July is a month of celebration and excitement, as Whitby offers a variety of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy this summer. Here are just some of the events happening next month:

Attend an Outdoor Summer Concert

Listen to great music performed live by local musicians during Music in the Park all summer long, every Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park and every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at Grass Park. For more information, visit whitby.ca/events.

Enjoy A Movie Under the Stars

Movies in the Park is back for two evenings in July. Mark your calendar for the July 14 screening of Space Jam, and July 28 screening of Minions: Rise of Guru. Grab your blankets, lawn chairs, and popcorn, and join in for an unforgettable evening under the stars! Movies are shown on a large, outdoor screen with concert-quality sound at Whitby Civic Park starting at dusk. More movies to be announced soon. For the full schedule, visit whitby.ca/events.

Explore Whitby’s Food Scene

Whitby boasts some incredible local produce and cuisine to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Choose from award-winning restaurants, patios, lively pubs, quaint cafes, mouth-watering bakeries, or either of the Farmers Markets in Whitby and Brooklin. Pair your meal with one of the local hand-crafted beer or spirits made in Whitby. Check out Whitby’s second edition Food Guide and start your culinary adventure at whitby.ca/foodguide.

Visit the Whitby and Brooklin Farmers Markets

Shop outdoors for fresh local produce, baked goods, unique handmade products, and tasty treats. The Whitby Farmers Market runs every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Celebration Square (in front of the Whitby Public Library). The Brooklin Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3 Vipond Road Brooklin (near the Brooklin Community Centre and Library). For more information, visit whitby.ca/farmersmarket.

Discover Public Art on Whitbys Arts Trail

Tour outdoor public art and murals, and visit galleries, artist studios, and maker shops on Whitbys Arts Trail at whitby.ca/culture.

Enjoy Local Trails and Local Music

Bring your headphones and scan the QR code on signs along Cullen Park Trail, Heydenshore Park Trail, or D’Hillier Park Trail to enjoy a sound track accompaniment featuring the work of local musicians Mark Wylie, Rob Tardik, the Doozies, Crown Lands and more.

For more information on these events and more, visit whitby.ca/events and check out the new tourism websitefor things to do all year round!

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