Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Month Flat Week Day

Tap Into Maple

Wed. 1 Mar, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 31 May, 2017 5:00 pm

March 1 to May 31

Tap Into Maple

The Tap into Maple self driving route was created to support and showcase our 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 our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay a while, our local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you. Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario’s Lake Country and Heart of Georgian Bay has something for everyone.


Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159;


MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Schomberg Agricultural Fair

Thu. 25 May, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 28 May, 2017 5:00 pm

The Schomberg Agricultural Fair

A heart-warming and fun local tradition that has been upheld for 165 years. Every May, rain or shine, Schomberg plays host to a colourful celebration of local agriculture, art, and talent. The fair offers not only ample room for parking, but also a sprawling array of fun activities. Year after year, the midway, carnival games and food carts are a big attraction. On the quieter side of the fairgrounds one would find the more agricultural endeavours which are the namesake for this wide-ranging celebration. They include the local art show in the arena, local craft vendors, petting zoos, as well as countless livestock competitions. 905-939-8283;

Barrie Waterfront Festival

Fri. 26 May, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 28 May, 2017 6:00 pm

May 26 to 28

Barrie Waterfront Festival

Live bands from a variety of genres. Free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks. Don't miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit. Friday: 5pm to 10pm;  Saturday: Noon to 10pm; Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Admission: Free

Downtown Barrie, Heritage Park

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