Canal Days in Port Colborne Starts Today!

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It’s the largest event for Port Colborne and it’s happening this weekend. That’s right, it’s time for Canal Days!

Last year we attended this spectacular event and highly suggest you make time to attend. It’s a FREE festival so make sure you bring the whole family! If you can only get out for a single day, I’d recommend Sunday. You just can’t miss the Boat Parade of Lights and the fireworks display. Bring a blanket to sit on, grab some food from the vendors, and park yourself next to the canal for a very entertaining but relaxing evening.

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival 2012 in Port Colborne, Niagara

PORT COLBORNE CANAL DAYS INFORMATION

Dates: August 2 – 5

Cost: Free (games, food, etc. comes with a charge of course)

Transportation: There is a free shuttle service that picks up at several spots throughout Port Colborne so no need to walk your toes off! Each shuttle runs approximately 20 minutes apart.

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival 2012 in Port Colborne, Niagara

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: FRIDAY

West Street
•  12:00pm: Vendors and exhibits officially open
•  1:30pm: Afternoon cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  3:30pm: Late afternoon cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  6:3opm: Evening cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  6:30pm: Sunset cruise Empire Sandy

Midway
•  5:00pm: Midway rides and amusements open

H.H. Knoll Park
•  6:00pm: Water pistol bash

Museum
•  12:00 – 5:00pm: Free admission to Port Colborne Historical Museum
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2:00 – 4:00pm: Edwardian Tea at Arabella’s Tea Room

Market Square
•  7:00am: Canal Day’s Farmers Market
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7:00pm: Live music – The Tea Party with Bleeker Ridge and Time Giant
•  12:30am: Market Square closes

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival 2012 in Port Colborne, Niagara

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: SATURDAY

General Events
•  9:00am – 10:30am: Breakfast at Friends
•  12:00 – 6:00pm: Canal Day buskers

West Street
•  9:30am: Morning cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  10:00am: Vendors and exhibits officially open
•  10:30am: Morning cruise Empire Sandy
•  11:00am: Fireboat E.M. Cotter
•  11:30am: Noon cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  1:30pm: Afternoon cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  1:45pm: Afternoon cruise Empire Sandy
•  3:30pm: Late afternoon cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  6:30pm: Evening cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  6:30pm: Dinner cruise Empire Sandy

Midway
•  10:00am: Midway rides and amusements open

H.H. Knoll Park
•  8:00am: Canal Days Kids Fun Run
•  8:30am: Canal Days 5KM Run
•  10:00am – 10:00pm: Canal Days Kite Festival
•  2:00pm: Canal Days Kite Festival grand ascension
•  8:30 – 10:00pm: Canal Days Kite Festival night fly

Museum
•  11:00am – 5:00pm: $2 admission to Port Colborne Historical Museum
•  11:00am – 5:00pm: Royal Ontario Museum Exhibit
•  11:00am – 3:00pm: Classic car show
•  11:00am – 4:30pm: Against the Grain
•  11:30am – 12:00pm: Ohnia-kara drum group
•  12:00 – 4:00pm: Edwardian Tea at Arabella’s Tea Room
•  12:00 – 4:00pm: Remote control model boat show
•  12:00 – 4:00pm: Story time
•  12:00 – 2:00pm: Tara’s School of Highland Dance
•  2:00 – 2:30pm: 2nd Lincoln Militia Skirmish
•  3:00 – 3:30pm: Ohnia-kara drum group
•  4:00 – 4:30pm: Scavenger Hunt draw

Vale Health and Wellness Centre
•  10:00am – 5:00pm: Canal Day’s craft show

Children’s Area
•  11:00am – 6:00pm: Children’s Area opens at Seaway Park
•  11:00am – 6:00pm: Free Wattman children train rides
•  11:00am – 2:00pm: Free Fairy Faces face painting
•  1:00 – 4:00pm: Clowns and balloon animals

Roselawn Centre
•  11:00am – 4:00pm: Garden Swing Jazz on the lawn and the Toronto All Star Big Band

Market Square
•  6:30pm: Live music – April Wine with Downchild Blues Band and Rich & The Poor Boys
•  12:30am: Market Square closes

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival 2012 in Port Colborne, Niagara

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: SUNDAY

General Events

•  8:00am: Canal Days Mountain Bike race registration
•  10:00am: Canal Days Mountain Bike race begins
•  12:00pm – 6:00pm: Canal Days Buskers at various locations

West Street
•  9:30 a.m: Morning cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  10:00am: West Street Retail Vendors, Exhibits, Taste of Canal Days Food Courts, First Nations Exhibits
•  10:30am: Morning cruise Empire Sandy
•  11:30 a.m: Noon cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  1:00pm: Canal Days Wine & Beer Garden opens
•  1:30pm: Afternoon cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  1:45pm: Afternoon cruise Empire Sandy
•  3:30pm: Late afternoon Cruise Liana’s Ransom
•  5:30pm: Fireworks dinner cruise Empire Sandy
•  6:30pm: Evening cruise Liana’s Rransom
•  6:30pm: Canal Days Wine & Beer Garden closes
•  7:30pm – 10:30pm: Canal Days Wine & Beer Garden
•  9:15pm: Boat Parade of Lights along the Welland Canal
•  10:00pm: Canal Days fireworks spectacular

Midway
•  10:00am: Midway rides and amusements open

H.H. Knoll Park
•  8:00am – 4:00pm: Canal Days Car show, Free Registration and Admission, Food Donations accepted, Live Entertainment by 50’s in Colour

Museum
•  11:00am – 5:00pm: Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum $2 Admission. Children under 12 and Members free
•  11:00am – 5:00pm:  Royal Ontario Museum Exhibit11:30am–4:30pm . . Barley Brae Perform Celtic Music at Museum
•  11:30am – 12:00pm: Aaron Bell the Ojibway Storyteller and the White Pine Dancers
•  12:00 – 4:00pm: Edwardian Tea at Arabella’s Tea Room
•  12:00 – 4:00pm: Remote Control Model Boat show on the hour
•  12:00 – 4:00pm: Story time by the Library in the Hochelaga
•  2:00 – 2:30pm: 2nd Lincoln Militia skirmish
•  2:30 – 3:00pm: Town Crier 35th Annual Canal Days Cry & Presentation
•  3:00 – 3:30pm: Aaron Bell the Ojibway Storyteller and the White Pine Dancers
•  4:00 – 4:30pm: Scavenger Hunt Draw

Vale Health and Wellness Centre
•  10:00am – 5:00pm: Canal Day’s craft show

Children’s Area
•  11:00am – 6:00pm: Children’s Area opens at Seaway Park
•  11:00am – 6:00pm: Free Wattman children train rides
•  11:00am – 2:00pm: Free Fairy Faces face painting
•  1:00 – 4:00pm: Clowns and balloon animals

Roselawn Centre
•  11:00am – 4:00pm: Garden Swing Jazz on the lawn and the Toronto All Star Big Band

Market Square
•  12:00pm: Live music – Canal Days afternoon Celtic Ceilidh featuring the Liam McGlashon Kitchen Party Band, Tara Dunphy trio, Caroline Keane & Tom Delaney, and The Seasick Sailors.
•  6:00pm: Market Square closes

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival 2012 in Port Colborne, Niagara

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: MONDAY

General Events

•  12:00pm – 4:00pm: Canal Days Buskers at various locations

West Street
•  10:00am: West Street Retail Vendors, Exhibits, Taste of Canal Days Food Courts
•  10:30am: Morning cruise Empire Sandy
•  1:45pm: Afternoon cruise Empire Sandy
•  3:00pm: Duck race on the Welland Canal

Midway
•  10:00am: Midway rides and amusements open

Museum
•  12:00 – 5:00pm: Free admission to Port Colborne Historical Museum
•  2:00 – 4:00pm: Edwardian Tea at Arabella’s Tea Room

Vale Health and Wellness Centre
•  10:00am – 5:00pm: Canal Day’s craft show

Children’s Area
•  11:00am – 400pm: Children’s Area opens at Seaway Park
•  12:00 – 4:00pm: Free Wattman children train rides
•  11:00am – 2:00pm: Free Fairy Faces face painting
•  1:00 – 4:00pm: Clowns and balloon animals

Roselawn Centre
•  11:00am – 4:00pm: Garden Swing Jazz on the lawn and the Toronto All Star Big Band

Market Square
•  12:00pm: Live music – The Caverners with Sister Act, and Port Colborne Lions Club Car Giveaway
•  5:30pm: Market Square closes

Canal Days 2013 Closes at 6:00pm

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