Spooky season is upon us but don’t be frightened – you’re in for a treat with these exciting October events, so head to Mississauga for some Fall fun, Halloween haunts, musical celebrations and more!
Shop Ontario’s finest farm to table and locally made goods at the Lions Farmers Market in Celebration Square every Wednesday from 9 am to 3 pm or visit the Small Arms Inspection Building every Sunday to shop local at the Lakeview Farmers’ Market.
Until October 13th, explore anti-racism through art in Pulse, an opportunity for racialized groups to connect and process the impacts of deep-rooted systems of discrimination.
Experience the largest light, sound, and multimedia show in the world at illumi – A Dazzling World of Lights, a 600,000 sq ft spectacle featuring 13 magical universes to discover.
Explore Black histories not taught in schools in this special exhibit at Bradley Museum, Unearth Uncover, developed by Students in the Black Student Association and Social Justice classes at Cawthra Park Secondary School.
Indigenous Art Exhibition
Enjoy new works of mixed media art at Indigenous Art Exhibition by Eagle Spirits of the Great Water at the Small Arms Inspection Museum.
Spooktacular Light Show
See your favourite family fun characters and drive through a pumpkin-filled tunnel while taking in millions of lights and musical displays at Halloween Light Show – Spooktacular Light Show.
Head to Celebration Square for a not-so-spooky night of roller skating in costume at Halloweekend Roller Skate.
Halloween in the Village
Enjoy trick-or-treating and fun activities at Halloween in the Village hosted by the Clarkson Village BIA.
October 1st to 2nd
- October 1st: Enjoy food of African and Caribbean decent and other black communities like South India and Brazil while listening to afro-beats music and exploring African and Caribbean culture at the AFRI-CAR Food Festival in Celebration Square.s
- October 1st-2nd: Experience a wide variety of traditional ceremonies and shop from artisan vendors at Gathering & Healing Ceremony + Indigenous Artisan Market at the Small Arms Inspection Building.
- October 2nd: Meet your soccer idols! The Allstate Soccer Show is coming to the International Centre. In-person tickets are sold out but registration is still available to meet and greet online.
October 3rd to 9th
- October 4th: Gerry Dee: Alone On a Stage and ready to deliver his hilarious brand of comedy. Come check out the host of Family Feud Canada and hit sitcom Mr. D at the Living Arts Centre and enjoy a night of laughs.
- October 6th: Share an intimate evening with Johnny Reid at the Living Arts Centre and enjoy music from a decades-long catalogue of music by the JUNO and CCMA award winning singer songwriter – one of the most critically acclaimed country artists in Canada.
- October 8th-9th: Take part in the largest FREE Diwali Festival in North America as Canada Diwali Razzmatazz returns to Mississauga Celebration Square. Enjoy the festival of lights as performers, artists, musicians, singers and dancers capture your imagination.
- October 9th: What better way to kick off fall than with great music. HI-GH-ON-MU-SIC is coming to the Living Arts Centre as Harish Sivaramakrishnan, Sithara Krishna Kumar and Job Kurian perform at Hammerson Hall. Bring the kids as this show is fun for all ages.
- October 9th: Do you miss the days when Jazz and Soul legends Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles we performing at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem? Now is your chance to relive the golden days as Terrell Edwards presents a must-see tribute to the greatest black jazz and soul singers of all time in a show which can only be described as Unforgettable.
October 17th to 23rd
- October 22nd: Enjoy the best of Latin culture as the Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association celebrates Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month 2022 at the Living Arts Centre with Afro-Cuban, Ecuadorian Indigenous and Colombian musicians.
- October 22nd-23rd: Come celebrate the 21st annual Lakeshore Art Trail as they break from tradition and consolidate all artists under one roof at the Small Arms Inspection Building. Share in the culture and let your imagination be taken as dozens of artists showcase their work in this cultural staple.
October 24th to 30th
- October 28th-30th: Can’t wait to hit the slopes? Good news as the Toronto Ski and Snowboard Show is back! Find the gear and locales you need and get advice from top experts who will help you make the most out of winter. With 48 years of experience, this one-stop-shop for all your winter slope-riding need provides the perfect place to officially kick off winter.