Verner hosts the International Plowing Match in September.
Festival of the Arts
July 3 – Aug. 18
The Huntsville Festival is an eclectic mix of performing arts presentations featuring local, national and international artists. Enjoy outdoor events and activities for all ages throughout the community.
Festival of the Sound
July 19 – Aug. 10
The festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Ticket prices are very reasonable for top musical performers such as The Gryphon Trio, James Campbell, the National Youth Orchestra, and actor RH Thomson narrating The Carnival of the Animals. Most events take place at the Stockley Centre for the Performing Arts.
Go North Music Festival
St. Joseph Island
Head west for a fun music festival featuring an incredible group of artists including Juno award-winning blues/country singer Crystal Shawanda, alt-rock outfit Birds of Bellwoods, rock band Sun K, folk-rock powerhouse Skye Wallace, singer/songwriter Sarah Smith, indie rock band Another Crush, indie pop-rock group Jesse Merineau, and Celtic punk rock group Dustin Jones and The Rising Tide. Online tickets are available. (www.facebook.com/GoNorthMusicFestival/)
July 26- 28
Lonestar, Honeymoon Suite, and Platinum Blonde headline Mattawa Voyaguer Days at Explorer’s Point , 401 Pine St. (voyageurdays.com/contactus.htm)
River & Sky
July 18 – 21
River & Sky Arts in the Woods takes place on the banks of the Sturgeon River. For more information, contact Peter Zwarich, director ([email protected] or 705.662.8634).
Collingwood Elvis Festival
July 26 – 28
This year is the 25th anniversary event and features the return of many champions, VIP Guests, and the Classic Car Parade. Competitions take place at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena but there are lots of other places in town to catch sightings of The King.
Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival
July 26 – 28
Set in the natural outdoor setting of Riverside Park, this event features amateur lumberjack competitions, heritage sawmill, equipment displays, children’s activities, live music, a marketplace, and more. The evening program includes two nights of concerts showcasing local and regional musical talent.
Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival
Wiikwemkong, Manitoulin Island
Wikwemikong Tourism hosts authentic and engaging experiences at the Cultural Pavilion. These authentic experiences reflect the history, cultural lifestyles and traditions of the Anishaabek people of the Three Fires Confederacy: Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi peoples.
Tanya Tucker, Clay Walker, Paul Brandt, camping, food and fun in a great outdoor setting.
Rock the Rock
Aug. 16 -17
Headliners include Trooper, Platinum Blonde and Glass Tiger with host comedian Derek Seguin.
Muskoka Jazz Festival
The 2019 Muskoka Jazz Festival brings together Canada’s best jazz musicians to the heart of Muskoka on Port Carling’s James Bartleman Island for a full day. This year’s lineup includes Molly Johnson Joe Sealy, Heather Bambrick, Lorne Lofsky, Grammy Award recipient Luis Gonzales Deniz, and jazz guitarist Jack Nickalls.
West Nipissing to host International Plowing Match Sept. 17 -21
An estimated 75,000 people are expected to visit Verner, West Nipissing, this September when this community hosts the International Plowing Match (IPM) and Rural Expo. The five-day celebration of agriculture and rural living is the largest event of its kind in North America.