Massive Annual Event Set to Take Over Brampton Soon

If you love art, music, free events, or just festivals in general, you won’t want to miss this provincial, annual celebration of arts and culture that’s set to hit Brampton at the end of this month!

Over 60 free activities have been planned for Culture Days Brampton this year, which will run from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2017.

According to Brampton Library, in 2016, Brampton showcased 82 artists and was recognized as the third “Top Culture Days Community” in all of Ontario.

Brampton is big on events, and this one will be no different. Organizations across the city like Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA), the Downtown Brampton BIA, Brampton Library, Beaux-Arts Brampton, and the City itself are gearing up for a packed festival. It’s going to be performances, parties, and art galore all weekend!

Even Mayor Linda Jeffrey had something to say about the upcoming celebration of local art, culture, and heritage.

"This is a wonderful time for our arts and culture community, and a great opportunity for the public to explore the immense creative talent in our city,” said Jeffrey. “Such engaging cultural activities help showcase Brampton's vibrancy for all to enjoy. I invite everyone to come out and participate in the many free activities we have to offer.”

Like I said, there are over 60 events happening across the city for everyone to enjoy. So, what are some of the events and activities you can expect?

Well, for starters, festivities will kick off on Friday at a launch event at Sid Manser Park from 2-3:30 p.m. This kick-off will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Churchville Community with art activities in the park and the opening of a new sculpture entitled “The River That Drew Me Here.”

Two hundred years of history doesn’t strike your fancy?

A Friday night concert is set to hit downtown Brampton in Garden Square that same night from 6:30-8:30 p.m., which is sure to gather a crowd as incredible local performers take to the stage.

It’s set to be a Friday to remember - the Downtown Brampton BIA is hosting their own event that night from 6-10 p.m. in McArter Lane, too. Get ready for another Party in the LANE featuring live entertainment, local vendors, and more.

Also on Friday Night, Brampton artists Noyz and Dusty Loops will host an album listening party and photo exhibition for their latest release, Lo Fi Glory to a sold out crowd from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Rose Theatre.

Saturday, September 30 boasts “interactive dance, music, art, fashion, theatre, film, literary and meditation activities for all ages,” according to the city. From 9 a.m.-9 p.m., perhaps grab a coffee or two and peruse City Hall, Garden Square, Brampton Library Four Corners Branch, PAMA, Beaux Arts Brampton for all of the fun.

There’s also Doors Open Brampton, where you can explore 13 of Brampton’s most cultural, and often historical sites for free from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - the sites will have their “doors open” to the public.

Let’s not forget about Brampton Library, which will be hosting a ton of cool events for the weekend on September 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at various locations, September 30 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Four Corners, and October 1 from 1-4:30 p.m. at various locations.

Brampton Library has events from martial arts to Christmas crafting to belly dancing and beyond - for a full list of Brampton Library activities, click here.

Brampton has a lot up its sleeve for Culture Days this year - the countdown is on!

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