Parry Sound Women’s Weekend: November Fun With Friends

From November 24-26, 2017, this picturesque harbour town on beautiful Georgian Bay will welcome ladies from across Ontario for a weekend of entertainment, learning and laughs.

Grab your girl besties and favourite female relatives and head to cottage country for the Parry Sound Women’s Weekend! Sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, there are plenty of exciting events and workshops being presented, as well as amazing restaurants and accommodations waiting for you too.

Preregister for the weekend to receive $10 Downtown Dollars to spend at stores offering a special weekend promotion.  Stay for the weekend and receive an additional $20 Downtown Dollars!


The fun starts on Friday night at the popular local establishment, Lill’s Place Cafe & Eatery at 46 Seguin Street from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Enjoy delicious appetizers and a musical performance by Billy Mack with co-host Trestle Brewing Company. Be sure to stop by to receive your welcome package including your Downtown Dollars.


One-of-a-Kind Christmas Artisan Show & Sale
Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts
Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

Find perfect holiday presents and totally unique gifts by the talented artisans from all around the Parry Sound region. Enjoy the festive atmosphere in one of North America’s most incredible halls – decked out for some pre-Christmas merriment. Admission by donation.

Parry Sound Arts & Craft Association’s Winter Crafts Show
Bobby Orr Community Centre
Friday 4-8pm & Saturday 9am-4pm

The annual winter craft show features original designs and handmade gifts by local artists and crafts people. From clothes to jewellery, ceramics, clothing and art. Admission is free.

2017 Optimist Club of Parry Sound Annual Santa Claus Parade
Saturday 4:30-6pm
Experience the charm of a small-town Santa Claus Parade, with the route passing right through downtown Parry Sound!


Speed Painting with Jessica Vergeer
Location:  18 James Street
When:  Friday 5:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm (1/2 hour class)
Cost:  $10 per person

Jessica Vergeer (shown in photo at top of page) will lead participants in this creative session focused on developing a small painting and – of course – having a great time while doing so.

To register for Speed Painting with Jessica Vergeer CLICK HERE.

Make Your Own Festive Holiday Door Knob Wreath
Location:  Pardon My Garden, 35 Seguin Street
When:  Friday 6pm/7pm/8pm, Saturday 10am/11am/Noon (1/2 hour class)
Cost:  $10 per person

Choose from a variety of Christmas silk flowers, greens and adornments to personalize your décor.  Our grapevine wreaths are directly from Ontario’s wine county and add the right amount of rustic to your design.

To register for Make Your Festive Holiday Door Knob Wreath CLICK HERE.

Knit Your Own Mini Pink Women’s Hat
Location:  Parry Sound Sewing Centre, 53 James Street
When:  Saturday 10am or 11am (1 hour)
Cost:  $10 per person (includes knitting needles and wool)

Knit a samples size hat and receive instructions for a full size hat.  Very simple knitting, no experience necessary!

To register for Knit Your Own Mini Pink Women’s Hat CLICK HERE.

Festival Gallery Yoga & Breakfast
Location:  Festival Station Gallery, 1 Avenue Road
When:  Saturday 8am (1 hour)
Cost:  $10 per person, includes breakfast

Start your weekend with a class taught by Ellen from Yoga in the Sound.  Yoga mats will be provided and washrooms are available for changing.  After class you and your yoga buddies will enjoy a delicious breakfast of granola, chia pudding and vanilla cashew cream from the innovative vegan chefs of Food & Fervour. Enjoy this beautiful, historical space that is home to the Festival of the Sound offices.

To register for Festival Gallery Yoga & Breakfast CLICK HERE.


Watch for fantastic in-store savings at these establishments and use your “Downtown Dollars” here and some great weekend restaurant specials.

4 Sports
Above & Beyond Expectations
Bearly Used Books
Dainty Delights
For The Love of the Game
High Tide
Jeans Unlimited
Jessica Vergeer Studios
Just Icing
Kitchen Cupboard Bulk Foods
Pardon My Garden
P.D. Murphy Jewellers
Parry Sound Bikes
Parry Sound Books
Parry Sound Sewing Centre
Perfectly Pampered
Tree Chic Eco-Boutique
The Town Trading Post
Westlake Cosmetics
White Squall Wilderness Shop


Ask for the Women’s Weekend Rates when you book your stay at one of these fine establishments.

Parry Sound Inn & Suites
292 Louisa Street, PS, 705-746-2700

Use code “Ladies Weekend” for special rates and book by November 14 for this great price.
$95/2 queen beds or $110 for queen suite

Comfort Inn
120 Bowes Street, PS, 705-746-6221

Use code “Ladies Weekend” for special rates
$80 per room

Bayside Inn
10 Gibson Street, PS, 705-746-7720
Use code “Ladies Weekend” for special rates
$90 per room

Four Winds Cottage Resort
508 Hurdville Rd, McKellar, 705-389-9645
Stay one night and get the second night half price OR
Stay two nights and get the 3 night free

Harmony Outdoor Inn
6 Harmony Lane, PS, 705-771-9555
15% off regular rates

Log Cabin Inn
9 Little Beaver Blvd, PS, 705-746-7122
15% off regular rates

40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast
40 Bay Street, PS, 819-334-4580 or 1-866-371-2638
A discount on the room will be offered based on amount spent shopping downtown (pre-HST and not including Beer Store or LCBO). Rates are $150/night for a standard room or $165/night for a deluxe room.  If the guest collects receipt of $200 per room they will receive 15% off the listed rate, collect $400 for a 25% discount and for a 30% discount collect receipts worth $500.  This is based on a two night stay.

This November 24-26, head to Parry Sound on Georgian Bay for a great time with the girls. For more information, contact the Downtown Parry Sound Business Association office. To pre-register, click here.


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