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.
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.
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.