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Celebrating Community Spirit: The Unionville Festival

The Unionville Festival has been a beloved tradition for over half a century, bringing together residents and visitors in a vibrant celebration of community spirit. Rooted in history and brimming with modern flair, this annual event has become a highlight on the calendar for many, offering a diverse array of activities, entertainment, and culinary delights.

In 1969, Unionville residents banded together to save what is now Main Street Unionville in a protest that would eventually transform into the Unionville Festival. The widening of Kennedy Road, which was taking place south of Highway 7, concerned residents that it would continue north and destroy historic homes and businesses. They rallied in protest and successfully demonstrated their commitment to maintaining and safeguarding historic Main Street.

Today, the annual Unionville Festival ignites the summer, transforming Main Street into a bustling hub of excitement. Visitors can meander along historic Main Street Unionville and uncover handcrafted goods and unique finds from local vendors. The air is alive with a medley of live music, spanning genres from jazz and blues to rock and pop. Families can enjoy performances from The Ultimutts, inflatables, games, and the annual Duck Race, while food enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with a mouthwatering array of culinary delights, from beloved classics to international flavours.

Unionville BIA has announced the highly anticipated return of the Unionville Festival Parade. Witness a colourful spectacle as dazzling floats, music, and community groups make their way along Main Street Unionville to kick off a weekend of celebration.

Mark your calendars for June 1 and 2, and get ready to enjoy a great weekend with friends and family at the Unionville Festival.

 

Photo: Unionville Festival returns on June 1 and 2.

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