Here’s What’s Happening for Canada Day in Mississauga

Published June 13, 2018 at 6:44 pm


There’s no shortage of summer festivals in Mississauga, and one of the biggest events of the year is fast approaching. So crawl out of your igloo and harness your moose – Canada Day is just around the corner. 

Sunday July 1 is Canada’s 151st birthday this year, and there are a ton of fun things happening at Celebration Square from 2-10 p.m. to celebrate. 

From food, to live entertainment, to fireworks, and beyond, it’s all happening at city centre this year. 

What can you expect?

The entire event kicks off from 2-6 p.m. with Camp Canuck, an afternoon of family-friendly events and activities. 

Throughout the afternoon, the O’Canada stage will feature T. Dot Bangerz Brass and Rhythm Works, and there will be a mix stage featuring DJs and a Digital Looping Act. 

Of course, the fountain will be open for kids to enjoy and make a splash in.

Five epic photo booths will be available at the Moment Maker Photo Station for some Instagram-worthy snaps, so be sure you’re lookig photo fresh!

Here’s something awesome – a giant moose and a 10-foot origami beaver puppet are set to roam the Square all afternoon.

For all of the fairytale lovers, there will be superheroes hanging out at the Mississauga Fire Vintage Fire Truck and Peel Regional Police Vintage Fire Truck on Princess Royal Drive.

And the Art Gallery of Mississauga will be hoasting a poster-making workshop on Princess Royal Drive between the Civic Centre and the Living Arts Centre.

When you need a break from the outside world, you can scope out the Great Hall for face painting and crafts.

At 4:30 p.m., Mayor Bonnie Crombie will host the an Official Ceremony, and you can participate in a Canadian Citizenship reaffirmation oath – super patriotic.

Now, let’s talk about the big entertainment lineup for the evening. 

Headlining the event is the JUNO award-winning band with Mississauga roots, MAGIC!, best known for their hit “Rude”.

You can also expect singer-songwriter Allie X, world renowned Canadian scratch DJ Kid Koala, Mississauga pop band Valley, four-time JUNO nominee and reggae star Ammoye, and JUNO-winning Canadian folk artist William Prince to rock the main stage on Canada Day.

The entire event will be hosted by ET Canada’s Sangita Patel, Global News’ Antony Robart and Alan Carter and 640 Toronto’s Tasha Kheiriddin.

And house DJ #FirstBestFriends will be spinning all day long.

Of course, Canada Day is incomplete without an epic fireworks finale. 

This year, fireworks are happening at 10 p.m., presented by Tim Hortons.

Here are the details on road closures for the day:

Closed: July 1, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

  • Duke of York Boulevard from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to Prince of Wales Drive
  • City Centre Drive from Living Arts Drive to Mercer Street
  • Princess Royal Drive from Living Arts Drive to Duke of York Boulevard

Closed: July 1, 7-11:30 p.m.

  • Living Arts Drive from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to Prince of Wales Drive
  • Burnhamthorpe Road W. from Confederation Parkway to Hurontario Street
  • Kariya Gate from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to City Centre Drive (north-bound lanes only)
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