Sunsplash Festival

Bigger and better than ever! Cope Amusements Carnival will be set up this year!

Come out and enjoy:

  • Fabulous food with a picnic area beside the vendors, washrooms and splash pad
  • Daily entertainment
  • Shows throughout the day
  • Children’s Fishing Derby Sunday morning from 7:00am to 10:00am at Lakeview Park Marina area
  • Friday night Classic Cruise Car Show Uptown Belle River from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday morning Sunsplash Parade starting at 10:00am

The Sunsplash Festival takes place on:

Thurs, July 13: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Fri, July 14: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sat, July 15: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sun, July 16: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Thanks to our Community Partners: Royal Canadian Legion and #399 K of C

Cope Carnival

Cope Amusement Carnival

The carnival is coming!

We’re thrilled to be celebrating Belle River’s best weekend with a variety of awesome rides for all ages to enjoy all weekend long, and yes, you can’t have a carnival without cotton candy!

There will be lots of games, food, and fun for everyone.

Sunsplash Parade

This year’s Sunsplash Parade is in loving memory of Ethan “Bubba”.

Ethan’s family and friends hope that this event offers an opportunity for the community to stay present, in the moment, and to enjoy the company of loved ones every day and in times of special celebrations.

As always, the parade will begin promptly at 10:00am, and will flow down Notre Dame Street. This year, the parade will start and end at Belle River Public School at 370 St Peter Street, Belle River, ON.

Parade participants may begin arriving at 8:30am and are asked to arrive no later than 9:30am to give time for staging. However, please keep an eye on an inbox for detailed instructions for the morning of, and confirming receipt of your registration.

Should you have any questions, please email Kelsey Santarossa, Parade Marshall, at or call at 519-995-3223.

CLICK HERE to register. Registration is due by Saturday, July 8, 2023.


Sunsplash Idol Talent Show

Thursday, July 13 at 7:00pm at the Amphitheatre

Contestants under 18 years must have a legal guardians’ permission to participate. Unfortunately persons who are paid entertainers or belong to any professional organization connected with the entertainment industry are not eligible to participate.

Each contestant shall be judged by the following categories:

  1. Singing ability (vocal quality)
  2. Voice control
  3. Appearance
  4. Stage presence
  5. Knowledge of song
  6. Judges’ overall impression

CLICK HERE to register.

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Classic Car Cruise Show

The most fun anyone can have on a Friday afternoon in Belle River!

Friday, July 14, 2023 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

Make plans to come to beautiful Belle River-On the Lake Sunsplash Classic Cruise Car Show. Invite ALL your friends and family!

*Notre Dame Street closes at 3:00pm.

CLICK HERE to register.

Sunsplash Kids Fishing Derby

Sunsplash Kids Fishing Derby

Children Ages 2 to 14 years welcome!

Registration check in is from 7:30am – 8:30am only. Please check in under the big tent in the Lakeview Park when you arrive. We will have fresh worms for you, but remember to bring your rod and a bucket for your fish. *You must register to win.

Catch & Release: As soon as you catch your biggest fish hurry to one of the three Fish Measuring Stations to get it measured by one of our volunteers. No fish are measured before 8:00am. The Derby ends at 10:00am, so you must have your biggest fish measured by 10:00am.

  • Gobies – Do not put back in the water – bring it to a Volunteer to take care of. Please do not leave the gobies on the ground.
  • No fishing on the rocks by the lighthouse, in a boat, or anywhere inside the marina basin.
  • All participants of the fishing derby must be accompanied by an adult as Belle River – On the Lake BIA and volunteers CANNOT be responsible for children.

Biggest Fish Prizes: Biggest Fish Prizes will be awarded as soon as possible after 10:00am.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for each age category 2-6, 7-10 and 11-14.

A big thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors: Belle River Legion, K of C and IN Insurance

CLICK HERE to register.

Sunsplash Vendor Variety Market

Sunsplash Vendor Variety Market

Everyone loves a festival with an assortment of local vendors to indulge in!

Bring your family and friends out to enjoy our amazing selection of shops.

Interested in being a vendor at our Sunsplash Festival? Sign up today!

Zoo 2 You


The zoo is coming to you at Sunsplash!

Come on out for a fun and interactive experience with up to 30 wild and exotic animals to see and learn about. Each show will last about 40 minutes to an hour in length. Viewers may have the opportunity to hold and take photos with some of the animals.

Bring your cameras!

RBC Chalk Art Competition

RBC Chalk Art Competition

Belle River’s youngest artists are invited to show off their art skills in the annual RBC Chalk contest.

Kids will have fun competing with each other and there will be awesome prizes to be won!

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Beach Bash Volleyball Tournament

Last year’s games were a huge hit, so we’re serving up the Sunsplash Volleyball Tournament again!

Come join the Tournament happening July 15 from 9:00am-6:00pm and July 16 from 9:00am-4:00pm.

CLICK HERE to sign up.


Goldline Entertainment

This year EC Computers will be sponsoring some exciting entertainment!

Join us Thursday, July 13th from 4:00pm – 9:00pm at Lakeview Park and enjoy one of the best Toronto DJs, Goldline Entertainment!

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Cornhole Tournament

Friday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 8:00pm

It’s not summer without a Cornhole Tournament!

Gather your friends and team up for our second Sunsplash Cornhole Tournament!

U10 Singles
This event is for Players 10 yrs old or younger.
Click here to register for the U10 Singles

U17 Singles
This event is for Players 17 yrs old or younger.
Click here to register for the U17 Singles

Big Swap
This is an all ages event. Participants will play 4 games, with a randomly chosen partner each game. After 4 games the player pool will be split into 2 groups based on their points. In each group, partners will be chosen based on your record, and then you will play in a 2 game knockout bracket.
Click here to register for the Big Swap

Bring your own partner doubles
This is an all ages doubles event. You and your partner will compete in 4 games. After the 4 games, the pool will be split into an A pool and a B pool. Each pool will participate in a 2 game knockout bracket.
Click here to register for the Bring your own partner doubles

Mixed Doubles
This is an all ages doubles event. You and your partner will compete in 4 games. After the 4, games the pool will be split into an A pool and a B pool. Each pool will participate in a single game knockout bracket.
Click here to register for the Mixed Doubles

This is an all ages singles event. Participants will test their skill as an individual against other individuals in 4 games of round robin play. After the 4th game, the player pool will be split into an A pool and a B pool were they will complete in a double elimination bracket.
Click here to register for Singles

Wait list
Registrations are limited, if you didn’t get registered for an event you can add you name to the wait list. If there is a cancelation we will fill the event from those on the wait list.
Click here to add your name to the wait list

If you still do not get into the event you want, don’t worry, we will be running Sit-and-Go’s all weekend long. A Sit-and-Go is a quick double knockout event. They are $10 and you can play in as many as you’d like. We will be running Sit-and-Go’s on the hour, or as soon as 16 people register.

To stay up to date with event details you can follow us @windsorcornhole on Facebook and Instagram.

British Beat 66

Join us Friday July 14th from 8pm – 11pm with one of the best British Rock bands around!

British Beat 66 is thrilled to be performing in Belle River. Would love for you to join us for a little Mop Top Madness. Cheers.

British Beat 66


If you love the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dave
Clark Five, Rod Stewart, Herman’s Hermits, The Kinks, The
Moody Blues, Tom Jones, Yardbirds, Hollies, Searchers, Bee
Gees, Zombies, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Who & many
other great British Bands then you’ll love British Beat 66!

Complete with a sixties look, musical equipment and especially
all those great songs. Be entertained by Sir Michael, Johnny Bo,
Ricky Domino, Larry C & Brian Bee. British Beat 66 is a fun-
filled musical tribute of the British Invasion Music of the

British Beat 66 does not emulate any particular artist opting to
add our own unique twist to this Great Music.