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Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

All day

May 27

Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

Buy your ticket from the Lion’s Club for your chance to race your duck down the Coldwater River to win great prizes.  Lots of activities for the family, and view the ducks being dumped into the river right from the Mill grounds.

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Coldwater Classic Car Show

All day

Sept. 17
13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show
Come out and enjoy the 13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show!
Show off your ride or look around at the 500 cars on site, there are games for the kids and BBQ from the Midland Boy Scouts and all your favourite locations in Coldwater to checkout during the day!
Children under 12 get in FREE
Win thousands of dollars in prizes like car products, hardware items, tools, appliances, etc., and try for your chance to win the grand prize of a brand new classic engine rebuild, valued at $2,250!
This great family event is coordinated by a group of local car enthusiasts looking to support to Coldwater Minor Sports teams.

Beaverton Winter Carnival

All day

Feb. 3
Beaverton Winter Carnival
This event, run by the Beaverton Lions, starts with a pancake breakfast, community bake sale and silent auction. Fun family activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, wheelbarrow races, ice slides, zorb balls, face painting, mini golf, tug of war, a donut-on-a-string eating contest and sled races. Chili, stew, hot dogs and hot drinks—and warming stations—will take the chill off. Prizes for all kids. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Several locations, Beaverton,

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka - “Move to Give”

All day

1 day, 8 locations and a whole lot of fun

Choose how you MOVE and fundraise to GIVE back to your community. Funds raised help ensure the people in our community can access YMCA programs and services, empowering them to live healthier lives and reach their full potential.

The fourth annual YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka fundraiser called “Move to Give” will take place simultaneously in eight communities within our region. To kick start this massive fundraising event, 78 YMCA Child Care and school age programs across Simcoe/Muskoka hosted a mini fundraiser called “Moving and Grooving.” Children and their families collected “change to make change" in their communities across the region and raised over $24,000 towards the event goal of $100,000.

Move to Give participants will keep the momentum going on April 7 by challenging themselves physically while at the same time, giving back to their community.

For a full list of activities happening at each YMCA location across Simcoe/Muskoka go to:

We hope to see you at the YMCA on April 7!

‘The Mindful Project’

Tue. 1 May, 2018 12:00 pm - Thu. 28 Jun, 2018 4:00 pm

‘The Mindful Project’

Showcasing 2nd Annual Art Exhibition and exploring the expressive and cathartic process of creating and sharing art.

The Old Town Hall Gallery is calling all artists and makers using art as an expression to process or express feelings related to mental health and wellness. Themes include: Situational or personal trauma, forms of mediation, meditation and relaxation.

The exhibition will be from May 1st to June 28, 2018

Newmarket Old Town Hall 460 botsford Street Ontario L3Y 1T1

Hours: Monday to Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recreation and Culture Department

905-953-5313 or 905-715-6405

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Heritage Art Contest

Fri. 4 May, 2018 6:00 pm - Tue. 31 Jul, 2018 12:00 pm

Town Of Newmarket Heritage Art Contest

Announcing the Town of Newmarket’s 2018 Heritage Art Contest.  Focus on the heritage of the Town of Newmarket. This may include, but is not limited to, the Municipality’s culture, society, economy, history, significant events, architecture or natural environment (past or present). The contest is open to all residents of the Province of Ontario.

Artwork will be on display the first week of May until July 31, 2018.

Elman W. Campbell Museum or at the Newmarket Recreation and Culture Department, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket. For more information call (905) 953-5314 ext. 2831 or visit

Pastel Artists Canada

Thu. 10 May, 2018 6:00 am - Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm

May 10 – August 4, 2018

Pastel Artists Canada

27th Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale

Join us for a number of events planned during the exhibition:

Artist Reception- Awards Presentation & Silent Auction: Sat May 26: 1 – 4

Paint around Event: Tues May 29: 1 – 2 pm

Ways of Seeing Art Talk: The Pastel Story: Pigment & Art talk with Suzanne Godbout: Wed May 30: 6 – 7:30 pm

Guided art tours with Master Pastel Artists Ruth Rodgers, Kathy Hildebrandt and Robin Nyikos:

Mon May 28:  12 – 12:30 pm

Fri June 1st: 11:30am – 12 pm

Wed June 20: 1 – 3 pm

Pastel Artist Docent in the Gallery – Jennifer Assinck

May 16, 1-3 pm, & June 13:  6 – 7:30 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre,, 905-713-1818

Gallery Hours: Admission is Free | All Welcome

Monday: Closed

Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm

Primordial Waters

Mon. 21 May, 2018 6:00 am - Sun. 15 Jul, 2018 12:00 pm

To July 15 - Primordial Waters

Explores the importance of habitat and our spiritual connection to water, focusing on Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South


South Simcoe Theatre presents “Four Play: A Showcase of Play Readings”

Thu. 31 May, 2018 3:00 pm - Sun. 3 Jun, 2018 3:30 pm

May 31 to June 3

South Simcoe Theatre presents “Four Play: A Showcase of Play Readings”

  • Dates: 31 May – 03 Jun, 2018
  • Location: Cookstown
  • Address: South Simcoe Theatre, 1 Hamilton Street
  • Website:
  • Phone: 705-458-4432

Every session presents a different set of play readings! The Four Play format presents lightly reheard readings of a variety of works:some old, some new, some rare, some challenging. Playwrights are wanted for this event.

Event Times: 7:00pm and 5:00pm

Admission: $5.00 per play reading session

Georgian College Auto Show

Fri. 1 Jun, 2018 8:00 am - Sun. 3 Jun, 2018 1:00 pm

June 1 to 3 - Georgian College Auto Show

The largest outdoor student-run automotive show in Canada. This year’s event is focused on experiences and innovations in the automotive industry, including:

  • safety technologies
  • fuel advancements
  • the connected car experience
  • new products, services, features and automotive experiences

Georgian College Barrie Campus

One Georgian Dr.


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St. Paul’s Anglican Church Annual Plant Sale and More

Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 4:00 am - 10:00 am

Saturday June 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Annual Plant Sale and More. Huge selection of perennials, garden accessories and crafts. Trunk sale, barbecue and bake table. Corner of Yonge and Mapleview in Barrie.


34th Annual Beaverton Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale

Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 5:30 am - Sun. 3 Jun, 2018 12:00 pm

Antique Show

June 2 and 3 – 34th Annual Beaverton Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale.  Sat. 9:30am to 4:30pm; Sun. 10am to 4pm. 30+ vendors with a wide range of antiques for show and sale. Admission is $5. Fundraiser for the Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society. Beaverton Thorah Community Centre, 176 Main St., Beaverton


Celebrate Barrie

Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 6:00 am - Sun. 3 Jun, 2018 2:00 pm

Celebrate Barrie

Kick off the summer festival season at the 18th annual Celebrate Barrie event, happening Saturday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Centennial Park. The event is free and features fun for all ages.

Experience Barrie’s story through Heritage Village reenactments and hands-on activities provided by over 30 community groups. Discover the unexpected with exhibits that let you get up close and personal with local wildlife, uncover the science behind extreme sports or learn to skateboard & scooter. Inspire your creativity with live entertainment featuring local talent and a market featuring the work of local creators and food vendors.

Activities include:

  • Community Groups offering hands-on activities
  • Inflatables
  • Sciensational Sssnakes
  • Speaking of Wildlife
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Science North
  • Heritage Village
  • Barrie Fire Display
  • Learn to Skateboard & Scooter
  • Live entertainment including a Busker Show
  • Vendor market


After a busy day at Celebrate Barrie, bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Centennial Beach and enjoy a film under the stars. This year’s outdoor film will feature “Back to the Future” beginning at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) on Saturday night, weather permitting.

This year, the 29th annual Barrie Native Friendship Centre (BNFC) Pow Wow is being held in partnership with Celebrate Barrie. It takes place June 2 and 3 at Red Storey Field (125 Dunlop St W) and the theme is Honouring Our Founders. Grand Entry is at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the Pow Wow is $5.

Shuttle Information for June 2

Park at the Bayfield Mall (320 Bayfield St), with easy access from Highway 400, and catch a free bus to Celebrate Barrie and the BNFC Pow Wow. The shuttle will begin service from Bayfield Mall at 9:30 a.m. and the last shuttle will leave Centennial Park at 6:15 p.m. The shuttle bus is accessible and parking at the Bayfield Mall is free. The shuttle stops will be located at Barrie Transit stop #203 on Coulter Street behind the Bayfield Mall, Victoria Street across from Centennial Park, and Dunlop Street at Eccles Street for Red Storey Field. Shuttle service will also be available on Sunday between the Bayfield Mall and the Pow Wow.

For complete details on how you can join the celebration, visit

Barrie Concert Band presents The Classics

Sat. 2 Jun, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Barrie Concert Band presents The Classics

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 7:30-9:30 pm

Hi-Way Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie L4N 2B6 MAP

Discover a wide range of concert band repertoire at its best – from diverse classical transcriptions for band, to original modern-day and classic styles originally written for concert band!

This special concert will include familiar works by famous composers such as Brahms, Handel, Holst, Wagner, Dvorak, and a variety of well-established contemporary classic composers.

Prices: $10 Students; $20 Adults; Under 5 Free.

Tickets are available online, and will be available from band members and ticket outlets in May, or at the door from 6:30 pm.

For more info:

Phone: 705-481-1607

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