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Sarnia Summer Events Program and Guide

2018 will be an exciting season filled with programs and activities geared to enrich the lives of Sarnia Summer Events Guide 2018our children, families, and older adults within our community. A variety of outstanding outdoor music concerts, unique art, food and cultural festivals and a diversity of recreation and entertainment activities will take place throughout the summer. In addition to the Summer Events Program, the Parks & Recreation Dept. is involved in organizing and promoting many other festivals and events along the waterfront, in our parks, and throughout the city. 

For more information on our summer events program, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 519-332-0330 ext. 3210/3218. For a complete listing of all City of Sarnia festivals and events, please view one of the Summer Events listings below or access our Guide by clicking on the cover page to the right.

Kids Funfest

Since 1996, The Parks and Recreation Department and the Kids Funfest Committee have been dedicated to this fun-tastic, one-day event for kids! Kids Funfest has built a reputation as one of the must-attend events in our community by delivering fun, FREE, and quality educational and interactive experiences for the whole family.  Inflatables, face painting, pony rides, animal shows, games and more, Kids Funfest is the spot to be! This year will feature free roller skating in Clearwater Arena! Thanks to the generous support of our funding partners, friends, sponsors and community volunteers, admission has remained absolutely free.

Where: Clearwater Park and Arena

When: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 9:00am – 2:00pm



This one-day festival has grown in its diversity each year.  Hobbyfest continues to give local groups and organizations the opportunity to increase their visibility in the community, show off and share their achievements, as well as recruit new members. Hobbyfest is a fun, relaxing, educational event that allows the community to participate in hands-on, interactive demonstrations and displays. It is taking place at a new time and location this year!

Where: Germain Park and the Strangway Centre

When: Saturday, August 25th from 9:00am – 2:00pm


Outdoor Movie Night

In cooperation with Youth Chat
(Community Health Action Team) and Lambton Public Health

Enjoy an evening together as a family! In the outdoor grounds behind Clearwater Arena, entertainment, activities, crafts and games will begin at 6:00pm capped off by an Outdoor Children’s movie at dusk. Bring a blanket and a lawn chair and enjoy the evening.

Where: Outdoor Grounds at Clearwater Arena

When: Friday, July 20th, 2018; activities begin at 6:00pm with movie at dusk

Children’s Art Workshop

In Cooperation with Sarnia Artist Workshop

The Children’s Art Workshop, held in cooperation with the Sarnia Artists’ Workshop, promotes healthy play and learning experiences for young children. Organized by the Parks & Recreation Department and located in Canatara Park, children aged 5-8 years old enjoy a special themed day, working with paint, clay and other art materials to make a variety of different crafts alongside the artists from the Sarnia Artists' Workshop. Bring a snack and wear appropriate clothing.

Where: The Animal Farm Picnic Shelter in Canatara Park

When: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 from 9:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm

For children aged 5-8.

Cost is $10.00 per session.


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