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Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:00 PM - Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:00 PM
Location: South Simcoe Theatre, 1 Hamilton Street
It is 1979 and New York’s hottest celebrities are gathering for the grand opening of a new floating casino and discotheque. The night starts out well but as disaster strikes the casino, the A-listers (and a crazy collection of other characters) must survive earthquakes, infernos and tidal waves – oh my! Set to all the best mega-hit songs of the 70s like Hooked on a Feeling, Hot Stuff, I Will Survive and Saturday Night, this loving homage to 70s disaster films will surely have you singing along through your laughter.
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 29, 2022 5:00 PM
Location: Centennial Park, 65 Lakeshore Drive
The Barrie Waterfront Festival is back to bring Centennial Park to life with amazing musical acts, food trucks, children’s fun zone and more!
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland
Attract birds to your back yard - and give them a chance to cool down this summer – with this cute bird bath. Learn how to paint a pretty design, from a bird’s eye view, using a reverse “One Stroke” method. All materials provided. Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. How much: $25.00 per participant. All materials are provided. Who: Ages 12+. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Please use the link provided at: https://www.wyemarsh.com/craft-workshop. Note: you do not need a PayPal account, you can simply "check out as guest". We ask for your phone number in case we need to contact you with updates to the workshop. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com.
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:00 PM - Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:00 PM
Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON L4R 4K6
Enjoy a unique guided canoe tour through the sparkling moonlit waters at Wye Marsh. Enjoy travelling in a voyageur canoe, a walk on our boardwalk, the night noises, bannock roasted over the open fire and a hot drink for an unforgettable night! Connect with nature and experience the Wye Marsh in a way that not many people have the opportunity to! Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, 2022 from 9:00pm-11:00pm. How Much: $75.00 per participant, includes life vest, and a small gift to hold as a memory of the night! Who: Ages 13+. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather - this program will run rain or shine! In the case of thunderstorms, the program rain date will be Saturday June 25, 2022. Cancellations can be made with 48-hours notice. Please call us at 705-526-7809 if you need to cancel or re-schedule your experience. Pre-registration is required at https://www.wyemarsh.com/Marsh-By-Moonlight-Canoe Please note that you do not need a PayPal account, you can simply "check out as guest". If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com.
Date: Monday, May 30, 2022 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Simoro Golf Links
Calling all ladies! Join Simoro Golf Links and Golf Ontario for our Women's Try Golf Event! $25+ for 9 holes of golf, welcome gift, video tips and tricks, beverage après golf, and loaner clubs at no extra charge. Tee times between 4:30pm - 6pm! Bring you friends, daughters, granddaughters to try it, and love it! *You do not have to be new to golf to participate - all ladies welcome!
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland
Learn about the benefits and proper use of walking poles, including a group test walk. Nordic Pole Walking can be great, low impact exercise! The program will consist of a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation on the benefits, the proper use, and handling of walking poles, followed by a 30-minute training/ demonstration session. Participants can bring their own poles, however those who do not will be provided with them. Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 10:30am-11:30am. How much: $20 per participant. Workshop price includes walking pole use for workshop demonstration. What to wear: Layered comfortable clothing and running shoes. If it is sunny, please bring a hat. If it is rainy, please bring waterproof attire, a hat and an extra pair of socks. Pre-registration is required at https://www.wyemarsh.com/pole-walking. For more information please contact: 705-526-7809 or email: info@wyemarsh.com
Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: VIRTUAL
Join us for our third annual virtual event experience The Finer Senses, Tour and Tasting. Journey with us to discover the sights and sounds of three wine producing countries – Portugal, Spain and Italy. With a travel expert, guests will explore points of interest, learn about the people and their culture, and visit regions known for their wine making. The tour includes rest stops to enjoy wine tastings from those destinations we are visiting led by a wine sommelier. Guests will discover their senses and engage in discussion about wine pairings, varietals and more. This will be a fun and casual evening of travel and wine tasting in the comfort of home. An online auction will begin two weeks before the start of the event. The price for this event is per package and includes a 90 minute tour, tasting, three bottles of wine and delivery. Ticket sales begin Monday, April 4. Register for the event by May 27th, 2022: https://deafblindontario.com/events/the-finer-senses/ Funds raised from this virtual experience will support people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, nonverbal and deafblind across Ontario with programs and support services that empower them to achieve their goals and dreams For further information please contact Laura, l.parsons@deafblindontario.com; 905-853-2862 ext.233.
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland
Learn all about how to start keeping your own bees. Or just learn more about these fascinating creatures that mean so much for our ecosystem! Want to be more self sufficient? Want to connect with nature? Learn the basics about keeping bees. Not only does this 10,000 year old tradition provide honey, the bees from each hive also pollinate tens of thousands of plants! This is one workshop you don’t want to miss. All materials are included. Denise of Lady D Honey will provide a demonstration using the Wye Marsh bees, as well as speak to how to get your own hive started – what steps to take, what tools you need, the time commitment, etc. Who: Anyone interested in bees and/or bee keeping. No experience is necessary! Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 9:30am-11:30am. How much: $30 per participant. Workshop price includes all materials needed to participate. This workshop is subject to a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12. Pre-registration is required. Please use the link provided at: https://www.wyemarsh.com/Beekeeping-Workshop. Note: You do not need a PayPal account, you can simply "check out as guest". If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com.
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:00 PM - Sunday, July 10, 2022 2:00 PM
Location: King's Wharf Theatre (97 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, ON)
After spending the pandemic tending to our national security, Constable F. Inkster is funnier than ever! Armed with some new political material, gifted comedian Neil Aitchison takes the stage as his beloved alter ego and provides hilarious insights on everything that is uniquely Canadian. In between side-splitting topical rants, relive the magic of the Great Canadian Songbook: gems like “Alberta Bound,” “Fox On The Run,” “Black Fly,” “Song of the Mira,” “I’se the B’ye,” “Sonny’s Dream,” “Farewell to Nova Scotia,” and many, many more. With its charming blend of music, humour, and political satire, this production celebrates our distinct heritage and offers a fresh take on what it means to be a proud Canadian.
Date: Friday, June 24, 2022 5:00 PM - Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:00 PM
Location: Meridian Place Amphitheatre- Downtown Barrie
This year's Troubadour Festival takes place at the beautiful Meridian Place Amphitheatre, located in downtown Barrie, ON, with Kempenfelt Bay as a stunning backdrop, a truly wonderful setting for an open-air concert. In 2022 the festival will feature Canada’s best party band, Dwayne Gretzky, on Friday night and the reigning couple of Celtic fiddle, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, on Saturday night. In addition, fans will be treated to performances by R & B singer Dylan Sinclair, fun Beatles tribute band The Shitty Beatles, soul songstress Lydia Persaud, power pop band PONY, and up and coming pop artist Josh Bogert. Troubadour Festival is a relaxed, family-friendly music festival that draws people from all over Ontario to enjoy world-class singer/songwriters, amazing entertainers, and great live music. More than 6000 music lovers have enjoyed the festival since its inception in 2018, enjoying more than 65 artists from various genres. Through the years Troubadour Festival has featured many nationally recognized music artists including Cowboy Junkies, Basia Bulat, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Matt Andersen, Martha Wainwright, Born Ruffians, The Weather Station, and Whitehorse.
Date: Friday, June 24, 2022 5:00 PM - Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:00 PM
Location: Meridian Place Amphitheatre- Downtown Barrie
This year's Troubadour Festival takes place at the beautiful Meridian Place Amphitheatre, located in downtown Barrie, ON, with Kempenfelt Bay as a stunning backdrop, a truly wonderful setting for an open-air concert. In 2022 the festival will feature Canada’s best party band, Dwayne Gretzky, on Friday night and the reigning couple of Celtic fiddle, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, on Saturday night. In addition, fans will be treated to performances by R & B singer Dylan Sinclair, fun Beatles tribute band The Shitty Beatles, soul songstress Lydia Persaud, power pop band PONY, and up and coming pop artist Josh Bogert. Troubadour Festival is a relaxed, family-friendly music festival that draws people from all over Ontario to enjoy world-class singer/songwriters, amazing entertainers, and great live music. More than 6000 music lovers have enjoyed the festival since its inception in 2018, enjoying more than 65 artists from various genres. Through the years Troubadour Festival has featured many nationally recognized music artists including Cowboy Junkies, Basia Bulat, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Matt Andersen, Martha Wainwright, Born Ruffians, The Weather Station, and Whitehorse.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:00 AM - Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:00 PM
Location: Coldwater Mill
The artists of the Coldwater and Area Studio Tour invite you to join us for an exciting weekend showcasing the work of 20 plus talented, dynamic artists and artisans, against the backdrop of our beautiful countryside. New this year, there will be a Market Place with outdoor vendors behind the Coldwater Mill on Saturday. Visit the various locations where you can view artists at work, giving demonstrations and welcoming you into their studios to catch a glimpse of the artistic life. For more information and map go to: coldwaterstudiotour.com
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Westmount Congregation, 23 Westmount Dr. S., Orillia
Westmount Congregation hosts a Fun Fair with games for kids & adults alike, a BBQ, vendors, Bake Table, and so much more.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland
Dragonflies have danced through the air ever since the reign of the dinosaurs. Their ethereal nature has inspired artists for centuries. Dive into a medieval paper art project this afternoon, with Master Crafter Janet Dorion, and create a unique dragonfly hair clip & card gift set to take home. All materials provided. ADDED BONUS: Quill Pattern Sheet for Bumble Bees, Snowflakes and More! Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. How much: $20.00 per participant. All materials are provided. Who: Ages 10+. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Please use the link provided at: https://www.wyemarsh.com/craft-workshop. Note: you do not need a PayPal account, you can simply "check out as guest". We ask for your phone number in case we need to contact you with updates to the workshop. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com.
Date: Friday, July 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Oro World's Fairgrounds
Opening Day Canada Day July 1st Special time 10-6p.m. Entertainment- Even Steven
Date: Friday, July 1, 2022 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Oro World's Fairgrounds #86 15/15 Sideroad East Oro-Medonte
Oro-Medonte Farmers Market opens Canada Day 10-4p.m. then every Thursday 2-7 July to October
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022 2:00 PM - Thursday, September 29, 2022 7:00 PM
Location: Oro World's Fairgrounds
Every Thursday July to September 2-7
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022 2:00 PM - Thursday, October 6, 2022 7:00 PM
Location: Oro World's Fairgrounds #86 15/16 Sideroad East Oro-Medonte
Thursday Market July to October 2-7p.m.
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 10, 2022 11:00 PM
Location: Tudhope Park Orillia
Mariposa Folk Festival runs July 8th through July 10th. 100+ performances and 10 stages to entertain all ages.
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM - Sunday, July 17, 2022 2:00 PM
Location: Tiny
Le Festival du Loup, which highlights local francophone culture and heritage, offers french music and stories, local food, artisans, an art auction, a howling contest, games for kids and much more. There will be fun for everyone! Venez hurler avec nous!
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: ESSA AGRIPLEX (Home of the Barrie Fair)
The BRITISH LEGENDS features amazing live tributes to Adele, David Bowie and Rod Stewart! Experience all the biggest hits in this incredible tribute to three of the greatest entertainers of all time! Backed by a full studio band and professional sound and lighting production, their look and sound are fantastic! 🎤 In support of The Kiwanis Club of Barrie which provides support to local initiatives that enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Barrie and area by focusing on programs that support children and their families. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! ❗ 🗓 Wednesday, July 20 📍Essa Agriplex (Home of Barrie Fair) ⏰ 7:30 PM- Doors open at 6:30 PM TICKET & INFORMATION LINE 1-888-777-9793 http://www.BenefitShow.net
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022 2:00 PM - Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:30 PM
Location: King's Wharf Theatre (97 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, ON)
Country wit meets city bluster in this fast-paced romantic comedy about the charms and challenges of maintaining the family farm. Aging bachelor farmer Magnus Bjornson finds himself with mounting debt, some health concerns, and suburban neighbourhoods encroaching from every direction. Just when he's thinking about retirement, Brad, a young real estate agent, arrives at the farm determined to succeed where others have failed. It might be a done deal, except that Magnus' great-niece Esme is unwavering in her resolve that this family farm is NOT FOR SALE. A love note to farming, this multi-generational comedy is also an insightful look at the plight of rural Canada. Don’t miss this hilarious new comedy about high hopes, last stands, skunks, and love among the chickens.
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022 10:00 AM - Sunday, July 31, 2022 9:00 PM
Location: Barrie Waterfront
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of giving back to community. Kempenfest is one of Ontario’s biggest and best waterfront festivals featuring over 400 vendors, live music, a youth village, midway, antiques, great food and memories that will last a life time.
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland
The Wye Marsh is home to so many awesome creatures, including of course the ever favorite turtles. Now you have the chance to make and take home an adorable funky coin purse inspired by this cool reptile, under the guidance of Master Crafter Janet Dorion. All materials provided. Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. How much: $25.00 per participant. All materials are provided. Who: Ages 15+. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Please use the link provided at: https://www.wyemarsh.com/craft-workshop. Note: you do not need a PayPal account, you can simply "check out as guest". We ask for your phone number in case we need to contact you with updates to the workshop. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com.
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022 2:00 PM - Sunday, August 28, 2022 2:00 PM
Location: King's Wharf Theatre (97 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, ON)
True love that spans the ages is explored with wit, wisdom, and warmth in this touching relationship comedy. Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Their delightful summer routine is thrown for a loop when their daughter Chelsea visits for her dad's 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and his teenage son in tow. After an unexpected relationship blooms, fraught family dynamics come to the forefront as they are forced to navigate the generation gap through zippy, tart-tongued observations on fishing, literature, slang, marriage ... and their own mortality. With its heartwarming message about celebrating the everyday moments in life, On Golden Pond is a classic American comedy that speaks to all generations of theatregoers.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:00 PM
Location: Tiny Township and Penetanguishene
Discover your treasure when you come on this free, self guided Tour. 23 unique Studio locations open their doors to 36 talented Artists. Pottery, wood carving, glass work, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelery, fiber art, mixed media and much more.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oro World's Fairgrounds
Special Market for Thanksgiving
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: 4230 Crossland Road, L0L 1P1 Tiny, Ontario
Grimm Grounds is a large scale forested Haunted Attraction fusing theatrical lighting terrifying sound realistic props and live scare actors. The unique Horror Attraction will lure patrons deep within the forest of Georgian Bay Park where they will encounter nightmarish monstrosities. The event also includes a spooky town display located within the barn, jack-o-lanterns and retro horror movies on the big outdoor movie screen. Snack Bar will also be open during the event. Grimm Grounds has two operational modes. Day Time Walk Thru. 1pm-5pm No live actors and family friendly Hallowe'en music. This mode allows parents with young children to explore the maze without any jump scares during daylight hours. Night Time Scare Maze. 7pm-10:30pm Includes live actors terrifying sound fog and all lighting effects.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: 4230 Crossland Road, L0L 1P1 Tiny, Ontario
Grimm Grounds is an exclusive haunted attraction at Georgian Bay Park fusing theatrical lighting/fx, terrfiying sound, realistic horror props/sets and live scare-actors. The attraction will lure patrons through it's twisted fog filled corridors. Guests will encounter live scare actors and grotesque monstrosities. Grimm Grounds will be bigger and scarier this upcoming 2022 October season as major additions have been added for an even better experince. The event will also include a bigger spookytown display, a new Jack-O-Lantern display, bonfire and horror films will be shown on the large outdoor movie screen. Snack bar will also be open during the night time event. Grimm Grounds has two separate operational modes. Day Time Walk-Thru: 1pm-5pm Oct 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & 30th. This allows families to explore the attraction during daylight hours with no live actors. Family friendly Hallowe'en music will be played during the day time walk thru. Night Time Scare Maze: 7pm-10:30pm Oct 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th & 30th. This includes full theatrics including, terrifying sound, fog and live scare-actors.
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022 10:30 AM - Friday, November 25, 2022 7:30 PM
Location: King's Wharf Theatre (97 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, ON)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the theatre this season, because one of the greatest tales ever told is touching down … with a brand new twist! You know the story, but you’ve never seen it like this! With its winning combination of incredible music, lively dancing, outrageous costumes, audience participation, and of course, a dash of theatrical magic, this fractured fairy tale brims with humour, heart, and adventure. Join Dorothy as she journeys over the rainbow and makes her way to Oz with the help of some newfound friends. Just like past hits Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Snow White, this entertaining panto adaptation of the famed fable is a must-see holiday spectacle packed with family fun!
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 31, 2022 10:00 PM
Location: Oro Worlds Fairgrounds #86 15/16 Sideroad East Oro-Medonte
Runs month of December Thursday, Friday, Sat, Sunday Week before Christmas every night $15.00 per car

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