Pre-registration may be required for some of these events. Please visit iReg to reserve your spot.

The Town of East Gwillimbury (EG) is a lively, family-friendly community with many spectacular events for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. Browse through our annual events below!

For community events, please visit our Community Event Calendar page.

Mayor and Council Pancake Breakfast

Start off the year with a delicious complimentary pancake breakfast served by Council as well as a free family skate. We hope to see you in 2022!

Family Fun Day

Family Day 3v3 Hockey CompletionHave some fun with the ones you love at our Family Fun Day Event!

The Town of East Gwillimbury (EG) holds an annual event on Family Day each year. The event typically includes a free skate, a list of fun activities, crafts and more!

Stay tuned to find out what's in store for 2022. 

Volunteer Appreciation

2017 Volunteer Appreciation Event

Each year, we shine a light on our volunteers who inspire us to make our community a better place. Volunteer Appreciation is a day where we recognize our volunteers' impact on building a stronger community. We acknowledge our volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in EG. 

COVID-19 Response:

The Town is implementing a number of precautionary measures in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Until further notice the Town of East Gwillimbury's Volunteer Appreciation Event has been cancelled.

Registration is now on hold and will be open to Volunteers in EG when the event is rescheduled. Please visit our COVID-19 page or further updates regarding Town events and rescheduling.

Thank you for understanding.

Easter in East Gwillimbury

Easter Bunny HikeHop into the spring season and celebrate Easter with EG! Enjoy fun activities and crafts with your family!

We hope you enjoyed your EGGcellent Easter activity box and scavenger hunt. We hope to see you in 2022!

If you were unable to claim a box, crafts have been uploaded below for reference. 

Farmers' Market

Vendor at the East Gwillimbury Farmers MarketEnjoy local fruit, vegetables, perennials, eggs, meat, cheeses, baked goods, honey, soaps, and much more while supporting our local businesses with minimal contact.

Check out our Farmers' Market page for more information!

When is it?

The 2021 Farmers' Market starts June 3 and ends October 7.The market will run every Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m.


The Farmers Market will be held at the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre at 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon.

Recreation and Parks Month

EG is proud to embrace the movement, June is Recreation and Park Month (JRPM). Along with many other communities throughout Ontario, we use JRPM to promote local recreational programs and amenities that are available for everyone to enjoy.

Please visit our Recreation and Parks Month page for more information!June is Recreation and Parks Month logo

Canada Day at the Market

This year the Town will be partnering with the East Gwillimbury Farmers' Market for a "walk through" Canada Day event from 2 to 7 p.m. at 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon ON.  The Town and Market have worked within the current provincial recommendations to ensure a safe environment.

What to expect:

  • Attendees will have the opportunity to shop local at the Farmers’ Market. Vendors will have Canada Day themed items available throughout the Market.  
  • Canada Day swag bags will be distributed to the first 300 attendees!
  • There will be a number of activities throughout the market including take home crafts, which will be distributed while supplies last, a photo station, and additional activities!
  • Market vendors will incorporate a Canadian theme into their booth.
  • A sweet treat will be handed out at the end of the market while supplies last.
  • Entertainment will be provided, where possible including stilt walkers!

Canada Day- farmers market Map


Visit our Canada Day page


COVID-19 Precautions will be in place. There will be an attendance capacity for the Market space. 

Movies at the Sharon Temple

Enjoy a movie night at the  Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum!

We will be showing a list of movies on Wednesday nights throughout the month of August and the beginning of September.

Check back here for more details on what's playing and additional information closer to the event. Registration is required for the event and COVID-19 precautions will be in place


All Movie Nights will be held at the Sharon Temple (18974 Leslie Street, Sharon).


Movies at the Sharon Temple will run on:

  • Wednesday, August 11
  • Wednesday, August 18
  • Wednesday, August 25
  • Wednesday, September 1

For more information on our Movie Nights or Sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Events Team.

Nature Day

Thank you for joining us on our 2020 Nature Day Event! Check back in September 2021 for more details on this event.

Hallo'week' in EG

Thank you for joining our first virtual Hallo'week' event! Stay tuned to find out what's in store for 2021!

Remembrance Day Service

Thank you for joining the Town for a virtual service honouring the men and women who fought for our county. Please visit out Remembrance Day Service page for more information.

Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus is coming to Town! Every year, East Gwillimbury (EG) holds an annual Santa Claus parade event. Thank you for joining us on our first Santa Claus Tour! Watch Santa's tour around EG's community's from the safety of your own property. A map of the route, dates and times will be released closer to the time of the event.

NYE in EG - New Year's Eve Event

Thank you for joining our first ever virtual New Years Event! You can enjoy two hours of live performances right from your own home. Stay tuned to see what's instore for 2021!

Would you like to sponsor an event?

Send us an email to for more information.

Volunteer at EG's Events!

Looking to volunteer in our annual events? Join our Engaged EG Volunteer Program!

For more information on how to become volunteer, please visit our Volunteer EG page.