September events 2017

Bandshell concert series
Thursday, August 31. The final show of the summer season features Doug McLean in Memorial Park in Downtown Bracebridge. 7 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket.

Comedy Magic Show
Friday, Sept. 1. Brent and Sarah on-stage at the JW Marriott in Minett. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

Happy Birthday Canada, from Jack Hutton and Friends
Saturday,. Sept 2. Celebrate with an all-Canadian program that will include K-k-k-Katy from World War I and I Did It My Way, which Paul Anka wrote for Frank Sinatra. At the Gravenhurst Opera House.

Walkers Point Marina Pancake Weekend
Sept. 2-3. Annual Labour Day weekend tradition, with free pancakes, ski shows, vendors and fun activities at Walkers Point Marina.

Wildlife Photography Show
Until Sept. 8. Colin Erricson photographs the life of the animals that call Muskoka home. “I strive to tell visual stories using the colours and textures within the landscape,” says Colin who uses lighting techniques and composition to depict a true representation of the animals as they experience a moment in time. The Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Muskoka Fall Classic Regatta
Saturday,. Sept. 9. The Severn River Rowing Club is proud to host clubs from Ontario and beyond to our fifth Annual Muskoka Fall Classic, a 3 km head race event. In 2015, we had 257 participants with 90 single scull entries. Race results will be posted and winners receive the coveted ‘Golden Honey Jar’ award!

Severn Bridge Fall Fair
Saturday, Sept. 9. Midway between Gravenhurst and Orillia, the Severn Bridge Fairgrounds is easy to find: just follow the Southwood Road from the nearby Hwy 11 exit.

Trudeau Stories
Saturday, Sept. 9. A remarkable story of a surprising friendship, this solo show has been affecting audiences and wowing critics across the country. In 1985, while she was a student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Brooke Johnson became friends with Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Through reminiscences, journal entries and correspondence, Brooke gives us a personal insight into the man and the times that is “not to be missed” . At once vital and charming, poignant and very funny, Trudeau Stories is about friendship and loss… and about who the heck we think we are. At the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.

Led Zeppelin Tribute
Saturday, Sept. 9. ZED is Canada’s Foremost Tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin. This all Canadian multi-talented five member band performs the hits note-for-note at the Gravenhurst Opera House.

Sexy Laundry
Sept. 12 to 29. The kids have left the nest, life is good … there’s finally time for each other. So when Alice books a luxury hotel room for an evening of “Us Time”, what could possibly go wrong? Probably nothing… unless you happen bring along a copy of “sex for dummies”, then, all bets are off, and emotions sure to run high. Rough, raw, sincere, and ultimately tender, this achingly funny “one-on-one” strikes a chord for anyone who has ever been in a relationship. Recommended for mature audiences. At the Gravenhurst Opera House.

Mayor’s Golf For Health
Thursday, September 14. Seventh annual fund-raising tournament in Georgian Bay Township.

150th Annual Bracebridge Fall Fair and Horse Show
September 15-17. Enjoy an old fashioned fall fair. Lots of fun for everyone at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds.

Muskoka River X
September 15-17. One of the world’s toughest single day paddling races is back again for 2017! Starting in Huntsville with the MRX Classic paddlers, Sprint Teams will paddle 80km over Stage 1 and 2 before ending their journey in Bracebridge. For those paddlers who want an MRX experience at a shorter distance, not needing to tackle the upriver-overnight Stages 3 and 4, or wanting to race shorter under-17’ C2 Rec canoes, the MRX Sprint is a great way to start your career in expedition paddle racing. Limited Spots Available.

Juan Barbosa and Douglas McLean
Saturday, Sept. 16. Talented singer-songwriter team mark the completion of their new long awaited collaborative CD release Let It Shine. Come join the celebration with two accomplished songwriters and performers. Their show promises surprises for fans of both, whom in their separate careers have had several successful songs on national radio and local radio stations. At the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.

Huntsville Fall Fair
September 22 to 24. Plenty of fun for all at the Huntsville Fairgrounds.

Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
Sept. 23, 24, 30 and October 1.  Experience the dramatic autumn landscape as you visit the studios of twenty of Muskoka’s finest artists and craftspeople who will share their work including the thought and process behind it. Through demonstrations and discussions, you will witness the evolution of a piece from concept to creation.

Brewery Pumpkin Party
Saturday, Sept. 23. Lake of Bays Brewery is so excited about its bestselling Wild North Pumpkin Ale that throwing a party at the brewery in Baysville. Live music, sausage bar, pumpkin bowling, pie bakeoff, cornhole and more. Free admission.  A fall fair for grown-ups, if you will.

Culture Days
September 29 to October 1. Try time travelling at the Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling. Join us for a ‘Put yourself in the Picture’ exercise designed to explore the local heritage through old postcards and modern photography.

What’s Cooking Bracebridge
September 30 to October 1.  A culinary festival featuring demonstrations, workshops, a signature dinner and much more, at various locations in Bracebridge.

Summer Season Wrap-up Concert
Saturday, September 30. An evening of memories and music of the heyday of Canadian Rock’n’Roll, with an all-star band led by four-time Juno nominee Tom and 2-time Juno nominee and 8-time Maple Blues award nominee, Johnny Max. Along with new up and coming artists, such as, Gracie & Chris Scerri, The Great Canadian Songbook takes the audience on a trip back to their favourite songs of the 70s and 80s.

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