Thursday, June 14, 2007

Time for The Mississauga Waterfront Festival!

(Update : See Waterfront Festival 2008 blog post)

Photo :: Credit River, Dragon Boat Racers
The festival takes place a few steps from this point on the Lakeshore.
(K. Zabawa photo)

This weekend (June 15-17, 2007), the Port Credit area of Mississauga hosts the annual waterfront festival. While I am glad to now be living within an easy walk of all the fun and shows, I am a little dismayed, too, since prior plans for the Friday night have me altering my driving route to avoid the crowds!

The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday night (shortly before I have to drive to east Mississauga and the Lakeshore, right through all this traffic), with shows starting at 6 p.m., and winding up with Tom Cochrane (show starts at 9:15, and the park closes at 11 p.m.) With any luck, I will be back to Port Credit to catch the last of the show.

Saturday, the gates open at 10 am. with the first show starting at noon, and the final show -- featuring Chantal Kreviazuk -- is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m.

On Sunday, the gates open at 10 a.m as well, but the park closes at 7 p.m., shortly after the final main stage show with Jim Cuddy.

If you'd like more information, call the festival hotline at 905 891 0002. A weekend pass costs $15 (adult) or $10 (kids3-12 and seniors). Children 2 and under get in free. Get your tickets at Shoppers Drug Mart or online at

See you there!