Culture in the Square



Culture in the Square

Event Details

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

2019 Performance Schedule




July 9 Paint the Square with Station Gallery and the Culture Plan Pop-Up Kick off Culture in the Square as Station Gallery helps us bring artistic technique and the history of the mandala together as a catalyst for story telling, discussion and social change as Whitby embarks on our community’s first Culture Plan. Tell us your story, what makes Whitby home to you and lend your skills to this piece of public art.
July 16 World of Dance with EDAC Celebration Square becomes Whitby’s largest dance floor as we experience the world through movement, perception, thoughts and emotions. Working with community collaborators and the Ethno-Cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee to teach and demonstrate the origins of dance from all corners of the globe.
July 23 Driftwood Theatre presents, A (Musical) Mid Summer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Bring your own chair to this rocking, rolling, funktastic, jazz-infused musical celebration of theatrical proportions.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the perfect outdoor summer theatre experience for the entire family!
July 30 Whitby Public Library's Rio Carnival WPL is kicking their annual carnival up a notch this year! While the typical Brazilian parade is held leading up to Easter, we’re bringing the colours, sounds and feathers to Celebration Square! 
August 6 Powerful Pollinators with Alvéole Urban Beekeeping and the Sustainability Committee Due to weather, this event has been rescheduled for August 27.
August 13 Water is Life with Anishinaabe First Nations and EDAC Learn about water from an Indigenous perspective through a water song and community round dance. In collaboration with Anishinaabe First Nations and the Ethno-Cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee, lend your artistic skills in a community water quilt activity with painted fabric squares. 
August 20 Mozart in the Square with Durham Youth Orchestra Bring a chair and kick up your feet at the Square for this relaxing evening with members of the Durham Youth Orchestra. They’ll play all the classical favorites and bring Culture in the Square to a close for 2019.
August 27 Powerful Pollinators with Alvéole Urban Beekeeping and the Sustainability Committee Why do we need bees and what is pollination anyway? In this immersive workshop, a beekeeper will tell the tale of the evolution of agriculture. Learn all about Whitby’s designation to lead as a Bee City to protect these small, but powerful little pollinators. Learn from the experts and plant a Bee Garden to take home!



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.

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Thank you to our 2019 Culture in the Square sponsor:

Brookvalley Developments

Contact Information

For information on this event email our Special Events Team.