Municipality of Leamington Events

View from the hill looking at the SUNSET Amphitheatre

We're excited to host summer events again this year for our community. Click on the events below for more information.

Leamington 150th Anniversary kick-off Concert and Canada Day fireworks - Monday, July 1

Leamington to kick off 150th Anniversary Celebration on Canada Day with Canadian Country Music Superstar Terri Clark

The Municipality of Leamington, in partnership with the Leamington 150 Anniversary Committee and The Bank Theatre, is excited to announce the kick-off of Leamington’s 150th anniversary celebration as part of the Music Onthe42 Summer Concert Series. This historic event, headlined by country music legend Terri Clark, will take place on Canada Day, July 1, 2024!

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Leamington's SUNSET® Amphitheatre in Seacliff Park, the evening promises to be an unforgettable celebration of music and community spirit. This free, un-ticketed concert will begin at 6:30 PM with a captivating performance by the talented Michelle Wright. The spotlight then shifts to Terri Clark, who will take center stage at 8:30 PM, enchanting the audience with her legendary talents.

The celebration will reach its grand finale with a display of fireworks over Lake Erie beginning at 10:00 PM. This finale will light up the sky in honour of Leamington's sesquicentennial year and Canada Day, ensuring the 150th-anniversary celebration kicks off with an unforgettable event of light and sound.

More information:

Additional events and the full lineup for the Leamington 150th Anniversary Celebration/Music Onthe42 Summer Concert Series will be announced soon.

Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available by contacting leamington150@gmail.com.

Refreshments are available at the Kinsmen Kanteen.

Transit information: 

LT-Go transit hours have been extended to 11:30 PM for the concert and fireworks.

A golf cart pickup service will be available at the LT-Go stop at Seacliff Park to assist individuals with accessibility issues. This service will conveniently transport guests down the hill to the concert venue and will also provide return trips to the bus stop following the event. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can fully enjoy the festivities, and we look forward to celebrating this special occasion with our community.

 

 

Leamington 150 Anniversary kick-off Canada Day Celebration

 

 About Terri Clark
From humble beginnings playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville to holding the honour of being the only Canadian female member of the Grand Ole Opry, Terri Clark has solidified her place in the history books of country music.  The multi-JUNO Award winner boasts over 5 million albums sold, three RIAA Platinum and two RIAA Gold-certified albums, Canadian Gold, Platinum, Double Platinum, and Triple Platinum-certified albums, thirteen Top Ten singles, including six number ones in Canada and the U.S., 19 CCMA Awards, and multiple ACM and CMA ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ Award nominations. In 2018, Terri was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and most recently, in 2023, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame – joining the likes of Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette, Neil Young, and Shania Twain in one of Canada’s highest honours.

Clark has performed her hit singles like “Better Things To Do,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” to sold-out audiences on both sides of the border, headlining her own shows and touring with megastars like George Straight, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley. Clark has also had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the biggest and most legendary names in music, including Jann Arden, Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Reba McEntire, Johnny Reid, Dallas Smith, and Tanya Tucker. In 2022 and 2023, she hit the road again with McEntire, continuing to captivate audiences as she took command of the iconic stages of Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl and more.

Clark also hosts the internationally syndicated CMA and ACM Award-nominated radio show Country Gold with Terri Clark, which can be heard on radio stations across the USA and Canada.

For more information on Terri Clark, visit terriclark.com

 About Michelle Wright

Returning to Leamington is country music’s Michelle Wright who graced Leamington’s SUNSET® Amphitheatre stage in 2021. Like so many country artists, five-time Canadian Country Music Association “Female Vocalist of the Year” winner Michelle Wright, originally from Merlin, Ontario, cut her teeth playing six nights a week in clubs throughout Canada. The success of her first CD, Do Right By Me, landed her a deal with the brand new Arista/Nashville label. Arista/Nashville made Michelle one of its flagship artists, and in 1990, they released her first U.S. album, Michelle Wright. The first single, "New Kind Of Love," became her first top thirty American hit. 

In 1992, Arista released her second CD, Now & Then, producing six singles, including the song that changed everything, “Take It Like A Man.” The song catapulted Michelle to superstardom, receiving twelve music industry awards, including the 1993 Canadian Country Music Association's Fans' Choice Entertainer of The Year Award and double platinum honours for Now & Then the same year. 

To date, Michelle Wright has garnered forty major awards in the US and Canada, including her 2011 induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and performed to audiences across the globe. Her total of thirteen album releases have produced twenty‐five Top Ten radio hits.

In 2022, on the 30th anniversary of the release of Now & Then, BFD/Audium Nashville released Wright’s tenth studio project, Milestone. Working with producer Bob Funk (the husband of one of the newest inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Patricia Conroy), she recorded nine new songs, including the first single, “Small Town.” The second single, “Heartbreak Song,” lays bare the misery of surviving the end of a relationship. The song was co-written with Texas Hills’ Adam Wakefield, who also appears in the song’s music video.

One of Milestone’s highlights is Wright’s new recording of the classic “Take It Like A Man.” Calls went out to the studio players from the original session. Drummer Lonnie Wilson, guitar players Brent Mason and Biff Watson, and Bruce Bouton (who created the signature guitar lick on his Weissenborn) returned to the studio for the new recording.

For more information on Michelle Wright, visit michelle-wright.com 

Leamington 150th Anniversary Dream Cruise and Car Shows - Saturday, June 29

The Leamington 150 Anniversary Committee, in collaboration with the Leamington Uptown Business Improvement Area (BIA) and supported by the Municipality of Leamington, is thrilled to announce a Dream Cruise and Car Shows event on Saturday, June 29, 2024. This festive occasion highlights the ongoing celebrations marking Leamington's 150th anniversary.

The festivities will kick off with a unique Dream Cruise, a nostalgic journey from noon to 1:00 PM. This historic cruise route, from the Leamington Fairgrounds to the Leamington Dock, will bring back the cherished cruising tradition of Leamington's past. 

Following the cruise, the festivities will shift to Uptown Leamington for a Car Show from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Classic cars and hot rods will line the streets of Talbot Street West, Queen Avenue, and John Street, transforming Leamington’s uptown into an exhibition of automotive history and style.

Alongside the impressive display of cars, attendees will enjoy live music at the Italian Centennial Park, located on John Street, from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This free community event promises fun for all ages and is a fantastic way to engage with the history and culture of Leamington.

"Leamington's 150th anniversary is a historic occasion, and what better way to celebrate than with a Dream Cruise and Car Shows," said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. "This event is a wonderful opportunity for both residents and visitors to experience the charm of our town. We invite everyone to join us as we drive down memory lane and celebrate our history and community spirit. Let's make this celebration a memorable one for the entire family."

Special thanks are extended to Gino DelCiancio and the Leamington Area Classic Cruisers for their dedication and effort in organizing this memorable event.

More details are available at leamington.ca/150.


 

🎶🚗Join us for live music at Leamington’s 150th Anniversary Dream Cruise and Car Shows! Happening Saturday, June 29 at 4:00 PM at Italian Centennial Park (beside the Leamington Library).

Entertainment Lineup:

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Vice Aerial

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM: Rick LaBonte & The Band of Brothers

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM: Crack The Whip

8:30 PM - 9:45 PM: The Rose City Rockers

 

 

Dream Cruise and Car Shows poster

 

Leamington 150th Anniversary Multicultural Concerts - Sunday, June 30

In celebration of Leamington’s 150th anniversary, the Leamington 150 Anniversary Committee, in partnership with the Municipality of Leamington and Uni-Fab, is proud to host a series of multicultural concerts. This event is a testament to the community's rich diversity and shared spirit.

Join us on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at the outdoor stage in Italian Centennial Park, located beside the Leamington Library, for a day filled with vibrant performances and cultural celebrations. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the many uptown Leamington businesses remaining open for refreshments and food.

Entertainment Lineup:

  • 2:00 PM - Román De la Cruz - Spanish soloist
  • 3:00 PM - Take Two - Italian and more
  • 4:00 PM - Denis Bastarache Duo - French and fun
  • 5:00 PM - Sabor Latino Band - Spanish Band
  • 6:00 PM - Autumn Leaves - a mix of Russian, Yiddish, Polkas, Celtic Jigs & Reels
  • 7:00 PM - Jilda Farias - a mix of well-loved songs and opera

This celebration is an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy the cultural richness that makes Leamington unique. Don’t miss this fantastic day of music and fun!

Marina Patio Nights

Enjoy Friday nights on the Marina patio all summer long, starting in June. Enjoy free, live entertainment from great local musicians.

Entertainment Schedule:
• May 31: Freddie Galahad – Elvis Tribute
• June 14: Mark Chichkan – Acoustic
• June 21: Back 2 Back – Pop/Rock/Country
• June 28: Ciao Duo – Classic Rock/Motown
• July 5: Dawn & Elvis – 60s, 70s, and 80s
• July 19: Andrea & Mike Pannunzio – Variety
• July 26: Kristopher & Jim – Acoustic Rock
• August 16: Jen Knight – Acoustic Rock
• August 23: Rochelleday Music – Rock, R&B, and Pop
• August 30: Jason Baclig – Classic Hits

Event Details:
• Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Location: Leamington Marina Patio, 90 Robson Road, Leamington, ON

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, grab a seat, or bring their own seat to enjoy a great lineup of local talent.

Marina Patio Night Entertainment Schedule

 

Mill St. Markets

The Municipality of Leamington, in collaboration with the Leamington Arts Centre, the Leamington Uptown Business Improvement Area (BIA), and The Bank Theatre, is thrilled to announce the return of the much-anticipated Mill St. Market for the summer of 2024. This vibrant and family-friendly street festival, known for its unique blend of local culture, arts, and culinary delights, is set to take place on Mill Street West, transforming it into a bustling pedestrian-only zone in the heart of uptown Leamington.

Event Dates and Times:

  • Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
  • Friday, August 9, 2024
  • Friday, September 13, 2024
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Mill Street West, Uptown Leamington

Mill St. Market is a free-to-attend event that celebrates the spirit of our community. 

For more information and to apply to be a vendor or volunteer, visit: https://leamingtonartscentre.com/mill-st-market/ 

Music Onthe42 Summer Concert Series

The Municipality of Leamington, in partnership with The Bank Theatre and the Leamington 150 Anniversary Committee, is happy to announce the 2024 lineup for the Music Onthe42 Summer Concert Series. This year’s series, in celebration of Leamington’s 150th anniversary, promises to be a memorable celebration of local music and community spirit.

Leamington’s SUNSET® Amphitheatre at Seacliff Park will set the stage for an exciting array of musical acts:

  • Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 7:00 PM – Richard Janik, Canadian Goldrush Unplugged, will take the stage with a dynamic performance of Canadian hits and 'deep tracks.'
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 7:00 PM – James Gibb & Mystery Train Band will delight audiences with a tribute to the legendary Elvis Presley.
  • Saturday, July 27, 2024, at 7:00 PM – The Windsor Symphony Orchestra, featuring Maestro Franz, will conclude the series with a captivating musical experience.

All concerts are free and open to the public, offering an un-ticketed, family-friendly environment for all to enjoy.

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Kinsmen Kanteen. Additionally, to accommodate concertgoers, LT-Go on-demand transit hours have been extended to 11:00 PM for each concert evening.

“We are excited to bring this lineup of local talent to our community as part of our 150th Anniversary celebrations,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “We invite everyone to join us for these memorable evenings of free live music by great local artists.”

2024 Summer Concert Series lineup

Windsor Symphony Orchestra free concert at the SUNSET® Amphitheatre - July 27

Join us for a free summer concert at the SUNSET® Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM. 

Experience a remarkable musical evening with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra! Watch Maestro Robert Franz and the full symphony perform as the sun sets over Lake Erie.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic basket and enjoy some great music in the outdoors.

Concert sponsored by the the Municipality of Leamington.

 

WSO Summer Concert Series

 

Contact(s)

© 2024 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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