Port Hope is host to a plethora of festivals and events year round. The new year starts off with the annual dining promotion, Delicious Dates. Spring brings maple syrup time followed by the crazy Float Your Fanny river race. Warmer weather brings garden tours, artisans & craft shows and a variety of unique local events. Canada Day celebrations include a parade, music and entertainment and fireworks. Enjoy fall at the historic Port Hope Fall Fair, All-Canadian Jazz Festival and the 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. Use the Calendar of Events to plan your next visit!
Saturday, 08 April 2017 | 10:00 am
Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny is a 10km race along the Ganaraska River to commemorate the 1980 flood that crippled Port Hope’s downtown area, and the community spirit and resilience that rose in the face of this natural disaster. Centered around the finish area at Barrett Street Bridge and Cavan Street, the event village offers entertainment and activities, as well as the chance to watch the participants float over the last rapids section of the course. Live commentary will be provided and additional entertainment on the water. Spectators and visitors will be able to enjoy food and drinks from one of the many vendors along the banks, or take a short walk to shopping, restaurants or bars. View our Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny photo gallery or view the Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny Video.
Make Float Your Fanny a weekend affair by staying overnight in one of Port Hope's beautiful hotels, inns and B&Bs. Visit our Accommodations page to find out more. After the race, head downtown to enjoy our many shops, restaurants, cafés and more! Visit our Shopping page for more information on Port Hope's stores and boutiques, and browse our Dining page for the perfect place to grab a bite.
10am - canoes/kayaks (starting at Canton)
11am - crazy crafts (starting at Sylvan Glen Rd.)
For more information: 1-888-767-8467, www.floatyourfanny.ca
This is a Canada 150 Event. For more information on Canada 150 events in Port Hope, visit http://porthope.ca/canada-150