For the past 48 years, the first weekend in June has been host to the Unionville Festival. Originally held to protest the construction a four-lane highway that would have jeopardized the street’s rich history, the festival has brought food, music, and games to visitors and the community since 1969. Local restaurants such as Jakes and The Arms prepare street food for the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds. This year’s festivities included the annual Saturday morning parade, the Fun Zone for Kids, the Rubber Duck race, the Krazy Kraft race on Toogood Pond, the York Durham Heritage Train rides between the old train stations of Unionville and Markham, as well as craft and community interest booths, local shops, and live bands. Under clear blue skies and mild temperatures, Unionville Festival 2017 was started off with a packed street on Saturday. The rainy weather didn’t stop the fun from continuing on Sunday. The festival was a complete success and we look forward to the return of the fireworks display in 2018.