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, 13 April 2019 | 10:00 am
Barrett St. Bridge and Cavan St. Port Hope
Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny is a 10km race along the Ganaraska River to commemorate the 1980 flood that devastated Port Hope's downtown area, and celebrate 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, Fannyville, the event village offers family-focused entertainment and activities, as well as the chance to watch the participants float over the last rapids section of the course with live commentary. Spectators and visitors will be able to enjoy food from one of the many vendors along the banks, or take a short walk to shopping, restaurants or bars.
Those looking to brave the frigid waters of the Ganaraska this spring are invited to visit the event website to register a vessel. Race categories include canoe, kayak and crazy craft.
10am- Canoes/kayaks (starting at Canton)
11am- Crazy crafts (starting at Sylvan GLen Rd.)
10am-3pm- Fannyville amenities
For more information: 1-888-767-8467, www.floatyourfanny.ca