carnival games, and lots of crafts at the square, all running from 6pm-9pm.
A flag raising ceremony will take place at the Square starting at 9:00pm, with a walking parade led by the Streetsville Pipes & Drums down to the Memorial Park for a performance by the Christian James Band and the RBC Fireworks Display at 10 pm, set to an all-Canadian soundtrack!
Come out and enjoy this free community event, which will definitely be a fun evening for the entire family!
Where: Streetsville Memorial Park & Streetsville Village Square