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Arvel Bird

Hot Date: Huntsville’s Star-Studded Summer

George Canyon appears at the Huntsville Festival of the Arts on July 14

JULY 2 TO 23, 2011 Popular music gets its due once again as the Huntsville Festival of the Arts returns for its 18th edition. One of Muskoka’s most star-studded events, this year’s festival boasts exciting shows including a kick-off concert by Native American violin and flute master Arvel Bird on July 2, followed by country star George Canyon on July 14, former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page on July 15, and jazz piano legend Oliver Jones on July 22. Algonquin Theatre, $20 to $48; call 705-789-4975 or click here for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets.

The Muskoka Seven: Things to do from June 27 to July 3, 2011 (Canada Day Edition)

photo by Meddygarnet

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. (more…)