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Callander’s flagship event takes place end of June. The day offers exciting family fun and entertainment, including a pancake breakfast, entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, fireworks, and a parade to celebrate Canada Day! Come join fellow residents for a full day of family fun!

This year's theme is Callander's Past, Present, and Future.

Planning for FunFest 2023 is well underway, and more information will be added and updated as it becomes available. For any questions, please contact the Events Committee at

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Pancake Breakfast

A pancake breakfast is held at the Callander Community Centre, 1984 Swale Street, from 8am-10:30am.

All are encouraged to attend.


Art Contest

Previous Winners

Every year, local students from St. Theresa's and M.T. Davidson are invited to enter the art contest. Entries will be displayed at the pancake breakfast at the Community Centre. Winners are judged and announced at FunFest, and their art is displayed in the Municipal Office for the following year.

The Art Contest judging takes place at the Callander Community Centre, 1984 Swale Street.


Pie Contest & Children's Cookie Contest

Cookie Contest

Children 12 and under have their very own contest this year! They are invited to submit chocolate chip cookies to the contest.

Pie Contest

Youth Category (ages 13-19)

Adult Category (ages 20+)

Limited spaces per category. You must submit your entry form to to enter. Entries must be submitted by 9am Saturday morning at the Community Centre. Further details available by contacting the Events Committee.

Pie Contest Entry Form

Cookie Contest Entry Form


Silent Auction

The Events Committee is now collecting donations towards a Silent Auction that will take place during FunFest. All proceeds will go towards the Callander Food Bank.

If you'd like to offer a donation, please contact the Events Committee at



To register for the FunFest parade as a float, please submit the registration form to .

You are also welcome to enter the parade with a decorated bike. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, though parents must accompany children under 8 years of age. A waiver form is available for signing at the start of the parade route.

Parade participants must be in front of Sunbeam Bungalows between 10:00-10:30AM for the parade start at 11:00AM. The parade route begins on Main Street South in front of Sunbeam Bungalows to Swale Street, to the Community Centre.

Note: the parade route is subject to change. You will be notified of any changes to the route.

FunFest Vendors

If you are interested in becoming a FunFest Vendor, please fill out the application form and submit it to

All vendors will be located at Centennial Park.

Vendors will be set up from 10AM-4Pm, and food vendors MAY be set up until the fireworks begin.


FunFest Celebrations

A variety of fun activities take place all day long in Centennial Park, including vendors, food, entertainment, bouncy castles, and so much more! Exciting additions will be posted as they are arranged.

Schedule of Events:

8AM-10:30AM: Pancake Breakfast

11:00AM: Parade Begins

11:30AM-12:00PM: Opening Ceremonies at Pavilion

12:00PM-4:00PM: Vendors, Activities, and Entertainment

     Entertainment Includes:

     - Bouncy Castles

     - Tickled Teals Balloons

     - Maple Hill Project (3PM-5PM)

     - Zumba by The Studio

     - Northern Stunt Dogs

     - Callander Canine Agility Demonstration

     - Silent Auction

10:00PM: Fireworks


Fireworks by Joey Roussey, Cogeco TV

Credit to Joey Roussey, Cogeco TV

Photo Credit Bob Morton

Credit to Bob Morton

Photo credit to Vanessa Tiganelli

Credit to Vanessa Tiganelli

Weather permitting, fireworks will take place at 10:00pm in Centennial Park. Come early to snag a good spot!