Happy Weekend! Be sure to get out and enjoy the sunshine (and hopefully less humidity) with the family this weekend at a fun festival in Ontario!
Tim Horton’s FREE Swim
Tim Horton’s is sponsoring FREE swim times at community pools across Ontario until the end of August. Need to cool down and escape the heat? Check out where these free swims are located
National Ice Cream Day
Did you know that Sunday July 21st is National Ice Cream Day?! Guess this means you can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner right? And as if that wasn’t exciting enough, the first 200 guests at each Cold Stone Creamery location will receive free ice cream
Thinking about taking in a movie with the family this weekend? Check out what’s playing on Saturday mornings at Cineplex theatres for their Family Favourites. At 11:00am you can watch a movie for only $2.50! You can also load the family into the car and head to a drive-in near you for some family fun!
Visit a a Farmer’s Market near you this weekend to get some super fresh local produce and support the Farmers of Ontario.
Around Town this Weekend…
Community Family Day – Looking for a great, free, family event that’s sure to please this summer? Then come to our 4th Community Family FUN Day! It’ll be jam-packed with sports, games, food, prizes, and face painting. Expect great fun for the whole family, especially for youth and with you there, it’ll undoubtedly be the best year yet!
Almonte Fair – The annual fair of the North Lanark Agricultural Society is one of the oldest fairs in the Ottawa Valley. Come with the family to enjoy the midway, tractor pull, vendors, food and fun!
Sunsplash Festival – Come see top racers from all over North America compete for national championships right here in Belle River on the Lake! There will fun for the entire family with TD Family entertainment tent, live entertainment, a parade, vendors and food!
Famarama Children’s Festival – Come celebrate the family all weekend with amazing shows and activities! Weekend schedule starts with a 10:30am hike, 11-5 Lego playcation, Bubble tower, The Silly People Variety Show, Balloon Twisting, Groove Dancing, Magic Show and The Second City Family Impro Show at 5pm!
Muskoka Arts & Crafts Show – Now in its 51st year, Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Summer Show is Muskoka’s oldest and largest outdoor art show. Set in a beautiful park, the Summer Show features 200 creative artists from across Canada. Approximately 20,000 to 25,000 enthusiastic people visit the Summer Show to meet the makers and see their work.
Cuisine Art – Mark your calendar for the culinary event that celebrates the region’s best food, drink, and creativity! Join artists, taste makers, market vendors and thespians for a weekend to savour all summer long. Watch chefs in action and artists in action! Enjoy tasting stations, a gourmet market, dueling chefs at cook-offs with hosts Ali Hassan and Theresa Albert, and more.
Cayugafest – A great family festival along the banks of the Grand River including live entertainment, contests, craft and food vendors, kid fun zone and so much more for a fun family weekend.
Raspberry Festival – Come for an hour and end up staying for the full day; try your hand at some of our games, relax while you feed the animals, pick your own raspberries and mingle with both old friends and new.
Summerfest – Pelham Summerfest is a four day celebration of local artisans, buskers, business exhibits, local farmers and street food vendors.
Sights and Sounds Festival – Sights & Sounds is a celebration of Art & Music that’s fun for all! Day time enjoy live music under the sun, games, art and more. Evening enjoy theatre, band tour pub crawl and street dance.
Ribfest and Craft Beer Show – Barbequed ribs and chicken, great craft-brewed beer, live entertainment – all in the great atmosphere of Victoria Park. Life doesn’t get much better! Bring your friends, family and co-workers and savour the flavour!
Lansdowne Fair – Agricultural Fair featuring horse pull and harness racing competitions, demo derby, arts & crafts, culinary, floral, vegetable, photography, antique displays, grandstand entertainment and more.
Agricultural Fair – The theme for 2013 is “Picture Perfect North Perth!”
There are almost all of the same great events at the fair plus a few new ones! Plan to attend the Listowel Fair where ‘the town & country meet!’
Home County Music & Art Festival @ Victoria Park London – Home County presents its 40th Anniversary festival in downtown London. Hear some of Canada’s finest songwriters sharing the stories behind their songs on three afternoon workshop stages, and sit back and enjoy the evening main-stage concerts at the Kiwanis Memorial Bandshell. Home County is renowned for its juried craft show, showcasing 120 Canadian artisans. Craft booths include pottery, glass, jewelry, fine art, textiles, metal, wood, photography and gourmet foods.
Summerfest – Lots of activities for all ages. Baseball tournament (non-competitive and competitive). Fish fry, parade, beef on the bun, fish derby, family dance, beer gardens. Pop and hot dog sale, Show and Shine. Volunteer of the year award. Entertainment by local artists. Pony rides (free). And much much more.
Rotary Ribfest – Not only can you indulge in some sticky yummy ribs from many different ribbers but you can also enjoy some live entertainment, carnival and midway!
Fireworks Festival – Amusement Park, Live Entertainment, One of the Largest Classic Car Shows in Ontario, Motorcycle Show n’ Shine, Helicopter Rides, A&W Outdoor Movie, Award-Winning Mega Magic Show, Friday Night Video Dance, Kids Entertainment, Vendors, Sidewalk Sales and the highlight: Saturday Night Fireworks Extravaganza!
Ribfest – Come on out to the fourth annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest at the Alder Street Rec Centre, July 19-21, for a weekend of fantastic ribs and great music! There will be six energetic ribbers serving up thousands of mouth-watering-barbecued-fall-off-the-bone-get-your-hands-messy ribs. There will also be a beer tent, midway for the kids and continuous live-entertainment on the big stage.
Scottish Festival – A Scottish celebration! Ceilidh at Orillia Legion Friday & Sunday; parade Downtown at Noon, pipe & drum competitions, entertainment & vendors at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday!
Ice Cream Festival – Do you like ice cream? Visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on Sunday, July 21 (National Ice Cream Day), and learn about the journey from cow to cone. Practice your milking technique on the Museum’s wooden cow and get the scoop on how dairying technology now includes milking machines, and even robotic milkers. Try your hand at an old-fashioned manual ice cream maker, and taste your own yummy creation, as well as gelato, frozen yogurt and an ice cream smoothie.
Stewart Park Festival – Under a canopy of majestic maple trees, the Stewart Park Festival in Downtown Heritage Perth brings together an eclectic variety of Canadian and International musicians for a great weekend of over 30 outdoor concerts. The weekend has entertainment for everyone including children’s entertainment and an international food and artisans market.
Sault Ste. Marie
Summer Festival – Savour the lip-smackin’ BBQ at the Ribfest…Revel in the antics of the street entertainment at Cirque du ROTARYFEST…Frolic in the PlayZone where you get hands-on and creative, Boogie to the continuous free entertainment and take a ride on the midway!
Day out with Thomas – Thomas is charged up and ready to GO GO for the 2013 Day Out With Thomas tour! Presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, Day Out With Thomas provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride with their favorite tank engine, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in Imagination Station, and much more in a city near you! Ready, Set… Go, Go Thomas!
Beaches International Jazz Festival – We are Toronto’s signature Jazz event, attracting millions of people far, wide, and across the street. Each component that makes up the festival is filled with great music, large crowds and an engaging atmosphere. Experience the robust stylings of Toronto’s fine music artists! Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, Disco, Swing, Ska, Reggae, World Beat, Hip Hop, Pop, Samba, Flamenco and more embody the symphonic fusion of sounds that make up Toronto and beyond.
Tirgan Festival @ Harbourfront Centre – Through music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature, visual arts, food and crafts, Tirgan Festival highlights the richness of the contemporary and traditional art and culture of Iran. Most events FREE.