Lake of Bays Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show
Date:      Sunday, August 19 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: Baysville - Baysville Riverfront Docks 
Details:    The Riverfront docks and streets of Baysville are home to the Lake of Bays Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show. Enjoy some live music as well provided by the Northern Lights Steel Orchestra Band. At 4 o’clock, when the show is over, bagpiper Sharon Mace will play as the procession of boats leave.

Bobcaygeon Craft Beer & Food Festival
Date:      Saturday, August 18 from 10pm to 7pm
Location: Bobcaygeon - Kawartha Settlers` Village - 85 Dunn Street
Details:    Join us for the 3rd annual Bobcaygeon Craft Beer & Food Festival.  The event features 10 craft breweries and 2 cidery serving over 20 types of beer/ciders, delicious food, local artists, and live entertainment. Participating Craft Breweries include: Bobcaygeon Brewing Company, Brock St. Brewing Company, Fenelon Falls Brewing, Old Flame Brewing Company, Lost Craft, Side Launch Brewing, Beau's, Haliburton Highlands Brewing Smithhavens Brewing Company, Old Dog Brewing Company, The County Cider Company & Estate Winery. Food Vendors Include: Jimmy Guacos Original Border Town Burritos, Just For The Halibut, Into The Blue Bakery, Sugar and Spice.

17th Annual Antiques and Collectibles Sale
Date:      Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19
Location: Bobcaygeon – Bobcaygeon Curling Club/Fairgrounds - 47 Mansfield Street
Details:    17th Annual, Over 30 Vendors, 50/50 Draw, Free parking, Snack bar onsite.

Annual Carrot Fest
Date:      Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18
Location: Bradford – Downtown – 125 Simcoe Road
Details:    Voted as one of the Top 100 events in Ontario by the Festival & Events Ontario for the last 8 years, Carrot Fest returns to Bradford West Gwillimbury! BWG’s 2018 Carrot Fest will take place in the downtown area and at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre at 125 Simcoe Road on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18. The event includes a large vendor market with hundreds of vendors, Aqua Dogs, Professional Wrestling events, BMX Stunt Shows, Kids Zone, live stage entertainment and more! The black organic soils of the Holland Marsh make Bradford West Gwillimbury one of Canada’s biggest carrot-producing regions and the ‘Heart of the Vegetable Industry’. Carrot Fest is a celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage, especially the role played by the carrot in the local economy. Carrot Fest is a way to bring the community together to celebrate, encourage participation and generate pride. What started as a merchant-based community has now developed into a historical event involving not only the residents, but people from the global community.

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation POW Wow
Date:      Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19
Location: Bruce Peninsula - Cape Croker Indian Park - on the shores of Sydney Bay
Details:    34th Annual- Honouring Our Veterans                                                                                                      
The Pow Wow is a time for renewing old friendships and making new ones! Pow Wows are celebrations, social gatherings, and friendly dance competitions. Some of the regalia and/or ornaments signify special events or honors in a person’s life, special religious traditions or symbols rooted within their family tree. Everyone is invited to take part in the traditional First Nations event. Bring your own lawn chairs - Alcohol, drugs, and dogs are not permitted on the premises. Please remember to ask permission before taking any pictures or videos.

Dockside Festival of the Arts
Date:      Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19
Location: Gravenhurst - Muskoka Wharf - Special Events Field
Details:    27th Annual! The Chamber started the festival to draw visitors and seasonal residents to the shores of Lake Muskoka to enjoy music, culinary treats and handmade arts and crafts.  Dockside Festival has changed through the years but still promises guests a bounty of cultural offers from artisan vendors to Muskoka’s best musical talent.  This year we welcome Veridian Connections as the Title Sponsor and we’re thrilled to continue this partnership for years to come. Dockside Festival of the Arts is not just an arts and crafts show, but an entertaining event for the entire family!  Make sure to visit the picnic tables lining the centre of the field for something fun for everyone, all weekend long. Check out the amazing things to do for FREE.  'Shop Till You Drop' for three days at the best craft show in Gravenhurst!

Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Weekend
Date:      Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19
Location: Huntsville - Limberlost Road (Muskoka Road 8)
Details:    The rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield has inspired artists for over a century, and this is the place we call home.  You are invited to discover for yourself how the creative tradition continues. Meet the makers and experience our studios and workshops.  You’ll find nature-inspired pottery, photography, jewellery, glass, fiber art, sculpture, paintings in many styles and media, and functional art crafted from local wood. This year you’ll meet 19 artists at 7 locations, all within a short drive of each other. Limberlost Road is close to Algonquin Park in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area of Muskoka and winds through forest, rock and wetlands rich in wildlife and natural beauty. 

Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale
Date:      Saturday, August 18 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Huntsville - Downtown Huntsville - Main Street
Details:    The kids will love the activities. Everyone will love the live music at this street festival. The downtown shops will be bursting out onto the street with bargains during this day-long sidewalk sale. Once again we are rolling out the 'green' carpet to our customers! The Green Street Challenge will be laying sod on Main St. and Downtown Huntsville    will be coming alive outside!  All sod will be donated to Habitat for Humanity after the event.

Tugfest Georgian Bay and HarbourFair
Date:      Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19
Location: Midland - Midland Town Dock
Details:    TugFest Georgian Bay is back at the Midland Town Dock for 2018, bringing the matchless family experience that features a host of both historical and distinctive work boats and recreational tug-style vessels.2018 brings a combined spectacle of both TugFest & HarbourFair to the town dock along with entertainers, craft vendors, childrens' activities, BBQ and much more. TugFest & HarbourFair offer visitors a full lineup of marine and family entertainment activities including the spectacular tugboat parade of lights, tug parade, tug races, the entertaining Tug Push and the ever popular tour of the boats. At the same time, there is continuous entertainment, displays, vendors, artists and kids and family activities on the dock. Get involved with TugFest. Join in the TugFest Homemade Cardboard Tugboat Race. Get your team together. Build your own cardboard vessel. Race it. Win prizes. See the Homemade Tugboat Race page for full details or call Steve Bray at Midland Timbr Mart.

Garlic Is Great Festival
Date:      Saturday, August 18 from 8am to 1pm
Location: Newmarket - Newmarket Riverwalk Commons - 200 Doug Duncan Dr
Details:    It’s the annual celebration of Ontario's garlic harvest. At the festival, visitors can enjoy musical entertainment and garlic vendors at the Newmarket Farmers' Market. This year's Garlic is Great Festival will feature garlic vendors from across Ontario who will be offering fresh garlic and garlic related products for all to enjoy. 

19th Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show
Date:      Saturday, August 18 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Orillia - Downtown Orillia - Along Mississauga Street
Details:    20th Annual - A jaw-dropping collection of over 400 classic cars line our Downtown streets, including a special tribute to the 1912 Tudhope Car that was made right in Orillia! Enjoy live entertainment, evening concerts, plus great dining and shopping. The largest car show in the region!

Summerfolk - 43rd Annual Music & Crafts Festival
Date:      Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19
Location: Owen Sound - Kelso Beach - 1km from downtown on The Eddie Sargent Parkway
Details:    Featuring many musical acts from across Canada and the world representing genres from folk, country and bluegrass, to blues, hip-hop and funk.  Like any great folk festival there's also lots of children’s activities, community workshops, artisan booths, dozens of food vendors and licensed areas.

Downtown Car Show
Date:      Saturday, August 18 from 9am to 3pm
Location: Parry Sounds – Downtown on James, Gibson, and Mary Streets
Details:    Antique and Classic Cars on display on James, Gibson and Mary Streets. Food vendors will be set up in the upper James Street Parking lot. Wild Willie will be on site playing his oldies but goodies. Trophies will be presented at 3pm. Come out and vote for your favourite car.

Thornbury's Summer Antiques Show 2018

Date:      Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19
Location: Thornbury - Beaver Valley Community Centre - 58 Alfred Street West
Details:    The area’s finest antique show and sale! Deli lunhes and 27 professional antique dealers. Featuring fine antiques, estate jewellery, a variety of art vendors including glass works and pottery, as well as quality vintage and mid-century modern items.

Wasaga under Siege
Date:      Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19
Location: Wasaga Beach - Nancy Island Historic Site - 119 Mosley Street
Details:    Visit British, American. Native and British Naval Encampments on Nancy Island and experience life in 1812. Enjoy musket and Cannon Demonstrations, Native Drumming and Storytelling, War of 1812 Surgeon, Cooking Demonstrations, 1812 Fashion Shows, 1812 Scavenger Hunt, Candy Cannon, Kids Mini Militia and much more! The Friends of Nancy Island will operate a food and refreshment booth. In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Ontario Parks and the 90th Anniversary of Nancy Island Historic Site, there will be a Saturday evening performance featuring David Archibald, Fife and Drum Corp, and the Hard Tackers Sea Shanty Crew. Admission to the performance is FREE! Gates will reopen at 7:30pm with David Archibald performing at 8pm.

Keys to Collingwood Street Piano Festival
Date:      Now – Saturday, September 15th
Location: Collingwood – Downtown Hurontario Street
Details:    The Keys to Collingwood Festival marks the return of the popular Street Pianos!
Beautifully restored pianos are now installed on the streets of Collingwood’s Historic Downtown for all to enjoy.

8th Annual Collingwood Art on the Street
Date:      Now to Saturday, October 6
Location: Various locations throughout downtown Collingwood
Details:    For the 8th annual year, the streets of Downtown Collingwood will become an outdoor gallery of art. Artists hand paint original Muskoka chairs and artistic banners that are displayed throughout the town from May to October. Art on the Street showcases the diversity and talent of the creative community while enlivening the streets of Collingwood. Presented by Collingwood Downtown and the Town of Collingwood.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - 2018 Season
Date:      Now to mid-October
Location:  Midland - Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - 16164 Hwy 12 E
Details:    Opens for the season! Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits, school group tours, interactive education programs and special events.  Visit the Interpretive Museum and themed gift shop, and complete your stay with a delicious meal in Restaurant Sainte-Marie. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is pleased to offer fun and informative demonstrations and “hands-on” activities that share aspects of life in the 17th century. These include 17th century fire-starting, historic clothing and medicine, native games, 17th century music, historic cooking, and more. Additional activities for children will feature quill pen writing, candle making and corn husk doll making.


2018 Huntsville Festival of the Arts
Date:     Now – Saturday, August 18
Location: Huntsville – Various locations –
Details:    26th Annual! This year’s summer lineup for the Huntsville Festival of the Arts promises to be better than ever! We can look forward to a broad array of talented performers. From Queen Flash to Kyung-A Lee & Jihwan Cho, 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.

Ghost Tours at Discovery Harbour
Date:      Now to August 29
Location:  Penetanguishene - Discovery Harbour - 93 Jury Drive
Details:    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.  Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Jazz In The Park
Date:      Now – August 28
Location: Wasaga Beach - Oakview Woods Gazebo or the Rotary Band Shell – Mosley Street
Details:    Your favourite Tuesday evening 7pm activity during July and August! Entertainment includes:  Huronia hot Springs, Lisa Hutchinson Band, Sultans of Strings, Georgian Sound Big Band, The Toronto All-Star Big Band, The Mike McCarthy Band, The Climax Band, Simcoe County Band, and the Regal Jazz Band.

2018 Huntsville Festival of the Arts
Date:        Now – Saturday, August 18
Location: Huntsville – most performance will be at: Algonquin Theatre - 37 Main Street East
Details:   26th Annual! This year’s summer lineup for the Huntsville Festival of the Arts promises to be better than ever!  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. 

Moreston Heritage Village Opening Day
Date:      Open for the season
Location:     Owen Sound - Grey Roots Museum and Archive - 102599, Grey County Rd 18
Details:    Moreston Heritage Village is officially opening for the summer season! Come wander our picturesque ten acre historical village, chat with the costumed interpreters, and see our farm animals! Opening Day festivities on July 1st include: • Live music • Blacksmith demonstrations • Costumed presenters • A chance to try your skill at milking “Milkyway”, the mechanical milking cow • Tasty treats at the bandstand • And much more!

Discovery Harbour – 2018 Season
Date:      Now to Sunday September 2nd – 10am to 5pm daily
Location:  Penetanguishene - 93 Jury Drive
Details:    Experience what life was like at the 19th century outpost that was built to safeguard Upper Canada. Discovery Harbour is a picturesque waterside historic site situated on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay. It tells the story of the intriguing British Naval and Military outpost and its role in the War of 1812. Come aboard the magnificent replica ships H.M.S. Tecumseth and H.M.S. Bee.
Features: Daily guided War of 1812 themed tours on the historic site | Costumed staff, 19 reconstructed buildings and original Officer’s Quarters | On-deck activities aboard replica ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth | Above and below deck tours on re-fitted replica ship H.M.S. Tecumseth based on 1815 log | Above and below deck tours on re-fitted replica ship H.M.S. Bee | Special summer activities including sailor’s ropework, 19th century cooking, dockyard demonstrations, quill pen writing and historic games (July-August) | Waterside Restaurant and Gift Shop

Music, Market, & Park It
Date:      Thursdays until August 30
Location:  Stayner - Station Park - 7259 Highway 26
Details:    Every Thursday night during the Summer at Station Park in Stayner! Enjoy live music, local vendors, artists, kids entertainment and delicious food. While at the market enjoy a display of classic cars and trucks!

The Ontario Travel Information Centre is at Mapleview Drive and Highway 400 in Barrie. They are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.ontariotravel.net for more.

 


 

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