The City of Brampton is kicking off the summer with a series of events that celebrate Brampton’s diverse community! Enjoy these family-friendly festivities throughout June and July.
Discover Community Recognition Events with Brampton’s rich cultural diversity with this new roster of events, featuring flag-raisings, traditional cuisine and cultural performances. Instead of a single CeleBrampton event in June, Brampton is hosting new and expanded events throughout the year to honour Brampton’s diversity. These celebrations are a great opportunity for residents to learn about other cultures and get to know the many communities that make up Brampton.
Celebrate Italian Heritage Month on June 9 at Gage Park from 11 am until 2 pm with a flag-raising and barbecue.
Enjoy Philippine Heritage Month on June 13, from 5 to 8 pm at City Hall Atrium and sample traditional cuisine, including the popular dessert Halo-Halo, and participate in live performances. Residents and visitors are also invited to Ken Whillans Square on June 11 at 9 am as the flag of the Philippines is raised.
Attend Portuguese Heritage Month at Ken Whillans Square with flag-raising, cultural cuisine and entertainment from 3 to 4 pm, followed by the Lusofonia Festival in Garden Square from 4 to 11 pm on June 15. The festivities continue from 12 to 9 pm on June 16.
Kick off the Brampton Farmers’ Market season on June 15, 7 am to 1 pm at Main Street at Queen with live music by local performers, family activities and gardening tips from Frankie Flowers. Residents and visitors are invited to pick up fresh local produce and handmade goods every Saturday morning from June 15 to October 12.
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 at Garden Square with performance, dance, storytelling and more, presented by The Indigenous Network. A ceremony and community performance takes place from 12:30 to 2 pm, with live performances by DJ Classic Roots and iskwē from 6 to 10 pm.
On July 1 Brampton celebrates Canada Day at Chinguacousy Park from 12 to 10 pm. Take part in Brampton’s biggest festival of the year on Canada’s birthday! Enjoy fun, family-friendly activities including inflatables, international gourmet food vendors and a spectacular fireworks show, presented by Tim Hortons. Stay tuned for the official announcement of this year’s live entertainment lineup.
Celebrate Brampton’s vibrant LGBTTIQQ2SA with Pride in the Square on July 7, 2 to 9 pm at Garden Square. Browse a variety of community exhibitors and enjoy live entertainment for all ages from afternoon to evening, featuring headliner Too Attached, and artists Fay & Fluffy, Fly Lady Di and Quarterback.
“Brampton offers an amazing variety of festivals and events for residents and visitors to enjoy. Discover Brampton’s diversity, enjoy great food, see award-winning entertainers and up-and-coming local artists, and celebrate all that our Mosaic city has to offer” explains Mayor Patrick Brown.
For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit www.brampton.ca/events.
Photo courtesy of City of Brampton