Events from May 15 to May 22
Staff, CTV Barrie
22nd Annual Blue Mountains Tour of the Arts
Saturday, May 20 – Monday, May 22, 2017 - The Blue Mountains area
From pottery and sculpture to jewelry, textiles, photography and paintings, these well established artists all have their own innovative way of interpreting what they're passionate about.
May Long Weekend & Fireworks
Saturday, May 20 – Monday, May 22, 2017 - Blue Mountain Village
Kick off Summer in the Blue Mountain Village with crowd pleasing activities and entertainment including a performance by Canada’s best loved fusion rock band Lighthouse. Stick around for Rusty’s rib eating contest, groove dancing, hula hooping, interactive animal exhibit, and of course Fireworks! *Fireworks – Saturday at 10:15 PM over the mountain.
Muskoka 2/4 Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Huntsville
Sowcasing over 15 craft beer producers that the region and province has to offer! Enjoy views of the Muskoka River while sampling some exceptional craft beer, all while enjoying the live music – the perfect kick-off to summer!
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Orilia
The show has over 100 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet.
Hiawatha First Nation 23rd Annual Traditional Pow Wow
Saturday, May 20 & Sunday May 21, 2017 - Peterborough Area
Pow Wow featuring music, dancing, drumming, as well as a variety of craft & food vendors. Don’t miss the Grand Entry taking place at Noon Saturday & Sunday.
Spring Art Show
Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Peterborough Area
A variety of artists will be on hand demonstrating & exhibiting their artwork, such as: moccasins, jewelry, dream catchers, healing crystals, books, craft supplies, and more!
Portarama Family Festival
Thursday, May 18 – Port McNicoll
An annual family-oriented celebration featuring Lion’s pancake breakfast & BBQ, youth dance, horseshoe tournament, artisan’s market, dog show, family day games, soapbox derby race, and fireworks.
Electric Elements Music Festival
Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Wasaga Beach
Celebrate the start of Summer at the Electric Elements Music Festival. It's a celebration of life, music, and a brand new summer season just around the corner, full of memories waiting to be made. This year’s lineup: Carnage, R3HAB, Knife Party, Kshmr, Quintino and more.
Tap Into Maple
Wed March 1 to May 31 - Lake Country
The Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience maple history, taste local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile; local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple; Ontario's Lake Country & Heart of Georgian Bay has something for everyone. Make sure to pick-up your Tap into Maple passport at participating locations - 22 in all!
Elmvale’s Winter Market
Saturday Dec 17, then every Friday until May 25 - Elmvale
Featuring produce, baking, pressure canned soups, preserves, pickles, artisan cheeses, wood working, hand crafted soaps and jewellery.
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