Information Guide
Bracebridge Summer Events

JUNE 2015

May 5 - June 11 - Nipissing University Muskoka Campus New Spring Course - The Art of Life. A Multi-Disciplinary Analysis. This innovative course will examine life through many disciplines, including Art, Culture, History, Music and Religion. For more details visit www.nipissingu.ca/theartoflife  125 Wellington St., Bracebridge. Enrollment is limited, so register early! The Cost to enroll is $80.00 + tax per registrant, for each 2-week session. Participants who register for all three sessions will pay a discounted $220 + tax. Payment can be made by cash, credit card, debit or cheque. A receipt will be provided.

May 12 - June 4 - 2015 Muskoka Summer Theatre presents Shirley Valentine. A play by Willy Russell. 1988 Laurence Olivier award for Best New Comedy. Starring Robin Clipsham. Directed by Dave Campbell. "No one thought she had the courage, the nerve or the lingerie!" For anyone who has ever felt in a rut, and decided to break out, this is the ultimate battle cry. A tour de force for any actress, this one woman show is mesmerizing in its simplicity and common sense. www.gravenhurstoperahouse.com  Call (705) 687-5550 or 1-888-495-8888 Tickets $36 (Regular), $31 (Group), $28 (Student). Evening Performances (Wed - Sat) May 13th - 16th, May 27th - 30th & June 4th Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm. Matinee Performances (Tues - Thurs) May 12th - 14th, May 26th - 28th & June 3rd, 4th Doors 1:30 pm | Show 2:30 pm.

May 30 - June 20 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents Recent Work by Tara Gilchrist Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com 

June 3 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Community Living South Muskoka invites you to the Grand Opening of our new Accessible Facilities at Morrison Meadows, 1177 Fraserburg Rd., Bracebridge.  Pumpkin planting 9-11am.  Grand Opening and Free BBQ Lunch 11am-2pm.  Our Grand Opening will take place in conjunction with St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School's official unveiling of "Operation Greenhouse" at Morrison Meadows.  Please RSVP to Amanda Brown at (705) 645-5494 Ext. 285 or by email at abrown@clsm.on.ca by May 29.  www.clsm.on.ca

June 3 - 5:00 p.m. - The Official Opening of The Muskoka Tutoring Rooms for Dyslexic Children.  345 Ecclestone Dr., Bracebridge.

June 6 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

June 6 - 9:00 a.m. - Community Yard Sale at 1131 Hwy 118 East (1 km East of Hwy 11).  New, Used and Craft Items.  For more information contact Jacky Finlayson (705) 645-3580.

June 6 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Get Steeped With Us at the Grand Opening of Tea Infusion.  195 Wellington St., Bracebridge (Muskoka Furniture Plaza).  Your local loose leaf tea and tea accessories supplier.  Door prizes and discounts.

June 6 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Tulips and High Tea at the Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge.  Join Nancy Hunter Muskoka Artist for an afternoon Watercolour lesson. This class is an excellent opportunity for beginners as well as experienced artists to enjoy a watercolour painting class and to learn how to paint beautiful tulips. This class would not be complete without a delicious high tea which will include a variety of teas, treats, and finger sandwiches for all to enjoy. All participants will bring home a framed masterpiece. This would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift! *Food and all materials supplied.*  $32/person.  Register at www.canadascottagecountry.ca

June 9 - The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay is coming to Bracebridge.  Relay starts at 2:30 p.m.  Get involved! Join the canoe / kayak / SUP flotilla following the torch from Muskoka Outfitters to Bracebridge Bay, a unique river route as part of the relay.  Cheer! Line the route on Manitoba Street - noise makers and flags available.  Celebrate!  Take part in the Community Stop event as Bracebridge Bay Park, where a ceremony will occur upon arrival of the torch (approx. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)  Have Fun! Take part in canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board and rowing "try-it" opportunities.  Enjoy a community BBQ and live entertainment.  Visit www.bracebridge.ca for specific timing and more details.

June 13 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

June 13 - 7:00 p.m. - Muskoka Men of Song present The 2015 Sean Kelly Bursary recipients in Concert with the Men of Song.  Spring Bursary Concert.  At the Bracebridge United Church, 46 Dominion St.  Tickets available at Tiggs for HIm and Her, Fine Thymes and at the door.  $20.00 each - under 12 free.  www.muskokamenofsong.ca

June 13 - July 14 - An Exhibition of New Works by the 45th Paralell Painters of Muskoka.  Krysia Bower, Anne Clement, Betty (Eliz) Dawson, Susan Irons-Ware, Donna McLaren, Margaret Richards, Marie St. Germain & Pat Whittle.  www.45thparallelpainters.com   Location: Muskoka Place Gallery, 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling  (705) 765-1048  mci@artsinmuskoka.com  www.muskokaplace.ca

June 18 - Check in starts at 12:00 noon. Shotgun start at 1pm - The 24th Annual Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce Golf Day at South Muskoka Curling & Golf Club, 10 Golf Course Rd., Bracebridge.  $150/player  We are encouraging everyone to join us for this non-competitive, fun day of golf.  There will be contests along the way to win prizes.  Lunch and dinner are included. (705) 645-5231  www.bracebridgechamber.com

June 18 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - The Art of Stroke Care.  Learn lifesaving information about strokes from Central East Stroke Network health professionals. Hear the remarkable, touching story of John Gould a renowned Canadian artist, who learned how to draw again after a stroke stripped him of his ability to speak, write or draw, as told by his beloved wife Ingi.  This is a free event and refreshments will be provided.  Location: The Bracebridge Sportsplex Auditorium, 110 Clearbrook Trail.  (705) 728-9090  www.cesnstroke.ca

June 19 - 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Youth Dance.  For students in Grade 5 - 8 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail.  Dance till you drop or just hang out while watching the latest videos on our 12ft screen.  Admission $9/person.  Free for members.  (705) 645-3037   www.bracebridge.ca

June 20 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

June 20 - 9:00 a.m. - The 22nd Annual Gravenhurst Car Show. Sponsored by Canadian Tire.  At Gull Lake Rotary Park. Live entertainment. Giveaways, prizes and much more...! All vehicles welcome.  www.gravenhurstchamber.com  (705) 687-4432  Free vehicle registration. Over 500 vehicles in attendance. $5.00 Day/Evening Admission. Kids under 12 are free.  Canadian Tire Big Wheel Race for Kids.

June 20 - Muskoka Woods Mud Run.  Get muddy with the family.  For families with kids aged 10 and up.  Six kilometres long and full of obstacles.  Challenges include Jacob's ladder, climbing walls, a swamp tromp and bobbing under barrels in the shallow area of the lake.  www.muskokawoods.com

June 20 - Cabana's Margeritaville Night. With North America's #1 Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band.  Advance tickets available.  233 Manitoba St., Bracebridge (705) 706-0002 or (705) 637-0717 info@cabanasboardwalk.com  www.cabanasboardwalk.com

June 21 - 8:00 a. m. - 3:00 p.m. - Annual Father's Day Car Show. If you have a passion for cars, a visit to Muskoka's Downtown is a must this Father's Day: over 100 special interest vehicles, oldies music and great food.  Location: Downtown Bracebridge, Manitoba St.  www.downtownbracebridge.com

June 21 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: The Muskoka Concert Band & The Bifocals Concert Band.  Conductor: Neil Barlow.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

June 22 - 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic. You could save up to 3 lives! Quote Partner for Life ID # BRAC010504 to have your donation count towards the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce 2015 giving goal. Location: Faith Baptist Church, Huntsville   1-888-2-DONATE www.blood.ca 

June 27 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

June 27 - July 18 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents Look Again: Perception, Imagination and Nature's Magic by Col Mitchell  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com 

June 27 - 5:30 p.m. - Oxtongue Lake for Arts & Culture Presents: Painting the Wilderness of the Oxtongue. Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. A documentary film by Bob Hilscher, award-winning film producer. True North Film Productions.  At the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.  $25/person  www.algonquintheatre.ca  Kindred Spirits Local Artists' exhibition reception at 5:30 p.m.  Q&A with producer Bob Hilscher and artist Janine Marson after screening.  Be My Guest with host Peter Jennings.

June 28 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Flavours of Muskoka Chautauqua: A gourmet food, wine and tasting event promoting top local chefs and restaurants as well as a selection of Ontario’s finest breweries, wineries and distilleries.  The chief fundraising event for Artists in the schools programs in the Muskoka region.   JW Marriott in Minett. Tickets are $75 per person.   www.muskokachautauqua.ca

June 28 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: The Orillia Silver Band.  Conductor: Neil Barlow.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

June 29 - Sept. 4 - “Artists in Residence” Programs: In collaboration with Cleveland’s House Kids Club, Muskoka Chautauqua and PEACE School present artists and performers in daily programs of creative interactive activities for children. Visit www.clevelandshouse.com or call for weekly schedule and to register in advance for daily and weekly programs. The programs are weekdays at Cleveland’s House in Minett from June 29th- September 4th.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

June 29 - Sept. 4 - Art Party on the Veranda: Resident Artists present creative interactive adult workshops and Thursday Night “Art Party” on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau! Artists will be available to schedule workshops and sell their artworks. Every Thursday afternoon from June 29th- September 4th at 4:30 pm at Cleveland’s House in Minett, $50 per person.  www.clevelandshouse.com  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

 

JULY 2015

June 13 - July 14 - An Exhibition of New Works by the 45th Paralell Painters of Muskoka.  Krysia Bower, Anne Clement, Betty (Eliz) Dawson, Susan Irons-Ware, Donna McLaren, Margaret Richards, Marie St. Germain & Pat Whittle.  www.45thparallelpainters.com   Location: Muskoka Place Gallery, 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling  (705) 765-1048  mci@artsinmuskoka.com  www.muskokaplace.ca

June 27 - July 18 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents Look Again: Perception, Imagination and Nature's Magic by Col Mitchell  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

June 29 - Sept. 4 - “Artists in Residence” Programs: In collaboration with Cleveland’s House Kids Club, Muskoka Chautauqua and PEACE School present artists and performers in daily programs of creative interactive activities for children. Visit www.clevelandshouse.com or call for weekly schedule and to register in advance for daily and weekly programs. The programs are weekdays at Cleveland’s House in Minett from June 29th- September 4th.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

June 29 - Sept. 4 - Art Party on the Veranda: Resident Artists present creative interactive adult workshops and Thursday Night “Art Party” on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau! Artists will be available to schedule workshops and sell their artworks. Every Thursday afternoon from June 29th- September 4th at 4:30 pm at Cleveland’s House in Minett, $50 per person.  www.clevelandshouse.com  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

July 1 - Canada Day Celebration: Family celebration on July 1st followed by fireworks at dusk in Minett. Pay by donation.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca
 
July 1 - 4:00 p.m. - Canada Day Celebrations in Downtown Bracebridge.  Enjoy the Big Backyard BBQ, Fun Inflatables and live music.  At dusk, be awed by the best fireworks north of Hwy 7 at Bracebridge Bay Part, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge. www.downtownbracebridge.com   www.bracebridgefireworks.com

July 4 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

July 5 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: Green River Revival Revisited.  Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

July 10 - 12 - The 31st Annual Muskoka Pioneer Power Show at J.D. Lang Activity Park (The Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Rd., Bracebridge).  Go back in time. Join this gathering of antique buffs interested in the preservation and operation of historically valuable machinery.  This year's theme is the International Harvester Collectors Club Chapter 20www.muskokapioneerpower.ca.

July 11 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

July 11 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Muskoka Throw Down 5th Annual Skateboard Competition.  At the Bracebridge Skate Park beside Bracebridge Memorial Arena on Chub Downey Lane.  (705) 645-3037  www.bracebridge.ca

July 12 - 1:00 p.m. - Hospice Muskoka Butterfly Release at Bracebridge Memorial Park. There will be readings, and music along with the butterfly release. You can buy a butterfly in memory of a loved one for this event. Donate $30 for one butterfly or donate $100 for 4 butterflies. For more information, contact Hospice Muskoka at (705) 646-1697. www.hospicemuskoka.com

July 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: Eddie and The Stingrays. 50's Rock and Roll.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

July 17 - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Embark for a Jazz Cruise with The Mitch Beube Quartet. Tickets on sale now!  Protecting Muskoka's legendary landscape has never been so easy! Enjoy live music by Mitch Beube and his new band and hors d'oeuvres aboard the Wenonah II on beautiful Lake Muskoka. All profits of the Jazz Cruise to support Muskoka Conservancy's effort to nurture, conserve, and protect Muskoka's natural and built heritage for future generations.  Artist Mark Grice will create a complete work of art during the cruise; bid on it and go home with a unique piece of art, made on Lake Muskoka.  Ticket price is $100 per person - it includes hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket.  A portion of the ticket value may be eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Departs Gravenhurst wharf at 2:30 on Fri. July 17, returns at 4:30 p.m.  Information and booking with Claire at (705) 645-7393 Ext. 200 or cdanes@muskokaconservancy.org  www.muskokaconservancy.org

July 17 - 19 - The 53rd Annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts' Summer Show.  Location: Annie Williams Memorial Park, 50 Santa's Village Rd., Bracebridge.  Meet 200 of Canada's premier artists at one of Ontario's oldest and largest outdoor shows and sales.  www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

July 18 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

July 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: The King of Pop. Michael Jackson Tribute.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

July 21 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic. You could save up to 3 lives! Quote Partner for Life ID # BRAC010504 to have your donation count towards the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce 2015 giving goal. Location: Gravenhurst YMCA 1-888-2-DONATE www.blood.ca 

July 25 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

July 25 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - The 27th Annual Baysville Walkabout Festival.  Come enjoy over 120 arts and crafts vendors.  Arts, crafts, antiques, woodworking, baking,... you name it!  Clowns. Lions Pancake Breakfast. Face painting. Food and refreshments. Live band and disc jockey.  Admission is a donation to the Baysville Community Group.  Great family fun!  www.baysvillewalkabout.com  For book information please call Louise Garrod (705) 767-3257  l.bgarrod@sympatico.ca

July 25 & 26 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - SantaFest.  Downtown Bracebridge and Santa's Village.  It's Christmas in July, enjoy a festive parade, family friendly activities and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Santa's Village.  (705) 646-5590  www.downtownbracebridge.com  info@downtownbracebride.com 

July 25 - August 15 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents Sunflowers and Shorelines  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

July 26 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: Freddy Vette and The Flames.  "Keeping 50's & 60's Rock and Roll Alive".  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en
 
July 27 - 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic. You could save up to 3 lives! Quote Partner for Life ID # BRAC010504 to have your donation count towards the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce 2015 giving goal. Location: Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail 1-888-2-DONATE www.blood.ca 

July 31 - 6:00 p.m. - Midnight - Bracebridge B.I.A. Midnight Madness Event in Downtown Bracebridge, Manitoba St.  Enjoy an evening of family fun, entertainment and of course, great shopping! All happening in Bracebridge's historic downtown.  www.downtownbracebridge.com

 

AUGUST 2015

June 29 - Sept. 4 - “Artists in Residence” Programs: In collaboration with Cleveland’s House Kids Club, Muskoka Chautauqua and PEACE School present artists and performers in daily programs of creative interactive activities for children. Visit www.clevelandshouse.com or call for weekly schedule and to register in advance for daily and weekly programs. The programs are weekdays at Cleveland’s House in Minett from June 29th- September 4th.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

June 29 - Sept. 4 - Art Party on the Veranda: Resident Artists present creative interactive adult workshops and Thursday Night “Art Party” on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau! Artists will be available to schedule workshops and sell their artworks. Every Thursday afternoon from June 29th- September 4th at 4:30 pm at Cleveland’s House in Minett, $50 per person.  www.clevelandshouse.com  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

July 25 - August 15 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents Sunflowers and Shorelines  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com 

August 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

August 1 - Griffin Session Muskoka (The Muskoka Beer Festival). Location: Annie Williams Memorial Park, 50 Santa's Village Rd., Bracebridge. Savour the best of Ontario's Craft Breweries together with great food and live musical acts. www.muskokabeerfestival.ca (705) 646 0706 events@thegriffinpub.ca

Aug. 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: Johnny Cash & The Queens of Country.  Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline Tribute.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

August 8 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

August 8 - 9 - Muskoka Model Railway Show. Location: J.D. Lang Activity Park (The Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Rd., Bracebridge). Enjoy the 16th Annual Model Railway Show with operating layouts, modeling clinics, historical displays, train vendors and manufacturers. www.muskokamodelrailwayclub.org (705) 645 7923 or (705) 646 0932

Aug. 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: The Liverpool 4.  Beatles Tribute.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

August 14 - 15 - Bracebridge Highland Games. Location: Annie Williams Memorial Park, 50 Santa's Village Rd., Bracebridge. Experience a day of fun for Scots and the "Scottish at heart": Highland dancing, caber tossing, piping, and hammer throwing. www.bracebridgehighlandgames.com (705) 646 8975 info@bracebridgehighlandgames.com or wahovijo@aol.com

Aug. 14 - Flatmuzik: The paintings of Music Icons Marc Jordan and Murray McLauchlan. Monday- Saturday 10-5pm at Muskoka Place Gallery in Port Carling. Artists’ Reception August 14 6 – 8 pm RSVP only please arts@muskoka.com   www.muskokachautauqua.ca.

Aug. 14 - 23 - ChautauquaFest. Locations: All around Muskoka. www.muskokachautauqua.ca (705) 765 1048 or 1-888-311-ARTS info@artsinmuskoka.com

Aug. 15 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

Aug. 15 - Anne Walker: “Kith and Kin; The Coulson Women’s Institute 1927-2004; - Music and artifacts tell the story of the influential Women’s Institute in rural North America. Taking place at the Christ Church in Windermere at 8pm on August 15th, $20 per person.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

Aug. 15 & 16 - New Act “Theatre Starts”: Staged readings by professional actors showcase new and award-winning plays! On August 15th and 16th at 2pm at the Bala United Church, 3115 Muskoka Rd 169, $15 per person.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

Aug. 16 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: The Good Brothers.  Canada's Multi-award Winning Country Vocal Group.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

Aug. 20 - 22 - Cottage Country Comedy Festival. Various locations throughout Muskoka. Catch the wave of this serious dose of comedy from a lineup of critically acclaimed award winning talent. www.cottagecomedy.com (705) 644 9850 cottagecomedy@gmail.com

Aug. 22 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - MEC Muskoka Ride at Muskoka Wharf. With 90km and 160km routes to choose from, this one day cycling event winds, climbs, and descends around the big three: Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph, and Lake Rosseau. Marshals and directional signs lead the way, while nicely-stocked rest stops provide anti-bonking snacks, washrooms and bike mechanics for minor repairs. A post-ride recovery area will feature beer, BBQ, music, and the chance to rub shoulders with two world-renowned professional riders. Ideal for intermediate to advanced riders, the inaugural MEC Muskoka Ride is your chance to spin with a motivated group on classic Canadian asphalt. For more information and to sign up at http://events.mec.ca/event/65386/mec-muskoka-ride

Aug. 22 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

Aug. 22 - September 11 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents An Installation by Dennis Gill  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com 

August 29 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

 

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