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April

Tuesday 24

Askennonia Spring Fashion Show

Location: Askennonia Senior Centre
North Simcoe Recreation Centre - 527 Len Self Blvd, Midland


Time: Doors @12:30PM / Show @1:30PM
Women and men will hit the runway to showcase the latest spring arrivals from six local retailers, with funds raised going to the Askennonia Senior Centre.
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April

Wednesday 25

A Day In The Life with Dan Needles

Location: Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King St, Midland

Time: Doors @7:00PM / Show @7:30PM
Join Dan and host Fred Hacker for an evening of humour, conversation, insight and fun!

www.midlandculturalcentre.com
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May

Saturday 05

Fred Eaglesmith

Location: Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King St, Midland

Time: Doors @7:30PM / Show @8:00PM
After all these years touring the USA, Canada, and Europe, having his songs covered by some of the biggest names in music, and appearing on “The Late Show with David Letterman” – the enigmatic, countrified, Rock n’ Roll troubadour, Fred Eaglesmith, is carrying on with musical wife Tif Ginn.
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May

Sunday 06

Harry Manx

Location: Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King St, Midland

Time: Doors @7:30PM / Show @8:00PM
Harry Manx has been one of the most successful international touring musicians to hail from Canada. This deeply original multi-instrumentalist has entertained audiences for the past 30 years in over 40 countries around the globe.

www.midlandculturalcentre.com
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May

Sunday 13

Good Morning Apocalypse Presents The Mom Show

Location: Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King St, Midland

Time: Doors @11:00PM / Show @11:00PM
This Mother’s Day, join award-winning comedy troupe Good Morning Apocalypse at the Midland Cultural Centre for a high tea and a comedy show, as they perform their brand-new Mother’s Day comedy revue: The Mom Show!

www.midlandculturalcentre.com
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May

Friday 18

My First Art Show

Location: Quest Art School & Gallery - Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King St, Midland

Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM daily
Quest Art invites young artists from JK to grade 8 to submit drawings, paintings, sculpture or any other creation they enjoyed making.

www.questart.ca
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May

Friday 18

High Art 2018

Location: Quest Art Gallery - 333 King Street, Midland

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM daily
Sponsored by the RBC Foundation, this exhibit is Quest Art's annual celebration of artwork created by youth in high schools across North Simcoe. 

www.questart.ca
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May

Friday 18

Portarama Family Festival

Location: Port McNicoll

Portarama is organized by a dedicated group of community volunteers to provide the community with an annual family oriented celebration on the Victoria Day weekend in the month of May.

http://www.portarama.ca/


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May

Friday 18

Uke Fest

Location: Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King Street, Midland

Time: See website for event schedule

Each year the Midland Cultural Centre hosts our annual ukulele festival in beautiful downtown Midland. 

Our diverse range of workshops provide both a lively and educational experience.  From beginner, to intermediate, to advanced workshops, we have something for every skill level.  Our dynamic group of workshop leaders also ensures no two workshops are alike.

www.ukefest.ca


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May

Friday 25

Ariko: Dinner Concert

Location: Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King St, Midland

Time: Doors @6:00PM / Show @6:30PM
Features Ariko – Lefaive sisters Kelly, Jill and Nicole, accompanied by their parents Louis and Laura, and includes a Franco Ontarian Culinary Feast!

www.midlandculturalcentre.com
www.brooksidemusic.com
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May

Saturday 26

Classic Lightfoot Love

Location: Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King St, Midland

Time: Doors @7:00PM / Show @7:30PM
John Stinson has spent the past decade recreating his favourite Lightfoot music in a tribute show: Classic Lightfoot Live.

www.midlandculturalcentre.com 
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May

Saturday 26

Stef Paquette

Location: La Cle - 63 rue Main, Penetanguishene
Chanteur-auteurinterprète franco-ontarien, il est aussi connu comme animateur radio pour l’émission Un p'tit brin Loup-Foque ainsi que comme comédien dans des téléséries telles que Hard Rock Medical et Les Bleus de Ramville.

www.lacle.ca
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June

Saturday 09

tART Show & Sale

Location: Harbourside Park - 165 King St, Midland
The first annual juried tART Show and Sale will feature artists and artisans selling their original creations during this two-day event. Held in partnership with Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival.

www.culturemidlandawards.com/tart-show-sale
www.buttertartfestival.ca
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June

Saturday 09

Ontario's Best Buttertart Festival

Location: King Street, Midland

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Over 60 businesses selling buttertarts and buttertart inspired foods and products (and dozens more selling jewelry, clothing, unique home and garden products, as well as local community groups, charities and artisans. Plus all-day entertainment with main stage live music, buskers, and street performers.

163,500 tarts sold at the 2017 Ontario's Best Buttertart Festival!

www.buttertartfestival.ca


 
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June

Saturday 16

Party on the Dock

Location:

Time: Stay tuned for details
Party on the Dock makes the beginning of summer official. Join hundreds of like-minded partiers for great music, dancing and more - while all helping a great cause. 

Stay tuned for more information...

www.partyonthedock.ca
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June

Thursday 21

National Indigenous People Day

Location: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons - 16164 Highway 12, Midland 

Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) is a time for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of Indigenous peoples, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Canada chose June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many Indigenous groups mark this day to celebrate their heritage.

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Sainte-Marie will offer Indigenous singing, drumming and dancing. Indigenous displays and demonstrations include kid’s heritage crafts, waterway and lacrosse demonstrations, Indigenous crafters, and more.

www.hhp.on.ca
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June

Friday 22

1st Annual Gospel Music Festival

Location: Midland Cultural Centre - 333 King St, Midland

Time: See website for event schedule
Don’t miss out on this fantastic weekend of gospel music. 

www.midlandculturalcentre.com
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June

Friday 22

Tay Canada Day

Location: Oakwood Community Centre - 290 Park Street, Victoria Harbour

Time: See website for event schedule

A Canadian community celebration with entertainment, food and family fun! Imagine, hearing the likes of The Beach Boys, Frankie Valley, ACDC, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Toby Keith, Elton John and Mick Jagger, all in one place.

www.taycanadaday.ca


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June

Saturday 23

Coldwater Area Studio Tour

Location: Various studio locations in rural Tay Township, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene, Coldwater, and Oro-Medonte.

Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
An art studio tour featuring 31 artists at 16 locations throughout Southern Georgian Bay, including rural Tay Township, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene and Coldwater.

www.coldwaterstudiotour.com
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June

Friday 29

Ribfest & Craft Beer Market

Location: David Onley Park - 475 Lakeshore Drive, Midland

Time: Friday 4PM - 11PM, Saturday 11AM - 11PM, Sunday 11AM - 7PM
Midland Rib Fest is the best way to celebrate your love for BBQ and craft beer! Northern Heat Rib Series is bringing the BEST BBQ in Canada right to your backyard! Join us for a weekend full of food, fun, and entertainment as you enjoy all the event has to offer.
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July

Wednesday 04

Discovery Harbour Ghost Tours

Location: Discovery Harbour - 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene

Time: See website for event schedule
A spooky guided tour by lantern light featuring encounters with tales of apparitions and spirits.  Tales of actual people associated with the Military and Naval Establishments will include that of the McGarraty brothers who died on the march from York in June of 1831 and the tale of Private James Drury who died New Year’s Eve 1836 on guard duty at Officers’ Quarters.

Stay tuned for 2018 rates and details

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July

Thursday 05

Sainte-Marie by Candle Light

Location: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons - 16164 Highway 12, Midland

Time: Tour leaves the admissions area promptly at 6:30PM
Walk in the footsteps of history and witness life at dusk on the 17th century mission. The arrival of supplies and workers by canoe and stories of perilous travels will bring to life the characters of Sainte-Marie, while lantern lit buildings and time spent in the longhouse will be a feast for the senses! Come experience the past like never before! 

Stay tuned for 2018 dates and details
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July

Saturday 14

Festival du loup

Location: Parc Lafontaine Park - 342 Lafontaine Road West

Time: See website for event schedule

Le Festival du loup celebrates francophone culture and heritage through music and art. This annual community gathering takes place entirely en francais and welcomes anyone who would like to come enjoy and celebrate local francophonie.

www.festivalduloup.on.ca


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July

Saturday 14

Georgian Bay Garden Tour

Location: In the Heart of Georgian Bay

Time: See website for event schedule
The Georgian Bay Garden Tour is an annual event held in the Heart of Georgian Bay, where local gardeners open their home property for viewing on the day of the Tour.  The event features a self guided tour ticket with maps and garden descriptions for over 12 gardens that are open to ticket holders during  the tour.

www.georgianbaygardentour.ca
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July

Friday 20

Feast Fest

Location: Harbourside Park - 475 Bayshore Dr, Midland

Time: See website for event schedule
Stay tuned for information on a festival full of food, music, and vendors.
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July

Friday 27

All Things Canadian Festival

Location: Parc Rotary Champlain Wendat Park - 8 Owen St, Penetanguishene

Time: Friday 4PM - 10PM, Saturday 11AM - 6PM

All Things Canadian will be a two-day outdoor festival taking place at Parc Rotary Champlain Wendat Park in Penetanguishene that will celebrate our heritage and culture and our homecoming, gathering local residents, surrounding communities and visitors from across Ontario to celebrate who we are as Canadians.

www.penetanguishene.ca
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August

Saturday 04

Pirates of the Bay

Location: Discovery Harbour - 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene

Time: Stay tuned for details

Join us for this swashbucklin’ event! Be sure to know your pirate name and beware landlubbers as Discovery Harbour will be transformed into the Pirate Lair!!   

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August

Friday 17

TugFest Georgian Bay

Location: Midland Town Docks

Time: Stay tuned for details
TugFest Georgian Bay is back at the Midland Town Dock, bringing the matchless family experience that featues a host of both historical and distinctive work boats and recreational tug-style vessels. It offers a full lineup of marine and family entertainment activities including the spectacular tugboat parade of lights, tug parade, tug races, the entertaining Tug Push and the ever popular tour of the boats.

www.tugfestgeorgianbay.com
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August

Saturday 25

Cycle Camelot

Location: All around the Heart of Georgian Bay! See website for routes.

The 7th annual Cycle Camelot is a one-day cycling event in support of the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre (GBCSC). As the GBCSC’s primary fundraising event, the ride has grown to be a valued, popular, and highly anticipated event among cycling enthusiasts in Southern Ontario and beyond. Taking place in the Heart of Georgian Bay, the routes featured at Cycle Camelot are some of the best and most scenic in the province. To meet the needs of everyone involved from our most seasoned cyclists to casual cyclists and families we offer 100km, 50km, 25km, and 10km routes touring along beautiful Georgian Bay.Whether you’re an avid road cyclists, a casual one, or just interested in supporting a worthy cause!

www.cyclecamelot.com


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September

Saturday 01

Marsh By Moonlight

Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland

Time: 6:00-8:00PM

Experience the sights and sounds that snowshoeing along our moonlit trails provides! 

After learning about the Marsh at night through hoots, chatter, coos, yips and howls relax by the fire and enjoy a roasted snack and warm drink. Space is very limited as we  like to keep group sizes small to ensure the best possibility for wildlife encounters! 

www.wyemarsh.com


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September

Saturday 08

18th Annual Traditional Pow Wow

Location: Sainte Marie Park

Time: Stay tuned for details

This annual Pow Wow, presented by the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre at Sainte-Marie Park, is open to the public. It features Native dancing, traditional crafts and foods, and much more.

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September

Saturday 29

The Bay Studio Tour

Location: Studios throughout Tiny Township and Penetanguishene

Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Come on this free, self guided Tour and step into 20 unique studio locations throughout Penetanquishene and Tiny Township near the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay.

www.thebaystudiotour.com
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October

Thursday 04

Pumpkinferno

Location: Discovery Harbour - 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene

Time: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Experience the phenomenon of hauntingly magical and stirring outdoor exhibits of hand-crafted Funkins pumpkins, all set against the night-time backdrop of Discovery Harbour. But BEWARE….new characters will be lurking about in the expanded TERROR ZONE!!

The TERROR ZONE is not recommended for children under the age of 12. It’s an absolutely amazing scare zone if you dare to enter.

Thursday to Sunday

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October

Saturday 06

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

Location: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons - 16164 Highway 12, Midland

Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities and outstanding artisans and crafters. Art lovers will appreciate original paintings in watercolour and oil, art cards, and Simcoe County landscape and wildlife motifs. Food is a big part of the event, and culinary fans will appreciate the special gourmet foods such as homemade fudges and baked goods, savoury jellies, chutneys, mustards, truffles, and biscotti. Farmer’s Market vendors offering pumpkins and apples will be set up at Sainte-Marie’s front entrance.
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October

Friday 12

Meet The Spirits

Location: Penetanguishene Centennial Museum - 13 Burke Street, Penetanguishene

Time: Stay tuned for details
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October

Friday 12

Ghost Tours of the S.S. Keewatin

Location: S.S. Keewatin - 311 Talbot Street, Port McNicoll

Time: Stay tuned for details
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www.sskeewatin.com
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November

Saturday 03

The Silver Goose CX Race

Location: Little Lake Park, Midland

Time: See website for event schedule
The Pan-American Championships were awarded to Midland, Ontario, for the 2018 and 2019 race seasons. The Championships have previously been held in Kentucky and Ohio, but this marks the first time ever that Canada will host the championships. The race is open to racers from the 44 nations included in the Pan-American Cycling Confederation (COPACI), spanning the continents from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. 

www.thesilvergoosecx.com
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November

Thursday 22

First Light

Location: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons  - 16164 Highway 12 East, Midland

Time: 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.

Thursday to Saturday evenings

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