Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

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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!

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

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South



Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.


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South Simcoe Theatre presents

Thu. 30 May, 2019 8:00 pm - Sun. 2 Jun, 2019 4:30 pm

South Simcoe Theatre presents 'Four Play - A Showcase of Play Readings'

Every session presents a different set of plays! Four Plays presents lightly rehearsed readings of a variety of works: some old, some new, some rare, and some challenging. Playwrights are wanted for this event. 

Event Time: Thurs, Fri and Sat - 8pm; Sun - 2pm
Admission: $5.00 per day

Newmarket Stage Co. presents The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Thu. 30 May, 2019 8:00 pm - Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 10:00 pm

The venerable Newmarket Stage Company presents The Odd Couple – (Female Version)

Stage 426, Newmarket Legion, 707 Srigley St., May 30, 31, June 1 and June 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m., with two matinees at 2 p.m. June 1 and 6.

Unger and Madison are at it again, only this time, it’s Florence Unger and Olive Madison – not to be missed!

Cabaret seating.

Tickets only $15.

Call the Box Office at 289-500-2114. Visit: for more info.

Georgian College Auto Show

Fri. 31 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 2 Jun, 2019 6:00 pm

Georgian College Auto Show

  • Dates: 31 May – 02 Jun, 2019
  • Location: Barrie
  • Address: Georgian College Campus, 1 Georgian Drive, Barrie
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  • Phone: 705-722-5161


Visit Canada’s largest outdoor new car show and Drive the Future at the 34th Annual Georgian College Auto Show. Visit for details on presenting manufacturer brands and fun activities for all ages. 


Georgian College Auto Show

Fri. 31 May, 2019 12:00 pm - Sun. 2 Jun, 2019 5:00 pm

Ignite your passion at the Georgian College Auto Show, 
May 31 to June 2 at the Barrie Campus

The 34th annual Georgian College Auto Show returns under the theme of “Ignited By Passion” at the Barrie Campus from May 31 to June 2.

It’s the largest outdoor, student-run new car auto show in Canada. The event is organized and staffed by students enrolled in automotive programs at the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC).

The 2018 show attracted just over 11,000 visitors from across Ontario. From the planning of the show to the wrap-up, only automotive students are involved. The student directors carry out all show tasks, including marketing, sponsorship, recruitment and training, event logistics and community events. Brand ambassadors and team leaders are also all automotive students.

This year’s team of directors is bringing back several popular attractions, such as the Electric Vehicle Driving Experience, a variety of food truck vendors and the ever-popular Pfaff Autocross Track. The annual live auction – an activity that show visitors look forward to every year – is also making a comeback and will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. As usual, proceeds from the auction go toward supporting scholarships for the Automotive Business School of Canada’s students.

Motorcycles will be an additional feature to this year’s show.

An expanded KidZone features new activities on Saturday and Sunday, including Smart Adventures Yamaha mini bikes for children aged six to 12, inflatable activities, face painting, as well as a LEGO car display and a new Let’s Go Camping activity. The Red Barn Event Centre will be onsite with their canine performance team hosting shows at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on both days. All proceeds from the Pfaff Autocross Track and the Yamaha mini bikes will benefit Youth Haven – a Barrie charity that helps local youth in need.

On Friday, May 31, all the manufacturer tents will be open to anyone keen on getting a jump on viewing the new vehicles before the weekend crowds. There will be a limited number of activities taking place, so visitors are encouraged to “pay what you can” for entry, with all proceeds going to Youth Haven.

The show runs Friday, May 31 from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily admission is $7 for adults. Children 12 and under are free, and parking on campus is free throughout the weekend. A full schedule of events and $5 discount tickets are available online.

Celebrate Barrie

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Celebrate Barrie

The City of Barrie presents Celebrate Barrie, our kick-off to the summer festival season! Join us at Centennial Park along the beautiful shores of Kempenfelt Bay on Saturday, June 1st. Experience live music, heritage village, family fun zone, local vendor marketplace, community displays, outdoor film, and much more.

Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 30 Jun, 2019 5:00 pm

Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival

  • Dates: 01 – 30 Jun, 2019
  • Location: Barrie
  • Address: Various locations
  • Website:
  • Phone: (416) 953-1913

The Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival is a not for profit organization dedicated to increasing tourism throughout Simcoe County. This annual Photography Festival in Simcoe is aimed at increasing tourism throughout the county, during the month of June, by matching businesses with photographers. This will create mini galleries throughout the county to be marketed by the festival.

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Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 30 Jun, 2019 6:00 pm

June 1 to 30 — Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival. This annual Photography Festival in Simcoe is aimed at increasing tourism throughout the county, during the month of June, by matching businesses with photographers. Mini galleries are located throughout the county.

New Beginnings Pow Wow

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 1 — New Beginnings Pow Wow. The New Beginnings Pow Wow in Aurora will feature traditional dancing, drumming, food and will showcase some Multicultural Performers. The White Pine Dancers welcomes all nations to participate in this Pow Wow. The Town of Aurora invites all residents and visitors to join in this celebration. The theme for this year is "For Our Future Generations".

Grand entry 12 p.m. 
Festivities 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The feast 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Festivities and closing ceremony 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Lambert Willson Park, 135 Industrial Parkway North. Closest intersection is Industrial Parkway North and Wellington Street East.


Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

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Barrie Concert Band Presents '150 Years - Let's Celebrate!'

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Barrie Concert Band Presents '150 Years - Let's Celebrate!'

The band will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a unique tribute to its past history and its place in Barrie and Simcoe County as one of Canada's oldest concert bands!

Former conductor will share the baton with our current Music Director, Peter Volsey, Mark Tetrault, of international renown, will delight us with his tuba. Rick Pauzé will conduct the premiere of his composition specialty commissioned for this occasion.

Event Time: 2pm - 4:30pm


Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 7:30 pm

Featuring Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer, Derek Healey, and Harry Somers.

Tickets $25/$10,

7:30 PM

St. James' Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. N.

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