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Carve Out Some Fun and Have a Gourd Time this Long Weekend

Entertainment and activities | October 5, 2022

This Thanksgiving long weekend is about togetherness, giving thanks, fall colours, spending time with your community, friends and family and everything pumpkin spice. But don’t hibernate just yet–there are lots of great things to do this weekend!

Visiting some parks and trails

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.

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.

Two small children smiling, wearing coordinated yellow and red jackets and hats playing in the fall leaves

Prepping a food feast

Cooking up a feast? 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. 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.

Trying fall produce

Catch the last of the season’s Lakeview Artisan Market and browse handcrafted, one-of-a-kind works on Sunday, October 9 at the Small Arms Inspection Building. While you’re there, visit the Lakeview Farmers Market and pick up some treats for yourself or to share during your weekend celebrations. Also, why not stop by the last Lions Farmers Market of the year (Wednesday, October 12) at Mississauga Celebration Square to pick up farm-fresh foods, homemade preserves, baked goods, honey and a great selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables.

Light fall reading

Fall is the perfect time to start your own book club. Your book club can pick from a large selection of titles and borrow six to 15 copies of your chosen book for up to five weeks. If you’re looking for reading suggestions for you and your book club, fill out a Recommended Reads request to receive a book list just for you.


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