Upcoming Festivals & Events

Join us as Pickering celebrates together.   We have an assortment of great events to engage in all year round.
The City’s Events Calendar is the best resource to see upcoming City and Community Events.  Below are some of Pickering's events that we are proudly offering.


Saturday, May 11
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Esplanade Park

Pickering welcomes all furry friends for this one-day event celebrating pets!  

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Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Esplanade Park

**Two days this year!  Join us as Esplanade Park is filled with creativity for this Arts-themed event.  

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Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2
Bruce Handscombe Park

Pickering Rotary Ribfest

June 14-16
Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Esplanade Park

Canada Day

Daytime Program 
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Esplanade Park

Evening Program
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm in Kinsmen Park

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Summer Concerts

Waterfront Concerts (Millennium Square)
Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEW* Rick Johnson Memorial Park Concerts
Fridays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Esplanade Park Concerts
Sundays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*No Esplanade Park Concerts on August 11 or 18

Food Truck Festival

Friday, August 9 from 5:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, August 10 from 12:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 11 from 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Esplanade Park


Planning a Community Festival or Event in Pickering?

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