Here’s What You Need to Know About Mississauga’s Annual Ribfest


Summer is almost here, and you know what that means?

Ribfest is coming. 

This year marks the 16th year of this family-focused summertime event that is brought to the Mississauga area by two Rotary Clubs.

Ribfest hosts nine amazing ribbers selling mouth-watering, finger-licking BBQ beef and pork ribs and chicken. Attendees will also find several other diverse food and non-food vendors for everyone to enjoy.

Live entertainment is provided on the main stage, featuring a broad range of musical acts primarily focused on local talent. All the food, live entertainment and fun is complemented by a great selection of beer, wine, coolers, and more.

Since the start of Mississauga Ribfest, Rotary has donated more than $1.4 million to the wide variety of organizations. This year, the festival will be themed around “Community Wellness” initiatives that many people in Mississauga rely on. This includes support to the Trillium Health Partners, The Compass Food Bank and more.

Each year, some 300-450 generous souls sign up and turn out to help the Rotary Clubs raise thousands of dollars to go back to community support programs.

This year, Mississauga Ribfest will be hosted in Port Credit’s Memorial Park, which sits next to the Credit River. Prior to 2018, Ribfest’s were hosted in Celebration Square.

The festival moved from Celebration Square after a two-year pilot project that allowed festival organizers to ask attendees to pay a small entrance fee. Since the square is meant for unfettered (and free) public access, the city and organizers decided to move the event to Port Credit. 

But while it doesn’t look like Ribfest will move back to Celebration Square, we’re inviting readers to weigh in on their favourite Ribfest location by voting in the poll below

The festival will be running on July 12 from 11 am to 11 pm, July 13 from 11 am to 11 pm and July 14 from 11 am to 8 pm. The cost of admission is $2.00 per person or $5.00 for a family. This is the same for each day of the event.

Click here for more information on Mississauga Ribfest.

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