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Sun. 4 Aug, 2019

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

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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; newmarket.ca/museum

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

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

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

Kempenfest

Fri. 2 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Mon. 5 Aug, 2019 6:00 pm

Aug. 2 to 5 — 49th Annual Kempenfest. A Barrie August long weekend tradition not to be missed! This year's Kempenfest features more than 350 arts and craft exhibitors, 40 antique dealers, two beer gardens with entertainment day and night, an enhanced Family Centre, food vendors, midway and more.

Art Vendors open Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am - 6pm (various times for concerts, please visit website)

Admission: Free

Along Barrie's Waterfront

www.kempenfest.com

In the Company of Women

Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 11:00 am - Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 11:00 am

Aug. 3 to 9 — "In the Company of Women"

Experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space as you restore your energies. Come for three to six nights and bring a friend or meet new friends. Private or shared accommodation. 

$120-150 per night, private, $105 per night, shared
Saturday August 3, 11am - Friday August 9, 11am (3 night minimum)

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013    

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 4 Aug, 2019 7:30 pm

July to September — Sunset Tai Chi. Sunday summer evenings: 

July 8-9pm

Aug. 7:30-8:30pm

Sept. 7-8pm

Join Tony Lin as he leaders free outdoor Tai Chi sessions on our west grounds on Sunday evenings, weather permitting. No registration needed.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

905-476-4013; lorettomaryholme.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Mon. 5 Aug, 2019

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

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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; newmarket.ca/museum

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

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

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

Kempenfest

Fri. 2 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Mon. 5 Aug, 2019 6:00 pm

Aug. 2 to 5 — 49th Annual Kempenfest. A Barrie August long weekend tradition not to be missed! This year's Kempenfest features more than 350 arts and craft exhibitors, 40 antique dealers, two beer gardens with entertainment day and night, an enhanced Family Centre, food vendors, midway and more.

Art Vendors open Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am - 6pm (various times for concerts, please visit website)

Admission: Free

Along Barrie's Waterfront

www.kempenfest.com

In the Company of Women

Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 11:00 am - Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 11:00 am

Aug. 3 to 9 — "In the Company of Women"

Experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space as you restore your energies. Come for three to six nights and bring a friend or meet new friends. Private or shared accommodation. 

$120-150 per night, private, $105 per night, shared
Saturday August 3, 11am - Friday August 9, 11am (3 night minimum)

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013    

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Tue. 6 Aug, 2019

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

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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; newmarket.ca/museum

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

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

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

In the Company of Women

Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 11:00 am - Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 11:00 am

Aug. 3 to 9 — "In the Company of Women"

Experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space as you restore your energies. Come for three to six nights and bring a friend or meet new friends. Private or shared accommodation. 

$120-150 per night, private, $105 per night, shared
Saturday August 3, 11am - Friday August 9, 11am (3 night minimum)

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013    

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Garden Volunteers - Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre

Tue. 6 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday mornings May-September, 10am - noon

Garden Volunteers - Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

Volunteers play an important role in our many projects. If you'd like to help, come any Tuesday and spend some time between 10:00am - noon.

Students needing community service hours are welcome.

Call ahead, if possible - or just come.  905-476-4013    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    lorettomaryholme.ca

Simcoe County Museum After Hours

Tue. 6 Aug, 2019 7:00 pm

July 2 to Aug. 27 — Museum After Hours. Join us Tuesday evenings throughout the summer for our Museum After Hours program. Explore the County's past with games, activities and family-friendly fun. The program runs from 7 – 9 p.m. every Tuesday from July 2 to August 27, 2019.

Simcoe County Museum, 1151 ON-26, Minesing.

705-728-3721; museum.simcoe.ca

Wed. 7 Aug, 2019

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

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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; newmarket.ca/museum

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

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

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

In the Company of Women

Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 11:00 am - Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 11:00 am

Aug. 3 to 9 — "In the Company of Women"

Experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space as you restore your energies. Come for three to six nights and bring a friend or meet new friends. Private or shared accommodation. 

$120-150 per night, private, $105 per night, shared
Saturday August 3, 11am - Friday August 9, 11am (3 night minimum)

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013    

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wed. 7 Aug, 2019 6:00 pm

Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Description: 
A free summer series offering a diverse range of entertainment in Downtown Barrie every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. The Barrie Thunder Classics showcase their classic and custom cars and trucks, and the Barrie Film Festival presents free outdoor screenings on select evenings. Don't forget to bring your lawn chair.

Admission: Free
Click here for schedule.

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wed. 7 Aug, 2019 6:00 pm

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Thu. 8 Aug, 2019

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

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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; newmarket.ca/museum

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

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

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

In the Company of Women

Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 11:00 am - Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 11:00 am

Aug. 3 to 9 — "In the Company of Women"

Experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space as you restore your energies. Come for three to six nights and bring a friend or meet new friends. Private or shared accommodation. 

$120-150 per night, private, $105 per night, shared
Saturday August 3, 11am - Friday August 9, 11am (3 night minimum)

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013    

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Boots & Hearts 2019

Thu. 8 Aug, 2019 12:00 pm - Sun. 11 Aug, 2019 7:00 pm

Aug. 8 to 11 – Boots & Hearts 2019. Boots and Hearts is an annual country and camping music festival event produced by Republic Live. Held at the custom designed camping and festival grounds at Burl’s Creek, the festival will take place August 8-11, 2019. Boots and Hearts is the recipient of the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Festival of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Canadian Music Week 2015 Festival of the Year.

Boots and Hearts is the largest camping and country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. It is a four-day celebration of country music where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigours of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget.

We live out our motto. Work Hard. Play Harder. From Payment Plans, to Kids 12 & Under Free admittance, we do our best to make Boots and Hearts as accessible as possible to our fans. We hope that you’ll join us this year to experience what Boots and Hearts is all about.

Boots & Hearts 2019 line-up:

  • • Jason Aldean
  • • Miranda Lambert
  • • Cole Swindell
  • • Marren Morris
  • • Kip Moore
  • • Kane Brown

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line S., Oro-Medonte, off Hwy. 11, between Orillia and Barrie.

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Fri. 9 Aug, 2019

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

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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; newmarket.ca/museum

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

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

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

In the Company of Women

Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 11:00 am - Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 11:00 am

Aug. 3 to 9 — "In the Company of Women"

Experience the tranquil beauty of this sacred space as you restore your energies. Come for three to six nights and bring a friend or meet new friends. Private or shared accommodation. 

$120-150 per night, private, $105 per night, shared
Saturday August 3, 11am - Friday August 9, 11am (3 night minimum)

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013    

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Boots & Hearts 2019

Thu. 8 Aug, 2019 12:00 pm - Sun. 11 Aug, 2019 7:00 pm

Aug. 8 to 11 – Boots & Hearts 2019. Boots and Hearts is an annual country and camping music festival event produced by Republic Live. Held at the custom designed camping and festival grounds at Burl’s Creek, the festival will take place August 8-11, 2019. Boots and Hearts is the recipient of the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Festival of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Canadian Music Week 2015 Festival of the Year.

Boots and Hearts is the largest camping and country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. It is a four-day celebration of country music where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigours of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget.

We live out our motto. Work Hard. Play Harder. From Payment Plans, to Kids 12 & Under Free admittance, we do our best to make Boots and Hearts as accessible as possible to our fans. We hope that you’ll join us this year to experience what Boots and Hearts is all about.

Boots & Hearts 2019 line-up:

  • • Jason Aldean
  • • Miranda Lambert
  • • Cole Swindell
  • • Marren Morris
  • • Kip Moore
  • • Kane Brown

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line S., Oro-Medonte, off Hwy. 11, between Orillia and Barrie.

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Orillia Waterfront Festival

Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 12:00 pm - Sun. 11 Aug, 2019 6:00 pm

Aug. 9 to 11 — Orillia Waterfront Festival. A weekend of fun activities and entertainment at the beautiful Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Lake Couchiching, Orillia.

The Orillia Waterfront Festival in-water boat show features new, dealer trade, select brokerage and private owner boats, and includes everything from kayaks to cruisers. Over 100 land vendors and exhibitors offer boating accessories, water sport equipment, cottage and outdoor products, great summer fashions, good food and more. Art exhibits, dog agility trials, Dock Dogs Diving Contest,exciting water ski shows throughout the weekend.

Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at Noon.

An average of 8,000-12,000 people attend the festival each year depending on weather conditions.

Fri: Noon – 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

1-888-326-4424; https://www.orillia.com/

Fridays at the Foster - Concert Series

Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fridays at the Foster - Concert Series

Every Friday night May-Sept

7:30-8:30 P.M.

Admission - Donation at the door.

June 21 Erwin Schack - Guitar

Eriwin is a local finger-style guitarist performing music from Bruce Cockburn, Don Ross and others.

June 28  Richard Elliot - Guitar

A solo acoustic finger-style guitarist. Flamenco,folk blues music. Has won awards for his instrumental album

July 5 Justin Kerswill Multi Instrumentalist

Justin plays jazz, East Indian, African,rock and Celtic with Guitar, Percussion Loops. Justin is an exceptional entertainer and keeps the show moving

July 12 David Donar -Guitar

David’s finger-style playing is inspired by Folk and Blues artists and old time country. Fantastic musician that entertains.

July 19 Cachet Trio

Janet Anderson, Kevin Jaques, Kevin Thompson, Easy listening music, covers a broad cross section Irish and Seniors Music and favourites of 60’s and 70’s

July 26 Shaman Ayerhart  Vocals/Country

Beating heart of Country Music playing a mix of up Tempo classic and new original songs.

The Thomas Foster Memorial

9449 Conc. 7 (Durham 1)

4km north of Uxbridge

905-640-3966; fostermemorial.com

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019

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

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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; newmarket.ca/museum

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

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

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

Boots & Hearts 2019

Thu. 8 Aug, 2019 12:00 pm - Sun. 11 Aug, 2019 7:00 pm

Aug. 8 to 11 – Boots & Hearts 2019. Boots and Hearts is an annual country and camping music festival event produced by Republic Live. Held at the custom designed camping and festival grounds at Burl’s Creek, the festival will take place August 8-11, 2019. Boots and Hearts is the recipient of the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Festival of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Canadian Music Week 2015 Festival of the Year.

Boots and Hearts is the largest camping and country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. It is a four-day celebration of country music where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigours of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget.

We live out our motto. Work Hard. Play Harder. From Payment Plans, to Kids 12 & Under Free admittance, we do our best to make Boots and Hearts as accessible as possible to our fans. We hope that you’ll join us this year to experience what Boots and Hearts is all about.

Boots & Hearts 2019 line-up:

  • • Jason Aldean
  • • Miranda Lambert
  • • Cole Swindell
  • • Marren Morris
  • • Kip Moore
  • • Kane Brown

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line S., Oro-Medonte, off Hwy. 11, between Orillia and Barrie.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orillia Waterfront Festival

Fri. 9 Aug, 2019 12:00 pm - Sun. 11 Aug, 2019 6:00 pm

Aug. 9 to 11 — Orillia Waterfront Festival. A weekend of fun activities and entertainment at the beautiful Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Lake Couchiching, Orillia.

The Orillia Waterfront Festival in-water boat show features new, dealer trade, select brokerage and private owner boats, and includes everything from kayaks to cruisers. Over 100 land vendors and exhibitors offer boating accessories, water sport equipment, cottage and outdoor products, great summer fashions, good food and more. Art exhibits, dog agility trials, Dock Dogs Diving Contest,exciting water ski shows throughout the weekend.

Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at Noon.

An average of 8,000-12,000 people attend the festival each year depending on weather conditions.

Fri: Noon – 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

1-888-326-4424; https://www.orillia.com/

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

pinetreepotters.ca

Brock’s Big Bite

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 — Brock’s Big Bite, A Festival of Food and Friends. Brock’s Big Bite is serving up another great menu of food and fun for the whole family at the ninth annual community festival. Circle Saturday August 10th on your calendar now.  Our 2019 location is Downtown Beaverton with plenty of room for activities and exhibits.  And there is still no admission fee. Join neighbours, friends and the Beaverton community from 10am to 4pm for a family-friendly celebration filled with activities for all ages… plenty to see, hear, experience and taste.  

The traditional ‘long lunch’ prepared by volunteer chefs from local business and community organizations will feature fresh local food.  The meal will be served from 12 pm to 2 pm advance ticket purchase is recommended.  See our EATS page for menu details.  Tickets will be available online through our TICKETS page as well as from a variety of Brock businesses. 

Brock’s Big Bite is proud to be a ‘green’ festival, featuring a water bottle refill station to keep festival guests hydrated, and compostable dinnerware to reduce our waste footprint.

The imagination and inspiration of local artists expressed through a variety of media is one of the festival features you won’t want to miss.  The artists will be joined in the vendor marketplace by local artisans ready to entice you with goods that they have grown, baked or created.

​Be sure to visit the Silent Auction table at Brock’s Big Bite on August 10th from 10am to 4pm. Lots of variety and some great deals to bid on. Draw prizes too. Purchase a lunch ticket or complete a short marketing survey to enter

Live music is also on the menu.  Talented entertainers will be on stage throughout the day offering a wide range of songs for your listening pleasure.  Get ready to tap your feet, dance or sing along.

brocksbigbite.ca

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