Taste of the Town
Date:      Thursday, April 18 at 6:30pm
Location: Alliston - The Gibson Centre - 63 Tupper Street West
Details:    IT'S BACK! The Gibson Cultural Centre's 10th Annual Fundraiser, Taste of the Town
Taste of the Town is the Gibson Centre's premier fundraiser, a gourmet food and beverage event with 100% of the proceeds supporting arts and culture in our heritage building. Live Entertainment, 25 Eateries, Silent & Live Auctions,  "Best Brownie in Town" Contest and After Party in the Mercer Pub.

Barrie ComiCon
Date:      Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Barrie - East Bayfield Community Centre - 80 Livingstone Street East
Details:    It's the return of the Barrie Comic Con! Featuring: A variety of vendors will be selling comic books, new & vintage toys, jewelry, DVD’s, anime, manga, prints, and a variety of other awesome geek stuff among other things! Tell your friends and come join us for a day of fun! Cosplay is always encouraged! (Please check our website for rules & regulations) Food donations = Fantastic prizes. Please bring food items for the local food bank. One raffle ticket per item!

Bradford Greenhouse Gallery Easter Egg Hunt
Date:      Friday, April 19 at 9am, 11am and 1pm
Location: Barrie - Bradford Greenhouse Gallery - 4346 Highway 90
Details:    Join us on Friday, April 19 at 9am, 11am and 1pm for our annual Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery Easter Egg Hunt! Bounce into our Barrie or Bradford location and search for some chocolate eggs...hidden by the Easter Bunny of course! Don't forget to look for the GOLDEN EGG to win 4 movie tickets with popcorn (an $80 value!). Each time slot has a limited number of tickets, so make sure you hop on over to the link below and reserve your tickets to our registered event today! Tickets are FREE, however, donations of non-perishable food items to support the local food bank or a donation to ‘Roots for Youth’ is greatly appreciated. Please note: Prizes must be accepted as is and hold no cash value. Chocolate eggs may contain peanuts. Children 8 years or under are welcome. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time with your ticket.

Easter in the Village
Date:      Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21
Location: Blue Mountains – Blue Mountain Village - 156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Details:    Celebrate Easter in the Village with Easter egg scavenger hunts, horse and wagon rides, groove dancing, and more! Easter Scavenger Hunt - All Weekend. Pick up your scavenger hunt at the Visitor's Information Centre and find the pictures of the Easter eggs that are scattered throughout the Village! Find them all? Hand in your scavenger hunt to redeem your prize!

Horse and Wagon Rides - Friday-Sunday, 12-3pm - Take a scenic horse-drawn wagon ride around the base of Blue Mountain and experience the Village in a whole new way! The horse & wagon rides are free and are first come, first serve. Try to arrive early to guarantee your seat on the wagon, pickup and drop off is at M.J. Byrne's Irish Pub.

Easter Brunch at Oliver & Bonacini- Sunday, 10am-2pm - This Easter Sunday, enjoy time with family and friends and indulge in Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill's chef-inspired buffet. Executive Chef Jeremy Korten has crafted a delicious spread of sweet and savoury dishes, from traditional eggs Benedict to banana French toast. Paired with seafood, omelette and carving stations, their expansive menu is perfect for the entire family!

A very Hewitts Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt
Date:      Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20
Location: Coldwater – Hewitt’s Farm Market- 3331 Town Line
Details:    Join us as we open Hewitts Fun Farm for this very special event in Celebration of Easter and all things Easter Bunny! Easter Egg Hunts, scavenger hunt, visit the Easter Bunny in the Bunny Hut, visit with our spring farm animals, wagon rides, cookie decorating in the farm market store, seasonal samples, crafts and so much more await you and your family! Don’t forget your camera as there will be lots of photo opportunities! Friday April 19th & Saturday April 20th from 11am to 3pm
What’s New for 2019? - We have new babies looking to join our Easter celebration, trusty favourites that still make us smile from previous years and of course you can visit the EASTER BUNNY. Spring has definitely sprung at Hewitts.

Collingwood Downtown Great Easter Egg Hunt!
Date:      Saturday, April 20 from 11am to 3pm
Location: Collingwood – Various downtown locations
Details:    Pick up your Easter Egg Hunt form from the Town Hall Activity Centre and count the eggs that have been hidden in the store windows throughout downtown. Don’t forget to make a craft to take home and keep your eyes open for the Easter Bunny who will have treats for kids of all ages. Make sure you don’t miss counting any of the eggs as there will be prizes awarded for boys and girls in all four categories. The day begins at 10 am at the Collingwood Museum / Station…. bring a bag and collect the eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny on the grounds. This event is for children 10 and under only, and they must bring an adult with them to join the fun. This part of the day is hosted by the Journey Community Church and there will be lots of activities to keep the little ones busy while they wait for their turn to join the hunt. Then join us at the Children’s Activity Centre, in front of Collingwood’s Town Hall. There will be free face painting and a chance to take home a fun balloon.  You can pick up your egg counting entry form, then head out and count the eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden in all the business windows throughout downtown. Bring along your parents for help, as accuracy counts!  Return the form for your chance to win a great prize. Come dressed for the weather and stay for this Spring filled day of activities. Don’t forget your camera so you can have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. While you’re visiting Downtown, drop into the shops as the new spring clothing, accessories and home decor fashions have arrived. Check out and see what’s new; from Easter Bonnets to Easter dinner, the businesses and shops have everything you will need for this holiday and the rest of Spring.  Stay for a cup of tea or coffee or a great lunch at one of our outstanding restaurants.  Make Downtown Collingwood your destination for everything Easter!

Drysdale's Easter Egg Hunt
Date:      Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21
Location: Egbert - Drysdale's Tree Farm - 6635 Simcoe Road 56
Details:    Drysdale’s is proud to once again host our Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19, 20, 21 2019.  We are again gratefully accepting non-perishable food donations, which will be distributed to our local food banks.
Day Activities Include: Egg hunt and treat bag (pre-registration), Magic show, Visit with the Easter Bunny, Zootek: live exotic animal show, face painting, refreshments.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your hunt time; upon arrival, proceed to the Evergreen Store to complete the registration process. Fee includes: Train & wagon ride, Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, and treat bags for participating children. Also includes two live shows: the Pick Pocket Magician and Zoo Tek, an educational interactive exotic animal experience. We encourage you to bring your camera for photos with the animals to share on Facebook and Instagram! To Participate in the Easter Egg Hunts.

Easter at Friday Harbour
Date:      Saturday, April 20 to Monday, April 22
Location: Innisfil - Friday Harbour - 311 Big Bay Point Road
Details:    The Easter Bunny is making a special trip to Friday Harbour and we have plenty of activities to celebrate! We will kick things off on Saturday, with our second annual egg drop and an Easter-themed family relay race that is fun for the whole gang! End your day cozied up around the camp fire with live music or trek through the Nature Preserve on our Owl Prowl to scout out some nocturnal wildlife.
Sunday will be packed with activities for everyone to enjoy, including a petting zoo with bunnies, hedgehogs and other cuddly critters, an Easter egg hunt, Easter trivia, wagon rides, egg decorating, an Easter scavenger hunt and, most importantly, a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself!
On Monday, we will keep the good times rolling with Easter bingo and a special Earth Day craft the whole family can enjoy. The Easter Bunny will be making appearances across the Resort all weekend long so be sure to snap a photo and tag us! PARKING Guests can park in the East Parking lot at the intersection of Sea Ray Avenue and Sunreef Avenue. Shuttles will be on site to drive Guests down to the Boardwalk, Beach Hut, and Harbour Master Building.

Easter Egg Hunt
Date:      Sunday, April 21 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Annon (Meaford Area) - Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery - 599448 2nd Concession North
Details:    The Easter Bunny is making a special trip to Friday Harbour and we have plenty of activities to celebrate! We will kick things off on Saturday, with our second annual egg drop and an Easter-themed family relay race that is fun for the whole gang! End your day cozied up around the camp fire with live music or trek through the Nature Preserve on our Owl Prowl to scout out some nocturnal wildlife.
Sunday will be packed with activities for everyone to enjoy, including a petting zoo with bunnies, hedgehogs and other cuddly critters, an Easter egg hunt, Easter trivia, wagon rides, egg decorating, an Easter scavenger hunt and, most importantly, a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself!
On Monday, we will keep the good times rolling with Easter bingo and a special Earth Day craft the whole family can enjoy. The Easter Bunny will be making appearances across the Resort all weekend long so be sure to snap a photo and tag us! PARKING Guests can park in the East Parking lot at the intersection of Sea Ray Avenue and Sunreef Avenue. Shuttles will be on site to drive Guests down to the Boardwalk, Beach Hut, and Harbour Master Building.

Earth Day at Wye Marsh
Date:      Saturday, April 20 from 9am to 4:30pm
Location: Midland - Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - 16160 Highway 12 East
Details:    Unearth your learning with Wye Marsh as we celebrate nature and all its wonders.
Wye Marsh celebrates Earth Day! Unearth your learning with activities designed for families to learn about stewardship in a hands-on way, such as an invasive species pull, BlioBlitz, live animal demonstrations, and a seedling tree for the first 50 families to plant at home! Come out and enjoy a day in support of responsible living on our beautiful Earth!

  • BioBlitz: Plants - 10:00am
  • Wet n' Scaly Demonstration - 11:00am
  • BioBlitz: Insects or Amphibians - 12:00pm
  • BioBlitz: Birds - 1:00pm
  • Wet n' Scaly Demonstration - 2:00pm
  • Invasive Species Pull for Glossy Buckthorn - 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunflower Seed Craft - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Earth Day at Simcoe County Museum
Date:      Saturday, April 20 from 1pm to 4:30pm
Location: Minesing - Simcoe County Museum - 1151 Highway 26
Details:    The sun provides us with light, energy, and life. The Simcoe County Museum is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 20. Join us at the Museum to learn about the awesome powers of the sun!   Experiment with the unseen light of the sun and learn how you can protect yourself from the sun's rays. Finish the day off by harnessing the suns energy to cook a delicious treat.

39th Annual Orillia Perch Festival
Date:      Saturday, April 20 to Saturday, May 11
Location: Orillia - Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching - Headquarters are at Tudhope Park, 450 Atherley Rd
Details:    One of Canada's Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each!  Just fish to win! Plus ... Bonus Perch & Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws!
Adult & children’s categories.
Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road
Opening Ceremonies - Friday, April 19 – 7:00 pm - ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road
Special OPP Ki4s’ Day - Saturday, May 05 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tudhope Park, Atherley Road
Closing Ceremonies, Saturday, May 11 – 7:00 pm, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road

Downtown Orillia's Great Easter Egg Hunt
Date:      Saturday, April 20 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Orillia – Downtown Orillia – Mississauga Street
Details:    Bring your kids downtown in search of colourful Easter eggs hidden throughout Downtown Orillia! Trade them for chocolates at the egg exchange at the historic Opera House. Meet the Easter bunny, face painting, treasure hunt. Don't forget… find the golden egg and win a prize!

Easter Eggstravaganza
Date:      Saturday, April 20 from 10:00am to 12pm
Location: Penetanguishene - Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives - 13 Burke Street
Details:    Round up the family and head to the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum for some Easter egg hunting fun! Take part in an Easter Egg Hunt, meet the Easter Bunny, receive a treat bag, crafts and games.

Wasaga Beach Easter Eggstravaganza
Date:      Saturday, April 20 from 10:00am to 3pm
Location: Wasaga Beach - RecPlex/ Oakview Woods - 1724 Mosley Street
Details:    10th Annual! Celebrate Easter with the Easter Bunny, giant egg hunt, community BBQ, tons of exciting kids activities and fun for everyone!

Chappell Farms Spring Festival (Weekends)
Date:      April 19-21
Location: Barrie - Chappell Farms, 617 Penetanguishene Road
Details:    Chappell Farms Spring Festival is five days of fresh air fun! Leave the winter blues behind when you
and your family enjoy a Spring day on the farm. You will see baby farm animals, go on a wagon ride,
watch a magic show, enjoy plenty of play areas and jumping castles. The best part is our large candy
hunt done every hour! You can collect as much candy as you like. The festival is held the weekend
before Easter (Saturday and Sunday) and the Easter weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 10
am – 4 pm.

Springlicious 2019
Date:      Monday, April 1 to Friday May 17
Location: Blue Mountains - Blue Mountain Village - 170 Jozo Weider Blvd
Details:    A favorite time of year in the Village!  It’s a dining tour de force! Enjoy breakfast and lunch specials from $15 and $30 dinner specials at ten amazing restaurants in the Village.

Rounds Ranch Easter Activities
Date:      April 19-20
Location: Elmvale - Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92
Details:    Join the Easter Bunny on April 13 - 14 and 19 - 20 for a hoppin’ good time! There are 6 trails to hop
on: Bunny Patch Hunt, Bunny Trail, Rabbit Trail, Mystery Trail, Glow in the Dark trail, and the
Resurrection Trail – a trail for every age group. Lots of great photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Easter
egg hunt, barnyard animals, zip lines, and so much more!

Maple Trail in Muskoka
Date:      Friday, March 8 to Friday, April 26
Location: Muskoka – Various locations
Details:    The Muskoka Maple Trail is a collection of the very best maple experiences in Muskoka. These are the very best maple experiences you can find and include; maple sugar bush tours, pancake and maple breakfasts, maple beer and wine, maple sweets and baked goodies, and maple inspired cuisine.
Try one of each and have yourself the sweetest adventure in Canada! You can pick up a Maple Trail map beginning March 8, 2019 from these locations: Muskoka Tourism Visitor Information Centre, Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce, Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce, Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce, and the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce.

Tap Into Maple
Date: Friday, March 1 to Tuesday, April 30
Location: Orillia Area (Lake Country): Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Brechin, Coldwater
Details: 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. Come and experience all things MAPLE on the sweetest route in Ontario's Lake Country and Heart of Georgian Bay!

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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