A Helpful Mississauga Canada Day Schedule
What are your plans this year for your Mississauga Canada Day celebrations? With a number of events happening from morning until night around town, you’ll be sure to be entertained and have plenty of options to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday in style. Here is the Mississauga Canada Day schedule:
Stores Open on Canada Day Mississauga
To make sure that you can plan ahead accordingly, it helps knowing what is open and closed on this National holiday in Mississauga.
Mississauga Municipal offices are closed. Most grocery stores, LCBO and Beer Stores are closed as well, so you will want to plan ahead to get your food and drink for your Canada Day celebrations. Most retail centres are closed as well. However, if you are in need of a little retail therapy, Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre will be open on Canada Day, observing holiday hours from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
You know it is going to be a party if it is being held in Celebration Square! This free, family-friendly event gets rolling at 2:00 p.m., rain or shine. It ends with a fireworks extravaganza once dark, ending around 10:30 p.m. You can check their Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date information regarding Mississauga Canada Day fireworks (i.e. weather, start time, etc.).
This event will be jam-packed with Canadian-themed entertainment, including the band Marianas Trench, singer/songwriter Logan Staats, country act Leaving Thomas and singer/producer Sickick. Lather up the sunscreen, get hydrated, put on your very festive red and white attire and get ready to party all afternoon and evening in Celebration Square, Mississauga Canada Day style.
Bradford West Gwillimbury
Nearby in Bradford, the party gets started at 4:00 p.m. at the Bradford District and Memorial Centre, located at 125 Simcoe St. This is family fun at its best, with a kid’s zone, photo booth, interactive juggling lessons, community booths, a BBQ fundraiser and ice cream treats for sale. Admission is free, and so is the entertainment and Airbrush Tattoos.
The entertainment lineup features something for everyone, including tribute bands, fire show, dance troupes and even a comedy show. Wear your red and white proudly and bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the finale to an excellent day. The Canada Day Mississauga fireworks are sure to be a stunning show!
Canada Day Together Festival
Attend the 4th annual Canada Day Together Festival, to be held from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Churchill Meadows Community Common. This free event is all about entertainment, with an impressive list of performers, artisans and artists.
Canadian star Victoria Duffield is the headliner along with numerous other singer/songwriters, like Saveria, Southdowns and Elyse Saunders. Also performing is child star Roberta Battaglia, who recently covered “Shallow” from “A Star is Born” to an impressed audience on City TV’s Breakfast Television.
The Kids Zone will keep the family entertained all day. There are pony rides and a petting zoo; get your face painted in red and white or get a henna tattoo; learn how to juggle; try the obstacle course or bouncy castles. There is a full lineup of carnival games (including a dunk tank) and a special visit from Princesses Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen.
There is a paintball area as well as a gaming RV. Participate in the "phone scavenger hunt." You can even post to social media at the event's special selfie spot.
The event concludes with Mississauga Canada Day fireworks at 10:00 p.m., set to music written and sung by well-known Canadian musicians, adding extra Canadian flair to the event.
Paint the Town Red!
Visit Port Credit to attend the Paint the Town Red on Canada Day event! This special Canada Day celebration includes a Canada Day parade (and who doesn’t love a parade?). The Hazel McCallion Canada Day Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. sharp and runs from Lakeshore Rd. to Stavebank Rd. to Wenonah Dr.
Following the parade is a cake cutting ceremony at La Villa Bakery (at Lakeshore Rd. and Wenonah Dr.). In Memorial Park, there will be a kids’ zone, with inflatables, superheroes, magic shows and all kinds of other fun kid activities!
Grownups can visit the Memorial Park beer tent that is open from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. There is a great lineup of live entertainment with a number of tribute bands (Neil Young, Tragically Hip, The Eagles and Tom Petty). The celebration winds up with a fireworks show around 10:15 p.m.
Cheers to good weather and a highly enjoyable Mississauga Canada Day celebration for all!