Upcoming Festivals & Events 

The City’s Events Calendar is the best resource to see upcoming City and Community Events. 

Canada Day

Canada Day is back in-person on Friday, July 1st for both day time and evening programming.

Event details at pickering.ca/canadaday.

Summer Concerts

Summer Concerts are back in person for 2022.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a new concert each week in July and August!

Thursdays at 7:00 pm - Millennium Square (Liverpool Rd. South, at the Waterfront)
July 7                     Fiddlestix  (Celtic Rock)
July 14                   Project Pheonix  (R&B Funk)
July 21                   Lost Socks  (Pop/Blues/Country)
July 28                   Sammy Duke  (Folk Blues & Soul)
August 4               Vintage  (Reggae/Rock&Roll)
August 11             Jason Maxwell  (Country)
August 18             Kim & Company  (Dance)
August 25             Twisters (60s/70s Rock&Roll)

note: New paid parking plan in effect.

Sundays at 2:00 pm - Esplanade Park Gazebo (Near City Hall) 
July 3                     Pickering Community Concert Band
July 10                   Andy Earle and the Bandits  (Jazz, Blues & Calypso)
July 17                   The Lincolnaires  (50s, 60s 70s)
July 24                   Soul Jazz Express  (Jazz Funk & Soul)
July 31                   Alex Whorms  (Pop/Jazz)
August 14             The Sideman  (Jazz)
August 28             Faith Amour  (R&B)

Schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be posted online & on social media.

Cultural Fusion Festival

A unique, one of a kind festival that will give attendees the opportunity to celebrate the many places where culture has melded and fused to create new and beautiful traditions and cultural practices, through food, entertainment and music.

August 19-21
Esplanade Park

More info at pickering.ca/culturalfusion

Winter Nights, City Lights: A Walk-Thru Experience

November 2022 - January 2023
Esplanade Park

Take a winter walk through Esplanade Park and experience the magic all season.


Check back early 2023 for information on next year's vendor call-out and event details.

Planning a Community Festival or Event in Pickering?

Review the Community Festival & Events Manual, then submit your festival or event for consideration.

Mentorship Program: Collaborate & Connect through City Events

The City of Pickering is pleased to offer a mentorship program for organizations interested in developing their event planning skills. Share your message and create a lasting impression on the residents of Pickering.

Successful applicants will partner with a business or community organization and the City event planning team, to plan and execute an activity during a City-operated event.

Who Can Apply?

Community Organizations and Not-for-Profits serving Pickering, in partnership with one another, or a Local Business.

What is Required?

  • Activities presented must be free of charge
  • Applicants must fund their idea
  • Partners must attend at minimum 3 planning meetings
  • Partners must meet planning timelines
  • 6 applicants will be accepted for 2023 based upon the feasibility/community benefit of their proposal

What does the City provide?

  • Basic equipment to support your activity
  • Event Promotions
  • Mentorship and Guidance throughout the process

How Do I Get Started?

View the presentation.

If you have any questions please contact Coordinator, Community Partnerships at 905.420.4660 ext 3604