Celebrate Summer NyDock Rockin’ Blues Party
The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce presents The Annual Celebrate Summer NyDock Rockin’ Blues Party! Join us on September 4 from 5:30-9:30pm at Lumina Resort for a Blues Brothers cocktail party, live blues tunes by Tobin Spring & guests, delicious BBQ buffet dinner, fabulous desserts and door prizes! Hitch a free ride on the Bluesmobile Shuttle! Tickets $50+HST and availab
Ontario Greenland Camp
Ontario Greenland Camp is about sharing and promoting the joy of Greenland kayaking with Ontario Sea Kayak Centre in Parry Sound, September 5-7. We are really excited that 2014 is OGC’s fifth year of passing on a passion for traditional paddling skills.
Live Release Bass Tournament
Join us at Minnehaha Camp Resort in Port Loring for our annual Live Release Bass Tournament! Entrance fee is $175.00 per 2 man team. The number and amounts of prizes awarded will depend on how many entrants we receive. For a complete schedule of events, rules & regulations and application form, please follow the link.
132nd Annual South River Machar Fall Fair
The 132nd Annual South River Machar Fall Fair will take place September 5-6. Come out and join us for lots of family fun! Please visit their Facebook page for an update list of activities and events taking place at the fair.
McKellar Agricultural Fall Fair
The McKellar Agricultural Fall Fair will take place September 6, 2014 from 10am-5pm at the events field beside the township office.
Severn River Rowing Club Regatta
The Severn River Rowing Club will host their annual Regatta at Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst on September 6 from 8:30-4. To register a team for this event, or to find more information, please visit the Severn River Rowing Club website.
Severn Bridge Fall Fair
The Severn Bridge Fall Fair will take place September 6 from 10-4.
19th Annual Pike & Pickerel Derby
The 19th Annual Pike & Pickerel Derby will be taking place at Day Spring Cottages in Katrine on September 6. Located on beautiful Doe Lake, this event will host 2 person teams per boat with launch on site. Early bird registration is available for $85; after August 23 $95. Registration and boat checks start at 5:30am; shot gun start at 7:30am.
Come spend some time with us Celebrating Algonquin. Join us for this unique event and spend an intimate evening enjoying the beauty of Algonquin Park captured by photographers that share your passion for this special place. Registration with pre-payment is required. Contact The Friends of Algonquin Park at 613 637-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for the Beatlemania 50th Anniversary Show! Songs are performed “note for note” by the amazing cast members who are further augmented with full costumes to truly capture the spirit of the John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project
Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project will perform as part of the Etwell Concert Series on September 7th from 3-6pm. Admission to this show is by a $20 donation. For complete event details please visit their website.
Ironman 70.3 Muskoka
The Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka is a premier IRONMAN race recognized thanks to its natural beauty and naturally tough course. The 1.2-mile, one-loop swim takes place in picturesque Peninsula Lake. The 56-mile bike course circles Lake of Bays, passing through the small communities of Dwight, Dorset, and Baysville. The 13.
The Ghosts in Our Machine
The Ghosts in Our Machine is a film being presented at The Museum on Tower Hill by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve in Parry Sound on September 9.
The Rolling Stones ‘Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park’
The Rolling Stones ‘Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park’ is the perfect way for all fans to see the band back where they truly belong: live on the stage in their hometown. Shown as part of the Stockey Centre’s Film Concert Series, this rockin’ video will document the Stones historic and triumphant return to London’s Hyde Park.
Mayor’s Golf for Health at Oak Bay Golf & CC
Join us for the Mayor’s Golf for Health at Oak Bay Golf & CC, taking place September 11 in Port Severn. Help us raise money to support local health initiatives. Tournament fees are $150/pp. Tee off is 11am, with dinner and a silent auction following. For complete event information, including how to register, please follow the link provided.
Muskoka Sound Festival
September 12 - 14, 2014
In this 3-day/night outdoor live music festival, the Muskoka Sound Festival will host over 22 multi-genre world-class performances from local, national, and international artists. Complemented by the natural beauty the Muskoka region has to offer, an audience of 15,000 fans can indulge in an unforgettable outdoor live music experience in Huntsville from September 12 – 14, 2014.
147th Annual Bracebridge Fall Fair & Horse Show
The 147th Annual Bracebridge Fall Fair & Horse Show will take place September 12-14 at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds.
Muskoka River X
Muskoka River X, the longest single day expedition paddling race in the world, will take place in Huntsville, September 12-14. For complete event details, including registration, itinerary, course description, race categories, and watercraft specifications, please visit their website.
Strong Agricultural Fall Fair
The Strong Agricultural Fall Fair will take place September 12-13 in Sundridge. This two day event begins with a variety night on Friday, followed by the fair and parade on Saturday. For more information please follow the link provided.
Sunset Cruises’ Researcher for a Day
Join us aboard the Peerless II to become a ‘Researcher for a Day’ with Dr. Norman Yan and Sunset Cruises. Make your own zooplankton net (materials provided) and learn about the living lawn mowers in our lakes while collecting and examining samples on a cruise of Lake Rosseau.
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Coco Montoya is a self taught guitar slinger who plays with an emotional intensity few string benders possess. Playing left-handed and upside down like Albert King, Montoya learned his guitar techniques from his years with Collins. “I never had a lesson in my life. He performs this September 13th at Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst.
Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels
Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels will perform at the Charles W. Stockey Centre on September 13. Carlos is one of those players whose music is so advanced that when it comes to awards, it’s either retire the category or rephrase the question to “Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos”.
Sonny Del-Rio and The Five Star Revue
Sonny Del-Rio and The Five Star Revue will perform as part of the Etwell Concert Series on September 13th from 3-6pm. Admission to this show is by a $20 donation. For complete event details please visit their website.
Shades of Autumn Antique, Classic & Custom Car Show
The Shades of Autumn Antique, Classic & Custom Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 13th in Downtown Huntsville. If four wheels are your passion, this one day car show is an adventure that will accelerate your heart rate. 300 exhibits up and down the main drag, trophies and door prizes – this is one automotive competition that you can take in on two feet.
MBHC Speaker Series – Richard Tatley
Join us at the Muskoka Boat & Hertiage Centre with Muskoka’s resident steamship historian and author Richard Tatley who will show us one of his other favourite passions, model railways. Richard has one of the largest private model railways in Muskoka, which presents an imaginary Canadian National branch line.
3rd Annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament
The 3rd Annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament will take place at Rocky Crest Golf Club in MacTier. Registration begins at 11:30am, with the shotgun start following at 12:45. Cost is $250/golfer, which includes your round, lunch, dinner and the silent auction. For complete event details, and information on how to register, please visit their Facebook page.
Parry Sound Reading Series – Shyam Selvadurai
The Parry Sound Reading Series presents Shyam Selvadurai. In his sweeping new novel, he creates an unforgettable ghost, a powerful Sri Lankan matriarch whose wily ways, insatiable longing for land, houses, money and control, and tragic blindness to the human needs of those around her parallels the volatile political situation of her war-torn country.
Be My Guest presents Donna Kearney
Be My Guest presents Donna Kearney on September 17. Join Peter Jennings as he meets with Donna, a Nurse Practitioner, to discuss health care in Muskoka. Tickets to this event are only $15! For complete event details, please follow the link.
The Parkinson SuperWalk will be taking place in Parry Sound on September 17 from Belvedere Heights. This fundraising event helped to raise approximately $2.76 million last year for Parkinson Society Canada to provide education, support, and advocacy for the 100,000 Canadians who live with Parkinson’s disease.
2nd Annual Port Sydney Firefighters Association Fall Classic Golf Tournament
The 2nd Annual Port Sydney Firefighters Association Fall Classic Golf Tournament will take place September 17 at the Mark O’Meara designed Grandview Golf Course; 9am shotgun start. Cost per golfer is $150.00 including cart which includes a continental breakfast and BBQ lunch. Prizes for best foursome, longest drive and closest to the pin. Please follow the link for registration information.
Barney Bentall’s brand of roots rock garnered him Juno awards, five gold and platinum albums with The Legendary Hearts, and several solo albums. He has played to sold-out crowds throughout North America, putting him solidly in the A-list of Canadian rockers, and he is still going strong! See him perform live at the Charles W. Stockey Centre.
Painting and Paddling
The Painting and Paddling trip will take place September 18-21 with White Squall Paddling Centre in Snug Harbour. Whether you’re new to painting and sketching or really quite good, here’s an opportunity to focus on your artistic side in the land that the Group of Seven made famous.
The Rosseau Culture and Arts Project presents Get Jazzed, September 19-20 at the Grand Tappattoo Resort on Otter Lake. With three artists performing over two-days, this is the perfect way to spend an autumn weekend on the lake. For complete event details, including ticket information, please follow the link provided.
Huntsville Fall Fair
The Huntsville Fall Fair will take place September 19-21 at the Huntsville Fair Grounds, 407 Muskoka Rd 2. This fabulous family event offers a midway, food vendors, a Western Horse Show on Saturday, live entertainment and more! Check back soon for a complete event schedule. For more information please contact 705-789-9540.
Suzie Vinnick will be performing live as part of the Etwell Concert Series in Huntsville on September 21. The show will run from 3-7pm, with a $20 suggested donation for entry. You won’t want to miss Suzie’s gorgeous, powerful voice as she performs with a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship. Please follow the link for complete event details.
Friends for Life Walk
Join us in Bracebridge at Annie Williams Park from 9-2 on September 21st for the Friends for Life Walk weekend to save pets. Around the province thousands of walk participants will enjoy a stroll with their families around the park in their community to help raise support for the animals in need across Ontario. Even people without pets come out to enjoy the day and support this worthwhile cause.
Celebrate an evening of musical hits from the past decade with award winning Canadian country music star George Canyon and his band. The much-anticipated new album ‘Decade of Hits’ will highlight the show complemented with George’s personal retrospect of the last 25 years, sharing never before heard stories about his career so far. This is a must-see show for George Canyon fans.
Massage for Paddlers
Massage for Paddlers is a midweek paddling trip taking place September 23-25 with White Squall Paddling Centre. Soothing strokes will help eliminate muscle tension, reduce stress, and improve blood flow leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated. We’ll enjoy paddling during the day and will be tutored on basic massage techniques to rub those niggling aches away.
Rock for Kids Charity Golf Tournament
The Rock for Kids Charity Golf Tournament will take place at The Rock Golf Club in Minett on September 25. This is our 6th annual event in support of the Children’s Miracle Network.
Relay for Life
The Relay for Life fundraising event will take place in Sundridge on September 26. Join us at the Strong Agricultural Grounds & SSJ Arena at 7am as we band together to raise money, share memories and have some fun! For complete event information, including registration and fundraising efforts, please follow the link provided.
Enjoy the Autumn Exploring trip with White Squall Paddling Centre, September 26-29. There’s no better time to be on the Bay than in late September. Explore the islands and inlets around Snug Harbour and return to lodge-living in the evening for swimming, reading and relaxation! This area offers spectacular scenery and world-class paddling.
AHAC Artscape Studio & Gallery Tour
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Fall as your tour the Almaguin Highlands where artists from Callander to Novar will open their studios to visitors from all over Ontario for the annual AHAC Artscape Studio & Gallery Tour. Pick up an Artscape brochure and venture out onto the nooks and crannies of our beautiful region to see the diverse offerings of the Almaguin Highlands Arts Council members.
Fall Flavour is a culinary event happening in Parry Sound, September 26-28. Come celebrate with us and enjoy the custom fall menus being created by our local culinary establishments showcasing the fantastic fare they have to offer. Be it an early start to the day with breakfast, a great lunch to keep you going between activities, or a relaxing dinner with a view, our area truly has it all.
Support the Girls Golf Tournament
The Support the Girls Golf Tournament will be held at the Parry Sound Golf & Country Club on September 27. Imagine 144 ladies swinging their clubs for 12 years to bring the best in breast cancer services to our community. In 2014, the ladies will help buy the much-needed $200,000 ultra sound machine. The current machine is 10 years old and no longer serviceable. Contact cknox@wpshc.
Musquah Road Nature Reserve Hike
Join the Muskoka Conservancy and field naturalist Bill Dickinson for a Musquah Road Nature Reserve Hike! Meet at the Torrance Community Centre (1030 Torrance Road, Torrance) at 10:30 to carpool to the site. You will return at 12:30; price is $10 per person.
Bring your friends and family to downtown Bracebridge and experience seasonal flavours and fall fun at the annual Colourfest Street Fair! This annual event draws open the store fronts as local retailers spill onto the streets.
Algonquin West ATV Club Fall Rally
The Algonquin West ATV Club Fall Rally will take place September 27 in Kearney. This popular annual event is a favourite among members and non-members alike, and as such, fills up quickly.
36th Annual Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
September 27-28 & October 4-5
The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour is proud to continue its rich legacy of the arts in 2014, our 36th year of presenting scores of diversely talented artists. This informative and rewarding experience bridges the gap between creator and patron, as visitors witness the artistic process at work through demonstrations and displays.
Elvis the Moments with Pete Paquette
Relive the music of Elvis Presley with “Elvis – The Moments” featuring international Multi-award winning Elvis Tribute Artist Pete Paquette. Supporting Pete will be Toronto’s finest Rudy and the Angels Band.
Join Brandy Creek Music and Publications at the Muskoka Place Gallery for a Coffee House, September 27 from 8-10pm.
Doors Open Parry Sound
Doors Open Parry Sound will take place September 27, 2014. For a complete list of attractions taking part, please follow the link to their website.
Cheryl Lescom and the Tucson Choir Boys
Cheryl Lescom and the Tucson Choir Boys will perform as part of the Etwell Concert Series in Huntsville on September 28. Cheryl has been part of the Canadian music scene for over 35 years. Starting off in 1975 with several of her own bands before becoming a back up singer for Ronnie Hawkins and touring with Long John Baldry.
Biking for Builds Fall Colours Ride
The Biking for Builds Fall Colours Ride will be a recreational cycling event scheduled for Sunday, September 28. The ride will span 85 km of roads between Parry Sound and Bracebridge during the fall colour season. The event will begin in the morning in Parry Sound with pre-ride entertainment, warm-up and refreshments. At each stop there’ll be water and Porta Johns available.
The Kentucky Headhunters
The Kentucky Headhunters created a hybrid of honky tonk, blues, and Southern rock that appeals to fans of both rock and country music. With Richard Young on rhythm guitar, Fred Young on drums, Doug Phelps on bass and Greg Martin on lead guitar, this is a rockin’ show at a rockin’ venue and is not to be missed! Tickets are $167 and can be purchased online or at the box office.
Due to this winter’s unprecedented snowfall, the Jam Team has decided to move Canada’s Largest ATV Jamboree (Spring Jam) to October 3rd and 4th; hence Fall Jam! Registration will open this summer and a new and exciting FALL JAM will return after 10 years! For complete event information, please visit their website.
NorthWords Literary Festival
Now in its fourth year, the NorthWords Literary Festival is a celebration of Canadian literature designed to promote a love of reading in children and adults and to provide a forum for inspiration and education in literature. In addition to readings and book signings, the festival will feature a one-day workshop with well-known authors discussing fiction writing.
Award winning musician, composer and producer, Lance Anderson will bring his acclaimed musical performance and conversation about Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson to the Gravenhurst Opera House as part of a special fundraising event for the Muskoka Concert Association on October 3rd. Reserve your tickets online or call the box office today! Please follow the link for complete event details.
What’s Cooking? The Great Muskoka Cookbook Adventure
What’s Cooking? The Great Muskoka Cookbook Adventure, will take place in various locations throughtout Bracebridge October 3-5. An impressive lineup of critically-acclaimed cookbook authors will be in town to share their knowledge, sign some books, and conduct some cooking demonstrations. For more information, please follow the link provided.
ABBAmania will be on stage at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on October 3. Join us for an evening of beloved hits as some stellar tribute artists cover ABBA and The Bee Gees. Hear the hits, note for note, exactly like the record! Show starts at 8pm; tickets are $40. For more information, or to purchase your tickets, please follow the link provided.
Local Colours is an event being presented by Muskoka Chautauqua at Bethune House in Gravenhurst on October 4. This event, which celebrates Canadian Music and Art, will take place from 11am-3pm. For complete event details, please visit their website.
Pink Ribbon Ride North
Join us for Pink Ribbon Ride North, a fun day where horses and riders will show off their skills in pink to support the battle against cancer! Because this show is run by volunteers, expenses are kept at a minimum and all proceeds go to help fight cancer in our community, specifically to benefit the local Wheels of Hope program to help transport cancer patients to their treatments.
Muskoka Mud Run
Join us at Morrison’s Meadows near Bracebridge for the 3rd Annual Muskoka Mud Run! We’ve got great trails, fall colours, awesome racing, local music and lots of fun. This event offers both a 5km and 9km race, as well as a team event. The trails are located on an old farm property and consist of open areas combined with narrow sections through the forest.
Ride for Refuge
Ride with us once again on October 4 in the Muskoka Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by Pinegrove Baptist Church in support of charities benefiting the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. This ride will start and finish at Muskoka Falls Public School. For complete event information, including itinerary, fundraising efforts, and registration, please follow the link provided.
Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery Guided Bus Tour
This tour will feature the collection of world-class re-production murals celebrating the unique artwork of Canada’s Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Enjoy the story of the artists from the passionate Art Director Gerry Lantainge’s perspective.
34th Annual Bala Craft & Gift Fair
Welcome to the 34th Annual Bala Craft & Gift Fair! This year the show is being held October 4-5; Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4 pm at the Bala Community Centre.
43rd Annual Muskoka Fall Antique and Nostalgia Show
Welcome to the 43rd Annual Muskoka Fall Antique and Nostalgia Show! This year the show is being held October 4-5; Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4 pm at the Bala Arena.
CIBC Run for the Cure
Welcome to the 2014 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure! This event will be held in 64 communities across the country and will have a virtual run option available for people located outside of Canada, in a location without a site, or otherwise unable to attend.
Community Living Huntsville’s Autumn Annual
Join Community Living Huntsville for their Autumn Annual on Sunday, October 5th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. This event will feature a Brunch & Silent Auction at the Mark O’Meara Clubhouse. Cost for the event is $40 per person. *Limited tee times available following brunch. To purchase tickets please contact Andrea Johnston at 705-789-4543 ext. 230 or Andrea.Johnston@clhuntsville.
Whether Guy Davis is appearing on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” or nationally syndicated radio programs such as Garrison Keillor’s, “A Prairie Home Companion”, “Mountain Stage” or David Dye’s“World Café”; in front of 15,000 people on the Main Stage of a major festival, or teaching an intimate gathering of students at a Music Camp, Guy feels the instinctive desire to give e
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“Guy Davis is a throw back; A throw back to an era where the musician was both storyteller and entertainer. Davis ’ style is well rooted in early blues tradition, most notably Delta blues, but he can also pull off Piedmont or any other style that is called for at any given time.”–Doc Bluez Blues Lounge. Guy brings his distinct sound to Peter’s Players this October 10, 2014.
5th Annual Silent Auction & Market Fundraiser
The 5th Annual Silent Auction & Market Fundraiser will take place in Carling on October 11.
Great Muskoka Paddling Experience
Welcome to Muskoka’s 4th Annual Paddling Race, the Great Muskoka Paddling Experience! This fundraising event is a fun racing experience for canoes, kayaks & SUPs for all levels of participants and is in support of the Muskoka Watershed Council. Come out this Thanksgiving Weekend and choose between two race lengths: 10 and 18 kilometres; plus one fun paddle of 2.
Thanksgiving Turkey Supper
A Thanksgiving Turkey Supper will be served in Restoule on October 11 from 4-7pm at the Community Centre.
Pumpkin Hunt at Copeman Tree Farms
Gather up your family and friends and join us for the Pumpkin Hunt at Copeman Tree Farms! This Thanksgiving weekend from 1-3pm, come out for pumpkins, food and fun! Family passes are available, and eveything’s included. See our Website or Like our Facebook page for more information: facebook.com/organictree.
Thanksgiving Day Cruise
Join us aboard the R.M.S. Segwun for the annual Thanksgiving Day Cruise. This cruise has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many families! Enjoy the unmatched scenery of Lake Muskoka and all the splendor of peak fall colours with lunch served on board. Set sail at 10am and return at the docks by 4pm.
A Fierce Green Fire
A Fierce Green Fire is a documentary film being presented by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve at The Museum on Tower Hill in Parry Sound on October 14 at 7pm. The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.
Parry Sound Reading Series presents Nancy Richler
The Parry Sound Reading Series presents Nancy Richler at the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound on October 15. Nancy will be reading from her novel, The Imposter Bride. Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for students and seniors; they can be purchased online or in person at the box office.
Citizen Science Workshop: Fall Lake Trout Spawning Survey on Lake Opeongo
A Citizen Science Workshop: Fall Lake Trout Spawning Survey on Lake Opeongo will be taking place in Algonquin Park October 17-18. Join the Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research team to volunteer with their ongoing Lake Trout mark-recapture and spawning survey.
Bala Cranberry Festival
Join us for the 30th anniversary of the Bala Cranberry Festival in 2014! Traditionally, we welcome approximately 20,000 visitors to Bala as we make plans to celebrate all things cranberry! Walk the streets and parooze the wears of hundreds of unique vendors, and take a trip to the cranberry marsh to see how this local fruit is grown and harvested.
Spooky Hallowe’en Wagon Rides at Copeman Tree Farms
Join us for Spooky Hallowe’en Wagon Rides at Copeman Tree Farms! You say you’re not scared, but fear is imminent… Halloween’s most haunting villains will be lurking, so be weary of the unknown creatures amidst the dark; they are following your wagon! Enjoy fun & spooky wagon rides for kids (parent accompaniment required), and the new haunted forest for teens & adu
The ABBA Story
Celsk Promotions presents The Abba Story; a live show of the songs and stories that made Abba the super group of the 70′s. Sing-a-long to all of your favourite Abba hits including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen and Honey Honey. Tickets are $30; show starts at 7:30pm. Reserve your tickets today either by purchasing online or contacting the Gravenhurst Opera House box office.
Cran Anne Look-A-Like Contest
The 2014 Cran Anne Look-A-Like Contest will take place October 18th at the Bala Museum. Once again, our contest will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Bala Cranberry Festival, which has become one of the most popular small town fairs in all Ontario. There will be a small cost to participate in the contest – $1 for the contestant, plus a Cranberry Festival button.
The Strawbs will be playing an acoustic show at Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst on October 18. As the band celebrates four decades of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band. For complete event information, please visit their website.
Running Scared 5km Zombie Run
The Running Scared 5km Zombie Run will take place October 18 at Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville. Choose your own path; will you chase or be chased? The run will progress over 6 waves, and you may register as a runner ($60), a zombie ($45), or for the 1km kids fun run ($25). For complete event dead-tails, including registration information and itinerary, please follow the link provided.
Autumn House Tour
Mark your calendar for the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary’s Autumn House Tour. On October 18th, join us for this special event as we raise funds for hospital equipment needed to provide the best possible health care to the people of Muskoka. Your $25 donation includes the tour and a luncheon. For more information, or to order tickets, please follow the link provided.
Young Drunk Punk
Comedian, writer, director and legendary Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch combines stand-up, live music and assorted autobiographical insights in Young Drunk Punk.
David Myles’ new double album, In the Nighttime, is what happens when the two sides of his musical persona – sultry crooner and energetic showman – join forces. Disc One is a full-length album brimming with vintage pop songs and romantic folk ballads. Disc Two is a six song EP of contemporary, beat-laden tracks produced by hip hop artist Classified.
The Toronto Consort will perform a live show on October 24 at 7:30pm as part of the Muskoka Concert Association season.
Haunted Halloween Weekend
Join us for the Haunted Halloween Weekend at Algonquin Provincial Park! The fun begins on Friday night with our owl prowl, and on Saturday a Park Naturalist will guide you through a collection of animal skeletons. Mew Lake Campground will feature pumpkin carving, spookiest campsite and best costume contests, as well as trick-or-treating among the campsites on Saturday night.
AHAC Artscape Show & Sale
The AHAC Artscape Show & Sale will feature a vibrant collection featuring original works by artists of the Almaguin Highlands at the Caswell Resort in Sundridge. This weekend event will feature a Friday night wine & cheese gala, followed by the sale on Saturday and Sunday.
Join Muskoka Chautauqua and Brandy Creek Music & Publications for a Coffee House
event at Muskoka Place Gallery from 8-10pm. Light refreshments will be served while we enjoy the live music of featured musicians.
Bracebridge Gun Show
The Bracebridge Gun Show will take place at the JD Lang Activity Park on October 25. Come out and enjoy a day of antique and modern guns for hunters and sportsmen alike. The gun shows in Ontario are open to collectors, vendors and the public. For those who are looking to reserve a table give us a call.
Let the Spirits Rise
Let the Spirits Rise in Uptown Gravenhurst! Merchants open their doors to costumed trick or treaters by decorating with orange and black balloons. Live entertainment and farmers market vendors set up at the Gravenhurst Opera House, a 1000 pound giant pumpkin is carved before your eyes and families are offered a free venue during daylight hours to enjoy Halloween.
Derek Edwards – Baloney and Wine
Derek Edwards – Baloney and Wine is an uproarious romp through the increasingly strange quirks of our daily routines. It’s relentless and brazen, a tightly woven running commentary about human nature … “the thinking man’s coffee break.” In an ever more chaotic world, Edwards remains an inimitable constant, the hilarious voice of reason.
Terry Little’s Autumn Fiddle Fest
Join us on October 25 at the Stockey Centre for Terry Little’s Autumn Fiddle Fest. This is a highly anticipated annual event jam-packed with some of the finest champion fiddlers and step dancers in the land. Do not hesitate to get your tickets, this show sells out quickly every year! For the list of guests, as well as ticket information, please follow the link.
MBHC Speaker Series – Patrick Boyer
The Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre Speaker Series will feature Patrick Boyer on October 26 from 2-3pm. Patrick Boyer is a well known Muskoka historian and author and he will be bringing his expertise to honour Muskoka’s contribution to the Great War of 1914-1918. Please join for an afternoon of remembrance. Please follow the link for complete event details.
Harpdog Brown is a gifted singer and imaginative harmonica player of note that has been in Canada’s Blues scene since 1982. Harpdog resides in Vancouver, BC where he leads his own trio and quartet of hot local players churning out blues on the jazzy mellower side. He also leads The Harpdog Brown Band which is a gutsy traditional Chicago blues band.
Join John McDermott as he celebrates Looking Back – The 20th Anniversary Tour! In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a top notch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful tenor voice and sensitive renditions.
Great Pumpkin Trail
The Great Pumpkin Trail is a family friendly annual event taking place at the Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville on Halloween Night! Individuals or businesses sponsor our pioneer buildings by decorating the doorways and outside areas in a theme, then dress in costume and shell out the candy Muskoka Heritage Place provides.
Restoule Children’s Halloween Party
The Restoule Children’s Halloween Party will take place at the Restoule Legion at 7pm.
Kearney Children’s Halloween Party
The Kearney Children’s Halloween Party will be held at the Community Centre on October 31.
Sundridge Halloween Party
The Sundridge Halloween Party will take place October 31 at the Lion’s Building. Join us for lots of family fun from 6-8pm. Please visit the Township of Strong website for more information.
Tiny Tots Halloween Parade
Join us in Huntsville for the Tiny Tots Halloween Parade, October 31 at 10am. The parade will begin in the Civic Square at Town Hall and travel west on Main street to Centre street, cross at the lights and move east down Main Street to Brunel Road and finish up back at the Civic Square.
Our annual Snowflake Bazaar will be taking place in Port Sydney on November 1 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Join us at Knox United Church and take care of your Christmas shopping early! Enjoy the bake sale and lunch as well.
Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market
The Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market will take place in Port Carling at the community centre on November 1. Admission to this event is free! Meet your friends for a delicious lunch, enter to win the hourly door prizes, and check the boxes off your Christmas shopping list with a wide variety of fine Muskoka crafts and gifts to choose from.
Muskoka Concert Band Remembrance Concert
The Muskoka Concert Band Remembrance Concert will take place in Gravenhurst on November 2 at the Trinity United Church at 2pm. For more information please visit their website.
Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend
Gather up your favourite lady friends and join us for a three jam-packed days of revitalizing and exciting weekend fun, fashion, live music, food and shopping with your best gal pals and all of the extraordinary women in your life at the annual Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend in Huntsville! For a complete event line-up, ticket and accommodation information, please visit their website.
Light Up the Park
Join us at the Market Square in Parry Sound as we Light Up the Park! Festivities begin at 6pm; come see Santa and warm up with a free hot chocolate, then be dazzled as we flip the switch and turn up the lights.
Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival
The Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival will be taking place at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville on November 14. This event will feature various speakers discussing hot topics on the woodlands and wildlife of this region. More information to follow.
Bala Santa Claus Parade
The Bala Santa Claus Parade is taking place November 15 from 1-2pm.
34th Annual MAC Christmas Show & Sale
Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 34th Annual Christmas Show & Sale has Santa’s Ho Ho Ho stamp of approval! This event features 25 festive exhibitors selling hand made work that’s perfect for gift giving. The show is open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex; there is free parking and admission is by donation. For more information, please visit their website.
MBHC Speaker Series – Paul Gockle
Join us at the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre on November 16 from 2-3pm as we welcome Paul Gockle as part of our Speaker Series. Paul grew up in the United States, but has lived in Canada for many years. He is known for being a steamship and Dippy enthusiast.
The last few years have brought upon many celebrated achievements in Royal Wood’s career. Since being named “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes in 2008, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. Tickets are $35; doors open at 6:00pm.
A Christmas Carol
Smile Theatre presents A Christmas Carol; on stage November 20 in Gravenhurst. For more details, please follow the link provided.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Gather up your family and friends and head to Port Sydney for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. We will be at the Port Sydney Hall from 6-8pm. For more information, please phone the chamber at 705-385-1117 or follow the link.
Canadian Guitar Quartet
The Canadian Guitar Quartet will be play in Gravenhurst as part of their 2014 concert season on November 21. Since their debut in 1999, they have drawn one standing ovation after the next, establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. The CGQ has also performed with orchestras all over Canada and released three critically acclaimed recordings.
Port Carling Santa Claus Parade
The Port Carling Santa Claus Parade will take place on November 22 from 6:30-8:30pm.
Join us in Uptown Gravenhurst for our Black Friday event taking place November 28. More details to follow, please visit our website.
Join us on the Main Street in Huntsville for our Black Frid”eh” event taking place November 28. More details to follow, please visit their website.
Huntsville Santa Claus Parade
The Huntsville Santa Claus Parade will take place November 28 beginning at 7pm. Bundle up the family, grab your lawn chairs, and come out for some festive family fun! For more information please contact the Chamber at 705-789-4771 ext. 21.
61st Annual Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade
The 61st Annual Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade will take place November 29.
Join Muskoka Chautauqua and Brandy Creek Music & Publications for a Coffee House
event at Muskoka Place Gallery from 8-10pm on November 29. Light refreshments will be served while we enjoy the live music of featured musicians.
Santa’s Moonlight Shopping Party & Festival of Lights
Santa’s Moonlight Shopping Party & Festival of Lights is an event taking place in Bracebridge on December 5. Join us as we kick off the holiday season with the official lighting of Downtown and celebrate with late night shopping in our local stores, with local dancers entertaining from the window-fronts.
Santa Claus Parade of Lights
Join us on December 7 for the Santa Claus Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place at the Sundridge Centennial Public School at 4:45pm. The parade will start at
Cox’s General Store with cash prizes for best lit entries.
Muskoka Concert Band’s Christmas Concert
The Muskoka Concert Band’s Christmas Concert will be live on stage at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on December 7. This annual event is not to be missed! Tickets are available online or through the theatre’s box office.
The Burning Season
In “The Burning Season”, young Austrailian entrepreneur Dorjee Sun is a man on a mission – he wants to establish a cutting-edge carbon trading scheme which effectively re-values forests. He has to convince govenors, NGOs, activists, and financers that his plan is feasible and viable. See this documentary film shown at The Museum on Tower Hill in Parry Sound.
Muskoka Chautauqua Homegrown Christmas Jam
The Muskoka Chautauqua Homegrown Christmas Jam will take place December 12 at the The Rosseau, a JW Marriott Resort & Spa, in Minett. From 7-9pm, join us for live and interactive seasonal music put on by talented members of the community. For more information, please visit their website.
Restoule Santa Claus Parade
The Restoule Santa Claus Parade will take place December 14.
Children’s Christmas Concert
A Children’s Christmas Concert will be taking place at the community centre in Restoule on December 14 at 2pm.
A Portage Flyer Christmas
A Portage Flyer Christmas is an opportunity to take an evening train ride to Santa at Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville. Enjoy a hot chocolate and some carols as you take a ride down the line to visit the man in red! The Portage Flyer will be lit up with thousands of lights and begs to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
New Year’s Eve Dance
Restoule will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance at the Lions Community Centre on December 31.