Local Colour

Plan now to visit BruceGreySimcoe for a summer of total fun - before arriving, buy event tickets online, check the Promotions page then book your accommodation and, if needed, make reservations at local restaurants. 

Smaller community events are a big part of living in BruceGreySimcoe. Check out the list below for community events across the region, ranging from music to arts and culture, heritage celebrations, nature and fireworks. Staff at local information centres can help out, too, with their insider knowledge of their communities.

Date: 16 May, 2024 - 02 Sep, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage

In this travelling exhibit from Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science (QC) opening at the BCM&CC on May 16, tap into your inner skeptic on a rang... Learn More

Date: 05 Jun, 2024 - 04 Sep, 2024 Community: Port Elgin
Category: Agriculture, Culinary (Food & Wine), Family, Outdoor

NEW LOCATION, even bigger and better!! Join us every Wednesday for fresh produce, local meats, specialty foods, artisan made goods. Grab a bit and... Learn More

Date: 07 Jun, 2024 - 01 Jul, 2024 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

To celebrate Meaford’s 150th birthday we are holding a group show of art inspired by the town of Meaford and the surrounding area! Running concurre... Learn More

Date: 14 Jun, 2024 - 16 Jun, 2024 Community: Wyebridge
Category: Holiday

This weekend is an exploration of self-respect, kindness and common humanity. Using mindfulness activities and self-care exercises including guide... Learn More

Date: 14 Jun, 2024 - 16 Jun, 2024 Community: Durham
Category: Outdoor

A camp retreat weekend, for queers by queers, to mingle in nature. We have reached out to queer entrepreneurs to group together what we think is th... Learn More

Date: 15 Jun, 2024 Community: Annan, ON
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Family, Outdoor

Come out to celebrate our 10th Annual “Among the Peonies” festival with us along with presenters, artists, and vendors plus food! Lots to see amon... Learn More

Date: 15 Jun, 2024 Community: Kimberley
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Outdoor

Come join us on the farm with our unique Icelandic Sheep! Learn the art of spinning wool. Drop Spindles were one of the earliest forms of creatin... Learn More

Date: 19 Jun, 2024 Community: Kimberley
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Outdoor

Come join us on the farm for a workshop with our unique Icelandic sheep and learn the art of wet felting! You will learn how to layer wool to form... Learn More

Date: 19 Jun, 2024 Community: Wyebridge
Category: Holiday

In this workshop, we explore how “Karma” is created and the effect of it to our life. If you know the cause, then releasing it may be a simple step... Learn More

Date: 20 Jun, 2024 Community: Wyebridge
Category: Holiday

This workshop pulls skills together to navigate personal traumas and unpleasant situations that continue to have a negative effect on your thoughts... Learn More

Date: 21 Jun, 2024 Community: Midland
Category: Arts & Heritage

Join this dynamic, annual, education-focused celebration of the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, an... Learn More

Date: 21 Jun, 2024 Community: Creemore
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family, Music, Outdoor

Join us in celebrating the longest day of the year! Creemore's Annual Summer Solstice Festival is an open-air street party and music event Line dan... Learn More

Date: 21 Jun, 2024 - 23 Jun, 2024 Community: Wyebridge
Category: Holiday

REJUVENATE, INVIGORATE, CELEBRATE! This is an invitation to relax, and reconnect with the natural world around you. We will visit Sainte Marie Am... Learn More

Date: 22 Jun, 2024 Community: Leith
Category: Music

An intimate series of concerts by nationally known performers in an historic building with outstanding acoustics. Learn More

Date: 25 Jun, 2024 - 27 Jun, 2024 Community: Wyebridge
Category: Holiday

During this experiential and immersive breathing retreat, you will learn how our breath is intended to work and how modern stressors can impact it.... Learn More

Date: 27 Jun, 2024 Community: Kimberley
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Outdoor

Come join us on the farm with our unique Icelandic sheep! Learn how to make a felted bowl or pod with our wool. This class is an intro to using a... Learn More

Date: 28 Jun, 2024 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Celebrate 20 years of Grey Roots! This event is held on a PD Day Friday - bring the whole family! There is no charge to attend, and all are w... Learn More

Date: 28 Jun, 2024 - 01 Jul, 2024 Community: Wyebridge
Category: Holiday

You will glow from the inside out and feel radiant after three nights of stress free bliss. You will be guided through a series of meditation and y... Learn More

Date: 01 Jul, 2024 - 30 Aug, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

No preregistration required! Explore the rich history of Bruce County this summer with our guided Museum tours! During this 45-minute tour, yo... Learn More

Date: 03 Jul, 2024 - 07 Aug, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Discover cultural traditions and explore the richness of Indigenous heritage in the region. These demonstrations will cover a variety of topics, s... Learn More

Date: 03 Jul, 2024 - 28 Aug, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Select dates through July & August | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Get up close and personal with some of nature's most fascinating creatures this summe... Learn More

Date: 04 Jul, 2024 - 15 Aug, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Thursdays from July 4 – August 15 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Our drop-in summer crafting program invites guests of all ages to unleash their creativi... Learn More

Date: 06 Jul, 2024 Community: Town of the Blue Mountains
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family, Music, Outdoor

Grab a hat and a pair of walking shoes for an event where art meets the great outdoors! The Arts & Crafts Walk is a one-day, self-guided tour that ... Learn More

Date: 11 Jul, 2024 Community: Kimberley
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Outdoor

Come join us on the farm for a workshop with our unique Icelandic sheep! This is an introduction to felting. Learn how to make your own wool dryer... Learn More

Date: 13 Jul, 2024 Community: Southampton, ON
Category: Arts & Heritage

Bruce County's biggest collectibles show is coming! Our vendors will be selling collectibles, comics, vintage toys, cards, video games, art and mor... Learn More

Date: 13 Jul, 2024 Community: Meaford
Category: Sports

Run or Walk in the quaint town of Meaford off Georgian Bay at the Meaford hospital foundation 5km walk run and free kids run Sat. July 13, 2024 Learn More

Date: 13 Jul, 2024 - 14 Jul, 2024 Community: Georgian Bluffs
Category: Agriculture, Family, Outdoor

Come and view the beautiful gardens in Grey and Bruce at the 2nd Annual Grey Bruce Garden Tour! Donations toward accessible playground equipment fo... Learn More

Date: 16 Jul, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Enjoy a special visit from author Dorothy Ladd who will read from her beautifully illustrated children’s book, Memengwaa, the Monarch Butterfly, an... Learn More

Date: 16 Jul, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Marine Heritage Festival Launch Party July 26 Get ready for the Annual Marine Heritage Festival, happening this summer from July 26-28! The openi... Learn More

Date: 16 Jul, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Join us for a special day full of cultural demonstrations with Chef Zach Keeshig of Naagan, Parks Canada, Elder Shirley John, and others! Learn More

Date: 17 Jul, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Get ready for a prehistoric party of epic proportions as Tim spills the beans on the incredible journey of dinosaur bones—from dusty digs to dazzli... Learn More

Date: 20 Jul, 2024 Community: Meaford
Category: Family

Meaford Pet Expo 2024, Grey Bruce's largest pet festival, returns! Hosted by Canadian Pet Connection, it's a free event with over 50 vendors, anima... Learn More

Date: 27 Jul, 2024 - 28 Jul, 2024 Community: Wiarton
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Family, Music, Outdoor

Join us for the 1st Annual Wiarton Lavender Festival at Bluewater Park on the beautiful shores of Colpoy’s Bay in Wiarton, Ontario. Free to get in,... Learn More

Date: 31 Jul, 2024 - 11 Jul, 2024 Community: Blue Mountains
Category: Music

Luke Doucet will be on stage this summer for an exclusive to Studio 79 solo performance and we can't wait! Two-time JUNO Award nominee Luke Douc... Learn More

Date: 03 Aug, 2024 - 04 Aug, 2024 Community: Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0
Category: Culinary (Food & Wine), Family, Holiday, Music, Outdoor, Sports

A "For the Community/By the Community" fun-filled Festival of Activities, Events and Entertainment put on by local Service Clubs & Community Organi... Learn More

Date: 09 Aug, 2024 - 18 Aug, 2024 Community: South Bruce Peninsula
Category: Music

Music on the Bruce is a summer festival that brings world-class classical chamber music performances to communities on and around the Bruce Peninsu... Learn More

Date: 10 Aug, 2024 Community: Wiarton
Category: Outdoor, Sports

The 14th annual BPMR sees soloists and teams tackle the Bruce Peninsula’s cliff-strewn shorelines, forests and waterways by paddling, mountain biki... Learn More

Date: 10 Aug, 2024 Community: Southampton
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Music-on-the-Bruce kicks off their summer season with a mesmerizing performance featuring a set of five songs for string quartet and voice by Toron... Learn More

Date: 10 Aug, 2024 - 11 Aug, 2024 Community: Teeswater
Category: Agriculture, Culinary (Food & Wine), Outdoor

Visit three different gardens over two days. Essentially Lavender will be open for self-guided tours and will be doing lavender essential oil dist... Learn More

Date: 17 Aug, 2024 Community: Coldwater, ON
Category: Family

Welcome all wizards, witches and muggles! Have a fun day of shopping at our street vendors and stores. Fun for all ages! Learn More

Date: 24 Aug, 2024 - 25 Aug, 2024 Community: Dundalk
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Ontario’s largest kite festival. Located just west of Dundalk, the Hopeville kite festival offers a magical weekend of flight, music, food, vendor... Learn More

Date: 24 Aug, 2024 - 25 Aug, 2024 Community: Kimberley
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Outdoor

Come join us on the farm for a workshop with our unique Icelandic sheep! Join us for a weekend of fun, learning, creating and dyeing! This is a 2-... Learn More

Date: 26 Aug, 2024 Community: Blue Mountains
Category: Music

National Folk Award nominated Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Record Maker, Jim Bryson, will be gracing our up close and intimate studio stage in Ju... Learn More

Date: 13 Sep, 2024 - 15 Sep, 2024 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Family, Music

Owen Sound Ribfest 2024 Presented by Ontario Festival Group will take place at the Bayshore Community Centre convenient for area residents and visi... Learn More

Date: 14 Sep, 2024 Community: Kimberley
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Outdoor

Come join us on the farm for a workshop with our unique Icelandic sheep! Learn to weave with Instructor, Cheryl Sheridan of The Barn Studio. Each ... Learn More

Date: 14 Sep, 2024 - 15 Sep, 2024 Community: Tobermory
Category: Outdoor, Sports

Trail run iconic sections of the Bruce Trail through Bruce Peninsula National Park, or take part in Ontario’s most unique trail run, the Flowerpot ... Learn More

Date: 28 Sep, 2024 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Join the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre in Owen Sound to celebrate railroad and ship modelers at this inaugural event! This show and sale wil... Learn More

Date: 06 Oct, 2024 Community: Kimberley
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Outdoor

Come join us on the farm for a workshop with our unique Icelandic sheep! Using the lovely soft roving from our Icelandic sheep, we'll explore crea... Learn More

Date: 11 Oct, 2024 - 26 Oct, 2024 Community: Tiny
Category: Holiday

Grimm Grounds is a major Hallowe'en event located at the Georgian Bay Recreational Park featuring several attractions. The event consists of the ... Learn More

Date: 12 Oct, 2024 Community: Thornbury
Category: Sports

Enjoy the fall in a family friendly Thanksgiving Walk/Run through the Beaver Valley in support of Rotary. Half Marathon, 10k, 5k 1k free kids run. ... Learn More