Events from July 17 to July 30
Staff, CTV Barrie
Loggers’ Day Festival
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Algonquin Park
This highly entertaining and educational day brings the Algonquin Logging Museum to life. Take in the demonstrations around the Logging Museum trail and try the old-timer loggers' lunch served in the saw log cookery from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Also listen to the music of the Wakami Wailers throughout the day.
Wakami Wailers Concert
Sunday July 30, 2017 - Algonquin Park
The Ontario-based band will get your toes tapping through lively music that shares Canada's logging history, park and protected area, and much more. Join the Wailers for a fun-filled evening of entertaining stories and songs from their popular releases - The Last of the White Pine Loggers, Waltz with the Woods, and River through the Pines.
Blueberry Pancake Festival
Saturday & Sunday July 29 & 30, 2017 - Barrie
Come out to Barrie Hill Farms to help kick off the start of blueberry picking season! You can pick your own or buy from The Farm Market on site. You also have the option to purchase a meal ticket so you can enjoy a plate full of blueberry pancakes and sausages, along with some coffee and juice. All proceeds from the meal admission will be going to Hearts & Minds clinical priorities at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre -supporting Advanced CardiacCare and Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Collingwood Elvis Festival
July 28 - 30, 2017 - Collingwood
It may be the largest of its kind, but it’s also a friendly place with a real sense of community. That’s the beauty of the Collingwood Elvis Festival! Anyone who attends can let loose, release their inner Elvis and feel a little bit like The King. It’s a chance to learn about the man his music, his attitude and his iconic image. You’ll find out what made Elvis a pop culture giant and how he continues to influence music and culture even today. Opening Ceremonies: Friday 11:30am - 12:00pm at Festival Centre Stage on Hurontario St. Grand Finals: Sunday 2:00pm - 6:00pm at Eddie Bush Memorial Arena. *NEW IN 2017* Ultimate Finale: 8:00pm - 11:30pm at Eddie Bush Memorial Arena.
FEAST! Food & Drink Festival
Saturday July 29, 2017 11am – 8pm - Midland
Details: A celebration of the French, Huron-Wendat and regional food that influence much of the historical and regional cuisine of today. From Huron-Wendat corn bread to roasting bannock and learning the legend of “Three Sisters Soup”, this event is a taste of our heritage that also includes significant Francophone culinary references. Includes, craft brewing and cider experiences throughout the historic site as well as entertainment.
Midsummer Antiques and Vintage Show
Sunday July 30, 2017 8am – 4pm - Orillia
Details: Over 80 antique, vintage and retro dealers from Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Ontario. Top names in the business, young up-and-comers, newbies and the experienced - they’ll all be here. Expect hundreds of great antique and vintage pieces. Seek out rare finds and scour the show for good buys.
Georgian Bay Craft Fair
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Parry Sound
Parry Sound comes alive with artistic talent for the Craft Fair. James Street will be closed with craft and food vendors set up. There will be activities for kids including face painting, inflatables and giant games. Various bands will be playing throughout the day for your listening pleasure. Another event in Parry Sound will be coming to a head on the day of the craft fair, The Painted Paddles silent auction. Wooden paddles that had been hand painted by local artists and put on display as silent auction items with the bidding ending at 3pm
All things Canadian
Date: Friday – Saturday, July 28 & 29, 2017
Location: Penetanguishene – Parc Rotary Champlain Wendat Park
Details: All Things Canadian will be a two-day outdoor festival taking place at Parc Rotary Champlain Wendat Park in Penetanguishene that will celebrate our heritage and culture and our homecoming, gathering local residents, surrounding communities and visitors from across Ontario to celebrate who we are as Canadians. The event will focus on various activities, live music, food and entertainment that will bring our local cultures of Francophone, Anglophone, First Nations and Metis, to be united as one, celebrating 150 years of history in Penetanguishene. Featuring activities such as the Urban Slide, live music, kids zone, food vendors, crafts, games, entertainment, licenced beverage garden, artists, face painting, kids inflatables, and much more!
The Urban Slide
Friday – Saturday July 28 & 29, 2017 - Penetanguishene – Owen Street
Plain and simple, The Urban Slide is the world’s best Slip N’ Slide! Equipped with the latest vinyl, technology in recirculating water, built for steady sliding and extraordinary family fun! At a 1,000ft long, The Urban Slide contends as one of the world’s longest and biggest Slip N’ Slides! The slide was built so all you Slip N’ Slide enthusiast can Slide the Urban way, smack dab in the middle of the city! The rules are simple. All sliders must be at least 44 inches tall and must use a tube or other inflatable to slide The Urban Way. Sliders can bring their own tube/inflatable if they wish.
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Uptergrove
An event designed for people of all ages, families, historians, farmers, educators and more. Partake in hands on demonstrations, view military artefacts, speak with knowledgeable participants, enjoy musical entertainment or stroll through Market Square and purchase hand crafted items. Displays of vintage vehicles, farming and construction equipment, steam engines, hit and miss motors, genealogical information, church tours, costumed volunteers and the list goes on. This unique event will allow you to reconnect with your past and old friends, while meeting new ones. Come join us there's something for everyone!
F-Series Truck Rally
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Wasaga Beach – First St Parking lot
A gathering of owners of Ford F-series pick-up trucks for a day to show off their vehicles and trade tips and tricks and win prizes. Ford Motor Company Representative selects winners. All proceeds go to The Wasaga Beach Food Bank.
WayHome Music Festival
Friday – Sunday July 28 – 30, 2017 - Oro-Medonte
WayHome is more than a music festival. It’s a community. It’s an escape. It’s an experience. It can be once-in-a-lifetime, but for most, it’s once-a-summer. Stunning performances, larger than life art installations – set on a canvas of lush green fields that feel good under your toes. A million miles away from ’normal life’, but only an hour north of Toronto. Wayhome 2017 artists include: Imagine Dragons, Frank Ocean, Solange, Tegan and Sara, Pup, The Dirty Nil, Naked and Famous, and many more!
Cottage Comic Book & Toy Show
Sunday July 30, 2017 - Orillia
Looking for some great key comic book issues for your collection or that rare retro 80s toy you always wanted? You will find it at the Cottage Comic Book & Toy Show. Over 50 vendors selling comic books, pop culture items & toys. Amazing door prizes throughout the day.. Don't miss it the Cottage Comic Book & Toy Show.
Downtown Orillia’s Night Market & Summer Block Party
Friday & Saturday July 28 & 29, 2017 - Orillia – Downtown Orillia
Details: Friday Night is Night Market in Downtown Orillia! This is a great way to kick off the Summer Block Party. Enjoy the ambience, see the treetops glow and listen to the sound of great music on the street. Grab a treat from your favourite vendor, or artisan, meet up with friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Downtown’s Summer Block Party promises to be fun for the whole family! Here’s what’s planned this year! Sizzling Sidewalk Sales from downtown merchants, on-street art & art activities Main stages boasting live music by headliners & local bands, Live DJ, Mouth-watering food trucks, Kids & Family Fun Zone include exciting water features and more!!
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.
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.
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.
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