Monday, July 28

August Happenings

Some of the events happening in Huntsville, Kearney, Burk's Falls, Emsdale and the area. Check back for additions and updates as the month unfolds.
Kearney Regatta
Our neighbouring town of Kearney is known for its annual long-weekend regatta and festivities. Street dance, beer garden, parade, water sports, slow pitch baseball, children's activities, Northern Lights Steel Band Orchestra, topped off with a grand fireworks display at dusk on Sunday night.
August 1 - 3

Backcountry Gear Exchange Grand Opening Sale
This new outfitter right in our little town of Emsdale is celebrating the long weekend with a grand opening sale. They buy/sell/trade/consign pre-enjoyed outdoor gear, equipment and clothing. They also rent canoes, kayaks and camping gear.
August 2 - 4

Jazz in Tall Tree's Garden
Enjoy tea or juice along with a delicious selection of pastries, cheese and fruit - while listening to smooth jazz sounds. Bring a lawn chair and sit among the beautiful gardens on the Spencer's Tall Trees property on Main Street in Huntsville. Tickets are $15. To order tickets visit
August 3 from 2pm - 4pm

Huntsville Place Summer Sidewalk Sale
Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale at the Huntsville Place Mall. Tons of summer goods on sale as merchants get ready to stock for fall and winter.
August 6 - 9

Concerts in the Park - Muskoka Concert Band
Toonie for some Tunes at the Huntsville Town Dock Park. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy a variety of musical performances outdoors. Those in the audience are asked to contribute a "toonie" for the tunes. All monies go to the performer.
July 16 - August 20 at 7pm

Huntsville Dragonboat Festival
The Annual Bell Huntsville Dragonboat Festival will be at Avery Beach in Huntsville. Opening ceremony, a flotilla parade and entertainment will be on the evening of August 8, followed by a full day of Dragon Boat Races on August 9. Parking at Rock Ridge Recreation Park, with a shuttle service to Avery Beach.
August 8 & 9

Perseids Meteor Shower
Shooting stars by the hundreds! The Perseids meteor shower starts in mid-July and lasts until late-August, but the peak occurs this year on August 12. Count the stars and make your wishes under our dark sky. Guests at Fern Glen Inn can stay up late to stargaze on August 11 or 12, then sleep in for a late breakfast.
August 12 peak
Downtown Huntsville Summer Sidewalk Adventure
The Downtown Huntsville BIA presents the Summer Sidewalk Adventure. Inflatables for kids, entertainment by the Northern Steel Band Orchestra, and the shops will be bursting out with sales. Along Main Street all the way to the Swing Bridge.
August 16

Artists of the Limberlost is a collective of artists and craftspeople with studios along the Limberlost Road, off Hwy 60, east of Huntsville. At this, their second annual Open Studio Weekend, the public is invited to see artwork and fine craft; and to experience the working environments and to learn about the creative processes involved in each medium. The free tour features 8 studios and also the work of 14 guest artists from Muskoka and beyond. The work is for sale, so you'll have the opportunity to take home a 'piece of the Limberlost' for yourself.
August 16 & 17 from 10am - 6pm

Hawksley Workman live at Burk's Falls
Local boy turned Juno award-winning musician Hawksley Workman is performing live for three shows at the Burk's Falls Town Theatre. This is a small, intimate venue and sure to be a great show for fans of his music. Tickets are $25. Ask me about picking some up for you from the town office.
August 21, 22 & 23
Emsdale Fall Fair
This is a great day of fun for the whole family. There will be farm animals, chainsaw carving, drag saw display, old farm equipment, parade, baby show, live music, horse pulls, kids pet show and more. Gates open at 8am. The cost of admission is $3, children 12 & under are free.
August 23

Ongoing Events:

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

Kayak Wednesdays
$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
Wednesday evenings
Saturday evenings

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.

Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery
Stroll through Huntsville's downtown district and enjoy over 20 outdoor mural replicas honouring the works of the Group of Seven. Free maps to the mural locations are available at the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and here at the inn.

Quote for a summer day:
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
-John Lubbock

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