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Anniversaries, Birthdays and Splash Pads…Oh my!

Entertainment and activities | June 18, 2021

Although the pandemic has kept us indoors for most of this year and last, the sun is shining on Mississauga Celebration Square and throughout the city this summer.

From celebrating a milestone anniversary to strolling through art exhibits, boredom won’t be available in Mississauga as the weather starts to heat up.

To help get your summer bucket list started, listed below are 10 must-do activities.

  1. Celebration

Mississauga Celebration Square is celebrating a very special anniversary this summer. It’s been a decade since the Square started welcoming residents and visitors as the city’s newest hotspot for concerts, cultural events, splash pad picnic days, outdoor exercise classes and much more. In the past 10 years, more than six million people have had the opportunity to include the Square in their all-time best memories. Scroll through the list below for celebratory activities taking place at the Square throughout the season.

  1. Coming home

In the spirit of returning home to the Square this summer, MCS will be hosting Mi Casa, You Casa, an artwork by Mexican artists, Esrawe + Cadena. This interactive experience is centered around 14 red houses. The structures are framed but not covered, making them ideal for reconnecting and enjoying the company of others while still maintain social distance. Mi Casa, Your Casa will be available daily at the Square from July 30 through September 6.

  1. Shopping

All summer long, visitors to the Square will have the opportunity to browse and purchase original works from local artists. The pop-up and pop-in former shipping container will be home to a new Mississauga Resident Artist every weekend from July 9 through September 6.

  1. Cooling down

Is it hot enough for you? If so, a prime cool-down location is available in the centre of the city. The Square’s huge wading pool is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Increased safety measures will be in place.

  1. Strolling

Tired of the same old meals and snacks? Inspiration is needed and can be found while wandering through the Lions Farmers Market. Fruits and veggies? Of course, but it doesn’t end there. Market vendors have a variety of items for sale including homemade preserves, honey and baked goodies. The market is open on the Square every Wednesday from June 2 through October 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  1. Culture

See new, innovative digital screen-based works by local, national and international artists on the large screens located on either side of the Celebration Square main stage. This annual public art series will begin June 21 and continue on Monday evenings until August 30.

  1. Legends

Mississauga Legends Row is located at the entrance to the Jubilee Garden on Celebration Square. It’s a permanent, outdoor space celebrating the achievements and contributions of prominent figures in Mississauga. Visitors can explore, learn and be inspired by the inductees and their contributions to creating a better Mississauga.

  1. Eating

Open seven days a week, the food trucks on Celebration Square will take all your senses for a ride. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the trucks are spaced a minimum of 12 feet apart and six-foot physical distancing markers are placed throughout the Square for visitor safety and compliance. This summer’s lineup of deliciousness includes food from:

  • Le Chateau Chicken
  • Dimkin’s Crepes
  • GOGI
  • BeaverTails
  • The Cuban Thing
  1. Love

Local artist Bareket Kezwer has created an immersive mural entitled Loving Kindness. Don’t just see it on social media – being close to the mural will help to put you in the relaxed, summer state-of-mind. All physical distancing guidelines will be in place.

  1. Birthdays

Mark #SaugaCanadaDay virtually this year.

In addition to the official ceremony, themed activities will take place daily from June 25 through July 4. Visitors can expect the fun atmosphere you’d expect from the Square with COVID-safe activities and onsite installations.

Due to provincial gathering restrictions, there will be no official Canada Day event or fireworks display at Celebration Square. Information on these activities and many more can be found by clicking mississauga.ca/happy10MCS.

The City is also continuing to work with festival organizers to explore opportunities to bring residents and visitors additional modified and/or virtual events that adhere to all provincial guidelines. Check the City of Mississauga event calendar for activities taking place across the city.

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