This year marks the 150th birthday of Canada and communities across the country are getting in the spirit of things making sure this is a summer we’ll never forget! Take a look at our list of summer events in our communities you don’t want to miss.
Home to Cardinal Point, Vista Flats and Towns and Pace on Main, Stouffville is the ideal place for families. Don’t miss all the great things happening in Stouffville this year in commemoration of Canada 150.
Stouffville brings on the red and white by having the Main Street decorated with Canada 150 themed banners and decorative flowers. Downtown Stouffville is celebrating Canada’s birthday all summer long!
Canada’s 150 – Then and Now
June 3- December 9, 2017
What was life like in our community in the early years and how has our lifestyle changed? The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum shows us in this special exhibit.
June 15-June 18, 2017
Stronger, Freer is an original Canada 150 play written, directed, and produced in Stouffville. It paints a portrait of a Canadian family over the course of 150 years. You can watch the play from June 15-18 at Nineteen on the Park.
Food Truck Frenzy
Always a big event in downtown Stouffville, this year’s Food Truck Frenzy will have Main Street and Memorial Park packed with 20 food trucks hailing from across the GTA. The Canada 150 themed events take place June 22 and September 15th.
Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival
June 30 – July 2, 2017
The Strawberry Festival, Stouffville’s biggest event of the year, is going to be even bigger this year. On tap is a spectacular fireworks display on Canada Day and a Canada 150 Birthday party in Memorial Park featuring Stouffville’s own Motus O Dance Company and Soldiers of Song.
Annual Stouffville Country Ribfest
August 11-13, 2017
There’s something for everyone at the Stouffville Country Ribfest – live music, vendors, kids’ zone and most importantly ribs from your favourite local ribbers. This year’s Canada 150 theme adds to the celebration.
The City of Pickering, home to our new Edgewood community, is celebrating our country’s major milestone with Canadian-themed initiatives all year long. Be sure to share your celebrations and show your Pickering pride by tagging #PickeringProud or #Canada150. Visit the city’s website for more details on Canada 150 celebrations.
Canada 150 Keepsakes
Want a keepsake to commemorate Canada’s 150 milestone? Apply to receive a special congratulatory certificate from Mayor Ryan.
Canada Day at Kinsmen Park
July 1st from noon – 10:30pm
Pickering celebrates Canada’s birthday with free family activities at Bay Ridges Kinsmen Park. Complete with a Family Dance Party from 5-7 and plenty of live entertainment followed by a giant #Canada150 fireworks production!
Esplanade Park Concert Series
Sundays in July and August at 2pm
Bring your lawn chair to Esplanade Park for its concert series and enjoy a Sunday afternoon filled with music. The first concert will be held on Sunday, July 9.
Waterfront Concert Series
Thursdays in July and August from 7 to 9pm
Always a favourite, and always free – this year’s waterfront summer concerts celebrate Canada’s 150 in Millennium Square.
Pickering Food Truck Festival
August 11-13, 2017
This is sure to be a big event with 50 food trucks, local artists, and the daily Food Truck Eating Challenge. The Pickering Food Truck Festival in Esplanade Park is in support of Sick Kids Foundation.
The town of Aurora, soon to be home to our exciting new Allegro community, has a summer filled with new events to get patriotic and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Keep track of all of things happening for Canada’s 150th birthday by checking the Town of Aurora’s website.
Canada Day Celebration in Canada’s Birthday Town
June 30-July 1, 2017
From Friday night’s Party in the Park, to Saturday morning’s Canada Day Parade to the Canada Day celebrations and fireworks that follow, Aurora celebrates in style. And why is Aurora “Canada’s Birthday Town”?
According to the York Region Tourism website, “it was Aurora resident and councillor Norm Stewart who came up with the idea to throw a big street celebration on Dominion Day, July 1, to acknowledge Canada’s centennial. The celebration became an annual event and grew year after year, leading to the town receiving the handle”
Canada Day Car Show
July 1, 2017 from 11am-4pm
Hot rods, classic cars and trucks – the Canada Day Car Show is Lambert Willson Park is one of the most popular Canada Day events in York Region.
Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Lines of Code
July 10 – July 14, 2017
The Aurora Public Library is hosting a free five-day coding camp for students to learn how to code, understand the main programming concepts and complete a project created with 150 lines of code.
The Great Canadian Songbook 150
July 22, 2017
Taking place at the Aurora Community Centre, the Great Canadian Songbook 150 will celebrate Canadian music with an all-ages dance party in support of Kerry’s Place Autism Services.
Concerts in the Park Series
Wednesdays in July and August from 7 to 9pm
The Town of Aurora celebrates summer with eight weeks of free, live concerts in the park. The concerts are free, but the Town of Aurora will be accepting food donations for the Aurora Food Pantry.
Movies in the Park
August 17 & 24, 2017 from 6:30-8:30
August 31, 2017 from 6:15-8:15
Aurora’s Movies in the Park takes the celebrations outdoors. Local parks will host a different movie each Thursday for the whole family to enjoy.
Doors Open Aurora
August 19, 2017, 10am to 4pm
Visit and explore the old heritage buildings in the town of Aurora’s historical core during Doors Open Aurora.
August 26-28, 2017
Try the tastiest ribs in Aurora during Aurora Ribfest and enjoy the live entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.
Wherever your celebrations take you, Geranium wishes you a wonderful summer filled with great memories. Watch for our special Canada 150 contest coming soon!