Calithumpian Weekend

Thamesford Calithumpian is a community-wide celebration that takes place annually on the May Long weekend in Thamesford, Ontario! The annual four-day event features live music, fireworks, a beer tent, a number of family-friendly events, a community parade, and a lot of fun and laughter.

“What it’s really about is community. It’s the one weekend a year we all come out of our backyard, we put everything on hold and get together,”  Katie Davies

The festivities start Friday and continue strong all through the weekend. Daily events like the Turkey Toss, and Lawn More Race usually draw the crowds, while Sunday evenings fireworks display is always a highlight of the weekend. The fun finally wraps up on Monday afternoon as the local parade - including many homebuilt floats and local organizations - makes its way through town.

The Calithumpian has been a long-standing tradition of Thamesford for more than 100 years and attracts visitors from near and far.

  • Photo credit: Doris Weir, Tru Elegance Photography

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We're all set up!
Come down to the Thamesford arena and grab breakfast and say hi!A free event is taking place at the community centre in Thamesford, TODAY from 9:00am-1:00pm. It will feature displays and interactive events for parents and children hosted by UTRCA in change rooms 5 and 6. Tables will be set up in the hall and ice house showcasing various organizations, sport teams, schools, fundraisers, OPP, Zorra Fire Department, and other groups available in Thamesford.

Attendees can purchase breakfast for different prices based on age, and it includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, toasted English muffins, hashbrowns, fresh fruit, yogurt, and drinks. Antique cars will also be on display.
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Were all set up!
Come down to the Thamesford arena and grab breakfast and say hi!

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It was delicious

Cali will have a table at this event.
Grab breakfast and come and say hi!Who's coming for breakfast Saturday?!!

We have a number of tables on site that will be filled with information for those who live within Zorra!
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Cali will have a table at this event.
Grab breakfast and come and say hi!

Well that's a wrap!!
Thank you to all of our volunteers, groups, clubs, organizations and sponsors who made this weekend a success!!!
Our executive group has spent months behind the scenes planning and we couldn't have done it without your support. 😃
See you next year for 105!
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You guys put on a great community event. We enjoyed our time in thamesford over the weekend. Thank you

You’re a credit to your community! Thanks for doing your part and giving us all a great weekend!

Congrats to the committee! It was a great weekend! 🥳

Great job 👍Thank you for all the hard work and dedication!

I’ve posted the parade on YouTube for anyone that would like to watch it.

Great Job! Thanks for all you do!

Do u guys have fire works going on tn

Thank you. Thank you. Great job

Felt like a party, every time we drove into thamesford this weekend. Great sense of community. Thanks to the volunteers! Looking forward to next year !!!

You guys all did an amazing job!

Amazing weekend 👊👊Thankyou!!

Such an incredible weekend!!

Without you, sponsorship, clubs and the volunteers there is no Thamesford Calithumpian. Thank you 🙏🏼 !!!

Thank you so much!❤️

Thank you so much! ❤ Appreciate your hard work

Thank you!

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