Arts and Culture

Live theatre, outdoor concerts and musical festivals… just a small sampling of the entertainment that Thorold has to offer.

Enjoy theatre?  Attend an entertaining and skilled production staged by the talented members of the Thorold Community Theatre.

Fond of concerts? Relax in a beautiful and historic park and listen to the melodious sounds of Canada’s oldest community ensemble, the fifty piece Thorold Reed Concert Band. Playing every Wednesday evening from 7:30 – 8:30pm or until dusk at the Battle of Beaverdams Parks from mid June to mid August.

Every fall, experience the energy of the Canal Bank Shuffle, a blues celebration that swings into town and takes the city by storm making Thorold the unofficial Blues Capital of Canada.


In Thorold, hospitality and dining is a pleasant experience. Diverse restaurants, bistros and cafés offer something to satisfy every taste – from an Italian feast to roadhouse fare. Or discover the friendly atmosphere and down-home cooking of a family restaurant or local pub.


Thorold’s revitalized downtown streetscape is bringing in curious shoppers and residents. Newly renovated buildings are quickly filling up. Shopkeepers offer everything from fashion apparel and shoes to gifts and jewellery. Downtown Thorold has definitely become a destination for visitors looking for a unique “Old Town” experience – and Front Street does not disappoint!

For more information about the shops and services, visit Thorold Business Improvement Area Association.


Did you know there is a Drive-in theatre in Thorold? For an affordable and fun night out, relive your childhood or start you own family tradition at Can-View Drive In.

Fall is the perfect time to take a family trip to Howells Family Pumpkin Farm for a hay ride or a visit to the Haunted Spook Barn.

How about stock car racing? Good times are in store for motorsport enthusiasts at Merrritville Speedway – another summertime family tradition, right here in Thorold.

Inspirational Events Listing

Come out to the many events in and around Thorold and be inspired!

Date/Time Event
August 25, 2019
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Donnelly's Pub - Sundays on the Patio
Donnelly’s Irish Pub, Thorold
August 28, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Donnelly's Pub - Open Mic Night
Donnelly’s Irish Pub, Thorold
August 31, 2019
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Donnelly's Blues Series
Donnelly’s Irish Pub, Thorold
September 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Port Robinson's Annual Pig Roast and Street Dance
Bridge 12 Pub & Eatery, Port Robinson
September 14, 2019
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Community Wide Garage Sale
September 19, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pasta and Meatball Buffet - Club Capri
Club Capri, Thorold ON
September 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CLUB C EVENT CENTER At Club Castropignano - Name This Tune Music Trivia
Club C Event Centre at Club Castropignano, Port Robinson, ONTARIO
October 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pasta and Meatball Buffet - Club Capri
Club Capri, Thorold ON
November 16, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
26th Annual Christmas Art and Craft Show (Day 1)
Thorold Secondary High School, Thorold
November 17, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
26th Annual Christmas Art and Craft Show (Day 2)
Thorold Secondary High School, Thorold

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