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

July 1
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

Mid August
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.

Watershed IV

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

Celtic Festival

September: third weekend
An incredible 3 days of Celtic music, dance and stories downtown Owen Sound

Plowing Match

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: (requires Flash)

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