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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!

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


Sat. 16 Jun, 2018 6:00 am - Sat. 20 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm

June 16 – Oct. 20 - STREETS ALIVE.

For the 10-year anniversary of Streets Alive, a retrospective project, bringing out some pieces from all previous projects. All season long. Downtown Orillia,


ClearWater Farm Water Walk

All day

June 23 – ClearWater Farm Water Walk
Free, fun, family-friendly learning event for the whole community. 8am to 2pm
Start: Willow Beach Park with a 1 km walk along Lake Drive to ClearWater Farm.
8 am: Check in at Willow Beach Park,
8:45 am: An Elder from the Chippewas of Georgina Island leads a water prayer and blessing;
9:30 am: The ClearWater Farm Water Walk begins.

Led by Chippewas water keepers, kids and their families will walk along the shores of Lake Simcoe to ClearWater Farm where they will visit four interactive, hands-on learning stations themed around Water, Earth, Food and Community. They’ll enjoy a free lunch and then retrace their steps back to Willow Beach Park. And there is more…

From tragedy can come hope. Businesses are sponsoring this event to help rebuild the ClearWater Farm Barn that burned down accidentally in 2016 as an amazing interactive education space for children. As Georgina’s newest community asset, ClearWater Farm is a place for experiential learning connecting nature, food, community and eco-friendly technology.

481 Lake Dr E, Willow Beach, Georgina

"Water" exhibition, Newmarket Group of Artists

Sun. 24 Jun, 2018 8:00 am - Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 12:00 pm

The Georgina Art Centre and Gallery are featuring an art exhibition presented by the Newmarket Group of Artists starting June 24th through July 22, 2018.

The theme for this exhibition is “Water”, because of the popularity of this subject with many of the gallery’s customers who purchase water-related art pieces to decorate their cottages. Because the "Water" theme is open to interpretation, this group exhibition will include artwork from a variety of artistic endeavours including oil and acrylic on canvas, ceramics, photography, mixed media, Pyrography on wood, stained glass and more.


Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday Sunday 12-4 pm Closed Monday

For more information, contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leacock Summer Festival

Wed. 18 Jul, 2018 6:00 am - Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 6:00 pm

July 18-22: Leacock Summer Festival

July 18


July 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Leacock Museum,

Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5

Join us here at the Leacock Museum for our Summer Festival from Wednesday, July 18 to Sunday, July 22. Literature, activities, presentations, food, and more. Wednesday, July 18 to Sunday, July 22


Medley Food & Drink Festival

Fri. 20 Jul, 2018 11:00 am - Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 2:00 pm

Medley Food & Drink Festival

The most anticipated festival of the summer is 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.

The event is July 20-22, 2018 on Lake Simcoe in Barrie. There will be 80-100 vendors from Food makers, wineries, breweries, distilleries, cider houses, along with a full program of celebrity chefs, great live bands, entertainment and events. We are anticipating 12,000+ attendees over the weekend.

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Medley Food & Drink Festival

Fri. 20 Jul, 2018 11:00 am - Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 2:00 pm

July 20-22

Medley Food & Drink Festival.

The event is on Lake Simcoe in Barrie - Southshore Centre and park.

80-100 vendors from Food makers, wineries, breweries, distilleries, cider houses along with a full program of celebrity chefs, great live bands, entertainment and events.

2,000+ attendees over the weekend.


Fri. 20 Jul, 2018 1:00 pm - Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 1:00 pm


July 20 - July 22

Couchiching Beach Park,

Orillia, Ontario L3V 4H8

Our Festival is an annual event celebrating Scottish culture & heritage. 41st Annual festival will be July 20, 21, 22, 2018.

Please buy a button for $2.00

In recognition of 150 years since the incorporation of the City of Orillia, a small committee of Orillia citizens in consultation with the Orillia Scottish Festival Committee has developed an Orillia tartan. It is currently being registered in Scotland and will be exclusive to Orillia, Ontario.

Official Orillia Tartan Pattern

We are taking preorders of products made from this material.

Available products include:

  • tartan ties $35
  • blankets $160
  • ladies scarves $35
  • shashes

Orders can be placed in person at the Legion Branch 34 Orillia or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Beckett Retrospective

Sat. 21 Jul, 2018 6:00 am - Sun. 23 Sep, 2018 12:00 pm

July 21 to Sept. 23 - Dave Beckett Retrospective


A signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of Canada, Dave is a self-taught professional artist since an early age. At the age of 77 he is painting and conducting workshops in his chosen mediums. Dave’s research and subject gathering takes him to many locations of interest including his travels across his home country of Canada, Taxco and San Miguel de Allende Mexico, the UK and the southern states of the United States. This exhibition will showcase Dave’s work in pastels throughout his career.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S.


Beaverton and Area House Tour

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Beaverton and Area House Tour

Sunday July 22 between 1:00 and 5:00

Six interesting homes to view plus refreshments.

Advanced tickets are available at Maxines Fashions, 360 Simcoe St. ph 705-426-7734

On July 22 tickets will be available at the Meeting Place after 11:00 am, 284 Simcoe St

Cost $15.00


Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 2:00 pm

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds is proud to announce that Canadian rock legends, BARENAKED LADIES, will perform with special guests on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Presale tickets start at $49 on Wednesday, May 23 with the public on sale at 10 AM EST on Friday, May 25. General Admission and VIP tickets can be purchased at

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