Thursday, June 09, 2011

Summer Mississauga Port Credit Things to Do

Summer in Port Credit (Mississauga) Ontario is brimming with lots of fun activities and events. Some are one-time festivals, and others are open all summer long. Here's a list of a few things to do in June and July in Port Credit.

Dragon Boat Races this weekend (June 11, 12) at the Canoe and Kayak Regatta 9am-4pm on the Credit River. Great spot to watch is from Memorial Park.

Brueckner Rhododendron Garden
 Stop by Brueckner Rhododendron Garden this week for peak blooming times for rhodos and azaleas. If you miss this seasonal show, not to worry: All summer long and into the fall, you can stop and smell the roses, hug a tree or admire a comely hydrangea and lots of wildflowers, too. More info, map at BRG Blog.


Port Credit Farmers Market
 Stop by Saturdays for fresh local produce, lively entertainment, baked goods, cheeses, honey, teas and more. See this earlier post for information on the Farmers Market.


Mississauga Waterfront Festival
 The Mississauga Waterfront Festival 2011 is June 17, 18, 19. Most of the concert activities are centered in Memorial Park, shown in the above photo to the right of the Credit River, and on the north side of Lakeshore Road. Concerts and some shows require paid admission, but there's lots to see for free.

 The kids have a great time at this Port Credit annual event, especially at the playground and midway next to the Port Credit Library. The library was renovated and expanded over the winter, and is well worth a visit while you are here during opening hours. Here's my blog post for  information about MWF in 2010 and see the MWF site for a list of performers, etc appearing this year.

Port Credit Outdoor Art Show
The annual Port Credit Outdoor Art Show sets up this year on July 15-17 at the Credit Village Marina, south side of Lakeshore Road and east side of the Credit River /bridge. Here are my photos from last year, with some of the exhibitors. Again, it costs nothing to come by and look, but this event attracts talented artists and artisans from a large area, and is well worth a visit.

Paint the Town Red ~ Canada Day in Port Credit
 Canada Day celebrations in Port Credit have to be one of the best in the country, though I'll concede the capital, Ottawa, has a pretty good one, too :-)

Port Credit is one of the places to 'paint the town red' and watch the Canada Day Parade, and fireworks at dusk. See Canada Day 2010 photos, info.

Port Credit Bollywood Flash Mob
The Bollywood Flash Mob in Port Credit is over and done -- this event took place yesterday (June 8, 2011) afternoon. But it was so much fun, I wanted to share a picture, and a short video I took.  While the Bollywood Flash Mobs are done, the event they were promoting continues: The IIFA International Indian Film Academy Awards events run until June 26.

But Bollywood lives on at these Port Credit restaurants serving 'Bollylicious' specials until June 11:
  • Napoca Restaurant
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Jam Martini Bar
  • The Harp Pub
  • Lagoshore Restaurant
  • Shore 71
  • Snug Harbour
  • Lake Affect
  • The Breakwater at the Waterside Inn

Video Link Bollywood Flash Mob (if it doesn't appear below)





There are lots more events going on in Port Credit this summer and you don't need to break the bank. Most events are free and family oriented. I'll post more events for August and into September as the summer progresses.
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