Free summer events in Guelph’s Market Square

Guelph, Ont., May 30, 2016 – The City of Guelph is pleased to announce its summer lineup of free events and activities in Market Square.

National Aboriginal Day, observed annually on June 21, is a day when Canadians from all walks of life come together to celebrate the rich culture, unique heritage and notable achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples of Canada. Music and dancing, food and craft vendors, demonstrations and drum circles will take place in Market Square from 6 to 8 p.m., and all are welcome to share in the celebration.

This year’s Movies in the Square series offers a variety of family-friendly favourites. Taking place on select Fridays throughout the summer and beginning at 9 p.m., families, friends, and movie fans are invited to bring a lawn chair (and blankets if cool) and cozy up for a drive-in experience minus the car. The giant screen will show Minions on July 8, Big Hero 6 on July 22, The Avengers on August 5, and How to Train Your Dragon on August 19. If it rains, the movies will be shown inside City Hall’s Atrium.

John Galt Day is Guelph’s civic holiday and a chance for the community to celebrate its city. On Saturday, July 30, the public is invited to enjoy interactive entertainment, face painting, children’s activities, and water play in front of City Hall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

All events are rain or shine. The Market Square water feature is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and will remain open throughout activities and events.

Story Behind the Square

Guelph’s Market Square is a modern interpretation of the City’s original downtown Market Place district. Opened in 2012, this scenic gathering place is ideal for hosting events and celebrations and is the perfect place to meet up with friends. The central attraction is the interactive water feature (that is transformed into a skating rink in the winter) with eye catching lighting and plenty stone benches to sit and relax on.

For more information

Jen Rafter
Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
City of Guelph
519-822-1260  extension 2629
jen.rafter@guelph.ca