Posts tagged ‘Perth events’

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


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 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 :

Moon Over the Brewery

Intoxicating play “Moon Over The Brewery” shines with a bright new face.

At 13 years of age, most kids are playing video games, babysitting, maybe delivering papers. But this young area teenager is reaching for the stars as the lead actress in a major local stage production.

Grade 7 student Samantha Salter started earning her acting chops early. She has appeared in productions of Pollyanna, Railway Children, and Bridge to Terabithia at the Station Theatre in her hometown of Smiths Falls, and at Classic Theatre’s production of Wait Until Dark. This summer, the Studio Theatre in Perth is thrilled to welcome Samantha to their stage for the first time, taking a lead role in Bruce Graham’s humorous, heart warming coming-of-age story “Moon Over the Brewery”, opening July 20th.

In Moon Over The Brewery, Samantha plays Amanda Waslyk, the precocious daughter (with an IQ of 160!) of an unmarried Pennsylvania waitress. Amanda’s mom waits tables by day, but fulfills her creative passions by painting at night, when moonlight softens and transforms the stark mining landscape of the Keystone State. Amanda is bent on driving away her mother’s prospective suitors, and does so with the help of a mischievous imaginary friend named Randolph. But Amanda finally meets her match when her mom introduces mailman Warren Zimmerman, who brings Amanda back to reality, and may even be the father and husband both women are longing for.

The character of Amanda is a big role for a little girl, but as the director of Moon Over The Brewery, I could tell that young Samantha Salter really has her act together. She learns her roles by running lines with her grandmother, who supports everything she does. In fact, her nanny went to every performance of Samantha’s first play, and knew all the lines herself. “She’s my number one fan!” says Samantha.

And the theatre is clearly a family affair with the Salters: mother Julie Salter drives her daughter to rehearsal three times a week, and will act as prompter for the show once the actors are “off book”. Julie has even agreed to be part of our back stage crew — the folk she cleverly calls “ninjas” because they’re clad in black from head to toe.




Moon Over The Brewery opens at the Studio Theatre on Thursday, July 20th for seven performances, July 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm., and July 23 and 30 at 2 pm.

Tickets are $22 (cash only) at the Book Nook, 60 Gore St. E, (613-267- 2350), and $22 plus convenience fee at Shadowfax, 67 Foster St., (613-267- 6817; and Tickets Please, in the Matheson House Museum Visitor Centre, 11 Gore St. E. (613 485-6434; both of which accept in-store, phone, online and credit card purchases. Tickets are $24 at the door, and $10 at the door for students with ID.

Attend opening night and save $5! And this summer the Studio Theatre is part of our town’s Perth Passport program: As a Passport holder you can receive $5 off one ticket to each of our summer plays, Moon Over the Brewery and Romantic Comedy, at the door only. (One ticket per Passport per play. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts.)


Date :
July 20, 21,22,28 and 29 2017 at 7:30 pm
July 23 and 30, 2017 at 2 pm


Event location :
Perth, ON


Contact :

Stewart Park Music Festival: 25th Anniversary!


Under a canopy of majestic maple trees the Stewart Park Festival in Downtown Heritage Perth brings together an eclectic variety of Canadian and International musicians for a great weekend of over 30 free outdoor concerts. The weekend has entertainment for everyone including children’s entertainment and an international food and artisans market.

This year, cycle to the Stewart Park Festival! Secure bike parking and bike rentals available from Heritage Bikes and Rentals.


* World-class music on 3 different stages
* Admission by donation
* Scheduled children’s activities in the park on Saturday and Sunday
* Adult workshops in the park on Saturday and Sunday
* A festival labyrinth in the centre of Stewart Park
* A festival market featuring food vendors and local artisans
* A Saturday morning farmers’ market at the Crystal Palace with music
* Saturday downtown sidewalk sale with roving musicians & bargains galore
* Licenced Saturday and Sunday patio (2:00 – 6:00) at the Crystal Palace
* After Hours: Music in various downtown venues on Friday + Saturday evenings
* Music and a delicious Sunday breakfast at the Crystal Palace
* Sunday Strawberry Social hosted by The Table Community Food Centre
* Special camping package available at Last Duel Park
* Air-conditioned shuttle bus from designated parking areas to the park


Date :
Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16, 2017


Event location :
Stewart Park
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON


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