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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Our executive Calithumpian group will be meeting at 7pm tomorrow (Jan 16th) at Brunnys.

This is open to the public to attend.

Come on out and get a "behind the scenes" look at the planning of our events for the long weekend.
We will be looking to recruit volunteers with their smart serve.
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Ugly Christmas sweater for the win!!!
Congratulations to the group of family and friends who won the best family float in the parade tonight and scored $200.

Thank you to all of the participants!
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Thanks for having us! That was a blast! A Christmas parade and great time that we will always remember 🧡

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