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Muskoka Lakes Museum

Weekly Planner: August 13 to 19

Try to guess the artifact at the Muskoka Lakes Museum’s annual fundraiser

Enjoy an evening of historical fun at the Muskoka Lakes Museum‘s annual ArtiFact or Fiction fundraiser. Taking place on August 14, the event features local food, live entertainment, and a challenging game that tests attendees’ knowledge of historical artifacts.

Don’t miss Gravenhurst’s last Music on the Barge show of the summer on August 19, featuring tunes from the ever-popular Good Brothers. The country-folk band has been entertaining audiences with its sterling harmonies and top-quality musicianship for more than 40 years.

Also on August 19, Juno Award-winning singer and songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk brings her signature brand of pop to the Algonquin Theatre as part of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts.

A weekend of eye-catching visuals awaits as the Artists of the Limberlost—more than 20 talented artists and craftspeople in the Muskoka region—offer their annual summer studio tour on August 18 and 19.

 

Weekend Roundup, June 11 to 13

Muskoka offers a rich cultural experience involving theatres, parks and galleries. Don’t miss these artistic experiences!

Enjoy the natural landscape of Killbear Provincial Park (photo by John Vetterli)

Friday, June 11
Learn a thing or two about early cottage life, boat-building heritage and pioneer settlers at the quaint, local Muskoka Lakes Museum.

Enjoy an evening of family entertainment as the Algonquin Theatre comes alive with the Wonderful Sounds of Music, a rousing performance by the Muskoka Dance Academy.

Saturday, June 12
Don’t miss a chance to check out vintage vehicles and win prizes at the 17th annual Antique & Classic Car Show at Gravenhurst’s Gull Lake Park.

Take in a revue of emerging local dancers at the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre. As the venue promises, the name may be difficult to pronounce but the shows are easy to love!

Sunday, June 13
Swim, sail or scuba dive your way around Killbear Provincial Park—in the midst of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 islands—or marvel at the splendour of the Canadian Shield while wandering one of the park’s many hiking and biking trails.

Discover new art and purchase cards or gifts at Bracebridge’s Alexandra Luke Gallery, which features the original oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings of Wendy Moses.

Weekend Roundup, August 21 to 23

Your Muskoka weekend itinerary is here with lots to see and do. Saturday, in particular, looks like a doozy!

Explore the geology of the Canadian Shield at Killbear Provincial Park (photo by John Vetterli).

Explore the geology of Killbear Provincial Park (photo by John Vetterli).

Friday, August 21
Discover patches of exposed bedrock at Killbear Provincial Park, a boreal oasis located on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield.

Purchase authentic antique Canadiana at the 26th annual Bracebridge Antique Show & Sale from a selection of furniture, jewellery, coins, china, pressed glass, paper, dolls, quilts and more.

Saturday, August 22
Lace up your running shoes, unfold your map and pocket your compass for Muskoka’s First Annual Amazing Race! Over the course of the day, follow clues and test your skills to take you on a challenging trail from Gravenhurst leading to Huntsville.

Hike to the Haliburton Highlands for The Forest Festival in—where else?—the forest. As the sun dips below Bone Lake, listen as former Canadian Brass trumpeter Stuart Laughton lead the Forest Festival Brass in an outdoors-themed concert.

Sunday, August 23
Sip Earl Grey and nibble scones spread with jam and Devonshire cream at Blue Willow Tea Shop’s traditional high tea. What better a way to enjoy the view of the Muskoka Wharf?

At the Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling, take in the region’s wildlife and people through the lens of local photographer Andy Zeltkalns.