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Downtown Pop-Up

Join us downtown on Thursday, June 29 for the Downtown Pop-Up where you’ll find a wide range of unique entertainment at more than 20 locations throughout the downtown.

The official ribbon cutting will start with a picnic in Millennium Park featuring the swing, jazz, funk and rock & roll sounds of the band Knightshift. Throughout the afternoon and evening you’ll get to see performances from the Tanah Haney Celtic Harp Trio, the Mike Graham Gypsy Jazz Trio, Bobby Watson, Sean Conway, Danny Bronson Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, country singer Dean James, the Peterborough Pop Ensemble, Peterborough Concert Band, Peterborough New Horizons Band, and more.

There will also be live chainsaw carving by champion woodcarver Steve Kenzora, caricatures by artist Jason Wilkins, interactive art, Citiots Improv, a live circus show, and a “Bring Your Can-Con” Canadian music contest.

Thursday, June 29 — Downtown Pop-Up




Indigenous Celebration — Children's School Fieldtrip

10 am – 12 pm

Millennium Park, 1 King St.

Canada 150 Kick-Off — Ribbon Cutting & Picnic in the Park with swing, jazz, funk & rock ‘n’ roll band Knightshift

12 – 2 pm

Millennium Park, 1 King St.

Celtic Harp Trio (Tanah Haney)


1 – 3 pm

Simply Delicious Bistro & Bakery, 191 Charlotte St.

Peterborough New Horizons Band

Peterborough Concert Band

Peterborough Pop Ensemble

3 – 4 pm

4 – 6 pm

6 – 7 pm

Peterborough Square Courtyard, Water and Charlotte streets

Live chainsaw carving with Champion Chainsaw Woodcarver Steve Kenzora 

3:30 – 4:30 pm

City Hall front steps, 500 George St. N.

L.I.V.E Peterborough — Young Musicians Showcase

4 – 9 pm

The Spill, 414 George St. N.

Free Caricatures by artist Jason Wilkins 

3 – 6 pm

Natas Café, 376 George St. N.

Country Music Artist Dean James

5 – 8 pm

Champs Sports Bar patio, 203 Simcoe St. (Charlotte Mews)

Danny Bronson: Gordon Lightfoot Tribute

5 – 8 pm

The Brickhouse Craft Burger Grill patio, 123 Simcoe St.

Rob Phillips Jazz Trio


5 – 8 pm

Kettle Drums patio, 224 Hunter St. W.

Sean Conway

8 – 11 pm

The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W.

Acoustic Rock Duo Travis Berlenbach and Josh Gontier

6 – 9 pm

Riley’s Pub rooftop patio, 251 George St. N.

Blues and R& B with Bobby Watson

7 – 10 pm

Historic Red Dog patio, 189 Hunter St. W.

Bring Your Can-Con (Canadian Music Contest)

Hosted by The Wire Megazine

4 – 9 pm

Dr. J’s BBQ & Brews, 282 Aylmer St. N.

Interactive Art Experience

6 – 9 pm

Atelier Ludmila, 129 ½ Hunter St. W., 3rd Floor

Mike Graham Gypsy Jazz Trio

7 – 10 pm

The Lounge by Lignum, 442 George St. N.

Citiot's Improv — Comedy Troupe (adults only)

7 – 9 pm

Catalina’s, 131 Hunter St. W.

Elements — Live Fire & Circus Show

7:30 – 9 pm

Millennium Park fountain area, 1 King St.

Canadian Themed Event

All Day

Hunter Street Books, 164 Hunter St. W

Oldies with the Rick & Gailie Band

5 – 8 pm

The Blackhorse Pub, 452 George St. N.

Our Upcoming Events section is brought to you by Patrick McAuley of Bowes & Cocks LTD Brokerage.

Later Event: June 30
The Bash 150