Daily Events

Bayfest 2017: Daily Events Calendar

Bayfest Schedule 2017 (PDF)

Inflatables!  As most of you know – we have switched from a midway to inflatables this year! We are excited to have Grand River Inflatables available from 12-8 both Saturday and Sunday. $3 for one ticket, $10 for 4 tickets or a Wristband/Play all Day for $15!
We hope you enjoy this new area this year!!

FOOD VENDORS & MERCHANDISE: Fri., Sat. & Sun. Dock Area, Bay Street & Bay Hill Area

LICENSED OUTDOOR PATIO: Fri., Sat. & Sun. 2pm-10pm Royal Canadian Legion #379, 12 Centre St. Beer, Refreshments, Food

*Contests require pre-registration 1/2 hr. before start time.

**Pricing for all food events subject to change.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1

  • NEW!! 3pm – 9pm “Fire Up The Festival”
    • Port Rowan Community Centre.
    • Admission: $10 Advance • $15 at the Door
    • Entertainment:
      • 3-4pm The Paisley Stares
      • 4-5pm Elvis
      • 5-6pm Lucas Wilson
      • 6-7pm Opening Ceremonies
      • 7-9pm Small Town Girls
    • Paid admission allows unlimited entry & chance to WIN Door Prize!
  • 4pm – 9pm Fish & Chips Special & Full Menu**
    • Port Rowan Legion Br. #379 Patio, 12 Centre Street
    • Adults: $10; 12 & under: $5

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2

  • Street Chalking – “ALL DAY” Bay Street & Bay Hill Area
  • 8am – ? Neal Memorial United Church Breakfast**
    • 1054 Bay Street
    • Adults: $10; Children: $5; Pre-schoolers: Free; Family of four: $25
  • 9am Canadian Long Drive Championship
    • Stark’s Golf Course, Port Rowan
  • 9am Baby Contest*
    • Community Centre Park
    • Sponsored by Long Point Lioness
  • 9am – 1pm Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
    • Fellowship Hall, 12 Church Street (across from the Post Office)
  • 9am Dog Show*
    • Downtown on Bay Street
    • Sponsored by Nestle Purina & Doerksen Country Store
  • 9:30am Dog Trick Show – CANCELLED
    • Local trainer Melissa Dedecker & her dogs to perform tricks & review dog safety
  • 10am Frog Toss*
    • Bay Street – Test your skills tossing plastic frogs at a target.
    • Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion Br. #379
  • 10am Pickleball Tournament
    • PRCC Tennis Courts. Cost $20 includes T-shirt
    • Teams may enter as mens doubles, womens doubles or mixed doubles.
    • Sponsored by Stonebridge Community Services. Pre-registration by calling 519-842-3200 ext. 209 or amalott@stonebridgecs.com
  • 10:30am Wacky Hair Contest* Ages 5-13
    • Downtown on Bay Street
    • Sponsored by Mane Street Style & The Cutting Wave
    • Wackiest…Be Creative!
  • 11am Hula Hoop Contest* Ages 4-16
    • Downtown on Bay Street
    • Bring your own hula hoop. Sponsored by The Thrift Shoppe
  • 12noon Kids Casting Contest* Ages 4-12
    • 8-12 You’ll need your own pole!
    • Community Centre Park. Sponsored by Lighthouse on Bay
  • 1pm – 5pm “The 50’s Café”
    • 1023 Bay Street
    • Sponsored by Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery
  • 2pm Soap Box Derby
    • Ages 8-88
    • Cenotaph Hill
    • Sponsored by Glendinning Funeral Home, Mark Rose Automotion & Shear Creations
  • 2:30pm Ice Cream Eating Contest
    • Twins Ice Cream Parlour, 1028 Bay Street
    • Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 50 & Over
    • First 20 in each group will compete.
    • Pre-register at Twins one week before Bayfest
  • 3pm – 6pm “Bullitt”
    • Live Music on the Patio
    • Port Rowan Legion Br. #379 Patio, 12 Centre Street
  • 4pm Selfie Scavenger Hunt
    • Pre-registration at 3pm
    • Bay Street
    • Teams of 2-4 people. Digital camera or smartphone required.
    • One must have a driver’s licence and a car.
    • Sponsored by Cattail Cove
  • Entertainment
    • Dock Area Stage (In case of rain these will move into the Community Centre)
    • 2:00-3:15pm Busted (country)
    • 3:30-5:00pm Old Cut (country)
  • 4:30-7pm Long Point Chapter of the Eastern Star
    • ROAST BEEF DINNER
    • Port Rowan Community Centre
    • Adults: $15; Children 5-12: $8; under 5 FREE
  • 8pm Family Movie
    • Downtown on Bay Street
    • Bring lawn chairs.
  • 8-11pm STREET DANCE!!!
    • The Atkinson Brothers
    • Centre Street along with The Legion Patio

SUNDAY, SEPT. 3

  • 9am – 12noon Royal Canadian Legion Br. #379 Brunch**
    • Adults: $10; 12 & under: $4; Pre-schoolers: Free
  • NEW!!  9:30am Adult Casting Competition
    • Corner of Bay St. & Wolven St.
    • Bring your own pole. $100 First Prize plus other prizes!
    • Please pre-register by calling 519-586-9824
    • Sponsored by: Twins Ice Cream, Inner Bay Marine, Marina Shores, Banks Boats, Biddles Marine Service, Old Cut Marina, Old Cut Boat Livery, Post’s Marina
  • 10am Interdenominational Christian Worship Service
    • Side lawn of the Community Church
    • Bring Your Own Lawn Chair
    • Sponsored by Port Rowan Ministerial
  • 10am Canadian Long Drive Championship
    • Stark’s Golf Course, Port Rowan
  • 10am 4-on-4 Volleyball
    • Skatepark – Price & College
    • Sponsored by Northshore Business Consulting Ltd.
  • 11am – 1:30pm Big Boy Toy Show
    • Downtown on Bay Street
    • Bring your CLASSIC CAR, RAT ROD or ANTIQUE TRACTOR to display!
    • Ride in the parade at 2pm
  • 11am PARADE BARRICADES AT: BAY & CHESTNUT AND BAY & PRICE
  • Pre-Parade Performances:
    • 1:10 “MAPLE SUGAR”
    • 1:30 “DOUG HUNT”
  • 1:30pm Decorated Bike Contest*
    • Ages 4-12
    • Free Methodist Church Parking Lot
    • Sponsored by Godfather’s Pizza
    • Bring Your Helmet and Plan to Ride in the Parade!
  • 2pm Bayfest Parade
    • See Parade route map in brochure: Bayfest Schedule 2017
    • Bring Your Own Lawn Chairs.
    • Donations for Fireworks.
  • 3:30pm The Tomato Soup Band
    • Downtown on Bay Street
  • NEW!!  4pm Tim Holland, the Stunt Ventriloquist
    • Downtown on Bay Street
    • Sponsored by Pharmasave
  • 4pm – ? Long Pt. Lion & Lioness Chicken BBQ & Pie Sale**
    • Port Rowan Community Centre
    • 1/2 Chicken: $15; 1/4 Chicken: $12
    • Eat-in or Take-out. Prices subject to change.
  • 4pm – 7pm Norfolk Fire Stn. #9 Pork BBQ**
    • Port Rowan Fire Hall
    • Adults: $12; 12 & under: $5
    • Prices subject to change
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm Reptiles – “Touch Table Presentation”
    • Lions Park – Dock Area
    • Sponsored by Ducks Landing
  • NEW!!  6pm Tim Holland, the Stunt Ventriloquist
    • Downtown on Bay Street
    • Sponsored by Pharmasave
  • Entertainment
    • Dock Area Stage
    • 3-5pm Blue Diamonds (50 & 60’s)
    • Pre-Fireworks Entertainment – 7pm-9pm Tia McGraff with Tommy Parham
  • 7pm Redneck Rodeo
    • Fun for All Ages!
    • Downtown on Bay Street
    • Details at the Thrift Shoppe August 19th
    • Sponsored by Erie Mechanical Services
  • Approx. 9pm FIREWORKS!!! (by Sky Design)
    • Special thanks to the Port Rowan Fire-Fighters for their assistance.

Note: Events, times, locations subject to change. Updates will be made on Facebook.

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