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2023 Schedule of Events

The following schedule is tentative. Please check back for updates. To see the previous years final schedule, see here.
Events – Friday, August 11
5:00 pm Opening Ceremonies & bell ringing at Wallaceburg Civic Park (near fountain)
All Day Arrival of boats on the Sydenham River
4:30 – Knights of Columbus BBQ at James & Nelson St., with live music.
5pm – Midnight Refreshment Tent – James St. Municipal Parking Lot
5:00 – 9:00 pm Terry Glover Memorial Cruise 5pm gathering at Canadian Tire (74 McNaughton Ave). Cruise to start at 7pm to Dresden and back.
6:30 – Activities for kids, South Side at Harbour Court greenspace (Wallace St).
8:00 – Kids Movie Night, South Side at Harbour Court greenspace (Wallace St).
9:00 – Live Music on the Main Stage in downtown Wallaceburg, featuring Fresh Horses, A Garth Brooks Tribute. Be sure to bring lawn chairs!
Events – Saturday, August 12
8:00 am – 5 pm Boats along Sydenham River
8:00 – 11:00 am Knights of Columbus Breakfast – James St Municipal Parking Lot
8:00 am – 5 pm Cars & Motorcycles on James St.
Mid-morning Timeless 50's & 60's Show - Southside Stage
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Fire Truck Show registration till noon – Wallace St., east of Hope St. & WAMBO Tour Wagon Stop
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Antique & Custom Bicycles on display – South Side.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Annual Toy & Model Show & Sale – on the south side of the river, across the walking bridge, featuring face painting, antique tractors, model trains, Toy show, Chatham-Kent Block Parent Program, blow-ups, and more!.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Art in the Park / Crafts – grassy area on the North side of the river next to Wallaceburg’s Adult Activity Centre/Public Library.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Product / Direct Marketing Tables – South Side
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Flea Market – South Side
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Wallaceburg & District Museum – Rope making, face painting, giant plinko and dunk tank. King St. South Side.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Soap Box Racing Practice and Time Trials on South Side
1:00 pm Soap Box Racing on South Side
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Crooner Music featuring Al Delaet at Karaoke Corner
12:00 pm – Midnight Refreshment Test – James St. Municipal Parking Lot. Afternoon entertainment.
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Karaoke tent by the Wallaceburg Library with DJ's Mike & Melody Shepley.
1:00 pm – Cardboard Boat Races
Early Afternoon Mad Science! Show - South Side Stage
Mid-Afternoon Timeless 50's & 60's Show - South Side Stage
2:00 pm – 3:00pm Boat Awards
2:00 pm Participants BBQ draw at the Radio station
3:00 pm Fire Truck Parade
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Awards Ceremonies for Cars – there will be a People's Choice Ballot Box available for spectators to vote.
9:00 pm – Live music featuring Fleetwood Mac Mania at James St. municipal parking lot. Be sure to bring lawn chairs!
Sunday Events – Sunday, August 13
10:00 – 11:30 am Interdenominational Church Service with speaker Doug Rowley – James St. Municipal Parking Lot.
10:00 am Mini Garden Tractor Pull Registration – Otter Creek Jam Fest site, 15914 Kimball Road, Wallaceburg.
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Mini Garden Tractor Pull – Otter Creek Jam Fest site, 15914 Kimball Road, Wallaceburg.