Local Colour

Consider yourself right at home in BruceGreySimcoe and at our smaller community events.  Smaller venues mean experiencing small town hospitality at its best and a chance to rub elbows with the locals.  Farmers’ markets, small theatre productions, family events, harvest dinners, fall fairs, art exhibits and much, much more are happening here every fall.  Before leaving home, visit the promotions page for some awesome offers from our operators on packages, discounts and admission fees .  Also check out the Gift of the Getaway website for coupons and getaway packages.
 

Date: 03 Oct, 2018 - 23 Dec, 2018 Community: Paisley
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family, Holiday

By Our Hands 2018 is the 10th iteration of this popular pre-Christmas events. It features the work of prominent local (within 50 km) artists and ar... Learn More

Date: 01 Nov, 2018 - 31 Dec, 2018 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Arts & Heritage

Gallery de Boer-Fine Art invites visitors to immerse themselves in an outstanding and diverse selection of traditional and contemporary Indigenous ... Learn More

Date: 15 Nov, 2018 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Music

A special tribute to The Last Waltz. Some of Southern Georgian Bay’s finest musicians coming together to celebrate one of the most iconic concerts ... Learn More

Date: 17 Nov, 2018 Community: Orillia
Category: Music

Lightfoot Days is a weekend filled with musician’s stories, songs and memorabilia in honour of Orillia native, Gordon Lightfoot.  Learn More

Date: 17 Nov, 2018 Community: Kimberley
Category: Arts & Heritage, Culinary (Food & Wine)

Unique Christmas gifts, hourly draws. Honey, preserves, sweets, treats, sauces, skin care, pottery, jewellery, paintings, fabric wood products. Learn More

Date: 23 Nov, 2018 Community: Orillia
Category: Family

Take advantage of outrageous specials throughout the Downtown!  Stores are open late but we won’t tell if you book the day off work to S... Learn More

Date: 23 Nov, 2018 Community: Orillia
Category: Family, Holiday

Bring the Christmas spirit to life as we light up the downtown! Join the countdown to light the Opera House tree, enjoy free hot chocolate & tr... Learn More

Date: 24 Nov, 2018 Community: Wasaga Beach
Category: Family, Holiday, Outdoor

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Date: 24 Nov, 2018 Community: The Blue Mountains
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family, Sports

Ski back in time this Holiday season! Dress up in retro skiing gear & pose in local skiing pictures from the 1950's. Green screen event at the Cr... Learn More

Date: 25 Nov, 2018 Community: Creemore
Category: Family, Holiday, Music, Outdoor

Village merchants invite you to gather your friends and family on Mill Street Sunday November 25th for a window reveal at noon and a relaxed aftern... Learn More

Date: 25 Nov, 2018 Community: Wasaga Beach
Category: Family, Holiday, Music

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Date: 25 Nov, 2018 Community: Orillia
Category: Holiday

The largest Christmas parade north of Toronto! Help welcome Santa as over 100 floats and bands lead the way for him through Downtown Orillia.  Learn More

Date: 01 Dec, 2018 - 15 Dec, 2018 Community: Orillia
Category: Holiday

Hop aboard a free horse drawn wagon ride, explore the Downtown as you get into the Christmas spirit!  Learn More

Date: 02 Dec, 2018 Community: Wasaga Beach
Category: Family, Holiday, Music

Join the 55-member Barrie Concert Band to get into the Christmas spirit! This event includes favourites from past Christmas concerts, sing-a-longs ... Learn More

Date: 07 Dec, 2018 - 08 Dec, 2018 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Holiday, Music

Get ready for a not so Silent Night as two comedians ,James Godfrey & Kevin Finn and one crooner Thomas Finn usher in the holiday season with “A Ra... Learn More

Date: 08 Dec, 2018 Community: Barrie
Category: Family, Holiday, Music

Festive music help to make the Christmas season special, and this annual concert is a traditional favourite. The 55-member Barrie Concert Band alwa... Learn More

Date: 31 Dec, 2018 - 01 Jan, 2019 Community: Kimberley
Category: Culinary (Food & Wine), Holiday, Music

Ring in the New Year with great live music, dancing and celebrations! Tickets $25. BBQ & Cash Bar (Beer & Wine $5) A portion of proceeds will bene... Learn More

Date: 13 Jul, 2019 Community: Midland
Category: Agriculture, Outdoor

The tour will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Dedicated plant enthusiasts cultivate gorgeous local gardens to visit. Help us celebrate 25 yea... Learn More