Glen Tay Block Race 2017

Come out to the Annual Glen Tay Block Race! Starting in downtown Perth this is a traditional favourite and many athletes return each year to participate in the 14.7-kilometre road race so a race completion time of 90 minutes or less is achievable.. It starts and finishes at the Perth Museum on Gore Street.


Date :

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6 pm


Event location :

Perth, ON


Contact :

Glen Tay Block Race


Barns, Farms and wicked chefs


The Table Community Food Centre presents BARNS, FARMS & WICKED CHEFS on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the EcoTay Educational Centre.

This is the 6th annual summer gala featuring local food, music, beer and wine, all in a beautiful country setting. A magical fundraising event featuring farm-to-plate dishes prepared by our regions top chefs. Guests circulate around the historic farm property from one delectable dish to another, all the while being entertained by summer music. Dress is country elegant.

Showcasing some of the area’s finest chefs, including some new faces. Learn about the important community-building, hunger-fighting work of The Table Community Food Centre. Tickets can be purchased now!

This event has sold out in past years so get your tickets early. Tickets are $125 per person with a $80 tax receipt and are available from Tickets Please, (, 39 Foster St., Perth. Alcohol sold separately. All proceeds from the event will go to support The Table Community Food Centre’s innovative programming.


Date :

Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 5 pm to 10 pm


Event location :

EcoTay Educational Centre
39 Foster St., Perth


Contact :

Kris Bowes
Phone contact: 613-267-6428

Perth’s Watershed Discovery Day


Bring your family – and all your questions on our water, our lakes and the programs underway to protect them – for an entertaining and informative morning for all ages.

Watershed Discovery Day provides interactive exhibits and activities on the state of our local water resources, the challenges facing them, and the programs and plans available to address them – and experts from the area agencies managing our water resources.

Have you ever wondered about:
How safe is our water?
Should I be testing my well?
Is bottled water better to drink than tap water?
Where is the best paddling and camping in the area?
What are invasive species, and should I worry?
What is the status of blue green algae?
Are zebra mussels and loosestrife still a problem?
Are major changes underway in our lake and stream water levels?
What is being done with the Haggart and the Bobs Lake dams?

For the Children:
This is a fun and informative morning featuring the popular Paddling Puppeteers, our educational ‘fish pond’, the Perth & District Library story corner, water critters display, and prizes for all.


Date :

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 8 am to 1 pm


Event location :

Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace, Farmers Market,
Tay Valley Basin, Perth, ON


Contact :

Friends of the Tay Watershed Association
Phone contact: (613) 264 0094

« I’ll be back before midnight » by Perth’s Classic Theatre Festival


Classic Theatre Presents “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” playing from August 18th to September 10th, 2017.


New Performance Times!
Tues. to Sun. matinees at 2pm
Wed. and Sat. evenings at 8pm


A psychological thriller in the best tradition of Alfred Hitchcock.

Canadian Peter Colley‘s I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, a Hitchcock-styled psychological thriller that is the most successful play ever staged in Canada and the most produced Canadian play abroad (in over 30 countries!). A young couple from Toronto buy an old country farmhouse, and that’s when apparitions start to appear, strange noises are heard, and every moment that draws you to the thrilling finish keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Pre-show Talks explain the history, story, background, and social/cultural context of the play and playwright and are included with the price of your ticket. Pre-show Talks are presented at 1:30pm before each matinee, and at 7:30pm before each evening performance.

Please click here for tickets and here for group sales.


Date :

Friday, August 18, 2017


Event location :

Classic Theatre Festival
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth, ON


Contact :

Phone contact: 1-877-283-1283

Perth’s summer pops concert

– Perth Citizen’s Band in 1910  –


The 2017 season of the Summer Pops Concert Series is performed by the Perth Citizens’ Band, Canada’s oldest continuing town band.

All concerts begin at 7:30pm, except the one on June 22, which begins at 7pm and is held in conjunction with the Strawberry Social sponsored by the Perth Rotary Club. Audience members are invited to bring along a lawn chair or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park during the performances.

Aug 3 & 17.
All concerts are FREE to the public and are held in historic Stewart Park just behind the Perth Town Hall. The concerts start at 7:30pm. Bring along a lawn chair or simply enjoy a leisurely strolll through the park.


Date :

Thursday, August 3 and 17, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 11:59 pm


Event location :

Stewart Park
80 Gore Street, Perth ON, K7H 1H9


Contact :


Perth Garlic Festival


It’s chic to reek at the Annual Lions Garlic Festival, located at the Perth Fairgrounds. Garlic producers, garlic products, vendors, food, cooking demos and displays, a licensed refreshment tent and entertainment, also featuring The Birds of Prey raptor demontrations.

The purpose of the festival is to promote Ontario grown garlic, share ideas on how to grow, harvest, market, cook and enjoy garlic, to bring together ‘garlic heads’ and producers on an annual basis, to provide a forum for the consumer to purchase Ontario grown garlic, to assist in the ongoing tourism development of the Perth community and to distribute the proceeds (almost $100,000.00 to date) of the festival to worthwhile community initiatives supported by the Lions Club of Perth.


Date :

Saturday, Aug 12 to Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 from 12 am to 11:59 pm


Event location :

Perth Fairgrounds
50 Arthur Street, Perth, ON K7H 3E3


Contact :

Perth Lions Club
Phone contact: 1-877-268-2833


Lysistrata by Barndoor Productions


BarnDoor Productions Presents “Lysistrata” playing August 11th – 13th, 17th – 20th, 2017.

Aristophanes’ 2400 year old anti-war comedy, in a brand-new, musical version. It’s still as funny, sexy, silly and thought-provoking as it was in Athens in 411 B.C. The Greeks have been warring for twenty years. The Greek women go on strike: no nooky until the men stop the war. The men refuse to give in – no matter how hard it gets.


Date :

Aug 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Aug 13,20, 2017 at 1:30 pm


Event location :

Full Circle Theatre
26 Craig Street, Perth Ontario


Contact :


Perth Farmers’Market


The PERTH FARMERS’ MARKET opening day is Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at the Crystal Palace and Tay Basin area, in Downtown Heritage Perth. Vendors will offer items such as locally grown and organic vegetables and fruit (in-season), fresh cut flowers and bedding plants, honey, maple syrup, preserves, baked goods, freezer meat, also craft vendors with jewellery and a wide variety of hand-made items for sale.

Stop in at the Piggin’ Out Cafe for a coffee and treat. Occasionally there will be musical entertainment. Market runs 8am to 1pm, every Saturday between Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving weekends.


Date :

Saturday, August 5,12,19,26, 2017 at 1 pm


Event location :

Crystal Palace, 31 Basin Lane
Perth ON, Canada


Contact :

Sarah MacKenzie, President
Phone contact: 613-284-0578

Perth Citizen’s Band Concert


A series of Summer Pops Concerts at the Perth Legion that continues on throughout the summer! All concerts are FREE to the public and are held in historic Stewart Park just behind the Perth Town Hall.

The Perth Citizens’ Band has been an integral part of the musical and cultural heritage of the Town of Perth since 1852 and is the oldest continuously operating band in Canada. The continuity of the band from 1852 has been recorded in a book entitled, “ Sound the Trumpet “ written by local archivist, Daphne Overhill, published in 2002.

The free concerts in Stewart Park are performed every other Thursday at 7:30 PM starting in the second week of June through the third week of August and include a Strawberry Social starting at 7 PM for the second concert. The band does a number of parades throughout the year including the Perth Fair Parade, parades for various local celebrations in other towns and typically four Santa Claus Parades in various towns. A major part of the bands funding for operating expenses comes from these parades. The band also does an annual Christmas concert, an annual “ Last Night At The Proms Concert ” plus a number of other concerts during each year.


Date :

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm


Event location :

Stewart Park Bandstand
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON


Contact :


Perth Ribfest and Car Show Event


The 3rd Annual RIBFEST EVENT will be in Perth on July 28-29-30th Weekend
“Come for the ribs and stay for the music”
Enjoy 3 days of celebrations including food and non-food vendors, live entertainment, kids zone, car shows.

The Rotary Club of Perth invites you to join us at the Perth Fairgrounds in beautiful Heritage Perth for our 3rd annual RIBFEST and CAR SHOWS Event featuring 3 days of enjoyment for the entire family. We have a number of new Vendors and local musicians for your entertainment.




3 great ribbers cooking award winning mouth watering ribs
Numerous food and non-food vendors including vegetarian options
Beer Garden hosted by the Perth Brewery (legal age only)
Wine Bar
Live Entertainment all weekend featuring local artists
Car Shows both Saturday & Sunday (door prizes, crowd pleaser)
Kids Zone open 12:00pm – 8:00pm daily and featuring:
* Tented Children’s Activity Area overseen by the Algonquin College Early Childhood Education Students (do not leave children unattended)
* Kids slides and climbing wall (venor tickets required)
* Face Painting by YAK (volunteer donation)

There will be disabled parking within the Fair Grounds (sticker required).


Date :
Friday, July 28 to Sunday, 30, 2017
Hours of operation:
* Friday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
* Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
* Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm


Event location :
Perth Fairgrounds
50 Arthur Street, Perth, ON K7H 3E3


Contact :