The Mississauga Waterfront Festival (MWF) began as a small non-profit community event to mark Mississauga’s newly beautified waterfront which opened 25 years ago. The Mississauga Waterfront Festival is a free 3-day family-focused event held annually every June in Memorial Park, the picturesque cultural node of Port Credit, Mississauga. This renowned showcase for the City of Mississauga is among the many staple tourism events in the Greater Toronto Area. It is known as Mississauga’s “signature family event” by the esteemed former mayor, Hazel McCallion, signalling the start of summer. Celebrating its 25th year, we continue to offer innovative and interactive entertainment over the 2nd weekend in June – free attendance and activities.
With approximately 75,000 visitors drawn to the Village of Port Credit, the festival presents fun activities for the whole family, including carnival attractions, several hands-on activities for children, artisans and vendors. It includes a heritage stage in which attendees partake in cultural dances from Mississauga’s rich multicultural tapestry. Our mainstage entertainment never seems to disappoint and has been growing exponentially. The MWF is and has always been proud to support local Canadian talent!
Proudly since its debut in 1996 the festival’s “Sponsor a Child” program has fully supported approximately 62,000 children and families-in-need to date, by allowing them to attend the festival as our guests. On average we aim to aid 6,000 local families per festival season. Thanks to sponsor and community generosity, these children receive carnival rides, a free meal, interactive entertainment, hands on activities, and tons of fun the entire weekend. Touching testimonials from these children and families motivate us to put smiles on as many children’s faces as possible.