Wiarton Willie Festival

January 30, 2020

February 2, 2020


315 George St, Wiarton


Events Description

The world famous prognosticating groundhog is going to be coming out February 2nd and we want you to be there! The festival is all weekend long, will be better than ever and promises to be full of fun for the whole family!

As the most famous groundhog in Canada and the only albino weather prognosticator in the world, Wiarton Willie’s prediction of the timing of spring is a news event that captures the interests of people around the world. Each year media from around the world converge on Wiarton to hear Willie make his famous prediction.

The free festival has a winter carnival theme and will run on Saturday, February 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will include family-friendly activities in Bluewater Park such as a Ferris Wheel, Midway Games and Giant Slide.

Festival patrons will also be able to take a wagon ride to downtown Wiarton where they can visit local stores and restaurants.

A horse-drawn wagon ride taking festival-goers from the park to downtown.

On Sunday, February 2nd, people can gather in Bluewater Park and join us in Waking Up Willie at 7:00 a.m. with a spectacular fireworks display, followed by Willie’s official prediction at 8:07am.


Date & Time:

Main Festival: January 30 to February 2, 2020

Prediction Morning: – February 2, 2020
Spectacular fireworks display beginning at 7:00 am in Bluewater Park.
The Official Prediction will take place at 8:07 am. on February 2, 2020
Wiarton Arena parking lot, Bluewater Park. & Other Venues, Wiarton
315 George St.
Wiarton, Ontario, N0H 2T0

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