We invite you to participate in The HAPPENING.
Here are some ways you can get involved.



The Happening festival is run by volunteers who live or work in the community. We currently have no hired hands so we count on help with logistics, communications, social media, printing and more from our volunteers. The HAPPENING is a great way to get to know the locals and support the community. 

Send us an email with how you would like to help out and when you are available.

The HappENing ArtsPark

We are putting together a fun lineup for The HAPPENING ArtsPark to be held on Saturday, June 1, 10am to 10pm at Parkdale Park! We will be looking for artists, makers, musicians, breweries, food carts, children's entertainers and volunteers to organize the party. Get in touch if you are interested in taking part.


We are seeking community sponsors to cover the costs of The HAPPENING. Expenses include all of the costs for the Park Party, insurance, permits, promotional materials, decorations, and honoraria to artists. The more money we raise, better the festival will be!

Sponsoring the festival is a great way to show your support of the community and the arts. As a sponsor, the promotion you will receive on our popular social media channels will help you reach new audiences in a fun way.

We need support from the whole community for the event to be a success. Here are some of the ways you can support the festival in addition to sponsoring:

  • Trading for services (for example, printing or postering)

  • Providing food and drink donations for the opening party

  • Being an artist and/or business participant in The HAPPENING events

  • Volunteering leading up to and during the festival

Please help make this volunteer-run event a success by becoming a valued sponsor or supporter. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Brenda Dunn, Sponsorship / Communications Director.


Registration is now closed for the business events.