December Events 2017

Flash Mob Carolling December 22. Muskoka Chautauqua presents Flash Mob Caroling featuring the Whispering River Orchestra. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the season while enjoying festive refreshments. 1182 Foreman Road, Port Carling. Santafest December 23. Come to Santa’s Village in Bracebridge for a a fun filled Winter Edition of SantaFest – with some of Santa’s […]

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October events 2017

Simply Queen Friday, October 6. One of the top Queen tribute acts, performing at Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville. Thanksgiving Open House October 7-8. Join the staff of the Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and noon to 4pm Sunday. Come for complimentary pumpkin muffins, hot mulled cider and […]

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Competitive fair going

Fall fairs aren’t just about rides and junk food. They can also be a great excuse to show off your skill as a baker, artisan, flower arranger, gardener and more. The prizes are minimal, but the fun is enormous. Entering lets you really connect with the heritage of fairs. The earliest fairs were a chance […]

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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 […]

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Paddle the backwater

August is the perfect time for boating, but sometimes the lakes can feel just a tad too busy. To get away from the crowd, launch your canoe or kayak and take a daytrip down one of Muskoka’s many excellent paddling rivers and streams. You’ll be astonished at how quickly you can find yourself enjoying peace […]

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July events 2017

Midnight Madness Street Festival Friday, August 4. Don’t miss this night full of fun and excitement and bargains galore! Live music, great shopping and family fun at Memorial Park Kids Zone – $5 per child all night. Musical Entertainment. 6 p.m  to midnight in downtown Bracebridge. Sawdust City Music Festival August 4 to 6. A […]

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June events 2017

Old Wives’ Tales To July 14. A hilarious look at mother-daughter relationships, this play is filled with wit and insight. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and feel wonderfully human again. Recommended for mature audiences. At the Gravenhurst Opera House. www.gravenhurst.ca, 705-687-5550 Second Wind: Daniel Gallant To July 8. Since 2014, Daniel Gallant has been transforming […]

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Local knowledge

Every year, it seems, we hear of someone who has run into problems because they hired building contractors from outside the area. The job has gone over budget or hit unforeseen delays, and now the cottage season or the entire project are in jeopardy. Most often they’ve hired a contractor from the GTA – someone […]

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New trees new climate

Ash and beech trees are vanishing from Muskoka. The emerald ash borer is slowly making its way north into our region, wiping out ash trees as it goes. Beech bark disease has already begun claiming huge numbers of beech trees. Neither of these foes are a direct result of climate change, but the warmer summers […]

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May events 2017

Pat Fairhead at 90 To June 3. One of Muskoka’s most striking artists celebrates a milestone birthday with a one woman retrospective exhibition. See works by an innovator and a colourist who is always pushing the edge to see what she can do. At the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to […]

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