30 Jul 2019

What’s Happening in Sarnia-Lambton in August

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What’s Happening in Sarnia-Lambton in August

It’s hard to believe that summer in Sarnia-Lambton is half over. It feels like it just started, but we’re already heading towards August. Hopefully, you have managed to spend some time taking in the events and sights Sarnia-Lambton has to offer. Especially with family and friends while school is still out, and everyone is looking to relax.

With one more month to go before kids head back to school, it’s your last chance to make the most out of the summer. There are plenty of great events to take your family to or check out for yourself. So, take a look at this list of events happening across Lambton County and don’t miss out before summer comes to an end.

Sarnia Greekfest

Celebrate the Greek culture at the 13th annual Sarnia Greekfest, hosted in downtown Sarnia from August 2-4. The annual show features music, entertainment, family activities, and of course, the amazing Greek food. Thousands of people are expecting to take in the Greekfest this year, as the non-profit event has proceeds going to the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Music is available Friday night, while Saturday features Greek dancers and authentic Greek music. Finish up on Sunday with family day. Friday and Saturday run until 11 p.m., while Sunday runs to 4 p.m.

Bluewater BorderFest

If music is what your summer needs, then this year’s Bluewater BorderFest has you covered. Four days of music will happen between August 8-11, as Sarnia-Lambton’s biggest concert of the summer heads to Centennial Park. This year, Tyler Farr headlines the Thursday night show, while Big Wreck and Tokyo Police Club take to the stage on Friday night to get the weekend started right. Styx cover songs by Dennis Deyoung will take place on Saturday night, and Lou Gramm and Night Ranger will finish things off on Sunday. Tickets are available online or at local retailers.

Sarnia-Lambton Tall Ships Celebration

Another fleet of tall ships will enter the Sarnia Harbor from August 9-11, as the annual celebration returns as part of the Tall Ships Challenge. It will include ships such as the Bluenose II, the Empire Sandu, Nao Santa Maria and Fair Jeanne. Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., the Parade of Sails happens, followed by morning cruises and boarding of the ships throughout the weekend. Tickets are available online for general admission.

ARTZscape by the Bay

Also happening at Centennial Park is the ARTZscape by the Bay, a brand new event that starts on August 8 at the Sarnia Yacht Club, and will feature over 100 artisans. The event runs from August 10-11 and is an outdoor event that features artists from across Ontario, as well as exhibits. Chalkboard artists will be on the scene, a KidsZone, an interactive Indigenous flair and live music. Satisfy your need for the arts with this new event that is running alongside the Tall Ships Celebration.

Western Ontario Steam Threshers Show

The 62 annual Western Ontario Steam Threshers Show will take place between August 15-18 in Forest, attracting unique steam engines and equipment. Working demonstrations, such as a sawmill, baker fans and rock crusher will happen all weekend at the Forest Fair Grounds, there is something daily you can find. A tractor pull will happen each night, as part of the Ontario Vintage Tractor Puller Association, as well as Tractor Olympics. Admission is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday and Sunday, with a weekend pass being $30. For more information, check out their website.

Windsor Racing Weekend

If you have a little need for some speed, the Window Bracket Series Championships will be held on Saturday night in Grand Bend at the Motorplex. Come see some fast cars at the drag racing event that features the Saturday Night of Fire, show cars, jets and fireworks.

Sarnia Altwalk

It’s an art walk, without the sponsors. So, it’s all about the art, the visual artists, musicians, buskers, and small art businesses, and not those who resell wholesale items. Come see some amazing dancers and juggles as the Altwalk takes place on August 17 in Downtown Sarnia.


Searching for a new hobby this year? Then Hobbyfest might be the place to find it, as the one-day long event takes place at Germain Park. That’s because Hobbyfest gives local groups and organizations the chance to increase their visibility in the community, show off their achievements and get some new members. Interactive demonstrations, hands-on participation and displays will be on-site from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. So, if you’re looking for something different this year, come see what Sarnia has to offer for anew hobby.

Take in Sarnia-Lambton

Before you know it, summer will be over in Sarnia-Lambton. So, don’t miss out on the chance to get out in the sun and spend time with family and friends. All of us here at Price & Associates Realty are definitely enjoying what the summer has to offer. But of course, we have our eyes on what is happening in this busy Sarnia-Lambton real estate market. Prices continue to stay high, inventory remains low and buyers are plentiful. But we’re willing to work with you to find the home you want to buy or help you sell your home quickly.

In the meantime, take in some of these events, or just head to one of the many beaches along the Sarnia-Lambton cost line. From Grand Bend to Sarnia to Corunna, Mooretown and beyond, there is definitely lots of room at the water’s edge for everyone. Enjoy!