Delphos Canal Days returns to ‘Paint the Town’


by The Lima News Staff



Seventh-grader Ellie Rahriig (right) and 3-year-old brother Levi, of Delphos, react to a ride during a past Canal Days in Delphos.

Seventh-grader Ellie Rahriig (right) and 3-year-old brother Levi, of Delphos, react to a ride during a past Canal Days in Delphos.


Amanda Wilson -The Lima News

Thursday, Sept. 16:

5-9 p.m. Toast to the City in the social tent

Friday, Sept. 17:

11 a.m. Food vendors open

3 p.m. Beer tent opens

5-11 p.m. Carnival rides open

6 p.m. Battle of the Businesses, 4th and Main

6-8 p.m. Paint the Town Paint & Sip, side tent

8 p.m. to midnight Exploit Deluxe, main stage

11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free rides home, 4th and Main

Saturday, Sept. 18:

7-11 a.m. Optimist breakfast, side tent

8 a.m. Fishing derby, behind Post Office

8 a.m. Tractor Show, Canal parking lot

9-10 a.m. Sidewalk chalk art, 3rd & Main

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Putt-putt golf, 3rd Street

11 a.m. Pet parade, front of Canal Museum

11 a.m. Food vendors open

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children’s tent, 3rd street

Noon to 11 p.m. Carnival rides open

Noon to midnight Beer tent open

Noon Basket Bingo, social tent

1 p.m. Kiddie tractor pull

2-6 p.m. Car Show & Cruise-in, Second & Main

1-7 p.m. Canal Commission Museum

3-5 p.m. Paint the Town Paint & Sip, side tent

3-6 p.m. Golf Cart Poker Run, corner of 4th and Main

5-7 p.m. Adam Wisher, side stage

7:30 Comedy Magic Stunt Show

8 p.m. to midnight Billy Likes Soda, main stage

11 p.m. to 1 a.m. free rides home, 4th and Main

Sunday, Sept. 19:

9 a.m. 5K Run

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food vendors open

Noon to 6 p.m. Beer tent open

Noon to 6 p.m. Carnival rides open

2 p.m. Grand Canal Days Parade

3-5 p.m. Canal Commission Museum

3-6 p.m. Flat Bottom Boys

3:30 p.m. Bike Raffle and interactive children’s magic, children’s tent

DELPHOS — The end of summer means it’s time for Canal Days: For four days this weekend, downtown Delphos will be converted into a festival of carnival rides, magic shows, games and live music to celebrate the changing seasons.

The festival will open on Thursday with a Toast to the City reception on Main Street, reservations required.

On Friday, food trucks will start serving their classic fair fare at 11 a.m. before the beer tent, carnival rides and other festivities begin in the evening.

New this year are paint and sip sessions under the side tent on Friday and Saturday. Participants can register with the Delphos Chamber for an afternoon of wine tasting and painting, starting at $30 for painting only or $40 for painting and two glasses of wine.

Back this year is the golf cart poker run, a popular contest in which participants hit the bars in their golf carts before playing a round of poker.

Other festival favorites like the 5K run-walk, Optimist Club pancake breakfast, Canal Days car show and cruise-in, parade and Battle of the Businesses will also be back this weekend.

And each day will feature a variety of carnival rides, live music and family-friendly entertainment, including performances from hometown magician and comedian Krendl.

Seventh-grader Ellie Rahriig (right) and 3-year-old brother Levi, of Delphos, react to a ride during a past Canal Days in Delphos.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_canaldays-2.jpgSeventh-grader Ellie Rahriig (right) and 3-year-old brother Levi, of Delphos, react to a ride during a past Canal Days in Delphos. Amanda Wilson -The Lima News

by The Lima News Staff

Thursday, Sept. 16:

5-9 p.m. Toast to the City in the social tent

Friday, Sept. 17:

11 a.m. Food vendors open

3 p.m. Beer tent opens

5-11 p.m. Carnival rides open

6 p.m. Battle of the Businesses, 4th and Main

6-8 p.m. Paint the Town Paint & Sip, side tent

8 p.m. to midnight Exploit Deluxe, main stage

11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free rides home, 4th and Main

Saturday, Sept. 18:

7-11 a.m. Optimist breakfast, side tent

8 a.m. Fishing derby, behind Post Office

8 a.m. Tractor Show, Canal parking lot

9-10 a.m. Sidewalk chalk art, 3rd & Main

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Putt-putt golf, 3rd Street

11 a.m. Pet parade, front of Canal Museum

11 a.m. Food vendors open

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children’s tent, 3rd street

Noon to 11 p.m. Carnival rides open

Noon to midnight Beer tent open

Noon Basket Bingo, social tent

1 p.m. Kiddie tractor pull

2-6 p.m. Car Show & Cruise-in, Second & Main

1-7 p.m. Canal Commission Museum

3-5 p.m. Paint the Town Paint & Sip, side tent

3-6 p.m. Golf Cart Poker Run, corner of 4th and Main

5-7 p.m. Adam Wisher, side stage

7:30 Comedy Magic Stunt Show

8 p.m. to midnight Billy Likes Soda, main stage

11 p.m. to 1 a.m. free rides home, 4th and Main

Sunday, Sept. 19:

9 a.m. 5K Run

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food vendors open

Noon to 6 p.m. Beer tent open

Noon to 6 p.m. Carnival rides open

2 p.m. Grand Canal Days Parade

3-5 p.m. Canal Commission Museum

3-6 p.m. Flat Bottom Boys

3:30 p.m. Bike Raffle and interactive children’s magic, children’s tent

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