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Get Your Red and White ON

Canada 150-Colchester 225 logo with maple leaf

Join us on Saturday, July 29th at Colchester Park as we celebrate Canada 150-Ontario 150-Colchester 225!

This one-day celebration aims to connect residents and visitors to the historical and cultural roots of Colchester, the oldest English settlement in Upper Canada south of the Niagara region. It also aims to celebrate the great things happening here today!

Event Schedule

All Day Beach Volleyball Tournament: Pro's and Mixed 6's. Register with Velocity Volleyball

Canada 150-Colchester 225 Poster with maple leaf theme11:00AM - Kids' Zone opens
Inflatables, face painting, crafts

12:00PM - Opening Ceremony & Heritage Event
Heritage plaque unveiling and "The Colchester Story" as told by Shaymus Gunn

1:00PM - Beebo
Musical fun for children and families

2:00PM - Historic Walking Tour
Stroll through Colchester with guide Shaymus Gunn

2:30PM - Kingsport Environmental
Falcons, hawks, owls and other birds of prey

4:00PM - Enchanted Princesses
Fairytale fun!

5:30PM - Jen Knight w/ Charlie Lambrick
Acoustic Rock and Blues

6:45PM - Christian Vegh
FM's 2016 Charles McDaniel Youth Award Winner

8:30PM - Mudmen
Celtic Rock Warriors

9:45PM - Fireworks
We're lighting up the lake!

Free Shuttle

To reserve the Free Shuttle from Essex Centre or McGregor, call 519-776-7336 extension 1124 or simply register online.

Free Admission & Parking

Parking mapFree parking is available at one of the designated parking lots. Accessible parking is also available. Please consult the map for locations.

Ontario 150 Grant

Get Your Red and White ON has been made possible thanks to funding from the Province of Ontario. Through the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program, Essex has been awarded $41,260 to help celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017.