Ongoing Events

Perth through the Ages
Starts: Jun 25th, 2014 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 31st, 2014 11:00 am
Classic Theatre Festival
Starts: Jul 11th, 2014 8:00 pm
Ends: Aug 31st, 2014 2:00 pm
Nature Discovery Tours
Starts: Jun 28th, 2014 9:00 am
Ends: Sep 25th, 2014 2:00 pm
Haliburton County Farmers' Market - Carnarvon
Starts: Jun 20th, 2014 1:00 pm
Ends: Oct 10th, 2014 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Aug 02-03

Tour De Forest Summer Artisans Tour

8 studios as listed on the tour map
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: Aug 2nd, 2014 10:00 am
Ends: Aug 3rd, 2014 5:00 pm

haliburtontourdeforest.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage

A compact tour 8 studios/20 artists displaying a dazzling array of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewelry, painting, woodworking, fabric arts, quilting, photo art & more. Enjoy the hospitality/services of our Sponsors & receive a TDF Appreciation Card which entitles you to 10% discount on any purchase made at one of the studios during the tour . (Visit our website to see a list of sponsors).

Cost: n/a

For more information, contact:
Pat Hemphill
moc.liamg]ta[1tserofedruot
(705) 457-8896

Jul-Aug 31-03

Tweed Stampede


Starts: Jul 31st, 2014 12:00 pm
Ends: Aug 3rd, 2014 11:00 pm

tweedstampede.com

Festivals & Events

The TS&J has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the Area with Animals & Agriculture, Family Entertainment, Live Music, Food & Shopping! Trudeau's Park in Tweed, Ontario is excited to announce that The RAM Rodeo Tour will makes it's return this coming August Long Weekend. This year's Tweed Stampede and Jamboree is sure to deliver all of the excitement, action and music it has become known for. Saddle Up and get ready for two great RAM Rodeo Tour performances on Saturday and Sunday afternoon that feature all of the great events that make up a Rodeo Event. Featuring the World's Toughest Event..... Bull Riding! The action in the arena will be Wild and Western. Also, don't miss the exciting Horse Pulls, Classic Car Show, and new this year will be a full Carnival and an Arm-wrestling Competition sanctioned by Ontario Armwrestling Assoc.

The Stampede is currently announcing a full line up of musical acts for it's concert series which features Canada's Best Tributes to Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Blue Rodeo, and More! Plus Brandon Scott's Cold Creek County, 19 year old music sensation Dallas Daisy, and Naomi Bristow to name a few. Keep checking www.tweedstampede.com as more feature acts are announced leading up to the big event on the August Long Weekend.

As always the Stampede never stands on it's laurels and 2014 will be no different with the introduction of many new event features. The Stampede welcomes the explosive action of tiny horses that know only one speed - turbo!! It's the mini chuckwagon races in the main arena. This event is sure to be a new crowd favorite for years to come.

In 2014 kids of all ages can come on out for the Crown Amusements Carnival. That's right! This year we are taking things up a notch introducing a Carnival to our Rodeo! The Kids Zone isn't just for the "Kids" anymore but for the Kid in Everyone! Enjoy some Cotton Candy, Carnival Games and take a ride on the Merry-go -round! We want to be more than just a Rodeo we want this to be your New Family Tradition! It is this dedication to providing new features and events that has The Tweed Stampede & Jamboree not just another rodeo.

Cost: $25 admission

Jul-Aug 31-04

Rockhound Gemboree


Starts: Jul 31st, 2014 9:00 pm
Ends: Aug 4th, 2014 9:00 pm

rockhoundgemboree.ca

Festivals & Events

Canada's  largest gem and mineral show is fun for all ages. There are exhibits of rocks, crystals, gems and fossils. Shop for one-of-a-kind jewellery and art pieces or find that perfect addition to your own collection! The event brings together over 100 dealers of fine mineral specimens, gemstone jewellery, and lapidary supplies.

Workshops and Activities include jewellery making, gold panning, rock climbing, Kids' Zone, geologist accompanied field trips, expert mineral identification and more!

Aug 09

Settler Festival

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa ON, ON

Date: Aug 9th, 2014 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

The First European Settlers meet the local Aboriginal people Early settlement, aboriginal singing, dancing and much more; Lots of hands on experiences for the children; Cost: $8.00 adults $6.00 students

Cost: Adults $8.00 Students $6.00 5yrs & under FREE

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

Aug 09-10

Perth Garlic Festival


Starts: Aug 9th, 2014 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 10th, 2014 4:30 pm

perthgarlicfestival.com

Festivals & Events

This unique festival features over 70 garlic artisans and food vendors on the grounds and in Commercial Building at the Perth Fairgrounds.

All day Saturday and Sunday.

Cost: $5 per adult (children under 12 free)

Aug 08-10

Puppets Up!


Starts: Aug 8th, 2014 10:00 am
Ends: Aug 10th, 2014 5:00 pm

puppetsup.ca

Festivals & Events

Puppets Up! is a great day or weekend out for anyone who loves the opportunity to take in original theatre, enjoy the delights offered by a beautiful and historic town like Almonte, and the pleasures of an outdoor festival experience.

Providing great entertainment for families with children of all ages, many of the festival’s shows and street entertainers are designed for the very young, while others will keep older kids and adults fully engaged.

Nearly all of our activities happen within the downtown core of Almonte, along Mill Street. All the venues are located within an easy stroll of each other, and there are plenty of shady areas to sit and places for kids to run in the grass. Refreshment and food vendors are located right on the street, and many of our downtown restaurants offer full meals, snacks and take-out options.

The Festival also offers a small market bazaar, where you can take a piece of Puppets Up! home with you, such as a puppet or other fun toy.

Aug 12-17

Haliburton Forest Festival


Starts: Aug 12th, 2014 8:00 pm
Ends: Aug 17th, 2014 10:00 pm

theforestfestival.com

Festivals & Events

The Forest Festival takes place each August in Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. The Reserve's 80,000 acres are home to many activities, from the world's longest forest Canopy Walk to Canada's only freshwater tour submarine and renowned Wolf Centre. Canada's first FSC certified forest, Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve is committed to sustainable and integrated resource management.

Cost: $10-62

Aug 22-23

Discover L&A County MEGA Geocaching Event


Land O' Lakes

Starts: Aug 22nd, 2014 6:30 pm
Ends: Aug 23rd, 2014 5:30 pm

LandAGeocaching.com

Festivals & Events

The 2014 Discover L&A County MEGA Geocaching Event promises to be bigger and better than ever! An opening night party, night caching, and new power trails are just some of the fun things you can expect during your geocaching weekend in L&A County! Top it all off with amazing live entertainment at Lennox & Addington County’s 150th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday night after the geocaching event! You won’t want to miss it! For more information visit www.LandAGeocaching.com or call 613-354-4883 !

Cost: Free

For more information, contact:
Rob Plumley
ac.no.notgnidda-xonnel]ta[yelmulpr
(613) 354-4883

Aug 23

L&A County 150th Anniversary Celebration


Land O' Lakes

Date: Aug 23rd, 2014 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

County150.ca

Festivals & Events

An event like this only happens once every 150 years! Grab your lawn chairs and head to the grounds of County Court House in Napanee to celebrate Lennox and Addington County’s 150th Anniversary on Saturday August 23rd beginning at 6:30 pm! This FREE evening of entertainment is headlined by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Masters of the Fiddle! The event also features Circus Orange, and local stars The Kim Pollard Band, David Archibald, Dallas Daisy and Sam & Emma McNichols. The fun starts at 6:30 pm! Visit www.County150.ca for more information.

Cost: Free

For more information, contact:
Rob Plumley
ac.no.notgnidda-xonnel]ta[yelmulpr
(613) 354-4883

Aug 22-23

Kitchissippi Music Festival

Wilderness Tours
503 Rafting Rd
Foresters Falls, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Aug 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm
Ends: Aug 23rd, 2014 11:30 pm

Kitchissippifest.com

Festivals & Events

Rock music festival at Wilderness Tours. Featuring Classified, Arkells, The Sheepdogs and many more.

Cost: Starting at $29.99 p/p

Aug 22-24

Tweed Elvis Festival


Starts: Aug 22nd, 2014 12:00 pm
Ends: Aug 24th, 2014 6:00 pm

tweedelvisfestival.ca

Festivals & Events

Elvis is in the building! There are plenty of sideburns, curvy lips and bedazzled jumpsuits to be had at this annual event that sees top Elvis tribute artists compete for a chance to attend the Ultimate Elvis Competition in Memphis.

Aug 25-29

2014 Canadian Whitewater Canoe & Kayak Championships

Madawaska Kanu Centre
247 River Rd
Barry's Bay, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Aug 25th, 2014 9:00 am
Ends: Aug 29th, 2014 9:00 pm

Agenda:

Monday & Tuesday 25/26 – official training

Wednesday, August 27th 
10am Downriver Nationals
4pm   Awards

Thursday, August 28th
9am Junior Slalom Nationals
4pm Awards

Friday, August 29th
9am Senior Slalom Nationals
Awards

For more information, contact:
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Jun-Aug 25-31

Perth through the Ages

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

Starts: Jun 25th, 2014 11:00 am
Ends: Aug 31st, 2014 11:00 am

classictheatre.ca/perth-through-th…

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Walking the streets of Heritage Perth is almost akin to touring the backlot of a motion picture studio: beautiful heritage facades literally whisper of a history peopled with remarkable characters and compelling stories. From every Wednesday to Sunday, Perth comes to life with a guided theatrical walking tour that introduces you to fascinating, entertaining stories.

Cost: $10-$12 per person

For more information, contact:
Matthew Behrens
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(877) 283-1283

Jul-Aug 11-31

Classic Theatre Festival

Classic Theatre Festival
54 Beckwith Street East
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Jul 11th, 2014 8:00 pm
Ends: Aug 31st, 2014 2:00 pm

classictheatre.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage

The Classic Theatre Festival's 5th anniversary season in beautiful Heritage Perth presents Neil Simon's hilarious comedy, "Come Blow Your Horn" from July 11 to Aug. 3, followed by the classic mystery thriller, "Dial M for Murder" by Frederick Knott, running Aug. 8-31.

Cost: $30.00 per person

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

Sep 04-07

Highlands East Plein Air Arts Festival

Highlands East
Municipal Office, County Rd. 648
Wilberforce, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: Sep 4th, 2014 12:00 pm
Ends: Sep 7th, 2014 4:00 pm

highlandseastpleinair.wordpress.com…

Arts, Culture & Heritage

For Artists: Participate in our local plein air arts festival. Your work will be hung in a professional exhibition with a possible chance to win a cash prize and have the work become the image of next year's festival. A free dinner with refreshments is provided on Saturday night. For the public: join us for our Plein Air Arts Exhibition on Sept. 7th 12-4pm.

Cost: $100 per artist

For more information, contact:
Gary Blundell, Event Coordinator
moc.oohay]ta[56civdnayrag
(705) 448-2981

Sep 20-21

Bancroft and area autumn Studio Tour

Bancroft and area
North Hastings

Starts: Sep 20th, 2014 10:00 am
Ends: Sep 21st, 2014 10:00 am

bancroftstudiotour.org

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Drive the route and visit the artists at their studios in north Hastings. Pick up a descriptive brochure at many local businesses, art gallery of Bancroft or Chamber of Commerce September 20, 21 and 27,28

Cost: Free

Sep 20-21

Bancroft and Area Autumn Studio Tour

Various local studios
North Hastings

Starts: Sep 20th, 2014 10:00 pm
Ends: Sep 21st, 2014 5:00 pm

bancroftstudiotour.org

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Come visit the twenty artist’s home studios for our Fall Studio Tour the last two weekends of September. Brochures for self-guided tour are available free of charge at many local businesses, the Art Gallery of Bancroft & the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce. www.bancroftstudiotour.org

Cost: Free

Jun-Sep 28-25

Nature Discovery Tours

Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce
8 Hastings Heritage Way, P.O. Box 539, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
Bancroft, ON
North Hastings

Starts: Jun 28th, 2014 9:00 am
Ends: Sep 25th, 2014 2:00 pm

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Recreational Geology Arts, Culture & Heritage

Guided interpretive tours are hosted by the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Bancroft & Area Stewardship Council and the following local clubs: North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery “Local Fish for Local Lakes” Take a guided tour of the North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery, a state-of-the-art, fish culture facility that is raising a genetically unique strain of lake trout, as well as brook trout, for stocking into local lakes. Learn about the life cycle of a fish, the various stages of the fish rearing process, and what you can do to help enhance local fisheries. Freymond Lumber “Woodlot Wonders" Freymond Lumber Ltd. has been part of the local community since 1946 and we are committed to sustainable forest management and the long term economic health of our area. Take a guided tour of the log yard, sawmill and chipping facility. You will see logs from the local forest manufactured into lumber, wood chips, sawdust and bark. Bancroft Field Naturalist Club “Our Natural World” Join a member of the Bancroft Field Naturalist Club for a presentation and viewing of this endangered bird species who nest by the hundreds in select, protected chimneys. There are only present in the area at select periods during the year. Bancroft & Area Stewardship Council “Elk in North Hastings” Since 2000, the North Hastings area has been home to a growing population of the majestic elk.


The tour includes a presentation on the successful local restoration program, the current status of elk management, and a guided tour through elk country to view typical elk habitat (NOTE: There is great potential for sightings, but no guarantees as these are wild animals.)


Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce "Gems and Minerals" Led by a Geologist who will explain the best method of collection for the specific site, help to identify the minerals found and provide information on the geology of the area, as well as make participants aware of interesting natural features, native animals and invasive or indigenous plants.


Go to http://www.bancroftdistrict.com/userfiles/file/2014MineralCollectingTours.pdf for dates and more information.

Cost: $10.00 Age 17+, $6.00 Age 16 and Under and Seniors 65+, $25.00 Families (up to 5 people), Note: Mineral Collecting Tours have a different admission fees and assitional fees are required for specific sites (clearly marked on website).$15.00 Ages 17+/ $10.00 Ages 16 and under/ $40.00 Families.

For more information, contact:
Visitor Information Center
moc.tcirtsidtforcnab]ta[tisiv
(613) 332-1513

Sep 27

Welcome To Petawawa (Rural Ramble)

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre RD
Petawawa, ON, ON

Date: Sep 27th, 2014 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Join us for a "Welcome to Petawawa" celebration as part of your Rural Ramble trip! Taking place in the market garden, there will be a bake sale, face painting,ballons and much more.  See our web site: www.petawawaheritagevillage.com.

Cost: Donation

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

Sep 27-28

Bancroft & Area Autumn Studio Tour

Bancroft and area
North Hastings

Starts: Sep 27th, 2014 10:00 am
Ends: Sep 28th, 2014 10:00 am

bancroftstudiotour.org

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Drive the route to visit the artists in their studios Pick up a descriptive brochure at many local businesses, art gallery of Bancroft or the Chamber of Commerce.

Cost: Free

Sep 26-28

Culture Days 2014


Starts: Sep 26th, 2014 9:00 am
Ends: Sep 28th, 2014 9:00 pm

on.culturedays.ca/en

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Culture Days invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture in every community across the country. The event will feature FREE, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.


 

Cost: Free

Jun-Oct 20-10

Haliburton County Farmers' Market - Carnarvon

Rhubarb Restaurant in Carnarvon - Junction Hwy 35/118
Hwys 35 & 118Carnarvon, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: Jun 20th, 2014 1:00 pm
Ends: Oct 10th, 2014 5:00 pm

haliburtoncountyfarmersmarket.wordp…

Festivals & Events

The Market is a destination not to be missed. Open every Friday, June 20th to October 10/14 from 1 to 5 pm. Vendors are local farm producers, bakers, food producers and artisans. We have seasonal vegetables, berries, melons, locally-raised beef and lamb, mushrooms, honey, maple syrup, plant starts, flowers, home-made breads and other baked goods, preserves, meat pies, cheeses, East Indian foods and sauces are also available. Talented artisans showcase products made locally. The market also provides space for local not-for-profit organizations to fund-raise or offer information. Watch for our special events which often include musicians, activities for kids and educational demonstrations. See you at the Market this summer.

Cost: No cost

For more information, contact:
Gailon Valleau
moc.liamg]ta[amfchelbidercni
(705) 457-0991

Nov 01

Halloween at Petawawa Heritage Village

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON, ON

Date: Nov 1st, 2014 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Bring pumpkins, costumes! Free event for the whole family! We are also looking for young people or families who wish to take part. Hot drinks for the children at the Leder Haus.

Cost: FREE

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

Mar-Apr 30-01

SEC 2015: It's Game On!

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Starts: Mar 30th, 2015 9:00 pm
Ends: Apr 1st, 2015 9:00 pm

canadiansporttourism.com

Canada’s largest annual gathering of sport, tourism professionals and event management firms, Sport Events Congress attracts over 300 delegates each year. Held in the month of April, Sport Events Congress’ flagship element is the popular Sport Events Exchange, a business-to-business events marketplace where events rights holders have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with municipal representatives interested in hosting events in their communities.