Area Activities and Events:
These are upcoming events that we are currently aware of — some dates still need to be finalized. This is just a partial listing of some of the events available and is featured as a courtesy to our future guests — a ‘welcome package’ upon arrival will update you with more. If you wish, the welcome package can be mailed to you in advance of your arrival for easier planning of your activities. Simply let us know via e-mail that this is your preference. At the bottom of this page, there are several links for further research which should be quite useful for planning.
Held in and around Owen Sound. Features fun for the entire family
Wiarton Willie Festival
February 2 -Annual
Held in Willie’s hometown — Wiarton
Harbour Nights “Concert Series”
Sundays 7-9pm; July through September
Musicians of various venues and styles entertain along the harbourfront
Billy Bishop Heritage Days
June: first weekend
See section above
Return of the Drums Pow Wow
June last weekend.
Kelso Beach, Owen Sound
Harbour Heatwave and Canada Day Celebrations
Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Kelso Beach, Owen Sound. Enjoy the lumberjack show, free face painting, pony rides, children’s games, klash the klown, food booths, airbound amusements. Spectacular fireworks display at 10pm; gates open at 3pm.
Canadian National Street Rod Association Car Show
Kelso Beach in Owen Sound
Dragon Boat Race
Kelso Beach in Owen Sound
Tom Thomson Days
July / August
See section above.
Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival
Music and crafts festival held at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound
Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
Last week of August and over September long weekend
Georgian Bay’s largest fishing derby with great prizes and draws.
September long weekend
Featured guests have not yet been announced
Owen Sound Fall Fair
September: second weekend
Various events, prizes, rides, shows at Victoria Park
September: third weekend
An incredible 3 days of Celtic music, dance and stories downtown Owen Sound
Farm and rural exhibits, antique & historical displays, entertainment and plowing competitions.
Festival in the Park
November: last weekend
This fantastic children’s festival will be sure to get you and your family in the Holiday Spirit. Many interactive activities for the entire family to enjoy. A proud part of the Festival of Lights.
Festival of Northern Lights
November mid-month through January mid-month
Enjoy over 200 displays and 13 kilometers of light strings in the trees and along the riverbanks as well as in Harrison Park, Owen Sound. Includes 8 weeks of special events. Lights on daily 5pm to 11pm.
Some websites that may be of further interest to you and give more details on the two nearest towns to us … Owen Sound and Wiarton:
http://www.wiarton.ca/ (requires Flash)