Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show – July 20-22

Bracebridge OntarioThe oldest and largest outdoor art show. Set in beautiful Annie William Park, the Muskoka Arts & Crafts 50th Annual Summer Show features 200 creative artists from across Canada. This year’s show starts July 20 – July 22, 2012.

Approximately 20,000 to 25,000 enthusiastic people visit the Summer Show to meet the makers and see their work.

Annie Williams Memorial Park is located at the corner of Santa’s Village Road & Wellington Street in Bracebridge, Ontario.

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The 5th Annual MacTier Big Weekend Festival Aug 3-5

It’s the 5th Annual Big Weekend Festival on the Civic Long Weekend. The weekend will kick off with the first round of the 3d Annual Muskoka Beach Volleyball Blast Tournament taking place at the MacTier Ball Diamond on Friday evening, August 3d. There will be an outdoors movie showing of a top Blockbuster movie for the whole family to enjoy and a great comedy night under the big top. On Saturday family and friends can take part in a multitude of activities including a Fishing Derby, children’s entertainment, and dance the night away to Brant Babcock and his band Just For Kicks. We don’t want people to forget that Sunday is also action packed beginning with the 5th Annual Stewart Lake Regatta followed by the annual bonfire and corn roast. The finale evening kicks off with the Parade of Boats followed by a spectacular fireworks display by K&H Fireworks. The Big Weekend Festival brings that hometown Muskoka feel to your holiday vacation. Looking for an affordable and fun weekend in Muskoka? Look no further. Join us at the MacTier Big Weekend Festival. Muskoka as it should be!


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Art in the Heart 2012 Downtown Bracebridge

Downtown BracebridgeArt in the Heart’s 5th Anniversary outdoor art market celebrates new & emerging artists, Saturdays from July 7 to August 4, 2012, 9am to 7pm. Visit historic Downtown Bracebridge, stroll along Manitoba Street & Chancery Lane for exciting discoveries of pottery, painting, woodworking, jewellery & much more! Come and meet the artists and feed your soul.

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Muskoka Pioneer Power Show – July 13-15

Bracebridge, OntarioThe objective of the Muskoka Pioneer Power Association is to bring those people together that are interested in antique internal combustion engines, steam engines, antique automobiles, farm tractors, models and allied farm and forest equipment. We exchange information and provide assistance regarding the preservation and operation of historically valuable machinery.

This year’s event will mark the 28th annual show and takes place July 13-15, 2012 at the J.D. Lang Activity Park (Fairgrounds) – Bracebridge.

Popular features at the show include; Heritage Display Rooms, Waterous Saw Mill demonstrations, Mowry Shingle Mill, Log Cabin, Blacksmith Shop, Linn Tractor, Engine Displays, Country Store, Lawn, and antique Tractor Pulls, Classic & Antique Vehicles, etc.

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Admission $5.00. Accompanied children under 12 FREE. For more information call Paul Sisson (705) 645-9245, Murray Jibb (705) 645-1954 or Doug Taverner (705) 687-2401.
Gates open Fri. 5:00 pm, Sat. 7:00 am and Sun. 7:00 am. Free parking.

Memorial Park Bandshell Concert Series

Bracebridge, ONJoin us Thursday evenings (May 31 – Aug. 30) throughout the summer for this downtown Bracebridge tradition!

Bring the whole family out to enjoy concert bands, country, folk, rock n’ roll, gospel, dixieland, blues, brass and concert bands, and children’s musical entertainers.

Donations are welcome and go directly to the musicians. Please bring your own lawn chair or a blanket for comfortable seating. For more information telephone (705) 645-3037 or visit

Concerts usually begin at 7pm. Memorial Park is located on Manitoba St. beside the Norwood Theatre.

Bracebridge Bullnanza – July 5

Experience the thrill of man versus beast with North America’s top rated Bulls and Riders at Bracebridge’s newest event – Bracebridge Bullnanza. This is a brand new event to the Muskoka region taking place July 5, 2012. For more details telephone (705) 788-1104 or email Gates open at 6pm and show start at 7pm.

Event takes place at the J.D. Lang Activity Park (The Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Rd.)

Bracebridge Events

Canada Day Fireworks Bracebridge

Bracebridge, OntarioCome celebrate Canada Day and watch the fireworks over Bracebridge Bay, below the Silver Bridge (Kelvin Grove Park, Ecclestone Dr. & Bracebridge Bay Park, Wharf Rd.) on Sunday July 1, 2012.

This annual event is presented by the Rotary Club of Bracebridge. Enjoy a duck derby, glow sticks, paint ball, live entertainment, Canada cake and much more!

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Father’s Day Car Show Downtown Bracebridge

If you have a passion for cars, a visit to Muskoka’s Downtown is a must this Father’s Day June 17, 2012. With over 100 special interest vehicles, oldies music and great food, this event is fun for the whole family.

Visit Manitoba Street in Bracebridge Ontario from 8am – 3:30pm.

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Bracebridge Farmers Market – First Market of 2012

Bracebridge OntarioPlease come and join us for the first market of our 2012 season on Saturday May 19, 2012 from 8:30am – 1pm.

The Market runs each Saturday, 8:30 to 1pm from the Victoria Day long weekend in May, until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. We are located in Memorial Park on Manitoba Street, beside the Norwood Theatre. The market is held rain or shine so you can count on the market to be there when you need it.

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Bracebridge Gun & Military Show

Bracebridge Gun & Military ShowBuy, sell and trade at the Bracebridge Gun & Military Show taking place May 19, 2012 at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds (J.D. Lang Activity Park, 330 Fraserburg Rd., Bracebridge).

You will find modern and antique guns, ammunition, knives & military. Cost is $6 for adults and children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. For more information contact show organizers Ron Pickering and John Harlow at 705-454-8177 or visit