About the Event
Originating in 1985, the Festival of Nations had a successful 13 year run in Chatham Kent and was enjoyed by attendees near and far.
We are thrilled for the return of Festival of Nations in Chatham-Kent after a 20 year hiatus.
All events at Tecumseh Park unless otherwise stated.
Parade Route: Sandy Street, Lacroix Street, King Street through to Tecumseh Park.
Headliner Band – LOVERBOY
After countless sellout stadium tours, three multi-platinum albums and a string of hit singles that have since become the party anthems of an entire generation, Alberta, Canada’s Loverboy stands today as one of the most beloved rock acts in modern history. The group’s 1980 eponymous debut featured the rock singles “Turn Me Loose” and “The Kid Is Hot Tonite,” collectively propelling the release to gold status in both the band’s native Canada and the United States. It was the anthemic “Working for the Weekend” (from 1981’s Get Lucky) however which truly delivered Loverboy mega-rock attention, earning the group a staggering eight Juno Awards by the end of the year, the most received by a single group or individual to this day. The band continues to tour extensively.