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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.

Join the Celebration!

Our volunteers, parade participants, and vendors will make this an event to remember... for the next fifty years! Find out how you can become involved below:

Volunteer

Need community service hours for school? Interested in connecting with our community?

CLICK HERE

Become a Vendor

We are looking for a diverse array of vendors, including artisans, artists and independent food vendors, eager to showcase and sell their unique products at our outdoor market.

CLICK HERE to apply

Join the Parade

Hosted by the Ayr-North Dumfries Lions, this is your opportunity for your organization to share in the celebration!
CLICK HERE to apply

EVENTS CALENDAR
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200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND
AUGUST 1 - 5, 2024

OPENING CEREMONIES FOR AYR 200 WEEKEND

VICTORIA PARK

Aug 1, 2024

Join us at 6 p.m. for a Rubber Ducky Race hosted by the Ayr Kiwanis Club. There will be tree planted in Victoria Park celebrating the pavilion's 100th anniversary. A meet and greet with Mayor Sue Foxton, councillors, sponsors, and other invited guests will be held after these other events.

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Buffet

CHILDREN'S MIDWAY

August 2 - 4, 2024

NDCC

Aug 2, 2024

Start the fun at the NDCC with the rides of Cope Amusements on Friday, August 2nd - Children's Midway starting at 4 pm. Bracelets can be purchased during the midway.

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Networking

AYR

200

DANCE

EVENT

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Aug 2, 2024

It's time to DANCE! From 7:30 to 12:00 midnight at the Ayr Community Centre. Come out and celebrate AYR 200 with the "Fat Willies." More information coming shortly... stay tuned! Tickets will be coming out early May.

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Family Picnic

AYR 200 

FULL DAY OF FAMILY FUN &

EVENTS

NDCC

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. 

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AYR 200 COMMUNITY CHURCH & PICNIC LUNCH

CENTENNIAL PAVILION

Aug 4, 2024

Join a gathering of Ayr Ministries for a church service at 10:30 a.m. Join us at the NDCC for a community picnic lunch with children's games as the Midway continues with a display of farm machinery and big vehicles for all to see. 

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AYR 200 CELEBRATION 

PARADE

DOWNTOWN

Aug 3, 2024

The Ayr North Dumfries Lions Club and Ayr 200 will be celebrating 200 years with a Celebration Parade. Ad and Form will be coming out early May. If interested in participating please leave a message in the contact area below or email 2024ayr@gmail.com

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO CELEBRATE

Garden Pathway

NORTH DUMFRIES GARDEN CENTRE GARDEN TOUR

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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.

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AYR

200 ACT PERFORMANCE.

KNOX UNITED CHURCH

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!"

THE FESTIVITES CONTINUE

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AYR 200 ANNIVERSARY GALA

NDCC

SOLD OUT

Due to an overwhelming response the event is SOLD OUT.  Tickets for the Celebration Dance at the Ayr Community Centre on Friday, August 2 will be coming out early May.  

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AYR 200 SCHOOL FALL FAIR

NDCC

TBD

Join us in September 2024 for the annual School Fall Fair, with new categories geared towards Ayr's 200th anniversary.

Info Coming Soon

AYR 200 FINAL CELEBRATION CONCERT

KNOX CHURCH

TBD

Join us in late November or Early December for a celebration concert

featuring musical groups from the area.

Info Coming Soon

A YEAR TO REMEMBER

GET YOUR AYR 200 GEAR NOW!

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AYR 200 ANNIVERSARY SPONSORS

The Ayr 200 Anniversary celebrations would not have been possible without the help of our amazing sponsors.

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PLATINUM SPONSORS

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GOLD SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

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Bill and Nancy Anderson

AYR 150TH

FRIENDS LEVEL SPONSORS

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IN KIND DONATIONS

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AYR HOME HARDWARE

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Ayr's 200th Anniversary Celebration

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Ayr 200 Anniversary would not be possible without the help of sponsors and volunteers. If you would like to give back to your community through sponsorship or by volunteering for one or more of our events, please contact us below.

THANK YOU FOR BECOMING A PART OF AYR'S 200TH ANNIVERSARY

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