Spending a little time on the open waters is a great way to spend a warm, sunny summer day. Though. if you are someone who doesn’t quite have their sea legs, the Canal Days waterfront can be just as exciting.
On the north shore of Fort Erie, Port Colborne hosts an incredible four day event centred around their historic marine heritage. Some of this includes white sand beaches, culinary favourites, Sugarloaf Marina, fishing, golfing, recreation and shopping districts along the Welland Canal.
One of the most exciting attractions has to be the yearly special guests, Tall Ships. The port will see a Coast Guard Vessel, a working fireboat, Tall Ship Empire Sandy and Schooner Liana’s Ransom and many other ships. The best part is that you can even take a walk on board. Children can walk on the bridge, get a firm grip of the Captain’s wheel, and if they’ve been a little naughty, maybe even walk the plank!
Midway Rides and Games
Starting at 10 am each day, kids can check out the Rockoplace, the Sizzler and Dragon Wagon!
Children’s Area at Seaway Park
Shriner’s Balloon Animals – 1 – 4 pm
Face Painting – 11 – 2 pm
Colouring, inflatables, and Pony Paradise – 11 – 6 pm
Boat Parade of Lights
On Sunday evening, right before the amazing fireworks show, visitors can enjoy a unique experience of a parade of boats covered in Christmas lights and the like shining bright against a night time canvas.
If you are looking for a rocking party, the Market Stage will be the place to be. There is a fantastic line-up of live bands that will definitely be rocking the stage on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Friday, August 1 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 2 @ 7:30 pm
Monday, August 4 @ 12 pm
The show that NEVER was – The Beatles and Elvis!