Chatham-Kent Events

Merry Magic Event at Chatham Armoury Nov29-Dec9/23

Posted on Dec 02, 2023 in Chatham-Kent Events

Decorated Christmas Tree

The Chatham Armoury will be full of Christmas spirit again this year as in the the last several years but in a new way. Many of us remember the spectacular light show reflected on the Armoury exterior and the live show with Santa and his elves in past years. This year the event planner have moved it inside and teamed up with Merry Magic, a group t...

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Christmas is coming! Chatham Santa Parade this Friday Nov 17/23

Posted on Nov 13, 2023 in Chatham-Kent Events

Santa Clause Parade

The Christmas Season officially begins Friday evening with the Annual Historic Downtown Chatham BIA Santa Claus Parade leaving Sandy Street at 6:30 P.M. and ending at the Wish Centre at 177 King St. E. This year's theme is Elf, Elf on the Shelf or anything Elf which I am sure will be a big hit with the children.
Enbridge will be pulling Santa's Slei...

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Chatham Crowfest Oct 12-15/2023

Posted on Oct 02, 2023 in Chatham-Kent Events



This is a fairly new event for Chatham Kent but was a huge success last year. We, here in this area, see crows all year but they are more noticeable in the month of October. In some cultures, they are a considered a nuisance but in others represent luck or wisdom. We celebrate them with a special event in Chatham from October 12 to the main events...

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Buxton's 100th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend Sept 1-4/23 

Posted on Aug 28, 2023 in Chatham-Kent Events



Chatham-Kent was a major part of the Underground Railroad and as such hosts the Buxton Homecoming each September on Labor Day Weekend.. This celebrates the area's black culture and the roots laid by early black settlers in the Buxton area. The population has diminished since the 19th century but many visitors with roots in that area return to this...

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Busy Weekend in CK: Bothwell Auto Flea Market and Wallacebug Wambo

Posted on Aug 07, 2023 in Chatham-Kent Events

Classic Cars
This weekend will keep you busy if you are a Classic Car lover.
The Annual Wallaceburg Wambo weekend is on with lots to see and do. It starts Friday August 11 with boats arriving on the Sydenham River. The K of C Barbeque is back with music and starts at 4:30 on the banks of the Sydenham. The Terry Glover Memorial Cruise takes place from 5-9 and spe...

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Emancipation Day Celebrations Saturday July 29/2023

Posted on Jul 24, 2023 in Chatham-Kent Events

Josiah Hensen Museum


Emancipation Day commemorates August 1, 1834 when the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect freeing over 800,000 Africans and their descendants across the British Empire. The act ensured Canada as a free territory for enslaved people from the U.S .
The Historical Site and Museum located at the Dawn Settlement in Dresden was originally named after t...

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