The annual national festival promoting arts, culture, and interactivity is back again from September 29 to October 1. There is a lot going on in the city during the three-day festival, so check out a list of activities and events you won’t want to miss.

1. Brampton Book Bash

The Festival of Literary Diversity is hosting the first annual Brampton Book Bash with authors and illustrators offering stellar sales on books for one day only. Interact with authors, bookstore owners, and storytellers during the event.

2. LO-FI Glory – Photo Exhibit & Listening Session

Brampton artists Noyz and Dusty Loops will showcase photography and music from their upcoming joint album – LO-FI Glory. The project depicts the experiences both artists faced while growing up in Brampton. The listening party and Q&A portion of the evening are already sold out, but attendees are still welcome to enjoy the photography exhibit.

3. Latin Dance Workshop

Gonzalo of dance company 1-2-3 Salsa will present Latin music and dance and basic workshopping in Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba.

4. Party in the Lane

The Downtown Brampton BIA is throwing a giant party in downtown Brampton’s McArter Lane. The night will have live music, dancing, local retail vendors, food vendors and much more.

5. Soca Dance Class

Afro-Carribbean dance will be at the forefront in this fun, interactive workshop open to all ages.

6. Guided Tours at PAMA

Don’t miss out on Peel 150 Courthouse and Jailhouse guided tours through PAMA. Guides will take you behind the scenes and share stories and facts you can’t find on display!

7. Free Art Friday

Kicking off Culture Days and returning for its third year, Free Art Friday is back. The event is a giant scavenger hunt across the city where artists leave free pieces of their work out to be taken by the public, ramping up the fun by providing clues to where the work can be found.

8. Centerpiece Making Workshop

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and this may just be the perfect time to work on owning your centerpiece game. This workshop includes a demonstration on how to make a festive harvest centerpiece for the dinner table, but with an artistic twist.

9. Unplug & Jam

It’s time to unplug. Hit up the the Coffeehouse Music Room, where you can play and jam on the provided selection of elementary school music toys, woodblocks, bass drums, Casio keyboards, hand clappers, shakers, xylophones, melodica, kazoos, bongos, and ukuleles.

10. Write Now: Interactive Writing Workshop

Introducing the first event of a four-part writing series designed to get your fiction or creative nonfiction writing into top form. Participate in a 45-minute writing workshop with an acclaimed Canadian author, followed by 60-minutes of quiet writing time. Finish off the event with a 15-minute debrief and networking time.

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