Summer in Elora and Fergus is a sizzlingly good time – from the roar of an engine to the cry of the bagpipes, riverside rock to award winning choirs – we're serving it up hot all season.
Held each summer in the picturesque grounds of Wellington County Museum and Archives, enjoy a good old-fashioned afternoon celebrating classic cars, live music and great company.
Art in the Yard is an annual, outdoor juried art exhibition and sale held on the two acre grounds of the Elora Centre for the Arts in the heart of the village of Elora. In the garden of the Centre at 75 Melville Street in Elora, artists and visitors alike will be thrilled with the relaxed summer feel of the event and the quality of the creative artwork on display.
A favourite returns! The Belwood Lake Triathlon offers a variety of distances for beginner to advanced triathletes, including "give it a tri" events.
Canada Day in Elora and Fergus is a dawn til dusk, non stop celebration of community pride, friendship and family fun. We usher it in with pancakes and syrup and bid it adieu with cascades of fire. At various points throughout the day, you'll be equal parts exhilarated, exhausted and entertained! Enjoy the Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast, soap box derby races, historic Dominion Day Parade, free hot dog lunch, music and entertainment in Bissell Park then close off the day with the twlight celebrations, live music, kiddie rides, vendors and amazing fireworks in Fergus. If you're not Canadian when you arrive, you sure will be when you leave! True north strong and free!
Come see why the world comes to the beautiful village of Elora every summer, when the Elora Festival welcomes the best musicians from around the globe to our small stages for an intimate experience truly like no other. Enjoy four weeks of international calibre music, from large-scale classical works for choir and orchestra to intimate evenings of jazz and popular music. Open your mind and fill your soul.
In August, its time to 'tilt yer kilt' in Fergus. If it is Scottish Traditions you're looking for, dont miss the Annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Kicking off with a Thursday-night downtown parade, it's one of the best events of the summer. Rally with the clans to enjoy three days of great live celtic music, highland dancing and world-class competition in the Heavy Events, as well as genealogy, guest speakers, camping and more.
Industry Day is Grand River Raceway's marquee event of the race season. Staged annually during a special afternoon race card on the first Monday in August, Industry Day is one of Canadian harness racing's most celebrated events, attracting racing fans province-wide and beyond. The event features Grand River Raceway's signature race, the Battle Of Waterloo and companion race, the Battle Of The Belles. A great afternoon event for the whole family with festivities for all ages to enjoy.
Join us at the Grand River Raceway for a high paced, action packed event with over 100 hooks coming down the track!
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy evening music on the beautiful front lawn of the historic Wellington County Museum and Archives. Rain location is in the restored 1877 barn.
From small town to the big league! Riverfest Elora is steadily earning a reputation as the place to enjoy great outdoor music in a picturesque, intimate setting. Begun in 2009, it's an annual celebration of music and community where you can enjoy an energizing song-filled summer day on the banks of the Grand River. From emerging local talent to Canadian music legends, laze about or rock out–the choice is yours!
Keep the kids entertained with a midweek visit to Wellington County Museum and Archives this summer. With weekly themed events Wednesday afternoons throughout July and August, this beautiful historic site will become a family favourite. While you're there browse the butterfly gardens and visit the peaceful and lovingly restored Poor House Cemetery.
This summer think about sending the kids to Elora Centre for the Arts. Offering a series of one week camps, let Elora Centre for the Arts unleash your child's creative genius. Through age appropriate projects, campers explore the wonders of visual and expressive arts with sculpture, mixed media collages, drawing, painting, print-making and more! Camp programs are designed to provide fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for children, led by experienced artist-educators in the centre's professional studios.
Races for children and youth aged 3 - 15. These safe, non-competitive events are created to be fun, encouraging and a memorable experience for participants and their families.