Food truck festival hits town for Family Day weekend in Mississauga


Published February 13, 2024 at 1:24 pm

Family Day food truck festival at Mississauga Celebration Square

Nobody likes a long lineup, but at least one thing people seem willing to wait for is a tasty dish or two from a food truck.

Mississauga residents, and those from outside city borders, can get in line this coming weekend as a food truck festival takes over Celebration Square in the city’s downtown core on Saturday and Sunday.

Though the Family Day weekend food truck festival is slated for Feb. 17 and 18, a number of food trucks will also be at the square on Family Day, which falls on Monday.

From noon until 8 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, the food truck festival will invite visitors to get a sampling of various treats and dishes.

In addition to the food truck festival, an array of other events and activities is also planned over the three days, including musical movies and trivia on the big screens (Sing 2 will play both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. while School of Rock shows at 4 p.m.) and skating on the city’s largest outdoor ice rink.

“Family Day in downtown Mississauga celebrates music as the heartbeat of our community, from hands-on activities at Celebration Square to performances at Living Arts Centre that the whole family will enjoy,” City of Mississauga officials said in a news release. “Mississauga transforms into your own musical playground where you can drum, dance or skate to the beat.”

On Monday, the lineup includes several interactive musical performances, various play activities for kids, skating on the rink, games and live music inside the doors of city hall and, of course, the food trucks.

And all weekend long, heated patios will be available so visitors can keep warm while enjoying the food and festivities.

City officials note that on the Monday (Feb. 19), Princess Royal Drive will be closed from noon until 4 p.m. to ensure families can safely enjoy programming at both facilities.

(Cover photo: saugalive)

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