Celebrate Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day commemorates the Abolition of Slavery Act, which became law on August 1, 1834. This act freed more than 800,000 people of African descent throughout the British Empire. Since then, Emancipation Day has been celebrated on or near August 1 each year. 

Join us on Monday, August 1 as we celebrate from noon to 8 pm with a Caribbean Festival featuring food vendors, Crafters Market, live entertainment and more!

Caribbean Festival 

August 1 | 12 to 8 PM | Emancipation Park ​(7599 Dixie Road)

Emancipation Day celebration is expected to attract more than 1,000 residents and tourists throughout the day. This year the celebration promises to be a fun-filled event with free entertainment for the entire family as well as Caribbean foods available to purchase.

Food Vendors 

Crafters Market 

Stage Schedule

**Times are subject to change**

Additional Information

  • Please note that on site parking is limited. Carpooling is recommended.
  • Port-o-lets available on site 
  • No ATMS on site
  • ​Weather & Cancellations: Brampton Festivals and Events will operate during rain, shine, or snow. Cancellations may occur due to extreme weather conditions. Be sure to regularly check the City of Brampton Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts regularly for updates on inclement weather​
  • Brampton's Festivals and Events have Gone Green by implementing the following initiatives:
    • ​Single-use plastics will not be provided on site (water bottle, straws, and utensils)
    • Vendors will use biodegradable containers and recyclable utensils for food service
  • ​Photo Disclaimer: Please note photos and videos will be taken throughout the event which may include your image. By entering the event space, you therefore consent to being photographed or video recorded and you authorize the City to use these images at any time without further notification.