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Victoria Day Weekend

Red classic cars in a parade

Join us to celebrate the unofficial kick off to summer Victoria Day weekend with our annual midway and Victoria Day parade.

World's Finest Shows Midway, Southside Park

The midway runs Thursday, May 16 to Monday, May 20, 2024 and features a variety of amusement rides, carnival games, food, and more! 

Hours of Operation

The hours for the midway are dependent on weather and amount of foot traffic. In the case of inclement weather, the Midway may close earlier.  

Midway Hours
Thursday, May 16 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. or 11 p.m.
Friday, May 17 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. or 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. 
Sunday, May 19 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. 
Monday, May 20 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. 

Ride Tickets

Admission to the park is free, however there is a cost for the rides. Depending on the ride, it may cost 3, 4 or 5 tickets per ride. 

Cost of Tickets
Number of ticketsPrice*
10 tickets $15
22 tickets $32
40 tickets $55
FRIDAY ONLY Pay-One-Price for unlimited rides $35


Staff is currently in the process of finalizing the list of rides for 2024 with the midway operator.

Victoria Day Parade

Monday, May 20, 2024 | 10 a.m. 

Join us as we celebrate one of Woodstock’s most anticipated traditions, the 76th annual Victoria Day Parade! The parade will feature marching bands, horses, floats from local organizations and businesses, vintage cars, inflatables, entertainers and more!  

Parade Route

The parade begins at the Woodstock Fairgrounds, continues west on Dundas Street before heading south on Wellington Street South. It will then go west on Henry Street and south on Finkle Street to end at Southside Park.

Parade Band / Shriner Application

Parade Floats / Walking Groups Application

Register to volunteer in the Parade  

Thank you to our sponsors!

Relive the 2023 Victoria Day Parade  

Video by Blackmore Media 

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Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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