Cultural ToolKit- Cultural Events



Port Hope is host to a plethora of festivals and events year round. Spring brings maple syrup time followed by the crazy Float Your Fanny River race. Warmer weather brings the garden tours, artisans and crafter’s shows and a variety of local events. Canada Day celebrations include a parade, music and entertainment and fireworks. The autumn brings colour and beauty and the annual Agricultural Fair, Jazz Festival and Historic House Tour. Christmas in Port Hope is a busy time of year with a festival of trees, lights in Memorial Park, a Candlelight Walk, and Santa Claus parade.

For a listing of upcoming Special Events in Port Hope, please visit

If you are planning an event and would like to promote it on the Tourism website, contact the Municipal Events Coordinator, Jeannie Maidens 905-885-2004 or email Or to have your listing included at follow this link:

Cultural Spaces

The following listings include spaces available to rent for Cultural Classes and Events, and Municipal Services


For Large Special Events requiring road closures, liquor licences, food handling and/or council approval contact the Special Events Coordinator before booking.

Special Events Coordinator


Phone: (905) 885-2004


Other Facility Options:

Port Hope Lions Recreation Centre (29 Thomas St. Port Hope):

A spacious hall (4800 sq. ft., Seating capacity 210)

Tables and Chairs provided - maximum 210 chairs with 175 seated comfortably

P.A. System with Microphones.

Commercial kitchen includes refrigerator, stoves, dishes, cutlery, dishwasher, servers, coffee and tea urns, but no linens.

Cash Bar

Hall Manager: Gary Brown

Phone: 905 885-6051



Masonic Lodge: (54 Toronto Road)

The hall (capacity depends on event)

Masonic Lodge Bookings

Phone: (905) 885-2758



Capitol Theatre (20 Queen St):

Main Capitol Theatre (maximum capacity 380, with stage)
A.K. & Bob Sculthorpe Studio Theatre (maximum capacity 100, stage set up available)

Assistant Manager: Katie Litt

Phone: (905) 885-9060 Ext. 206


Port Hope High School and Dr. M. S. Hawkins Public School (130 Highland Dr.):

Cadet office
Double Gym + change rooms
Library Seminar rooms
Music room
Parking lot
Lecture Hall
Computer lab w/ smart board
Art room
2 Single gyms + change rooms
Staff dining room
Weight room
Class rooms

Public School Rental Website:

Public School Rental Office Number: (705) 742-9773 ext. 2125


Royal Canadian Legion Branch #30 (29 Thomas St):

The Hall (max capacity 110)

Phone: (905) 885-1395


Port Hope Public Library

1 multipurpose room for annual or one time meetings (holds up to 59 people seated in rows, holds less when tables are up) 

Library Bookings: Joanne Debbattista

Phone: (905) 885-4712