Classics in the Park Car Show
Date:      Saturday, July 21st, 8am to 4pm
Location:  Barrie - Heritage Park, Lakeshore Drive
Details:    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. We have 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, 50s and 60s music by a DJ and food and drink on site! Barrie Thunder Classics is one of the most active car clubs in the area and is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of classic and custom cars and trucks.

Medley Food & Drink Festival
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Location: Barrie - Southshore Centre & Allandale Station Park - 205 Lakeshore Drive
Details:    The most anticipated festival of the summer coming to the shores of Lake Simcoe in Barrie.  A lively, delicious and entertaining festival offering a vast selection of brilliant food, beverage and specialty vendors for all to enjoy. Medley is passionate about creating experiences full of culinary delight, entertainment, flavour, clever surprises, and a celebration of life, community and Canadiana. Bring the whole family to enjoy great activities, kids’ zone, demo's and live music. Visit for the day or get a full weekend pass to enjoy everything Medley has to offer!

BTEHS Annual House Tour
Date:      Sunday, July 22
Location: Beaverton – Various homes throughout the Beaverton area
Details:    It's the Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society’s Annual House Tour! Enjoy this self-guided tour by car of homes throughout the Beaverton area.  Refreshments are included.  Featuring Victorian and early 1900's homes to modern and contemporary homes. Tickets and maps will be available after 11am at The Meeting Place on the day of the event.
Advance tickets can be purchased at Maxine's in Beaverton.

Country Crossroads
Date:      Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22
Location: Blue Mountains - Blue Mountain Village - 156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Details:    Dig out your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for a toe stompin’ weekend with some of Canada’s hottest country bands! Enjoy the Village Scavenger Hunt, Columbia Guided Hiking, Little Buckaroos Sing-a-long, Creation Station: Make Your Own Button, lots of Live Music: David James, Sacha, Romney Getty, The Redhill Valleys, The Summit Band, and more.

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Location: Bracebridge - Annie Williams Memorial Park - 50 Santa's Village Road
Details:    56th Annual! Welcome to Muskoka's oldest and largest outdoor art show. Set in the beautiful Annie Williams Memorial Park, the summer show features 200 creative Canadian based artists. The show is a great way to meet the face behind the work and browse through basketry, adult & children's clothing, fashion accessories, fibre arts, fine woodworking, furniture, glass - hot, glass - stained and other, home décor, jewelry - costume, jewelry - gold and silver, leather, metal, mixed media, painting and drawing, photography, pottery, sculpture, toys, watercraft, weaving, and woodcarving.

The Artful Garden
Date:      Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, August 12
Location: Bracebridge - Artful Garden - 1016 Partridge Lane
Details:    20th Annual. 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.

Downtown Huntsville Midnight Madness
Date:      Friday, July 20, 6pm to midnight
Location: Huntsville – Downtown Main Street
Details:    41st Annual. We close Huntsville’s quaint Main Street to cars, and open everyone’s eyes to a Friday evening street festival with family fun, live music, great food and shopkeeper specials. New this year - there will be a DJ for the Street Dance until Midnight

Midland Feast Fest

Date:      Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22    
Location: Midland - Harbourside Park - 475 Bayshore Dr
Details:    Join Midland at their Feast Fest for a weekend full of food, drink, and music! The second annual Feast Fest will offer patrons an array of Arts, Crafts, Live Music, a Kids-Zone/Midway, and of course Food options for all! You will find food such as: Burgers, Smoked Ribs, Hot Dogs, Jerk Chicken, Pulled Pork, Fresh Cut Fries, Poutine, Pizza, Wraps, Salads, Ice Cream, and more! Friday and Saturday night there will be evening concerts. The headliners include Tebey and Chilliwack.

Minden Hills Bluegrass Festival
Date:      Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22   
Location: Minden - Minden Fairgrounds - 2048 Fleming Rd
Details:    8th Annual. Come to Minden to listen to some of the finest Bluegrass music featuring bands from all over Ontario, Canada and the USA. This year's lineup includes: Roxeen & Dalrymple, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Alicia Robicheau & Lonesome Sound, Big John, Concession 23, Ducharme Family Bluegrass, and The Tebworth Brothers. Kids 12 and under are FREE.

Orangeville Rotary Ribfest
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Location: Orangeville - Alder Street Recreation Centre - 275 Alder Street
Details:    Welcome to the 9th annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest!  Six fabulous ribbers will be serving up thousands of mouth-watering-barbecued-fall-off-the-bone-get-your-hands-messy ribs. Barbequed ribs, a beer tent, continuous live-entertainment on the big stage—there’s no better way to celebrate summer in Orangeville! The midway be running all weekend to provide fun for the kids. Don't miss the Ribfest Classic Auto Show on Saturday from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM, the shows from the PC SuperDogs, and live entertainment from 11 artists.

Muskoka Pride Festival
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 29
Location: Various Muskoka Locations: Bracebridge, Dorset, Dwight, Gravenhurst, Huntsville,
Port Carling, and Port Severn    
Details:    10th Annual. Celebrate Pride with a variety of activities and events taking place throughout Muskoka.
Friday 20th - Kickoff BBQ - River Mill Park - Huntsville 4PM-6PM
Friday 20th through Tuesday 24th - Flag Raisings - Across Muskoka
Saturday 28th: Drag Show - Sawdust City - Gravenhurst 8pm
Sunday 29th - Pride Picnic - Memorial Park - Bracebridge at 12 - 4pm
Sunday 29th - Pride Parade - Bracebridge at 11:30am

Orillia Scottish Festival
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Location: Orillia - Couchiching Beach Park - Tecumseth St.
Details:    41st Annual. Come down to Orillia's waterfront to enjoy three days of Scottish entertainment! Help the Royal Canadian Legion honour the First Responders with different festivities.
Friday -  Scottish Ceilidh featuring a Pipe Band performance and Highland Dancers, and live music by Tom Leadbeater.
Saturday - craft and vendor booths open at 10am.  The Parade of Pipes and Drums begins at noon and will travel down Mississauga St, along Centennial Dr and into the Park. The Opening Ceremonies take place at 1:15pm and will feature Massed Pipes and Drums, Scottish Country Dancers and more.  There'll also be a children's village, sheep herding demos, live music and much more.
Sunday begins with the Kirkin O' the Tartan at St. Andrew's Church at 10am, followed by Scottish Entertainment and Highland Dancers beginning at 1:30pm at the Legion.

The Leacock Summer Festival
Date:      Wednesday, July 18 – Sunday, July 22
Location: Orillia - The Leacock Museum - 50 Museum Dr
Details:    The Leacock Summer Festival is an annual, week-long festival of readings, workshops, and dinners hosted by some of Canada’s most beloved authors. Past readers include such names as Terry Fallis (The Best Laid Plans, One Brother Shy), Barbara Gowdy (Falling Angels, Helpless), and Judy Fong Bates (Midnight at the Dragon Café). Contributions made towards the Leacock Summer Festival will be used to provide honorariums and/or accommodations for the speakers, advertisements, and to keep ticket prices at a minimum.

Art in the Park
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Location: Parry Sound - Market Square Park - Downtown Parry Sound
Details:    Shop from a great variety of artisans from all over Ontario. They have crafted the most unique items for your enjoyment. From clothing, metal and wood art works, to preserves, pottery, jewellery, along with soaps & lotions, stained glass and much, much more!!

Festival of the Sound
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Saturday, August 11
Location: Parry Sound – Various locations
Details:    39th Annual. 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. For the very first time, the Festival of the Sound is presenting a “Folk Weekend”. This will include performances by the sensational Step Crew, a full concert from Canada’s poet laureate James Keelaghan, and an evening of bluegrass on the Island Queen with the Slocan Ramblers. We look forward to having you join us as we break in what we hope will be a new tradition!

Bruce Power Block Party
Date:      Saturday, July 21, 11am to dusk
Location: Port Elgin - Bricker and Green Streets
Details:    The 15th Annual Bruce Power Block Party has moved from the beach to Bricker & Green Streets in Port Elgin. Join us for a fun-filled day of free rides, entertainment, face painting, fireworks and treats! Featuring:
Zacada Circus Show (Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.): Show located in the Port Elgin Missionary Church, 599 Gustavus St. Limited seating for each show.
Free midway rides and inflatables, Clown balloon artists, Face painting, Free carnival snacks while quantities last, Fireworks on the Main Beach at dusk.

Port Elgin Antique Show & Sale
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21
Location: Port Elgin - The Plex - 600 Tomlinson Dr
Details:    Come and enjoy the 42nd Port Elgin Antique Show and Sale! Vendors will provide a great variety of items such as books, vintage clothing, tools, figurines, glassware, silverware, porcelain, memorabilia, collectibles, quilts, Persian Carpets, jewellery, postcards, pottery, tools, china, furniture and much more! There is a very popular cafe/lunchroom with all items made from scratch, including desserts. The Rhubarb Punch is a favorite to all who visit.

Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally
Date:      Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Location: Wasaga Beach – Main Beach Area - 45 Beach Drive
Details:    The Wasaga Beach Rally is now the largest annual Rally in Canada bringing over
75 thousand motorcycle enthusiasts together for one great weekend.
BEACH EVENTS include: Beach Bar, Ultimate Bagger Competition, Free Beach Rock Concerts and Vendor Village. The Vendor Village features motorcycle manufacturers, retailers, installation garage, and a plethora of motorcycle accessory dealers. The Stihl Timbersports Canadian Championships - Catch all the action on the beach as men and women compete for the chance to represent Canada at the World Championship - TSN will be on site covering the competition. Show & Shine - Saturday at Thurst-T's Cycle 298 Pretty River Parkway, Collingwood, Ontario.

Kids Downtown
Date:      EVERY Tuesday in July from 7pm to 8pm
Location:  Newmarket - Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Drive
Details:    This family oriented entertainment show allows you to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to delight in the evening's kid-friendly entertainment. July 10 – Sing along with Russ. July 17 – Magic Show with Scott Dietrich. July 24 – Doo the Clown (as seen in the movie Billy Madison).  July 31 – TBD. Inclement weather location is inside the Community Centre & Lions Hall.

Barrielicious
Date:   Now – Sunday, July 22
Location:  Barrie - Various restaurants in the Barrie Area
Details:    Barrie's premier food festival celebrating local restaurants and chefs. You can expect
prix fixe full course meals - ranging from $15 - $30, Go on a culinary journey and indulge in multicultural delicacies. Experience new menus – exceptional festival menus with delectable results.  Meet established and aspiring chefs. Support your local restaurants, enjoy a great meal with friends and family, and celebrate good food!

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 – Sunday, August 17
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 Wednesday, 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 – Tuesday, 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!

Music in the Park
Date:           Now – Sunday, Aug 12
Location:     Thornbury - Bayview Park - 106 Bay Street East
Details:        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. Picnic suppers available at the park provided by Sustenance Catering. To order ahead please call Jean at 705-888-6710.

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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