The Streetsville Founders’ Bread And Honey Festival has been an annual event in Streetsville since 1973, and this year marks its 46th anniversary.

To celebrate the founding of the village, which became a part of the City of Mississauga in 1974, the festival has taken place in June. It is the longest-running and largest-running festival in the city. What began as a one-day event has expanded into a weekend festival, running June 1-3 this year, held in the Streestville Memorial Park. It runs from 5-11 p.m. on June 1, 10 a.m-11 p.m. on June 2 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 3.

Admission is $3 per person on Friday and $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Four-year-olds and under get in free.

There’ll be plenty of food and music and a variety of art items for sale, including artists selling their works. The best part of the festival is that there is something for everyone, even rides for people of all ages. In addition to all of the activities is free bread and honey.

At 10 a.m. on June 2, a one-mile run begins at the intersection of Brittania Road and Queen Street. The race is limited to 500 entrants competing for cash prizes. The annual parade also starts at 10 a.m. and will take place on a different route, commencing at Queen Street South and Ontario Street and proceed south of Old Station Road.

New this year is the first-ever hockey tournament at the Streetsville Arena. Also new, the Streetsville town square will be transformed into an art exhibit showcasing local talent.

In its quest to save the bees, the festival has partnered with the City of Mississauga and the Streetsville BIA to create a pollinator garden.

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