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Date: Occurs Saturday every 1 week(s), beginning Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Location: Barrie, ON
May to October the Farmers Market is held outside and from November to April is held inside. These days, more and more people are making the healthy decision to buy locally grown produce, meats, baked goods and crafts, from farmers’ markets. A wonderful connection is made when you talk to the people who take pride in growing your food! Once you visit our market, you’ll know why the Barrie Farmers’ Market is such an extraordinary shopping and social experience.
Date: Occurs Saturday every 1 week(s), from Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:30:00 AM - Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:30:00 PM
Location: Orillia

Vendors are mostly inside for the Fall and Winter Seasons (from Thanksgiving in October to Victoria Day weekend in May.)

Vendors are then outside for the Summer Season
Parking is free on Saturdays during market hours in metered and pay machine parking lots closest to the Library in Downtown Orillia.

Date: Occurs Saturday every 1 week(s), from Saturday, December 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM - Saturday, December 28, 2019 1:00:00 PM
Location: Orillia
Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 12:00 PM - Friday, May 15, 2020 10:00 PM
Location: Beach Club Restaurant at Friday Harbour
The exclusive Beach Club Restaurant at Friday Harbour Resort is currently open to all! We welcome you to enjoy the culinary delights of the restaurant and to explore all the Resort has to offer. Reservations required.
Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 9:00 AM - Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Until Dec 1, 2019 Early Birds save 22% on Nordic Season Passes purchased before December 1/19 for the 2019-20 season. May be used seven days a week for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing plus access to the Suspension Bridge. Glide on 27 km. of cross-country ski trails professionally groomed daily for classic/skate styles. Stomp along 10 km. of dedicated snowshoe trails, one of which crosses Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge. Trails are well marked and rated by level of difficulty. High altitude location provides an excellent elevation for snow conditions and consistent temperatures as well as spectacular lookouts and views. New! Purchase your season pass and fill in your waiver online. Season passholders receive numerous benefits, bonus offers and special discounts. Nordic Centre operates December – March when there is sufficient snow on the trails. Details: https://sceniccaves.com/products/winter-trail-season-pass
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:00 PM
Location: Quest Art School + Gallery, 333 King St Midland
A Community Exhibition Earthly Delight is about honouring the North Simcoe landscapes that provide us with sustenance, shelter and sublime scenery for the soul. Admission is free. Sponsored by Kathy and Neal Foot.
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:00 PM
Location: Quest Art School + Gallery, 333 King St Midland
Gary Evans' work in contemporary painting challenges traditional notions of perception and experience of the Canadian landscape. This exhibition will present large, surreal landscapes along with his smaller collage works, both of which play with juxtaposition of colour, space and texture to create environments of temporal energy. Admission is free.
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:00 PM
Location: Quest Art School + Gallery, 333 King St Midland
Stefanie Gogan depicts the regulated climates of greenhouses on canvas. Large in scale, almost taking on the structures of glass houses themselves, the paintings turn the outside inside out to visualize how built environments are becoming the natural settings of tomorrow and providing sustenance where produce won’t grow. Admission is free.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30 PM - Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons & Martyrs' Shrine, Highway 12, Tay Township
Evenings November 21-23, November 28-30 and December 5-7, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Admission $10.00 per person, with a donation of a non-perishable item! Kids under 5 are FREE! Now in its 20th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great lineup of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie samples available for tasting. Historic blacksmithing will also be demonstrated, and a Nativity crèche will be on display in the stables near the Farmer’s Dwelling. Always popular with little folks, corn husk doll making will be offered in the Sainte-Marie foyer. “First Light” has strong ties to community groups, and many will be involved in this year’s celebration, offering special “hands-on” children’s crafts and historic demonstrations. An abundance of music will also fill the air, including Indigenous drumming and singing, lively Franco-Ontarian folk songs, and delightful community and school choirs performing seasonal music over the nine evenings. For some early holiday shopping, 40 exceptional artisans will be in the Sainte-Marie museum, and the themed Sainte-Marie gift shop will be open each night. Please be advised that with the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the historic site for this event. Illuminating History Special Hotel Package Take advantage of the First Light package which includes a souvenir lantern, entry to the event, food voucher for dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay and breakfast at the Comfort Inn 705-526-2090.
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:00 PM - Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:30 PM
Location: Friday Harbour Resort
Join us on the Pier for our Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Market. Sip a festive beverage as you explore unique gift ideas while campfires glow. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on November 30th. The tree will be lit at 5:30 and will be followed by a spectacular light show and fireworks display. The Holiday Market will take place on November 30th and December 1st and feature local vendors offering unique gifts. In the spirit of giving, a food and toy drive will also be available, ready to accept donations big and small for appreciative families in need. All donations will go towards the Innisfil Life Centre. This celebration is open to all and free to attend.
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Shore Community Centre, 205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, ON, L4N 7Y9
Join Santa's elves for this family-friendly holiday kick-off! Kids can participate in fun reindeer games, Christmas crafts and cookie decorating. Santa photos and family photos in front of a rustic holiday backdrop included in the $8/person entry. Choose from one of 4 time slots. Sunday, December 1st, 2019 from 9am-5pm at the South Shore Community Centre, 205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, ON, L4N 7Y9. Visit our Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/ABarrieMerryChristmas/ Buy your tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-barrie-merry-christmas-tickets-8589317881
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Indigenous performances, craft & food vendors and much more.
Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Bradford West Gwillimbury
The Mayor's Levee features free leisure skating from 12:25-2:10pm as well as musical entertainment from local Bradford musicians. Council will be serving cake starting at 12:15pm. All residents are invited to attend and all activities are free
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bud Brown Park, Bond Head (2892 Simcoe County Rd 27)
Hockey Day in BWG (weather permitting) includes teams from the BWG Minor Hockey Association competing against each other in a day of outdoor on-ice fun. Participants will receive a medal from the Mayor & Members of Council during the Medal Ceremony. A variety of entertainment will take place inside the Bond Head Community Centre, along with a pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch hosted by the Bond Head Lions Club.
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, 967 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil , ON
Innisfil Seedy Saturday includes seed sellers, garden-related and environmental groups and businesses, a community seed swap, expert talks and demos, "Ask a Master Gardener," kids' crafts, and onsite fresh lunch for purchase. The Innisfil Seed Library also reopens for its 5th season. Free admission, and accepting non-perishable food donations for the Innisfil Food Bank.
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
The Town of BWG has partnered with Scanlon Creek to offer this free event to the community that includes a guided hike, free BBQ, games, music and entertainment.​ Parking will be free for this event.
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre ​(125 Simcoe Road)
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury invites everyone to join in on the Canada Day celebrations on July 1 at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre. The festivities commence at 4:30pm, and includes entertainment, music, food, the official ceremonies, the presentation of the annual Civic Awards and closing with an amazing show of fireworks at 10pm. Wear your red and white, join your neighbours and meet new friends as the whole community celebrates the nation’s birthday.​
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Orillia
For 15 years this unique annual summer showcase of local talent attracts both residents and tourists to Orillia, "The Sunshine City", nestled between Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe. Downtown Orillia transforms into a magical Open House with people (no cars) exploring over 35 participating venues that exhibit AND sell art, including the Charles Pachter Studio. There is no admission fee.

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