Plenty to do in Mississauga on Thanksgiving Day long weekend

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Published October 5, 2022 at 12:49 pm

For Mississauga residents looking to get out and about this Thanksgiving Day long weekend, there’s plenty to do across the city.

City of Mississauga officials say the welcome fall colours bring to mind thoughts of family and togetherness, “…but don’t hibernate just yet,” they add. “There are lots of great things to do this weekend.”

For one thing, they encourage people to visit any of the city’s parks and trails to get outside and enjoy the fall weather.

“Get inspired by watching the sunset across Lake Ontario from your choice of waterfront parks. While you’re there, stroll a portion of the Waterfront Trail that runs along the lake,” officials say. “Breathe in the fresh autumn air and take in the fall colours without the heat and mosquitoes of summer in one of the many Mississauga parks. Bring a blanket and a book, or invite your friends for a picnic. Don’t forget to get a permit if your group is more than 25 people.”

Looking for some fall produce and seasonal crafts? The City encourages people to catch the last of the season’s Lakeview Artisan Market and browse handcrafted, one-of-a-kind works on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Small Arms Inspection Building.

While there, officials add, people can visit the nearby Lakeview Farmers Market “…and pick up some treats for yourself or to share during your weekend celebrations.”

Also, the last Lions Farmers Market of the year takes place next Wednesday (Oct. 12) at Mississauga Celebration Square. Visitors can pick up farm-fresh foods, homemade preserves, baked goods, honey and a wide selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables.

If cooking up a feast at home, which is high on the list for most families this time of year, officials remind people to be safe.

“This time of year, there’s a lot of activity happening in the kitchen. Remember to keep fire safety top of mind by paying attention to what’s on the stove,” City officials say. “If you plan to celebrate around an open-air fire, make sure your fire is located far enough away from anything that could burn easily. Also, remember you can only set off fireworks on private properties on a select few holidays, and Thanksgiving weekend is not one of them. Fireworks are not allowed in public spaces like streets or parks unless you have a fireworks display permit.”

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