Town of Ajax Festivals & Events

The Town of Ajax hosts inclusive and innovative events throughout the year to celebrate the richness and diversity of our community. Visit often for information about upcoming Town events and to learn more about our wide range of community events.

St. Francis Centre for Community, Arts & Culture

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Our exciting 2022-2023 line-up features amazing concerts, live theatre, variety shows, and fun family-friendly performances. TIFF movies are back as well!

The St. Francis Centre has quickly become a destination for arts, culture, and heritage in Ajax, and the 2022/2023 season has it all!

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Movies in the Park – Presented by The Gordon Brothers Team - RE/MAX Hallmark First Group Realty Ltd., Brokerage

Enjoy a unique, outdoor, family cinema experience projected on a giant inflatable movie screen. Admission is free (registration not required) and movie goers are encouraged to bring your own snacks, a chair, blanket and bug spray! #AjaxMovieNight

Movies will take place at dusk and will happen rain or shine (rain locations listed below).

This year, we will be showcasing 3:

  • Friday, June 16Minions: The Rise of Gru
    Audley Recreation Centre (behind building) – 1955 Audley Road North
    Start time approx. 9 p.m. Rain location Audley Recreation Centre Gymnasium
  • Friday, July 14The Bad Guys
    Ajax Community Centre Sports field (South Field) – 75 Centennial Road
    Start time approx. 8:45 p.m. Rain location Ajax Community Centre Pad 2
  • Friday, August 18Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
    McLean Community Centre Miller’s Creek Park (Ball diamond) – 95 Magill Drive
    Start time approx. 8:15 p.m. Rain location McLean Community Centre Gymnasium

Presenting Sponsor: 

Presenting Sponsor: The Gordon Brothers team

Trailfest - June 25 – Audley Recreation Centre 

Celebrate the great outdoors and explore Ajax's beautiful and extensive trail system through 1 of 3 different ways. Please note that all rides/walks require the use of the Ride with GPS App. Please refer to the details below on how to register and download the Ride with GPS App prior to the event day. 

  • 44 km Ride with the Mayor 

        Registration: 8:30. - 9:15 a.m.
        Ride Start Time: 9:45 a.m. 

  • 16 km Tour D'Ajax 

        Registration: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
        Ride Start Time: 10 a.m.

  • 5 KM Walk through one of Audley Trails 

        Registration: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

        Walk start times: 10:30 a.m.  

We’ll keep you on course during this bike ride, running on June 25 using the Ride with GPS app available through your Google Play & Apple Store. On June 25, choose from a variety of rides and a walking route that you and your family can complete! At the event, share your adventures with us for a chance to win 1 of 5 prizes!


Audley Recreation Centre (1955 Audley Road North).


Can't make it on June 25? Register for our Trailfest - On the Go! event taking place from June 26 - July 2 with self-guided rides and walks around the Town of Ajax using the GPS App. See below for how to download and use the app.

Scan this QR Code to access Trailfest on the Go

Please Note: Online registration is open, to register please complete the registration form before June 15, 2023 at 11:59p.m. Access the registration form HERE!


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Download and Explore the Ride with GPS App *Required*

This year, riders will be asked to use the Ride with GPS App to assist them with directions along the Trailfest Routes. Please note there will be no directional signage on the route.

To learn more about the Ride with GPS app and how to download, please check out the How to Guide.

Canada Day - July 1 - Ajax Downs

Join us on July 1, 2023 at Ajax Downs (50 Alexander’s Crossing) for Canada Day!

From 2-10 p.m. enjoy a variety of activities including cultural performances, children’s games and activities, interactive experiences, 2 stages of live entertainment, community displays and exhibitors, sensory zone, food vendors, beer vendors and a special fireworks finale at 10 p.m.

Leave the driving to us - take the free Canada Day shuttle.
Nominal fees apply for food and beverages. Activities are subject to change without notice. ATM’s on site.

Title Sponsors:

Ajax Downs LogoCasino AjaxElexicon Energy Logo

Leading Sponsors:

Ontario Power LogoSafran Landing Systems 

Supporting Sponsors:

Julia Seaton logoBattlefield Logo


Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Ajax

Shuttle Information

On-site parking is limited. Take the shuttle from 1 of 3 convenient locations:

  1. GO Parking off of O'Brien Court
  2. Ajax Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S.)
  3. Audley Recreation Centre (1955 Audley Rd. N.)

First shuttle pick-up is 1:45 p.m. and the last shuttle will leave Ajax Downs at 10:45 p.m. Shuttles will run every 20 minutes (approximately) and may vary due to unexpected circumstances, traffic and weather. 

Food and Beverage Vendors

Beer Vendors: Falcon Brewery and Brock Brewery (19+)

Food Vendors: Classic Cone, Century Delight Catering, Heavenly Dreams, Mustache Burger, Ontario Corn Roasters, Side Car Coffee, S&S Cake Studio, and more!! Be sure to check back daily for an updated list of food vendors.

Sensory Zone

The Sensory Zone is a designated space where others and their individual needs are respected.

We ask all Sensory Zone patrons to respect the following:

  • Be mindful of loud and sudden noises
  • Know that all activities require parent/guardian supervision and
  • Know patrons of all ages are allowed to play and enjoy the activities offered

This space will be equipped with sensory focused activities including a colouring station, inflatables and games, sensory equipment, a sheltered area, a changing station and a seating area.

This year, Tulip The Mini Horse will be on site from 2-3:30p.m. in the sensory zone.

Noise cancelling headphones will be available for rent on site.

Summer in the Square - Presented by TD Bank Group

Pat Bayly Square (75 Bayly Street W.), Ajax’s downtown urban hub, will bring a vibrant energy to the community this summer with free family-friendly concerts, children’s performances and Zumba®. 

Presenting Sponsor: 

TD Bank


Music in the Square

Kicking off on July 4 and running every other Tuesday evening until August 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Pat Bayly Square is your Tuesday night free entertainment destination. Music in the Square features professional entertainment for all ages with genres ranging from classic rock to pop.

Each week, make sure you arrive early to enjoy delicious food from vendors in the square and/or a beverage from a local Durham brewery.

Please Note: Bring a chair. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Registration is not required.

July 4, 7 - 8:30 p.m.: Beach Party Boys (Beach Boys Tribute)

July 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m.: Beatlemania Revisited (Beatles Tribute)

August 1, 7 - 8:30 p.m.: Fiddlestix (Fiddle-Rock Band)

August 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m.: Exodus (Bob Marley Tribute)

August 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m.: Green River Revival (CCR Tribute)

All performances take place rain or shine. Performances will move indoors (Ajax Community Centre - HMS Room) during inclement weather and admission for indoor seating is on a first come, first served basis (280 capacity).

Leading Sponsor:

Amica Taunton Leading Sponsor Logo & Link

Kids in the Square

Kicking off on July 11 and running every other Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. until August 22, Pat Bayly Square is your kid-friendly Tuesday night free entertainment destination. Kids in the Square features interactive and engaging fun for the whole family.

The snack bar will be open, offering frozen favourites for everyone!

Please Note: Bring a chair. Food is available for purchase. Registration is not required.

July 11, 7 - 8 p.m.: Njacko Backo: African Voyage

July 25, 7 - 8 p.m.: BenTastic’s Magically Fantastic Show

August 8, 7 - 8 p.m.: Sonshine and Broccoli

August 22, 7 - 8 p.m.: Micro Bubble Foam Party

All performances take place rain or shine. Performances will move indoors (Ajax Community Centre - HMS Room) during inclement weather and admission for indoor seating is on a first come, first served basis (280 capacity). 

Zumba in the Square

Come celebrate the summer and enjoy energizing, outdoor Zumba® dance parties! All ages and levels welcomed, no previous dance experience required. Wear your brightest athletic clothing, and get ready to sweat and smile!

With two dates to choose from, we look forward to having you in the Square!

Registration is free, but required. Please register HERE.  

  • Friday, July 7: 7 – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, August 11: 7 – 8 p.m.
Get Involved

Get involved in the TOA community! We rely on a network of entertainers, vendors, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers to make our festivals and events great! 

Become an Entertainer at our 2023 Festivals and Events - Apply Now! 

Now accepting entertainer applications for all 2023 Festivals and Events. Whether you are a band, solo artist or children's entertainer, we want to hear from you!

Apply Now!

Become a Vendor or Exhibitor at our 2023 Festival and Events - Apply Now! 

Now accepting vendor and exhibitor applications for all 2023 Festival and Events. Whether you are a food vendor, exhibitor, community group or not-for-profit we want to hear from you!

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Become a Sponsor at our Festivals and Events! 
Become a sponsor of our upcoming Virtual and In-Person events. Please call 905-619-2529, ext. 7248 or email  for more information.
Volunteer at our Festivals and Events! 

Become a volunteer for one of our upcoming festivals or events. To learn more about our volunteer program visit our volunteer page.

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Truth & Reconciliation

The Town recognizes that true reconciliation requires sustained space for truth and action based on recognition of rights, respect and partnership. An important step in rebuilding relationships with Indigenous communities is to reflect and learn more about Indigenous history as we move forward with acknowledgement and kindness as an inclusive community.  

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