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Back for the second year, the Marquee Tent is home to great events all week, June 6 – 11. 

Located in front of the old Ancaster Memorial School on Wilson Street, this 400 person tent will host Ontario 150 events, our Ancaster Handmade Market, concerts, dinners, and more!

Tuesday June 6  Ontario 150 Adult Paint Night.  Time: 7p-10p. Appetizers & drinks available for purchase. Online REGISTRATION required – only 30 spots available.  Free!

Wednesday June 7  Ontario 150 Adult Writer’s Workshops. Times: 1p-3p & 7p-10p. Appetizers & drinks available for purchase. Online REGISTRATION required; only 30 spots available per time. Free!

Thursday June 8  Ontario 150 Kid’s Paint Workshop. Time: 7p-9p. Ages 8-12 recommended. Online REGISTRATION required; only 30 spots available. Free!

Friday June 9  Ontario 150 Heritage Ancaster Young Writers Club (Presented by Hamilton Library). Time: 10am-1230pm.

Postcard Writing Workshop: 10am-11am (Ages 8-12). Online REGISTRATION required; spaces unlimited. Free!

Journaling Workshop: 11:30am-12:30pm (Ages 10+). Online REGISTRATION required; spaces unlimited.  Free!

Friday June 9  The 905 Band in concert, presented by Music @ Fieldcote
Time: Doors at 730p.  Band starts at 8p.  Curtains closed at  11p.
The 905 Band is one of Ontario’s best party bands, preforming the music of Chicago, Steely Dan, Supertramp, ELO, Earth Wind and Fire, Blood Sweat and Tears, Tower of Power, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Beatles, Eagles, and classic Canadian artists like Lighthouse, Crowbar, The Band, Bruce Cockburn, Colin James Little Big Band, Downchild and the Powder Blues Band.  Tickets available here for $15.  Drinks & Food for purchase.

Saturday June 10  Ancaster Handmade Market.  10a-3p.

Saturday June 10  Hamilton All-Star Jazz & Cavallo Nero Present: “Casablanca Night: Memories of 1942.”  Dinner & dancing under the stars with an 18 piece orchestra showcasing music from Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Bennet, Holiday, and more!
Time: Evening
Info: Tickets can be purchased at

We’re still going on Sunday, June 11!


  Ontario 150 presents, Ancaster’s own Caroline Wiles and much more…

Art Show / Pictorial History of Ancaster by Ancaster Historical Society / Pottery Demonstrations / Blacksmith Demonstrations
Time: 11a-3p

The Ontario Heritage Trust will also be in attendance:

“Since 1967, the Ontario Heritage Trust has served as the province’s heritage agency with a legislated mandate to conserve Ontario’s heritage province-wide in all of its forms: cultural and natural, tangible and intangible.

In commemoration of Ontario 150, the Trust has developed MyOntario – a vision over time. MyOntario is meant to serve as a conversation among Ontarians about their experiences, identities, values and aspirations. The Trust is asking people from across the province to share the places, stories, memories, photos, artifacts, artworks and traditions that inspire them – that motivate them and help define who they are. Shared contributions will be showcased on our MyOntario webpage with the intent of showcasing our great diversity and create a lasting record of Ontario at 150 – a record that reflects the breadth, depth and complexity of our great province as we look to the future.”