Heritage Day

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Heritage Day is the largest one-day event held in historic downtown Whitby. The event promotes and preserves the Town's historic, architectural, natural and scenic heritage. Heritage Day brings together residents, visitors, and merchants to experience a taste of Whitby's past, present and future.


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Event Details

  • Date and time:
    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location
    Downtown Whitby, 201 Brock St. S
  • Cost
    This event is free to attend.

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Event Highlights

  • Four blocks of community vendors and great shopping in Downtown Whitby
  • Kids Zone including giant inflatables, face painting, pony rides and more
  • Horse & Wagon Rides
  • Antique Cars
  • Heritage displays and demonstrations
  • Heritage games, crafts and contests
  • Farmers' Market vendors

On Stage

Heritage Day Stage (Brock Street & Colborne Street)

10:00 a.m. Whitby Brass Band
11:00 a.m. Maura Mapes
12:00 noon Opening Ceremony
12:15 p.m. "Mental Floss" Sideshow
1:00 p.m. Johnny "C"
1:45 p.m. Music Scene Performers - Sivi & Kim
2:30 p.m. Backstage Pass
4:00 p.m. Event concludes

The Whitby School of Music Stage

Peformers include the Whitby School of Music and others.


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Accessing the Event

Road closures: Harvest Festival is a pedestrian focused event. To provide safe, accessible aisles for pedestrian traffic the following roads will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30:

  • Brock Street (Mary Street - Dunlop Street)
  • Colborne Street (Byron Street - Green Street)
  • Bryon Street (Dundas Street - Dunlop Street)
  • Elm Street
  • Dundas Street remains open

Driving: Please follow detours for your convenience around Downtown.

Parking: Parking is available in several lots throughout Downtown Whitby. Residents are encouraged to use active transportation to access this event.

Active Transportation: Residents are encouraged to walk, bike or use other forms of active transportation to access Whitby Heritage day. This event includes road closures and its pedestrian focused.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this event accessible?
    Yes. Heritage Day is an outdoor event, taking place on the streets of Downtown Whitby.
  • 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 shuttle buses/transportation for the event?
    No. Heritage Day is pedestrian focused and event goers are encouraged to use active transportation to access the event.

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Thank You to our Sponsors

This year's event is proudly sponsored by Mount Lawn Cemetery, Trafalgar Castle SchoolWhitby Hydro, Whitby Cooperators Group and Conte and Associates.


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Get Involved

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Information about the many volunteer opportunities at all Town of Whitby events can be found on our Volunteers page.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    Aspects of most Town of Whitby events are sponsored by local businesses and community organizations. To find out how your organization can contribute to Heritage Day contact our Adverstising and Sponsorship department.