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July  2014
NEW EVENT - Summer Sunset Sounds
July 6 - September 1, 2014

New Event for 2014 - Enjoy FREE concerts on Grand Bend's Main Beach with - Summer Sunset Sounds concert series!

Every Sunday evening starting at 7pm throughout July and August, Summer Sunset Sounds will feature a local and Canadian musician or band. The series highlights musical performances from a variety of genres, including blues-rock to soul revival.

The stage is located beside The Beach House & Observation Deck at the Main Beach in Grand Bend.

Summer Sunset Sounds Performance Schedule
  • July 6: Sarah Smith featuring opening act Clara Stegall
  • July 13: Mackenzie Blues Band
  • July 20: Josh Geddis
  • July 27: Stratford Brass Quintet
  • August 3: The Walkervilles
  • August 10: Trent Severn
  • August 17: The Marrieds
  • August 24: Northern State
  • September 1: Michael Vanhevel

Event & Performer Information


Canada Day Concert & Fireworks - free
Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Popular, long-standing celebration of our nationhood features live music and fireworks at Grand Bend's Main Beach.

Four consecutive hours of live music starts at 1:30pm with an evening headliner performance leading into fireworks at 10pm.

After a small break, Juno Award Winning and Top Reggae Performer Lazo takes the stage for a reggae beach party offering the feel-good vibe of reggae rhythm, melody and lyrics.   



1:30pm: Dave Usselman
2:45pm: Stegall
4:00pm: Don Campbell
5:15pm: Amity Beach
8:30pm-10:00pm: Reggae Beach Party featuring Lazo!

10pm: Fireworks 

ONDR Nostalgia Day at Grand Bend Motorplex
July 4-6, 2014
Grand Bend Motorplex

Celebrate 50-years of the Grand Bend Dragway and 10-years of the Ontario Nostalgia Drag Racers (ONDR). ONDR is devoted to fun, family oriented nostalgia drag racing featuring vehicles produced in 1974 and prior years.

Racing All Weekend
  • Saturday, 9:30am to 3pm: great race cars of the past rip up the quarter-mile strip as part of the ONDR program.
  • Saturday, 3pm:  popular race classes - such as Thunder, Junior and Extreme 32 - take to the track in a Points Race to finish the day.
  • Sunday: ONDR and Grand Bend Motorplex programs run together for a day of the old with the new.
Car Show & Shine
Organized by the Sarnia Street Machine car club, enjoy an All-Makes Classic Car Show featuring vehicles from 1989 and prior years. Enter your classic vehicle into the show and get your Grand Bend Motorplex entrance for FREE.
Yanks & Brits invade
Huron Country Playhouse
Combine baseball, memorable music, exuberant dancing and plenty of comedy and you get Damn Yankees, which opens at Huron Country Playhouse June 26 and runs through to July 12 on the Main Stage.

The British Invasion - Twist & Shout - arrives at the Main Stage July 17 running through to August 2. Conceived, written and directed by Alex Mustakas, this production celebrates the music of The Beatles, The Hollies, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits and more.

At the Playhouse II, comedy takes centre stage with I'll be Back Before Midnight - a comedy thriller - and Run For Your Wife, an outrageous British Farce will have you laughing in the face of vengeful ghosts and keeping up with mistaken identities and lunacy!

Oakwood Resort offers specially priced theatre packages and Pine Dale Motor Inn offers a 10% mid-week discount to theatre goers.


Huron Country Playhouse
Grand Bend
1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866)
  • Damn Yankees: June 26-July 12
  • Twist & Shout: The British Invasion: July 17-August 2
  • I'll Be Back Before Midnight: July 2-12
  • Run For Your Wife: July 16-August 2
Lambton Heritage Museum
Until October 12, 2014
Grand Bend
519-243-2600 / www.lclmg.org

Two exhibits on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum Kids Discover Dinosaurs and Fossils & Heavens Above.

Grand Bend Canada Day Fireworks & Concert
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Grand Bend Main Beach


Live music from 1:30pm to 5:15pm and 8:30pm to 10pm. Fireworks at 10pm. Juno Award winning Lazo performing at 8:30pm. 


ONDR Nostalgia Weekend
July 5-6, 2014
Grand Bend Motorplex
Grand Bend

Ontario's largest Nostalgia Drag Racer's event of the year, featuring classic drag-racing vehicles from the past and Classic Car Show & Shine.Free admission for the driver of a vintage car displaying in the Car Show.


Bayfield Vettefest
July 5-6, 2014
Clan Gregor Square

Friday night cruise 7pm. Saturday morning FIremen's Breakfast 8am-11am with all day corvette show.

The Promise
July 4-6 & 11-13, 2014
Forest Ampitheatre, Elis Dodge Conservation Area
519-328-5555 |

General admission tickets are $120 and Youth under 12 $5

44th Kettle & Stony Point PowWow
July 13 & 14, 2014
9226 Lake Road, Kettle Point, ON

Competition PowWow, singing, dancing, arts & crafts, foods and drum contest. Everyone welcome! Children 5-12yrs. $5; Adults $8; Elders, Veterans & Kids under 5 FREE.

Antique Car Show
July 15, 2014
King Street, Forest
519-786-4725 / 519-786-5062

Antique and vintage car show and parade, runs 4-7pm.

Old Bike Days
July 20, 2014
Main Street West, Grand Bend
10am - 1pm

Vintage and Classic motorcycle show-and-shine.

Street Dance
July 25, 2014

MS Bike Tour - Grand Bend to London
July 26-27, 2014
888-510-7777 / www.MSBikeTours.ca

Cycle 150km from Grand Bend to London (Western University) and back again! 1900 partipants annually. Pledge-based fundraising event.