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Festivals & Events

Welland is home to many great community events. Visit this event calendar often for information about upcoming community events and immerse yourself in the wide range of activities across our great city.

To have your event included on the city’s Calendar of Events & Civic Square Lobby Information E-boards please forward event details in a JPG or PDF poster format. Plus a brief description of the event within the email to webmaster@welland.ca. Please note that events must be hosted in Welland and hosted by a non-profit organization. Events will be added to the city’s Calendar of Events & Civic Square Lobby Information E-boards at the full discretion of city staff.


Calendar

May

20

Annual Tulip Bulb Giveaway - Drive up Service  ≫

Friday, May. 20  2022 -

Residents of the City of Welland can pick up their bag of free tulips from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20 (until quantities last), at the Quaker Road sports complex at 90 Quaker Road. The event will run rain or shine.



21

Visit Welland Farmers’ Market  ≫

Saturday, May. 21  2022 -

Saturday’s (year round) 7:00am-12:00pm. 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets)



21

Victoria Day Celebrations  ≫

Saturday, May. 21  2022 -

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m - Join us for some family fun, music and fireworks as we celebrate Victoria Day at the Welland Main Arena.



21

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, May. 21  2022 -

Practice

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



25

Mayor Campion’s Wednesday Morning Walk  ≫

Wednesday, May. 25  2022 -

8:00 am every Wednesday. Put your best foot forward with Mayor Campion by joining him for a 40-minute on beautiful Merritt Island. Meet at the Merritt Island parking lot.



28

Visit Welland Farmers’ Market  ≫

Saturday, May. 28  2022 -

Saturday’s (year round) 7:00am-12:00pm. 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets)



28

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, May. 28  2022 -

Race Night - Clare’s Night of Thunder

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



June

1

Mayor Campion’s Wednesday Morning Walk  ≫

Wednesday, Jun. 1  2022 -

8:00 am every Wednesday. Put your best foot forward with Mayor Campion by joining him for a 40-minute on beautiful Merritt Island. Meet at the Merritt Island parking lot.



3

Niagara Regional Exhibition  ≫

Friday, Jun. 3  2022 -

June 3, 4 & 5, 2022
Fair Admission $5, ages 5 and under are Free; Parking is Free; All Day Rides Bracelet $35



4

Canoe Kayak Ontario Sprints  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 4  2022 -

June 4 - June 5, 2022 at the WIFC North Course



4

Visit Welland Farmers’ Market  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 4  2022 -

Saturday’s (year round) 7:00am-12:00pm. 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets)



4

Niagara Regional Exhibition  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 4  2022 -

June 3, 4 & 5, 2022
Fair Admission $5, ages 5 and under are Free; Parking is Free; All Day Rides Bracelet $35



4

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 4  2022 -

Race Night - Jim Bodner Memorial

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



5

Canoe Kayak Ontario Sprints  ≫

Sunday, Jun. 5  2022 -

June 4 - June 5, 2022 at the WIFC North Course



5

Niagara Regional Exhibition  ≫

Sunday, Jun. 5  2022 -

June 3, 4 & 5, 2022
Fair Admission $5, ages 5 and under are Free; Parking is Free; All Day Rides Bracelet $35



8

Mayor Campion’s Wednesday Morning Walk  ≫

Wednesday, Jun. 8  2022 -

8:00 am every Wednesday. Put your best foot forward with Mayor Campion by joining him for a 40-minute on beautiful Merritt Island. Meet at the Merritt Island parking lot.



8

2022 Seniors Celebration  ≫

Wednesday, Jun. 8  2022 -

Celebrate Seniors Month with us at the Welland Community Center. Join us for Senior Citizens flag-raising, the launch of our Let’s Chat benches, community displays and information, a free box lunch and door prizes. This is a mask-friendly event.



10

2022 Spring Fling  ≫

Friday, Jun. 10  2022 -

Part of the 2022 Friday Night Live Concerts

June 10: Moonlighters



10

Welland Dragon Boat Festival  ≫

Friday, Jun. 10  2022 -

June 10 - June 11, 2022 at the WIFC North Course



11

Visit Welland Farmers’ Market  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 11  2022 -

Saturday’s (year round) 7:00am-12:00pm. 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets)



11

Welland Dragon Boat Festival  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 11  2022 -

June 10 - June 11, 2022 at the WIFC North Course



11

CAA Niagara Touch A Truck and Community Day  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 11  2022 -

11 AM - 4 PM at the Seaway Mall parking lot (off of Lancaster behind the Swiss Chalet)

Get up close and personal with the different trucks, vehicles and pieces of equipment that help Emergency & Community Services do their day-to-day jobs. Visit the various booths onsite for engaging activities and to learn more about current and upcoming CAA Niagara initiatives. Coffee and gelato will also be made available throughout the event. Vehicles that will be in attendance include CAA Niagara Tow Trucks, fire trucks, EMS ambulance vehicles and more.

In lieu of a registration fee, all guests are kindly asked to bring a food or monetary donation in support of Food4Kids Niagara.



11

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 11  2022 -

Race Night

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



11

Femmes du Feu Creations - Circus Sessions  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 11  2022 -

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at The Bank Art House - a new arts and culture centre, 22 King St, Welland, ON.

Experience the evolution of experimentation with Femmes du Feu Creations. Join us Saturday, June 11th for a contemporary circus showcase.
This public presentation will be the culmination of a week-long creative residency for circus artists from all across Ontario.
Now in its 6th iteration, Circus Sessions helps circus artists and multidisciplinary artists who intersect with circus tell their unique stories through the hyper local in the hyper now.
The group will work alongside Alex Bulmer (Common Boots Theatre) and Angola Murdoch (LookUp Theatre) in order to explore their artistic limits through the approach of ’de-centralized vision.’

Reserve your tickets at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/circus-sessions-2022-tickets-288709857957).
Please note there is a suggested donation at door - $10 kids - $20 adults



12

Mountainview LemonAID Day  ≫

Sunday, Jun. 12  2022 -

Kids Helping Kids on Sunday, June 12, 2022

Mountainview LemonAID Day is a fun, family day that gives children and families the opportunity to set up their own stand to sell lemonade and donate all the proceeds to FACS Niagara to send kids to summer camp.



15

Mayor Campion’s Wednesday Morning Walk  ≫

Wednesday, Jun. 15  2022 -

8:00 am every Wednesday. Put your best foot forward with Mayor Campion by joining him for a 40-minute on beautiful Merritt Island. Meet at the Merritt Island parking lot.



17

Welland Rose Festival  ≫

Friday, Jun. 17  2022 -

Currently planned events include Days in the Park, the traditional Street Dance, and the Grande Parade

June 17th to the 19th - Join us for this extravagant weekend event



18

Visit Welland Farmers’ Market  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 18  2022 -

Saturday’s (year round) 7:00am-12:00pm. 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets)



18

Tony Biernacki Sr. Memorial Regatta  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 18  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



18

Welland Rose Festival  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 18  2022 -

Currently planned events include Days in the Park, the traditional Street Dance, and the Grande Parade

June 17th to the 19th - Join us for this extravagant weekend event



18

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 18  2022 -

Race Night - FTC National

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



19

Welland Rose Festival  ≫

Sunday, Jun. 19  2022 -

Currently planned events include Days in the Park, the traditional Street Dance, and the Grande Parade

June 17th to the 19th - Join us for this extravagant weekend event



22

Mayor Campion’s Wednesday Morning Walk  ≫

Wednesday, Jun. 22  2022 -

8:00 am every Wednesday. Put your best foot forward with Mayor Campion by joining him for a 40-minute on beautiful Merritt Island. Meet at the Merritt Island parking lot.



23

Rose City Triathlon  ≫

Thursday, Jun. 23  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



24

Rose City Triathlon  ≫

Friday, Jun. 24  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



24

Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council presents Youth Paddle  ≫

Friday, Jun. 24  2022 -

Join us for some fun on the water at Rec Rentals @ the Docks.



24

2022 Concerts on the Canal  ≫

Friday, Jun. 24  2022 -

The free shows will take place at Merritt Park Amphitheatre (151 King Street) starting at 7 p.m.

This year, the event features a wide variety of musical genres and includes artists from both Welland and the Niagara Region.

Friday, June 24th - Pauly and the Goodfellas with special guests The Repeatles



25

Visit Welland Farmers’ Market  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 25  2022 -

Saturday’s (year round) 7:00am-12:00pm. 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets)



25

Rose City Triathlon  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 25  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



25

Berry Bonanza 2022  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 25  2022 -

Celebrate Berry Bonanza at the Welland Farmers’ Market. Enjoy fresh Strawberry Pancakes & Crepes. Make your own ’strawberry-licious’ Craft. Lots of Berry vendor promotions and fresh strawberries for sale



25

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Jun. 25  2022 -

Race Night - Les Washbon Memorial

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



26

Rose City Triathlon  ≫

Sunday, Jun. 26  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



29

Mayor Campion’s Wednesday Morning Walk  ≫

Wednesday, Jun. 29  2022 -

8:00 am every Wednesday. Put your best foot forward with Mayor Campion by joining him for a 40-minute on beautiful Merritt Island. Meet at the Merritt Island parking lot.



July

1

2022 Concerts on the Canal  ≫

Friday, Jul. 1  2022 -

The free shows will take place at Merritt Park Amphitheatre (151 King Street) starting at 7 p.m.

This year, the event features a wide variety of musical genres and includes artists from both Welland and the Niagara Region.

Friday, July 1st - Derek Millar with special guests Grace 2: The Tragically Hip Tribute



2

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Jul. 2  2022 -

Race Night

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



3

Cora Regatta  ≫

Sunday, Jul. 3  2022 -

at the WIFC Sourth Course



3

Canadian Tire Welland Floatfest  ≫

Sunday, Jul. 3  2022 -

Sunday July 3rd, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. Floating begins at noon andeveryone starts to exit the water at 7:00 p.m.

Lincoln Street Docks / Rotary Club of Welland Park



8

2022 Concerts on the Canal  ≫

Friday, Jul. 8  2022 -

The free shows will take place at Merritt Park Amphitheatre (151 King Street) starting at 7 p.m.

This year, the event features a wide variety of musical genres and includes artists from both Welland and the Niagara Region.

Friday, July 8th - The Mandevilles with special guests Sleepy Jean and Chelsea Crites



9

Empire Sportsplex Grand Opening Weekend  ≫

Saturday, Jul. 9  2022 -

We welcome the public to join us July 9 to celebrate the grand opening of our Empire Sportplex.

The day will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with honorary speakers from all parties involved. There will be live entertainment, sport demonstrations on the multi-courts by local sport organizations, drop-in sessions, sponsor activations, prizes and much more.



10

Row Ontario Provincial Masters Regatta  ≫

Sunday, Jul. 10  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



16

WOD High Performance Regatta  ≫

Saturday, Jul. 16  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



16

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Jul. 16  2022 -

Race Night - Rider Autograph Night

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



22

2022 Concerts on the Canal  ≫

Friday, Jul. 22  2022 -

The free shows will take place at Merritt Park Amphitheatre (151 King Street) starting at 7 p.m.

This year, the event features a wide variety of musical genres and includes artists from both Welland and the Niagara Region.

Friday, July 22nd - Simply Queen with special guests J.I.N



23

Row Ontario Provincial Championships  ≫

Saturday, Jul. 23  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



24

Row Ontario Provincial Championships  ≫

Sunday, Jul. 24  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



29

WOD Trials & Championships  ≫

Friday, Jul. 29  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



29

2022 Concerts on the Canal  ≫

Friday, Jul. 29  2022 -

The free shows will take place at Merritt Park Amphitheatre (151 King Street) starting at 7 p.m.

This year, the event features a wide variety of musical genres and includes artists from both Welland and the Niagara Region.

Friday, July 29th - Drag it to the Canal - an evening presented by Pride Niagara



30

WOD Trials & Championships  ≫

Saturday, Jul. 30  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



30

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Jul. 30  2022 -

Race Night - Vintage/Reunion Night

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



31

WOD Trials & Championships  ≫

Sunday, Jul. 31  2022 -

at the WIFC North Course



August

6

Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games  ≫

Saturday, Aug. 6  2022 -

The 2022 Canada Summer Games will be hosted in the Niagara Region from August 6 to August 21. With Baseball, Canoe Kayak, Open Water Swim, Soccer, Tennis and Triathlon events taking place across venues within Welland.



12

2022 Concerts on the Canal  ≫

Friday, Aug. 12  2022 -

The free shows will take place at Merritt Park Amphitheatre (151 King Street) starting at 7 p.m.

This year, the event features a wide variety of musical genres and includes artists from both Welland and the Niagara Region.

Friday, August 12th - Early Elton with special guests Dueling Pianos Niagara



13

Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games  ≫

Saturday, Aug. 13  2022 -

The 2022 Canada Summer Games will be hosted in the Niagara Region from August 6 to August 21. With Baseball, Canoe Kayak, Open Water Swim, Soccer, Tennis and Triathlon events taking place across venues within Welland.



20

Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games  ≫

Saturday, Aug. 20  2022 -

The 2022 Canada Summer Games will be hosted in the Niagara Region from August 6 to August 21. With Baseball, Canoe Kayak, Open Water Swim, Soccer, Tennis and Triathlon events taking place across venues within Welland.



20

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Aug. 20  2022 -

Rain Date (If required)

Races start at 7 pm; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



26

2022 Concerts on the Canal  ≫

Friday, Aug. 26  2022 -

The free shows will take place at Merritt Park Amphitheatre (151 King Street) starting at 7 p.m.

This year, the event features a wide variety of musical genres and includes artists from both Welland and the Niagara Region.

Friday, August 26th - Pink Floyd Niagara, with special guests Riders on the Storm - A Live Celebration of: The Doors



September

10

Welland County Raceway - Do It In The Dirt  ≫

Saturday, Sep. 10  2022 -

Fall Classic

5 pm start time; 603 Netherby Road, Welland



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