Pedestrian Summer has arrived Downtown Brampton!

Embrace the urban charm and car-free vibes of Downtown Brampton’s Pedestrian Summer. Enjoy family fun entertainment in Vivian Lane, McArter Lane, Diplock Lane and throughout the downtown core.  Live music includes the MATRIXX and DJ Se1ecta from 2 – 5 p.m.  Pedestrian Summer ImageRemember Parking is FREE in all of the downtown Brampton municipal parking lots. Take a walk and enjoy the shopping and dining!

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Experience the Ultimate Summer Bash at Party in the Lanes August 2023 Event

Brampton, ON – [August 9, 2023] – Brace yourself for an unforgettable summer evening as the city gears up for the highly anticipated second installation of Party in the Lanes. This spectacular event is set to ignite the laneways with music, art, food, and family fun, taking place on Friday, August 18th across three distinct locations: Vivian Lane, McArter Lane, and Daily Times Square.

Event Highlights:

Vivian Lane – Kids Zone | 5-9pm:

For the little ones, Vivian Lane will transform into a vibrant Kids Zone from 5 pm to 9 pm. Let your children’s imagination run wild with a myriad of activities, including:

Spiderman & Princesses: Meet and greet with beloved characters.

Balloon Twister: Watch in awe as a skilled balloon artist brings characters to life.

Clown: Enjoy the antics and entertainment of a talented clown.

Creative Club Fun Zone: Engage in creativity with hands-on crafts and activities.

Interactive LEGO® Building: Immerse in the world of LEGO® with thousands of bricks for building.

Giant Everblocks Chair: Capture memories with a giant LEGO® chair for photos.

EverBlock House: Step into a captivating EverBlock structure, built by kids.

Region of Peel Outreach Team: Learn about community initiatives.

Mi Churros Patisserie: Savor delightful churros and treats.

Downtown Brampton BIA Welcome Booth with Bubble Play: Engage in bubble-filled fun.

McArter Lane – Caribbean Vibez | 6-10pm:

From 6 pm to 10 pm, McArter Lane will come alive with Caribbean Vibez, offering an authentic taste of the Caribbean with an array of food trucks serving up delectable treats. The ambiance will be set to the rhythm of:

Live Music by MATRIXX: Groove to the beats of live Caribbean music.

DJ Royal Star: Keep the energy soaring with vibrant DJ sets.

Food Trucks: Delight in a feast of flavors from various cuisines.

Daily Times Square – Salsa Dance Party | 6-10pm:

Step into the world of Latin rhythms at Daily Times Square from 6 pm to 10 pm, as the space transforms into a lively Salsa Dance Party. Highlights include:

Live Latin Bands: Get into the groove with live Latin music.

Latin DJ: Dance to the electrifying tunes of a skilled DJ.

Dance Lessons: Learn the art of salsa from expert instructors.

Party in the Lanes aims to foster community engagement and promote a sense of togetherness while showcasing the rich talent and offerings of the local arts and business scene. With a variety of activities and themes spread across different locations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

About Party in the Lanes:

The Party in the Lanes events are renowned for transforming urban spaces into vibrant hubs of entertainment and community engagement. With a history of successful events, the Downtown Brampton BIA is dedicated to providing memorable experiences that bring people together.

For more information about Party in the Lanes and to stay updated on the event details, visit the official website at or follow us on social media @downtownbrampton 

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The Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a vibrant and dynamic organization dedicated to the growth and development of the downtown core of Brampton, Ontario. Committed to fostering a thriving business community, the Downtown Brampton BIA works collaboratively with local businesses, artists, residents, and community stakeholders to enhance the economic, cultural, and social vitality of the area.


Brampton…Downtown Brampton’s cultural scene will be painting the downtown on canvas as
artists from across Ontario are invited to the seventh (7th) annual LIVE ART COMPETITION on
Saturday August 19, 2023. For registrations and further information visit:

“We are once again extremely excited to celebrate the 7th annual LIVE ART COMPETITION on
the main streets of our downtown! Brampton’s arts community is very passionate about the
cultural scene and look forward to seeing you all out with your paint brushes on Saturday
August 19th says Grettel Comas, organizer of Live Art Competition.

The event is presented by INZOLA’s Art Endowment Funds in partnership with the Downtown
Brampton BIA, PAMA along with a number of community sponsors including The Arts of John
Cutruzzola, Baci Gifts, Gallery 35, Inzola, Algoma University, and Peel Art-Museum and
Archives (PAMA).

This event is being brought to downtown Brampton through the vision of long-time resident,
artist and city builder John Cutruzzola. Artists will be painting and competing for first, second
and third prize cash awards in two categories oil or acrylic and watercolour. Guests 13 years
and older are invited to take part in the competition. Beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 5

Early Bird Registration Ends August 5, 2023: Youth $15.00 | Adults $40.00
After August 5, 2023 until the Day of the Event: Youth $25.00 | Adults $50.00

Artists 13 – 17 years :
Gift Baskets Valued at:
• First prize: $200.00
• Second prize: $100.00
• Third prize: $50.00

One 16” x 20” canvas or 14″ x 20″ watercolour paper will be provided to each artist, artists must
bring their own equipment and materials. Closing ceremony begins at 4 p.m. at Gallery 35
located at 35 Queen Street West.

“The Downtown Brampton BIA is thrilled to be part of the 7th annual LIVE ART COMPETITION
2023! Art, food, business and culture will come together on August 19th to celebrate live art,
food and our amazing arts community! says Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown
Brampton BIA.

To register online or download the registration form please visit:

Authorized locations are designated to drop off your registration form:
 Baci Gifts, 37 Queen St. West, 905-457-3660
 Downtown Brampton BIA, 7 Queen Street West, 905-874-3815
For more information, visit: