Canal Days runs every August long weekend – this year from Fri. Aug. 2 through Monday Aug. 5; with family friendly events & entertainment all over Port Colborne!
Aye mates, it’s back again – the annual celebration o’ that watery bridge between the lakes, The Welland Canal; and what would the Canal be without Pyrates? Well, a ditch, mostly…but that’s another story.
Ye can find our Crew at various locations/times (Fri., Sat., Sun.) – stop for a chat about some true history, a photo or two…or just because Pyrates are more fun to hang around with! Remember that ye can actually take a cruise out into the lake on the tall ship, Empire Sandy (sadly, without Pyrates, but it’s worth the trip) – or cruise out to visit the historic Port Colborne Lighthouse!
Find us at:
- The Concert venue in H.H. Knoll Park on Friday evening, 6pm – 10pm (David Wilcox, Honeymoon Suite, Revive The Rose)
- West Street Promenade (look for the tall ship, Empire Sandy) Saturday, Noon – 4pm
- The Concert venue in H.H. Knoll Park Saturday evening, 6pm – 10pm (I Mother Earth, Finger Eleven, Drop Top Alibi)
- West Street Promenade (look for the tall ship, Empire Sandy) for Sunday night Fireworks! 6pm – 10pm
Located in beautiful downtown Port Colborne, here are some options for transit and parking – including free shuttle service between some areas! Please leave your pets at home. http://canaldays.ca/page/gettinghere
Spend a day (or more), there’s plenty to see! Killaly Street West and West Side Road hosts the International Kite Festival. The VALE Health & Wellness Centre hosts Ontario’s Largest outdoor Classic Car Show. The Seaway Park Tim Horton’s Kids Zone has games, entertainment and kid’s activities throughout the weekend. At the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum the history of the Canal is on display, and heritage artisans can be seen working their trade. At the Roselawn Centre on Saturday enjoy Jazz on the Lawn (presented by Port Colborne Marine Terminal). Ride the free Canal Days shuttle to the Vale Health & Wellness Centre where the Indoor Craft Show is held. Festival food and shopping kiosks fill historic West Street, and the Scotiabank Patio on West features local entertainment all day and night. The Canal Days Concert Series at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park, features top notch entertainment nightly.