COVID-19 Warning 

Gathering in groups carries an inherent risk of COVID-19 transmission. 

Preventative measures include:

  • Staying Home When Sick
  • Cleaning Hands
  • Physical Distancing
  • Vaccination
  • Masking

By visiting our facility/event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure. To learn more visit our webpage.

The City of Port Colborne is proud of its vibrant culture and marine heritage. Throughout the year we host various events and festivals including Canal Days, Christmas in Port Colborne, New Year's Eve and Canada Day. These events allow us to engage with the local community, invite visitors to experience the very best of Port Colborne, and partner with various stakeholders. 

Although events and festivals right now may look different because of COVID-19, City staff are finding creative ways for residents to PORTicipate and promote tourism in the area. 

If you would like to plan a special event in Port Colborne utilizing town infrastructure, such as roads or parks you must fill out an Event Application. Our event team will be happy to work with you!

N22 Canada Summer Games

13 for 13 Event

13 for 13 Festival

August 7-20, 2022

August 15 in Port Colborne at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park

N22 logo

N22 Canada Summer Games

August 6-21, 2022

Fall Events

FarmersMarketFallSeason

Photo: City of Port Colborne, 2019

2022 Farmers' Market 

Friday's 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Market Square

Kid in a truck

Photo: City of Port Colborne

Touch-A-Truck
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
4 to 7 p.m.
Engineering & Operations Centre
1 Killaly Street W

 Christmas in Port Colborne 

Christmas light on home

Photo: City of Port Colborne

Home for the Holiday's
Christmas Light Contest

West St. during Christmas time

Photo: City of Port Colborne 

Downtown BIA Christmas Market 

Christmas Card contest winner

Photo: City of Port Colborne 

Annual Community Christmas Card Contest 

Port Colborne business store-front

Photo: City of Port Colborne 

Port Colborne Business Lighting Contest

Santa Claus Event

Photo: City of Port Colborne 

Lighted Santa Claus Parade

Port Cares Toy Drive

Photo: City of Port Colborne 

Toy Drive in support of Port Cares

Tug Boat Santa Event

Photo: City of Port Colborne 

Tug Boat Santa

Christmas at the Museum Event

Photo: City of Port Colborne

Christmas at the Museum 

Winter Events

SportsFest-SnoPitch

Photo: City of Port Colborne, 2020

NewYearsEveSkating

Photo: City of Port Colborne, 2020

New Year's Eve Family Celebration

Polar Plunge

Photo: City of Port Colborne, 2020

Virtual Polar Plunge 
 The City of Port Colborne is encouraging residents to virtually PORTicipate in the Polar Plunge, in support of Special Olympics Ontario from February 14 to March 21, 2022. #PlungeON

To register for the Polar Plunge, for more information about fundraising, and for creative ways to take the plunge virtually please visit the Polar Plunge website.

 

Check out the official Polar Plunge Poster.

 

Check out the official Polar Plunge Incentive Prizes.

 

Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, the City is not running the Polar Plunge in person this year, but we look forward to running it in-person again in 2023.

Spring Events

Kids with Easter Egg Baskets

Photo: City of Port Colborne

Saturday of Easter Weekend 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vale Health & Wellness Centre

Top Hat Ceremony

Photo: City of Port Colborne

Mid-late March - celebrating the opening of the Welland Canal
Lock 8 Gateway Park

Farmer's Market

Photo: City of Port Colborne

2022 Farmers' Market
Friday's 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Market Square

Lady trimming pie

Photo: City of Port Colborne

Arabella's Pie Social & History Fair
Last Sunday in May
Historical & Marine Museum

Garbage Bags

Photo: City of Port Colborne

Clean Community Days
Returning in 2023! Stay tuned for more details

 

Fire Recruits holding lemonade

Photo: City of Port Colborne 

Port Colborne Volunteer Firefighter Recruits PORTicipated in Mountainview  LemonAID Day
Thank you for helping them raise over $550 to support FACS Niagara and send a kid to camp!

 

Summer Events

Canal Days

Photo: City of Port Colborne

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival
Every Civic Holiday Weekend
August 4 to 7, 2023

Young girl wearing Canada Day shirt

Photo: City of Port Colborne
Canada Day Celebrations
Presented by Port Colborne Optimist Club
Every Canada Day
H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park

Fireworks

Photo: City of Port Colborne
Canada Day Fireworks
Presented by Redboss Pyrotechnicians
Every Canada Day - approx. 10 p.m.
Weather permitting and pending Welland Canal traffic
West Street.

FarmersMarketStrawberries

Photo: City of Port Colborne, 2019

2022 Farmers' Market

Friday's 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Market Square