Special Events

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

Did you know that 2022 is Grimsby's 100th birthday? Join us throughout our centennial year with special events, projects, and initiatives to mark the occasion. Be sure to visit the Grimsby 100 page to tell us your Grimsby Story and stay up to date with all the news, views, events and happenings as we celebrate Grimsby's past present and future. 

This list includes all Town run and Town affiliated events for 2022. For a complete list of all events and activities happening in Grimsby, visit our Community Calendar.

Grimsby100 GooseChase - Starts April 18

Grimsby100 GooseChase - Starts April 18

Celebrate Grimsby's 100th Birthday with the Grimsby100 GooseChase. We've put together a scavenger hunt challenge with interactive missions all around Grimsby. Download the smartphone app and search the code 3MPGW5 to start exploring Grimsby's history and sign up your team. Solve the clues and complete the missions to win prizes while having fun in this interactive game in our community.

Earth Day Cleanup - Saturday April 23 

Earth Day Cleanup April 23 2022

Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In collaboration with the Grimsby Rotary Club a cleanup event will take place across Grimsby. Removing trash from our neighborhoods, beaches, lake, trails, and parks — reducing waste and plastic pollution, improving habitats, and preventing harm to wildlife and humans.  

Grimsby Garden Club Tree Sale - April 14 to 22 (Pickup May 7)

Order Ahead: April 14 to 22 2022

Pickup Date: Peach King Centre Saturday May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon

Grimsby Garden Club Earth Day Sale

The Annual Earth Day Carolinian Native Tree & Shrub Sale is in collaboration with the Grimsby Green Advisory Committee and the Grimsby Garden Club during Earth Day. Trees for sale are native to our special Carolinian eco-zone. Bringing native trees to each home is a simple and critical step to keeping Grimsby’s natural heritage intact. There will be more than a dozen species to choose from. View the list of available trees and shrubs along with information about their features, size, soil requirements etc here.  

The trees and shrubs sizes available are: 1 gal pot size for $20; 2 gal pot size for $30 and $40 for a 3 gal pot size.

All the trees and shrubs orders can be picked up at the Town of Grimsby’s Peach King Centre parking lot (back parking lot) at 160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby, on Saturday, May 7th between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Contact:  Marilyn Cornwell at grimsbyplantsale@gmail.com or Liza Fuller at lizafuller@hotmail.ca


Grimsby Farmers Market - Thursdays May to October 

Thursdays from end of May until October 6th 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Peach King Centre

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 runs rain or shine for the entire season. 

Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair - Saturday April 30

Saturday April 30 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Wayzgoose - Town of Grimsby

Join us as the Grimsby Public Art Gallery welcomes press printers, bookbinders, printmakers, paper marblers and over 40 other artists and exhibitors as they celebrate traditional book arts practices. We welcome this in-person event after two years of virtual content.

Community Safety Day - Saturday May 14

Saturday May 14 2022 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peach King Centre

Visit and interact with local community safety heroes, get up close to and explore emergency vehicles, big machines, trucks and equipment and watch live demonstrations at this fun family-friendly event. There will be inflatables for the kids and a barbecue from the Grimsby Lions Club.  

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge - June 1 to 30

Take part in this physical activity challenge that rallies communities to get moving and stay fit. Participate by downloading the app to track your personal fitness and follow along for wellness ideas.  One winning community will receive a grand prize of $100,000 to support local physical activity programs, as well as individual and team prizes for those who participate. Get Moving!

2022 Trillium Awards - Nominations June 1 to 30

Gardeners who make our neighborhoods look beautiful deserve to be recognized.  That’s why the Grimsby Garden Club and the Town of Grimsby sponsor and run this event.  We recognize and celebrate Grimsby’s outstanding gardens. 

Nominations will be accepted in June and should be submitted to:  Grimsby Trilliums 2021, Grimsby Garden Club, P.O. Box 321, Grimsby, ON L3M 4G5, or scan/photograph the completed nomination form and email to grimsbytrillium@gmail.com


Click here to go directly to the nomination form.


Key Dates:

  • Nominations Accepted: Jun 1 - 30
  • Judging of Nominated Residential Gardens: Jul 17 - 24
  • Winning Garden Owners Notified: Aug 2 - 6
  • Publication of Winning Gardens: mid Aug

Happening in Grimsby - June 17 to 18

Thursday June 17, Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 2022

Happening In Grimsby

Grimsby's annual summer festival takes over Main Street with vendors market, beer and food gardens, live music and entertainment stage and fun for the whole family. This year will be bigger than ever as we celebrate Grimsby's centennial year.


Road Closure Information

Canada Day - July 1 

Friday July 1 2022 

Join the Grimsby Museum as we celebrate Canada's 155th birthday with this annual one-day festival.

Friday Outdoor Movie Nights - July, August, September

Fridays July 8 & 22, August 5 & 19, September 9 & 23

DUSK - at Coronation Park

Grab your blanket and snacks, put on your pajamas and join us for a movie in Coronation Park under the stars.


Canada Summer Games - August 6 to 21 

August 6 to 21 Across Niagara (Southward Park) 

Canada Summer Games - Niagara 2022

The Niagara Region welcomes more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and support staff to compete in the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. The competition will feature 18 different sports and Grimsby is host to softball at our new sports park, Southward Park. 


Canada Games 13 for 13 Festival - Saturday August 20

Saturday August 20 - Downtown Grimsby

The 13 For 13 Cultural Festival

We are excited to invite you to this one-of-a-kind initiative that has never been done by another Canada Games host before — the 13 For 13 Cultural Festival!

The 13 for 13 Festival will see each of Niagara’s 13 municipalities host a festival that will rotate nightly during the 2022 Canada Games, changing from one municipality to another. Visitors of the festival will be afforded the opportunity to experience the cultures of each province and territory, while also travelling across Canada without leaving Niagara — something that will hopefully inspire many to explore this great nation. Grimsby will host on Saturday August 20, 2022 and celebrate with Prince Edward Island - the future host of the games. 

Grimsby 100 Outdoor Movie Night  - Friday September 23

Friday September 23 - Coronation Park

Celebrate Grimsby's 100th Birthday with the last movie night of the year. We're watching the new Minions: Rise of Gru under the stars. Maybe even a surprise visit from some Minons!

Grimsby Arts Walk & Grimsby 100 Centennial Birthday Celebration - Saturday September 24

Saturday September 24 - Grimsby Arts Walk / Grimsby 100 Centennial Celebration

Join us downtown Grimsby from noon to 10 p.m. for a festival in celebration the Centennial Year milestone. Live music, Grimsby Arts Walk, laser show, street buskers, live mural paintings, art battles, children's entertainment and more. Grimsby Arts Walk - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Grimsby Centennial Celebration - noon to 10 p.m. Visit here for more information. Are you an artist or food vendor that wants to join us? Let us know.

Grimsby Author Series Outdoors - Sunday September 25

This special edition to the Grimsby Author Series is moving outdoors to Coronation Park! Join us as we welcome  authors in this Q&A session at the park.

Santa Claus Parade - Saturday December 3

Saturday December 3 - Downtown Grimsby

The 65th Grimsby Santa Claus Parade marches through Grimsby on the first Saturday in December. Don't miss this annual tradition. 

About the Parade

The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade is one of the longest running events in Grimsby. The parade was once a morning event, but in the year 2000 the parade was moved to an evening event to celebrate the millennium. It was such a success that it has remained an evening event ever since. Each year the parade consists of approximately 90 entries which includes community floats, walking groups, marching bands and various entertainment. The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade is the perfect kickoff to your holiday celebrations - don't' miss it.

Find out how you can take part in the 65th Grimsby Santa Claus Parade


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