May Long Weekend Fun: Unforgettable Activities in Wellington County

Red and white fireworks in the night sky

Looking for the perfect way to spend your May Long Weekend? Wellington County has many exciting events that promise fun, relaxation, and enrichment for all ages. Whether you’re eager to enjoy a dazzling fireworks display at Riverside Park, discover unique plants at the Guelph Horticultural Society Plant Sale, or immerse yourself in local art at the Elora Plein Air Art Show, there’s something for everyone. Join us for a weekend packed with family-friendly activities and community spirit!


Enhance your garden with various plants, flowers, and gardening supplies from the Hillsburgh Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18th, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Hillsburgh. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this event offers everything you need to make your garden flourish, with expert gardeners available to provide advice and tips.

Explore the vibrant atmosphere of Elora’s Farmer’s Market from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Support the local farmers and artisans by purchasing fresh, locally grown produce, artisanal foods, and handmade crafts.

Participate or watch the Pride Pickleball Fundraising Tournament on Saturday, May 18th, at 8:30 AM at various courts in Wellington County. Support a great cause while enjoying some friendly competition and outdoor fun! Then head over to Hastings Stadium to cheer on the Guelph Royals at their home opener on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Enjoy an afternoon of baseball and community spirit with family and friends, a great way to support local sports and have some fun.

Kick off your Saturday evening with some fun activities at Riverside Park. The Fireworks and Family Fun Night features live entertainment, delicious food from various vendors, and games and activities suitable for all ages. The night will end with a spectacular fireworks display, making it a perfect outing for families this long weekend!

Immerse yourself in the world of plein air painting at the Elora Plein Air Art Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday. View and purchase stunning artworks created by talented artists who have captured the beauty of the local landscape – a great activity for art enthusiasts and collectors.


Discover treasures at the Aberfoyle Antique Market, one of Canada’s largest outdoor antique markets, on Sunday, May 19th, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Aberfoyle. Browse a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, and vintage items from numerous vendors, which are a must-visit for antique enthusiasts and collectors.

On Sunday, green thumbs and budding gardeners alike will love the annual Guelph Horticultural Society Plant Sale at the Guelph Farmers’ Market. Discover a wide variety of plants, flowers, and gardening supplies. Whether you’re an avid gardener or just starting out, you’ll find everything you need to beautify your garden, with experts on hand to offer any advice or tips that you’re looking for.

Need some inspiration for your garden this year? Why not take part in a self-guided tour of the beautiful gardens in Fergus hosted by the Fergus Horticultural Society? The stunning floral displays will help spark some ideas, and the gardening tips from the local experts will lead you to where you need to be to get gardening!

Want some hands-on learning? Explore the Fergus Fibre Festival in Fergus, a celebration of all things fibre arts. Discover handmade goods, participate in workshops, and enjoy the lively atmosphere.


Finish off your weekend with a walk in the park along the scenic Eramosa River Trail. This community event is open to runners and walkers of all levels. It provides a fantastic way to enjoy the natural beauty of Guelph while getting some exercise and meeting fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

You can also visit Waterloo Region and the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, which offers fun family activities, sweet treats, and more!

These events offer a wonderful mix of art, gardening, local produce, history, and antiques, providing a delightful and diverse experience for everyone during the May long weekend in Wellington County. Make the most of your weekend by exploring all that this vibrant community has to offer!

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