July 12, 2005

Festival season is on!


York Region’s music mania and international culture liven up summer


NEWMARKET –This summer, York Region’s weekends are jam-packed with festivals celebrating a range of music and cultural traditions.

The Region’s parks will be filled with music at the Concert/Music-in-the-Park Series, held in Aurora, Georgina, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Unionville and Vaughan every week throughout the summer. Showcasing an array of music from vocalists and local entertainers, these series feature plenty of activities for all ages.

Markham is another music hot spot. Whatever your preference – jazz, blues, rock or folk – Markham will host it all.

In York Region’s northern neighbourhood, the charming community of Pefferlaw opens its doors August 26th to 28th for the 16th Annual Eaglewood Folk Festival. As a premier folk event featuring top singer/songwriters in folk music, this festival is a nice way to end the summer off with a bang.

As one of Ontario’s most ethno-culturally diverse areas, communities across York Region proudly host festivals celebrating the tastes, sounds and traditions from around the world.

For more information about the Concert/Music-in-the-Park Series, please contact the appropriate municipality: City of Vaughan: (905) 832-2281; Town of Georgina: (905) 722-3059; Town of Newmarket: (905) 895-5193; Town of Richmond Hill: (905) 771-5507; Town of Aurora: (905) 726-4762; and Town of Markham: (905) 477-0117.

For more information about York Region’s vibrant music and cultural offerings, contact York Tourism at 1-888-448-0000, e-mail tourism@york.ca or visit www.yorktourism.com or www.york.ca



Contact:  Megan Bomberry, Corporate Communications Services, York Region

(905) 830-4444 or (416) 297-9696, ext. 1234

                        Email: megan.bomberry@york.ca

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