The Port Perry Fair
In Port Perry, events and year-round activities are always happening. This smaller, socially active community is seldom without some form of recreational or leisure activity in progress.
An annual Port Perry event is the Port Perry Fair, held labour day weekend, draws large crowds in town. The fairgrounds are located at Old Simcoe St. and Reach St. The Port Perry Fair has celebrated agriculture every Labour Day weekend for over 150 years. The fair is expected to resume pre-covid normality this year, 2022. It is organized and run by the Port Perry Agricultural Society and numerous volunteers.
This Agricultural Society was established in 1856 and is a member of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies. The fair’s focus is naturally on local agriculture including both livestock and fruit & vegetable contests. Contestants can compete in categories that include adults, juniors and families.
Brits on the Lake
In Port Perry another popular summer event is Brits on the Lake. This is an annual car show held in mid-August. No dates have been announced for 2022 yet, however it is expected to be announced shortly. This is an extremely popular annual event that offers attractions and loads of classic vintage British automobiles.
It’s obvious from the picture that Brits on the Lake is an extremely well attended event that draws large crowds in Port Perry every summer. Claimed to be the best little British Car & Motorcycle Show in Canada, this beautiful annual classic show is set in the historic district of beautiful downtown Port Perry, Ontario on the shores of Lake Scugog.
It’s now open to our friends in the classic Exotics, European, Import, and Kit Car communities. Attended by hundreds of great cars and their owners and appreciated by thousands of spectators and tourists.
Town Hall Theatre 1873
Another popular Port Perry event is live theatre. This lively centre for arts and culture is housed in Port Perry’s original Township Office, jail and courthouse. It was also used as a fire station, roller skating rink, movie house and a ladies undergarment factory.
Town Hall 1873 Port Perry Ontario, located in historic downtown Port Perry and built in 1873 it has been a well used location. One hundred years later it was slated to be torn down and turned into a parking lot. Fortunately a group of local citizens managed to persuade the Township Council to lease the building and property and thus became Town Hall Theatre. Many well known Canadian performers have contributed to authentic Canadian music, theatre and dance at this historic epicentre.
Located at Queen and Simcoe streets this landmark building is a perfect example of the unique heritage enjoyed throughout Ontario townships. Serving up a variety of performances such as award winning plays and musicals, this live venue provides both locals and out-of-townees a remarkable venue for a great night out. It’s not simply plays and musicals. Additionally, jazz, blues and classic rock performances are also part of the fun. Children’s theatre, board meetings and presentations are also part of the building’s function.
There are lots of opportunities in Port Perry for community members and out of townees to participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor leisure activities. Activities such as rowing and tennis that require strength, endurance and agility along with less strenuous pastimes such as men’s slo-pitch baseball and lawn bowling provide participants with a variety of activities to choose from.
While we heartily enjoy and appreciate the variety of sports activities, we would be amiss if we didn’t give a nod to our own rewarding and leisurely pastime, lawn bowls.
This sport has been popular for thousands of years in a variety of forms. The Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club has a rich history of tradition, camaraderie and overall, good times. We encourage new members to join and find new skills, friends, and like-minded individuals who take pleasure in participating in an activity, good company and fun.