One of Niagara’s Premier Summertime Festivals!
Starting out in 2016, the Welland FloatFest has grown into one of the areas most beloved family friendly, world record holding summer events!
It’s FREE to participate (with the donation of a non perishable food or hygiene item for our local food banks) and open to all ages!
What’s it all about?
We welcome you to a beautiful day floating on our beautiful canal and join our lazy floating caravan!
Spend a leisurely afternoon and evening with us picnicking along the canal banks, enjoying great food, amazing live entertainment all day and evening long, an artisan market for unique shopping, delicious food vendors, bouncy castles and other fun for the kids, and so much more!
One of our sponsors, Mark Guilbeault and Associates (MG&A), will have a booth this year selling water. Proceeds will go to Pathstone Mental Health!
The safety of all participants is our number one priority, and we couldn't do it without the help of 905 Rentals as they are a crucial part of our safety team out on the water!
Children 12 years of age and under will be required to wear a CSA approved life jacket and be accompanied by an adult 16 yrs of age or older older as per the Ontario Safety Guidelines Act You will be required to present proof of your life jacket at registration.
Thanks to our amazing sponsorship from Sun Retreats Sherkston Shores we are able to ensure that all our lifeguards will be Waterfront Certified for our event.
Are you currently a lifeguard and interested in joining our safety team? Fill out the application here.
Don't forget to stick around after the float as Brian will be back with his Jetovator, followed by our amazing firework show over the water Sponsored by Canadian Tire Financial – It’s worth bringing a sweater and staying up late to watch!
Feel free to browse through our website for all event details and tips to make sure you have everything you need to have an awesome time.
Thank you Community Food Drives for organizing the collection and delivery of donations for our local food banks.
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Reader’s Choice Award Winners:
- Best Local Festival
- Best Day Trip Destination
- Best Family Activity