The village of Creemore is excited to host two magical events in downtown Creemore. After a long hiatus, the Creemore Business Improvement Association  (BIA) has planned two evening street parties to bring old friends and new visitors back to downtown and enjoy Summer Solstice on June 24 followed by Autumn Equinox on Sept 17.

A magical evening is on offer and visitors can expect to see bon fires, Indigenous storytellers, Juno nominated musicians, a community picnic and sidewalk sale. Plan on bringing the entire family as lots of children’s activities are planned including: making floral crowns, fairy land and crafts. 

Summer Solstice takes place on Mill St. and Caroline St. in Creemore Friday June 24 from 5-10pm.

Join in and plan to dine at the giant community picnic on Mill St.. Restaurants will be bringing their delicious fare to the street.  The BIA will host a cash bar and the entire street will be licensed.  The BIA would like to remind everyone to bring their own dishes and cutlery to dine with as we make every effort to reduce waste. 
“The BIA is delighted to see an end to pandemic measures and welcome everyone back to our community. Our community has been so supportive in shopping and dining local over the past two years, that this is a great way to thank them.” said Laurie Severn, BIA President and  Co-Chair of the event. “For new visitors to Creemore, we invite you to check out our one-of-a-kind shops and enjoy a meal or a drink on a patio. We can’t wait to see you downtown!”
Both Caroline West and Mill St. between Francis and Elizabeth St. will be closed beginning at 2pm on Friday for set-up. 
5:00-8:00 PMCrafts for kidsFairyland
5:00-9:00 PMfaceART FacepaintingMill near Elizabeth
5:00 PMCreemore Drumming CollectiveCaroline and Mill
5:30 PMCreemore Drumming CollectiveMill and Elizabeth
5:30-6:30 PM Adam, Fran and Annalee Webster North Circle
7:20-8:20 PM Adam, Fran and Annalee Webster North Circle
5:30-6:10 PMMourning DovesMural Wall 
6:40-7:20 PMMourning DovesMural Wall 
6:45-7:20 PM Shawn Corbiere – flint knappingCentral Circle
7:30-8:00 PM Chris Walser Central Circle
8:00-8:30 PMJen Brunelle – storytellingCentral Circle 
8:40-end PMJen and Shawn – musicCentral Circle
Times TBCJenny HowesSouth Circle 

For More Information Contact:

Laurie Severn
Creemore BIA President and Co-Chair Summer Solstice & Autumn Equinox Committee
Linda DeWinter
Creemore BIA Board and Co-Chair Summer Solstice & Autumn Equinox Committee
Creemore BIA
PO Box 2062
Creemore ON  L0M1G0

Performers at Creemore’s Summer Solstice

A trio in perfect harmony

Emily Ekelund, Chance Kellner, and Esther Wade weave their diverse musical histories to form a warm blend of close harmonies in acapella and instrumented songs. With tunes assembled  from the English folk-revival, southern American gospel, country, and New England hymnary traditions, the group honours the ties that bind with inviting and beguiling trio energy.

Adam Webster - Fireside fun

Adam Webster, born in Websterville just outside of Creemore is a direct descendant of the founder of our village and a fantastic musician. Growing up in Creemore he learned so much from his musician parents Fran and Annalee Webster, taught guitar lessons and started a band called the Funky Truth which still plays in the area. Join Adam and his folks fireside as he plays some popular faves along with some of his originals. This affable local is willing to take a request, have a chat and provides that magical summer camp feel.

Shawn Cornier, Chris Walser & Jen Brunelle - Our Indigenous Performers

Chris Walser is Anishnaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island ON. Chris has developed his skills as a crafter, storyteller and youth worker from a young age. He is a father of 2 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren. Chris and his wife Melissa go into communities and organizations to pass on what they have learned throughout their lives. 
Shawn Cornier and Jen Brunelle were members of the Indigenous Rock band, No Reservation. There were originally 4 members of the group and all have ties to First Nations communities, but were raised in urban centres and met at college in Sudbury.  The group was nominated for a Juno Award in 1998 for Best Music of Aboriginal Canada. 
Maniwaki Quebec’s Jennifer Brunelle has been a member of No Reservations since 1995. She plays percussion and does vocals. Founding member Shawn Corbiere, who is lead singer and plays lead guitar, is a self-taught musician who uses his cultural background to inspire his music. Shawn will also be doing some Flint mapping around the fire.