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Family traditions are a good thing!  Start some of your own at BruceGreySimcoe’s festivals.  Make an annual pilgrimage to your favourite festival with friends and family. Check out our list of Past Events below and get started in planning your future visits.

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Thursday 12 Orillia Jazz Festival
Now in its 27th year, the Orillia Jazz Festival occurs every year in various host locations in downtown and all over Orillia! Come discover a new...
Sunday 15 Barrie Baseball Cross
On Sunday, October 15th 2015, the Barrie Cycling Club will be hosting its 11th Annual Baseball Cyclocross Race, powered by Raleigh Canada...
Sunday 01 Streets Alive!
Orillia’s very own living art program, Streets Alive!, kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme...
Saturday 14 Stout & Kraut Bavarian Street Festival
1st Annual Bavarian Street Festival.  Celebrating our German roots roots with food, music and games!  Fun for all ages!  $5 donation...
Saturday 14 Writers Fair
Craigleith Heritage Depot Presents our first ever Writers Fair! A free celebration of Indie Author Day. Meet local indie authors, peruse local...
Thursday 12 2017 MacLaren Speakeasy and Poker Tournament
What can you expect at our Prohibition-inspired “Night of Fun & Games”? Poker—and bragging rights for the Best Poker Player...
Friday 06 Images Studio Tour
Discover exceptional Art and explore the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. Join us for our 34th year of the jurried Art Tour and enjoy one...
Saturday 07 Apple Harvest Festival
There's no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend and the fall colours than in Thornbury and The Blue Mountain Village. Free family...
Saturday 07 Sarah MacDougall with Tiz McNamara
Born in Sweden, singer-songwriter Sarah MacDougall has called Whitehorse, Yukon her home in recent years. Sarah’s unique voice, passionate...
Thursday 28 2017 Carnegie Days
Carnegie Days draws on the origins of the MacLaren Art Centre’s building as a 1917 Carnegie public library in Barrie and celebrates the...
Friday 29 Autumn Leaves Studio Tour
​Every fall the artists of the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour invite the public into their homes and studios. Bev Morgan's Hanover studio is one of...
Friday 29 The Art Map Open Studio Weekend
Visit 34 participating art studios and galleries during the 7th Annual Fall Open Studio Weekend.  Meet some of the best artists in Bruce, Grey...
Sunday 01 The Heillig Manoeuvre Jazz Quartet
Friendly, contemporary jazz.   Tickets $25 available at Blue Mountain Music, at the box office at 65 Simcoe Street, online through the...
Sunday 01 NFB Film Screenings
From Far Away by Shira Avni & Serene El-haj Daoud (Animation, 2000, 6 minutes)This short animation tells the story of Saoussan, a...
Sunday 01 Mail Art: Carnegie Days Family Workshop
In celebration of Carnegie Days, join regional artist Sean George for a workshop focusing on all forms of mail art. Families will have fun...
Sunday 01 Coding and Choreography: Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers
How can movements of the body be translated for computers to understand? Simcoe Contemporary Dancers presents a demonstration and interactive...
Saturday 30 Carnegie Days Storytime: Celebrate Being Canadian!
Learn and celebrate what makes Canada special! In this story-time for families, children will enjoy picture books by Canadian authors that explore...
Saturday 30 The Journals of Mary O'Brien: Readings by Joy Thompson
Join us for entertaining and insightful readings by Barrie actor Joy Thompson from the journals of Mary O’Brien, the mother of Shanty-Bay...
Saturday 30 Culture Days Open House
Meet the artists who teach our art classes and VanGo programmes. Participate in a hands-on activity for families in the Rotary Education Centre...
Saturday 30 Violet’s Productions Presents Alexis P. Suter Band
Violet’s Productions Presents Alexis P. Suter Band. Tickets $70 and can be purchased through the website below. Miss Suter and her powerful...
Friday 29 Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival
Scarecrows Proudly Celebrate Canada's 150. From early September till mid-October hundreds of patriotic scarecrows will be invading Meaford...
Friday 29 Art for Lunch: Collecting Photography with John Hartman
Regional artist John Hartman will offer an insider perspective on his private collection of historic photographs, which includes over 500 objects...
Friday 29 MacLaren Sculpture Garden Dedication
Join us for the public launch and dedication of the MacLaren’s revitalized sculpture garden, a Canada 150 legacy project marking this...
Friday 29 Film Screening: "Seraphine, Seraphine"
In Seraphine, Seraphine, Vancouver-based artist Krista Belle Stewart layers archival footage with current footage of her subject, her...
Thursday 28 Live Musical Performance with Ray Dillard of NEXUS
Barrie-based musician Ray Dillard of Nexus will give a live percussive performance in response to the artwork on view in Act Naturally.  
Sunday 24 Decklan Funston, featuring the Aidan Funston Trio
Aidan Funston – Guitar, Decklan Funston – Sax, Evan Gravelle – Bass, Harold Cumacho - Drums  All tickets are available...
Sunday 24 Payadora Tango Ensemble
Tango like it’s meant to be: sultry, steamy, but with grace and precision.   Tickets $25 available at Blue Mountain Music, the box...
Sunday 24 Taste of Grey IV
Hosted by the Hanover Lions Club, a Taste of Grey is held annually at Ground Effects Landscapes. This a great opportunity to focus on the art of...
Saturday 23 Creemore Springs Oktoberfest at Blue
Hike Up Those Lederhosen & Roll Out the Barrel! Sample some delicious Creemore & German-inspired food and enjoy live music, games &...
Tuesday 19 ACO Collingwood and ACO Meaford Present a Heritage Speaker Series “Our Architecture: Shaping Lives for 150 Years”
Architectural Elements in Simcoe County Shannon Kyles, owner of ontarioarchitecture.com, CBC Fresh Air architecture columnist for 8 years...
Thursday 14 Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues
This is the 7th year of this fantastic Blues Festival.  It kicks off with the Century 21 Blues Crawl to various venues featuring live music...
Friday 15 Subaru Centurion Cycling Festival
North America’s most exciting cycling festival open to all! Ride or race in the community ride, kid’s circuit, 25, 50 or 100 mile...
Sunday 17 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Cobble Beach Golf Links and Resort will again present to Canada a prestigious Concours d'Elegance, the international red carpet of...
Saturday 16 Cars & Coffee at Cobble Beach
Cars & Coffee at Cobble Beach allows individuals with vintage, exotic, and collectible vehicles to gather at the same location used to display...
Saturday 16 Ferns at Kinghurst Nature Reserve
Grey and Bruce are home to 50 species of ferns. The Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve has about 20 species. Join Nikki and Clarke to find many of...
Friday 01 Yoga at the Oliphant Pavilion
Yoga for everyone at the historic Oliphant Pavilion, the only standing Pavilion left on Lake Huron. 
Thursday 07 Barrie Automotive Flea Market
Canada's Finest Automotive Flea Market offers everything from collectibles & classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can't...
Friday 08 Mildmay-Carrick Fall Fair
Our Annual Fall Fair is jammed pack full of activities and fun for all ages! This year's theme is a Taste of Canadian. Join us for events such...
Friday 08 Beaver Valley Fall Fair
Welcome to Beaver Valley’s Fall Fair! A place where children, parents, family and friends can gather and enjoy some time of community...
Saturday 09 Guitar Trail
A mountain of music will carry you along the one-of-a-kind Guitar Trail. Follow the acoustic vibe and discover dozens of artists throughout the...
Saturday 09 Kim Mitchell at Canada's Only Guitar Trail
Kim Mitchell live at Canada's only Guitar Trail!
Friday 01 Sea Buckthorn Annual Harvest Open House
Learn about what this "Super Berry" can do at our Annual Harvest Open House.
Saturday 02 Summer Sundown
Bid the season farewell as the hottest summer entertainment returns for encore performances and tons of live music, FIREWORKS, street performers...
Saturday 02 Illuminate Barrie
This family-friendly event will include live entertainment, distinctly Canadian foods and activities, a local producers and vendor market...
Sunday 03 WrestleOrillia
Join us for the first WrestleOrillia on Sunday September 3, 2017 at Barnfield Point Recreation Centre. Tickets will go on sale shortly. Meet and...
Thursday 03 Music, Market and Park It!
Stayner's Music, Market and Park It! Is a fun family night out in downtown Stayner. Our 40+ vendor farmers market runs from 5 PM - 8:30 PM...
Wednesday 02 New Lowell Farmers' Market
Come out and enjoy our weekly live music and BBQ every Wednesday run by local volunteers that offer hamburgers, hotdogs, baked potatoes, snacks...
Friday 25 The Show - 20th Anniversary
The Walter's Falls Group of Artists celebrate their 20th Anniversary Show, with contributions from 24 regular, returning and guest fine artists...
Friday 25 Teeswater Rural Fair
A weekend full of activities full of fun for all family members!  Dances, ATV pulls, BBQs, Paintball, 4H shows, demolition derby, midway, team...
Saturday 26 MacLean's Hopfest
The hops are in the ground and the details are done. We may be a few days behind releasing the event information, but you know what they say&hellip...
Saturday 26 Downtown Orillia Farm to Table Dinner
Join us on the main street and celebrate Orillia & Canada’s 150th in Downtown Orillia! Treat yourself to a delectable outdoor dinner with...
Saturday 26 Starry Night Art & Gallery Tour
Experience Downtown Orillia’s vibrant arts community and meet local artists in their studios and at host galleries, all under the starry sky!
Saturday 26 Copper Kettle Festival
There’s a Party Brewing…Join us for some good old fashioned fun and help celebrate the brewery, the town and the beer!  There...
Friday 18 Farm Fresh Food Fest
Farm Fresh Food Fest is a celebration of our industry and rich local culture in the Heart of Georgian Bay. Attendees can enjoy a...
Saturday 19 PedalFest
All for the love of the BIKE! Kid’s bike parade, bike demos, stunt shows, live music, guided and self-guided trail rides & more! Don...
Sunday 20 The PaddleFit Games
The SUP world has been waiting for an event that is inclusive, fun, challenging and designed for all skill and ability levels. The PaddleFit Games...
Friday 18 Rhythmfest 2017
Celebrate the universal language of rhythm with live entertainment, interactive performances, workshops and vendors. Rhythmfest kicks off Friday...
Friday 18 Hostile Revenge Big Game
Canada's Best Paintball Game - 100% MADE IN CANADA Elaborate missions and props! Massive 2 Day Indoor Vendor Expo ! TIPX Challenge...
Saturday 19 19th Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show
A jaw-dropping collection of over 400 classic cars line the Downtown streets! Enjoy live entertainment, great dining, shopping and the largest car...
Saturday 19 Farm to Table
Farm to Table is celebration of local food with a four course meal. In the heart of downtown Port Elgin, all the ingredients are sourced locally...
Saturday 19 Zucchini Mania
Zucchini Mania, Sat Aug 19, Little Lake Park, Midland, 10 am - 4 pm. Zucchini contests, live music, festival market, performing dogs and hula hoop...
Saturday 19 Art Exhibition: Valerie Nichol
Gallery de Boer presents new artwork from Meaford artist Valerie Nichol, well known for her layered, textured and vividly expressive abstracts in...
Tuesday 15 World Driving Championship – Georgian Downs
Standardbred Canada will host the 2017 World Driving Championship at Georgian Downs in Innisfil on Tuesday, August 15 at 7:15 p.m. Eleven of the...
Sunday 23 Repurposed with a Purpose
Artists have created new products using materials designed for past uses. Items include tables, chairs, weaving, textile art,jewelry, glass, iron...
Friday 11 The Art Map / Food Map Canada-Licious Food & Art Show
The Art Map/The Food Map present the Canada-Licious Food & Art Show. Original landscape paintings, entries and the 2018 Bruce, Grey &...
Saturday 12 SideLaunch Days - Collingwood Harbour Festival
SideLaunch Days is an annual 2-day multi-venue, multi-recreational, free family event celebrating the joy of being in, on and around the water...
Saturday 12 Famarama
Celebrating families with children’s magic and music shows, interactive drumming, hikes, gondola rides, face painting and balloon twisting.
Thursday 03 Sketches Revealed - A Retrospective of Drawings by Bert Henderson
Sketches Revealed is a celebration of our beginnings and the vision of one, our founder, Bert Henderson. With the aid of an advisory board...
Friday 11 Subaru Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race
PADDLE MTB RUNSubaru® Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race is an insane test of endurance in a picturesque part of the world. Race solo or as a...
Saturday 12 9th Annual Historic Saugeen Métis Rendezvous
Join us for an afternoon of Métis fiddle music and dancing. Featuring award winning fiddler Shane Cook & Friends. Enjoy deep-fried lake...
Saturday 12 Fight the Phrag
Join us on August 12th from 8:00 to 11:00 or 2:00 to 5:00 to help get rid of the invasive Phragmites in Collingwood along the coast of...
Thursday 10 Summer Festival Artisan & Craft Show
Join us for the 5th Annual Summer Festival Artisan & Craft Show at the Sauble Beach Community Centre, Thursday, August 10 from 10am - 4pm...
Friday 04 Kempenfest
Operating since 1971, one of Ontario's largest outdoor festivals. 250+ Arts/Crafts Exhibits, Antiques, Midway, Food, and Main Stage Concerts...
Monday 07 65th Annual Wiarton Shore to Shore Road Race
Runners & Walkers!   Join us on Monday, August 7, 2017 for the 65 annual Wiarton Shore to Shore Road Race fundraiser for Literacy...
Monday 07 Tay Heritage Driving Tour
Join us at the 2017 "Tay Heritage Driving Tour", a car rally based on having fun and exploring the local area. The rally covers about 100...
Saturday 05 Celebrate Pollinators at Wye Marsh
Included with general admission, this unique event celebrates all things related to Pollinators - bees, butterflies, wildflowers and their...
Saturday 22 Fabulous Film Fest
Get ready for a Fabulous Film Fest in July! Discover a diverse selection of films, shorts and programs featuring local, Canadian and international...
Friday 28 Collingwood Elvis Fest
Release your inner Elvis and celebrate greatness at the largest annual Elvis Festival in the world! Friday night street party, 6 main events, 9...
Friday 28 Elvis Festival
All hail the King! In cooperation with the Collingwood Elvis Festival, the Village plays host to the hottest Elvis entertainment as well as other...
Sunday 30 Cottage Comic Book & Toy Show
Welcome - Pure Comic Books & Toy Show Date: Sunday July 30, 2017. Location: St. Paul's Centre - 62 Peter Street North, Orillia...
Saturday 29 Yesteryears Celebration
A unique experience for the whole family! Historical displays of vintage vehicles, farming equipment, military artefacts, hit and miss motors...
Saturday 29 FEAST: Sainte-Marie, Culinary, Craft beer and Cider Event
FEAST: Culinary and Craft Beer Festival : Saturday July 29, 2017 – 11:00am to 8:00pmA celebration of the French, Huron-Wendat and regional...
Saturday 29 Open Barn & Country Market
The alpacas will be out pronking in the fields, we have 10 crias so bring your camera. Summer is a great time to get your Christmas shopping...
Saturday 29 Downtown Orillia's Summer Block Party
A downtown summer street festival like no other! Showcasing a fusion of art, music, food, kid  activities, sizzling sales, contests, giveaways...
Tuesday 25 Othello
William Shakespeare’s searing tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set against the backdrop of recent history when, in 1974, Canadian...
Wednesday 19 Hanover Sights & Sounds Festival
Join us at Hanover's Biggest Block Party! #SightsSoundsHanover
Saturday 22 Country Music Weekend
Country fun for the whole family!
Saturday 15 Northface Endurance Challenge
The North Face Endurance Challenge Series' international expansion within North America, offering an event in Ontario, Canada at Blue...
Saturday 15 X-Mas in July
Bell Falls Family Campgound is hosting X-Mas in July!  Come camping for the weekend and celebrate with Turkey dinner and mashed potatoes with...
Monday 10 2017 Summer Day Camp
Open to kids ages ten to fourteen, Wasaga Paintball’s day camp has everything from tournament paintball strategies taught by national...
Thursday 13 Phragmites Workshop
Join the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority to learn more about Phragmites and how you can help! Phragmites is an aggressive invasive plant...
Friday 30 Maanwanji'iding: Festival Canadiana
Activities, concerts, shows, workshops fireworks and more June 30 - July 2 at Kelso Beach. ​Themed events throughout the community all week...
Wednesday 05 Peak To Shore
A five day celebration of music featuring headliner Séan McCann of Great Big Sea and dozens more of Canada’s finest talent on stages...
Sunday 09 Barrie Concert Band at Midland Summer Concert Series
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to a compilation of summertime repertoire, TV and movie themes, and popular rock tunes overlooking Little...
Monday 03 Orchestra North Owen Sound
Orchestra North's Sebastian Ostertag, Roxi Dykstra and renowned faculty present summer concerts, fun, and learning in the heart of the Scenic...
Friday 07 Mariposa Folk Festival Downtown Stage
Orillia’s largest festival is once again featuring the Downtown! Visit the official Mariposa Downtown Stage and check out Showcase winning...
Saturday 08 The Redhill Valleys with Carter & Ben
We bring folk-rock group, The Redhill Valleys.  Rooted by their influences in southern rock, acoustic Americana and soul, the newly formed...
Saturday 01 Canada Day Weekend
Canada turns 150 to live music, Canadian flag cake, guided hiking, family activities and FIREWORKS!
Friday 30 Georgian Triangle Music Festival
Multi-Venue, Multi-Genre, All Ages Music Festival in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.  
Saturday 01 Canada Day
Celebrate Canada Day with family fun activities and live entertainment. Gather around Barrie's waterfront for the grand finale, a spectacular...
Friday 23 Salsa at Blue
Muy Caliente! The 9th annual very hot Ontario Salsa tour returns to Blue Mountain. A FREE family street party transforms the entire Village into a...
Sunday 25 Ride Don't Hide 2017
Grey Bruce is one of 32 rides happening across Canada.  Our community ride is on Sunday, June 25th and starts at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound...
Friday 23 Tiverton Lions Summer Kick Off
Our Summer Kick Off- Family Fun day will have tons of activities and fun for the whole family. Starting with Movie Night on Friday June 23...
Wednesday 21 Canadian Forces Snowbirds
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform in the name of the 150th Anniversary of Bruce County and Canada on June 21,2017 in the afternoon.  ...
Saturday 17 Ben Kunder & Sarah MacDougall with Rob Elder
It's Canadian Singer-Songwriter Night.  Come join us for the music of Ben Kunder: his powerful voice is a driving force in his music...
Saturday 10 MetCon
Get ready for the most insane mountain adventure race ever! Certified 100% Canadian, this event promises to challenge and reward! Register in...
Saturday 10 Bruce County Doors Open
Have you ever wondered what some of our most fascinating buildings and homes look like on the inside? Bruce County Doors Open allows you the...
Thursday 01 Barrie Automotive Flea Market
Canada's Finest Automotive Flea Market offers everything from collectibles & classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can't...
Sunday 04 A Taste of the Town
Collingwood's "Taste of the Town" is back for the 15th straight year! The Rotary Club of Collingwood, South Georgian Bay would like...
Saturday 03 Made in Canada
For the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Barrie Concert Band will feature many great Canadian composers and their music that has made Canada...
Saturday 03 British Car Show
See what’s under the bonnets as the local British Car Club rolls in to the Village for an afternoon of automobile history and appreciation...
Saturday 03 Wasaga Paintball's 25th Anniversary Bash
Opening of our newest field!  2 vs 2 event -register on the day Raffle of great prizes!  Win the grand prize of a helicopter ride on...
Saturday 03 Bruce Remembers
Join us in honouring the men and women who have served our country over the generations. Military "Reunion" style luncheon featuring...
Saturday 03 Ride for Freedom
This is a charity bike ride that takes riders on some of the best cycling roads in Simcoe County.  The purpose of the ride is to raise money...
Saturday 27 Grey County Road Race
The fourth annual Grey County Road Race is in the beautiful and challenging countryside surrounding  Blue Mountain Village. This is an Ontario...
Monday 29 Illuminating Conversations: Alanna Mitchell
Discover Engaging and Exceptional Individuals Alanna Mitchell:  Named best environmental journalist by Reuters (2000) - Articles - CBC Quirks...
Saturday 27 Creemore Springs Turas Mor
Join us in Creemore, ON for a truly unique bike tour.  Inspired by the vintage rides of Europe, “Turas Mór – meaning ‘Great...
Saturday 27 Creemore Vintage Festival
Come to Creemore on Saturday, May 27th for all things vintage and you'll be transported to an era of a time gone by. Enjoy vintage clothing...
Saturday 20 May Long Weekend
Kick off summer in style with live music, kids entertainment and hiking all weekend! Challenge yourself to Rusty’s famous rib-eating contest...
Sunday 21 Orillia Comic Con
Dr. Comics presents the 1st Orillia Comic-Con.  This all-ages pop culture event offers vendors, celebrities, comic book artists, and Dealers...
Friday 19 James Hill & Anne Janelle with Brontae Hunter
On Fri May 19, we welcome James Hill & Anne Janelle from out East.  James Hill has been called "possibly the best ukulele player in...
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