Folks living in Barrie, Orillia, along Georgian Bay or in the Muskokas (and those visiting)love festivals, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. Throughout
the year, over 100 different festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups.
There's no better way to enjoy yourself than to take in a festival.
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|Billy Bishop Heritage Day:||Early June||Celebrate the life of this World War I flying ace annually in June. Billy Bishop Heritage Museum, 948 3rd Ave. West, (519) 371-0031 Fax: (519) 371-5310|
|Doors Open Owen Sound:||Early June||With pride in its heritage, the City of Owen Sound participates in the Doors Open Ontario program each May. The doors of many of the City's most intriguing natural and cultural heritage sites are open to the public. Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sites have included places of worship, museums, art galleries, the cemetery mausoleum, library, parks, waterfalls, theatre, and historic buildings.|
|Canada Day:||July 1||Celebrate Canada's Birthday at Kelso Beach. A day full of music, fun and activities for the entire family is topped off by spectacular fireworks.|
|Harbour Nights Concert Series:||July & Aug||During the summer months, local bands perform along the waterfront, behind the Visitor Centre on 1st Avenue East. Bring your lawn chairs, series of concerts Sunday Evenings from July 3 to September 4 at 7 p.m. Beside the beautiful Inner Harbour at the Owen Sound Visitor Centre, 1155 1st Avenue West Info: 371-9833 or email [email protected]|
|Summerfolk :||Lste Aug||One of Canada's finest music festivals, Summerfolk annually attracts 12,000 music lovers to the shores of Georgian Bay in August. The Georgian Bay Folk Society 519-371-2995 Fax: 519-371-2973|
|Celtic Festival:||September||The City's Celtic background is showcased each September in a celebration of the area's strong Celtic roots in dance, music, stories and much more. (519) 372-0103 or 1-888-675-5555|
|Festival of Northern Lights:||mid Nov - early January||Over 50,000 twinkling lights and over 350 illuminated Christmas displays sparkle along the banks of the Sydenham River and in downtown Owen Sound nightly 5 pm to 11 pm from mid-November to early January each year. The whole city takes on a festive feeling as the light show continues on the M.S. ChiCheemaun berthed in the harbour, at the popular snow-clad Harrison Park and on the homes of city residents. For a listing of dates and events visit www.FestivalLights.ca or call 519-376-8474.|