The 159th Queen's Plate returns to Toronto this summer

Jun 5 2018, 1:49 am

Get your seersucker suits, fascinators, and Southern Belle-inspired attire ready, the Queen’s Plate Festival will soon be here.

Running from June 29 to July 1, the three-day festival is jam-packed with live entertainment, activities and, of course, the 159th running of the Queen’s Plate, which kicks off the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown on June 30.

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This year’s entertainment includes performances from three-time Grammy award-winning artist Brad Paisley and six-time Juno award-winning Canadian rock icons Sam Roberts Band.

Additionally, visitors can enjoy the beloved Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois and the main event, the jewel of Canadian horse racing – the running of the 159th Queen’s Plate.

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Single-day Friday or Saturday general admission tickets start at $30, while two-day passes start at $45 and provide access to the grounds for live racing all weekend long, Friday night’s Brad Paisley concert.

There’s also an extensive offering of attractions on Saturday such as the Hats & Horseshoes Party, Sam Roberts Band concert, and the running of the Queen’s Plate.

The 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival will continue on Sunday, July 1, with free Canada Day celebrations and fun for the whole family, including performances from popular children’s musical duo Splash’N Boots.

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Queen’s Plate Festival

When: June 29 to July 1
Time: Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 12 pm; Sunday, all day
Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd.
Tickets start at $30

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