START HOLIDAY SHOPPING HERE The event showcases the talents of craftspeople from across Southwestern Ontario, providing the perfect opportunity to pick up original gifts and decorations from more than 75 vendors. Full range of handmade and artisan goods.
COWBOY UP AND ENJOY THE FUN Exeter’s rodeo attracts fans eager to capture the challenges and thrills experience by competitors participating in bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and pole bending.
WHITE BEAN CAPITAL Beanfest turns downtown Zurich into event central. Friday night cruise night, concert and fireworks kicks off the event with Saturday featuring a street market, midway, live music, rod and antique car show and shine and locally produced home-cooked beans.
THE NEED FOR SPEED Canada’s largest drag-racing event, MOPAR Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex host 350 teams competing in multiple vehicle classes.
Unique Cultural Gem For 50 years, the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point have invited everyone to attend their PowWow. Enjoy traditional dance competitions, drumming, crafts and foods and admire the beautiful, handcrafted, ceremonial regalia.
LARGEST HURON SHORELINE CELEBRATION Grand Bend’s Main Beach hosts the shorelines largest Canada Day celebrations featuring live music starting at 8pm and fireworks at 10pm. Estimates place attendees at near 20,000 people! Come early and stay for the day.
Bring Your Lawnchair Enjoy FREE concerts on Grand Bend’s beach each Sunday or holiday Monday in July and August. Music series highlights Canadian home-grown talent playing original music with some covers thrown in and covers all genres from rock, celtic, country, blues and more.
Tastes, Tipples & Tunes Beachfest puts local food producers and chefs alongside artisan and craft beer, cider and wine beside the area’s largest and amenity-rich beach. Ticketed event. Proceeds support local Optimist Youth projects and Jessica’s House.
The Stars Come Out Studio tour highlights the stars who create visual, culinary and musical art. A veritable smorgasbord for the senses. Local artists open their studios and galleries to you. Local chefs work up spring menus and musicians are on hand to entertain.
Ontario Places and Faces Thought of by locals as the “seasonal opener”, this event is considered Ontario’s foremost show and sale for representational painters. Hosted annually by Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend and presented by the Grand Bend Art Centre.