Invitation to Businesses, Artists and Neighbours to Help Make It Happen!

This year’s Happening Festival will be held May 24 to June 1, 2019 in Wellington West. We have made it easy for everyone to help celebrate what makes our community unique. Check out the details here and get in touch with our volunteer board at or visit

Bringing the Hood to Life

May 25 to May 31

This year want to showcase our whole community as we welcome friends and neighbours from across the City to join in the fun. As in the past, we invite businesses to showcase the “art behind their business” or a creative collaboration with a local artist. However, this year, we also encourage you to hold Happening sidewalk sales, promotions, special menus (“Happening” food and drinks), open houses, or kids activities. The events can be something you already have planned/host/offer or you can create something unique. (Please note, you will not need to register a Happening Event or obtain additional insurance certificates as we are not officially involved in events on your premises.)

We want Wellington West to be hopping all week so the more you “animate” your space, the better! We will help promote your activities to help build momentum. To get in on the action, please email and tag us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Major Sponsors: Thank you!

We are grateful for our returning sponsors: our gold sponsor Wellington West BIA, our silver sponsor Desjardins and our media sponsor Kitchissippi Times! We couldn't do it without you! Interest in sponsorship options? Send a note to to get involved!


Sponsor an artist or live event: May 24 or June 1

Want to have visibility during the Park Party with the Wellington West locals? Why not sponsor an artistic activity or "activation" on June 1. For sponsorships between $100-500, your logo will be seen at the event and we will post shout outs on all our social media platforms. 

Opening Event

Friday, May 24 at Vimy Brewing Company, 7pm

The Happening ArtsPark

June 1, Parkdale Park, 10am to 10pm

We are thrilled to be partnering again with the Hintonburg Community Association’s ArtsPark during our Park Party and will be hosting their amazing craft fair and daytime programming! Like last year, we look forward to welcoming you to our local craft beer area, featuring Beyond the Pale Brewery, Tooth and Nail, and Vimy and live music the whole day and evening!

Openings for food vendors 

We have openings for food vendors/food trucks at the June 1 event. Send a note to to get involved!


Looking for volunteers 

We need volunteers for social media support starting in April, help with postering, and for the event on June 1. High school students can get volunteer hours and a great way to meet new friends and contacts in the community. Send a note to to get involved!

Mark your calendars and bring your family and friends.

Thank you for helping to make it Happen!