Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Month Flat Week Day

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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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.

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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D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m. 

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314;

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

Norval Morrisseau exhibition: Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:00 pm - Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First Nations arts community, and is the first major display of art of this calibre in Innisfil.

The art will be on display June 25 to July 31. Library hours below. Closed Mondays. 

The opening reception is at 7pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Branch for a special talk from the Maclaren Art Centre, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This year's IACHC AGM is excited to include a special reception celebrating a new exhibit at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library of Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, on loan from the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (1931-2007) was born in Sand Pointe Reserve near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He survived residential school and lived with his maternal grandparents for most of his youth, learning both Catholic and Anishinaabe teachings and growing into an accomplished artist. Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was named a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts. His work can be found in important collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the MacLaren Art Centre and others. Today he remains one of Canada’s best-known artists.

Learn more here:

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967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil ON L9S1V3 

  • Phone: (705) 431-7410
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Barrie Air Show

Fri. 28 Jun, 2019 5:30 pm - Sat. 29 Jun, 2019 3:00 pm

June 28 and 29 — Barrie Air Show. The Barrie Air Show returns for two thrilling shows over Kempenfelt Bay featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the CF-18 Demo Team, as well as aviation-themed activities and military displays. Barrie Waterfront Parks.

​June 28 | 6:00 pm Show #1 - ​Featuring Canadian Forces Snowbirds, CF-18 Demonstration Team, Mike Tryggvason
​June 29 | 1:00 pm ​Show #2 - Featuring Canadian Forces Snowbirds, CF-18 Demonstration Team, Mike Tryggvason, Gord Price

Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival 2019

Fri. 28 Jun, 2019 6:00 pm - Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 11:00 pm

June 28 to July 1 — Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival 2019. The Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival is a free family event that happens over the Canada Day weekend and features: The Festival Market with more than 200 crafters and vendors, The Made-in-Canada Music Party, The Hometown Country Concert and Corn Roast, Canada Day fireworks, tons of free Kids Activities, live entertainment, pancake breakfast and the Carnival plus a whole lot more – plus lots and lots of strawberries. Friday, June 28, 2019 6:00pm  Monday, July 1, 2019 11:00pm. Memorial Park,

Park Drive and Burkholder Street , Stouffville,

Barrie Promenade Days

Sat. 29 Jun, 2019 4:30 pm - Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 11:00 pm

June 29 to July 1 — Barrie Promenade Days. Head to Downtown Barrie this Canada Day long weekend! Experience the longest running event and largest Canada Day celebration in the region. To locals and tourists alike, Promenade Days promises 3 days of exciting fun and entertainment for the entire family. Come down and experience Downtown Barrie in a traffic-free pedestrian-only environment. Locally owned shops, restaurants and patios work together to create a street market atmosphere that’s fun, exciting, engaging and full of energy. Axe throwing, Barrie Wrestling, stilt walkers and fire artists are just the beginning. The weekend is full of live music at Meridian Place and the Heritage Park gazebo, Summer Ice Skills Tournament, Couples Skates, fun on the Greenstreet, a Midway and more.

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