Thursday, July 12, 2012

Weekend Getaways, Festivals & Events July 13-15, 2012

Ontario Summer Events, Festivals, Attraction Getaways

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

Bracebridge Ontario 

Muskoka Pioneer Power Show  July 14, 15:  Featuring heritage display rooms, log cabin,  tractor pulls, Mowry shingle mill, country store, blacksmith shop, town criers, kiddie, lawn, tractor and antique tractor pulls.  Stay in Bracebridge hotels, resorts, inns, and consider a visit to Santas Village

Family Fishing Wee

Family Fishing Week July 7-15, 2012

If you or someone you know would like to try fishing in Ontario waters for the first time (or the first time in a long time), circle the week of July 7-15, 2012 on your calendar. Canadian residents can enjoy the fun of fishing in Ontario without a licence during the annual Ontario Family Fishing Week.  See featured fishing week activities and overnight Fishing Getaways and packages


Peak to Shore Music Festival (July 13-14)  Top 100 Ontario Event   
It’s a 3-day Musical Extravaganza!

Blue Mountain Village
Blue Mountains
Catch some of Canada’s finest talent on multiple stages throughout Thornbury and the Blue Mountain Village, and join the ever popular Music Crawl Friday night in Thornbury. The JIM CUDDY BAND headlines the festival Saturday night in the Village. Great music, FREE all weekend! Schedule and Information HERE
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountains/Collingwood
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Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

Family Adventure Camp
Weekend full of Family Fun!

July 13-15, 2012 Friday 4:00 pm – Sunday at 2:00 pm
Families will have the opportunity to select and design the weekend’s activities. Activities may include traversing the High Ropes Course, challenging themselves on the Rock Climbing wall, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Hiking, Teambuilding and Leadership Skills – family style!  In the evening sit back enjoy the campfire, listen to the loons, learn about the night sky and howl to the wolves.
  Fee: $165.00 per adult, $155.00 per child 16 and under  Included: Delicious meals from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday, as well as all programming and necessary equipment. Your family will stay in our solar powered cabin at Stocking Lake; it’s rustic!
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Kim Mitchell in Parry Sound July 14
Bobby Orr Community Centre
Parry Sound

Moose FM presents Kim Mitchell at the Bobby Orr Community Centre on July 14th. Tickets are on sale now. It's going to be a party. Call the Stockey Centre and get your tickets before its too late. (705) 746-4466 or visit

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24th Annual Haliburton Highland Games

Head Lake Park, Haliburton Village
July 14, 2012
Thrill to the colour and the sound of Massed Pipe Bands. You are invited to enjoy this picturesque location in the Highlands of Haliburton.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton, ON
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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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July 1 – October 22, 2012

Colourful banners themed Sunshine Sketches, designed & hand-painted by community members, transform our streets into a vibrant outdoor art gallery.

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Ribfest in Downtown Peterborough

July 13-15, 2012
Performers include Jack deKeyser and Elliott Brood.

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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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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 11, 18, 25, 2012  Town Dock

Nuit Blanche North –July 14, 2012 Main Street FREE
From 8pm to dusk enjoy Buskers on Main St., wowing you with their feats of skill and comedy, culminating at dark in a light show in the Town Dock Park

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Huntsville, ON

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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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

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