The weather is finally warm, so the outdoor season events are officially on, and we couldn’t get more excited for you to explore all the fun and entertainment events that will take place this month all over the York Region this June.
In June there’s plenty to celebrate there’s
- Indigenous Month
- Pride Month
- Seniors Month
On top of that there are many events throughout the region.
YR Trail Marker – Unveiling “The Chickadee
Continue to follow us along the Experience Trail. The next Marker the ‘Chickadee’ will be unveiled this month in Newmarket.
June 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Our Park: Carnival of the Arts
June 24, 25 – Ada Mackenzie Park
Zoe Kwan, the 2022-23 recipient of “Our Park: Community Art Project Grant, presents “Carnival of the Arts”. A site-specific dance festival that aims to immerse individuals into an afternoon of arts. The festival will open with a music workshop followed by the exciting premiere performance of four original dance works that have been created specifically for this park! project. For more info click here.
Saturdays at ClearWater Farm:
Get outside, and explore nature – while shopping a variety of local vendors, listening to live music, picking up some farm-fresh food from our farmstand (and seeing where it grows!). Learn more about what we do here by following our self-guided tour and have the whole family work with our art-in-nature programs or flex your mental health muscle in the fresh air. Saturdays at ClearWater Farm are back. We can’t wait to welcome you and your whole family!
When? Every Saturday from May 27th until Thanksgiving weekend
Where? 1614 Metro Rd N, Willow Beach, ON L0E 1S0
Entry is FREE
For more info visit: https://clearwaterfarm.ca/
Lavender Wild: A One-Day Festival Celebrating Queerness:
This sapphic-focused event hosts a 2SLGBTQ+ lineup combined of international and domestic talent, spread across two stages. The event celebrates diverse voices while creating a safe and interactive space for fans of all ages to enjoy musical performances, drag shows, and local artists during pride month.
A festival built by queer voices for community representation. This is a unique event that will uplift queer creators, photographers, business owners, musicians, and performers to create an all-encompassing environment, made by the community, for the community.
When? June 4th
Where? RBC Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Blvd W, Ontario Place, Toronto, ON M6K 3L3
For more info visit: https://www.lavenderwildfest.com/
Vaughan International Film Festival (VFF):
International screenings, showcasing 8 of the best international short films selected by VFF. The Vaughan International Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization highly invested in securing the future of the short film industry. Through public film screenings, scholarship opportunities as well as engaging and informative panels, webinars and industry events, VFF strives to support both experienced and aspiring filmmakers. Now in its 11th edition, the festival continues to offer a platform for independent creators to share their films and further excel within the industry.
When? June 19-22
Where? 1680 Creditstone Road, Concord, Vaughan L4K 5V6
Cost: $20 + taxes and fees
For more info visit: https://www.vaughanfilmfestival.com/
Shooting Stars: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at the McMichael:
Listen to the works of three composers who shared with Tom Thomson the fate of short but explosive working careers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1792), Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800), and Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Program also includes works by Luigi Boccherini, Felice Giardini, Giovanni Battista Noferi, and Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
When? June 30th
Where? 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Vaughan L0J 1C0
Cost: $40 Gallery members; $50 general public (includes Gallery admission)
For more info visit: https://mcmichael.com/event/tafelmusik-baroque-orchestra-shooting-stars/
National Indigenous History Month:
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, and the Town of Aurora will be joining communities across Canada in providing the opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It’s a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact an evolving Canada.
Celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples by participating in the many free activities happening in Aurora at Town Park.
When? June 4, 10, 17, 21 and 24
Where? Town Park Aurora, Aurora, ON L4G 1H1
For more info visit: https://www.aurora.ca/en/recreation-arts-and-culture/indigenous-history-month.aspx
Heritage Celebration Gala and Fundraiser:
Embark on a distinctive and interactive culinary journey that celebrates the very best of locally sourced products. Indulge in gourmet delights that tantalize your taste buds and quench your thirst with craft beer and exquisite Ontario wines. Immerse yourself in the melodious tunes that fill the air of the stunning Temple and explore the rich history of the Sharon Temple grounds with an informative historical tour. By joining us, you’ll not only be treated to an unforgettable experience, but you’ll also be supporting one of Canada’s most-significant architectural sites of democracy. Your admission grants you exclusive access to gourmet food stations, an awe-inspiring concert inside the Sharon Temple, and the opportunity to take a guided tour of the breathtaking grounds.
When? June 8th
Where? Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum,18974 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario, L0G 1V0
For more info visit https://www.sharontemple.ca/events-1/heritage-celebration-gala-and-fundraiser-2
Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville:
From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario showcases the buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our communities. Explore every corner of Whitchurch-Stouffville for 15+ sites and activations.
When? June 3
Where? Various Whitchurch-Stouffville Locations
For more info visit: https://discoverstouffville.ca/event/doors-open-whitchurch-stouffville/
Art in the Park:
Art in the Park is an outdoor art show and sale that has been running annually in Stouffville since 2015 and is a celebration of art and culture for our community. Enjoy the sounds of talented and diverse entertainment while you wander the park to revel in the talent of artists from across Southern Ontario. In addition to the diverse group of artists showcasing their talents through a variety of mediums, the town’s cultural facilities also take part by highlighting their services and providing crafts and activities to the families attending. The show includes fine art paintings, jewelry, pottery, textile art, photography and more.
When? June 10th
Where? Memorial Park 2 Park Drive, Whitchurch-Stouffville, L4A 4K1
For more info visit: https://wsartinthepark.weebly.com/
Stouffville Reads Agatha Christie’s Murder Mysteries:
Amid the glamour of an Art Deco themed venue, three Book Champions from our community will each defend their choice of an Agatha Christie murder mystery. Whilst enjoying a light supper and vintage 1930s cocktails, guests will listen carefully, then vote for their favourite book and its Champion as the winner of 2023 Stouffville Reads.
All the while, Foul Play ensues! Before another victim is claimed, the guests, accompanied by the cast of Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, will collect clues to identify the killer! Which intrepid guest sleuth will discover the identity of the murderer/murderess?
When? June 15th
Where? Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment – Nineteen on the Park, 19 Civic Ave, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 1G5