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 2018. For a complete list of all events and activities happening in Grimsby, visit our Community Calendar.

September

Doors Open Grimsby

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. Doors Open takes place the 3rd Saturday in September. Stay tuned for the offical 2019 event announcement. 

Culture Days

Ontario Culture Days takes place every year on the last weekend in September featuring FREE cultural activities for all Ontarians. Stay tuned for details of Grimsby Events, held at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and Library.

October

Halloween Lantern Tours

Get in the Halloween mood with a lantern lit evening full of stories about Grimsby's fascinating past. 2019 Dates to be annouced.

November

Fantasy of Trees

Enjoy a dazzling display of Christmas trees at the Grimsby Museum decorated by local community groups on November 23 to December 9, 2018. Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win your favourite tree. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Grimsby, all proceeds go to local charities. Check out Grimsby's Community Calendar for exact hours of operation. 

Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the lighting Grimsby's new Town Tree outside Town Hall. The first annual tree lighting will take place on November 29th from 6-8pm with the tree lighting at 6:15. Refreshments will follow afterwards inside Town Hall.  

December

Holiday Shopping on Main Street

Join the Merchants of Downtown Grimsby and celebrate the Holiday season. Free giveaways, prizes, hot mulled apple cider, carolers and more. For more details check out Christmas in Grimsby.

Grimsby Santa Claus Parade

The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade is the perfect kickoff to your holiday celebrations. It takes place the first Saturday in December, starting at 5:15 p.m. Starting at Town Hall, the parade travels down Livingston Avenue/Main Street to Ontario Street.

Christmas Celebrations of Lights

Nominate a neighbour, local business or friend so they can be recognized for their holiday efforts and creative talents. Check out the Celebration of Lights page for more infromation and to submit a nomination.

  • Entry Deadline: Tuesday December 11 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Judging Period: December 12 - 15
  • Winners Announced: Monday December 17 

Grimsby's New Year Celebration

A family-friendly New Year Celebration with free indoor skating at the Peach King Centre Monday December 31, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., sponsored by Tim Hortons, as well as outdoor skating, children's activities, food and snacks. 

January

February

Family Day Run of the Rink

Celebrate Family Day at the Peach King Centre on Monday, February 18, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with free skating, crafts, games and other fun family activities. Stay tuned for details closer to the event.

March

GPAG Annual Fundraising Auction and Event

A fundraising event for the Grimsby Public Art Gallery featuring a live and silent auction of artwork, hand-crafted wares, gift baskets, certificates, and MORE. Follow theGPAG on Facebook and Twitter for details closer to the date.

  • Free Preview: Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Auction: Saturday, March 30, 2019, doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch

Information displays and presentations, children's program, and live bird demonstrations at Beamer's Conservation Area bring awareness to Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch on Friday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April

Meridian Comic Book Day

Join the Grimsby Public Library for comic book fun. Featuring comic artists, face painting, green screen fun, workshops and more. Free comic book giveaways.

Wayzgoose Bookarts Fair

Celebrate book related arts – book binders, paper makers, private presses, printmakers, paper marblers, calligraphers, stamp carvers and MORE – at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Always the last Saturday in April. Lots of demonstrations and vendors, admission is free.

May

Raptorfest

An Earth friendly celebration at the Peach King Centre to create awareness of the unique hawk migration in Niagara. There's something for the whole family. 2019 to be annouced.

Grimsby Farmers' Market

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. Every Thursday from the end of May until Thanksgiving weekend, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

June

Dogs 4 Youth

Dogs 4 Youth is a massive indoor pet marketplace with vendors from a wide variety of companies. This event promotes the positive impact that pet ownership can have on youth, as well as providing opportunities for animals from local rescues to find loving homes. Admission is free. 2019 event to be annouced. 

Peach Bud Road Race

10 K, 5 K, and 1 K race for kids. In support of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation. For more information or to register for the race, visit Subaru Running Series.

Grimsby's Annual Mutt Show

A great family event held in Coronation Park each year. Fun contest categories, free registration and prizes. Presented by Grimsby Animal Hospital and Town of Grimsby. 2019 date to be annoucned.

July

Canada Day Celebrations

Family activities, bouncy castles, musical entertainment, food, face painting, games, crafts and more at the Grimsby Museum. Stay tuned for 2019 details. 

Family Movie Night in the Park

Join us for 3 free movie nights in Coronation Park durng the summer. Stay tuned for 2019 dates. 

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