CELEBRATION IS IN THE 'AYR'
Ayr, Ontario, is turning 200 and we cannot wait to celebrate. Join us for bicentennial festivities year-round, including one entire celebration weekend. This event is being put on by individuals who love our small-town vibes and cannot wait to help bring Ayr into a new century. Learn more about our exciting lineup of events below.
Neighbours Helping Neighbours will be collecting Food Donations, Food Gift Cards, and monetary donations for the Food Bank
Parking is limited, so consider walking or carpooling.
AYR 200 ANNIVERSARY GALA
April 20, 2024
Get dressed up and join us for a memorable evening at the Ayr 200 Anniversary Gala. More information coming soon. We can't wait to see you.
NORTH DUMFRIES GARDEN CENTRE GARDEN TOUR
June 22, 2024
Ayr is known for its lush and unique gardens throughout town. Join the North Dumfries Garden Club for a tour of some of Ayr's finest gardens and learn about the plants both native to our area as well as those which came from other areas.
200 ACT PERFORMANCE.
June 5 - 9, 2024
Ayr Community Theatre is proud to present its June 2024 production of Lerner and Loewe's 'Brigadoon'. This classic musical set in a fictitious Scottish village is the perfect choice to bring the community together as we celebrate Ayr's 200th birthday. It should be a "Bonnie good time!"
200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND
AUGUST 1 - 5, 2024
OPENING CEREMONIES FOR AYR 200 WEEKEND
Aug 1, 2024
Join us at 6 p.m. as we plant a tree in Victoria Park celebrating the pavilion's 100th anniversary. At 7:30 p.m. we will have a meet and greet with Mayor Sue Foxton, councillors, sponsors, and other invited guests.
Aug 2, 2024
Ayr 200 is pleased to present a celebratory dinner. Please join us at the NDCC for the opening of the Cope Amusements Midway with a family-style dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.
Aug 2, 2024
It's time to DANCE! From 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. at the Ayr Community Centre. Come out and celebrate AYR 200 with the "Fat Willies." More information coming shortly... stay tuned!
FULL DAY OF FAMILY FUN &
Aug 3, 2024
Join us for family fun including breakfast at Knox United Church, parade, games, walking tours, BBQ, kids activities, midway, Willibalds beer tent, food trucks, shows, ghost tours and much more.
Ayr 200 COMMUNITY CHURCH & PICNIC LUNCH
Aug 4, 2024
Join a gathering of Ayr Ministries for a church service at 11 a.m. and/or for a community picnic lunch with children's games, Rubber Ducky race hosted by the Ayr Kiwanis Club.
AYR 200 CELEBRATION CLOSING CEREMONIES
Aug 5, 2024
After a weekend spent celebrating the bicentennial of our wonderful town, join us for the closing ceremonies. More information coming soon.
THE FESTIVITES CONTINUE
AYR 200 FINAL CELEBRATION CONCERT
Join us in late November or Early December for a celebration concert
featuring musical groups from the area.
OTHER FANTASTIC 2024 COMMUNITY EVENTS
Join us in September 2024 for the annual School Fall Fair, with new categories geared towards Ayr's 200th anniversary.
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