MUSKOKA 24 CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 18. This festival will showcase some of the best craft beer that our region and province has to offer. Located in Downtown Huntsville’s River Mill Park, patrons will enjoy a view of the beautiful Muskoka River as they take in a day of sampling some exceptional craft beer and listen to some amazing local bands.
LAKE MUSKOKA PIKE OPEN
Sat May 18th, 2019 from 7:30 am to 4:00pm at Boston Pizza docks on Lake Muskoka. Boundaries are the lake proper (no locking or fishing in closed areas like the Muskoka River). www.muskokapike.webs.com
Saturday, May 18. If anyone was ready for his proverbial close-up, it’s the acclaimed, chart-topping and award-winning artist. His presence as a consistently electrifying entertainer on the Canadian music scene may stretch back more than a decade, but his latest and third studio full-length album, the alternately scorching and tender Shake These Walls, scans as strikingly new. At The Kee.
SNOOP DOGG & FRIENDS TOUR
Sunday, May 19. Snoop Dogg will be at the Canada Summit Centre with guests Warren G, Kurupt, Daz (Dogg Pound) and more. Snoop is a cultural icon, having released 17 studio albums, amassing 34 awards including 17 Grammy nominations.
BRIAN NEALE AND NORTHERN HARBOUR-MUSKOKA SPRING THAW
Saturday, May 19. Say goodbye to winter with Brian Neale and Northern Harbour at this Margaritaville themed event on the May long weekend at the Port Carling Community Centre. Bala’s Taco Kar will be on hand servicing up some tropical treats and Muskoka’s own Clear Lake Brewing Company will be running a full bar.
Friday, May 24. Soul45 features a front-line of three amazing female vocalists backed by a stellar seven-piece band, including a four-piece rhythm section and a three-piece horn section, performing original arrangements of classic and contemporary Soul, Funk and R ‘n’ B hits. At the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.
SPIN THE LAKES TOUR
Saturday, May 25. This fabulous bike tour will have you traveling through several small towns and over terrain that consists of moderate rolling hills. This event is not a race and is geared for everyone. From the race enthusiast to the first time rider there is a course for you. The event is fully supported with vehicles, food and water stations. www.bikemuskoka.ca
YUK YUKS ON TOUR
Saturday, May 25. Scott Faulconbridge has delighted International audiences with his masterful timing, quirky story telling and quick improvisational wit to established himself as one of Canada’s headlining acts. Jarrett Campbell stormed onto the Toronto comedy circuit, quickly becoming one of the fastest rising talents in Canadian comedy. Trinidadian-born, Brooklyn raised and currently resident of Toronto, comedian Jean Paul has always had an innate sense of humour. All are on stage at Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst.
Saturday, May 25. The hits of the greatest horn bands of the ‘70’s are coming to Deerhurst Resort. Two of the premier tribute bands in North America will join forces on the Deerhurst stage: Brass Transit who pays homage to Chicago and Oakland Stroke who channel Tower Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Blood Sweat & Tears to name a few. The first two Hornapaloozas sold out in Toronto. You won’t want to miss this one in Muskoka!
A SUMMER SEASON SNEAK PEEK
Saturday, May 25. Featuring Allan Royal and his Tales of Benjamin Flicker. Join us in the Gravenhurst Opera House’s Trillium Court Lounge and lose yourself in an evening with Allan (and Ben) as they give you a glimpse into Old Montreal, young Ben’s discovery of his world and the steadfastness of family, delivered with a lot of humour and tender compassion. Allan will read from his newly published book followed by a reception, book signing and chocolate cake!
Sunday, May 26. Having spent the last year writing all over the world from LA to London and to Berlin with celebrated songwriters the likes of Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, James Morrison) amongst others, Bobby Bazini is back at Peter’s Players with new music.
SS BIGWIN COMMUNITY BBQ
Saturday, June 8. Celebrate the start of summer at the Annual SS Bigwin Community BBQ in the hamlet of Dorset (the Bigwin’s home port). The Moose FM street team will be on site with music and some awesome samples to giveaway. 10am-1pm at Dorset docks (next to the Lake of Bays Marine Museum, 1090 Main St, Dorset) Lake of Bays. The Dorset Community Health Hub will be having an Open House up the street at 1096 Main St from 10am-2pm, so be sure to drop by after your cruise to check it out!
Complimentary Public Cruises Aboard the SS Bigwin 10am-1pm: Complimentary cruises (first come, first served – no reservations) At 2pm: Regular cruise schedule resumes (reservations accepted)
BAND ON THE RUN
Saturday, June 8. The most fun you will have at a running event just got a whole lot more fun! This year, the Huntsville Festival of the Arts will team up with Band on the Run to hold a free concert event in River Mill Park. The thousands of participants in the morning run can look forward to the huge party in the afternoon featuring Music on the Main Stage Sponsored by Deerhurst Resort. Lake of Bays Brewery will be on hand to serve up cold delicious craft beer, and there will be buskers and interactive activities for all ages.
THE JIVE BOMBERS
Saturday, June 8. This high energy band has been jiving and swinging at clubs and jazz festivals around the Toronto area for over 40 years. Gaining a reputation for lively, toe-tapping jazz with a bluesy edge; they have participated in the Toronto International Jazz festival many times, The Ottawa Jazz Festival, and innumerable nightclubs around the province. Mixed with lots of humour and good natured kidding around, their shows are always loads of fun for everyone! Joining the group in this Gravenhurst performance will be featured vocalist Johnny Max, a well-known favourite at the Gravenhurst Opera House.
JOE COCKER’S MAD DOG & ENGLISHMEN
Thursday, June 13. Hunter’s Bay Radio presents a cast of 40 local musicians performing the classic album. The biggest rock band you’ve ever seen, on stage at the Algonquin Theatre. A fundraiser for the local community radio station. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
WOMEN ON PURPOSE WEEKEND: HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT FROM THE BOARDROOM TO THE BEDROOM
June 14 to 16. At Hidden Valley Resort. Women will learn how to leverage their power through the art of feminine negotiation to get what they want from the boardroom to the bedroom. They will leave feeling empowered, with a clear path to get to where they want to go so that they can live life with purpose and on purpose.
PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, June 14. For 14 years the Paddling Film Festival has been touring the very best films from around the globe showcasing the passion, action, adventure, and paddling lifestyle.
Saturday, June 15. Sip and sample different craft beer, ciders, cocktails and bites from favourite food partners at Muskoka Brewery in Bracebridge. Games, activities, and live music provide a lively backdrop to mix and mingle with friends while supporting the community. All funds raised are for Muskoka Brewery’s Venture Fund, which offers a series of grants for local non-profit causes aimed at improving the lives of those within Muskoka.
GRAVENHURST CAR SHOW
Saturday, June 15. The 26th Annual Gravenhurst Car Show rolls into town on Father’s Day weekend at Gull Lake Rotary Park. All vehicles welcome – antiques, classics. modified, rat rods and more! Admission by donation. Giveaways, prizes and much more. Fun for the whole family.
FATHER’S DAY FREE MINI PUTT FOR DAD!
Sunday, June 16. Come to Northern Escapades MINI PUTT Sunday, June 16th where Dads play for free. BONUS: bring your Dad and play for only $5 per additional player!
FATHER’S DAY BEER TASTING CRUISE
Sunday, June 16. Treat your Dad to a cruise aboard the historical SS Bigwin while sampling local brews from Lake of Bays Brewing Company. Participants must be legal drinking age. Departing from Baysville docks. Cruises at 12pm and 2pm. Includes: SS Bigwin cruise; Five beer samples; one 12oz glass of beer; complimentary brewery tour.
FATHER’S DAY CAR SHOW
Sunday, June 16. If you have a passion for cars, don’t miss this opportunity to take a walk down memory lane and see over 100 special interest vehicles, listen to oldies music and indulge in great food, all on the main street of Bracebridge.
FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL ABOARD SUNSET CRUISES
Sunday, June 16. Dad’s cruise for free with one paid cruise ticket, aboard the ships of Sunset Cruises, sailing from Bracebridge.
THE MUSKOKA POWERBOAT RACES
June 22 to 23. From Sea Fleas to Hydroplanes to Classics, this event showcases the wonderful world of these custom-built craft. On Gull Lake in Gravenhurst.
SPRING INTO SUMMER ART CRAWL
Saturday, June 22. Stroll through beautiful downtown Gravenhurst and visit with artisans showcasing their wares. Learn about different art mediums, purchase a unique piece and enjoy the talents of these individuals.
MUSKOKA ADVENTURE CHALLENGE
Saturday, June 22. Muskoka Adventure Challenge is a community-focused running adventure for the entire family! MAC’s obstacle course, consisting of 10 stages, will get everyone climbing, crawling, hopping, jumping, and of course running. Add some mud into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a real Muskoka adventure. It is designed to challenge them, but also to encourage their independence. All proceeds go towards the continued future growth and operations of Morrison Meadows, a recreation and farm destination with accessible facilities, part of Community Living South Muskoka, which is a not-for-profit charitable organization. Trail runs in both 5km (9+ years, walkers welcome) and 10km (12+ years) on the combined forested and meadow trails of Morrison Meadows, Fraserburg Road in Bracebridge.
CANOE DAY AT THE MUSKOKA DISCOVERY CENTRE
Sunday, June 23. Bring your human-powered vessel to Muskoka Discovery Centre for a 1-hr guided paddle around the Bay. Suitable for novice to intermediate paddlers, this event in celebration of National Canoe Day. After the paddle, around 10 AM, a First Nations elder will provide a Native blessing. Linger to watch a paddle making demonstration. Watch costumed paddlers maneuver a North canoe. [Note: Paddlers are responsible for their own safety, and must provide proper their own safety gear.]