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5th Annual Thousand Islands Bark Bash


Invite all of your friends to a celebration of everything dog! Meet the rescues, lots of great vendors for canine supplies and services, doggie displays and demonstrations. All dogs and dog lovers are welcome, so share this with everyone who would like to come and be sure to bring your well behaved dog! For safety, please keep all your companions on leashes. Admission is free.


Date : Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10am

Event location : Town Hall Park, King Street East, Gananoque, ON, Canadá 

Contact :  Thousand Islands Bark Bash

Gananoque Pirate Invasion



Pirates are returning to the 1000 Islands and the fair town of Gananoque to host the 2017 Gananoque Pirate Invasion!

Festival dates:
July 6, 7 & 8, 2018

Schedule of Events:

Friday July 6th 6pm to 9am
Tall Ships Youth Sleep-Over with Pirates in Joel Stone Park ( Open to Youth 11-13 years old and a parent that wish to rent an accommodation tent overnight on the Friday). Join Youth arriving from a sail on The Black Jack Tall Ship mooring at the Festival in a Treasure Hunt with Compass, play a Ships Signalling Game, Dress as a Pirate, Sing Sea Shanties around the fire and sleep under the stars! Breakfast in the morning and then a full day of fun at the festival! Go to for details regarding the Accommodation Tents or email: for details.

Saturday Festival Gates open – 10am-5:30pm

Letters of Mark with Treasure Maps are purchased for $2 at the gate for admission, and can be used to enter to win a fabulous prize if ye follows the map!

Horse drawn trolley will take festival goers between downtown and the festival site all day, while being entertained by a tall-tale telling and singing Pirate!

All Day enjoy pirate-inspired tasty foods, non-alcoholic beverages, local craft beers and grog in the Thirsty Bones Pirate Pub (licensed – onsite) – All ages welcome until festival close (5:30pm) and then Pub re-opens for 19+ visitors for night time show.

All day – pirate activities, games, and interactive exhibits to participate in across the encampment. Visit the Mermaid Grotto, Learn about Ship to Ship Battles and Armaments, Send a Secret Message by Ship to Ship Signals across the Encampment and get a reply back!, Interact with a crew of scallywag pirate characters – both French and English Speaking – will interact with and tell ye about their fine selves and life as a pirate on the high seas and Canada!

Come join the Pirate Invasion and lets go back in time together to 1691 – the Golden Era of Pirates!

All Day Continuous Activities include:
– Mermaid Grotto
– A French Quarter, with old-fashioned card and board games, open-fire French Bread cooking, stories of French Pirates, French Pirate Music and More!
– Cannon Ball Run Game
– Save The Ship game
– Tug-A-War with the pirates
– Swashbuckling story telling
– Fortune Telling
– Capt’n Tor’s Cooperative Mercantile
– Walk-the-plank
– Knot Tying
– Pirate Face painting
– Krakens & Rigging game
– Digging for treasure
– Local Merchants & Vendors
– Speciality Pirate and Period-historical Vendors

Send a message bottle fer additional details if ye be itchin’ ta sign up fer a higher level of participation as a volunteer in this event :

Set up of the Encampment will occur Wednesday 2pm onward, Thursday, and Friday (August 16-18) Pirate Society and Volunteer folks are a huge help in getting the tents raised and ready! Make yer mark below ta let us know if ye can assist even fer a couple hours ta help set up!


Date : July 6, 2018 at 6pm

Event location : Joel Stone Heritage Park, Gananoque, ON K7G 2M5 

Gananoque Farmer’s Market


Fresh locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, cut flowers and more! Meet your farmers and neighbours, enjoy a picnic supper in the park and live music from the bandstand. Our market is proud to offer only locally produced goods, for sale by the hands that made/grew them!

The Gananoque Farmers’ Market operates with the goal of promoting local market growers and providing access to fresh local produce & local goods. The market is run by volunteers and the involvement of members to help contribute to the success of the market. The market is managed by a Market Coordinator and a volunteer board (known as the Board) composed of at least two vendors. Market Schedule The Market operates from the first Thursday in June through until the second Thursday in October, weekly from 4 p.m until 7 p.m. The market location is at the Gananoque Town Hall Park.

Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm

June 7th to October 4th


Date : July 5, 12, 19, 26 to October 4th, 2018

Event location : Town Hall Park, King Street East, Gananoque, ON

Contact : Tara Treanor – or visit


Canada Day at Thousand Islands National Park


Join us for Cake, Music, Airbrush Tattoos, Hiking, Live Animals & Arts & Crafts! Celebrate our nation’s birthday with outdoor games, kids programs, crafts, live animals, and more! Cake will be served at noon after singing the national anthem.


Date : July 1,2018 – from 1pm to 4pm

Event location : Visitor Centre, 1121-1000 Islands Pkwy, exit 675 off Highway 401

Contact : 613-923-5261;

Happy Canada day!


On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day.

In many towns and cities, municipal governments organize a range of events, often outdoors. These include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, firework displays and citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens. The celebrations often have a patriotic mood. Canada’s national flag is widely displayed and a lot of people paint their faces red and white, which are Canada’s national colors. The celebrations in Ottawa, which is Canada’s capital city, are particularly exuberant.


On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces. This event is known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Canada’s boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories.

As the anniversary of Confederation, Dominion Day, and later Canada Day, was the date set for a number of important events, such as the first national radio network hookup by the Canadian National Railway (1927); the inauguration of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s cross-country television broadcast, with Governor General Vincent Massey’s Dominion Day speech from Parliament Hill (1958); the flooding of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (1958); the first colour television transmission in Canada (1966); the inauguration of the Order of Canada (1967); and the establishment of “O Canada” as the country’s national anthem (1980). Other events fell on the same day coincidentally, such as the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916—shortly after which Newfoundland recognized July 1 as Memorial Day to commemorate the Newfoundland Regiment’s heavy losses during the battle—and the enactment of the Chinese Immigration Act in 1923—leading Chinese-Canadians to refer to July 1 as Humiliation Day and boycott Dominion Day celebrations until the act was repealed in 1947.


Canada’s national flag is seen on Canada Day. This consists of two vertical red rectangles separated by a white square. The white square contains a red image of a maple leaf. Canada’s national colors are red and white and are used in many ways on Canada Day. Some people wear red and white clothing and others paint their faces in these colors.


Date :
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Gananoque Ontario :: April events 2018

Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s 2×4 Tour



Join WWE hall of famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan as Thousand Islands Playhouse and Eh1 Entertainment present Duggan’s 2×4 Tour, live for one night only at The Firehall, 185 South St., Gananoque. The iconic pro wrestler will regale the audience with funny stories, behind-the-scenes insight and never-before-told stories from the world of pro wrestling. An exclusive meet-and-greet will take place prior to the show (autographs, photo ops and merchandise not included in ticket price). The evening will also feature two of Canada’s top comedians in Casey Corbin and Kingston’s Ryan Dennee. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet an icon!


Date : Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020 


Swing with the Big Phat Horn Band



Swing with the Big Phat Horn Band – Saturday, April 21 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 22 at 2:30pm
A treat for folks that like to listen and dance to Big Band Swing, rock, and jazz. Featuring the vocals of Michael K Myers.


Date : Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm

           Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:30pm to 5pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020 or


1000 Islands Writer Festival



The 1000 Islands Writers Festival brings together leading Canadian writers and their audiences in picturesque riverside settings to explore and be inspired by the literary world.

The festival is a celebration of books, the literary arts and the creative process that aims to foster the discovery and enjoyment of reading and writing by bringing leading Canadian authors and their audiences together in relaxed and intimate conversational settings.


Date : Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact :


Up Close & Personal with Georgette Fry


Up Close & Personal with Georgette Fry – Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 25 at 2:30pm
This blues icon with an incredible voice will charm you and take you through the music that speaks to us through the blues, swing, and pop.

This blues icon with the incredible voice will charm you with music that speaks to us through the blues, swing and pop songs. Featuring Ken Hall, Zack Colbert and Bunny Stewart. Subscriptions and group rates are available by calling the Playhouse Box Office 613-382-7020, or in-person at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street Gananoque ON



Date : Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020 


Happy St Patrick’s Day!


Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick , is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.


St Patrick’s Day in Canada:


In Canada, St Patrick’s Day marks the feast day and anniversary of the death of a Christian missionary known as Patrick. He was born in the year 387, probably somewhere near the present day border between Scotland and England. At the age of 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. During this period, he became very religious and after six years he fled back to his family.

Later in his life, he returned to Ireland as a missionary. He is said to have played an important role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity and in ridding the island of snakes. However, there is no evidence that there have been any snakes in Ireland in the past 10,000 years. The “snakes” he drove out of Ireland may represent particular groups of pagans or druids. It is believed that St Patrick died on March 17 probably in the year 461 or 493 (according to different sources). St Patrick is buried under Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, County Down, and is one of the three patron saints of Ireland. The other patron saints are St Brigid of Kildare and St Columba.


How about St Patrick’s Day in the United States?


St Patrick’s Day celebrations were brought to Canada by Irish immigrants. The day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. In the rest of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, it is celebrated, but is not an official holiday.

St Patrick’s Day, on March 17, remembers one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick. It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States.

Celebrations concentrate on Irish themed parties, drinks and food. Many people get into the spirit by dressing in green clothing and eating green colored food. Irish clubs and pubs often hold parties or have special deals.


Symbols of St Patrick’s Day:


The most common St Patrick’s Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Other symbols include:

  • Almost anything green.
  • The green, orange and white flag of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Brands of beer associated with Irish culture.

Religious symbols include snakes and serpents. Other symbols seen on St Patrick’s Day include the harp, which was used in Ireland for centuries, as well as the leprechaun and a pot of gold that it hides.


Date :
Saturday, March 17, 2018


Event location :
Gananoque, ON, Canada

Gananoque Horticultural Society Meeting


The March meeting of the Gananoque Horticultural Society will be held on Wednesday, March 14 @ 7 p.m. Carveth Care, 338 Herbert St. The featured topic is Native Plants for Pollinators. Our speaker will show us how to use native plants in our gardens, whether new or established. Seed Exchange: Bring & Trade. Light refreshments and door prizes.

One of the primary aims of the Gananoque Horticultural Society is Community beautification. This is accomplished by encouraging local residents to develop their own gardens through our educational speakers and seminars.

Members and visitors have the opportunity to see what others have done on garden tours, as well as through flower exhibitions and competitions.



Date : Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Event location : Carveth Care – 338 Herbert St., Gananoque K7G 2Z1

Contact : Joan MacKinnon  – E-mail:  – Contact number: 613 463 9406
Contact Organization: Gananoque Horticultural Society

Hank Williams Revisited


Hank Williams Revisited is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of Hiram “Hank” Williams Sr. This authentic live performance will transport you back to 1952 with over 20 of Hank’s greatest hits.


Date : Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8 to 10pm and Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1pm

Event location : The Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque ON

Contact : By phone: 613-382-7020