Saturday, July 21, 2012

Weekend Getaways, Festivals & Events July 20-22, 2012

Ontario Summer Events, Festivals, Attraction Getaways

Your source for last-minute getaways and day trips for summer 2012 vacations in Ontario resort destinations. 

 

Best Beaches at Awenda Provincial Park

Canada's Parks Day in Ontario


Planned activities and events are taking place this weekend on July 21, the official National Parks Day.  Both Ontario Provincial Parks and Parks Canada sites are hosting special summer events. 

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Orillia, Ontario

35th Annual Orillia Scottish Festival   July 20-22, 2012  Join the celebrations!   Ceilidh Friday & Sunday at Legion. Parade Downtown, Scottish festivities, entertainment & vendors at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday.  Stay in Orillia, ON and consider hecking out the Leackock Museum for the Leacock Summer Festival from July 16-29, 2012.



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HORSESHOE VALLEY, Ontario



Warrior Dash
July 21, 2012
Head to Horseshoe Valley to take on 12 intense obstacles over 3.24 miles of extreme terrain in Horseshoe Valley and celebrate with friends and family during an all day festival with live music, food and beer. Participants jump through fire, crawl through mud pits, climb over vehicles and work their way through nine additional gruelling obstacles.

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FAMARAMA FESTIVAL

Blue Mountain Village
Blue Mountains
July 20-22
Come celebrate the family all weekend with amazing shows and activities including Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band, Mystic Drumz, Cool Science Caravan, a special Tea Party with The Cirque Company A2D2, Fire Dancing and so much more for kids of all ages.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Blue Mountains Collingwood, ON
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Ditties and Shanties – a great family musical highlight at Discovery Harbour
Discovery Habour
Penetanguishene, ON
July 21, 2012
On Saturday July 21 visitors to Discovery Harbour will be treated to Ditties and Shanties, an all-day musical highlight featuring a fun assortment of traditional music taking place throughout the beautiful waterside historic site. 

Featured Accommodation Midland and  area

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Blueberry Festival

Sudbury, ON
July 15-22, 2012
The Blueberry Festival consists of a number of community events celebrating this wonderful resource, now considered the worlds most nutritious fruit. There are of course numerous blueberry pancake breakfasts, a blueberry pie eating contest, garden parties, concerts, family and childrens events all open to the public.


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Summer Epic 8 Hour Relay

Hardwood Ski and Bike
Oro

July 21, 2012
The Epic 8 Hour Relay Series is all about the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of riding with friends.
This year there is a special REGGAE theme for Epic 8 Hour. You get to enjoy the cool vibes of Reggae music all day and invite you to show off your Reggae spirit with your riding outfits and Pit areas.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels  Barrie, ON    Orillia, ON
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Leacock Summer Festival
Orillia
July 16-29, 2012
Orillia/Mariposa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a LittleTown! Readings, performances, dinners & special events. Ontario's largest summer literary festival! Leacock Museum National Historic Site.


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Art in the Heart

Manitoba Street and Chancery Lane
Bracebridge, ON
July 7th - August 4th, 2012
5th Anniversary celebration Saturdays from July 7th to August 4, 2012. Showcasing new and emerging artists in historic Downtown Bracebridge on Manitoba Street and Chancery Lane. Exciting discoveries of paintings, pottery, jewellery and much more. Come and meet the artists!
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Minden Hills Bluegrass Festival

Minden Farigrounds
Minden, ON
July 20-22, 2012
Festival runs from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. Featured band is A New Shade of Blue, also Rhyme \'n\' Reason, Traditionally Wound, Tebworth Brothers, Concession 23, Hard Ryde, Bill White & White Pine, Bluegrass Revelation and Winterline. The Minden Fair Grounds offers lots of room for parking, rough camping, lawn chairs, vendors and a great food service facility
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Minden, ON
More information on Haliburton Highlands
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The New Music Festival (NMF) – July
Venues throughout Downtown Barrie
July 19-22, 2012A live music festival featuring over 90 touring artists of various genres performing a series of concerts and showcases at Barrie’s finest live music venues. The New Music Awards wrap up the festival with over 20 different award categories for independent artists nationally.
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Huntsville Festival of the Arts

Click here for the Dates and Tickets info for Musical Performers for Huntsville Festival of the Arts for July.

Concerts on the Dock-  July 18 Baysville Band Shell -Town Dock
Jazz in the garden -July 22, 2012 -Spencer's Tall Trees Restaurant -$20
Smooth jazz fills the air, bring your lawn chair and sit amongst the beautiful gardens at Spencer’s Tall Trees Restaurant. Tempt your tastebuds with light snacks and refreshing drinks.


Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Huntsville, ON
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Ottawa Turkish Festival

July 14-22, 2012
The Festival will be open to general public and will display Turkish art, folk dance, music and gourmet food, where visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality.


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Festival of the Sound

Parry Sound
July 18-August 12, 2012
Where the world's great musicians come to play!

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ROTARYFEST, The Sault's Summer Festival!

Saulte Ste. Marie, ON
July 19-21, 2012
Boogie to the free entertainment on the Stage and Second Stage, frolic in our PlayZone where you get hands-on and creative, laugh at the antics of Cirque du ROTARYFEST, and so much more!


Featured Accommodation:
  • North to Adventure - Mar Mac Lodge, Lodge Eighty Eight, White River Air, White River Outfitters
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Stanhope Heritage Day

Algonquin Highlands
Stanhope Museum
July 21, 2012
This day highlights terrific demonstrations and displays of heritage arts and trades. Come and see local folks demonstrate pottery, weaving, caning, basketry, tatting, carving, rug hooking, dye making and much more. See press cameras, Haliburton rocks and minerals, organic seeds and garden gifts, and antique cars while enjoying Gord Kidd's music. Kids can play traditional games, meet farm animals, and don't miss the Muskoka Wildlife Centre live at 11 am. Enjoy the bake sale, barbecue lunch, and the museum's famous citron marmalade. Wander through the past in the Stanhope Museum.
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Daylilies in Bloom and Garden Tour


Peterborough
July 5-30, 2012
Come see over 800 varieties in peak bloom in the award winning display gardens - rated one of the 'Top 40 Boutique Nurseries' in Canada by Gardening Life Magazine! Buses welcome.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Peterborough area
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Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series

May 27 –September 30, 2012
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic
Stay at Resorts, Inn, Hotels Temagami, Lake Nipissing - West Nipissing Region, North Bay, Callander, Monetville, Lavigne, Lake Nosbonsing - Powassan
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Canadian Spirit: 2012
Owen Sound
April 4- October 30, 2012
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Tom Thomson's First Trip to Algonquin Park, with event at participating community partners from Owen Sound and Huntsville.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Owen Sound, Huntsville
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