Join us this coming weekend (Sat. 4 Aug. & Sun. 5 Aug.) for the 40th annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival in downtown Port Colborne – right at the junction o’ the Welland Canal & Lake Erie!
We have a very special spot at the The Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum (280 King St., at Princess St. / 11 am – 5 pm) ye’ll find us next to the Blacksmith shop! A grand selection o’ treasure is on hand from Canada & across the seas! First Nations Medicines, Animal Skulls, Pelts, Beads, Books on Pyrates, Handmade Clay Pipes, Beeswax and…well, ye never know what treasure we may share until ye visit!
Our mate Stephen Brulé returns with his fantastic tintype photographs; have your portrait taken 100 years ago!
This year ye can even get Medieval with our mate Lord Blackthorn & his Knights featuring displays & live demonstrations!
Among the many Museum attractions are Canada’s first “Steam Automobile”, live music, local food, Remote Control Model Boat Show, demonstrations of Blacksmithing, Woodcarving, Wool Spinning…don’t leave without yer Tea & Bikkies at Arabella’s Edwardian Tea Room!
Down by the water, visit the tall ship, Empire Sandy (Canada’s largest Topsail Schooner), Tours o’ the Channel Lighthouse (free if yer 40), the Kite festival, fireworks & more!
This year’s free concert series features dozens o’ musicians, including headliners 54.40 (Fri.), Blue Rodeo (Sat.) & The Caverners (Sun). Free folk music at the Museum all day!
There is also a free West Side Shuttle that runs along King St. every 20 minutes