Recreational Activities


Residents of all ages and interests enjoy year-round sports and recreation in Chatham-Kent. From walking or running along one of over 40 municipal trails to joining local sports clubs and teams, there are plenty of opportunities to make friends and stay fit! Many of our community recreation programs can be found through the Chatham-Kent Recreation page, and RecConnect – Chatham-Kent’s online program registration and facility browsing tool. Other programs can be found through the Thames Art Gallery and the YMCA, which provide state-of-the-art programs and facilities to the area.

Opportunities for children and adults to be involved in music, dance and sports can be found using the Chatham-Kent Directory on the right. Local music stores often provide information about music related opportunities as well.

More information about children’s activities can be found through schools, places of worship and our Special Interest Groups, Clubs & Programs page.

Seasonal Activities

Are you interested in bird watching, boating, hunting, or visiting the zoo? These and other seasonal activities are available during the warmer months, when Chatham-Kent offers more outdoor events, like ghost walks, agricultural attractions like the Corn Maize and fruit picking, and recreational programs that include camps and outdoor swimming. Other popular agricultural events include Blenheim Cherry Fest, the Pain Court Truck & Tractor Pull, and the Thamesville Threshing Festival.

Special Events

There are many other special events and festivals for you and your family to enjoy in Chatham-Kent. Popular events include the Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing (WAMBO),  RetroFest, Canada D'eh, Ridgetown's Festival of Porches & Verandahs, and North Buxton's Homecoming. Visit the Tourism site to learn more about our community’s activities and family outings. More information about special events can also be found through the Chatham-Kent Event Calendar.