Unionville Festival2024-06-01T06:34:55-04:00

Welcome to the

UNIONVILLE FESTIVAL

Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2

Welcome to the

UNIONVILLE FESTIVAL

Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2

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About Unionville Festival

Kick off the summer with the Unionville Festival! This annual event takes place on historic Main Street Unionville and is a celebration of the local community, featuring live music, delicious food, and a wide range of activities for people of all ages. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some great entertainment or simply soak up the festive atmosphere, the Unionville Festival is a must-attend event for anyone in the area.

History of Unionville Festival

In 1969, Unionville residents banded together to save Main Street Unionville in a protest that would eventually transform into Unionville Festival. The widening of Kennedy Road that was taking place South of Highway 7 concerned residents that it would continue North and destroy the historic homes and businesses of Main Street Unionville. They rallied in protest and successfully demonstrated their commitment to maintain and safeguard historic Main Street. Since then, the annual Unionville Festival kicks off the summer, filling Main Street with thousands of people.

Saturday June 1

Time Activity Location (click for directions)
9:00 AM Festival Opens Main Street
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Village and Food Market Main Street/ Crosby Memorial CC Parking Lot
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Pickleball Fun Crosby Memorial CC Parking Lot
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Family Fun Zone Crosby Field
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Parade Main Street Unionville
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Inflatables Crosby Field
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Markham Public Library & Pencil Studio Crosby Field
11:00 AM Land Acknowledgement, Opening Speech with City of Markham/UBIA Millennium Bandstand
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Music on Main 155 Main Street
Calabria Bakery
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bandstand Performances Millennium Bandstand
12:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 4:30 PM Ultimutts – Cats & Dog Performance Crosby Field
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cultural Performances Millennium Bandstand
3:30 PM Annual Rubber Duck Race TooGood Stream
11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM Pet Contest by Markham Dog Alliance Crosby Field
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Shuttle Service to the Festival From Unionville HS, & Pierre Elliott Trudeau HS
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Headliner Show: Rice & Mango Millennium Bandstand
Subject to Change

Sunday June 2

Time Activity Location (click for directions)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Village and Food Market Main Street/ Crosby Memorial CC Parking Lot
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Pickleball Fun Crosby Parking Lot
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Free Crafts with Pencil Studio Crosby Field
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Music on Main 155 Main Street / Calabria Bakery
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Inflatables Crosby Field
12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM Super Dogs Crosby Field
11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM Pet Contest Hosted by Markham Dog Alliance Crosby Field
3:30 PM Annual Rubber Duck Race TooGood Stream
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Shuttle Service to the Festival From Unionville HS, & Pierre Elliott Trudeau HS
Subject to Change

FAQ

How much are tickets for the inflatables?2024-05-20T16:57:15-04:00

Tickets /or Wristbands will be sold at Crosby Field by Unionville Festival Volunteers. There are inflatables for kids and one inflatable for toddlers. Cash only.

How can I get to the festival?2024-05-28T08:24:03-04:00

We encourage local attendees to consider walking or biking to the festival. Bike racks will be available at Unionville Curling Club’s parking lot, so please remember to bring your own locks. Given the limited parking availability on Unionville Main Street, we are collaborating with First Student to provide FREE shuttle services to the Festival. Feel free to use the GO bus to Unionville Go Station ,and then take the York Region Transit bus line #008 to get to Carlton and Kennedy Rd

First Student, the bus company, is providing free shuttle service for the Unionville Festival. Two 72-passenger buses will be making continuous trips from either  Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School or Unionville High School Parking Lot to Unionville Festival on both festival days from 11:00am-7:00pm.

Shuttle Schedule from Unionville HS or Pierre Elliott Trudeau HS to Unionville Main Street 

Departure Times at Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School or Unionville High School Parking Lot to Unionville Festival 

  • 11:00am, 11:40am, 12:20pm, 1:00pm, 1:40pm, 2:20pm, 3:00pm, 3:40pm, 4:20pm, 5:00pm, 5:40pm, 6:20pm, 7:00pm

Shuttle Schedule from Unionville Main Street to Unionville HS or Pierre Elliott Trudeau HS.

Shuttles will be running from 11:20 am at Unionville Train Station Community Centre and will go to Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School or Unionville High School Parking Lot.

  • 11:20am, 12:00pm, 12:40pm, 1:20pm, 2:00pm, 2:40pm, 3:20pm, 4:00pm, 4:40pm, 5:20pm, 6:00pm, 6:40pm

With this schedule, continuous service is provided with departures every 40 minutes from both locations. Given the 20-minute travel time, there would be a shuttle arriving at each location every 20 minutes, allowing for consistent and reliable transportation between the two locations from 11:00am to 7:00pm. There are no accessible features on the bus. There is an under the bus storage components for large items (i.e. strollers). 

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Parking lots near Unionville Main Street include:

  • Lane Way (East Parking Lot)*
  • Unionville Planing Mill
  • Stiver Mill Parking Lot
  • Unionville Library

*Please also note that parking at the East Lane will be affected by the parade on Saturday, June 1st from 8 AM to 11:30 AM.

Kindly be mindful of signage and respect residents’ parking spaces when utilizing parking in the Unionville Community.

What payment methods are accepted for purchases at the festival?2024-02-08T19:41:09-05:00

We strongly encourage all our visitors to bring cash; however, most vendors will also be accepting credit card payments. ATM machines will be available at Unionville Arms and Crosby Memorial Parking Lot. 

Please note we only accept cash when purchasing wristband for the inflatables at the Crosby Field.

Where is the water-bottle refill station?2024-05-20T17:01:01-04:00

 The City of Markham’s WOW Water Trailer will be present placed in front of Starbucks for refills. It is strongly encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle. Please note that water samples are taken regularly throughout the day to ensure it is safe for drinking. Vendors have been instructed not to sell plastic water bottles to contribute to our efforts in reducing plastic waste.

Is the festival family-friendly? Are there activities for children?2024-01-12T00:32:38-05:00

Yes! This festival is extremely family-friendly, and there are numerous children’s activities taking place around the Crosby Memorial Community Centre Parking Lot and Field, including pet entertainment, robotics, sports, inflatables, and much more!

When is the parade?2024-05-20T17:00:27-04:00

Parade is BACK! See you on Saturday, June 1st at 10am on Main Street Unionville to kick off Unionville Festival! Parade starts at Carlton and Main Street Unionville.

Are pets allowed at the festival?2024-01-12T00:34:11-05:00

Absolutely! This is a pet-friendly festival! The Markham Dog Alliance is one of our festival partners, and we’ll have pet-friendly vendors, dog/cat entertainment, and pet contests.

Are there restroom facilities on-site?2024-05-20T16:59:43-04:00

Public Washrooms are available at the Crosby Memorial Community Centre, and there will be regular and accessible portable restrooms with sinks at the back of Crosby Arena towards the Field, behind 158 Unionville under the Old Barn and beside Alley Bubble Tea store at the southside of Main Street. 

Do I need special permission to take photos, record audio, or shoot videos at the Unionville Festival?2024-01-18T12:31:56-05:00

No special permission is required. By entering the event premises, you consent to the recording of photography, audio, and video.
Note: However, please be aware that drone recordings are not permitted at the Unionville Festival.

I am delighted to extend a warm invitation to our community for a joyous occasion—’Celebrating Unionville’s History and Embracing the Legacy.’ Join us in honoring our vibrant past and uniting in anticipation of a promising future together.

Sonia Chow, Executive Director Unionville Business Improvement Area

I have been involved with the Unionville Festival along with my family since the first one in 1970. My parents were on the committee at that time and for a number of years after. The meetings were held in the basement of the St. Phillips Anglican church (at that time), on the Main Street. For that first year it was a small festival for the purpose of diverting the truck traffic off that Main Street.

Alex Carter, The Tonedogs
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