Port Hope is host to a plethora of festivals and events year round. Spring brings maple syrup time followed by the crazy Float Your Fanny River race. Warmer weather brings the garden tours, artisans and crafter’s shows and a variety of local events. Canada Day celebrations include a parade, music and entertainment and fireworks. The autumn brings colour and beauty and the annual Agricultural Fair, Jazz Festival and Historic House Tour. Christmas in Port Hope is a busy time of year with a festival of trees, lights in Memorial Park, a Candlelight Walk, and Santa Claus parade.