While summer may have come and past, the fun and excitement don’t need to stop. Fall brings out beautiful colours and a number of fun activities and events around the Mississauga region. Luckily for residents of 20/Twenty, you can experience it all just 20 minutes from your front door.
- Diwali Razzmatazz
Celebrate what is known as the festival of lights at the Diwali Razzmatazz on Oct. 5. The festival includes Bollywood headliner performers, concerts, food, kid’s rides, draws, gifts, prizes, and much more.
- Creativ Festival
Come out from Oct. 17-19 for Canada’s largest DIY consumer show. Creativ Festival is dedicated to the creative arts of sewing, knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting, crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, and more, and features a number of insightful conferences, speakers, and displays.
- Mississauga Pupathon
Bring your four-legged friend to the first-ever Mississauga Pupathon. This 5-km fundraising walk will look to raise money for local dog rescues organizations including Save our Scruff, Love Those Seniors and More, and Rescue Dogs Match. The Pupathon will also feature a photo booth and “Yoga with pup.”
- Indoor Pools
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to give up swimming. Mississauga boasts numerous recreation centres with indoor pools offering year-round open swims and programs.
- Fall Colours Community Ride
Bring the entire family and bask in the stunning fall colours at the Fall Colours Community Ride. Hosted by Mississauga Bikes, this event invites all to bike the city’s roads and trails, beginning at Samuelson Park. With 5, 10, and 20-km distance options, it’s perfect for all skill levels. The ride concludes with free refreshments courtesy of Toronto Pearson.
- Sky Zone
Feeling adventurous? Put your acrobatic skills to the test at Sky Zone and enjoy one-of-a-kind indoor trampoline activities. Here you can take on their Ninja warrior course, dive into the foam zone, challenge your friends to trampoline dodgeball, and much more.
- Fall Cottage Life Show
Cottage season may have come and gone, but it’s never too early to start preparing for next season’s projects. Come out to the 16th annual Fall Cottage Life Show from Oct. 25-27 and browse more than 225 vendors offering up everything to do with cottage living. From boats, docks, furniture, and decor, you’re sure to find something to spruce up your summer getaway.
One of Mississauga’s staple attractions, there is never a bad reason to go to Playdium. The massive indoor arcade features the best in interactive gaming for all ages. That’s right mom and dad, you’ll have fun too.
- Aladdin’s Adventures
This magical indoor playground is sure to make your kids jump for joy. With 11,000 sq. ft. of slides, rocking climbing, tunnels, arcade games, and more your kids will have the time of their lives at Aladdin’s Adventures. Aladdin’s also makes for a great spot to have a children’s birthday party.
- Lakeshore Art Trail
The 20th annual Lakeshore Art Trail kicks off on Oct. 19. This two-day self-guided art show features 24 local artists selling their prized pieces at their shops or local businesses in Clarkson, Port Credit, and Lorne Park.
- Port Credit Tricks “n” Treats
Bring the kids out Oct. 26 to do some early trick or treating. Port Credit Tricks “N” Treats is a family-friendly event inviting kids to wear their costumes and go trick or treating at a number of local businesses. The event also includes a number of draws and prizes.
- Cooking class at Culinaria
Want to make a great impression at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner? Check out Culinaria’s cooking class. With classes for adults, couples, and kids, the entire family can learn to cook gourmet dishes. Don’t worry if you’re no Master Chef, Culinaria offers beginners classes as well.
- Library Fall Programs
As Arthur, the cartoon aardvark famously said, “having fun isn’t hard when you have a library card.” That is certainly true in Mississauga as local libraries are offering many free programs this fall, including a Halloween Spooktacular, a Halloween Haunted House, Halloween storytime, and Thanksgiving activities.
- Play a Round of Golf
Old Man Winter will be here soon enough, so be sure to get your final rounds of the year in. Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, Lakeview Golf Course, Mississauga Golf and Country Club, and BraeBen Golf Course are all just a short “drive” away from 20/Twenty. So get out there while you can!
- DeCode – Escape Rooms
Escape rooms have become all the rage in recent years and 20/Twenty residents will be happy to know they can get in on the fun close to home. DeCode offers many different themed escape rooms that are sure to challenge your wits. Besides some challenging escape rooms, DeCode also offers a large boardgame cafe as well.
- Cave Rock Climbing
Looking to try something new this fall? Check out Cave Rock Climbing and try your hand at rock climbing. The Cave offers introductory classes for first-time climbers and memberships for the more experienced crowd.
- Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
Rattray Marsh Conservation Area is the perfect spot to take the kids for a picnic lunch. There are plenty of winding trails through the forested area. And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for various animals that call the area home, including rabbits, turtles, and even deer.
- Bike the Culham Trail
The Culham Trail is a biker’s paradise. Stretching 18 km, along the Credit River from Erindale Park to the Brampton area, it offers great sights of the river and wildlife along the way, and during the fall months, the colours are breathtaking.
- Old Credit Brewery
The golds, the darks, the ambers… no, we’re not talking about the colours of the leaves. Old Credit Brewery offers a number of beer selections sure to cleanse the pallet of any beer drinker. Tours of the brewery are free, just make an appointment.
- Scooter’s Roller Palace
Get ready to kick it old school at Scooter’s Roller Palace. The 24,500-sq. ft. facility has room for over 675 skaters. For those not up to skating, Scooter’s also has pool tables, air hockey, and an arcade. It’s also a great place to host a children’s birthday party.