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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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.


Family Day Run of the Rink - Monday, February 19

Family Fun Day at the Peach King Centre from 1 - 4 pm!

Free public skating East pad sponsored by Zoi Ouzas Team and West pad sponsored by Canadian Tire. 

Meet and skate with Niagara IceDogs mascot Bones (1 - 2 pm), and cartoon favourite blue heeler puppy! 

Visit Tim Horton's sponsored Family Fun Zone on the second floor auditorium complete with face painting, balloon twisting (2:30 - 4pm), Creative Bug, Club Rex and giant arcade games! 

Weather depending the outdoor rink will be open for free public skating complete with an outdoor fire pit and free s'mores station, live kids music and Taffy on Snow Service. 


Thank you sponsors!


Community Safety Day - Saturday, May 11

Hosted at Southward Park from 10 am - 2 pm 

Join us for this community favourite equal in fun and education for the whole family. 

Grimsby Farmers Market - Thursdays May to October

Thursdays from end of May until October 3rd 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.

2024 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 13, 14, 15

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 13, 14 and 15.

Visit our website for full event details. 

Road Closure: Main Street from Patton Street to Ontario Street

Canada Day - Monday July 1 2024

Join the Grimsby Museum for Canada Day celebrations as we celebrate Canada's 157th birthday with this annual one-day festival.

Summer Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs and rock out with local musical talent this summer! 

Thursday, July 11 Coronation Park

Sunday, July 28 Centennial Park

Sunday, August 8 

Sunday, August 25 

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. The movies will begin at sundown - arrive early to get a good spot! 

July 12

- Movie TBD

July 26

- Movie TBD

Aug 9 sponsored by the Lynn Fee Team

- Movie TBD

Aug 23

- Movie TBD

Moonlight Market & Movie - Saturday October 19 2024

Spooky season is here! Join us for an autumn market complete with free apple cider & hot cocoa. As the sun sets cozy up under the stars for a bewitching screening of Hocus Pocus! Sponsored generously by Canadian Tire. 
 Town Tree Lighting - Thursday December 5 2024
Kick off the holidays with the lighting of our Town Tree "Hope". Light refreshments and music inside Town Hall following the lighting sponsored by Canadian Tire. 

Santa Claus Parade - Saturday December 7 2024

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

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