5 things to do on March Break in Mississauga


Published March 13, 2023 at 9:48 am

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Living Arts Centre's Hammerson Hall. City of Mississauga photo

March Break is here which means it’s time to start planning out how to spend the week.

From spending time outdoors to a fun (and free!) festival taking place all around the city, the possibilities are endless when it comes to finding ways to stay busy with the family.

So, without further ado, here are five things to do on March Break in Mississauga this year.

Check out this unique festival 

Puppet Festival Mississauga, which was formerly known as the Bridges Festival, is an international festival of Puppetry and Animation presented by the Crane Creations Theatre Company.

The festival will take place all over the City of Mississauga over a seven-day period during March Break (Mar. 8 to 15, 2023).

This year, the community can expect exciting shows, engaging workshops and an informative exhibition all of which discover the art of puppetry.

Photo: Event’s website

Participate in these family-friendly activities 

The Mississauga Library will be offering several activities to keep families busy this March Break.

While the activities will vary by library branch, Mississauga Library will be offering opportunities for residents to learn about 3D printers, play board games, bring their little ones to baby and family storytimes, join a LEGO club and more.

The Mississauga Library will also be offering magic shows, science workshops, bucket drumming, an exotic animal show, crafts, a tween sewing machine introduction and more.

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Check out this light festival

Those who haven’t gotten a chance to check out this light, sound and multimedia festival called Illumi might be happy to know that the event will now remain open until the spring.

The event is located at 7174 Derrycrest Dr. and features more than 20 million lights separated into 14 universes. Each universe features music and its own theme, making it a fun and immersive experience for a date, family outing or even solo night out.

Have a dazzling date night in the GTA at illumi – The largest light, sound and multimedia show in the world

Check out these cool art displays

The City of Mississauga commissions and maintains a collection of permanent public art. For those who enjoy going on outdoor adventures and taking photos, this might be a fun (and free) activity to do this March Break. Public art often includes sculptures, monuments, and integrated artworks.

Residents are encouraged to check out the public art map to see the locations of artwork in public spaces throughout the city so they can plan out their adventures.

Photo: City of Mississauga

Go for an outdoor skate

Skating is another fun activity residents can do on March Break, especially at Celebration Square, where they 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.

While residents may be happy to know that it will remain open during March Break, the public is reminded that it will close for the season on Mar. 19.


Check out this maple syrup festival

Over the weekends of March Break, the Bradley Museum will offer various maple-themed activities for all ages including an opportunity to experience the process of making maple syrup, indulge in pancakes with real maple syrup and enjoy crafts and games.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Catch a live show

Catching a live performance at the Living Arts Centre (LAC) is always an option, especially during March Break.

Tickets are on sale now for various LAC performances including Lindsay EllCeltic Roots and Music of the Night: The Concert Tour.

Cheer on a local sports team

Those who enjoy cheering on local sports teams can do so for the Mississauga Steelheads or Raptors 905 at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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