Just some of the organized events happening in July around Huntsville, Muskoka, Algonquin Park, Kearney, Burk's Falls and the area. Check back often for updates.
Canada Day Celebrations
Visit one of our local towns to celebrate Canada Day fun and friendly small-town style. Enjoy fireworks displays in Huntsville, Burk's Falls, Magnetawan and Kearney. Many towns are holding afternoon events with games and activities.
In Huntsville, join Tony Clement, MP Parry Sound Muskoka and Norm Miller MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka to sing O Canada and enjoy a piece Canada Day Cake, plus a one-hour concert by the Muskoka Concert Band (11am at the Town Dock).
Patriotic Red and White Strawberry Social & Steam-up Day
The Muskoka Museum and Pioneer Village will be hosting a Strawberry Social & Steam-Up Day. Free admission to the Muskoka Museum; admission to the Village is $10 and includes Friends of Muskoka Pioneer Village Strawberry Shortcake, free Canada flags and entertainment. The steam train will run at 12 noon, 1, 2, and 3 pm (cost will be $5). Located in Huntsville.
July 1 from 10am - 4pm
HBC Run For Canada - Algonquin Park
10K Run, 3K Walk and 1K Kids Run to support Canadian athletes. Runs take place in 15 communities across Canada, but can there be a more beautiful place to participate than in Algonquin Park? Mew Lake Campground serves as the staging area for the Start/Finish line, as well as the food tents, entertainment and more.
Participants will receive a free pass into Algonquin Park with their registration.
Fire Department Fundraiser
The Perry Township Fire Department is holding a big 2-day yard sale to raise funds for equipment and community support. Join Jim and the rest of the volunteer fire fighters at the Emsdale fairgrounds and take home some great treasures.
July 5 & 6
The Art of Summer Show & Sale
The Huntsville Art Crowd is having their summer show and sale featuring local artists and artisans. There will be paintings, photography, metalwork, jewellery, and artist demonstrations. Located outside Robinson's Independent Grocers at Hwy 60 & Hwy 11, Huntsville.
July 5 & 6 from 10am - 4pm
The Edge of the Woods Theatre Festival
Eclectic festival featuring clowns, stilts, puppets and different forms of street performance, plus short alternative theatrical performances created by both professional artists and community members.
Participate in various activities such as stilt workshops and face painting. This festival is a pay-what-you-can event accessible to all. Located at downtown Huntsville’s beautiful riverfront.
July 12 & 13
Olde Fashioned Box Social
The North Muskoka Pioneer Parish Olde Fashioned Box Social featuring gospel music, games, talent show, Box Lunch auction, and fiddle and pie contests. Admission is $2.00. Located at the Huntsville Fairgrounds.
July 12 at 11am
Tunes @ Tall Trees
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of Spencer's Tall Trees gardens while listening to local musician Tobin Spring. Enjoy a selection of juices, cheeses, fruit and pastries from the Tall Trees kitchen, and find out why it's the perfect way to enjoy a summer afternoon. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information or to order tickets call 705-789-4975. Located at Spenser's Tall Trees in Huntsville.
July 13 at 2pm
Sprucedale Horticultural Society Garden Tour
Annual Open Garden Tour showcasing 9 different gardens around the Sprucedale/Emsdale region. Every garden has something special and different to show. Maps will be available at the inn.
July 13th from 9am to 4pm
Poetry Workshop & Café
An afternoon workshop with celebrated poet/author Martin Avery. Followed by an evening of sharing the day's creations plus an open mic opportunity for area poets and guests. All are welcome, but workshop space is limited. To register for the workshop email firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in Huntsville.
Workshop at Suzuki Strings Studio from 2 - 4pm
Open mic at The Hideaway Pub from 7 - 9pm
Concerts in the Park
Toonie for some Tunes at the Huntsville Town Dock Park. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy a variety of musical performances outdoors. We ask those in the audience to contribute a "toonie" for the tunes. All monies go to the performer.
July 16 thru 20 starting at 7pm
Creative Changes Art Show & Sale
Showcasing talented local artists. Friday evening Wine and Cheese Reception is $5. Free admission the rest of the weekend. Everyone welcome. Located at the Community Centre in Kearney.
July 18 thru 20
Les Stroud at the Algonquin Theatre
Best known as TV's 'Survivorman', Les Stroud is also a talented musician and local resident. Les presents a multi media evening featuring his film-work and music as well as highlights from his highly acclaimed documentary series.
During this 'one of a kind' evening, Stroud is backed by a seven piece band of top notch musicians, and joined by special guest singer songwriter Peirson Ross.
At Huntsville's Algonquin Theatre. Tickets $35.00.
July 19 at 8pm
Huntsville Horticultural Society Garden Tour
Visit some lovely gardens of the area on this self-guided tour. Maps are available at Sandhill Nursery and Treasure's and Trophies in Huntsville for $5 and include a $10 voucher for Sandhill Nursery.
July 19 from 9am - 4pm
Annual Antique Show
Dealers from all across Ontario return to Huntsville Place Mall for the annual antique show and sale.
July 23 thru 27
Muskoka Heritage Place 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Muskoka Museum opened in Huntsville on Saturday, July 26, 1958. Join Huntsville mayor and invited dignities as we celebrate Muskoka Heritage Place's 50th Anniversary. There will be a Golden Jubilee High Tea (while supplies last) plus displays on the birds and bees, the flowers and trees, Northern Owls, Kids for Turtles, and a Butterfly Release. Muskoka Roastery Coffee and Savour Muskoka partner for a picnic in perfect taste, on the Village Green. The gate opens at 10am and the party begins at 11am. Admission is free courtesy of Huntsville Rotary Club.
At Muskoka Heritage Place, 88 Brunel Rd., Huntsville.
July 26 beginning at 10am
Third annual Daylily Festival at Fern Glen Garden Centre just down the road from the inn. Row upon row of lilies for you to admire, and even to take home. Live entertainment by the Northern Lights Steel Band Orchestra; charity bbq fundraiser; local artists' work on display.
July 26 & 27
Come for an enjoyable stroll along Hunters Bay in Huntsville and enjoy an eclectic mix of artistic experiences in natural and man-made settings. For more information call 1-800-663-ARTS (2787) or 705-788-2787.
July 27 from 12 - 3pm
Huntsville Jazz Festival
The Huntsville Jazz Festival is back again this year, bigger and better than ever. Five great evening concerts in Huntsville’s intimate Algonquin Theatre and jazz offerings throughout the community, during the day.
July 30 - Aug 3
Tuesday Night Bike Ride
Bring your wheels and meet in the parking lot behind the Algonquin Outfitters store att 86 Main St. E, Huntsville. Be prepared for a night of trail riding around Huntsville. New to the area? What better way to find places to ride and people who enjoy riding! For more information call Andy or Bob in the Bike Shop, at 705-789-0262
$15 per person. Algonquin Outfitters on Main St. will provide all the gear for an evening outing on the Muskoka River. Meet at the store before 6pm to register; guided paddle starts before 7pm and goes for about two hours, possibly all the way to Lake Vernon and back. For more information call Randy at 705-789-0262 ext. 36.
Huntsville Farmers Market
Thursdays, 9am - 2pm, Canadian Tire parking lot
Fridays, 9am - 2pm, beside Robinson's Independent
Muskoka Cruise-in Nights
Antique cars, classics, hot rods and special interest automobiles on display. Door prizes and draws with proceeds going to local charities.
At the Canadian Tire parking lot in Huntsville.
Huntsville Festival of the Arts
The festival is a year-round celebration of the performing arts. The July line-up of performers boasts some big names and offers something for everyone. Jim Cuddy, Hawksley Workman, Jully Black, Sophie Milman, Downchild Blues Band, Michelle Wright, John McDermott, Barra MacNeils, Hannafor Street Silver Band are some of the performers to grace the stage of the Algonquin Theatre. Check out the July Festival of the Arts calender for details.