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, annual salmon migration 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, 11 April 2020
Ganaraska River - Barrett Street Bridge/Cavan Street Park
The 40th Annual Float Your Fanny Downt the Ganny is a 10km race along the Ganaraska River to commemorate the 1980 flood that crippled Port Hopes downtown area. Canoes, kayaks, and the ever popular Crazy Crafts make their way down the river to the finish line in Fannyville.
Centred around the finish area at Barrett Street Bridge and Cavan Street, Fannyville, the event village will offer 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, as well as some 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 make the short walk into the town for shopping or bars.
For more information, or to register today visit https://www.floatyourfanny.ca/