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CALLING ALL BUSINESSES: Midnight Madness Returns!

Midnight Madness 2019
Photo by Chris Millar

Midnight Madness returns this year on August 12th, 6 p.m. to midnight (of course!).

As well as a fun night for Bolton families and visitors, this is an excellent chance for businesses to showcase your product or service to the largest audience.

Your BIA is partnering with the Bolton Community Crew and other community groups to put on the event, bringing back all the favourite attractions and entertainment.

You can participate in these ways:

  • Set up a sidewalk sale outside your business, and if you can offer specials to attract old and new customers.
  • Secure a spot in another area at reasonable cost:
    • Vendors – $150
    • Nonprofits – No Charge
    • Food vendors – $300

Email boltoncommunitycrew@gmail.com ASAP so we can organize locations at the event to everyone’s best advantage.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – Summer 2022

Downtown Bolton is back! Watch for the glorious summer flowers, provided by the BIA, which will bring the town to life in the coming days. And check out the brand new gazebo in the heart of downtown. A big thank you to the Town of Caledon, Bolton Kinsmen and local contractors for bringing this project to completion.

Check out our business directory for the new businesses which are bringing variety and innovation to the downtown.

The Revitalization Task Force is proceeding with the art installations. The underpass to the Queen Street bridge is the first to be completed. Take a walk through the park and admire!

EVENTS

Bicentennial Celebrations

June 4th and 5th will be the Bicentennial celebrations which were postponed for a year due to the pandemic. Click here for details of the two day event.

Bolton Summer Market

The Summer Market will run on six Saturdays, June 11th and 18th, July 9th and 16th and August 20th and 27th. See the list of all the new and returning vendors.

Taste of Bolton

Enjoy the different cuisines available from our restaurants at Taste of Bolton, Friday evenings, June 17th, July 15th and August 19th at Royal Courtyards. Learn More.

Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness returns on Friday August 12th.

Join us for all of these events and SHOP LOCAL!

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA
Summer 2022

Bolton Bicentennial Celebrations

Join us this weekend in Downtown Bolton to celebrate the Bolton Bicentennial with the Albion Bolton Historical Society! 🎉

Saturday June 4th in The Royal Courtyards will include an artisan market with over 50 vendors, a kids zone, live music, Caledon Cruisers car show, food trucks, a giant birthday cake and much more!

Sunday June 5th will feature a tribute to George Bolton at Founder’s Park on Mill St, the Town Crier, Sandhill Pipes and Drums Band, Caledon Fire Honour Guard and a Plaque Unveiling.

Check out the full schedule of events, map and list of vendors / participants 👇

Taste of Bolton – Looking for Food Vendors!

The First Annual “Taste of Bolton” event is taking place three nights this summer and we would love for you to be part of it at no charge to you!

  • Friday June 17, 2022 | 6pm-10pm
  • Friday July 15, 2022 | 6pm-10pm
  • Friday Aug 19, 2022 | 6pm-10pm

Located at the Royal Courtyards (18 King St E) in Bolton, we invite you to be part of this exciting event and showcase and sell your best to the community!

  • Food can be purchased from 6-9pm.
  • Live music 7-10pm.

Food Tents/Food Trucks are also welcome to come and be part of the evening free of charge! The food tents and food trucks will be located in the parking lot directly beside the Courtyard.

Highlight and sell your best appetizers, entrees, deserts at the event. All local restaurants, food vendors and shops are welcome to partake in any or all of the evenings.

Those attending the the event will be able to purchase food and enjoy. “Live” local music and a Cash Bar will be located in the Courtyard.

Space is limited, so be sure to book your spot today, as it is first come first serve! For question and/or to reserve your dates, please RSVP to: tasteofbolton@gmail.com. Please let us know if you will be participating no later than June 1st.

We look forward to you bringing our community a “Taste of Bolton!’

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Cyberattacks are on the rise and cybercriminals pose a real threat to you and your business.

Surprisingly, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) like yours are a huge target. Fact is, attacks on small businesses increased by 424% in 2020 alone – and the COVID-19 pandemic and increase in nation-state attacks have escalated this problem even further.

A cyberattack can destroy a business. This is why Mastercard created the Mastercard Trust Centre – to help you defend your critical assets, your business, and your reputation through online access to trusted cybersecurity education, resources, and tools.

The Mastercard Trust Centre provides resources and more to help you safeguard your business.

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15 TikTok Statistics You Need To Know (2022)

TikTok, the Chinese-owned app formerly known as musical.ly, is hard to avoid these days. Now owned by parent company Bytedance, it’s one of the fastest-growing social media apps in the world. So, whether you’re thinking about starting a TikTok marketing strategy in 2022 or looking to finetune an existing one, there are certain TikTok statistics that you need to know.

Knowing TikTok facts like the number of users the platform has and its demographics can help guide you towards crafting an effective and successful strategy.

We’re here to get you well equipped, so read on to learn about the top TikTok stats all marketers need to know this year.

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Spring & Summer 2022 Events

May 6

Cinco de Mayo Festival
Humber River Centre (Old Fire Hall), Downtown Bolton
Presented By: Stage Academy Theatre Association & The Bolton Community Crew

May 14

Outdoor Concert & Caledon Cruiser Show
Bolton Canadian Tire Store Parking Lot
Presented By: BVRA & Caledon Cruisers

June 4-5

Bolton Bicentennial Celebration
Downtown Bolton
Presented By: The Bolton 200 + 1 Bicentennial Committee

June 10

Theatrical Circus & Magic Event
Albion Bolton Fairgrounds
Presented By: Stage Academy Theatre Association & The Caledon Seniors Centre

June 11

Italian Heritage Day
Albion Bolton Fairgrounds
Presented By: The Bolton Italian Cultural Centre

August 12

Midnight Madness
Queen St & King St, Downtown Bolton
Presented By: Stage Academy Theatre Association & The Bolton Community Crew

June 17, July 15, August 19

Taste of Bolton
Royal Courtyards, Downtown Bolton
Presented By: BVRA & Downtown Bolton Taskforce

Cinco De Mayo Street Festival in Downtown Bolton

Join us on Friday May 6th in Downtown Bolton for our first annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival. Live Mariachi Band and Mexican Folklore Dancers in front of the new Humber River Centre (Old Fire Hall) at 28 Ann Street from 7pm to 10pm.

Come out and try our freshly made Churros! Simply delicious! Presented by Stage Academy and the Bolton Community Crew. A celebration of Mexican Arts & Culture coming to Downtown Bolton. A family friendly event! 🇲🇽🫔🌮 🎶🎺 🎉🌞🌵⛱️