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Festivals and Special Events

Festivals and Special Events

The City organizes or supports more than a dozen special events and festivals each year that contribute to the vibrancy of our community. These free public events create opportunities for residents to connect with each other through shared experiences and make lasting memories with family and friends. 

These events wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers, partners and sponsors. Please consider registering as an event volunteer. You'll meet some great people and have fun!

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact staff to discuss options. 

People painting on canvas
Cultural Canvas

A community art gathering which celebrates and embraces arts and culture in our community.

Person playing guitar on stage
Music in the Square

Grab a bite to eat from a Downtown eatery, bring a lawn chair and enjoy performances from different local musicians each week.

Man and son watching fireworks
Canada Day

Showcasing live music, a Canadian Kids Zone, vendors, a fireworks show and more! 

Pink and red flowers
City Beautiful Awards

Honouring those who enhance and maintain their property, contributing to a vibrant community.

Band on stage with large crowd of people watching

Throughout two days, enjoy free entertainment and a variety of activities for all ages! 

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Sports Wall of Fame

Recognizing community leaders, individuals and teams, while celebrating sports achievement.  

Wreathes with poppies
Remembrance Day

Paying tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve.

Christmas light display
Lighting of Museum Square

Join us as we ring in the holiday season and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!  

Santa and Mrs. Claus riding on a sleigh
Santa Claus Parade

The parade will feature holiday themed floats, marching bands, Mr. & Mrs. Claus and more! 

Mother, Father and Daughter decorating tree
Decoration Exchange

Let us help you 'deck your halls' through the City of Woodstock’s Decoration Exchange! 

Crowd watching musical performance
CPKC Holiday Train

The CPKC Holiday Train tours North America, making a difference one stop at a time!  

Father and Daughter
Family Day

Enjoy free activities and fun for the whole family! 

Two children picking up easter eggs.
Easter Egg Hunt

Gather Easter eggs, enjoy treats, entertainment and a chance to win an 'egg'citing prize.

People picking up litter in a park
Spring Clean Up

Help keep our community clean and beautiful.

Person planting sapling
Arbour Day Tree Planting

Celebrate Arbour Day at our community tree planting.

Red classic cars in a parade
Victoria Day Weekend

Victoria Day Weekend Midway &
Victoria Day Parade 

Field of pink, yellow and orange tulips
Tulip Bulb Sale

Beautify your garden for the coming spring with the Parks Department's annual tulip bulb sale!

People walking through event
Special Event Permits
Planning an event or festival on public property requires information from and collaboration with several city divisions

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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