Spring Activities for All Ages!

Matthew LafontaineDowntown Guelph, Special Events

older photo, no high resSlowly but surely, the weather’s been improving. Two steps forward, one step back for the most part, but we’ll get to the steady sunshine eventually. And with the better weather, we’re finding a ton of great activities on the agenda over the next few weeks. Guelph’s currently looking for ways to improve their tourist market, so we may see new ideas for local events over the course of the spring and well beyond. Keep in touch with our Downtown Guelph page for the latest events happening in the downtown core and elsewhere throughout the city.

Here are just a few of the events coming up over the next little while:

This weekend is the Guelph Home and Garden Show at the Gryphon Field House at the University of Guelph. Trade shows like this always feature the latest and greatest innovations for your home. Trends over the past few years have seen retailers showcase green, energy efficient products like low-flow toilets and showerheads that don’t compromise functionality. We’ll recap some of the highlights of the show early next week.

Wellington Brewery may not be as big and famous as Sleeman in town, but the quality of their products is second to none. They host weekly open houses on Saturdays from 1-4 pm, where for just $5 per person, you can enjoy a full guided tour of their facilities and sample some of their products. Hint: Their Trailhead Lager is absolutely phenomenal. If the weather inspires you to get out and about, head out Woodlawn Road and try a couple for yourself.

Tomorrow night, the 18th, at 8 pm, the Just For Laughs Road Show hits the River Run Centre. Featuring Modi, Mark Watson & Wil Sylvince and hosted by Mr. D’s Darrin Rose, this promises to be a quality night of entertainment. Tickets still remain in the balcony level, and start at as little as $20 for students.

Later in the month, Guelph Arts Council is once again hosting Doors Open Guelph, an opportunity to tour some of the city’s greatest architectural masterpieces. The full list can be found here and includes such sites as St. Andrew’s Church and the newly renovated Gummer Building downtown. It’s a free event running from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, the 27th.

If you know of an event that you’d like to see featured on our page, be sure to let us know in the comments section, we’ll do our best to make sure they are seen as well!