News release

Mississauga Kicks-off Summer on Victoria Day with Southern Flare

Entertainment and activities | May 12, 2014

This Victoria Day (May 19), grab your beads, boas and dancing shoes and head to Mississauga Celebration Square for a Mardi Gras Pep Rally to kick off the summer season. Let the good times roll with the bombastic sounds of New Orleans favourites, the Stooges Brass Band. There will be dancers, drumlines and gourmet food trucks serving up the very best in curbside cuisine. This is one event that the whole family will get into!

Visitors will also see the City’s new brand for the first time around the square and on the screens. In celebration of this, the event will feature the ‘Say it for Sauga’ video booth. Everyone is welcome to share their favourite Mississauga moment, experience or place to help tell Mississauga’s story in their own words. Say it, sing it, shout it out – solo or with friends; visit the video booth throughout the summer season at the Mississauga Central Library.

Summer Kick-off Mardi Gras Pep Rally

Stage show from noon to 2 p.m. Performances by:
• The Stooges Brass Band
• Mississauga’s St. Marcellinus Drumline
• I Rock with the ONE
• That Swing

Additional activities include:
• Family activities from 2 to 5 p.m.
• Food Truck Eats will be on site for the first food truck rally of the season from noon to 8 p.m. Food trucks include Localista, Gorilla Cheese, CORNehCOPIA, Luchador Gourmet Streatery, The Frankie Fettuccine Food Truck Co., La Loteria and I Love Churros
• ‘Say it for Sauga’ video booth located at the Mississauga Central Library all summer long

Victoria Day – Monday, May 19, 2014
Noon to 8 p.m.

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON

Cost:  Free

This event is weather dependent and subject to cancellation. Please note there are no fireworks scheduled for Victoria Day.

Located in the City’s downtown core, Mississauga Celebration Square hosts a dynamic lineup of year-round, outdoor events and festivals that showcase arts, cultural diversity and entertainment. Free events like the Pep Rally are possible through the generous support from our local community sponsors such as PepsiCo.

Media Contact:
Karen Flores
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053 
TTY: 905-896-5151