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The sesquicentennial celebrations have begun. Discover our parks, immerse yourself in our heritage, attend an event or plan one of your own. The time is now to explore our rich history with activities and events happening across Milton there is no shortage of ways to celebrate Canada 150!

Town of Milton Events & Celebrations

Event Location Event Date/Time Event Description Further Details
Youth Awards n/a May 2017 The Milton Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) celebrates and recognizes the contributions of young people in our community. The purpose of the Youth Awards is to promote a positive image of young people and to generate awareness of the valuable contributions that youth make in our community.  Button that says details
Celebrating Canada - Song Spinner's Chorus Concert Milton Seniors' Activity Centre, 500 Childs Dr. Friday, June 2, 7:30 pm Come on out and enjoy the Song Spinners Chorus concert, a celebration of our nation's 150th birthday. Tickets available now at the Centre. For more information 905-875-1681.  
Downtown Milton Street Festival Main St June 3, 2017 The Downtown Milton Street Festival has been a partnership event between the Town of Milton and the Milton Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) since 2007, this year will be the event's 10th anniversary.  This free family event will once again include live entertainment, over 100 vendors, kidz zone and freetransit all day.  Button that says details

$1.50 Skate & Swim

Town Facilities

Public Swim Dates: June 24 to July 1

Public Skate Dates: June 1 - July 1

Celebrate Canada 150 and Parks & Recreation month by enjoying $1.50 Swim & Skate. 

Victoria Park Official Opening Victoria Park, beside Town Hall, 150 Mary St. July 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Celebrate Milton's 160, Canada's 150 and the official Opening of Victoria Park with an evening ice-cream social. Enjoy Canadian music performed by the Milton Concert Band, the official plaque unveiling as well as games, face painting and activities for the kids. Don't forget to bring your picnic blanket as we celebrate into the evening. Event is free. Ice cream is $1.50 Coming Soon
Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Milton Seniors' Activity Centre, 500 Childs Dr.  Wednesday, June 28, 12:00 - 2:00 pm Wear your red and white proudly and join us for entertainment and a delicious lunch, inspired by the many Canadian flavours. Tickets available at the Centre after May 29th. For more information 905-875-1681.  
Canada 150 Visual Arts Camp TBD August 8 - 11, 2017 Blow out the candles and celebrate 150 years of Canadian artists with drawings and painting created by new Canadian artists.  Button that says details
Culture Days Milton Centre for the Arts. 1010 Main St. E September 29 - October 1, 2017 Each year, Culture Days--a national initiative--features free, hands-on, interactive activities and opportunities for Canadians to create, participate and share in arts and culture in their communities.  Button that says details

Community Events


Location  Event Date/Time Event Description Further Details
Milton Memories Roundtable Waldie's Blacksmith Shop, 16 James St. Saturdays Feb 11 - May, 20: 10:15 am Bring your stories and pictures or listen as others report on aspects of Milton's fascinating history. A different subject each Saturday.

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The Farmers Market Celebrates Milton Farmers Market May 13 & July 1 The Farmers Market celebrates it's 45th anniversary, the Town of Milton is 160 years new and Canada marks it's sesquicentennial. Stop by booth '45' to  celebrate with cupcakes and fan fair.

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Canada Learning Code (Ages 11 - 14) Milton Public Library (Main Branch) June 6
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join teens across the country as we come together and tell the story of Canada using code!

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Blind Date with a Canadian Author (Ages 18+)

Milton Public Library (Main & Beaty Branches) June 19 - July 15

Celebrate Canada's 150th by checking out a Canadian author. Read the book's "dating profile" on the wrapper and choose one that appeals to you!

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Happy Canada Day with the Milton Public Library

Milton Public Library (Main & Beaty Branches) (drop-in)

June 30
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Get in the spirit: Celebrate Canada's 150th at MPL with a scavenger hunt, tattoos, crafts, and of course, cupcakes!

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O Canada Book Quiz (Ages 11 - 17)

Milton Public Library (Online) July 1 - 31

Test your knowledge of Canadian books and authors for the chance to win a patriotic prize basket!

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Canada Day Milton Fair Grounds, 136 Robert St July 1, 2017 It's Canada's 150th anniversary and this year's event will provide an array of exciting activities to include fantastic live music, wide variety of entertainment, diverse food choices, arts and crafts, fun activities for all ages, and the finale featuring spectacular fireworks under the stars.

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Children's Programs at the Milton Public Library

Milton Public Library (Main & Beaty Branches

July 5 - August 9

A summer series of registered ($5/pp) and drop-in programs for kids celebrating Canada. Each Wednesday, from July 5 to August 9, experience a special Canadian-themed program!

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Canadian Trivia Night

Milton Public Library (Main Branch)

July 12
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Come out for an evening of Canadian trivia fun. Play alone or bring a group. Prizes for the top three winners.

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Legacy 150

Event Location  Event Date/Time  Event Description
Canada 150 Photo Contest TBD July Submit your photo celebrating Canada 150 for a chance to see your photos on display at a Town of Milton facility.  Check back for more details!
Community Park Plaque Installation Community Park, Milton TBD Plaques will be installed at central plaza as well as within the rubber safety surface area commemorating Canada's 150th. 
Park Bench Dedication Milton TBD The Town of Milton sesquicentennial bench program gives residents and local businesses the opportunity to sponsor a commemerative bench on a concrete pad within a Town Park or Trail.