Belle River is a community in Essex County, Ontario and is located on the south shore of Lake St. Clair. It is a popular jet skiing and boating destination.
This weekend, July 18 to 20, 2008, the BIA of Belle River presents SUNSPLASH FESTIVAL 2008. The Classic Cruise is held annually to kick off the beginning of the Festival. Hans and I went and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all those wonderful classic cars. A friend of ours even had his Classic 1962 Thunderbird and his Corvette Sting Ray on display. We walked down the main street - Notre Dame - where all the cars were angle parked. I took tons of pics which can be seen in my travelogue section.
Friday July 20
Uptown Belle River 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
7th Annual Classic Car Cruise on Notre Dame
SunSplash Bash teen Dance
Saturday July 21
10:00 a.m. Parade on Notre Dame
Entertainment and Carter Shows Carnival at Lakeview Park
K of C refreshment Tent - Belle River Marina
5 km Run
SOLTRA Lawnmower Races
Sunsplash Idol Competition
Practically Hip Tribute at Amphitheatre
-lots more things to do - see BIA website
Sunday July 222
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Children's Fishing Derby
all weekend - various vendor booths - arts - crafts - food
K of C Pavilion
Friday 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Saturday noon to 1:00 a.m.
Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.
For more information visit the BIA website
Isabelle and Frank Ladouceur donated the land that is now LADOUCEUR PARK. It is also known as Lion's Park. The 6.59 acre park boasts 3 baseball diamonds, a batting cage and playground equipment. The Park is bounded by St. Peter Street and Belle River Road.
Here you will also find the Plaque "The Founding of Belle River" (pic #2) and a wonderful memorial to our local War Veterans (pic #1).
Belle River 16th Annual Sunsplash Festival takes place this (2011) year from Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17.
Friday night started off with 10th Annual Sunsplash Classic Car Cruise with over 600 classic cars on display on Notre Dame from the Belle River Bridge all the way to Eleventh Street.
There is a huge variety of fantastic free music and entertainment including the International Watercross Races, a Firefighter’s Water Barrel Competition and SOLTRA Lawnmower Races on Sunday.