Arts and Culture

Sunset Amphitheatre

Arts and Culture

In 1874, Leamington was incorporated as a village and in 1890 it became an incorporated town. The community was named after the Royal Leamington Spa in England, after having originally been called "Gainesville". It was a crossroads hamlet with about 300 residents and was known for its tobacco farms and lumber products rather than its tomatoes. In 1908 the H. J. Heinz Company came to Leamington, bringing many jobs to the area and contributing to Leamington's growth. Leamington continues to evolve as a community that has been shaped by its unique culture and heritage. 

Leamington has a history that spans over 100 years. Its cultural heritage plays a key role in the Municipality's identity and quality of life, while it also contributes to Leamington's economic prosperity. Cultural heritage resources include protected heritage buildings, built heritage resources (such as monuments and structures), cultural heritage landscapes (such as scenic views, streetscapes, battlefields, and cemeteries), and archeological resources.

The Municipality of Leamington has a vibrant arts and culture scene, including the Leamington Arts Centre and The Bank Theatre. In addition, Arts at the Marina is an annual outdoor artisan event located at the Leamington Marina and Robson Road Park. Finally, the Leamington Library Branch is located at 1 John Street, and is operated by the Essex County Library Board.

Mill St. Markets

Mill Street Market Drone Image

The Mill St. Night Market is the only monthly market in Windsor-Essex County that is specially curated to serve delectable street food while you shop for handcrafted items, vintage clothing, and antiques. Lining the modern, reinvented, Mill Street in Leamington, you’ve never experienced a night market like this! 

Live Music and Entertainment

Our Lady Peace Concert Seacliff Amphitheater

Leamington is rapidly establishing itself as a premiere spot for live outdoor music and outdoor entertainment. The SUNSET Amphitheatre is the only beachfront amphitheatre in Southwestern Ontario. In addition to a full season of programming at the Amphitheatre, there are several other live music locations in Leamington to attend throughout the summer and fall.



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