Brampton is a vibrant and diverse city in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. With a population of over 680,000+, Brampton is the third-largest city in the area and has the lowest average age among large Canadian cities. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, numerous parks, green spaces, and an incredibly lively downtown area. The city is home to a thriving arts and culture scene and various festivals and events throughout the year.
As the weather warms up and the days get longer, Brampton comes to life with various events and activities to enjoy. Whether you’re a long-time resident or new to the city, there’s always something to look forward to in Brampton during the summer.
Here are 10 things to add to your calendar this summer and experience Brampton:
1. Brampton Farmers’ Market
The Brampton Farmers’ Market, held on Saturdays from June to October, is a great place to pick up fresh, locally-grown produce and support local farmers. Located in downtown Brampton, the market also features live music, artisanal vendors, a flea market and delicious food trucks. If you miss this one, there will also be a Night Market on select Fridays around Summer.
Date – June 10th – October 7th 2023
Time – 8 am – 1 pm
Location – 2 Wellington St W, Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2, Canada
Check here for more updates.
Carabram is Brampton’s multicultural festival celebrating the city’s diverse cultures and communities. The festival features pavilions representing various countries and regions, each offering food, music, dance, and cultural activities. This year’s event will be held in July and promises to be a great time for the whole family.
Date – June 7th – July 9th 2023
Location – Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden St E, Brampton
3. Garden Square – Friday Night Live
Source: Garden Square Facebook
Garden Square in downtown Brampton is the perfect spot to enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the summer. The Garden Square Summer Series features a variety of performers, from local musicians to international acts, and offers a range of genres from jazz to rock. You can spend a relaxing evening under the stars with a host of retail and food vendors.
Dates – July 7, 2023, to August 25, 2023
Address – 12 Main St N, Brampton, Ontario L6V 1N6 Canada
Learn more about the festival here.
4. Attend the Annual Canada Day Celebrations
Canada Day is one of the most exciting events of the summer in Brampton, with a wide range of family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and delicious food. The festivities occur at Chinguacousy Park and culminate in a spectacular fireworks display.
Date – July 1st
Time – 12 pm – 10 pm
Location – Chinguacousy Park
For more details, visit their page.
5. Summer Movies Under the Stars
A must-do delightful outdoor movie event spread across 3 locations in Brampton, Summer Movies Under the Stars offers a unique opportunity to enjoy family-friendly films under the open sky while having a picnic and bonding with loved ones in a serene park setting. With a range of classic and contemporary movies in the summer lineup, this event promises a memorable summer night out for everyone. Last year movies like The Dune, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Sonic the Hedgehog were on the schedule. This year the screenings are yet to be announced.
Dates – June 16 – September 3rd
Address – Chinguacousy Park, Garden Square, Mount Pleasant Square
6. Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto
Source: Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto
If you’re looking for a thrilling and refreshing escape, Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto is the perfect destination. Loathed in Brampton, this waterpark opens for two months in the summer! With its exciting water slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers, this water park promises an unforgettable day out for families and friends of all ages. The park also has various dining and relaxation options, making it an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy the summer sun.
Dates: June 10 – June 29, 2023
Timings – Open throughout the day
Address – 55 Finch Ave. W. Brampton, ON L6T 0B2
Get your 2023 season passes here.
7. The Rose Theatre
Source: Performing Arts Brampton
The Rose Theatre in downtown Brampton is a beautiful venue that hosts various events throughout the year. The theatre offers a line-up of shows, from stand-up comedies, plays to musical performances. This summer, you can catch Joe Avati, Flower City Bhangra, and many more and enjoy a night out on the town.
Timings – 10 am – 6 pm
Address – 1 Theatre Ln, Brampton, ON L6V 0A3, Canada
Check the schedule here.
8. Brampton Ribfest
Source: Northern Heat Rib Series
Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? Brampton Ribfest is a three-day event that celebrates all things grilled and delicious. The festival features a lineup of professional ribbers from across North America, live music, and a marketplace.
Dates – 23rd – 25th June 2023
Timings – Friday: 4 pm – 11 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 9 pm
Address – 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton L6S 6G7
9. Brampton’s Bike The Creek
Brampton Bike The Creek is a celebration of cycling and active transportation in Brampton, aimed at encouraging people to experience the joy of cycling! This usually takes place in June, and the festival features a variety of bike races and challenges, as well as family-friendly activities and food vendors. Get ready to make a day out of this one! #bikethecreek23
Date – June 10th, 2023
10. Brampton Food Truck Festival
Source: Canadian Food Truck Festivals
The Brampton Food Truck Festival is a three-day event that takes place in June. With more than 40 food trucks serving up everything from tacos to poutine, it’s a great opportunity to sample some of the best street food in the city.
Date: 1st – 3rd September 2023
Timings: September 1st: 5 PM – 10 PM
September 2nd: 12 PM – 10 PM
September 3rd: 12 PM – 9 PM
Address: 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton, Ontario
This bustling city has no shortage of things to see and do. Brampton is a great place to live with a growing economy and diverse range of businesses and industries! With its strong sense of community and welcoming atmosphere, it’s no wonder this is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the Greater Toronto Area.
Be sure to mark your calendars and make the most of your summer in Brampton. With so much to see and do, you will surely have an unforgettable season filled with fun, food, and festivities.
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