Upcoming Festivals & Events 

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

Easter Parade

Saturday, April 8
10:00 am
Annland Street

“The Bay Ridges Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606 will be hosting their annual Easter Parade along the usual Bay Ridges parade route. The parade theme is “The Legion’s Last Bunny Hop.” Following the parade, the Legion’s will host a free lunch at their branch sponsored by Triple Properties and provide free family fun activities.

The parade travels east on Annland Street from Liverpool Road to Krosno Boulevard then east on Krosno to Bayly Street.  The parade ends at Bayly Street however the procession continues on to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #606 located at 1555 Bayly Street (one block west of Brock Road). 

Groups can apply to walk in the parade through the form below or at 9:00am day-of at the registration point, Copperworks (695 Liverpool Road South).

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Please contact Myrna Picotte for more information.


Myrna Picotte
Cell: 289.200.6706


Saturday, May 13
Esplanade Park

Learn more.


Saturday, May 27
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Esplanade Park

The City of Pickering and PineRidge Arts Council are excited to bring the community together to celebrate art and culture by welcoming back Artfest to Esplanade Park for 2023. Please join us on May 27, 2023 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm for a market highlighting 60 local artist and artisans, live demonstrations, fun hands on activities, performances, and live music.

Come support talented local artists, view extraordinary art, shop our plant sale from Pickering Horticultural Society, and enjoy delicious food from one of our local food trucks!

Call for Artists

Are you an artist or artisan? Are you a painter, a printmaker, potter, photographer, sculptor, author, performer, weaver, spinner, fiber or textile artist, glassblower, wood worker, etc.? We want you!

Now accepting applications for artists and artisan vendors. Deadlines for applications closes April 6, 2023. Successful applicants will be informed no later than April 17, 2023.

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Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Artfest is sponsored by a number of local businesses, and would not be possible without the support of local groups within the community. Interested partners are invited to please visit our Sponsorships page to learn more about the many exciting sponsorship opportunities available with the City of Pickering. Sponsorship Opportunities

Summer Concerts

Sundays at 2:00 pm, Esplanade Park Gazebo

July 9, 16, 23, 30

August 6, 20, 27

Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Millennium Square

July 6, 13, 20, 27

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Our annual free summer concerts series is back for 2023! Join us on Thursdays and Sundays during July and August to enjoy a variety of live & upbeat music each week. Come to sing, dance, and have fun. Bring your family, friends, and a lawn chair or blanket!

Note: paid parking plan in effect.


We are looking for bands and performers to participate in our Summer Concert Series. 

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Coming Soon

 Cultural Fusion Fair

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.

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

More info at pickering.ca/culturalfusion

Winter Nights, City Lights

Thank you for joining us this year! We hope to see you again in 2023. 

Check back Fall 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.