April events 2018

Muskoka Maple Trail
To April 20. The Trail is a collection of 30+ of Muskoka’s top maple experiences, from sugar bush tours and pancake breakfasts, to maple beer and maple butter tarts. Now with the official Muskoka Maple Trail road map, you can build your own maple adventure and turn a regular Spring day into an exceptionally sweet Spring day! www.muskokamaple.ca

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
March 30.  Presented by the Bracebridge Agricultural Society at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds. Free for children Ages 3 – 8.  Bring your own basket. Don’t be late as it starts at 12 noon SHARP. It is usually over in minutes. www.bracebridgefair.com

Max & Ruby Easter weekend
March 30. The whole family will have buckets of fun when Deerhurst Resort brings the magic of Muskoka’s maple syrup season to Easter Weekend.  Step into a fun-filled sugar shack experience jam-packed with complimentary activities including; the giant indoor playzone, Easter egg hunt that the kids will love PLUS a weekend-long golden egg hunt where you will have the chance to WIN an overnight stay. Featuring Treehouse Favourites, Max & Ruby Musical Playdate included in the Easter Weekend Package. www.deerhurstresort.com

Freeman Dre and The Kitchen Party
March 31. The band started as an impromptu jam in a partied out kitchen in Parkdale, but now Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party is one of Toronto’s most exciting and consistent live acts. Whether in barrooms, theatres, house parties, or festivals the band delivers while attentive crowds raise their glasses and sing along with favourites from the group’s four releases (2010’s Red Door Second Floor, 2012’s Old Town, the digital-only release 2015’s Vodka/Pickle EP, and 2017’s Wreckless Good Intentions). At Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst.  www.petersplayers.com

Light and Water: Paintings by Micheal Zarowsky
March 31 to April 21. For Micheal Zarowsky, paintings of water form a visual language of their own. “It is my coming to know, through studied detailed isolation of form, of the essence of ponds, rivers, streams and lakes of the Ontario North,” says Micheal who has developed a distinctive way of seeing and conveying the world’s beauty that pushes towards abstraction. “The paintings are an expression of the distances to which I was able to lose myself, lose my edges, becoming one with the moment wherever it found me, while interacting and realizing the world around me.” Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. www.MuskokaArtsAndCrafts.com

Coffee House with Zachary Lucky
March 31. Prairie boy Zachary Lucky is presently touring Germany, Austria & the Netherlands before heading out for a tour Down East. Catch his only date in Muskoka at 1182 Foreman Road in Port Carling. “A voice as warm, weary and as soft as a well-worn leather shoe” Rockin’ Magpie. Presented by Muskoka Chautauqua. www.muskokachautauqua.com

Muskoka Heritage Place Easter Egg Hunt
April 1. Gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure, hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. The entire event lasts one hour and admission is free. Please no pets and we allow registered service animals. 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville. Presented in conjunction with the Nutty Chocolatier. www.muskokaheritageplace.org

Paul Nelson Band
April 7. Paul Nelson – is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded alongside an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more… At Peter’s Players, Muskoka Road South in Gravenhurst. www.petersplayers.com

Oliver! The Musical
April 13 to 22. The streets of Victorian England are recreated on the Algonquin Theatre stage for this award winning musical adaptation of the classic Dicken’s novel. A large ensemble cast of talented local actors will bring to life some of the most memorable characters and songs ever to hit the stage

Metropolitan Silver Band
April 14. Founded in 1931, this lively band plays only brass and percussion instruments. Their repertoire includes classics, marches, selections from the great musicals, religious works, pop, and contemporary pieces. Presented by the Muskoka Concert Association at the Gravenhurst Opera House. www.gravenhurst.ca

Brew Tours
April 14. A chartered tour of Muskoka’s 3 breweries is your ticket to the wonderful world of Muskoka’s craft beers. The tour showcases Lake of Bays Brewery, Muskoka Brewery, and Sawdust City Brewing Company, as well as The Griffin Gastropub. Each tour includes transportation to all three breweries, behind the scene tours of the three breweries, as well as a stop for lunch at the legendary Griffin Pub. If you love craft beer, this is a can’t miss tour! Brew Tours also books private tours throughout the week! www.brew-tours.myshopify.com

Inn-timate Wedding Show
April 21. Join us for our third annual Inn-timate Wedding Show at the Sherwood Inn. Sip and savour local foods and beverages. Tour our authentic Muskoka resort. Mingle with preferred partners. Door prizes. Book your wedding date! New this year: Muskoka Elopement Giveaway. www.sherwoodinn.com

Muskoka Maple Festival
April 21. A family-friendly event on Main Street in downtown Huntsville. Featuring an all-day pancake breakfast, maple syrup producers, arts & crafts vendors, unique maple items and gifts, tasty treats, live music, a beer garden, street performers, interactive events and more! www.muskokamaple.ca

Miss Emily and Special Guests
April 21. Her music spans genres, crosses barriers and creates bridges. Her voice soars to emotional heights and reaches down into the grittiness of the soul. Her performances are foot-stomping, heart-wrenching adventures in rhythm, blues, jazz and rock and roll. For more than a decade Miss Emily has captivated audiences across Canada, the US and the United Kingdom with her unique combination of passion and talent. Her latest album ‘In Between’ features Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker of The Tragically Hip. Join Emily and her band, made up of some of Canada’s best talent, for an unforgettable evening of original music and familiar favourites at the Gravenhurst Opera House. www.gravenhurst.ca

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