Annual Events

Time-honoured traditions

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The Town of Tillsonburg is home to a variety of annual events organized by service clubs, charities and other community groups. If you are an event planner, be sure to submit your event to our Community Calendar. To have your annual event listed, contact us.

An opportunity to find end-of-season deals and savings in downtown Tillsonburg. Presented by downtown merchants and the Downtown Tillsonburg Business Improvement Area.

During Fly Days, learn about the work of the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA), based at the Tillsonburg Regional Airport. Learn about the Harvard and other training aircraft associated with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). 

Visit the Tillsonburg Community Centre on Family Day for a FREE event the whole family can enjoy, with magic shows, bouncy castles, face painting and more!

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Enjoy a steak grilled to perfection by the Tillsonburg Firefighters and Dispatchers Association, plus music, draws and more! 

This free event in Memorial Park is organized by the Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club and gives children of all ages a chance to hunt for eggs and win prizes. Don't forget to bring your donation for the Helping Hand Food Bank.

This ticketed event, organized by the Tillsonburg Kinette Club, gives little princesses the chance to meet some of their favourite Princesses for singing, dancing, cupcake decorating, mini manicures, crafts, photo booth and tattoos.

Join the Tillsonburg Kinette Club for this holiday fundraiser. Enjoy breakfast, colouring and of course, a visit with Santa! 

This family-friendly event, supporting the work of the Tillsonburg Multi-Service Centre, includes 2 km and 5 km walk/run routes, refreshments, prizes, and more!

Join with the members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153 Tillsonburg on November 11 to honour those who have given their lives in military service. The event begins with a Silent Walk (departing from Veterans Walkway) and concludes at the Cenotaph in front of the Tillsonburg Town Centre.

This fundraising event, hosted by the Tillsonburg Shrine Club, is a time-honoured tradition. Enjoy a classic pork BBQ with buttered corn on the cob, all prepared by Shrine Club members.

This annual ticketed event is the major fundraiser for the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre. Enjoy a delicious meal and have fun bidding on a variety of unique items and experiences. 

An annual run/walk event honouring the legacy of Terry Fox by raising funds for cancer research. Choose a 3km, 5km or 10k route. 

A fall classic with more than 168 years of history, presented by the Tillsonburg Tri-County Agricultural Society. Enjoy exhibits, midway rides, animals, live entertainment, a demolition derby and more.

Join the Tillsonburg Thunder Hockey Club for a weekend full of finger-licking goodness, live entertainment, local vendors and more. 

Organized by the Tillsonburg and Area Optimist Club, Talk Tillsonburg and a variety of local businesses, this annual event brings Santa and festive fun to Broadway!

Tillsonburg TurtleFest will return with a one-day event in downtown Tillsonburg on Saturday, June 17.

The event draws its inspiration from the Town's founder, George Tillson, who stated he wanted to come back as a turtle after his death to see how his town was faring.

“TurtleFest is a celebration which showcases the lively, prosperous and growing town that George envisioned,” said Savanna Todd, chairperson of the TurtleFest Organizing Committee.

Broadway will be blocked off to vehicular traffic from Bridge Street to Oxford/Baldwin Streets all day. There will be street entertainment and family activities all day long and a main stage musical concert in the evening.

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The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s brings together people of all ages and abilities to honour and support people living with dementia, raising money for local dementia programs and services. Organized by the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.



A vintage car show at the Tillsonburg Regional Airport, plus an opportunity to learn about the work of the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association. Flight experiences will be available all day (weather permitting) starting at $200.

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