September events 2018

CineMuskoka Film Festival
Aug 31 to Sep 2. A celebration of Canadian filmmaking set in the quintessential summer cottage country of Huntsville Ontario. Films will be screened downtown Huntsville at the Algonquin Theatre, as well as under the stars at RiverMill Park.

Marina pancake weekend
Sep 1 to 2. Annual free Pancake Weekend, ski shows, vendors and fun activities at Walker’s Point Marina.

Sam Roberts Band
Sep 1 and 2.  In March of 2016, Sam Roberts Band holed themselves up at the Bathouse, The Tragically Hip’s studio near Kingston, Ontario to record their sixth full-length album, TerraForm. They went in with the lake still covered by ice and emerged 4 weeks later, in the first days of spring, bearing with them new music… The band will play two nights at the Kee to Bala.

Customer Appreciation BBQ and MiniPutt
Saturday Sep 2. Free BBQ from noon-4pm at MiniGolf Muskoka in Bracebridge. $2 per tournament player.

Coco Montoya
Friday Sep 7. World-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths. At Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst.

World Waterski Show Tournament
Sep 7-9. Top show skiers from Australia, Belgium, China, Germany the US and of course Canada show up to Huntsville, Ontario to compete for the title of World Waterski Show Team Champion. This will be the first time the World Championship will be held outside of the US. The tournament will host over 250 athletes and 5,000+ spectators throughout the week of the tournament leading up to the podium ceremony on September 9. At Deerhurst Resort.

Muskoka Fall Classic Rowing
Saturday Sep 8. The Severn River Rowing Club is proud to host clubs from Ontario and beyond to its fifth Annual Muskoka Fall Classic, a 3 km head race event.  Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst is an ideal venue in a picturesque setting.

Severn Bridge Fall Fair
Saturday, Sep 8. Enjoy the fun of a true community fair, midway between Gravenhurst and Orillia. Severn Bridge Fairgrounds is easy to find, just follow the Southwood Road from the nearby Hwy 11 exit.

Sharon and Bram and Friends
Saturday, Sep 8. SKINNAMARINK! – celebrate 40 years of singing together in a concert at Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.  This September marks the 40th anniversary of One Elephant, Deux Elephant, the ground-breaking and career producing first album of Sharon, Lois and Bram.  This tour is intended to honour the musicality that Sharon, Lois & Bram brought to their very first album and have maintained over the subsequent forty years.

Greater Tuna
Sep 11 to 28.  This long running Off Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of the fictitious town of Tuna, Texas in a tour de farce of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characters faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote! Two actors, twenty characters and a barrel of laughs, ya’ll. At the Gravenhurst Opera House.

Once Upon a Time
Sep 13 and 14. The magic of songs from your favourite classic animated movies, performed in costume at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.

Bracebridge Fall Fair and Horse Show
Sep 14 to 16. Enjoy an old fashioned fall fair. Lots of fun for everyone from Friday evening to Sunday at 5 p.m.

Muskoka RiverX and RiverX Classic
Sep 15 to 16. The world’s longest single day expedition paddling race is back for its fifth year. Teams paddle two rivers systems, three lakes and 20 portages for a total of 130km in less than 24 hours. The Classic is completely self-supported, with no outside assistance, no support teams and no re-supplies. Considered the toughest single day canoe race in the world, the MRX Classic is not your traditional marathon-paddling event.

Sean McCann Sings
Saturday  Sep 15. Séan McCann bought his first guitar in 1989 which he affectionately calls “Old Brown”. Old Brown has been around. He was there for the first song Séan ever wrote. He was there as Séan founded the acclaimed and multi-million selling band that would change his life. He was there to hold Séan up many a night as he struggled with alcoholism, and he has been there to help guide Séan out of the darkness with music as his medicine. In performance at the Algonquin Theatre, in Huntsville.

Fall Dinner Cruise with Zed Head and Practically Pretty
Saturday, Sep 15. Two great bands and a buffet style dinner on Lake Muskoka.  ZED HEAD: performing their own variety of original music “live” is continuing to make the band one of the hottest kickass-blues, southern rock acts on the circuit today. PRACTICALLY PETTY: Tom Petty Tribute Band, Practically Petty have been mesmerizing audiences throughout Canada since forming in the Fall of 2006. Presented by Peter’s Players.

Macaroni Festival
Saturday Sep 15. In 1913, on Main Street Huntsville, the Strano Pasta Factory was built – located where the Town Hall now sits.  Celebrate the tastes and smells of freshly baked pasta in this inaugural event.

Spirits Come Alive
Saturday, Sep 15. Spirits Come Alive: Muskoka Heritage Place returns for a fifth season with new stories sure to tingle the spine! Spectral energy lurks in the cracks between well-worn floorboards in many of the park’s historic buildings, seeping out on occasion to startle staff and guests alike. Join authors Maria Da Silva and Andrew Hind (Cottage Country Ghosts, Haunted Ontario Lakes, etc.) for an evening exploration of the haunted history of this recreated pioneer village, said to be one of Muskoka’s most spirit-filled location.  7 – 9 p.m.

Community Fall Harvest Festival
Sep 21 to 23. Join Community Living South Muskoka at Morrison Meadows on the outskirts of Bracebridge. Hay wagon rides, accessible playground, tractor train rides, trails,  maze, field games, sand box, face painting &  one free pumpkin per family and much more.  10am – 4pm Also available: Pick your own pumpkin – small $2, large $3.

Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
Sep 22, 23, 29 and 30. One of the premier showcases for Muskoka’s most talented artists, this annual fall studio tour (and Canada’s ORIGINAL studio tour) is a must for art lovers. The brilliant fall colours just add to the magic!

Autumn House Tour
Saturday, Sep 22. Annual tour of six of the area’s finest homes, presented by the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary. Tickets include an elegant lunch at Port Sydney Community Hall.

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