Fireworks show will top off Canada Day party in downtown Mississauga


Published June 25, 2024 at 2:37 pm

Canada Day fireworks in Mississauga.

Mississauga is hosting a big birthday bash next Monday for both Canada and itself — and the party will be topped off by what organizers promise will be a dazzling fireworks show at Celebration Square in the downtown core.

“Put on your best red-and-white and head over to Celebration Square and the Living Arts Centre to celebrate Canada’s 157th birthday (and Mississauga’s 50th anniversary) in style,” City of Mississauga officials said in a news release. “Enjoy live entertainment that will have you grooving all night long, tasty food to curb your cravings and top off the night with a fireworks finale.”

The annual Canada Day celebration runs from 3 to 10:30 p.m. on July 1 and offers something for everyone, officials said. Admission is free.

Organizers say the Camp Canuck Kids Zone is back and “bigger than ever this year.” It runs from 3 to 7 p.m. and features a 25-foot rock climbing wall, face painting, CBC’s Jeremy and Jazzy live, a Mississauga 50th anniversary photo booth and various live performances on the main stage.

To help kick off evening festivities at 6 p.m., new Mississauga Mayor Carolyn Parrish will welcome those in attendance. She’ll be joined by members of city council and Mississauga’s newest poet laureate, Andrea Josic, who’ll make her debut by performing an original poem on the main stage.

Those who attend are also invited to re-confirm their Canadian citizenship through a reaffirmation oath reading.

Following the opening ceremony, musical performers will take to the stage until 10 p.m. The lineup is an all-Canadian group that includes TikTok sensation Crash Adams, R’n’B powerhouse Lu Kala and the soulful Zeina, organizers said.

The star attraction of the day, the grand finale fireworks, get underway at 10 p.m. and will continue for about 30 minutes.

The day and evening’s events will take place simultaneously between Celebration Square and the Living Arts Centre (3 to 7 p.m.).

Road closures in the area will be in effect the entire day and night.

For more details, visit the city’s website.

Other celebrations taking place across Mississauga on July 1 include the Churchill Meadows Canada Day Celebration, Malton Canada Day Celebration, Port Credit’s Paint the Town Red and the Streetsville Canada Day Celebration.

(Cover photo: City of Mississauga)

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