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.

Running Your Own Event?

Are you interested in running your own event in Grimsby? View our Special Event Guidelines to learn about how you can run a successful event and to learn about some of the requirements that you will need to consider.

Special Events

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

Grimsby Farmers Market - Thursdays May to October

Thursdays from end of May until October 5th 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Main Street, downtown Grimsby

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.

2023 Trillium Awards - Nominations month of June

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: Early August

               Publication of Winning Gardens: mid August

Happening in Grimsby - June 15, 16, 17

Join us downtown Grimsby for our summer festival with kids zone, vendor market, food trucks, live entertainment and licensed beverage area. The Happening in Grimsby takes place June 15, 16 and 17.

Visit our website for full event details. 

Road Closure: Main Street from Patton Street to Ontario Street

Canada Day - Saturday July 1 2023

Join the Grimsby Museum for Canada Day celebrations as we celebrate Canada's 156th birthday with this annual one-day festival.

Friday Outdoor Movie Nights at Coronation Park 

Grab your blanket, popcorn and put on your pajamas and join us this summer for a movie under the stars. Happening Friday nights at Coronation Park 7:30pm - 10:30pm. The movies will begin at sundown - arrive early to get a good spot! 

July 14

-Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

July 28

-Ainbo Spirit of the Amazon  

Aug 11

-Strange World

Aug 25

-Super Mario Bros. The Movie, Presented by Lynn Fee Team

Sept 15

-Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 

Santa Claus Parade - Saturday December 2 2023

The 66th Grimsby Santa Claus Parade happens on the first Saturday in December. 

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