Mississauga-Brampton Ontario's Festivals Listing information, listings and links

Folks living in Mississauga, Brampton, the Peel Region & Orangeville (and those visiting) love festivals, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. Throughout the year, over 100 different festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups. There's no better way to enjoy yourself than to take in a festival. To view festivals in other areas of the GTA, use the >>JUMP tab above.

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Mayor's New Year Levee

Jan 1

Celebrate the beginning of the New Year at Mississauga's Civic Centre. Enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides, face painting, hot chocolate and live entertainment. From 2 - 4 pm Mississauga Civic Centre

Brampton's Winter Festival

early Feb

Enjoy a winter day with us ... skiing, snowboarding, tubing, paint the maze, dog sleds, skating, games, fire pits and marshmallows, live entertainment and other fun family things to do outdoors. weather and conditions permitting Chinguacousy Park

Winter WingDingInChing

early Feb

Enjoy the great outdoors at Brampton's Winter Festival. Come and join a day of family fun. There will be snowboarding, tubing, ice sculpting, dog show, entertainment, hay wagon rides and lots more! Chinguacousy Park, Brampton 905-458-6555

Peel Regional Historical Fair

late Apr

Students research Canadian heroes, legends, milestones, and achievements - and proudly present their stories at a public exhibition. Free admission Mississauga Civic Centre

Peel Music Festival

April & May

Peel Music Festival (not-for-profit organization, run by volunteer music teachers) offers competitive adjudication to young performers (solo instrumental music, musical ensembles, performers in related art forms such as vocal, musical theatre and speech arts). various locations throughout Mississauga and Brampton 647-282-7335

Good Food Festival & Market

end Apr

Canada's largest weekend-long celebration of food and home cooking. Hundreds of samples & over 150 free cooking lessons. Held since 1992.Admission fee. International Centre, (416) 762-6547

Mississauga International Children's Festival

mid May

Living Arts Centre, the Civic Square and Central Library 905-272-3780

Mississauga Marathon

mid May

A beautiful run passing by much of Mississauga’s beauty. The point to point course is a fast net downhill, starting at Mississauga City Hall, heads west across the Credit River to Mississauga Road and then travels south for a beautiful stretch past the University of Toronto’s Mississauga Campus, Mississauga Golf and Country Club, and continues through some of Mississauga’s most beautiful residential neighbourhoods, winding along the scenic Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail to finish at Lakefront Promenade Park. Mississauga Valley Community Centre 905-949-2931 Mississauga Valley Community Centre 905-949-2931

Anime North

late May

Anime North is a non-profit, fan-run anime convention, held every year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its major events include a Masquerade, Dealer's Room, Artist Alley, Guest of Honor presentations, Gaming (Video and RPG), Panel Discussions, Video Presentation, Contests, and Dances. The convention is hosted at both the Toronto Congress Centre and the adjacent Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, near the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Usually held on or after Victoria Day weekend. Toronto Congress Center. 650 Dixon Rd

Carassauga Festival of Culture

late May

The sights, sounds & flavours of over 40 countries. This annual three-day family event spans 20 operating hours and is scheduled during the last weekend in May. Pavilions featuring a wide variety of activities depicting many cultures are showcased in public buildings throughout the city. Each pavilion represents a different country, and is operated by a local volunteer ethno-cultural organization. Ride Free On Mississauga Transit during Carassauga hours only various locations around Mississauga 905-615-3010

Spring Fling in Ching

late May

There will be lots to see and do at Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park on the Victoria Day Weekend. Amusement Rides, great family entertainment, BMX/Skateboard competitions and more! Chinguacousy Park, Brampton 905-458-6555

Streetsville Founders Bread and Honey Festival

early June

Streetsville unites for a carnival, parade and family activities. The focal point of this festival is tasting the gooey richness of bread and honey. The theme of Bread & Honey originated from commerce in the community. Timothy Street established the first flour mill in the area; there are two well-known mills here today -Kraft Canada and ADM Milling Ltd. And with many small apiaries existing locally at the time, it was a natural to add honey. Each year at the Festival, everyone enjoys bread that is baked specially by the milling companies and generously coated with local honey. Started in 1973. Streetsville Memorial Park 905-816-1640

Doors Open Brampton

early June

Discover Brampton's hidden heritage, architectural and cultural treasures, some not normally open to the general public. Various locations throughout Brampton 905-791-4055

Kalayaan Philippine Cultural Festival

mid June

A cultural festival showcasing the best in Philippine culture, featuring folk dances, music food and art. Mississauga Valley Community Centre 905-602-0923

Mississauga Waterfront Festival

late June

Exciting Award winning annual festival features top name performers, carnival vendors, licensed area, children's village, petting zoo, climbing wall, great food and more. Memorial Park, Port Credit 905-891-0002

Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga

late June

Mosaic has now become the largest free private festival of the western GTA and one of the largest South Asian festivals of GTA. Mosaic is built upon the rich and vibrant heritage and culture of South Asia. The 2008 festival showcased more than 140 performers in 36 acts Mississauga's Civic Square 416-660-2464

Toronto Ribfest

End June

Toronto Ribfest is the largest Canada Day celebration. This popular event attracts over 100,000 visitors who come to enjoy the succulent ribs from international ribbers, live entertainment, crafts and beers tents. Children are delighted with candy floss, carnival rides, the climbing wall and pony rides. On Canada Day, a lively fireworks display celebrates Canada's birthday at dusk Centennial Park 416-255-5581

Mississauga Waterfront Festival

mid June

Exciting three day affordable, family festival on the waterfront Port Credit Memorial Park 905-891-0002

Flower City Parade

late June

Onlookers of this revived parade enjoy professional marching bands, colourful floral floats, and acrobats parading down Main Street in downtown Brampton! Downtown Brampton 905-874-3956

Professor's Lake Beach Party

late June

Kick off to the summer season, with a variety of games and activities. Regular Admission Rates apply. Professor's Lake, Brampton 905-791-7751

Streetsville Founders Bread and Honey Festival

early June

Streetsville unites for a carnival, parade and family activities. The focal point of this festival is tasting the gooey richness of bread and honey. The theme of Bread & Honey originated from commerce in the community. Timothy Street established the first flour mill in the area; there are two well-known mills here today -Kraft Canada and ADM Milling Ltd. And with many small apiaries existing locally at the time, it was a natural to add honey. Each year at the Festival, everyone enjoys bread that is baked specially by the milling companies and generously coated with local honey. Started in 1973. Streetsville Memorial Park 905-816-1640

Canada Day Celebrations

July 1

Celebrate Canada's heritage, Live entertainment, legion march, cake cutting, fun activities. Fireworks at 10 pm. Free admission, cost for parking. Chinguacousy Park , Brampton 905-458-6555z124

Canada Day

July 1

The festivities kick-off at noon with birthday cake for all attendees. Locals spend the afternoon enjoying great entertainment including popular bands and musicians. Each year there are many other attractions for the whole family. You can also join the Village of Streetsville for fun and fireworks in the evening; or you can paint the town red in Port Credit! Streetsville, Port Credit

Malton Community Festival

early July

Highlights include entertainment, children's activities, BBQ, community displays, youth talent show and much more! Free admission. Since 1976. Malton Community Centre, Malton

Mississauga Independent Film Festival


Filmmaker-friendly festival. Modest submission fees encourages local talent, holding workshops with industry leaders, and keeping the festival competition all-Canadian are just some of the ways that MIFF is helping the burgeoning digital indie movement help raise the bar for what the world expects from Canadian film.

Can Sikh Festival

mid July

Soccer, kabaddi, track and field, basketball, volleyball and food. Free admission. Wildwood Park 416-716-2568

Mississauga Rotary Ribfest

mid July

An annual Family ribfest full of great food, beverages atended by over 10,000 people. Living Arts Centre, adjacent to Square One 416-255-1167

Mississauga Chinese Arts

late July

Showcasing the very best in Chinese culture, featuring music, dance, martial arts, lion and dragon dance, feng shui, fashion show, games for all ages, and delicious Chinese cuisine! Civic Centre & Library Squares, City of Mississauga 905-828-6800,

Inspirational Music in the Park

July & August

Variety of musical styles each Tuesday evening in July. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free admission Gage Park, Brampton 905-495-0816

Investors Group Thursday Night Concert Series

July & August

Variety of musical styles each Thursday evening in July. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free admission Gage Park, Brampton

Shakespeare in the Square

July & August

Productions in the Rose Theatre Studio and Main State present Shakespeare in Garden Square, Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show. Pay what you can. Garden Square, Brampton 905-874-2800

Sunset Concert Series

July & August

Weekly outdoor concerts over the summer Port Credit Memorial Park 905-896-5314


mid July

Carabram is a multicultural festival with many great pavilions (16 last year), each dedicated to the presentation, development and promotion of the diverse ethnic cultural heritage of Brampton. Passport fee gets admission to all pavilions. various venues around Brampton. various venues around Brampton 416-452-4917

Savannah festival of Rhythms

late July

Live music by international and local artists from R&B to Raggae, to Latin rhythms performed on indoor and outdoor stages. Also enjoy exotic foods, arts and crafts. Garden Square & Rose Theatre, Brampton 416-461-5255

Brampton Folk Festival

late July

Enjoy the Beer Tent, Children's Entertainment, Children's Craft-Making, Craft Show and Sale, Door Prizes, All Day Concerts, Kick-off Concert, Special Friday Evening Concert, Goddess Festival - Women in Song, Farmers' Market, Open Stage. Wellington St. will be closed all day for the Folk Festival. Gage Park & Wellington St, Brampton

Savannah Festival of Rhythms

mid July

This cultural festival brings together a lively mix of music featuring top R & B and Blues performers, visual arts, international cuisine and more Garden Squre & Rose Theatre, Brampton 416-461-5255

Sunrise Sunset

early Aug

Celvbrating Treaty 13A, Anishinabeg signed in1805 and the First Nation peoples who once called this area home. Sacred Sunrise Ceremony, Traditional Pow Wow, Lacrosse, Marketplace and more. J.C. Saddington Park, Port Credit

Brampton's Summer Festival (formerly NittyGrittyBramaChingWIngDing)

early August

Amusement rides, live entertainment, horse show, dog show, vendors, and 9:30 pm fireworks. Free Admission, paid parking. Chinguacousy Park, Brampton 905-458-6555x124

Muslim Fest

early August

Annual Festival Celebrating the Best in Muslim Art & Entertainment. It brings together a pool of talented professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, activists, and volunteers to craft the first of its kind festival in Canadian Muslim history. Mississauga City Centre Square

Flower City Street Festival

mid Aug

Come out and experience the best of Downtown Brampton. There will be an artist’s alley, food, music and dance performances. This evening will be fun for the whole family. Garden Square, Brampton 905-874-3426

Wacky Boat Day

late August

See a variety of wacky boat competitions on the lake, include a paddleboat tug-of-war. Professor's Lake, Brampton 905-791-7751

New Credit Three Fires Pow Wow

end Aug

interactive all-day bus tour, leaving from The Grange. of the New Credit Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow. Crafts, food vendors and a traditional Pow Wow, hosted by Mississaugas of the New Credit. An experience of a lifetime! Admission ticket includes bus transportation and entrance to Pow Wow. Departs from The Grange 905-828-8411

Month of Photography


The festival aims to expand the understanding and appreciation of photography as an artistic medium - developing new and emerging artists, promoting established artists, uniting the arts with the public, and promoting the awareness of curated shows within the community. Galleries around Mississauga & Brampton

Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival


This three-day festival takes place in September and welcomes local and international jazz and blues musicians. A variety of venues and bars host the events. Lakeshore Road is opened to foot traffic for the event finale. Port Credit 905-271-9449

Fall Festival

late Sept

Enjoy the lovely rustic setting of historic gardens and buildings, including Bradley House (1830s), and the Log Cabin at Bradley Museum. Three stages showcase non-stop Folk Music. Displays & activities from over twenty different environmental organizations provide ideas for “living green”. Horse & wagon rides through the park, historic demonstrations, and great food round off the day! Admission $2 or free with the donation of non-perishable food for Compass Food Bank. Bradley Museum

Brampton Fall Fair

mid Sept

Annual agricultural fair, with lots of family activities including livestock competitions, horse shows, crafts, commercial ventors, midway, baby show, demoplition derbies, antique & classic car shows, musical entertainment. Admission fee. Brampton Fairgrounds (Caledon)Brmapton Fair Office 905-843-0210

Brampton Day

end Sept

Family activities to celebrate Brampton Brampton City Hall & downtown Brampton 905-874-3621

Doors Open Mississauga

late Sept

Mississauga Valley Community Centre

Studios of Brampton Tour

early Oct

Self-guided tour of studios, galleries and Brampton artists various locations around Brampton. various locations around Brampton. Brampton Arts Council 905-874-2919

Rembrance Day Parade & Service

Nov 11

A parade to recognize the men & women of Brampton who died in battle and veterans of those conflicts. Memorial Square Cenotaph, City Hall 905-874-3621

Brampton Santa Claus Parade

mid Nov

Evening Santa Clause parade is a very popular regional event, with floats, bands and custumed characters & mascots. Main Street, Brampton. Brampton Board of Trade 905-415-1122

Annual Mississauga Santa Claus Parade

end Nov

This is an exciting event for the business and community of historic Streetsville. The parade will start at 1pm on Queen Street South at Britannia Road and travel south through the Village to disperse at various locations after the Church Street junction Qeen Street, in Streetsville Village 905- 858-5974

Doors Open Streetsville

start Dec

Dine, shop and have a great time. Shops open till 10 p.m. Streetsville Village

Santa Arrives by Boat

early Dec

Have you picture taken at the Log Cabin one last time before it is relocated to a new home on the Bradley Museum grounds. Located behind the lighthouse off Front St. S. Log cabin behind lighthouse, Port Credit

News Year's Eve Celebrations

Dec 31

Variety of evening entertainment to ring in the New Year, including fire eaters, two sets of fireworks, live entertainment. Free Admission. Gage Park, Main Street, Rose Theatre, Bramption 905-874-3956

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