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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.  

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

Number of ticketsPrice*
10 tickets $15
22 tickets $32
40 tickets $55
Friday Only Pay-One-Price for unlimited rides $35

Cash, debit and credit are accepted. 


  • Ferris Wheel
  • Pharaoh's Fury 
  • The Alien
  • Tornado
  • Mega Slide
  • Hampton Tractors
  • Hampton Volkswagen
  • Nemo
  • Dizzy Dragon
  • Bumble Bees

Woodstock Transit 

Parking at Southside Park will be very limited, so we encourage you to take transit! Group passes are available on the bus that allow up to 5 people (max 2 adults) to ride all day for just $8.25. Visit for further details. Please note, Woodstock Transit will not be operating on Sunday, May 19 or Monday, May 20. 

The Heart FM Community Cruiser will be live on location on Sunday, May 19 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

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! Join us in Southside Park for a Busker show and roaming stilt walkers after the parade! 

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.

Food Bank Donations 

Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation to the Parade. Volunteers will be collecting food donations in grocery carts along the parade route. Thank you to Scott's No Frills for generously donating the grocery carts!  

Register to volunteer in the Parade  

List of Victoria Day Parade Sponsors

Relive the 2023 Victoria Day Parade  

Video by Blackmore Media 

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Contact Us

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Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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