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Sarnia Summer Events Program and Guide


2019 will be an exciting season filled with programs and activities geared to enrich the lives of our children, families, and older adults within the community. In addition to the Sarnia Summer Events Program, the Parks & Recreation Department is involved in organizing and promoting many other festivals and events along the waterfront, in our parks, and throughout the city. Come on out this summer for an array of events and festivities featuring local entertainment, activities, hobbies and so much more!

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 events and festivals, please view them below or access our Summer Events Guide, coming soon.



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! Thanks to the generous support of our funding partners, friends, sponsors and community volunteers, admission has remained absolutely free.

Location: Clearwater Park and Arena

Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm



This one-day festival has grown in its diversity each year since it began!  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. After great success, Hobbyfest will be held again at Germain Park & the Strangway Centre!

Location: Germain Park and the Strangway Centre

Date: Saturday, August 24th

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm



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, 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!

Location: Thrashing Barn in Canatara Park

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2018

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $10.00 per child

For children aged 5-8. Registration is required.



In 2018, the Parrotheads on the St. Clair donated a piano from a Comminity Centre in Oil City to the Parks and Recreation Department for public, outdoor use. As a result of a unique partnership with the Lawrence House, the piano was temporarily housed in their courtyard, where it was painted in tropical colours and themes by members of the Hub, artists from the community and artists from the Lawrence House. After a month of public use, the piano was donated to Harmony for Youth where it now resides in Bayside Mall.

Time: Weather permitting, the piano is available to play from August Frist Friday to September First Friday.




A big thank you to our community partners and sponsors, who's support makes our events as successful as they are! A special thank you to the Sarnia Community Foundation for their generous contribution.







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