Wondering what to do in Mississauga during your 2019 Labour Day weekend? Whether alone, with friends, or with the entire family, you’ll have fun at any of the stops on our complete list of activities, entertainment, and events.
MuslimFest at Mississauga Celebration Square
An award-winning annual festival located in the heart of downtown Mississauga, MuslimFest celebrates the best in arts, culture, and entertainment. Suitable for the entire family, the festival provides fun through:
- Comedy shows
- A multicultural bazaar
- Kids’ carnival
- Art exhibits
- Various workshops
MuslimFest is a three-day event, held from Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st at Mississauga Celebration Square. It’s the largest event of its kind in North America and has received various local and national awards over the last 11 years.
Salsa In The Street in Streetsville
On August 31st from 6:30 to 9:45 PM, visit the Streetsville Village Square for Salsa In The Street. Led by the Soul2Sole Latin Dance Company, dance teachers will continue their journey to inspire students by performing on the public dance floor during this live event.
With more than 15 years of teaching experience, Soul2Sole is welcoming everyone to join them in their celebration. Bring your dancing shoes to the Streetsville Village Square and learn some new moves at this lively event.
Art on the Screens: Juried Collection
Every year, the City of Mississauga celebrates film with a juried collection of works at Art on the Screens. This year, the collection explores the notion of disappearance and reappearance and how that shapes our landscape and personal narratives.
This year’s juried collection includes:
- Matt Greenwood – a digital motion artist, based in Guelph
- Claire Bennett – animated works from galleries in Canada, the U.S., and Europe
- Brad Necyk – a multimedia Canadian artist and writer
- Sarah Fuller – a Canadian artist specializing in multimedia
- Vardit Goldner – photography and video artist living in Israel
Taking place at the Mississauga Celebration Square on Monday, September 2nd, Art on the Screens: Juried Collection is a free event, starting at 8 PM.
Celebrate Summer at Your Local Park
Summer isn’t over by the time Labour Day rolls by, but it’s getting close. Get outdoors, enjoy the weather, and visit one of the top five parks in Mississauga, as rated by TripAdvisor:
- Rattray Marsh Conservation Area –hiking, walking, and BBQs
- Port Credit Memorial Park –a nice playground for little ones
- Lakefront Promenade Park – protected harbour with two marina facilities
- Jack Darling Memorial Park – old trees and lakefront views
- The Riverwood Conservancy – bird watching and nature trails
With autumn quickly approaching, enjoying the warmth and sunshine on your long weekend is a great way to spend time with friends and family. Visit a popular park, discover a new one, or stop by your local community park this Labour Day weekend.
Jr. Jays Back-to-School Weekend
The Toronto Blue Jays are playing baseball at home against the Houston Astros over the Labour Day weekend. Kicking off a three-day homestand with Star Wars night on August 30th, the Blue Jays are celebrating Jr. Jays Back-to-School Weekend on August 31st and September 1st.
Fun Jr. Jays activities for kids under 14 during this special event include:
- Special group packages and ticket offers
- The chance to win prizes at multiple carnival games around the stadium
- Playing on inflatables and getting your face painted before the game
- Running the bases like the pros following the game
- Chances to be part of the starting lineup or step in as guest announcers
Although the drive from Mississauga to Toronto might be long, the struggling Blue Jays would appreciate the support. For the sports enthusiast, sports-themed getaways are a great way to spend the 2019 Labour Day weekend.
Be a Tourist
If you’re not visiting Mississauga from another city, sometimes the best vacations are the ones that are close to home. By jumping in your vehicle and seeing the wonderful sights of Mississauga, you can revisit landmarks, share moments with the kids, and maybe learn something new.
Classic landmarks in Mississauga include:
- The historic village in Port Credit, including the Adamson Estate
- Iconic boutiques and family businesses in Streetsville
- The Playdium for arcades, mini-golf, batting cages, and go-karting
- iFly for indoor skydiving lessons
- The exhibition at the Art Gallery of Mississauga
- Square One Shopping Centre, the largest mall in Ontario
With multiple options available for the entire family, there are activities suitable for everyone. Whether you’re travelling to Mississauga or cruising around your hometown, your 2019 Labour Day weekend is going to be exciting, entertaining, and fun.