Mark your calendars: One of Grimsby’s biggest events of the year is returning Thursday, June 16 to Saturday, June 18, with an “extra-special” twist.
This year’s Happening in Grimsby event coincides with the town’s 100th anniversary and organizers promise it will be bigger than ever.
Committee Treasurer Beth Shaw said the event will be a “very big deal this year.”
The centrepiece of the weekend will see Grimsby’s Main Street play host to over 80 vendors on the Saturday. Shaw said there will be “something for everyone,” including beer and wine vendors, local produce, and a “huge inflatable park.”
There will be a free shuttle taking eventgoers to and from the attraction in order to make the event “fully accessible to all.”
Here is a rundown of what’s happening from Thursday to Saturday:
• 3 to 7 p.m.: Grimsby Farmers' Market at the Peach King Centre.
• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lunch on the lawn in Coronation Park.
• 6 p.m.: Live music featuring Riley Michaels on Main Street, followed by Jonesy at 8:30.
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Vendor market, ferris wheel, and live entertainment on Main Street and at Coronation Park. Featuring entertainment from BT Music, Studio Forte Music, Kinetic Dance elements, GSS Jazz, Regional Dance company, and Grimsby School of Music.
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Jeff McKillop Memorial Charity Car and Truck Show at the Peach King Centre.
• 6 p.m.: Live music featuring the Country Junkies on Main Street, followed by Jason Blaine at 9 p.m.
Nelles Manor, Grimsby Museum, the Grimsby Art Gallery and several local businesses will also be joining the celebrations. Nelles Manor will be holding a re-enactors encampment on June 18.
For more information, keep an eye on the event's Facebook page.
Chris Pickles, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grimsby Lincoln News