Top 5 Summer Festivals in Mississauga


Published May 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm


Summer weather is finally here as summer is half over. The heat was definitely here this weekend. Perhaps, if we’re all really good and pray very hard to the ancient summer deities, it will return once more to bless us with sunshine and days that get warmer than 20 degrees during festival days.

With a lot of great festivals behind us already here’s a rundown of some fun festivals we still have to look forward to for the rest of this summer in Mississauga:

5 – Mississauga Latin Festival

Happening July 25-26th at Celebrations Square come celebrate and enjoy Latin American arts, colours, flavours and rhythms. You can learn how to dance Salsa, Bachata, Zumba, Cumbia, practice your Spanish with the friendly and cheerful LATIN people, and enjoy delicious Latin American food at this fun-filled fiesta for the entire family!

4 – The TD Mosaic Festival

This massive South Asian Arts, Culture and Heritage Festival offers absolutely everything: food, visual arts, live performances, a film festival and tons of shopping opportunities. The festival kicks off Aug 6 and runs until Aug 15. There will be events at Celebration Square, the Living Arts Centre and Cineplex Square One. The event boasts the free Rock the Coliseum indie music festival, the Mississauga International South Asian Film Festival and a food festival (food vendors TBA). For more info, click here.

3 – SoundBites:  Concert & AwesTRUCK Food Truck Awards

Soundbites is a free one day event held at Mississauga’s Celebration Square that will highlight food, music and flicks on August 29. The festivities for Soundbites include a joint partnership between AwesTRUCK and Food Truck Eats to host one of the largest food truck events in Ontario. In addition to the food truck explosion, they will also have music. Last year they had the legendary American hip hop trio De La Soul and Mississauga’s first Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK). This year the vibe will be changed up and the line up has yet to be released. AwesTRUCK and Food Truck Eats have partnered up to bring Mississauga one of the largest food truck events in Ontario. It will include the third annual Ontario Food Truck Awards and a line up of 30 food trucks.

2 – The Port Credit Buskerfest

The 10th year of the Port Credit Buskerfest will happen this August 21-23. Now a three-day event with over 40 professional Buskers, 8 staging areas, 4 spectacular fire shows and lots of “surprise fly pitches” throughout Port Credit – not to mention the incredible  Finale on Sunday with every Busker performing one big show! Each year the world’s best street performers come to Port Credit and for just the drop of a coin in a hat the audiences are treated to some world-class talent. 

1) Ribfest

The biggest festival in Mississauga the Amacon Mississauga Rotary Ribfest will run from July 16-19 at Celebration Square.  The enormous pork-based festival will feature numerous vendors and live entertainment — and some of the rib aficionados will offer non-rib lovers chicken, salads, coleslaw, pizza, funnel cakes, bloomin’ onions and more. This event is cash only for the ribs, so be sure to bring some Benjamins (well, we can’t really call them that in Canada, but you know what I mean) so you can eat All The Foods. New for 2015 is the second level DJ stage that will have DJ’s spinning all night long!


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