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February 22 – 25 | Main Street Newmarket

DESCRIPTION

Newmarket’s historic Main Street, will become a pedestrian zone from Water Street to Park Avenue, Main Street will become a pedestrian zone, where visitors are invited to enjoy:

  • Food & beverage. Indulge in expanded outdoor restaurant options or grab a drink at one of the Ice Bars. During the event, guests will be permitted to enjoy alcohol outdoors throughout the event area.
  • Lounge areas. Kick back, relax and take in the atmosphere at one of the igloo lounges or warm up and roast marshmallows by the fire pits.
  • Art installations. Stroll along Main Street and admire the art, including ice sculptures and light installations.
  • Live entertainment. Music, magic and fire performances are just some of the delights that visitors can expect when they visit.
  • The best of Main Street.  Choose Local and explore the many boutique shops and services on Main Street. Win incredible prizes and earn rewards for shopping and dining during the event.

Visit the Town of Newmarket website for more information.

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Saturday, February 3 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m | Old Town Hall

DESCRIPTION

Join us for the Black History Month 2024 Reception featuring live entertainment, featured guests, keynote address, dance, spoken word and more! The reception will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular Ujamaa Black-Owned Marketplace will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where you can meet and shop from talented local artisans!

Click here for tickets and registration.

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Friday, February 16, 2024 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Newmarket Public Library

DESCRIPTION

Hosted and sponsored by the Newmarket Public Library in partnership with the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association. There is growing awareness in Black communities that documentary and film evidence can be used as an empowering tool for story-making, history-making and change.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Newmarket Public Library

DESCRIPTION

Join us for a live and interactive speaker presentation and interview, hosted by the Newmarket Public Library and moderated by Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association’s Jerisha Grant-Hall. NACCA is pleased to welcome Dr. Natasha Henry-Dixon as this year’s honoured speaker. Natasha Henry-Dixon is an assistant professor of African Canadian History at York University. The 2018 Vanier Scholar is researching the enslavement of Black people in early Ontario. Her publications include Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (June 2010), Talking about Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2012), a number of youth-focused titles, and several entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia on African Canadian history. Through her various professional, academic, and community roles, Natasha’s work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve, and disseminate the histories Black Canadians

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February 3 to 29, 2024 | Old Town Hall

DESCRIPTION

This year’s exhibit interpreting the theme, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – Telling Our Story, Writing Our History” is a powerful showcase of Black Canadian history and experiences. The talented artists behind the pieces use their unique perspectives and artistic vision to convey the message of reclamation and empowerment. NACCA is proud to provide a platform for this incredible group of individuals and celebrate their exceptional contributions to the community.

The theme of the exhibit centers on the power of storytelling as a mode of resistance against systemic erasure, silencing, and marginalization of Black Canadian history and experiences. The purpose is to highlight how art can serve as a tool for cultural expression and advocacy for Black Canadians.

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February 3 to 29, 2024 | Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South)
Tuesday to Saturday | 10 a.m. to 12 pm. & 1 to 4 p.m. | Free Admission

DESCRIPTION

Join us in honouring Black History Month with an exhibit dedicated to Black History with special feature, Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now, in partnership with NACCA, on display at the Elman W. Campbell Museum during the month of February 2024. Learn about local Black contributions through a new historical exhibit on early Black pioneers such as Henry Hisson, Taylor Tamar, Edward Provost, Henry Thomas Shepherd.

This exhibit will showcase a rich and diverse history that is often overlooked. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the many achievements of Black individuals and communities that span centuries until today. Through interactive displays and educational programming, you will gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and triumphs that have shaped Black history in our local area and across the country.

We hope that this exhibit will inspire conversations and reflections on the ongoing fight for racial justice and equality. It is a chance to recognize the resilience, resistance and invaluable contributions of Black Canadians in the face of adversity, and to acknowledge the important role they have played in shaping our society. We encourage you to bring your family and friends to the Elman W. Campbell Museum throughout February 2024 to experience Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now and join us in this commemoration of Black history.

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Saturday March 30, 2024 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM | Main Street Newmarket

DESCRIPTION

Join the Main Street businesses for some Easter fun:

  • Paint an egg at Main Ideas Painting Studio
  • Pop in to Little Rae Goods for some face painting
  • Take part in the Easter Scavenger Hunt – stop by Life is Good Newmarket (222 Main Street South) for your instructions.
  • Meet the Easter Bunny

All activities are free and are on a first come, first serve basis. Prizes will be awarded for the best painted eggs and the scavenger hunt winners.

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Every Saturday from May 6 to October 28 | 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Riverwalk Commons

Description

Celebrating 25 years, the Newmarket Farmers Market received the Award of Excellence from Farmer’s Markets of Ontario!

Every Saturday Morning from the first weekend in May to the last weekend in October, a band of farmers, vendors and volunteers create a hive of activity reminiscent of the town’s early years as a new market. With over 40 local farmers and local businesses, the market is a place to buy farm fresh produce, home-made baking, hand-made crafts and a great place to meet up with friends over breakfast or lunch.

Discover all the vendors here.

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Newmarket Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)
Thursday, May 2: 10am to 9pm
Friday, May 3: 10am to 9pm
Saturday, May 4: 10am to 5pm
Sunday, May 5: 10am to 4pm
DESCRIPTION
Shop over 2000+ unique pieces of both functional and decorative porcelain, stoneware, and Raku pottery.
There will be a designated Empty Bowls Fundraiser Table at the Spring Sale too. Guild members donate pieces of their work, and the proceeds from the sale of these pieces are donated to the Empty Bowls charities.
Visit Pine Tree Potters Guild for more information.
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Friday May 31 | 5:00PM – 10:00PM| Riverwalk Commons

The Newmarket Group of Artists and the Town of Newmarket are partnering again to present the second annual outdoor Night Market event. Not only is this event an art show and sale but a celebration of the arts with live music, food and beverage. Enjoy an evening in downtown Newmarket and discover art that speaks to you while celebrating with Newmarket’s artists.

Find out more at Newmarket Group of Artists.

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Sunday June 9 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Main Street Newmarket

Description

Hosted by the Newmarket Car Club, this is an annual favourite! Stroll Main Street and view beautifully restored classic cars, hot roads and more. Chat with the owners about their cars, enjoy live music, shopping and more! This is a great family friend event that is free.

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Friday June 14 | 6:00PM to Midnight

Saturday June 15 | 10:00AM to 10:00PM

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The festivities begin on Friday night at Riverwalk Commons with live performances from 15 + Ontario-based emerging queer and allied artists, as well as a marketplace with vendors and artisans.

Pride at Riverwalk is on both days, and features live performances from 30+ Ontario-based emerging queer artists and allies. Unique food moments and hand-pick craft vendors to shop from, including 25+ community organization to connect with.

The Pride Parade is showcases of the beauty and strength in pride and self-expression, and shows what community truly looks like. The parade begins at 3PM at Queen and Main and ends at Water Street.

Discover more at York Pride.

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Saturday June 15 & Sunday June 16 | 10:00AM to 5:00PM | Fairy Lake

DESCRIPTION

Join the Newmarket North Lions Club for their annual Artisan Festival. Stroll through beautiful Fairy Lake park and browse local artists including potters, painters, textile arts and much more. The event is free with a donation to the NNLC.

Find out more here.

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Friday June 21 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Fairy Lake

Saturday June 22 | 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Fairy Lake

Description

​The Community Craft Beer Festival is an annual event celebrating all things craft. Our goal is to promote Ontario breweries, cideries, spirits and producers through a festival where attendees can sample multiple products and meet the producers behind the products.

Get tickets here.

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Monday, July 1 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Main Street Newmarket

Description

Join the Main Street merchants for their annual Canada Day celebration:

  • Shop the street with vendors
  • Live music
  • Family friendly activities

Click here for vendor information.