Canada Day Celebration 2018

Canada Day Celebration 2018

Join us and 100,000 of your friends to celebrate Canada's 151st birthday in the heart of Mississauga. Inspired by the stories of yesterday, and the infinite possibilities of tomorrow, capture this moment in time with us at Celebration Square.

Catch an incredible line-up of artists on the mainstage playing the sounds of sunny reggae, soulful folk, to high energy pop. Headlined by multi award nominated and winning artists Magic! and live on stage with Allie X and William Prince there's good reason to celebrate this Canada Day.

Hosted by ET Canada's Sangita Patel, Global News' Antony Robart and Alan Carter and 640 Toronto's Tasha Kheiriddin. This year's celebration will have you waving your flags and moving your feet as our house DJ, #FirstBestFriends spin all day long.

Canada Day Main Stage Line-up:

  • MAGIC!, JUNO Award winning band with Mississauga roots, best known for their international hit "Rude"
  • Allie X, singer, songwriter, and Canadian starlet
  • Kid Koala, world renowned Canadian scratch DJ
  • Valley, Mississauga's own pop band and festival darlings
  • Ammoye, 4 time JUNO nominated Reggae star
  • William Prince, JUNO Winning Canadian Folk artist

Capped off with an epic fireworks finale presented by Tim Hortons, Canada's 151st birthday is one event you don't want to miss.

Camp Canuck

2 pm - 6 pm

The event kicks off with an afternoon with Camp Canuck with fun for the whole family.

  • Make a splash in the fountain, powered by Alectra
  • Get ready for big sound and even bigger fun at the O'Canada stages featuring the bombastic T. Dot Bangerz Brass and Rhythm Works.
  • Chill out at the mix stage featuring DJ's and a Digital Looping Act
  • Stop by the Moment Maker Photo Station to capture a snapshot of the day in one of our five photo booths, from hashtag and GIF photobooths to the Moment Maker VW Bus.
  • Catch giant moose roaming entertainment and a 10ft origami beaver puppet roaming the Square
  • Enjoy face painting and crafts in the Great Hall
  • Visit your favourite real life super hero's at the Mississauga Fire Vintage Fire Truck, Peel Regional Police Vintage Fire Truck on Princess Royal Drive.
  • Join the Art Gallery of Mississauga for a poster making workshop on Princess Royal Drive between the Civic Centre and Living Arts Centre.

Join Mayor Bonnie Crombie at our Official Ceremony at 4:30 pm and participate in the Canadian Citizenship reaffirmation oath.

Canada Day 2018 at Celebration Square is a City-produced event.

Download the complete event schedule (pdf)

Road Closures information

Closed: July 1st from 10 am to 11:30 pm

  • Duke of York Boulevard from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to Prince of Wales Drive
  • City Centre Drive from Living Arts Drive to Mercer Street
  • Princess Royal Drive from Living Arts Drive to Duke of York Boulevard

Closed: July 1st from 7 pm to 11:30 pm

  • Living Arts Drive from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to Prince of Wales Drive
  • Burnhamthorpe Road W. from Confederation Parkway to Hurontario Street
  • Kariya Gate from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to City Centre Drive (north-bound lanes only)

Download the road closure information map (pdf)

Download the site map (pdf)

Visit for Canada Day service schedule

Please note: Event activities including fireworks are weather permitting. Be sure to check out our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates on the status of the fireworks show.

Other Canada Day Celebrations across the city:

Malton Canada Day Celebration
Port Credit Paint the Town Red
Streetsville Canada Day Celebration
Churchill Meadows Canada Day Together Festival
Living Arts Centre Canada Day Celebrations

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 10:30pm
Free Event

Supported By

Fireworks presented by Tim Hortons. Special thanks to Canadian Heritage.
Volunteer Sponsor: Bell. Media Partner: Global News.
Supporting Sponsors: Pepsi and Alectra
VIP reception is sponsored by Jack Astor's.
Camp Canuck sponsored by AeroSports, Maple Lodge Farms, Monkeynastix, SkyZone, Air Riderz and the Mississauga Hockey League.
Contact Us
For more Information Contact:
311 or if outside city limits: 905-615-4311

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Join us at Mississauga Celebration Square for a variety of FREE outdoor fitness classes that are suitable for all fitness levels and abilities! New this year, all Fresh Air Fitness classes will incorporate injury and/or accessibility modifications for everyone to join in the fun!

Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky for Movie Nights! Celebration Square is a fully-accessible outdoor space that is open to all members of the community. Watch classics, blockbuster hits and family feel-good favourites on the big screens.

Come spend an evening at Benares Historic House! Enjoy outdoor concerts every Friday June through August that celebrates local talent. Light refreshments are available for purchase at each concert. Bring your own sing-along voices, insect repellent and blankets or lawn chairs.

The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble is a community jazz orchestra in Mississauga is many things - a performer of classic big band standards, a collective that celebrates all the great jazz styles from bebop to the blues, an ensemble willing to follow the newest jazz directions, and a group of dedicated musicians who think that playing jazz of any style is just plain fun..