Eat local, party local, and relish multiculturalism at Celebration Square.

Mississauga’s Celebration Square is renowned as a rich cultural hub for the city, and it never sleeps during its prime in the heat of summer. Throughout the month of August, numerous events will allow you to get a taste of numerous cultures and experiences – sometimes quite literally!

All events below are free to attend, although in accordance to public health guidelines, attendance may be limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Amphitheatre Unplugged – Hosted weekly on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm. An open-mic performance event featuring singers, musicians, spoken word poets, comedians, and more. A different performer takes the hosting reins every week – scheduled hosts include Kendra Charest French and Dreamboats’ Chris Hummel.

Open Air Stage: The Sound Exchange Motown Show – Saturday, August 29. Mississaugan musical group The Sound Exchange covers oldschool Motown tracks, encompassing a range of genres that includes funk, R&B, soul, and rock. They will be presenting two different shows that day – one at 6pm, the other at 8pm.

Daily Food Trucks – Just what it says on the tin – a wide range of food trucks set up shop from 11am to 9pm, every day from July 3 through August 31. Food trucks are a fantastic way to sample a variety of familiar, new, and multinational foods, and Celebration Square’s are no exception. Please note that to ensure contactless payment, an app is required to purchase food.

Lion’s Farmer’s Market – Every Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, until October 21. A food market presenting tons of locally grown honey and fruits, and homemade foods, pastries, and honey. If you’d like to shop locally and independently for your food, this is a great place to go. Lion’s is a charitable club that is very active in multiple local causes, making their farmer’s market a doubly healthy choice to support.

Celebration Square is only minutes away in walking distance from the Living Arts Centre, making it a great place to mark as your central cultural destination in the city.

Finally, a new mural titled “Together Again” by artist Lin Thai has recently been unveiled in the square, representing the first moments when friends are reunited.

Safety precautions

Mississauga mayor Bonnie Cromble worked closely with city council to ensure the events being held in Celebration Square could meet provincial health and safety guidelines.

I know people miss spending time in beautiful Celebration Square with family and friends.

Bonnie Cromble, June 2020 press conference

The following guidelines are put in place:

  • Masks are required in the Amphitheatre and encouraged at the farmers’ market.
  • Attendance is limited to 80 people in the Amphitheatre
  • Food trucks and farmers’ market vendors are spaced 12 feet apart.

Now more than ever, it’s important to get out there, experience culture, and relish life. Just remember to do so safely and mindfully.


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