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​Queen's Plate Festival

Music, Fashion, & Racing

June 29 - July 1

​​Friday, June 29

​The festival kicks off on Friday with a 3:00PM pre-party inside of Hats and Horseshoes presented by Stella Artois! At 7:30PM we welcome to the stage a still to be announced opening act followed by an unforgettable performance from country music superstar Brad Paisley at 9:30PM.​

​Join us early on for a concert pre-party starting at 3PM and enjoy live racing, live entertainment, a variety of foo​​​​d + drink options, games and more!

Gates to th​e conce​rt area open at 5PM - arrive early and get close to the stage with your General Admission ticket or purchase a Premium or ​Paddock Party ticket ahead of time and access a ​​designated area plus many other weekend-long bene​fits.​

For Premium and Paddock Party ticket holders, a designated area to watch the concert from is included in your Queen’s Plate Festival ticket price.

Main Act:
Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year),
among many others.​

​​​​Concert Starts: 9:30 PM

Brad Paisley
3 PM

- Live Racing Post Time​​

3 PM

- Concert Pre-Party Kicks Off

*Please note: A Queen’s Plate Festival ticket is required to enter the concert pre-party area

3-7 PM

- Hats & Horseshoes Stage: Live DJ

5 PM-

- Gates Open to Concert Area

7:30 PM-

- Main Stage: Opening Act - To be announced

Main Act: 9:30 PM


*Please note: All times are approximate and subject to change closer to the event date

​​DAY 1​ -Event Details

Admission to Woodbine Racetrack and parking are free, however, a ticket is required to access the pre-party and concert areas on June 29.

Food + Drink -

Feast on five of your favourite local food trucks and enjoy a variety of cocktail options or choose from great beer brands including Stella Artois, Bud, Bud Light, Millstreet Organic, Alexander Keith’s, Corona and more.

What to Wear -

Comfort is key on Day 1 of The Queen’s Plate Festival. Dig out your favourite plaid shirt or keep it simple with a plain tee. Add something denim and great pair of cowboy boots or flats and you’re set to go. Top your style with great accessories like layering necklaces, statement jewelry, hats or bandanas!

Parking -

Friday, June 29

Valet Parking: Gate 10 & 11 $35
Preferred Parking: Gate 12 & Lot A $25
General Parking: Lot B &C $15

NOTE: Accessible parking is available in lots C & D

Saturday, June 30

Return to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, June 30 for the
159th Running of T​​he Queen’s Plate race.

Grab your favourite hat or fascinator, dress in your finest summer threads and enjoy the most fashionable event of the summer! Gates open at 11AM with live racing and on-track parties kicking off at 12PM.​

Main Act:​

Sam Roberts Band​​

In March of 2016, Sam Roberts Band holed themselves up at the Bathouse, The Tragically Hip's studio near Kingston, Ontario to record their sixth full-length album, TerraForm. They went in with the lake still covered by ice and emerged 4 weeks later, in the first days of spring, bearing with them new music...

Sam Roberts  

Concert Starts: 8:30PM
Please note that start time is approximate.​
11 AM

- Gates Open

12 PM

- Post Time – First Race
- Hats & Horseshoes Stage: Live Music

2:30 PM

- Hats & Horseshoes Stage: Most Fashionable Female Contest

3:15 PM

Hats & Horseshoes Stage: Most Fashionable Male Contest

4 PM

- Hats & Horseshoes Stage: Live Music

5:15 PM

-National Anthem performed by The Reklaws

5:40 PM

159th Running of T​he Queen’s Plate

6:30 PM

- Post Race Concert – Opening Act

Main Act: 8:30 PM

Sam Roberts Band

*Please note: All times are approximate and subject to change closer to the event date

DAY 2 -Event Details

Hats & Horseshoes Experience -

Enter the party with your friends and immediately be prepared for your first fashionable shot of the day on The Queen’s Plate Turf Carpet. From there, create your own experience and revel in the live music, entertainment, contests and games happening all around you. Shop at David Dunkley’s Fine

Millinery to top your look with a couture hat or opt for a trendy flower crown from Petal to the Metal. Sip champagne cocktails, play a game of croquet, bet on the ponies or hang out on the grass while enjoying the great bands on stage.

* All Queen’s Plate Festival tickets will include access into the Hats & Horseshoes Party - Presented by Stella Artois.

Post Race Concert -

When the last race goes off, the party doesn’t end! Make your way to the Hats & Horseshoes Stage and get ready for a concert featuring two yet-to-be-announced artists.

​​All Queen’s Plate Festival tickets can access the post-race concert. All tickets will have general admission access to the post-race concert and proximity to the stage will be provided at a first come basis.

Food + Drink -

Enjoy crisp summer beverages including champagn​e cocktails, frozen alcoholic slushies, a glass of Rosé or try the Official Cocktail of The Queen’s Plate. Opt for one of our new Ready to Drink beverages including Mott’s Clamato Caesars, Snapple Spiked Vodka or Hires Root Beer and Vodka; or choose from a wide selection of beer offerings including Stella Artois, Bud, Bud Light, Millstreet Organic, Alexander Keith’s, Corona and more.

And don’t forget the food! Eat from 10 of Toronto’s hottest food trucks including Apple Fritter Factory, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Fidel Gastro and Woodbine’s very own featuring the best from our Grandstand kitchens!

What to Wear -

Think summer garden party with pastel colours, light materials and unique accessories. Make a bold statement by mixing patterns and adding pops of colour.

For women, find the perfect summer dress or jumper, add a great pair of wedges or chucky heels and top off with a great hat or fascinator and bold sunnies.

For men, dig out that statement jacket you’ve been waiting to wear, add a great pair of fitted pants and finish off the look with a pair of Oxford shoes or Boat Shoes for added comfort. To upgrade your look even further, mix in a bow tie, a great pocket square or flower and even go for the fedora if you’re feeling up to it.

While there is no “official” dress code for The Queen’s Plate, it is encouraged that guests dress up to take it the complete horse racing experience.

One caveat – guests with tickets to the Woodbine Club, Northern Dancer or Royal Enclosure seating section are required to dress business casual. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie with a collared shirt. Ladies are encouraged to wear a hat or fascinator and to dress for a smart occasion; please refrain from wearing strapless, off the shoulder, halters or spaghetti straps. Running shoes and branded or promotional clothing is not permitted.

Parking -

Saturday, June 30



Valet Parking: Gate 10 & 11


Preferred Parking: Gate 12 & Lot A


General Parking: Lot B & C


NOTE: Accessible parking is available in lots C & D

Parking Map
NOTE: You must have a ticket to enter all areas of the Woodbine Racetrack grounds on Saturday, June 30.

Sunday, July 1

Happy Birthday Canada!
The Queen’s Plate Festival Weekend wraps up on Sunday, July 1st with a FREE Canada Day celebration.

Bring the whole family to the Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois, and enjoy live music and entertainment all day long including JUNO Award nominated children’s duo, Splash'N Boots. Kids will have access to bouncy castles, pony rides, face painting, carnival games and more.

TIME: 11:00 AM

Splash'N Boots

With thoughtful lyrics, first-rate musicianship and exciting live shows, Splash'N Boots has ridden a giant yellow and blue wave to the forefront of the Canadian children’s music scene. Splash'N Boots deliver super-charged, interactive performances.

“No two performances are ever alike, they're very audience-driven, “say performers Taes and Nick. “We switch up the songs and just let it happen; it can definitely be unpredictable, but it makes it really fun and exciting!”

Since their inception, Splash’N Boots has been committed to using their platform to support and raise awareness for important causes. Through their grassroots organization, Splash’N Boots 4 Kids, the duo is dedicated to creating sustainable, long-term musical programming for Canadian children. In April 2017, Splash’N Boots begin working on outreach programs for at-risk children in over 12 Northern Canadian communities.

Main Act: 11 AM

Hats & Horseshoes Stage: Splash’N Boots


- National Anthem
- Location: Main Track


- Splash’N Boots Meet and Greet


- Post Time – First Race
- Hats & Horseshoes Stage: Live Music


- Hats & Horseshoes Stage: Live Music

DAY 3- Event Details

Woodbine will celebrate Canada by giving out free Canadian Flags, serving birthday cake and offering Canadian themed dishes across all food concession areas!

For the adults, relax in the Beer Garden, bet on the ponies, listen to great cover bands live on stage and play entertaining games like life-sized beer pong.

Food + Drink -

Feast from some of Toronto’s hottest food trucks or enjoy tasty Canadian themed food from Woodbine’s concession stands.

Choose from great wine and cocktail selections and enjoy a variety of beer brands including Stella Artois, Bud, Bud Light, Millstreet Organic, Alexander Keith’s, Corona and more.

What to Wear -

Show Canada some love and wear red and white!

Parking -

Standard valet available. All other parking is free.

Valet Parking: Gate 10 &11 $35
Preferred Parking: Gate 12 &Lot A FREE
General Parking: Lot B &C >FREE

Parking Map

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