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.

2018 Performance Schedule

 July 10 - The Beat of Tamil Culture
Come and join us for a fun filled evening with dancing, music and interactive dance performance where you can learn the steps of Tamil dance.  Simply immerse in the culture with saree wrapping and walk the runway.
 July 17 - Driftwood Theatre’s Rosalynde (or, As You Like It) by William Shakespeare
Escape to the Forest of Arden for a prohibition-era comedy with love, whiskey and puppets. In William Shakespeare’s Rosalynde (or, As You Like It), Rosalynde escapes into the forest after her life is threatened. There, she embarks upon a bold journey of self-discovery and love, learning that to carve your own path, sometimes you need to break the rules.
 July 24 - Whitby Public Library’s Mini-Carnival
Balloon twisting, ring toss, fish pond and popcorn. Join us for some old fashioned fun in the Square.
 July 31 - Bike Minds - Stories of the Bicycle
Picture a cyclist, and what do you see – a well-to-do downtowner riding a “fixie”, or a sporty suburbanite clad in Lycra? Look a little deeper though, and you may be surprised by what you find.
BIKE MINDS is a bicycle-themed storytelling event where guests share positive, personal, and inspiring stories related to cycling. Participants are invited to engage in thoughtful and inclusive conversations around a mutual appreciation for the bicycle.
 August 7 - Fiesta in the Square
Enjoy an evening in the Square with Latin music and learn the art of Spanish tile painting.
 August 14 - Walking In Our Moccasins
Join Anishinaabe Traditional Grandmother, Kim Wheatley & Alexandria Bipatnath as they guide you through Indigenous cultural practices, utilizing traditional music and craft making.
 August 21 - Pride of Stewart Highland Dancing & Friends
Calling lads and lassies of all ages to join in an evening of Scottish fun and flare as you delight to the sights and sounds of the Pride of Stewart Highland Dancers and friends from the Uxbridge Pipe Band. The performance will include both traditional and choreographed dances from this award winning local group. Bring along your own dancing shoes so you can join in the fun!


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.

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 Culture in the Square please contact the Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship Sales by email or phone 905.430.4300 x7488.

Contact Information

For information on this event email our Special Events Team.