Every community has something that defines it and keeps its people united by some kind of bond. Most local communities in Canada are mainly brought together by the local events most of which remind them of their past history and their path and struggle to get where they are today. These events unite them together in celebration and thanksgiving. Ajax town is one such community. Though the town cannot compete with larger nearby cities like Toronto when it comes to festivals and such, Ajax takes pride its many events that attract hundreds of participants, visitors, and onlookers from the towns innermost parts and beyond. Below are some of the most loved annual events in Ajax, ON and what they entail:
Ajax Canada Day Celebrations
Being one of the most celebrated annual events in Ajax and the nation at large, this festival is the biggest and most amazing birthday celebration in the town. The event starts during the day and features a lot of fun and entertaining activities especially for the kids in what is dubbed the “Daytime Family Celebration.” These activities include inflatable rides, airbrush tattoos, and strolling buskers among other things. There is also plenty of tasty gourmet food vendors and live entertainment. The day’s celebrations are led by the local officials of Ajax town.
In the evening, the second part of the party, the so-called Evening Extravaganza, kicks off at a different location. The Extravaganza features all sorts of entertainment, performances as well as foods and drinks for all. The highlight of the day is the spectacular firework display which also marks the climax and the end of the celebrations. The town caters to all forms of transportation to and from the event.
Summer in the Square
Just like the name suggests, summer in the Square is an annual summertime music event held at Pat Bayly Square. This music gala starts on the first Wednesday of July and takes place every other Wednesday until the end of August. There are some performances from kids during alternated Wednesdays of the first month. The party takes place outside but in case of extreme weather conditions, the performances are held indoors. People are advised to bring a chair and a blanket for comfort reasons. Summer in the Square also features all kinds of foods and drinks and is by far one of the most prominent music events in Ajax, ON.