Events from July 17 to July 23
Staff, CTV Barrie
Healthy Parks Healthy People
Friday July 21, 2017 - Ontario Wide
Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting! The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature. All visitors to the park will be issued a complimentary day-pass to the park. You may enjoy the park facilities until 10:00pm on July 21.
Classics in the Park Car Show
Saturday July 22, 2017 - Barrie
The Barrie Thunder Classics are hosting the annual Classics in the Park Car Show at Heritage Park in beautiful Downtown Barrie on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay. There will be over 300 classic and collector cars and trucks expected to attend! The show features parking on the grass, dash plaques, trophies for many classes, fun awards, lots of door prizes, 50/50 draw, Vendor's Row, a DJ and food and drink on site!
BTEHS Annual House Tour
Sunday July 23, 2017 - Beaverton
Enjoy this self-guided tour by car of homes throughout the Beaverton area, refreshments included. Featuring Victorian and early 1900s homes to modern and contemporary homes. Maps will be available after 11:00 a.m. in the meeting place at Beaver River Museum on the day of the event.
July 22 – 23, 2017 - Blue Mountain Village
Dig out your cowboy hat and boots and get ready to jam with the Fam, while enjoying some of Canada’s hottest country talent all weekend long! Saturday: Live Music with Pat Maloney, Little Buckaroos - Sign-a-long!, Interactive Hula Hooping, Groove Dancing, Rebecca Rain Band, and Marshall Dane Band. Sunday: Live Music, Drumming, Ukulele Lesson, Chantal Preston, and Summit Sundays.
The Artful Garden
July 22 – August 13, 2017 - Bracebridge
The Artful Garden features the works of over 40 artists created for or inspired by gardens and is displayed outdoors in the spectacular garden landscape of Jon and Suzann Partridge’s Muskoka studio and home. From sculptures to wall hangings, jewelry to bird feeders, and ironwork to stone carving.
SantaFest – Summer Edition
Saturday July 22 - Bracebridge
SantaFest is a "Christmas in July" festival celebrating Bracebridge as Santa's Summer Home!. There will be live music, a Town Crier competition, family-friendly games and activities, and a parade through Downtown Bracebridge featuring Santa Claus himself! The parade starts at 11am sharp, so don't be late!
Muskoka In-Water Boat & Cottage Show/Muskoka Ribfest
Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23, 2017 - Gravenhurst
The Muskoka In-Water Boat & Cottage show is an annual family friendly event offering free admission, great food, live entertainment and more than 100 boat and cottage exhibitors! This event runs in conjunction with Muskoka Ribfest, taking place directly across the road from the wharf in the special event field. Try out the delicious BBQ being cooked up by a variety of competition barbecuers from across Canada and the US.
Downtown Huntsville Midnight Madness
Friday July 21, 2017 - Huntsville
The quaint Main Street of Huntsville is closed to cars, and opens everyone’s eyes to a Friday evening street festival with family fun, live music, great food and shopkeeper specials.
The fireflies dance ‘til midnight and so will you.
Celebrate Lake Simcoe Pow Wow
Saturday July 22, 2017 - Innisfil
In collaboration with Barrie Native Friendship Centre, Celebrate Lake Simcoe is excited to announce the first-ever Pow Wow in the Town of Innisfil. A significant cultural celebration, this one-day Pow Wow offers visitors the opportunity to learn about and participate in First Nations ceremonies, share and celebrate aboriginal culture, shop the artisan market
Midland Feast Fest
Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23, 2017 - Midland
Come see the world’s largest rubber duck! Midland’s festivities kick off with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk on Friday night. In addition to the rubber duck, your family will love checking out duck-themed games, thrilling midway rides, and tantalizing your taste buds at Feast Fest - with over 200 vendors, craft breweries and amazing live entertainment! The West Coast Lumberjack Show is an action-packed, must-see Canadian show that will have you wanting to break out your plaid. The 45-minute show is comprised of non-stop Lumberjack events including logrolling, tree climbing, chainsaw carving & axe throwing, done by professional athletes, all of whom are current or former Canadian Champions.
Muskoka Pride Festival
July 21 - 30, 2017 - Muskoka District
Celebrate Pride with a variety of activities and events taking place throughout
Muskoka. Some of them include; Huntsville Friday 21st - Kickoff Party - River Mill Park, Bracebridge Saturday 22nd - Santafest Parade, Bracebridge Sunday 23rd - Campfire Vespers, Across Muskoka Monday 24th - Flag Raisings, Gravenhurst Friday 28th - Pub Night Sawdust City Brewery, Bracebridge Sunday 30th - 9TH Annual Picnic - Annie Williams Park
Festival of the Sound
Date: July 21 – August 13, 2017
Location: Parry Sound – Various locations throughout Parry Sound
Details: Welcome to Canada's premier summer classical music event on the shores of Georgian Bay. The festival presents a daily program of classical music performances by both Canadian and international musicians over a period of approximately three weeks. A highlight of the festival is the concerts aboard the Island Queen, featuring music from classical to jazz. Visit the Festival of the Sound's website for a complete concert listing and plan to be part of this memorable annual event.
Festival On High
Saturday July 22, 2017 - Sutton
Join the fun in Market Square and along High Street in Sutton! Enjoy dozens of vendors in Market Square, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides and, especially, the fine shops and restaurants that historic downtown Sutton has to offer. The Kids Zone in Mill Pond Park will feature a bouncy castle, face painting, dress-up, a FREE photo booth and entertainment.
July 7 – 23, 2017 - Barrie and area
Barrie's premier food festival celebrating local restaurants and chefs.
Huntsville Festival of the Arts
Thursday July 6 – Saturday August 19, 2017 - Huntsville
This year’s summer lineup for the Huntsville Festival of the Arts promises to be better than ever! You can look forward to a broad array of talented performers. From Jesse Cook to Kyung-A Lee, and our own Hawksley Workman, there is something for every musical taste. The Festival covers a broad spectrum of classical and contemporary music events, as well as dance, theatre, literature, children's cultural activities and public celebrations.
Sainte Marie by Candle Light
July 6 – August 31 – Thursdays - Midland
A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in the Longhouse with a traditional First Nations story which is a memorable experience and not to be missed.
Ghost Tours Evening Experience
July 5 – August 30, 2017 – Wednesdays - Penetanguishene
A spooky guided tour by candlelight featuring encounters with apparitions in the window and footsteps in the hallway. Tales of actual people associated with the Military and Naval Establishments will include that of the McGarraty brothers who died on the march from York in June of 1831 and the tale of Private James Drury who died New Year’s Eve 1836 on guard duty at Officers’ Quarters.
Jazz By The Bay
Sundays July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6 & 13, 2017 – Thornbury
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and relax on the grassy lawns by the shore of Georgian Bay while listening to different jazz artists each week. The Toronto All Star Big Band, Wiliam Sperandei Trio, Aura, Johnny Max Band, Quisha Wint, Lance Anderson and the Fraser Melvin Band.
The Ontario Travel Information Centre is at Mapleview Drive and Highway 400 in Barrie. They are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit www.ontariotravel.net for more.
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