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2020 Summer Events Update

Alternative Events for Summer 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belleville Chamber of Commerce will not be holding the events as scheduled for Canada Day, July 1, or Waterfront & Multicultural Festival, July 9-12.

In place of our traditional events that we hope will return in 2021, we are coordinating with a variety of community partners to provide some form of community engagement. We believe this is still possible with proper planning to ensure any of these activities are compliant with the current safety protocol as of May 2020.

We do hope to bring back what we’ve come to expect from Canada Day and Waterfront events in 2021, but for now it’s important that we all stay safe. We hope that these alternatives provide our community with something to look forward to and lighten their spirits in these tough times.

Below are some of the ideas we are trying to build into these COVID-conscious event alternatives.

Canada Day Appreciation Drive-By

July 1

Are you looking for a fun, creative art project to work on? We’re looking for enthusiastic participants to decorate their vehicles and join our Canada Day Appreciation Drive-By! The parade will go by the hospital and many nursing/retirement homes in the City. Space is very limited, so we want to make sure participants will drive over-the-top decorated vehicles that will make people smile. You’ll want to impress our audience from a distance, so think of bright, bold ways to stand out!

Click here to learn more and apply.

Curbside Culture – A Passport Food Adventure Around the World

July 10-12

The Multicultural Village is going curbside! Many of your favourite vendors from the Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural Festival and more will be joining us for Curbside Culture: A Take-Out Food Adventure.

The Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural Festival has been a 42-year tradition, bringing people together through food and celebrating the different cultures that make our community so vibrant. Since we can’t have the Festival at Zwick’s Park – we’ve gone back to the early traditions of this event with the Passport. The Passport will simply serve as your guide to find the participating vendors. Now you can travel the world right here in Belleville with many of the amazing foods you have come to expect from this event, plus some new additions to the lineup.

Participating vendors will be operating from various locations around the City.

Click here to follow the event on Facebook for more details and updates.

Lions Concerts By The Bay… coming to a living room near you!

  • Musical acts booked for the 2020 June/July/August concerts will be filmed and broadcast on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 6-8 pm, the typical concert timeslot, which we hope to begin around mid-July once filming is complete
  • Cogeco (YourTV) is partnering with the Chamber and The Lions Club to make this happen
  • Concerts will air to Cogeco cable subscribers on Channel 4 and will also show LIVE on our Chamber YouTube Channel, and hopefully the Lions website for those who may not have access to cable