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: 01 Jul, 2019 - 09 Sep, 2019 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family

Our new exhibit, Under the Canopy, focuses on rainforest ecology and features many animals that call this ecosystem home. Meet the keeper and a pan... Learn More

Date: 17 Jul, 2019 - 20 Jul, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

Alice's Restaurant $40 Hits & Stories of the 60s and 70s Created by Chris McHarge and Colin Stewart From the creators of Memories of Summer of L... 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: 18 Jul, 2019 - 11 Aug, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Family, Music

Our first festival presents 100 world-class artists. Inaugural concert features Elmer Iseler Singers, ChoralWorks, Collingwood Festival Orchestra, ... 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: 21 Jul, 2019 Community: Port Elgin
Category: Music

AB3 playing Original Blues and Rock. Sponsored by the Shoreline Beacon Learn More

Date: 21 Jul, 2019 Community: Southampton
Category: Music

Late Nite Radio playing a variety of music. Learn More

Date: 26 Jul, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

3 multi award winning Elvis Tribute Artists will take you on a journey through the life and times of the 21st century’s most iconic performer...Elv... 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 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: South Bruce Peninsula
Category: Arts & Heritage, Culinary (Food & Wine), Outdoor

"Bagida-waad Alliance On Board! Climate Change and Fishing" is an opportunity to meet and learn from Andrew and Natasha Akiwenzie. These indigenou... Learn More

Date: 28 Jul, 2019 Community: Southampton
Category: Music

Shakey Trill playing Original, gutsy and raw Blues. Sponsored by Shankar Law Office Learn More

Date: 28 Jul, 2019 Community: Port Elgin
Category: Music

Get Back, a Beatles Tribute band. Sponsored by Shankar Law Office Learn More

Date: 28 Jul, 2019 Community: Owen Sound
Category: Arts & Heritage

Join us for a screening of an uplifting climate change film. Resilience: Transforming our Community focuses on climate change in the Grey and Bruce... 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: 04 Aug, 2019 Community: Port Elgin
Category: Music

Midnight Sundogs playing Alternative Rock. Sponsored by Eastlink Learn More

Date: 04 Aug, 2019 Community: Southampton
Category: Music

Lyndenwood playing Classic Rock, Country and Easy Listening. Sponsored by the Shoreline Beacon Learn More

Date: 07 Aug, 2019 - 10 Aug, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

Same Time, Next Year $40 Bernard Slade's Classic Comedy Orillia Opera House Production The Tony- and Oscar-nominated story of a two people, each... 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: 11 Aug, 2019 Community: Port Elgin
Category: Music

Slight Return playing Classic Rock. Sponsored by Skyline Living 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: 18 Aug, 2019 Community: Port Elgin
Category: Music

Crossfire playing Classic Rock, Country and Blues. Sponsored by Skyline Living Learn More

Date: 18 Aug, 2019 Community: Southampton
Category: Music

Silver River Band playing Country and Light Rock. Sponsored by the Chantry Island Cham-Bettes 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: 21 Aug, 2019 - 24 Aug, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

Derek Marshall & Nicholas Arnold in a concert presentation: Dean & Jerry: What Might Have Been- $40 A fabulous theatrical concert of timeless hit... Learn More

Date: 25 Aug, 2019 Community: Port Elgin
Category: Music

Frankie D and the Dreamers playing 50s and 60s Rock and Roll. Sponsored by the Saugeen Shores Hub Learn More

Date: 29 Aug, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

The Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) is an exceptional film festival experience featuring 4 Nights, 4 Films, 4 Dinners, 4 Parties, 4 Mati... Learn More

Date: 29 Aug, 2019 - 01 Sep, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

The Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) is an exceptional film festival experience featuring 4 Nights, 4 Films, 4 Dinners, 4 Parties, 4 Mati... 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: 30 Aug, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

The Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) is an exceptional film festival experience featuring 4 Nights, 4 Films, 4 Dinners, 4 Parties, 4 Mati... Learn More

Date: 31 Aug, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

The Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) is an exceptional film festival experience featuring 4 Nights, 4 Films, 4 Dinners, 4 Parties, 4 Mati... 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: 01 Sep, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Arts & Heritage

The Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) is an exceptional film festival experience featuring 4 Nights, 4 Films, 4 Dinners, 4 Parties, 4 Mati... Learn More

Date: 01 Sep, 2019 Community: Port Elgin
Category: Music

Flashback Reunion playing Classic 60s and 70s Rock. Sponsored by Shankar Law Office Learn More

Date: 01 Sep, 2019 Community: Southampton
Category: Music

Alpha Jazz (Earl Georgas Tribute) playing Jazz and Pop. Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation 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: 14 Sep, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Music

Hotel California, the Original Eagles Tribute Band puts their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to bringing the music o... Learn More

Date: 20 Sep, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

The Dreamboats are bringing back the good ol’ fashioned Rock n’ Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry & The Wonders. This quartet of ... Learn More

Date: 21 Sep, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Music

Highwaymen: Tribute to Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson Sep 21 7pm $44 The original Highwaymen were born on stage in 1984 when Joh... 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: 26 Sep, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music, Outdoor, Sports

Get off the beaten path and explore the edge of the believable with the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. See exhilarating stories on... Learn More

Date: 28 Sep, 2019 Community: Meaford
Category: Music

Few of Stevie’s acolytes likely have the same dedication as Dave Ryan, who has spent the last decade getting the details just right as the front ma... Learn More

Date: 03 Oct, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to b... 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: 12 Oct, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

This Billy Joel Tribute is the complete premiere tribute to the music of the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel. Comprised of some of the best and most ... Learn More

Date: 18 Oct, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

Relive the music of John Denver with award winning Chris Collins and his band Boulder Canyon as they create an unforgettable John Denver experienc... 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: 08 Nov, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

Come see what millions of women have been laughing, cheering and raving about for years! Set in a department store, four women with nothing in com... 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: 23 Nov, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

The Tragically Hip, never duplicated yet always celebrated! With every performance, Grace, 2 delivers a show that celebrates the music of the Tragi... Learn More

Date: 29 Nov, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

Back in the early 90’s, when Powerhouse decided to put together their Chicago Transit tribute act, they were the first in the world to do so. Today... 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: 21 Dec, 2019 Community: Collingwood
Category: Arts & Heritage, Music

People are raving about The British Invasion Show! The Gem Tones bring the sound, look, and energy of this watershed moment in music history to the... Learn More