Arts and Culture

Front of Arts Centre Building

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.

Arts and Culture

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 5 John Street, and is operated by the Essex County Library Board.

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 newly south constructed Seacliff Park Waterfront Amphitheatre is the only grassed 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.

                           

 

 

For a full list of programming in Leamington, please visit Leamington’s Official Tourism Website:

If you would like to perform at one of our musical series in the future please submit a Musical Performance Request Form. All 2018 dates have currently been filled. 

Contact(s)

© 2018 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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