The first long weekend of Summer ’16 is upon us, and so far it’s looking good! Aside from the slight chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday, Mother Nature is giving us nice, warm weather so we can get outside and kick summer off with a blast!
If you’re planning to stay close to home this Victoria Day weekend, there’s lots to do in Woodstock and around Oxford County including two promising Festivals, a Parade and even Fireworks!
So for those of you looking for some homegrown fun this Victoria Day long weekend we’ve compiled a guide to help you pack in as much fun as you can handle!
Your “Family Guide” to Victoria Day Long Weekend in Oxford County
VICTORIA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN WOODSTOCK
THE “MIDWAY” @ SOUTHSIDE PARK
May 19 – May 23
Southside Park, Woodstock
Admission is free
What to expect:
If you’ve never attended a Victoria Day celebration by visiting the Midway at Southside Park in Woodstock then you don’t know what you’re missing!
After a long winter, Woodstock residents come out with their party hats on to celebrate the Queen in style while eating cotton candy, riding on Ferris Wheels and enjoying some great live, local entertainment all weekend long!
Come Monday, don’t miss the annual Victoria Day Parade, departing the Woodstock Fairgrounds at 10am sharp before heading west on Dundas St., south down Wellington St., west on Henry St. to Finkle St. before entering Southside Park just past Cedar Creek.
Following the Parade there will be Scavenger Hunt for the first 100 kids to arrive at the park. It’s sure to be a blast!
- Midway games and rides
- Live entertainment
- Face Painting
- Bake Sale
- Victoria Day Parade
- Leaves the Woodstock Fairgrounds Monday 10am sharp
- Scavenger Hunt
- Immediately following the Parade
- First 100 kids only
VICTORIA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN THAMESFORD
“CALI” DAYS FESTIVAL
May 20 – May 21
85 Middleton Street
Free to attend
What to expect:
Thamesford’s annual “Cali Day’s” are coming up May 20th to 23rd. Over the Victoria Day Long weekend you can enjoy various events like: Community Yard Sales, Bocce and Beach Volleyball Tournaments, Car Was, Trout Brunch, Midway Rides, Parade and lots more. Please note the various events take place through out the village. Please come and join in the fun.
* Children’s Hospital BBQ
* Various amusements
* Home Run Derby
* Yard Sales
* Fun Run/Walk
* Bake Sale
* Roday Hockey Tourney
* Beach Volleyball
* Trout Brunch
* Thamesford Firefighters Car Wash
* Touch A Truck
* Pet Show
* Calithumpian Parade
* Art Group Display
* Various Amusements
Over to you, Oxford County!
How are you planning to celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend this year? Will you be taking is one (or both) of these jam packed festivals? Or perhaps you’ll spend some time soaking up the sun or tending to you garden?
Either way let us know in the comments below!