The Canada Day long weekend brings much excitement to the Muskoka region!
1. Friday, July 1 offers sure cause for celebration in Huntsville, which hosts a bevy of Canada Day activities from morning to night. Among the attractions, Muskoka Heritage Place hosts a strawberry social beginning at 10 a.m. And don’t miss the fireworks display over Hunters Bay, starting at dusk.
2. Also on July 1 (and running to July 3) is the annual Bala Antique and Nostalgia Show, which takes place at Bala Arena. More than 40 vendors set up shop at this event, with everything from vintage country furniture to estate jewellery and collectibles.
3. Or if you find yourself in Gravenhurst over the weekend, be sure to stop by the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre to witness the construction of an eight-foot-long replica of the RMS Segwun steamship, made entirely out of Lego!
4. Even after Canada’s 144th birthday bash, you can keep your weekend rocking with Canadian music legend Kim Mitchell, who plays The Kee to Bala on July 2.
5. Art lovers are not forgotten either—from July 1 to 4, Sean George Pressed Glass presents its 10th annual Muskoka Antique Glass Show and Sale at Port Carling Memorial Community Centre. Here you’ll find many unique examples of early functional and decorative glassware.
6. In Parry Sound, concertgoers get two energetic acts for the price of one on July 2, as the Stockey Centre presents a “Jazz 2 Funk” show featuring the Skyliners Big Band and award-winning fusion group Coldjack.
7. The ever-popular Huntsville Festival of the Arts officially kicks off July 2 with a performance by renowned Native American musician Arvel Bird, whose tunes combine the influence of Appalachian, bluegrass, Celtic, blues and even classical styles.