MISSISSAUGA — The Mississauga Waterfront Festival will be offering a free weekend of fun on June 14, 15 and 16 at Port Credit Memorial Park.
On Friday and Saturday nights, see the Monster Rock Orchestra featuring local musicians and singers in a visual and sonic spectacle of laser light technology and digital media projections. The show will also feature a never-before-seen composition created exclusively for the Mississauga Waterfront Festival. The show is open to all ages and runs 9:30 to 11 p.m.
Visitors can also take part in Checkmate, an interactive comedy about a battle between black and white chess pieces or check out the Culinary stage, which will be hosting an array of entertaining events and offering free samples.
This year, the festival is introducing a new Best Burger contest for local chefs and a contest to see which dad can make the best pizza. On Sunday, celebrity chef Rob Rainford will present a grilling demonstration and book signing.
The kids can also play in a big sandbox filled with new sand toys, while parents relax nearby on Muskoka chairs. At noon each day, a number of discs will be hidden in the sand and the first 100 kids in line will have a chance to hunt for the discs and exchange them for a prize (one per person). Additionally, one of Canada’s best sand sculptors, Sandi Castle, will be present at the event to create a work of sand art with the theme ‘Treasure Island’.
Families can also have fun at the Bubble Tower, play on life-sized board games, view the small animal display, and peruse the vintage cars at the Yellow Ribbon Antique and Classic Car Show.