The City of Pickering is happy to offer great opportunities all year round for artists, artisans and performers. Following is a list of the opportunities:

Artists & Performers at Events

The City of Pickering Application for Performing Artists is now open. The application for 2020 Summer Concerts & City Events closes Friday, March 6 2020.

Performing Artists Application for Summer Concerts & City Events 

The City of Pickering has provided vendor space to artists and crafters during selected events throughout the year. 

Applications for 2020 artist and crafter vendors at events will open later in January 2020. 

Esplanade Park Concert Series

Bring your lawn chair and join us for an afternoon of entertainment. Concerts are held Sundays in July and August at 2:00 pm in Esplanade Park at the Gazebo (Pickering City Hall). Summer Concerts 2020 performer application closes Friday, March 6 2020.

Waterfront Concert Series

Every summer, the City hosts a Waterfront Concert Series. Residents can head down to Millennium Square and either set up their lawn chair for an evening of complementary summer time entertainment or dance the night away to anything from contemporary pop hits to rock n' roll. Concerts are held on Thursday evenings in July and August from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Summer Concerts 2020 performer application closes Friday, March 6 2020.

Artfest on the Esplanade

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Esplanade Park, Pickering Civic Complex 
11 am - 5 PM

Artists, Artisans & Independent Authors! You’re invited to join Artfest On The Esplanade!

Every spring Esplanade Park in Pickering comes alive with art, music, crafts, dance and singing, along with children's art areas and artists demonstrations. This free event highlights over 100 artists from across the province. They have the opportunity to exhibit and sell a fantastic variety of original art including paintings, photography, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, décor, books, and more!

New additions this year is a Juried Art Competition the theme Art of Sound and an Independent Authors area.

The event rounds off with live artistic performances, hands on activities, and special offerings from PineRidge Arts Council.

This year’s theme is The Art of Sound!

Apply before Thursday, April 9, 2020 to be part of this Celebration of Arts!  A complete artist package is at  or  Students and Independent Authors are free to apply.

SynchroniCity Dance Company

Synchronicity, City of Pickering's official Dance Company has created. Watch for SynchroniCity performances at our upcoming events, Easter Parade, Santa Claus Parade, Tree Lighting, Artfest and more!

For more information, please contact Amanda Rose at 905.420.4660 ext. 2080 or email

Durham West Studio Tour

Local artists open their homes and studios to this free self-guided tour. For dates and details visit, or call 905.926.1171.