Events from June 19 to June 25
Staff, CTV Barrie
13th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Barrie
Offering children the opportunity to experience fishing, learn about conservation, and to have lots of fun! Open to children 13 years of age and under. Bring your fishing rod and come down to enjoy games, crafts and a fun park – bait will be provided! And if you don’t have your own fishing rod, there will be some loaners available courtesy of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.
Coldwater & Area Studio Tour
Saturday, June 24, 2017 & Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Coldwater
The Coldwater and Area Studio Tour showcases the work of 33 local and guest artisans & artists. We offer a diverse selection of work such as painting, jewelry, glass and metal
work, photography, pottery, fibre art, and woodworking in studios, workshops and historic buildings in the lovely agricultural surroundings of Coldwater and the adjoining shores of
Georgian Bay. Visit 16 stops where you can view artists at work, giving demonstrations and welcoming you into their studios to catch a glimpse of the artistic life.
9th Annual Salsa at Blue Mountain
Friday, June 23, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Collingwood
Latino fever hits Blue Mountain with the return of the much anticipated 9th annual Salsa at Blue Mountain. A family street party transforming the entire Village into a fiesta of fun with mucho music and dancing capped off with Fireworks over the Mountain at 10:15PM Saturday.
3rd Spring into Summer Art Crawl
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Gravenhurst
3rd Annual Spring into Summer Art Crawl is a celebration of local artists and merchants in Downtown Gravenhurst. Each business sponsor destination will feature artists representing all mediums including jewelry, print-making, painting, sculpture and more. Enjoy live music, art and unique shops during this one-day art-stravaganza in Downtown Gravenhurst!
Innisfil Ribfest & Music Festival
Friday, June 23, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Innisfil
Don't miss 5 of North America's Best Rib Teams coming from Texas, Florida, Alabama, BC and Ontario at the inaugural Innisfil Ribfest & Music Festival. These "Pitmasters" are ready to serve you and your friends Award-Winning Mouth-Watering BBQ Smoked Ribs. There will be a variety of festival foods vendors and plenty of activities to enjoy including a Midway, Carnival Games, Marketplace, Artisans, Para-Sailing Tours and more. Live performances featuring Shania Twain, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Toby Keith and Keith Urban Tributes. Don’t miss the Destiny Pro Wrestling Show on Sunday.
21st Annual Music in the Streets
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Keswick
Music in the Streets is our version of a "year-end recital" for all our students. We invite the student community as well as local bands, artists, businesses, community groups, the town of Georgina, and the merchants of the Uptown Keswick Business Association, to join together and share in the street festival. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day, including students from Connors Music as well as local bands, choirs and theatre
National Aboriginal Day
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Midland
National Aboriginal Day is a time for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of Indigenous peoples, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Canada chose June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many Indigenous groups mark this day to celebrate their heritage. In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, Sainte-Marie will offer Indigenous singing, drumming and dancing. Indigenous displays and demonstrations include kid’s heritage crafts, waterway and lacrosse demonstrations, Indigenous crafters, and more.
Bagattaway Lacrosse Festival
Saturday, June 24, 2017 and Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Midland
Experience the traditions and skills of Canada’s national summer sport! Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and the Toronto Rock present the Bagattaway Lacrosse Festival as part of the Ontario 150th Celebrations. Visit the site of one of the first recorded accounts of the Indigenous game and try your hand at skills competitions, interactive Lacrosse displays and meet and greet with Toronto Rock players.
Christmas in June
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Orillia
It will be a festive evening on ‘the Jewel of the Trent’ at this large boater rendezvous and fabulous decorated boat contest – complete with Christmas lights! Lighting of boats at Dusk.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Springwater
Celebrate Canada and all is has to offer with the community at the Celebrate Springwater event. There will be music and entertainment for all ages, activities for the kids, food trucks and a spectacular fireworks show to cap off the evening.
Tay Township Canada Day Celebrations
Friday, June 23, 2017 and Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Victoria Harbour
Friday night features a BBQ and a concert by North America’s Best Eagles Tribute Band “Hotel California”. Saturday there’s a parade at noon, and official opening ceremonies at 1pm, an exotic petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts vendors, a BBQ, more live music with great country music all afternoon and evening long by Shania Twain & Garth Brook cover band, and lots more family fun.
Wasaga Beach Cruisers Fun Run
Friday, June 23, 2017 and Saturday June 24, 2017 - Wasaga Beach
Join the Wasaga Beach Crusiers for Special Activities and cruise the Beach all weekend! There will be 450-500 of restored and custom hot rods, trucks and cars all from 1992 and older right on the beachfront and parking lot. Featuring vendors, goodie bags, door prizes, Dash Plaques, and live entertainment, the Fun Run has something for the whole family to enjoy.
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