Local Colour

Consider yourself at home in BruceGreySimcoe and at our smaller community events.  Smaller venues mean experiencing the warmth of small town Ontario hospitality and hanging out with the locals.  Special community celebrations, farmers’ markets and flea markets, intimate theatre productions, outdoor concerts, community suppers and fish fries, craft fairs, art gallery exhibits and much, much more.  Check out the packages and promotions page for some sweet deals before leaving home!

Date: 25 May, 2019 Community: Orillia
Category: Arts & Heritage, Culinary (Food & Wine), Family, Music, Outdoor

Experience live music, outdoor games, an interactive photo booth, entertainment for the kids including bouncy castles, an obstacle course, face pai... Learn More

Date: 30 May, 2019 Community: Thornbury
Category: Music

Spend an evening immersed in the culinary, visual, and performance arts at Loft Gallery in Thornbury! FOOD: Cured, The Cheese Gallery, Sustenance C... Learn More

Date: 30 May, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Family, Sports

This year is the year that the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley cup! Only at the Historic Gayety theatre. Ok, well technically it was 1967. ... Learn More

Date: 01 Jun, 2019 Community: Barrie
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family, Music, Outdoor

Let’s celebrate! The City of Barrie is excited for the return of Celebrate Barrie as the kick-off to the summer festival season in Barrie. Join us ... Learn More

Date: 01 Jun, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

Did you know that the first 5 concerts that CLASS ACTS presented at the Gayety Theatre have been sold out? In light of this outstanding attenda... Learn More

Date: 02 Jun, 2019 Community: Barrie
Category: Family, Outdoor

Join us on Sunday, June 2, 2019, for the Crohn's and Colitis Canada Gutsy Walk. A single day when Canadians coast to coast will walk united at this... Learn More

Date: 02 Jun, 2019 Community: Walkerton
Category: Family, Outdoor

Join us on Sunday June 2, 2019, for the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Gutsy Walk. A single day when Canadians coast to coast will walk united at this ... Learn More

Date: 08 Jun, 2019 Community: Mildmay,ON
Category: Family, Music, Outdoor

Family event celebrating all the economic successes we have had in 2018! Check out the shops downtown through the Adventure Shopping Card to win a... Learn More

Date: 08 Jun, 2019 - 09 Sep, 2019 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Join us for the opening of our new exhibit, Under the Canopy! It focuses on rainforest ecology and features many animals that call this ecosystem h... Learn More

Date: 09 Jun, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Culinary (Food & Wine)

Kick off your summer at Taste of the Town! Showcasing ’tastes’ from the finest restaurants and chefs in South Georgian Bay and wines and spirits fr... Learn More

Date: 09 Jun, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

Known as the man of a thousand voices, André Phillippe Gagnon will bring his show to Ontario this June. Gagnon, the Canadian comedian and #1 Singi... Learn More

Date: 15 Jun, 2019 Community: Desboro
Category: Music

All ages. Doors open at 7pm, Music starts at 7:30 p.m. With a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition, PEI’s Dylan Menzie has ... Learn More

Date: 15 Jun, 2019 - 16 Jun, 2019 Community: Wasaga beach
Category: Family, Music, Outdoor

A Fantastic Father's Day weekend event at Beach Area One with Sandy Castle Building, Kitefest, Ploverpalooza, exhibits, live entertainment and more... Learn More

Date: 16 Jun, 2019 Community: South Bruce
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Family, Outdoor

Start with Father's Day Breakfast at the Formosa Community Centre or just start the Vintage tractor tour that goes until 6:00 pm. 20th Anniversa... Learn More

Date: 16 Jun, 2019 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Family, Outdoor

Start your summer by taking a stroll back in time with a sneak peek of Moreston Heritage Village! Nestled in pristine countryside, Moreston Heritag... Learn More

Date: 20 Jun, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Music

Devin Cuddy has always made music his way, and some might argue, the hard way. As the son of one of Canada’s most beloved singer/songwriters, Blue ... Learn More

Date: 21 Jun, 2019 - 22 Jun, 2019 Community: Victoria Harbour
Category: Arts & Heritage, Culinary (Food & Wine), Family, Holiday, Music, Outdoor

A fabulous, family-oriented 2 days of festivities, celebrating Canada's 152nd Birthday. Outstanding bands, entertainment, face painters, balloon tw... Learn More

Date: 22 Jun, 2019 Community: Wasaga Beach
Category: Family, Music, Outdoor

20th Annual Cruiser’s Fun Run! Come for a weekend to view over 400 custom classic cars and trucks. This event has something for every car enthusias... Learn More

Date: 22 Jun, 2019 Community: Lion's Head
Category: Outdoor, Sports

Net profits from The Lion's Tail Inaugural Ride for Charity June 22nd 2019 ride will go to the local school's Breakfast Clubs. Donations are option... Learn More

Date: 22 Jun, 2019 Community: Thornbury
Category: Culinary (Food & Wine)

The Meaford Hospital Foundation presents Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday June 22, 2019 at Lora Bay Golf Club. Tickets are available at www... Learn More

Date: 22 Jun, 2019 - 23 Jun, 2019 Community: Victoria Harbour
Category: Arts & Heritage

A self-guided tour to area artist's and crafter's studios. This studio tour includes locations in the Village of Coldwater, Victoria Harbour, Waub... Learn More

Date: 23 Jun, 2019 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Family, Outdoor, Sports

Ride Don’t Hide is a nationwide fundraising bike ride that brings mental health out into the open. Ride Don’t Hide is the largest mental health bi... Learn More

Date: 01 Jul, 2019 Community: Wasaga Beach
Category: Family, Holiday, Outdoor

​Wasaga Beach Canada Day July 1 takes place at the beach! Stay Tuned for details - there are major plans in the works! So far we have Cindy coming ... Learn More

Date: 05 Jul, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Music

Barra MacNeils Fri Jul 5 7:30pm $45 Canada’s Celtic ambassadors! For nearly three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has... Learn More

Date: 05 Jul, 2019 - 14 Jul, 2019 Community: Wasaga Beach
Category: Family, Holiday, Outdoor

Don’t miss the classic thrills, bright lights and excitement of the Wasaga Midway in Playland Park Square! Learn More

Date: 13 Jul, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Family, Outdoor, Sports

Meaford Harbour 5K Run/Walk 23rd Annual on Saturday July 13, 2019 Competitive Run / walk 5K (chiptimed results) Early Bird Fee $40 (before May 1... Learn More

Date: 13 Jul, 2019 Community: Desboro
Category: Music

Armed with a collection of youth-driven anthems, this kinetic quintet has amassed a cult following, spiraling out from their hometown of Kitchener,... Learn More

Date: 13 Jul, 2019 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Culinary (Food & Wine), Family, Music, Outdoor

Harbourfest offers delicious food, local brews, and great company along the water's edge. Community groups contribute family-focused activities, i... Learn More

Date: 13 Jul, 2019 Community: The Blue Mountains
Category: Sports

6K - 10K - 21K - Trail Runs Summit 700 is Ontario’s newest trail/mountain running experience. Flowing through Blue Mountain Resort’s challenging s... Learn More

Date: 14 Jul, 2019 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family, Outdoor

Come check out a beautiful array of antique and classic cars! Motorcycles welcome. Event is included with regular admission. Rain or shine. For i... Learn More

Date: 17 Jul, 2019 - 24 Aug, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

Theatre Meaford 2019: choose from award-winning professional theatre performances at the beautifully restored Meaford Hall & Cultural Centre. A... Learn More

Date: 18 Jul, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Music

Let's twist and shout and hold your hand as we come together down the long and winding road! No group has so radically transformed the sound and... Learn More

Date: 19 Jul, 2019 Community: Priceville, ON
Category: Sports

This second annual golf tournament in support of the Markdale Hospital is scheduled for Friday July 19th at the Highland Glen Golf Club. A shot gun... Learn More

Date: 20 Jul, 2019 Community: Elmvale
Category: Family, Outdoor

Join us on July 20, 2019 for the 3rd Annual Elmvale, ON, as we celebrate everything Science Fiction & Fantasy with our village wide party! Featuri... Learn More

Date: 27 Jul, 2019 Community: Orillia
Category: Culinary (Food & Wine), Family, Music, Outdoor

A downtown summer street festival like no other! Showcasing a fusion of art, fun interactive activities, music, food, kid zones, sizzling sales & g... Learn More

Date: 27 Jul, 2019 Community: Wasaga Beach
Category: Family, Music, Outdoor

A gathering of owners of Ford F-series pick-up trucks for a day to show off their vehicles and trade tips and tricks and win prizes. Ford Motor Com... Learn More

Date: 27 Jul, 2019 - 11 Aug, 2019 Community: Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, Pike Bay, Wiarton
Category: Outdoor

Lake Huron's Largest Fishing Derby Salmon: 1st: $15,000.00 2nd: $4,000.00 3rd: $2,000.00 4th - 25th Sponsor Prize Boards ​ Trout: 1st: $7,5... Learn More

Date: 02 Aug, 2019 - 05 Aug, 2019 Community: Wasaga Beach
Category: Culinary (Food & Wine), Family, Outdoor

North America's Best Rib Teams will serve Award-Winning Mouth-Watering BBQ Smoked Ribs and amazing entertainment! Located in in 3rd Street lot in B... Learn More

Date: 10 Aug, 2019 Community: Desboro
Category: Music

Jack Pine and The Fire is “driving”, “masterful”, “dynamic", and all acoustic - upright bass, Dobro, Mandolin, and Drums – A gritty alt-folk-Canadi... Learn More

Date: 17 Aug, 2019 Community: Ripley
Category: Agriculture, Arts & Heritage, Culinary (Food & Wine), Family, Holiday

The Ripley Food Art & Craft Festival features local artists, food producers, crafters, and lots more vendors showcasing and selling their original ... Learn More

Date: 19 Aug, 2019 - 23 Aug, 2019 Community: Wyebridge, Ontario
Category: Holiday

Summer Retreat with Yoga, Meditation & Beach Time - Escape the City! Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23, 2019 Create your escape! Choose from 1 ... Learn More

Date: 30 Aug, 2019 Community: Wasaga Beach, ON
Category: Family, Outdoor, Sports

Experience the largest gathering of amusement inflatables for all ages to climb, bounce and play! Giant inflatables include traditional bouncy cast... Learn More

Date: 31 Aug, 2019 - 02 Sep, 2019 Community: Duntroon
Category: Outdoor, Sports

Spartan is BACK at Highlands Nordic and we couldn't be more excited! Spartan Race is the leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heat... Learn More

Date: 13 Sep, 2019 Community: Desboro
Category: Music

7x CFMA winner/5x JUNO nominee mando-maestro Andrew Collins is joined by fellow Trio string-meisters Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney to showcase... Learn More

Date: 21 Sep, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

We Walk The Line is a true Johnny Cash Experience that celebrates the music and lives of 'The Man In Black' and his fun loving wife, June Carter. T... Learn More

Date: 23 Sep, 2019 - 14 Sep, 2019 Community: Orillia
Category: Culinary (Food & Wine), Outdoor

Come downtown and enjoy a magical evening of local fare prepared for you by downtown restaurants. Enjoy the ambiance, listen to the sound of music,... Learn More

Date: 05 Oct, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

Green River Revival is back! After a sold out show last year don't miss your chance to get tickets before they are all gone! The show on OCT 5 incl... Learn More

Date: 12 Oct, 2019 Community: Wasaga beach
Category: Family, Music, Outdoor

The 2nd Annula Hootenanny celebrates Fall in Wasaga! Check out great bands, family entertainment with piles of country and folk flavours. Hope to s... Learn More

Date: 19 Oct, 2019 Community: Desboro
Category: Music

Citizen Jane is a Canadian folk-pop duo that lovingly crafts songs about our society’s potential to evolve in the current political climate (though... Learn More

Date: 23 Oct, 2019 Community: Orillia
Category: Holiday

Come experience all things that go bump in the night in Downtown Orillia. Haunted tours begin at The Opera House & Orillia Museum of Art & History ... Learn More

Date: 26 Oct, 2019 Community: Orillia
Category: Family, Holiday, Outdoor

Bring the family, dress in costume and join us for this FREE fun costume parade & contest! Trick OR treat at participating downtown merchants’ busi... Learn More

Date: 15 Nov, 2019 Community: Orillia
Category: Family, Holiday, Outdoor

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 & treats... Learn More

Date: 07 Dec, 2019 - 21 Dec, 2019 Community: Orillia
Category: Family, Holiday, Outdoor

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

Date: 22 Jun, 2109 - 22 Jun, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Music

The Trevor MacKenzie Band Sat Jun 22 7:30pm $27. The Trevor MacKenzie Band is a new project picking up where the Maple Blues Award-winning MacKenzi... Learn More