Massive Indigenous Food and Music Festival Set to Hit Brampton All Weekend


If you love food and music, a massive festival of culture with both food and music is set to take over the Brampton Fairgrounds this weekend, complete with Brampton’s first Indigenous artist showcase - and you’ll definitely want to check it out!

Oneida Circle’s huge event, Akweni Ki, is taking place at the Brampton Fairgrounds at 12942 Heart Lake Road on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

There’s a lot planned for this incredible festival of Indigenous culture.

On Saturday, you can expect Brampton’s first Indigenous Artist Showcase from noon until 7 p.m. The grand performance lineup includes such talent as David R Maracle, DJ Ojibwe, a Bruno Henry Fashion Show, Mimi Emilie O’Bonsawin, Missy Knott, Jace Martin, Crystal Shawanda, and finally, hoop dancer Theland Kicknosway.

Sunday is equally as exciting, and more traditional for Indigenous culture. The second and final day of Akweni Ki boasts a traditional Pow Wow from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., complete with traditional dance, drums, and food, hosted by Drum Black Bull Moose and co-hosted by red spirit singers.

And, let’s not forget - there will indeed be a food festival, and an Indigenous marketplace! The event is family friendly, and even has a kids zone.

This is Oneida Circle’s second annual Akweni Ki, which is also pretty exciting.

As for pricing, the event is $10 for one day or $15 for a weekend pass, and kids 10 and under get in for free.

So, if you were looking for something to do this weekend, definitely schedule in some time to check out this huge event.

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