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There’s always an event or celebration happening in Welland, and living at Empire Canals means you’re right in the heart of the action. From outdoor sports to artisan festivals, you’re bound to find something that’ll get you out and about. We’ve rounded up a few annual events we think you’ll enjoy to ensure you never miss out on the most happening things in the area.

Niagara Regional Exhibition

Experience this annual weekend-long celebration of agriculture with action-packed entertainment, delicious food, and beer.

SwimRun Challenge


Get active in the Welland SwimRun Challenge — a 7.5 km event where participants swim and run on trails in a beautiful section of the Welland Canal.


Rose Festival

Celebrate the arrival of summer at the Welland Rose Festival, with festivities including a fishing derby, parade, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Concerts on the Canal

June – August
Welland’s annual summer concert festival features entertainment, great eats, and fun for all.

Canadian Tire Welland Floatfest

Cool off at this day-long annual event by browsing local vendors, enjoying live music, and floating along the water.

Rib & Craft Beer Festival

Be sure to come hungry to enjoy this annual weekend-long festival full of ribs, music, and beer.

Halloween at the Seaway Mall


Come take a photo in your Halloween costume and partake in the classic Trick-or-Treating tradition.

Saturday and Sunday Public Skating

October – March

Enjoy the colder months with public skating at Welland’s local arenas.

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Image courtesy of: Welland Tribune (Welland Floatfest), Burlington Teen Tour Band (Welland Rose Festival).


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