Mississauga’s own Mardi Gras is back with Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle
The sounds of blues & jazz music will soon fill the streets of Mississauga, September 6 to 8, with the return of the 21st annual Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle, celebrating the best of blues and jazz music. As part of its return to Port Credit Memorial Park, the festival will include for the fifth year the Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle, Saturday, September 7, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. which will be free for people of all ages.
Jack Rabba, founder of Rabba Fine Foods, will kick off the shuffle with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 11:45 a.m. followed by a performance from the Top Hat Marching Band.
More than 20 bands will perform along Lakeshore Rd from Hurontario St. to Stavebank Rd. The fun continues in Memorial Park with two free music stages in the south end of the park, two ticketed stages in the north end, a free kids zone with an art workshop, and face painting. Guests can also purchase a variety of jewellery, clothing, and art by local artisans in the Vendor Village, and indulge in a wide variety of food options at the Southside Food and BBQ Court.
The Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle will conclude at 4 p.m. with a traditional French Quarter second line parade led by Dinnys Dixieland Band leading umbrella & whistle blowing followers into the park where the music continues until 11 p.m.