Celebrate John Galt Day at Market Square on August 4

Guelph, Ont., July 23, 2018 – Over the Civic long weekend, on Saturday, August 4, the City will host its annual John Galt Day festivities featuring free activities and family-friendly entertainment in Guelph’s Market Square.

“John Galt Day is a true community celebration,” says Bill Nuhn, manager of Theatres and Civic Events for the City. “We invite the community to join in the festivities and celebrate our great city!”

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City invites the public to experience:

  • Comedy and tricks by Bob Cates, the Canadian juggling champion
  • Aerial theatrics by Theatre Arcturus
  • KIAM, this year’s Artist in Residence team
  • Face painting by Cleo the Clown and her Painting Pals
  • T-shirt printing by Jeff Mann of TREAD ON IT! (bring an old t-shirt to print!)

Community members can splash in the Market Square water feature and refill their water bottles at the Water Wagon. Guelph Museums will celebrate John Galt Day with activities and free admission to the museum.

About John Galt

John Galt was a prominent Scottish novelist who founded Guelph in 1827. Galt built an attractive town using a radial design, much like the spokes of a fan. This design for Guelph was innovative in comparison to the gridiron plan of most cities of the time.

Media Contact

Bill Nuhn, Manager of Theatres and Civic Events
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3476