- 10:30am – Columbia Guided Hike
- 12pm-3pm – Live Music Featuring: Mossy Rocks
- 1pm-4pm – Face Painting
- 3pm – Groove Dancing
- 4pm-7pm – Live Music Featuring: Disco Superfly
- 9:30pm – Fireworks
Check out Collingwood’s largest spring event for indoor and outdoor décor!
There is much to do: sample wine, experts and demonstrations, mini concerts, shows and more.
Date: May 10-12, 2013
Location: Collingwood Curling Club
The fourth annual Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally, this year the ride is in support of Radio for Radiation.
All riders will meet at Thurst-T’s Cycles (10114 Hwy #26) at 12 p.m. and ride to Wild Wing- Wasaga for 1 p.m.
Entry fee per rider is $25.00 and passenger tickets cost $10.00. Tickets are available at Wild Wing Wasaga Beach and Thurst-T’s Cycles.
Spend the evening with The Dock House Band and enjoy the awards ceremony – Show & Shine, Best Outfit, Largest Group, Rode the Furthest, and Highest Mileage. And the Mild to Wild Leather Fashion show brought to you by Thurst-T’s Cycles.
If you are planning on spending the night, please contact Mary Ann for a list of accommodations. For more information, contact Mary Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-429-8400.
Date: May 11, 12 p.m.
Location: Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Artist Spring Show & Sale
Celebrate 40 years of the original art sale and show.
Date: May 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Wasaga Beach, Wasaga RecPlex 1724 Mosley St.
Contact: 705 429 3147
Kolapore Springs- Feast in the Forest
Hike, eat and drink-is there a better way to kick off spring 2013?
“Grab your hiking shoes and come to Kolapore Springs Fish Hatchery for a magical afternoon! Enjoy delicious and creative dishes created by over 12 top local and Toronto restaurants while strolling through the Kolapore Uplands Forest, just west of Collingwood. Equally delicious libations by local wineries and breweries are matched with the treats. This is topped off with great music by local artists.”VisitGeorgianBay
Date: May 5, 1-4 p.m.
Location: Beaver Valley
Contact Julie Brady for more information and ticket details. 705 606 1278
The Collingwood Music Showcase is Collingwoods second largest music festival. Enjoy four days of over 235 musicians. The event is in honour of raising funds for the Optimist Club of Collingwood. They support music in the schools by buying musical instruments for grade school children. From well seasoned, well know musicians to up and coming artists volunteer their time. Admission is free with donation.
Dates: Thursday April 25, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Friday April 26, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Saturday April 27, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday April 28, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.
Location: Moguls, Simocoe St., downtown Collingwood.
Travelling Ontario, Lodges v.s Hotels
It may come as a surprise that Ontario’s busiest travel season is during the summer months. Sources say that 33 million people visit and travel Ontario, spending approximately $6 billion. When a survey was conducted, 90% of travelers said that they would prefer to travel their home province before exploring outside Ontario. Shockingly, people residing outside of Ontario and even Canada expressed an interest in discovering what Ontario has to offer. These people include residents of New York City, Montreal, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo and Rochester. Whether you are outdoor adrenalin junky or enjoy indoor laid back activities Ontario has it. Activities such as boating, fishing, performances, conservation parks, hiking trails, mountain biking, golfing, historic sites and museums, from the young to the old there is something for everyone.
It has been reported that most visiting Ontario travel between July and September, to spend quality time with friends and family. Those traveling, are looking for a location that offers everything and more for family getaways, romantic weekend for two and summer vacation homes, which is why stats show more and more people prefer private homes/cottages, over hotels followed by RV camping, commercial cabins, B&B, resorts , and lodges, according to Stats Canada. This is good news for The Lodges at Blue Mountain that make it their goal to find that perfect vacation home. Whether you are staying for one night, a weekend, a week or even a month to enjoy all the sights and sounds that the area of Blue Mountain has to offer such as the Elvis festival, Wake stock, the British car show, BBQ festival, Salsa festival, the Jazz festival, the Village beach party, and so on, The Lodges at Blue Mountain will find you that home away from home.
Show attendees can enjoy seminars, garden displays, the chance to win door prizes, and the opportunity to explore many interesting booths.
Date: April 13-14
Location: Beaver Valley Arena
Rocklyn Country Theatre presents “Business as Usual” by Jan Battlo
A two act comedy where you will see how far a family will go to survive when their town becomes a ghost town! This is a great community fundraiser so please come out for a night of fun and laughter.
Date: April 11- 13, 8 p.m. & April 14, 2 p.m.
Location: Rocklyn Hall, Rocklyn
Tickets: $12 Available at The Wool Shop 519-538-4283 and Stuff to Read 519-538-1662 in Meaford or by calling Barb Tulloch 519-538-2369 or Angela Tulloch 519-538-3984.
“Written and performed by Debbie Collins, this nostalgic musical journey is a fast paced revue documenting the life of Judy Garland from age 2 1/2 to the time of her death in 1969. The songs she made famous are wonderfully performed by singer/dancer Collins, with audiences singing along and then tearing up by the time they reach the closing concert scene.”
Date: April 6, 7:30 (One performance only)
Location: The Historic Gayety Theatre
Ticket prices: $35-$85
Info and contact: 705-445-2200 or 1866 382 2200
Easter Long Weekend
Horse and Wagon Rides
Village Scavenger Hunt
Date: March 30-April 1
Location: The Village
Easter Egg Hunt at Rounds Ranch
Hunt for Easter eggs all over the ranch- mazes, tractor train rides, petting baby bunnies, baby chicks.
Date: March 23 &24, March 29&29, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Location: Rounds Ranch, Elmvale
An exciting week on and off the slopes:
Date: March 9-15
Location: Blue Mountain