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  • Spring and summer events in Newmarket – Ontario’s Municipality of the Year

    Created: Thursday, May 04, 2023

    Warm weather is here and that means more outdoor events and opportunities to get out in the community, or take a short drive to check out what’s happening in Newmarket, one of Ontario’s top event destinations, as recognized by Festivals & Events Ontario.

    The Town of Newmarket will be hosting an array of free events for all ages from May to August. We will be bringing back the Community CleanupTouch a Truck, the well-known and much-loved TD Newmarket Music SeriesSplash of Culture and more throughout the spring and summer months. Until then, enjoy the warmer weather and mark your calendars to join us!
    Stay up-to-date and share your event experiences:

    Here are just a few of the fun, entertaining, and educational events, exhibits and happenings we've got planned:

    Executive Gallery Art Exhibit: Peace and Unity
    Date: Monday to Friday, April 24 to July 13, 2023
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive)
    Cost: Free admission

    The Peace and Unity art exhibit features artwork created by members of the Newmarket Group of Artists, with pieces that evoke feelings of peace or the concept of unity. An exhibit will also be hosted from July 22 to October 19 at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive).

    May is Museum Month

    Date: Month of May
    Time: Various times (see website for details)
    Location: Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street S.)
    Cost: Various prices
    Want to learn how to create a triple folding pocket from scrapbooking paper or design your own mini museum exhibit? The Elman W. Campbell Museum is hosting a variety of events for people of all ages for Museum Month in May. This offers an opportunity to celebrate Newmarket’s heritage and culture, as well as the contributions of museums to our communities. Join us at the Museum in May for fun family activities, themed scavenger hunts and tabletop activities such as:
    • Adult Social Bees: Triple Folding Pocket
    • Mini Museum in a Box
    • DIY Play Crowns
    • Teddy Bears’ Picnic

    Community Cleanup 

    Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
    Time: Various times (see website for details)
    Location: Various locations in each ward (see website for details)
    Cost: Free

    Help keep Newmarket clean and green. Visit the selected park in your ward to pick up your free Cleanup Kit (while quantities last) on May 6, or grab a kit at Customer Service (Municipal Offices, Ray Twinney Recreation Complex and Magna Centre) from May 7 to 21 (while quantities last). Participants are invited to clean up at a time and location of their choosing. High school students can earn up to three hours of community service.

    Central York Fire Services Car Wash

    Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
    Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
    Location: Station 4-5 (300 Earl Stewart Drive, Aurora), enter through the second laneway on Isaacson Crescent
    Cost: Donate what you can to support United Way

    Come get your car washed and help fight poverty in your neighbourhood. Stop by the new Central York Fire Services (CYFS) Station 4-5 on Saturday, May 13 from noon to 5 p.m. to get your car washed by local firefighters in exchange for a ‘pay what you can’ donation to United Way locally.
    Members of the Central York Professional Firefighters Association (CYPFFA) have volunteered their time to host this fundraising initiative to support the United Way which is committed to fighting local poverty.

    *Donate what you can with cash, debit or credit 
    *Rain Date: June 10th

    Touch a Truck

    Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
    Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
    Location: Robert N. Shelton Operations Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court)
    Cost: Free admission
    This free, fun, hands-on event allows you to touch, explore and get up close and personal with a variety of different vehicles that are used by the municipality to maintain our roads, parks, facilities and protect the community in case of emergency. Explore some of your favourite trucks such as a fire truck, Zamboni, backhoe, dump truck and more! Meals are available for purchase from a local food truck, but a free ice cream cone is on us!

    Night Market
    Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
    Time: 5 to 10 p.m.
    Location: Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive)
    Cost: Free admission

    The Newmarket Group of Artists and the Town of Newmarket have partnered to present the inaugural Night Market, a new outdoor event that combines an art show and sale, food, drink and live music. Enjoy an evening in downtown Newmarket and discover art that speaks to you while celebrating with Newmarket’s artists.


    Wreckroom Elvis 
    Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    Location: Seniors’ Meeting Place (474 Davis Drive)
    Cost: Members $20 | Non-Members $25
    “Thank you, thank you very much!” Get ready to rock n’ roll on Saturday, June 3 with Wreckroom Elvis at our Live Music Pub Night. Tickets must be pre-purchased by May 29 for this show-stopping event (use code 6796). Light refreshments, tea and coffee are included.


    Pride Month Art Exhibit 
    Date: June 3 to 30, 2023
    Time: Please see website for gallery hours
    Location: Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) 
    Cost: Free admission

    This June, the Town is hosting its first Pride Month Art Exhibit featuring artworks that celebrate “Love is Love” and focus on self-acceptance, relationship, and the power of community. Join us at Old Town Hall for the opening reception for the Pride Month Art Exhibit on June 3 at 1 p.m.

    Call for artists: All artists that identify as being part of the LGBTQ2S+ community (aged 14 years and older) are welcome to submit an application. Artists are encouraged to submit original artworks that interpret or relate to the exhibition’s theme of “Love Is Love”. The Town is accepting artist applications until May 12.


    York Region Pride Fest
    Date: Friday, June 16 to Saturday, June 17, 2023  
    Time: Various times (see below for details) 
    Location: Riverwalk Commons (200 Duncan Drive) and Main Street  
    Cost: Free admission 

    Join York Region in celebrating 10 years of the York Pride Parade with a two-day festival! Events include: 

    • Sparkling Night Opening Ceremonies at Riverwalk Commons (200 Duncan Drive) on June 16 from 6 p.m. to midnight. 
    • York Region Pride Parade on Main Street on June 17 beginning at 3 p.m.  


    Busk Till Dusk
    Date: Every Friday and Saturday evening from June 23 to September 2
    (excludes Canada Day)
    Time: Approximately 5 to 7 p.m.
    Location: Main Street, Newmarket
    Cost: Free

    Every Friday and Saturday evening this summer, street performers will showcase their talent on Main Street Newmarket. Busking brings a variety of performance art forms to the street, offering close-up entertainment for a tip in the hat which goes to support the entertainers themselves, and provides a sense of energy and buzz to the area.

    Stay tuned and check the website for details about the upcoming call for performers.


    Canada Day Tea
    Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023
    Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
    Location: Senior’s Meeting Place (474 Davis Drive)
    Cost: Members $10 | Non-Members $11

    Join us on Sunday, June 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate Canada Day! Chat with others while enjoying tea, coffee, refreshments and entertainment! Register by June 19 with code 6791.


    Tim Hortons Canada Day

    Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023
    Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    Location: Riverwalk Commons (200 Duncan Drive) and George Richardson Park (Bayview Parkway)
    Cost: Free admission
    Join the Town of Newmarket on Canada Day for a fun filled day! From 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., join us at Riverwalk Commons (200 Duncan Drive) for a daytime concert and festival where you can enjoy rides on the Tim Hortons Express Train, facepainting, food vendors, entertainment, Main Street festivities and more! Make sure to stop by George Richardson Park (Bayview Parkway) from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. for music by the Newmarket Citizen’s Band, a concert featuring Switchbeat and fireworks.

    TD Newmarket Music Series

    Date: Thursdays from July 6 to August 24
    Time: 6 to 9 p.m.  
    Location: Riverwalk Commons (200 Duncan Drive)
    Cost: Free admission (attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry)

    Join use every Thursday evening from July 6 to August 24 for a free tribute band concert at Riverwalk Commons. Each concert will feature amazing local performers and a premier tribute band. Make sure to check out the FREE 
    Mercedes-Benz Newmarket Backstage Lounge and watch the concert on our large backstage LED screen from the comfort of a Muskoka chair. This is a highly-attended event; arrive early to secure a spot and remember to bring your own chair. Food and drink vendors will be back again this season. Stay tuned for the lineup announcement in mid-May!


    Moonlight Movies presented by TD 

    Date: Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the month of August
    Time: Various times (see website for details)
    Location: Various parks (see website for details)
    Cost: Free admission

    Be sure to join the Town of Newmarket throughout the month of August for Moonlight Movies presented by TD, taking place at various parks throughout town. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch a movie under the stars on a large inflatable screen.


    Splash of Culture 

    Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023
    Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    Location: Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive)
    Cost: Free admission

    Join us for an evening of performances showcasing original music. You’ll experience art, water and music colliding into a dazzling evening under the stars in a unique setting as we transform the Mercedes-Benz Newmarket Water Feature into a beautifully lit stage complete with a baby grand piano. Tables and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Bringing your own seating is also permitted. Food and beverage will be available for cash purchase.


    In addition to the many events put on by the Town, residents can discover local talent by taking in community performances at the NewRoads Centre for the Performing Arts or see visual art on display at Old Town Hall. For event information and tickets visit