Grab your mittens! Barrie Winterfest officially kicks off Hello Winter! Enjoy the many outdoor, arts, culture and community events taking place in February & March. Hello Winter features activities and events for everyone to enjoy, including Barrie Winterfest, Barrie Skating Club Showcase & Learn to Skate, Barrie Film Festival Screen One Series, Owl Prowl, Snoe Shoeing in Snow Valley, Hot Cocoa Trail, February Blues Festival, […]
Make a splash for a worthy cause at Friday Harbour’s annual Take the Plunge polar dip. On Saturday, March 9th, participants will brave the icy waters of Lake Simcoe in support of RVH Foundation’s Keep Life Wild campaign. Registration is open to all, with a $25 fee that includes a hot beverage, an event t-shirt, and, of course, bragging rights. Proceeds from the event will […]
Looking for family-friendly activities during March Break? Travel back in time at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons! With take-home crafts, historical demonstrations, storytelling and more, we guarantee your journey to the 17th century will be both educational and fun. No time machine, or reservations required. Dates: Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15 Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Outdoor Activities: Explore the historic site […]
Spring is in the air! Join the Friends of Wye Marsh and Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons for a celebration of the spring season and all things maple syrup! Wander through the sugar bush and visit the sugar shack to watch sap being turned into liquid gold. Taste delicious maple taffy, roast Bannock on a fire, visit the birds of prey, check out historical demonstrations and […]
Easter Fun in Downtown Collingwood. Download your egg counting form at collingwooddowntown.com …. then head out and count the eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden in all the business windows throughout downtown Collingwood. The eggs will be hidden in the windows throughout the Easter weekend so families are invited to come downtown anytime for the hunt. Count as many as you can, but please […]
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Barrie, the Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival at the Tiffin Conservation Area is a tradition spanning more than three decades. Visitors will take a trip back in time to explore how Indigenous people and Pioneers made maple syrup. After that, they will return to current times and see how maple syrup is made today! End your tour with pancake […]
One of the largest one-day Maple Syrup Festival in Ontario! Come & take part, last Saturday of April! The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival is a fundraising day that supports needs within the community. All proceeds from this one-day event are turned back to our schools, children’s music programs, library support, arena and community hall projects, girl guides and scouts, as well as helping many other […]
This event is traditionally a sold-out event for boaters, and the general community can join in the festivities as well! This event features winter holiday fun without the winter weather! Vendors provide holiday goodies and souvenirs. Come out to the Port of Orillia and check out the boats lights that are sure to make your weekend bright!
Join us for a spectacular celebration as we transform the Port of Orillia into a vibrant and colorful Mardi Gras extravaganza! Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, where the spirit of New Orleans comes alive on the shores of Lake Couchiching. This event features fun, shenanigans and celebration.
The Orillia Waterfront Festival Features entertainment, food, a vendor market, new and used boat sales, a Cardboard Boat Race, and a dog diving dog contest! The festival will feature a vendor market with a wide range of unique vendors showcasing everything from hot tubs to one-of-a kind clothing and decor items.
On Labour Day Weekend, the Pirates of Lake Couchiching storm the Port of Orillia. This amazing family fun-filled weekend features in- water Pirate displays, a Pirate Village with live re-enactors and demonstrations and a "plank walk" where the pirates send local politicians and business leaders into the water.