02 Jul 2019

What’s Happening in Sarnia-Lambton in July

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What’s Happening in Sarnia-Lambton in July

Happy Canada Day! Our nation is 152 years old and all across Lambton County, there were fireworks, parades and celebrations happening. It was a beautiful weekend and the perfect way to bring in the month of July. So, hopefully, the weather stays just as nice as there are plenty of great events to take in this month in Sarnia-Lambton.

As always, the beaches are expected to be busy, but that could mean some problems with swimming due to the water. Before heading to the beach, check the water advisories provided by Lambton Public Health to ensure the conditions are safe. After all, you don’t want to take the risk of a loved one getting sick and adjust your plans if needed to go to the right beach. So, let’s see what else is happening in July across Sarnia-Lambton County.

Sarnia Kinsmen Ribfest

The original Sarnia Ribfest is back for their 20th year and they are serving up finger-lickin’ ribs all weekend long. The event takes place at Centennial Park and will host six rib retailers, as well as other vendors. In addition, special this year, the Kinsmen and Tourism Sarnia-Lambton will be hosting the Canine Watersports of Canada, which will feature dock jumping dogs. It’s basically long jump for dogs. It’s a fun weekend with a mid-way running all weekend and live bands on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 after 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and by donation during the day, with proceeds going back into the Sarnia-Lambton community.

Sarnia Vegfest

If meat isn’t your thing, then there is still something for you at the Sarnia VegFest happening on Saturday at Canatara Park. It’s a celebration of vegan food and culture, with many different vendors, guest speakers and live music, film screens and more. Admission is free for the event, which promotes the green lifestyle. Things such as using your own containers instead of plastics, like tote bags and bottles for water. Bring a blanket and have a picnic and enjoy the beach afterwards for a full day of fun.

RCMP Musical Ride

The Brigden Fairgrounds will be welcoming the RCMP Musical Ride on Wednesday, July 10. These world-renowned troop of 32 horses and riders will perform for the community. And with a variety of figures and drills choreographed to music, it’s an amazing show of Canada’s police service. And Funds from the ride will go towards local charities across Canada.

Art in the Park Petrolia

For another year, Art in the Park Petrolia is back and will be once again hosted in Victoria Park, located in front of the historic Victoria Hall. It’s an excellent opportunity to visit the small town of Petrolia and see many different artists, vendors and culture in one community. Art in the Park Petrolia runs Friday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live music and food vendors, and the lovely atmosphere of Petrolia.

Summer Sunset Sounds

Grand Bend is known as the summer beach getaway for Lambton County, but it’s also a great place to take in some live music. The Summer Sunset Sounds, which is a series of free concerts on the beach at Grand Bend, will have a show on July 14, 21 and 28starting at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer on the beach.

St. Clair River Run

One of the most scenic half marathons in the county will take place in July, as the St. Clair River Run returns for another year. The course follows the St. Clair River through Sombra and Port Lambton and is offered in half marathon, 10K run, 5K run/walk and kids minnow run on July 20. The run supports the St. Clair River Trail, and there are shuttle services to get to the start line from Brander Park. Registration is still open on their website, or register on race day between 6:30 and 7 a.m.

Mackinac Race

A staple event under the Blue Water Bridge is the Mackinac Race, which this year will be held on July 20. The annual sailboat race begins a few miles north of the twinned bridges. Therefore, many of the vessels travel under the bridges to get to the starting spot, down the Black River early in the morning. It’s one of the most popular events in Point Edward and people line up to wave at the boats passing by.

Bright’s Grove Music Fest

For the third year in a row, Bright’s Grove will host the Music Fest in Kenwick Park. Local bands will be taking the stage at this all-ages event to support the St. Joseph’s Hospice. It’s a free day of music on July 27, and it kicks off around 1 p.m. Plenty of local vendors and food options will be available, so spend the day in lovely Bright’s Grove and catch local artists on stage for Music Fest.

Stay Safe

Have a safe and happy summer from all of us here at Price & Associates Realty. With the kids now out of school, ensure lots of sunscreens is used when outdoors. And stay hydrated with plenty of water, and don’t stay too long in the sun when the temperature starts to rise. It’s a busy time in Sarnia-Lambton as schools are out and people are taking holidays. So enjoy the weather, the events and the people and we hope you have a great summer!