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2018 Regular Events

2018 Special Events

Regular Events

Meet The Keeper 2018 - See You This Summer!

Our Meet the Keeper program for 2018 starts on Tuesday May 22 and will run until Friday August 31. Join us weekdays (excluding holidays) at 1:00 pm to learn about our animals and to meet our Animal Care Staff. A different animal is featured each day of the week:


(at Serval and Bobcat 


Meet the Keeper with Sarah


(Porcupine Exhibit)


(at Barn)


(Camel Exhibit)


(at Meerkat Exhibit)


Otter Feeding

Boy Watching Otter 

Join us at 1:30 pm for a chance to see Melissa and Splish up close and to meet one of our animal care staff while we feed them their afternoon treats.


Sunday Afternoon ConcertsConcert at the Gazebo

Once again next Summer, Riverview Park and Zoo will be hosting free gazebo concerts every other Sunday, beginning at the end of May,  from 3:00 -5:00 pm. We hope to see you there! Weather permitting. 

2018 Concert Schedule

May 27th.     Friends in Music Orchestra with
Sweet Adelines

June 10th.     Cellar Door
Pop/Classic Rock

June 24th.     Knight Shift  Big Band Sound

July 8th.         Four Front
Pop/Rock Favourites (With Terry Finn)

July 22nd.     Wylie Harold & Band
Classic Blues Band

Aug. 5th.         Dixie Cats
Dixieland Classics

Aug. 19th.     Peterborough Concert Band
            Traditional Concert Band

Sept. 2nd.     Donny Woods Band
60’s, 70’s Rock & Roll, Country & Blues



Special Events

Peterborough Children's Water Festival

The Peterborough Children's Water Festival (PCWF) is a community event held at the Riverview Park and Zoo.  Through interactive activity centres students in grades 2 to 5 learn the importance of our most valuable resource - water.  Indirectly, PCWFLogo2011teachers, adults and high school volunteers are also exposed to messages of water protection and conservation for future generations and environmental health.

The festival revolves around a variety of stimulating and fun activities supported by the expertise of educators, water quality and quantity specialists, community volunteers, conservation groups, industry and government.

2017 marked the 16th annual PCWF.  Classes learned all about water and experienced our 35 water-themed activity centres. Since its inception, over 15,000 students and 2,950 teachers and parent helpers have attended the festival.

The festival is organized and overseen by a dedicated Steering Committee that has adopted the "Children's Water Festival" model of fostering awareness of our youth.  It educates others about the importance of water and the need to ensure high quality water resources for future generations and the health of our environment.

Riverview Park and Zoo (Peterborough Zoo) Fun Run

2015 Fun Run Kids      2016 Fun Run 5k Runners

Come out this June and show your support of the Park and Zoo by participating in the 2018 Riverview Park and Zoo (Peterborough Zoo) Fun Run. This is an all-ages family-friendly event with a 1k kids run and a 5k run/walk and all proceeds go to supporting the Park and Zoo.The course will weave through the zoo and over our expansive parkland. Help support the Park and Zoo while getting in your morning walk or run! 

Race Info:
- This is a fun run/walk and is not intended as a competitive event.


- Registration is now open!

- Early Bird Registrations will be the only registrations guaranteed a race kit.

Early Bird - $20 for 1k Kids Run - $30 for 5k Run/Walk
Normal/Day-Of Registration - $25 for the 1k Kids Run - $40 for the 5k Run/Walk.

Register Now!


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Peterborough Father's Day Car Show

The 2018 Father's Day Car Show will be held in downtown Peterborough. For more information please visit the event page: 2018 Peterborough Father's Day Car Show