Culture in the Square



Event Details

Enjoy musical performances, art displays and theatrical productions on Tuesday evenings in June, July and August at Celebration Square in Downtown Whitby. Performances run from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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2017 Performance Schedule

CANCELLED June 6: Durham Regional Police Service - Drums and Pipes
This performance has been cancelled.
June 13: Drums et al


Various drums

Details: Babarinde of Drums et al reveals the mysteries of traditional African drumming and rhythms in an interactive session. The facilitator teaches hand drumming, African chants (ante-phonal calls and responses) and a short tutorial on origins of drums and drumming in Africa. There are 80 drums available for participants on a first come first serve basis. 

CANCELLED - June 20: Institution of Academic and Fine Arts of Durham

Details: Interactive Tamil and Bollywood dances including vocal/instrumental performances. 

June 27: Durham Chinese Cultural Centre

Details: Vocal performances, piano, dance, magic shows, and much more. 

July 4: Bruce Gorrie and Friends
Bruce Grorrie and Friends band playing musical instruments

Details: Enjoy an evening of jazz in Celebration Square. 

July 11: Random Acts of Rhythm

Details: Ron Cross of Random Acts of Rhythm will perform. Ron Cross drumming

July 18: Driftwood Theatre


Othello poster art from Diftwood Theatre

Details: Watch an adaptation of Shakespeare classic "Othello". 

July 25: Station Gallery - Pop-up Studio

Details: Join your local art gallery for an evening of art in the square.

August 1: Whitby Idol Finalist Performance

Details: Watch the 2017 Whitby Idol finalists perform live! 

August 8: Jim Hayward and Willowridge

Jim Hayward and Willowridge performingDetails: Bluegrass is taking over Celebration Square as Jim Hayward and Willowridge perform. 

August 15: Children's Carnival (Hosted by Whitby Public Library)

Details: Enjoy a kids carnival with games and more! Man with balloons

August 22: The Rockabilly Boogie Band
Details: This high energy 50s and 60s rock and roll revival band wil play fun dance music for all ages.


Celebration Square is located beside the Whitby Public Library - Central Branch at 405 Dundas Street West.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I bring?
    A blanket and/or a lawn chair.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    Yes, dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash, under control of their owner and owner's pick-up after them.
  • Are there washroom facilities?
    Yes, there are washrooms for public use inside the Library.
  • Is there parking near by?
    Yes, there is a municipal parking lot to the east of the Library. Parking is free after 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Rain Dates

There are no rain dates for Culture in the Square.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Thank you to Whitby's Ethno-cultral and Diversity Advisory Committee for presenting Culture in the Square for the month of June.

Thank you to Panago Pizza for sponsoring all July and August performances.

Panago logo

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring this event, please visit our Event Sponsorship page.


Community and Marketing Services, Special Events Department office by email or phone 905.430.4310.