Mississippi Mills is Looking Forward to Celebrating as a Community Again in 2023!

Mississippi Mills celebrates Canada's Birthday for two days! There are plenty of opportunities to show your Canadian pride throughout our Municipality. Festivities are extra special this year as Mississippi Mills celebrates our Bicentennial! Coordinated by the Recreation and Culture Department, these two days are jam packed with something for everyone! If weather permits, both nights will end with amazing firework shows!!

Canada Day Eve Parade

On June 30th, Canada Day celebrations begin a day early in Pakenham at the Stewart Community Centre located at 112 MacFarlene Street.  Canada Day Eve celebrations include a RBC Fundraising BBQ, loads of activities for the kids, local entertainment and the Pakenham Fireman's Annual BBQ. We encourage you to take part in our Annual Canada Day Eve Parade. No pre-registration is required. Simply meet us at the Stewart Community Centre at 6:00pm. 

On Canada Day, we start celebrating bright and early! Beginning at 7:00am, enjoy the pancake breakfast prepared by our amazing Pakenham Firemen team. Better yet, what's more Canadian then a stack of fresh, fluffy pancakes? A stack of pancakes drizzled with local maple syrup of course! 

Afterwards, the fun will continue at Gemmill Park with activities lined up from 1:30pm to dusk. Live music will kick off on the mainstage in the bowl! Come out for an amazing lineup with lots of local talent.

The music lineup will include:

  • Amber and The Boys,
  • Colby Drummond,
  • Willow, Fern and Javier, 
  • Mike Ryan,
  • Brock Zeman,
  • Tripod,
  • Duke Wright and The Stone Bandits, 
  • And Our Headlining Juno Award Winning Band... The Monkey Junk!

For the kids (and the kids at heart), there will be a FUN ZONE located up the hill, close to the splash pad and playground. This FUN ZONE will include:

  • Inflatable Games including Candy Playland, Carnival Slide, Carousel Bouncer, Modular Obstacle Course and Grand Carnival games,
  • Face Painting with Mississippi Mills Youth Centre,
  • Tie Dye T-shirt Making Station with JB Arts,
  • Jon 'the Cowboy' Entertainer,
  • Puppets,
  • Outdoor Games including Soccer Arcade, Giant Jenga, Giant Pong, Spike Ball, Bean Bag Toss and more!

Be sure to check out the other Bicentennial Celebrations happening throughout the year! For additional information, please call 613-256-2064.