Festivals & Events

Hastings is a hub of activity throughout the year! Our Legion hosts numerous events and offers a number of ways to socialize (and volunteer). Our churches offer seasonal strawberry suppers & pancake breakfasts plus book sales & rummage sales! The Friends of the Library host book sales and author’s nights throughout the summer and it’s not unusual to find a house concert across the river. Visit here often to see changes to events and additions to our annual line up. Our community calendar is also a great tool for finding out what’s happening in the Village!


APR 18 AT 6 PM – APR 24 AT 5 PM

Earth Week Community Clean-up

Join dedicated volunteers to help clean up our village after a winter of litter.



Midnight Madness Fishing Contest – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID.

Victoria Day Long Weekend – Friday Night at midnight
Fishing season begins every year on the 24th of May long weekend. The Hastings Historical Society celebrates the start of the season with a fishing contest for all age groups. Meet on the north side of the bridge in front of The Water Lily, 8 Bridge St. North, at midnight when the fishing begins. There will be a draw at 12:30 (for individuals 18 years of age and over) for a variety of prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets will be  sold at several local businesses, at the Hastings Historical Society monthly presentations, and at the event..

For more information on fishing regulations please visit http://files.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/fishing/mnr_e001336.pdf

NOTE: Fishing in Hastings begins later than the rest of Zone 17 as we are located in the middle of a large spawning bed/route. Please respect our shoreline and the waterway by obeying all fishing and boating regulations and laws.

Don't leave your line behind. We recycle our fishing line.


Dungeons and Dragons Festival

June 25th and 26th

100 Dunlay Road, Hasting

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.bladesofglory.ca



Canada Day Celebrations

It’s back! Celebrations will kick off with a Parade along Front Street starting at 4:00 pm, followed by the always anticipated Fireworks along the water at dusk.

Fireworks in Hastings, Ontario on Canada Day


Hastings Waterfront Festival


This FREE ADMISSION event is held annually and is hosted by the Hastings Waterfront Festival Committee.

Want to become part of the community? Volunteers are always needed! 

Find us on FB for regular updates and reminders each summer! https://www.facebook.com/hastingswaterfrontfestival/

Hastings, Ontario Waterfront Festival


Crooks Rapids Country Fest

45 Pickens Road, Hastings

September 2nd and 3rd, 2022

Medieval Festival

September 3 to 5th – 100 Dunlay Road, Hastings

Join Montse and Harry as they bring Hastings back to a time of regal queens and brave knights! Participate in jousting and axe throwing, see real life dragons, and eat like a king at this two day event.

For more information for guests and vendors email at: info@bladesofglory.ca

Rice Lake Charity Run

3rd Saturday in September

This event takes place every year in Mid-September and sees amazing boats arrive, from Rice Lake, in Hastings around noon. Participants dock their boats on the north shore (behind the Hasty Market) and have lunch in the village. Residents and visitors are encouraged to watch the boats arrive, take photos & videos and dream big as the boats depart at 2pm. All money raised from this poker run goes to benefiting the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Photo courtesy Performance Boat Club



Christmasfest will be at a new location this year. Come join us in the little park beside The General for all the fun, including a visit from the Grinch!

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The Village of Hastings' Community Calendar

Displays a full list of current and upcoming events, large and small.

Bloom Celebration Hastings Ontario 2017