Ontario’s Highlands abound in creative energy and works. Get a taste for the region’s local artistic flair by experiencing first-hand the myriad of unique visual arts, theatre productions, and arts festivals that are available.
Choose from a wide range of community-based performances put together by the region’s numerous theatre companies and presenters. Plays, musical theatre, and historical works aim to please, educate, and just plain entertain.
|Classic Theatre Festival, Perth – Presenting the classic hits from the Golden Age of Broadway and the London Stage|
|Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling – Presenting the finest in live professional theatre|
|Stone Fence Theatre, Eganville – New and original Ottawa Valley heritage musical fun|
|Highlands Performing Arts, Haliburton County – Great performances next to nature|
|Highlands Summer Festival and Opera Studio, Haliburton – An exceptional line-up of shows that will appeal to all ages|
Meet Elvis, listen to a band play as the sun sets over Bon Echo lake, and meet puppets both big and small. All this is possible when you take part in one of the many fun-filled arts festivals in Ontario’s Highlands.
|Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival, Tweed – Elvis “lives” in Tweed!|
|The Ottawa Valley Music Festival, Renfrew – An annual series of choral music concerts from April to September|
|Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival, Almonte – An annual two-day international festival devoted to the art of puppetry and the creation of fun|
|The Forest Festival, Haliburton – A rich mixture of the performing arts within the incomparable wilderness beauty of Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve|
|Bon Echo Arts Exhibition & Sale, Cloyne – Original Canadian art inspired by Canadian nature, wildlife, and the countryside|
The rolling landscapes, lush forestlands, serene ponds, and the wildlife that live within these natural habitats have greatly inspired the artists of the region. Most towns and cities in Ontario’s Highlands feature art galleries, studio tours, and arts and crafts lessons where you can create your own piece of art.
|Haliburton Sculpture Forest, Haliburton – A unique outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists|
|South of 60 Arts Centre, Barry’s Bay – A variety of art experiences housed in the Barry’s Bay Railway Station|
|Glassblowing, Haliburton Highlands – Warm up to the art in you with an introduction to glassblowing|
|Pembroke Heritage Murals, Pembroke – Celebrate the area’s rich character and heritage through large-scale paintings on our city’s downtown walls|