Arts, Culture and Heritage


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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Updated November 17, 2021

All in-person programs, drop-in's and events hosted by the Town of Newmarket will follow all guidelines released by the Ontario Ministry of Health and York Region Public Health in addition to vaccination requirements set for by the Town as approved by Newmarket Council on September 22, 2021. Before entering any Town facility, participating in a Town program or attending an event, please familiarize yourself with access safety requirements (mandatory masks) and proof of COVID-19 double vaccination criteria, found here.   Screening is conducted in person at all facility entrances and can be completed online as well. Effective November 1, 2021, proof of vaccination and identification will be required for all those age 12+ in accordance with Provincial legislation. Proof of vaccination is not required for children age 0-11.  For medical exemption criteria, please click hereGroup Fitness and Aqua Fitness require pre-booking.  For more information about recreation services and amenities, please contact Customer Service: email or call 905-895-5193. 

For current fall programs and drop-in sessions, safety protocols and how to register please click the tiles below:

Fall 2021 Programs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs and events hosted by the Town of Newmarket will follow all guidelines released by the Ontario Ministry of Health and York Region Public Health. We are dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment for all staff and participants.

Welcome back!  We are excited to once again offer a variety of Arts and Culture programs. We have a mix of drop-ins and short registered sessions available and look forward to offering a more traditional session this Winter 2022.

Important Dates and Information:

  • Registration for Newmarket residents opens Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 8 a.m.  
  • Registration for Non-Residents Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 8 a.m.
  • Pre-registration for all drop-in programs will be available 8 a.m. the Sunday prior to the week you wish to participate. I.e. Registration for the week of September 13 drop-in programs will be available Sunday, September 12 at 8 a.m. at

Details for Registration

  • When you login to for all "Arts and Culture Programs" search under the age specific category
  • For detailed program descriptions and to register visit or click the "register here" tile below

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The NewRoads Performing Arts Centre, Old Town Hall and the Elman W. Campbell Museum remain scheduled to reopen in September.

Click on the buttons below to view venue events and information and happenings.

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Arts Grants and Contests

Newmarket Celebrates the Arts
 The Newmarket Celebrates the Arts funding program is temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check back here for future updates.

Heritage Art Contest
The Heritage Art Contest is temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check back here for future updates.
High School Art Contest
The Newmarket High Schools Art Contest is temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check back here for future updates.

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Public Art & Culural Master Plans

Public Art

Public Art Jury Selection

As the Town of Newmarket moves forward with their public art program; the Recreation and​ Culture department is looking for artists whom would be interested in participating occasionally on an art selection jury. Interested artists are invited to submit an expression of interest through an application process.  ​

For more details call Laura Schembri 905-953-5300 x 2618.

Public Art Selection Jury Application​

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Recreation & Culture Virtual Hub

Helping Newmarket residents flatten the curve and make the most of their time at home!

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Assumption of Risk

The Town of Newmarket in collaboration with York Region Public Health, continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Users of the Town of Newmarket facilities, buildings and/or amenities are reminded that the facilities, buildings and/or amenities are open for use at your own risk. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting any Town of Newmarket facility, building and/or amenity you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage, and possible exposure to a communicable disease including COVID-19. We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities including the York Region Public Health Unit, Ontario Health and Public Health Agency of Canada.

Stay up-to-date on the latest Town updates by following  @TownofNewmarket on TwitterFacebook and Instagram and visit

As always, if you have any general questions, please email us at or call Customer Service at 905-895-5193
(Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

COVID-19 Information

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be program disruptions, changes and facility closures. We continue to offer alternative ways to serve the community. Learn about Newmarket's approach to reopening and for current information and resources. For any inquiries, please email

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