There is an event for you in the Town of Grimsby. Whether you are looking for art, music, food, family activities, or all of the above, Grimsby has plenty to offer all year round.

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Special events

This list includes all Town run and Town affiliated events for 2019. For a complete list of all events and activities happening in Grimsby, visit our Community Calendar.

May

Community Safety Day

Saturday May 11th, 2019

Community Safety Day will take place from 10am-2pm at the Grimsby Peach King Centre. Come enjoy a BBQ lunch from the Grimsby Lions Club, learn about the various emergency services in the Grimsby community, and about the vehicles they operate.

Vehicles from the Niagara Regional Police, Grimsby Fire Department, EMS, Grimsby Power, Grimsby Public Works, GAMRU, Nortrax, and Arborwood will be onsite to showcase their big machines.

Grimsby Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday May 11th, 2019

The plant sale is at the Livingston Activity Centre. It begins at 9:00am and continues until it is sold out. 

Farmers Market

Every Thursday from the end of May until October 10th 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Set up as a “Home Grown” Market, our vendors grow their own product and take the time to answer all the questions of the shoppers at the market. The Grimsby Farmers' Market is set up each week on a portion of Main Street between Christie and Ontario streets, and runs rain or shine for the entire season.

June

Phelps Homes Building Literacy Fair Grimsby Public Library

Friday June 7th, 2019

From 2:00pm-4:00pm the Grimsby Public Librarys annual fun fair features indoor and outdoor activities that help build literacy skills. Celebtrate the launch of our summer reading programs, too!

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Saturday June 8th, 2019

Join the Needlecrafters Club at the Grimsby Public Library from 2:00pm-4:00pm to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day. Get together with other creatives, work on projects, and chat about knitting. (Crocheting is also welcome!)

Happening in Grimsby

Thursday June 20th

     3:00pm: Downtown Grimsby Farmers’ Market

Friday June 21st

     11:30am: Lunch in Coronation Park with live music by Two Sheets to the Wind.

     6:00pm-11:00pm: Happening at the Peach Pit with wine, beer, food trucks, and live music!

Saturday June 22nd

     10:00am-4:00pm: Downtown street vendors, food, inflatables, and family entertainment.

     3:00pm-11:00pm: Happening at the Peach Pit with wine, beer, food trucks, and live music!

Jerry's Peachbud Road Race

Tuesday June 25th, 2019 

10km, 5km, 1km. Races start at the Grimsby Peach King centre and go through downtown Grimsby. First race starts at 6:30pm. Expect traffic delays this evening. 

Mutt Show

Wednesday June 26th, 2019

Join us in Coronation Park for this great event for the whole family! Registration begins at 6:00pm and the show begins at 6:30. Each dog may enter in up to 3 categories with great prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Please keep your dog on leash at all times, children are welcome to participate as long as they have full control of the dog. We can’t wait to see you all there!

 

July

Canada Day at the Grimsby Museum

Monday July 1st, 2019

Join us at the Grimsby Museum for family activities; bouncy castles, musical entertainment, food, face paiinting, games, crafts, and much more! Free Admission. 

Canada Day at the Grimsby Lions Pool

Monday July 1st, 2019

FREE public swim from 2:00pm-3:45pm and 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Movie Night in the Park

Friday July 5th, 2019

Join us for a free movie night in Coronation Park. Movie starts at approximately 9:00. Movie title to be announced in June.

Vintage Market

Saturday July 13th, 2019

The Grimsby Museum has partnered with Vintage 30. More information to come.

Niagara Triathlon

Sunday July 28th, 2019

Nelles Beach Park Grimsby is one of the nicest settings for a triathlon, duathlon, including a Try-a-Tri. This very compact triathlon site creates a fun, family friendly atmosphere. 

www.trisportcanada.com

August

Movie Night in the Park

Friday August 9th, 2019

Friday August 23rd, 2019

Join us for a free movie night in Coronation Park. Movie starts at approximately 8:30. Movie title to be announced in June.

Subaru Iron Girl

5km run: Saturday August 10th - 3pm start

Triathlon: Sunday August 11th - 9am start

www.irongirl.com

September

Back to School Art Attack

Friday September 13th, 2019

1:30 - 3:30pm

FREE Drop-in! Join the Grimsby Public Art Gallery on the Early Release Day to explore and play with a few fun art projects! For ages 5 - 13, Guardians must remain in the building.

Terry Fox Run

Sunday September 15th, 2019

Registration @ 9am, Race @ 10am
Participants can walk, run, stroll or ride the 5km route, or do it twice for the full 10k experience, starting at the Peach King Centre. Details here.

Doors Open

Saturday September 21st, 2019

Doors Open Grimsby is a yearly event that explores the hidden secrets of the Grimsby Community. Discover our history and heritage in buildings you have never seen before, or see something new in the ones you have. Stay tuned for more information about the 2019 sites. 

Culture Days - The Zen of Colouring

Saturday September 28th, 2019

1 - 4:30pm

All ages are invited to this FREE drop-in sessions exploring creative colouring and relaxation at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, with mini-break projects for calming and clearing the mind.

Grimsby Author Series Fall 2019

Monday September 30th, 2019

Buy ticket packages for the Fall 2019 season of the Grimsby Author Series as of Wednesday August 14 at the Library or online.

October

Spirits with Spirits at the Grimsby Museum

Tuesday October 1st, 2019

6pm

Psychic Mediums, spirit tastings and eerie stories told by Peninsula Players Theatre group. Food provided by Smoke and Moonshine. 19+ only. Pre-Registration required, limited spaces available. Details here.

Del Lord Birthday Party

Friday October 4th, 2019

7 - 9pm

Please join us for an entertaining program to celebrate Del Lord's 125th birthday, that includes stand-up comedy, film clips, historical context, beer and wine served by Station 1 Coffeehouse. Del Lord born in Grimsby, was a Canadian film director and actor best known as a director of the Three Stooges films. Go here for all the details.

Last Farmers' Market

Thursday October 10th, 2019
Join us Downtown Grimsby on Main Street for local farm fresh foods, ready to eat food and other specialty items.

Thicker Than Water - Exploring Family Dynamics

October 19th - December 8th

Catherine Chin; Erika DeFreitas; Sandy Middleton. These artists examine the dynamics and interactions that bring humans together in intimate, often multi-generational units. Admission is FREE, donations welcome. 

Author Visit: Patricia and Guy Storms

Friday October 25th, 2019

11 - 12pm

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with Children's authors Patricia and Guy Storms and their new book Moon Wishes. Children will enjoy a story time, moon facts, a drawing workshop and songs about the moon. Click here for more details.

Grimsby Museum Halloween Party

Saturday October 26th 2019

1 - 3pm

Paint your own pottery workshop with Crock-A-Doodle Grimsby. Make a spooky treet and enjoy other themed activities. Costumes encouraged. Pre-registration required. Limited Space. Details here.

Grimsby Author Series Fall 2019

Monday October 28th, 2019

Buy ticket packages for the Fall 2019 season of the Grimsby Author Series at the Library or online.

Boo! Library & Gallery Halloween Bash

Monday October 28th, 2019

FREE Movie and craft. Join the Grimsby Public Library & Art Gallery for Halloween Fun! Wear a costume and enjoy a movie, treat and craft. Create your own Trick or Treat bag of jokes, monsters, ghosts and riddles! Maximum 20 spots, registration is required at the Library.

November

 Casablanca Classic 3K & 8k

Saturday November 9th, 2019

Registration @ 7am, Races @ 8:30am and 9am

In support of Grimsby Benevolent Fund; donations accepted on race day at the registration area. Visit the link for a list of the items most needed.

27th Annual Museum Fundraiser Dinner

Saturday November 2nd, Doors open at 5pm

Featuring Nick Wallace, Practitioner of the art of astonishment. Marche'-style full dinner, auction, full cash bar. held at the Casablanca Winery inn. Tickets and details.

Remembrance Day at the Library

Monday November 11th, 2019

7 - 8pm

Join us for a presentation by the Grimsby Historical Society. Details here.

Grimsby Author Series Fall 2019

Monday November 18th, 2019

Buy ticket packages for the Fall 2019 season of the Grimsby Author Series at the Library or online.

19th Annual Fantasy of Trees

November 22nd - December 8th

Enjoy a beautiful exhibition of themed Christmas trees at the Grimsby Museum. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Grimsby. Free admission. Draw held to win the trees! All proceeds go to local charities.

Grimsby Tree Lighting

November 28th, 2019

6pm

Join us at the Grimsby Museum for our community tree lighting event

December

Santa Clause Parade

Saturday December 7th, 2019

5:15pm

The perfect kickoff to your holiday celebrations. Starting at Town Hall the parade travels down Livingston Ave/Main St to Ontario St.

www.grimsbyparade.ca

Grimsby in the 80s and 90s Exhibition

Opening Winter 2020

A two-decade snapshot of Grimsby in the 80s and 90s. A nostalgic display of memorabilia, decor, toys, pop culture, society, fashion and technology. More details here.

What's in Your Bedroom Exhibit

Opening in Winter 2020

Explore the fascinating history and function of the bedroom and see how much the bed has changed. Details will be posted.

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