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200th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Aug 1, 2024

Rubber Duck Race

6:00 pm: Join us for a Rubber Duck Race, hosted by the Ayr Kiwanis Club, directly before our opening ceremonies. Our duck launch will be located behind The Ayr News building at 40 Piper Street in Downtown Ayr.

Rubber Duck Race

Aug 1, 2024

Opening Ceremonies

7:00 pm: Celebrate the opening of our Ayr 200 weekend alongside Mayor Sue Foxton, councilors, sponsors, and other invited guests. This event will feature a commemorative tree planting and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the newly-renovated Victoria Park pavilion.

Opening Ceremonies

Aug 2, 2024

Midway

4:00 pm - Dusk: Take a ride on the wild side! Cope Amusements will be on-site all weekend with rides for the whole family (daily until dusk).

Midway

Aug 2, 2024

Homecoming Dance

7:00 pm - Midnight: Get your dancing shoes on! Doors open at 7:00 pm, performances begin at 7:30 at the Ayr Community Centre (Queen Elizabeth Arena). Tickets are $30 available at Ayr News, Ayr Home Hardware, Ayr Farmers Mutual, Music & Books, Team Vincent Motorsports, or at MacNeil & Dodd. Music by Fat Willies and DJ Hayden Ward

Homecoming Dance

Aug 3, 2024

Community Breakfast

8:00 am - 11:00 am: This pay-what-you-can fundraising breakfast hosted by Knox United Church will benefit our local food bank charity, Neighbours Helping Neighbours.

Community Breakfast

Aug 3, 2024

Ayr 200 Parade

10: 30 am: Line up along Northumberland in downtown Ayr to see a variety of floats, bands, and community organizations join our parade route to celebrate our town's bicentennial. Hosted by the Ayr-North Dumfries Lions

Ayr 200 Parade

Aug 3, 2024

Ride-a-Thon

Registration at 11:00 am, Begins at 12:00 pm: Join our local skate park users as they participate in fun games, pro rider demonstration, opportunity for some coaching and of course open riding time. Fundraiser for the Ayr Pump Track. Visit https://www.ayrpumptrack.com/p/ayr-200-ride-thon.html for more details.

Ride-a-Thon

Aug 3, 2024

BBQ Lunch

11:30 am: Join us for a community BBQ hosted and served by members of Ayr Farmers Mutual. Donated by Ayr Foodland.

BBQ Lunch

Aug 3, 2024

Car Show

11:30 am: Following the parade our car show participants will have their wheels on display at the North Dumfries Community Centre.

Car Show

Aug 3, 2024

Beer Tent

TBD: Join Willibald Farm Distillery & Brewery as they host a beer tent featuring brews crafted right here in Ayr!

Beer Tent

Aug 3, 2024

Vendor Marketplace

TBD: Small business owners from our community will be hosting a vendor marketplace at the North Dumfries Community Centre all day.

Vendor Marketplace

Aug 3, 2024

Touch a Truck

TBD: The North Dumfries Fire Department, Waterloo Region Police Services, and Waterloo Region Paramedics will be on-site after the parade to show the vehicles they use everyday in protecting residents across Waterloo Region.

Touch a Truck

Aug 3, 2024

Face Painting

TBD: Face Painting will be offered to celebrants young and old as a fundraiser for the North Dumfries Preschool Cooperative.

Face Painting

Aug 3, 2024

Scorpions Volleyball Demonstration

TBD: The Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club is the largest Indoor and Beach volleyball club for boys and girls. They will join us from Cambridge to demonstrate their skills!

Scorpions Volleyball Demonstration

Aug 3, 2024

Midway

TBD: Take a ride on the wild side! Cope Amusements will be on-site all weekend with rides for the whole family (daily until dusk).

Midway

Aug 3, 2024

Entertainment Stage Opening

1:00 pm: After the parade, join us at the North Dumfries Community Centre for the opening of the Entertainment Stage.

Entertainment Stage Opening

Aug 3, 2024

Canadian Calvary Performance

1:30 pm & 3:30 pm: Come watch the Canadian Calvary perform on horseback at the North Dumfries Community Centre!

Canadian Calvary Performance

Aug 3, 2024

Food Trucks

3:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Enjoy some tasty treats from local food trucks as you explore the Celebration Day events at the North Dumfries Community Centre.

Food Trucks

Aug 3, 2024

Amanda Braam

7:30 pm: Enjoy the music of local singer-songwriter Amanda Braam as you wait for the movie under the stars.

Amanda Braam

Aug 4, 2024

Movie Under The Stars

8:30 pm: Join your neighbours and bring a blanket! Come and watch a movie under the stars beginning at dusk.

Movie Under The Stars

Aug 4, 2024

Little Tracks Petting Zoo

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Visit adorable animals such as goats, sheep, rabbits, and alpacas up-close during our community day!

Little Tracks Petting Zoo

Aug 4, 2024

Ecumenical Service

10:30 am: Join Rev. Thomas Kay and other faith leaders from our community for an interfaith service in Centennial Park. Please bring your own seating.

Ecumenical Service

Aug 4, 2024

Midway

TBD: Take a ride on the wild side! Cope Amusements will be on-site all weekend with rides for the whole family (daily until dusk).

Midway

Aug 4, 2024

Picnic Lunch

12:00 pm: Join your community for a picnic lunch at the North Dumfries Community Centre. Childrens activities hosted by the Kiwanis Club.

Picnic Lunch

Aug 4, 2024

Antique Tractor Display

TBD: Celebrate our community's rich farming history (and present!) with a display of antique farm equipment.

Antique Tractor Display

Aug 4, 2024

Closing Ceremonies

4:00 pm: Celebrate the closing of our anniversary weekend... until the next celebration 100 years from now!

Closing Ceremonies
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