Town Festivals and Events

This year let's celebrate with Virtual Events and modified In-Person Events! Stay tuned to this page for information on what's happening and how you can get involved.

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Virtual Events

The Virtual Events will be listed below and placed live at the top of this page. There are events often and if you subscribe to this page you can be notified directly to your email when updates occur!

Virtual Spirit Walk – Pickering Village History Tour - September 24, 8 p.m.

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Our popular guided Spirit Walk now live!

Take a step back in time to discover Ajax’s rich history and heritage. Begin the tour through our interactive map from the comfort of your home. ‘Spirits’ will visit participants’ screens and share information about Pickering Village, a historic and vibrant Ajax community.

No registration required for this family-friendly tour. Grab your favourite snacks and refreshments and start your tour at the top of this page.

Lights! Camera! Buzz In! – A Free Virtual Trivia Series presented by the St. Francis Centre

Do you think you’re an expert on all things Disney? Do you catch yourself quoting lines from movies on a regular basis, or singing Broadway show tunes in the shower? Do you think of yourself as a bit of a music historian or pop culture guru?

Well, we’ve got just the thing for you!

The St. Francis Centre is pleased to present Lights! Camera! Buzz In! – a free virtual trivia series that will test your knowledge on a variety of fun themes.  You’ll go head to head with other players, trying to climb the leaderboard for some great prizes. Compete every month with themes like Disney, Broadway, Summer Blockbusters, Musical Decades and more!

It’s brain bustin’ time, Ajax!

Stay tuned for more events coming this Fall!


Registration Information

Register as an individual or as a team with members from your household:

  • When registering, enter in a team name on the form and use the same team name in AhaSlides.com
  • Each team will require 2 internet-connected devices to play.
  • We recommend using a computer with a webcam to see the questions (via Zoom) and a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) to act as your “buzzer” to answer the questions on AhaSlides.com.
  • AhaSlides.com works best with the Google Chrome Web Browser.
  • You must register by 6 p.m. before the start of the game to confirm your spot.
  • Zoom and AhaSlides details will be sent prior to the event.
  • NOTE: Prizes will have a coordinated pick-up location at the Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd., Ajax)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.  You can download Zoom at zoom.us and select which version you would like to download, whether it be on a tablet, phone, or computer.  We recommend using a laptop or computer for the Zoom session.  Participants are then encouraged to use a smartphone or a tablet as their “buzzer”.  For technical assistance, please email Eric.Berkelmans@ajax.ca.

In-Person Events

Pumpkinville – Drive-In Experience & Giveaway Presented by TD Bank Group – October 23, 10 a.m., 1 & 4 p.m.

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Presented by:

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This year, drive into our Pumpkinville Experience & Giveaway!

Join us October 23 at Ajax Downs (50 Alexander’s Crossing) for a 1 hour drive-in experience (pre-registration for a particular timeslot required) featuring a live show by Friendly Fables, a few surprise and delight moments and free giveaway bag filled with sweets and treats. And don’t miss a Pumpkinville tradition – get your free pumpkin!

Kids are encouraged to dress in costume!

To ensure everyone's safety, show times are being scheduled to stagger numbers. Each show has a set number of registrants allowed per time slot. 

Thank you for your overwhelming interest. Registration for Pumpkinville – Drive-In Experience & Giveaway Presented by TD Bank Group is now full. Please fill out the waitlist form below and you will be contacted by an event representative should a spot become available.
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Supporting Sponsors:

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About Friendly Fables

Lexy, the RAP DAD is a children’s author and rapping dad from Ajax. The creator of Friendly Fables, a collection of 14 stories and songs, is making a name for himself by combining rapping with story time and its fun for the whole family!

It all began when Lexy left the corporate world unexpectedly to care for his infant son who required surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He created the Friendly Fables book series to entertain his own family and found his calling in performing the stories for others.

Fast forward to today and Lexy is generating buzz among kids and parents for his wildly popular Rap-A-Long books, songs and videos.

Notable Achievements:

  • 275,000+ streams on Spotify and his debut kids rap album based on his books   reached #1 on the iTunes children's music chart in Canada
  • 1,000,000 views on the Friendly Fables YouTube Channel
  • Performed live at schools for 10,000+ students
 2021 TOA Pumpkin Carving Contest 

How the photo contest works:

  • Follow the Town on Instagram at instagram.com/townofajax.
  • Take a photo of your carved pumpkin – you can even show off your costume!
  • Share how you’re getting in to the Halloween Spirit this year.
  • Tag our IG account - @townofajax include #Pumpkinville2021TOA
  • All entries must be received by end of day November 1.
  • All entries will be entered in to a draw for a chance to win 1 of 2 Halloween Prize Packs, delivered to your front door the first week of November.
  • Entries may be shared on the Town’s social media platforms.
  • If you do not have an Instagram account, please email your entry to events@ajax.ca
  • Have Fun! 

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2021 Festivals and Events Entertainers - Apply Now!
Now accepting entertainer applications for all 2021 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 festivals and events!

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently accepting any vendors or exhibitors. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for 2021 Festivals and Events, please send an email to events@ajax.ca as an expression of interest. 

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 events@ajax.ca for more information.

Volunteer at our festivals and events!

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently accepting new volunteers at this time. To learn more about our volunteer program visit our Volunteer page.