Annual Events

Each year, we host signature events that we have become known for.

Learn a little bit more about these events below...

Heritage Celebration

Experience a unique evening of interactive gourmet dining featuring locally sourced product; be entertained by music in the Temple and take in an historical tour of the Sharon Temple grounds all while supporting one of Canada’s most important architectural sites of democracy.

Please note: This event has been cancelled for 2020.

Canada Day Community Celebration

Each year, we welcome hundreds of residents to the museum to celebrate Canada Day in a place that is so important to the history of our country.

Featuring games, bouncy castles, BBQ, live entertainments and more, this is a must attend family event. Don't worry about driving to the fireworks later in the evening. Park your car, and take the free YRT shuttle bus from the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre.

Please note: This event has been moved to August 15th, 2021

Illumination

Beginning in 1831, the Children of Peace would welcome people from all over to a celebration the first Friday in September. They would light all of the candles in the Temple, hold a concert, and an Alms Giving service.

Today, we still light the main floor of the Temple with beeswax candles, and the incredible building is still filled with glorious music. We continue the evening with refreshments on the lawn afterwards, so guests can enjoy the breathtaking views.

Friday, September 10th, 2021 - Gates Open at 4:00 pm

There is something magical about the Sharon Temple Museum with snow on the ground. Start a new tradition with:

- Horse-drawn wagon rides

- Heritage decorations in the 1819 & 1840s houses

- Mulled cider & Hot Chocolate in the 1840s Cookhouse

- Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus

- Vendor Craft Market in the Temperance Hall

- Crafts in the Sharon Temple ($5 per child)

 

Sunday, December 5th, 2021 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm