India Day 2021 Drive-Thru Parade

Location: Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Doors: 11:20 am | Show Time: 11:30 am
Price: FREE

Reserve a spot

Experience India in one day from the safety of your vehicle at Paramount Fine Foods Centre on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The event will take place at Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Parking Lot A1. Entrance for the event will be through the South most driveway, closest to Matheson Boulevard. When arriving from Matheson Boulevard and Rose Cherry Place, you will enter through the first entrance on the left.

This is a FREE community event and we want to ensure as many people as possible can come and visit this exciting event.

A maximum of one ticket and time slot per household; any duplicate reservations under the same name or license plate will be forfeited.

Please note:

  • All cars must register for a ticketed time slot, spaces limited
  • A maximum of one (1) ticket and one (1) time slot per household
  • This is a FREE event, but all vehicles require a ticketed time slot
  • Duplicate reservations under the same name or license plate will be forfeited
  • Parking lot gates open 10 minutes prior to your chosen time, starting at 11:20 a.m.
  • The last time slot available is 6:30 p.m.
  • Event starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.

Pre-order your food from the Event Food Trucks! Food orders must be submitted by Saturday, August 14 so that they are ready! Choose the food delivery time to match your event ticket time.

 

Support the India Day Food Drive:

India Day Drive-Thru Parade is completely FREE to the community but please take the opportunity to support when you attend the India Day Food Drive.  We are proud to support Seva Food Bank and Sai Dham Food bank who will both be on site and have trucks at the entrance. When you arrive, there will be a spot to drop off food donations (contactless).  We want you to come, enjoy the celebration and also help us give back to the community.

What to expect when attending:

  • Step 1:  Once you register for the Drive-Thru Parade you will receive a confirmation email
  • Step 2:  Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your entry time (please note do not arrive earlier as there is limited space to wait. Cars will access as per time window)
  • Step 3:  Upon entering the experience you will first enter the live stage area – you in your car will be able to experience live performance on stage occurring during the time. You will be able to experience 2 performances as you park and enjoy
  • Step 4:  Cars will then be directed into the parade route.  Enjoy India State Pavilions and meet our partners and sponsors as you drive through in the safety of your car. There will be giveaways and you can vote for your favourite state pavilion.
  • We hope you come, experience and celebrate India all done safely.

Important event safety information:

The Paramount Fine Foods Centre puts safety first. All guests and staff are required to adhere to current Public Health and City of Mississauga guidelines regarding COVID-19 prevention in areas including:

  • vehicle spacing
  • entering and exiting vehicles
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff
  • contactless ticketing
  • event will proceed “rain or shine,” except during extreme weather conditions

Know before you go:

  • Masks will not be available for purchase at the venue. All guests MUST have a mask for entry, with the exception of children under the age of 2, and any individual with a medical condition that prevents mask use
  • We recommend all guests arrive with personal hand sanitizer
  • All vehicles must have a ticket to enter
  • Gates open 10 minutes prior to your ticketed time slot; please arrive on time.
  • Glass containers, large coolers, and grills are not permitted onsite.
  • Tickets can only be reserved using the Universe.com platform

Onsite information:

  • Each ticket admits one standard passenger car, truck, or SUV (RV’s and limousines not permitted)
  • Maximum number of individuals in a vehicle cannot exceed seat belts, if there is an excess you will NOT be permitted entry
  • All guests will be subject to screening questions prior to entry
  • Sound will be broadcast through FM radio; the station frequency will be provided upon arrival
  • No re-entry permitted
  • Guests must adhere to all Paramount Fine Foods Centre rules and policies, including all City of Mississauga by-laws
  • Guests must remain in their vehicles at all times. Food pre-orders, from the two on-site food trucks, will be delivered to your vehicle via food runners.
  • Please do not exit your vehicle at any time
  • Guests must complete the entire Parade Route before departing the parking lot
  • Children should not be left unattended
  • Paramount Fine Foods Centre staff reserve the right to move and/or eject any vehicle or patron
  • The City of Mississauga is not responsible for any lost or stolen items
  • Events are subject to cancellation in cases of extreme weather
  • This is a timed event, if you arrive late or at the incorrect time slot, you will not be granted entry. Please check your ticket and arrive on time.
  • Signs/banners/flags will be checked for correct sizing at the time of entry. Signs cannot be slanderous, libellous, or defamatory.

Permitted items:

  • face masks, binoculars, cameras (except detachable lenses), plastic/metal water bottles, outside food & beverage, small soft-sided coolers, flags (must allow safe operation of a vehicle), banners (must be less than 24″ only), blankets, service animals

Non-permitted items:

  • alcohol, narcotics, weapons, projectiles, video or audio recording devices, glass containers, large hard-sided coolers, flag poles, inflatables, lawn chairs, pets, barbecues and grills, noisemaker, air horns

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