5 things to do in Mississauga this weekend: Feb 24 to 26, 2023


Published February 24, 2023 at 4:02 pm

TGIF! Friday is finally here which means it’s time to figure out how to spend the weekend.

From winter activities to keep you active to checking out parks, trails and new restaurants, those looking for something to do in Mississauga have plenty of options.

So, without further ado, here are five things you can do this weekend (Feb. 24 to 26, 2023) in Mississauga.

Attend the Reptile Expo 

The Toronto Reptile Expo, which is Canada’s longest-running reptile event, is returning to Mississauga this weekend.

The event, which aims to bring together those that share a passion for keeping and breeding reptiles, will take place on Feb. 26, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the International Centre, Hall 5, located at 6900 Airport Rd.

This time with a Reptile Pass, attendees will also be able to check out the Canadian Plant Expo where they’ll be able to see unique and rare species of plants from all over the world.

Check out the 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships

The City of Mississauga will be hosting the 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships this weekend.

Mississauga will be the first Canadian city to host the championships, which will take place from Feb. 25 to 26 at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

The two-day event is set to welcome over 2,000 athletes from over 40 countries. Athletes including Canadian Olympic gold medallists and Paralympians will compete in the competition, which will include race categories such as 2,000-metre and 500-metre races.

Visit this pop-up at the Food District

Kumain Kitchen, which prides itself in showcasing Filipino flavours around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), will be at the Food District from now until Mar. 1, 2023.

Guests who visit the pop-up can expect to see various menu items such as classic desserts and dishes from around the world made with a Filipino twist.

Some of Kumain Kitchen’s menu items include its sinigang chicken sandwich, ube chicken waffle and fried chicken, fried chicken with gravy, chicken inasal, furikake boneless fried chicken and more.

Check out this Black History Month market

A Black History Month market will take place at the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga today (Feb. 24).

The free event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is being hosted by The New Youth Council, in partnership with the Museums of Mississauga and Mississauga Recreation.

The market is set to feature various vendors including Akachi Farms, Heroes of the World, Mia’s World Book Club with author Victoria Daley, OyES Education, ReLiv Organics, The Mississauga Soap Company and more and will provide attendees with the opportunity to shop from local Black-owned businesses.

Go for an outdoor skate

Skating is always an option on weekends, especially at Celebration Square, where you can skate on the City’s largest outdoor ice rink with friends or family. The ice rink is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

And, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to go skating somewhere else, the City also has over 30 natural rinks to choose from.

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