Downtown Wallaceburg. (Photo courtesy of

James St. closes for Wally Fest

The sun will shine during the fourth annual Wally Fest in downtown Wallaceburg this weekend.

Jill Misselbrook, executive director of the Wallaceburg and District Chamber of Commerce, said they have a full day of fun activities planned for people to enjoy.

“James Street is actually closed down for the day, so that’s pretty exciting,” said Misselbrook. “There’s going to be vendors down the road and there’s something for the kids too. We have a Kids Zone with inflatables, games, and even some face painting.”

The free event starts at 9 a.m. on July 13 and runs until 2 p.m. Misselbrook said as per usual, Wally Fest will start with a local farmers market, put on by the Downtown Wallaceburg BIA.

“It’s always a hit!” said Misselbrook. “It’s always the start of the morning, everybody loves the farmers market — fresh fruits, vegetables, and baked goods.”

Although it is free to attend Wally Fest, residents are encouraged to support local businesses in the area as there will likely be sales posted.

“All of the businesses downtown take part in this day too so it’s basically a downtown core event,” she said.

Forecasters with Environment Canada are calling for sun on Saturday morning with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon, with a high of 32 Celsius.

Questions about Wally Fest can be directed to the Wallaceburg and District Chamber of Commerce office at 519-627-1443.