Memorial Park
404 Memorial Park Dr. West, Welland Ontario Canada, L3B 1A5

Welcome To the 53rd Annual Welland Rose Festival


It is our mandate to cultivate community spirit and involvement by building bridges to our community through traditional events such as Juried Art Show, Rose Queen Coronation, Grande Parade, and Days in the Park.

We are pleased to announce the condensing of our venue from a month long celebration to one week, endeavoring to once again make the Welland Rose Festival a week that everyone will plan to come home for. Therefore, commencing this year, the festival will run from Saturday, June 14, to Sunday, June 22.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Memorial Park, and to celebrate we have planned a fun filled Days in the Park weekend including car and bike show, baby show, hands on art and sports, baseball, community picnic, and new this year;  we have upgraded our street dance to Concert Headliner, TBA.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming Events

Fri Jun 06
Media Launch
Sat Jun 14
Children's Fishing Derby
Sat Jun 14

Admission: FREE
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Registration: 7:30am - 8:00am
Time: 8:00am - 11:30am
Location: West side of Welland Canal between Ontario St. & Townline Rd., Welland


The Children's Fishing Derby has been a festival favourite for 20 years and 2014 will be no exception! This year's derby will be held on Saturday June 14, 2014.


Upwards of 300 children bring their parents for a morning of challenging fishing along the banks of the Welland Recreational Canal. One (1) Free Hotdog and one (1) Pop will be provided to all children who fish. Worms from the Wainfleet Worm Ranch will be provided Free of charge.


Parents: You must bring a pail to keep the fish alive in before weigh-in. You must also bring your own fishing pole.


Participation in this event is Free! The derby will be held at the Welland Recreational Canal south of the Ontario Road bridge.                                                                                

Prizes include: Rods and bikes ... sponsored by and Canadian Tire (Welland)

Location : West side of Welland Canal between Ontario St. & Townline Rd., Welland


Coronation Ceremonies
Sun Jun 15
Juried Art Show Opening
Mon Jun 16
Juried Art Show
Tue Jun 17
Juried Art Show
Wed Jun 18
Juried Art Show
Thu Jun 19
Juried Art Show
Fri Jun 20
Juried Art Show & Awards Gala
Sat Jun 21
Baby Show
Sat Jun 21
Concert Headliner
Sat Jun 21
Days in the Park
Sun Jun 22
"Rising Stars" Children's Music Fest
Sun Jun 22
53rd Grande Parade  Beginning at 1pm
Sun Jun 22
Days in the Park

Days In The Park - June 21/22, 2014
Days In The Park returns to Memorial Park with two days of food, fun, and entertainment. Oodles of FREE activities for the whole family. Talented Musicians, Artists, and Performers entertain daily. Games, Paddle Boats, MIDWAY rides and much more.
Location : Memorial Park Welland