Events | Ontario Highlands Tourism

Ongoing Events

The Lonely Ghosts Walk presented by the Classic Theatre Festival
Starts: Jul 1st, 2016 7:00 pm
Ends: Aug 26th, 2016 7:00 pm
The Lonely Ghosts Walk theatrical historic walking tour
Starts: Jul 1st, 2016 7:00 pm
Ends: Aug 26th, 2016 8:00 pm
Perth through the Ages presented by the Classic Theatre Festival
Starts: Jun 22nd, 2016 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 28th, 2016 11:00 am
Perth through the Ages theatrical historic walking tour
Starts: Jun 22nd, 2016 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 28th, 2016 12:00 pm
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
Starts: Aug 19th, 2016 2:00 pm
Ends: Sep 11th, 2016 4:00 pm
Wanderer Too'r Boat Tours
Starts: Jun 25th, 2016 10:30 am
Ends: Oct 10th, 2016 4:00 pm
Colin Edwards Art Gallery
Starts: May 21st, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Oct 10th, 2016 6:00 pm
Haliburton School of Art + Design workshops and courses
Starts: May 9th, 2016 9:00 am
Ends: Nov 5th, 2016 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Aug 25

Bill White and White Pine

Bon Echo Provincial Park
16151 Highway 41
Cloyne, ON

Date: Aug 25th, 2016 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

bonechofriends.ca

Dance the night away with this National award-winning Blue Grass group featuring mandolin, fiddle and guitars. Barbecue and pies available for your dining pleasure!

Cost: Sponsored by the Friends of Bon Echo Park

For more information, contact:
Beth Freeland
moc.liamg]ta[ohcenobsdneirf
(613) 336-0830

Jul-Aug 01-26

The Lonely Ghosts Walk presented by the Classic Theatre Festival

Matheson House Museum
11 Gore St. E.
Perth, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Starts: Jul 1st, 2016 7:00 pm
Ends: Aug 26th, 2016 7:00 pm

classictheatre.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage NEW STORIES EVERY YEAR! Throughout 200 years of the town’s history, the unsettled spirits of Perth refuse to go quietly into the good night until their stories are told. Hear their new tales this season with this family-friendly hour-long ghost walk through Perth’s historic streets. NEW TIME FOR 2016! Every Friday at 7pm from July 1 to August 26

Cost: $15-30

For more information, contact:
Matthew Behrens
ac.ertaehtcissalc]ta[ofni
1 (877) 283-1283

Jul-Aug 01-26

The Lonely Ghosts Walk theatrical historic walking tour

Matheson House Museum
11 Gore Street east
Perth, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Starts: Jul 1st, 2016 7:00 pm
Ends: Aug 26th, 2016 8:00 pm

classictheatre.ca/the-lonely-ghosts…

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

A new play will mark the second anniversary of this family favourite, a historic theatrical walking tour with the Festival’s youth theatre training program bringing to life characters and stories from Perth’s 200 years. Perth'sClassic Theatre Festival ticketholders receive discounts on tour prices. Runs every Friday at 7 pm

Cost: $7.50-$15

For more information, contact:
Matthew Behrens
ac.ertaehtcissalc]ta[ofni
(877) 283-1283

Jun-Aug 22-28

Perth through the Ages presented by the Classic Theatre Festival

Matheson House Museum
11 Gore St. E.
Perth, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Starts: Jun 22nd, 2016 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 28th, 2016 11:00 am

classictheatre.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage NEW STORIES EVERY YEAR! Our theatrical historic walking tour for all ages celebrates Perth’s past as our heritage town celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2016. This year’s “play that moves” will focus on the Indigenous/Settler relationship at the time of the founding of the Perth military settlement. Every Wed. to Sun. at 11am from June 22 to August 28.

Cost: $15-30

For more information, contact:
Matthew Behrens
ac.ertaehtcissalc]ta[ofni
1 (877) 283-1283

Jun-Aug 22-28

Perth through the Ages theatrical historic walking tour

Matheson House Museum
11 Gore Street East
Perth, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Starts: Jun 22nd, 2016 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 28th, 2016 12:00 pm

classictheatre.ca/perth-through-the…

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

A new play will mark the third anniversary of this family favourite, a historic theatrical walking tour with the Festival’s youth theatre training program bringing to life characters and stories from Perth’s 200 years. This year's story focuses on early Indigenous/European settler relations. Runs Wednesdays to Sundays at 11 am. Classic Theatre Festival ticket holders receive discounts on tour prices

Cost: $7.50-$15

For more information, contact:
Matthew Behrens
ac.ertaehtcissalc]ta[ofni
(877) 283-1283

Aug 30

Free Tour of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Haliburton Sculpture Forest
297 College Drive
Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Date: Aug 30th, 2016 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

haliburtonsculptureforest.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage Join us for a free tour of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest to learn about our sculptures, artists, and the history of our Sculpture Forest. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. #ComeWander with us!

Cost: Free

For more information, contact:
Jim Blake
ac.tseroferutlucsnotrubilah]ta[ofni
(705) 457-3555

Sep 02-05

The Perth Fair

Perth Fairgrounds, Arthur + Halton Streets
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Sep 2nd, 2016 11:00 am
Ends: Sep 5th, 2016 7:00 pm

perthfair.com

Festivals & Events Join us for 4 full days of agricultural fun for the whole family, featuring agricultural displays, demos, contests and shows, animals, vendors, food, midway, concerts and more!

Cost: Fees listed on webiste

For more information, contact:
Secretary
moc.riafhtrep]ta[eciffo
(613) 267-4104

Aug-Sep 19-11

An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

Classic Theatre Festival
54 Beckwith St. E.
Perth, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Starts: Aug 19th, 2016 2:00 pm
Ends: Sep 11th, 2016 4:00 pm

classictheatre.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley is a nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect. A new BBC-TV film adaptation is scheduled for 2016. NEW THIS YEAR: Pre-show Talks explain the history, story, background, and social/cultural context of the play and playwright and are included with the price of your ticket. Pre-show Talks are presented at 1:30pm before each matinee, and at 7:30pm before each evening performance (excluding opening night).

Cost: $21-30

For more information, contact:
Matthew Behrens
ac.ertaehtcissalc]ta[ofni
1 (877) 283-1283

Sep 17-18

Bancroft and Area Autumn Studio Tour

Bancroft, ON
North Hastings

Starts: Sep 17th, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Sep 18th, 2016 5:00 pm

bancroftstudiotour.org

Arts, Culture & Heritage Find unique work by over 20 local artists and artisans on our studio tour that has been entertaining for over 20 years. This event is timed perfectly to provide great fall colours while travelling between studios! Meet real Canadian artists on their own turf and see why and how they have chosen Bancroft as the picturesque backdrop for their work and life.
Sep 18

Discover Drummond

Fergusons Falls Hall
1362 Ferguson's Falls Road,
Fergusons Falls, ON, ON

Date: Sep 18th, 2016 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

dnetownship.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage A road tour and social event celebrating the history and pride of former Township of Drummond, visiting historically significant places and having lots of fun along the way.

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Karl Grenke
ac.pihsnwotend]ta[eknergk
(613) 267-6500

Sep 24

Fall Harvest Day

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON

Date: Sep 24th, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage If you are a Fall traveller, stop by and enjoy the beautiful colours of the foliage in the park, stroll the paths and take part in our Fall Harvest Event on Sept 24th from 10 am - 4 pm. Fall in love with Fall at the Petawawa Heritage Village.

Cost: Donation

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

Sep 24-25

Tweed & Area Studio Tour

Tweed, ON
South Hastings

Starts: Sep 24th, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Sep 25th, 2016 5:00 pm

tweedstudiotour.org

Arts, Culture & Heritage A self guided tour of the art & artisan studios of Tweed & its surrounding area. Featured works include: paintings, porcelain pottery, nature photography, custom woodworking, jewelry, textile art, quilting & designs, needle work design, fashion accessories & more. Each stop along the drive is sure to inspire.

Cost: Free Admission

For more information, contact:
Shirley Ivison
moc.liamg]ta[ruotoidutsdeewt
(613) 477-2869

Jun-Oct 25-10

Wanderer Too'r Boat Tours

Bon Echo Provincial Park
16151 Highway 41
Cloyne, ON

Starts: Jun 25th, 2016 10:30 am
Ends: Oct 10th, 2016 4:00 pm

bonechofriends.ca

Join our knowledgeable staff and volunteers on an informational tour of the Mazinaw Lake and Mazinaw Rock. Learn about the history of Bon Echo and all of the awesome ways you can enjoy it. Operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends.

Cost: Adults $10 plus HST, Children $5 plus HST

For more information, contact:
Chris Callan
moc.liamg]ta[snoitarepoteelfebof
(613) 336-0830

May-Oct 21-10

Colin Edwards Art Gallery

Bon Echo Provincial Park
16151 Highway 41
Cloyne, ON
Land O' Lakes

Starts: May 21st, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Oct 10th, 2016 6:00 pm

bonechofriends.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage Located in Greystones Gift and Book Shop, the Art Gallery displays the works of eleven artists. For sale or simply enjoyment.

Cost: Sponsored by the Friends of Bon Echo Park

For more information, contact:
E. Helen Yanch
ac.sdneirfohcenob]ta[senotsyerg
(613) 336-9863

Oct 31

Halloween at the Village

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Oct 31st, 2016 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Halloween and childhood memories come alive in the Village as you check out the ghosts and goblins. Make fun, new Halloween memories as you visit each building, travelling back in time and sharing in our trick or treat. The Leder Haus always has wonderful hot chocolate and sweet treats, or you can enjoy sitting around the campfire at the Trappers Cabin.

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

May-Nov 09-05

Haliburton School of Art + Design workshops and courses

Haliburton School of Art + Design
297 College Drive
Haliburton, Ontario, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: May 9th, 2016 9:00 am
Ends: Nov 5th, 2016 5:00 pm

hsad.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage Over 300 Saturday workshops and weeklong courses in a wide range of art and craft. Beginners to professionals and children to adults – there’s something for everyone. Visit www.hsad.ca and click on the calendar cover to view the program.

Cost: $105.32 - $340.58 Depending on course plus materials

For more information, contact:
Haliburton School of Art + Design
ac.dash]ta[suksa
1 (866) 353-6464

Dec 02

Perth's Festival of Lights

Palace and Basin Parking Lot
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 2nd, 2016 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

perth.ca

Festivals & Events A celebration of the impending Christmas season in Perth, starts at 6pm at the Crystal Palace! We will gather around a bonfire, listen to live music, enjoy refreshments, and watch the spectacle of fireworks at 6:30pm sharp. All of this fun will be followed by the mass lighting of the Community Christmas Trees in the Crystal Palace. Bring the whole family!

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Karen Fox
ac.htrep]ta[xofk
(613) 267-3311

Dec 03

Perth + District Children's Santa Claus Parade of Lights

Through the streets of Perth
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 3rd, 2016 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

perth.ca

Festivals & Events Beginning on Sunset Blvd. at 5pm, the Santa Claus Parade will make its way south through Perth, featuring thousands of lights, music and lots of Christmas spirit. A fun annual family event to get you in the mood for Christmas!

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Sheri Mahon-Fournier
moc.liamtoh]ta[sllesirehs
(613) 264-0123

Dec 11

Christmas in the Village

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 11th, 2016 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Our season comes to an end quickly but we could not wrap things up without Christmas in the Village on December 11th from 2 pm - 7 pm. What would Christmas be without a visit with Santa in the stable and the opportunity to sit with him in his sleigh. Visit the Leder Haus and prepare a gingerbread man to leave out on Christmas eve for Santa; at the Trapper Cabin enjoy roasting marshmallows on a campfire while also enjoying a hot drink. The buildings have all been decorated for Christmas and in the School house a tree adorned with decorations of memories from your past stands tall. Carollers will be singing and the evening high-lighted, of course, with a sleigh ride.

Cost: donation pay the reindeer at the gate

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

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