Wednesday, June 19

Summer Events in Muskoka and Almaguin

There are numerous organized events in Muskoka and Almaguin in the summer months. Festivals, art gallery tours, competitive sports, live theatre, community fairs, wildlife education... and the list goes on. Find something that tickles your fancy and come on out for a great summer getaway.

This list features some of the highlights around Huntsville, north Muskoka, Algonquin Park and the south end of the Almaguin Highlands. Check back often as we'll add events as we hear about them. Got an event going on? Let us know so we can add it, too.

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Muskoka 5150 & Sprint Triathlon Weekend
Beautiful scenery, challenging terrain, and cheering crowds make this an event that should not be missed either as a participant, a volunteer, or a spectator. The races are based around the Canada Summit Centre, providing athletes and spectators a safe and beautiful environment in which to participate. Visit TriMuskoka for details.
June 22 & 23

Burk's Falls Buck'n Rodeo
Burk's Falls Fairgrounds
Get your yeehaw on with a rodeo weekend featuring: rodeo events, live musical entertainment, dancing, horseshoe tournament, horse pulls, kids play zone and more. Visit Burk's Falls Buck'n Rodeo for details.
June 28, 29 & 30

Algonquin Basecamp Grand Opening
Our friends at Algonquin Basecamp Outfitters (formerly Trailside Adventures) are celebrating their new name and new location -- inside the Almaguin Highlands Info Centre on Fern Glen Road -- with a weekend-long event. Saturday highlights include new gear sales (including locally-crafted Badger Paddles), Nova Craft canoe sale (both new and seconds), all-day giveaways plus free cake and coffee. Sunday features a gear exchange and consignment sale, used canoe/kayak sale, and a draw to win a weekend canoe rental. Visit Algonquin Basecamp for details.
June 28 & 29

Canada Day Long Weekend
Fern Glen Inn
Kick off the summer with a weekend getaway immersed in the iconic Canadian landscape of forests, rocks and fresh water. Whether you're looking for adventure or a relaxing escape, we've got you covered. Check out our Great Canadian Summer Getaway packages or our Canada Day Weekend package for exploring Algonquin Park and the area; or you can just unwind here at the inn for a little R&R. Visit the Fern Glen Inn website for more info or Book Online.
June 28 - July 1

Doors Open Huntsville
Go behind the scenes of some of beautiful heritage properties as part of Doors Open Ontario. Explore the community on a historic walking tour and enjoy fantastic dining and shopping throughout the weekend. Visit Doors Open Ontario - Huntsville for details.
June 29 & 30

125th Anniversary of Township of Perry
Emsdale and Novar
Our little town turns 125 years old! Come celebrate with a family bbq, historical walking tours, tree planting, rolling car show, museum tour, displays, live music and more. Visit Township of Perry for details.
June 29

West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson
Outdoor Theatre, Algonquin Park
This award-winning 2011 documentary presents the most up-to-date commentary on Canada’s best-known artist — the man whose name is synonymous with the rugged Algonquin landscape. Also featured are startling revelations about incidents that followed Thomson’s mysterious 1917 death at Canoe Lake.
June 30, 9 - 10:30pm

Strawberry Social and Steam-up Day
Muskoka Heritage Place, Huntsville
Costumed narrators, historical demonstrations, strolling minstrels and the Portage Flyer train gets all "steamed up" for the season. Free admission to The Muskoka Museum. Regular admission prices for the Pioneer Village and Train. Includes Strawberry Scones while supplies last. Visit Muskoka Heritage Place for details.
July 1, 10am - 4pm

Creative Changes Art Show and Sale
Kearney Community Centre
Show and sale featuring paintings, pottery, woodcarving, jewelry and more from a variety of artists and artisans. $5 admission for Friday evening wine & cheese reception; free admission for Saturday and Sunday show and sale. Contact the Kearney town office for details. 
July 5, 6 & 7

Amy Sky
Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville
Multi-talented Juno Award winner returns to the stage for another evening of memorable and moving music. Visit Huntville Festival of the Arts for tickets and info.
July 6, 8pm

Madison Violet
Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville
If the Indigo Girls and Lucinda Williams had a love child it would be award winning Madison Violet. Combining brilliant lyrics with tight harmonies this duo wrap you up and take you for a joyous 'roots musical' ride. Visit Huntville Festival of the Arts for tickets and info.
July 11, 8pm

Muskoka Novel Marathon
Writers and those aspiring can buckle down for a 72-hour writing marathon. Now in its 12th year, the Muskoka Novel Marathon has raised almost $50,000 to help fund Huntsville’s adult literacy over its history, and launched several authors on literary careers. Visit Muskoka Novel Marathon for details.
July 12-15

The Limberlost Challenge
Limberlost Reserve, east of Huntsville
This endurance event is a trail runners dream with challenging terrain alongside lakes, through wetland, up and over steep inclines, and through the occasional creek or mud hole. Includes a well marked course, post-race meal, chip timing and points-qualifying distances. Four race distances to choose from: 14k, 28k, 42k, and 56k. See The Limberlost Challenge for details.
July 13, first race starts at 8am

Discover Trout Fishing in Algonquin Park
East Beach Picnic Pavilion, Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park is home to one of the world's best trout fisheries. Many anglers familiar with warm water fisheries to the south find Algonquin's Brook Trout and Lake Trout a mystery and often find themselves in a frustrating fishing situation. Join retired senior fisheries specialist, and owner of Dragonfly Guiding, Greg Betteridge to discover the ecology, behaviour, and techniques necessary to increase your chances of catching Algonquin's two famous trout species. Visit Algonquin Park for details.
July 13, 3 - 8:30pm

Nuit Blanche North
Downtown Huntsville
Artists take over the streets of downtown Huntsville for a free fun-filled evening of interactive art and performances. From giant mosquitos, floating scarecrows, an explosive fire show, and the Midnight ‘No Man’s Land’ Cabaret show as well as a whole host of other performances and activities, there's something for everyone. Visit Nuit Blanche North for details.
July 13, 8pm - 2am

Midnight Madness
Downtown Huntsville
Huntsville’s quaint Main Street is closed to cars for an evening street festival with family fun, live music, great food and shopkeeper specials. Visit Downtown Huntsville for details.
July 19

Jazz in the Garden
Spencer's Tall Trees Restaurant, Huntsville
Bring your lawn chair and sit amongst the beautiful gardens at Spencer’s Tall Trees Restaurant and listen while smooth jazz fills the air. Visit Huntsville Festival of the Arts for details.
July 21, 1-3pm

Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville
Featuring mesmerizing guitar work and smoldering vocal chemistry this husband and wife duo exploded on the folk/roots/rock scene. Accomplished artists in their own right, the synergy created by their musical union has created a new legion of followers. Visit Huntsville Festival of the Arts for tickets and more info.
July 24, 8pm

en Plein Air
Downtown Huntsville
Cheer on renowned local artists and area dignitaries as they create masterpieces of art on the streets of downtown Huntsville over the space of four short hours. After watching your favourite work of art being created, you'll have the chance to take it home with you at the live auction at 3pm on the Town Hall steps. Visit Huntsville Festival of the Arts for details.
July 25

Loggers Day
Logging Museum, Algonquin Park
Head to the park for this entertaining and educational day when the Algonquin Logging Museum comes to life, brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park, the Algonquin Forestry Authority and Ontario Parks. Take in the demonstrations around the Logging Museum trail and try the old-timer loggers' lunch served in the sawlog cookery from noon till 2pm (or while quantities last). Visit Algonquin Park for details.
July 27, 10am - 3pm

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