Family events will dominate the August long weekend

July 31, 2015 by  

The Stoney Creek area is hosting two family events over the next few days.

The first event is the [Read more]

Annual festival showcases Richmond’s maritime history

July 31, 2015 by  

The Richmond Maritime Festival is taking place next month, and is to be presented by City of Richmond – Special Events.

The festival will have [Read more]

Inaugural festival celebrates creativity and culture

July 31, 2015 by  

The 1st annual Durham Festival is taking place next month for four days in all eight municipalities of the region. It is presented by Durham Tourism and each of the towns and cities participating.

Pickering is hosting several events during the festival. It will start off with a three-hour Shakespeare workshop for which registration is free, but a donation of $20 is suggested. All those who attend will receive a ticket for the Driftwood Theatre’s production of Hamlet at Millennium Square.

The next three days will be filled with a variety of activities, such as the Apple Festival at Nautical Village with apple-themed foods, heritage children’s games and crafts provided by Pickering Museum Village at Alex Robertson Park, dance workshops, dusk dances and live musical performances. On the last day, there will be a Catch the Flag game at Alex Robertson Park from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and arts and crafts vendors at Millennium Square on the last day from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy many of the performances.

This festival is sure to be well advertised in the Pickering area and local printing companies may be asked to provide flyers or posters.

The Durham Festival in Pickering will be held in various venues from August 13 to 16. To get the latest information about all of the planned events, call 905-420-4620.

Annual festival takes over Langley

July 31, 2015 by  

The 2nd annual Arts Alive Festival will take place next month, presented by the Downtown Langley Business Association.

The festival is set to feature more than 200 visual and performing artists. Artists rented a 10 x 10 space for $95 to participate, in which all of the items must be Canadian and handmade. Some of the items that are expected to be for sale are handmade furniture, design accessories, toys and quilts. Authors will also be selling their works, and organizers promise that there will be special guest appearances.

There will be live musical performances, demonstrations and performances by magician Wes Barker. A children’s area will have face painting, bouncy castles, a photo booth, chalk, art and balloon twisting. The Salt Lane area will have displays from stores, musical entertainment, vendors and family-friendly activities.

Events like this are an opportunity for local artists to make themselves known in the community, and for residents to pick up a unique, homemade item. Many of the vendors may invest in postcard printing services from their favorite Langley print company, perhaps using the postcard as a large-format business card.

The Arts Alive Festival will be held in downtown Langley, on Fraser Highway between 204th and 205th Streets on August 15 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is free of charge. To learn more about this annual event, call 604-539-0133.

Jazz returns to downtown Newmarket

July 31, 2015 by  

The 3rd annual Newmarket Jazz Festival gets underway today.

The festival is set to bring some of [Read more]

Mississauga to celebrate its culture this summer

July 31, 2015 by  

The city of Mississauga will be hosting two separate cultural festivals next month at Celebration Square.

The first one is the [Read more]

Locals to learn all about weaving and fibers this summer

July 31, 2015 by  

The Fibre Crafts Festival is returning to Surrey Museum next month for one day.

Visitors will have the opportunity to [Read more]

Fundraiser brings tasty ribs to St. Catharines

July 31, 2015 by  

Starting today and running through the weekend, the St. Catharines Rotary RibFest is returning to the city. Proceeds go to fund various programs supported by the Rotary Club.

This year’s festival will [Read more]

Call for community groups to take part in festival

July 30, 2015 by  

The Tastes of the Hill multicultural festival is set to take place this year on the fourth Sunday in August. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism Ontario, York Region. It is hosted by the City of [Read more]

Annual festival looking for vendors of all kinds

July 30, 2015 by  

The 9th annual Quayside Boardwalk Festival and Sale will be held in New Westminster next month for one day. Proceeds from this event go to The Group of 5 at the Royal Columbia Hospital in order to purchase equipment for infant and [Read more]

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