Culture Days


Culture Days is an annual event that features individual artists, diverse cultural groups, organizations, municipalities, and festivals who come together to catalyze and inspire greater participation and engagement in arts and culture. The 7th annual Culture Days weekend will take place on September 29, 30, and October 1 and is expected to see hundreds of communities of all sizes take part from coast to coast to coast.

Culture is an integral part of what makes our community so vibrant and we are very proud and excited to be participating in Culture Days. This annual event is an opportunity to publicly showcase the enormous talent and creativity that exists right here in Mission. We encourage everyone to express their love of culture by participating in some of the fantastic free activities on offer. Get out and discover local offerings, roll up your sleeves and get creative!

This year’s Culture Days in Mission features dozens of free activities from a wide range of disciplines including: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, and heritage. Check out some of the many free and fun Culture Days activities including:

Chalk it Up – September 29 from 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm at the Mission Library: Bring your ideas and join us to celebrate Culture Days by decorating the plaza outside the library with chalk!
Squash Festival – September 30 from from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Mission Leisure Centre parking lot: Come and join us as we celebrate squash in all it’s wonderful variety! So many types of squash are in season now, and available from local farmers at the Mission City Farmers Market. Learn about these versatile veggies, take in a cooking demo, and enjoy some music and family-friendly activities. Get inspired, get some recipes and celebrate the fall season with fresh, local produce!
Roots N’ Blues Festival – September 30 from from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Fraser River Heritage Park: Mission Culture Days presents Roots N’ Blues with pie eating competition, caramel apples, vendors market, vintage cars, food trucks, scarecrows, corn roast, pumpkins, hay maze, games, live music and crafts.


Let’s show the nation just how much Mission loves culture!

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