Archive for the ‘Perth Ontario Festivals’ Category.

« 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

Town of Perth – February ongoing events 2017

89Perth Blue Wings VS. Char-Lan Rebels

On Friday, February 3rd, 2017 the PERTH BLUE WINGS take on the CHAR-LAN REBELS, 8:00pm, at the Perth & District Community Centre, 2 Beckwith St. East, Perth.


Date :
Friday, Feb 3rd, 2017 @ 8 pm


Contact:  Michael McLean
Phone:  613-267-5100 or 1-800-267-7928


Sarah McDOUGALL in Concert



On Friday, February 10th, 2017, at 8pm SARAH MacDOUGALL will perform in concert at Full Circle Theatre (26 Craig St., Perth). Perth plays host once again to another fabulous international artist! Tickets will be available at Shadowfax (67 Foster St.) or call to charge at 613-267-6817, or online at

SARAH MacDOUGALL is a Swedish Canadian singer/songwriter living in Whitehorse, Yukon. Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as “One of the greatest talents of our era,” and listed as the “second best gig” by the major UK newspaper The Independent, becoming the #1 most played artist on Canadian Galaxie Folk/Roots radio, Western Canadian Music Award winning artist Sarah MacDougall is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Born in Sweden, Swedish magazine Nojesguiden declared her “One of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters.”

Since the release of the award-winning The Greatest Ones Alive in 2011, Sarah has been touring Canada and Europe endlessly, taking time to work on songs and record between tours. Last winter, she hunkered down under the Northern Lights in Whitehorse and put the final touches on the sonically rich album which was to become Grand Canyon. The album, co-produced by Sarah and Caleb Stull (Field Study, Dominique Fricot, Language Arts) which was recorded in Toronto and Vancouver, features 8 songs and guest appearances from Erika Angell (Thus: Owls), Rose Cousins, Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq, Dan Mangan), Peggy Lee and Leah Abramson (Abramson singers). Stepping outside of traditional folk and flirting with sounds that could have come from The Postal Service or Kate Bush, Grand Canyon keeps the accoustic guitar but infuses the sound with heavier drums and richly textured strings and synths.


Date :
Friday, Feb.10, 2017 @ 8 pm


Event location :

Full Circle Theatre
67 Foster Street
K7H 1R9 Perth


Contact :
Phone contact: 613-267-6817 for tickets



Sweet Heat Shopping Extravaganza




Love is in the Air   in the Month  of February at the Best Westerm  Plus  Perth  and the Ladies of the Tay  will have  all  you desire   for  your  special  person   under one  roof.

With  gifts  for men and women  you will want to attend this  one stop  shopping   event.  Enter  to win  one of our  free draws .  Help us to  raise  money  for the  TABLE  by  donating  to our    donation  box.

Shop local  and  suport local  women in small business.  Stop  by  and  visit the Ladies of the Tay  a group  of local  business women.

Date :
Saturday, Feb.11, 2017 | 11 am to 3 pm

Event location :
82 Peter Street Perth Ontario

Contact : Lynn Crawford
Phone contact : 613-264-9218
Email :
Website :



Fire and Ice 2017


The Town of Perth will officially launch its 200th anniversary in a way that celebrates the true Canadian spirit: in the middle of winter! Fire & Ice is a two-tiered, day-long celebration that focuses on both the family and night-time celebrations.
To celebrate our 200th anniversary, the Town of Perth will host a free, fun-filled afternoon of family activities at Conlon Farm on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 1-4 p.m.! Check out the activities we have planned for our special day:
Frolf: Frisbee? Golf? Frozen? We’ll be combining two popular sports into one as we set the stage for a four-hole Frolf Course. You’ll try to get frisbees into custom-made “golf” holes. There is a trophy for the champion!
Ice Canvas Art Wall: We’ll be putting up an ice canvas wall in front of the chalet, where you’ll have the chance to take a paintbrush to ice and create some beautiful art!
Outdoor Bonfire: There’s nothing better than an outdoor bonfire in the middle of winter! We’ll have an outdoor bonfire set up outside the chalet where you can warm your fingers and toes between activities.
Tyke Obstacle Course: Just because you’re tiny doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the snow! We’re putting together a mini-obstacle course for the little ones (ages 6 and under), so they can get a taste of winter fun!
Youth Obstacle Course: Do you love a challenge? Have a competitive spirit? Want to tackle Mother Nature’s offerings? We’ll be hosting a youth obstacle course at 2 p.m. where youth (ages 7-13) will have the chance to complete an obstacle course across Conlon Farm in a timed challenge! Meet at the Chalet at 2 p.m.
Ice Hockey Shoot Out: participants will have the chance to shot a puck through the shootout billboard on the outdoor ice pad. If you get three in, you could win a prize!
Facepainting: Take a long-time favourite festival activity for kids, and bring winter in as the themed creation! From Elsa eyes to snowmen on cheeks, our facepainters will be in the chalet from 2-4 p.m. to give your kids the chance to select a winter-themed facepaint creation.
Capture the Bicentennial Flag: You’re going to have a blast competing in a capture the flag event where you’ll work with your team to get your opponent’s flag with a winter twist.


Did someone say, Ice Bar?!


That’s right. We’ve got an amazing night planned to officially launch the Town of Perth’s 200th Anniversary Celebrations!
Doors open at the Crystal Palace at 7 p.m., where you’ll hear some sweet tunes coming from the Riq Turner Band.


Let’s Recap How Your Day’s Going to Go:


•    1-4 p.m.: Family activities at Conlon Farm: tobogganing, outdoor skating, custom-made obstacle course, toddlers’ play area, snolf, official snowball fight facility.
•    4 p.m.: Get home, get changed, feed the kids (or your pets – or both, for that matter!)
•    6 p.m.: Head out on the town and dine at one of our popular restaurants
•    8 p.m. (ish): Head to the Crystal Palace to dance in your winter boots, grab a drink at the ice bar, cozy up at the bonfire and celebrate all things Perth while watching the Fireworks show.

Date :
Monday, February 13, 2017 | 1 to 4 pm

Event location :
Perth Town Hall:
80 Gore Street E.
Perth, Ontario
K7H 1H9

Phone contact : 613-267-3311


Valentine’s Day Celebration




Valentine’s Day is a time when people show feelings of love, affection and friendship. It is celebrated in many ways worldwide and falls on February 14, each year.

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for people to tell somebody that they love them in a romantic way. It falls on February 14, the name day of two saints, St Valentine of Rome and St Valentine of Terni. In pre-Christian times, the middle of February was a time of pagan fertility festivals in Europe and allegedly the time when birds chose a mate.

Many people give gifts to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Common gifts are:
•    Flowers, particularly red roses.
•    Chocolates and/or candy.
•    Teddy bears.
•    Toy hearts.
•    Sparkling wine.
•    Cosmetics.
•    Clothing, including lingerie.
•    Jewelry.

Many people also thought that birds chose their mates at this time of year. Around the year 1380, the English poet Chaucer wrote a poem for the first anniversary of the engagement of King Richard II to Anne of Bohemia. This is thought to be the first association between celebrations of romantic love and St Valentine’s Day on February 14. The connection remained important throughout the middle ages.

The most common symbols of Valentine’s Day are heart shapes, which are used to decorate many things, including cards, trees, wrapping paper, cookies and gift boxes. Other symbols associated with February 14 are pairs of birds, cute teddy bears, Cupid and his arrows and couples kissing or embracing. The colors red and pink are often associated with Valentine’s Day.


Date :
Feb 14, 2017 @ all day


Barndoor Productions presents: 7 keys to Baldpate




BarnDoor Productions Presents “7 Keys to Baldpate”. Our new adaptation of the mystery farce by George M. Cohan.

A comedy-thriller set on a mountain-top in the middle of the winter.  Cohan’s play has been made into six movies over the decades since its 1915 debut.

George M. Cohan’s biggest hit – made into 6 movies over the decades! This new adaptation is fast, funny and thrilling – mysterious happenings in a shut-up inn at the top of Baldpate Mountain. Please click here for tickets :

Date :
Feb 17, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2017

Event location :
Full Circle Theatre
26, Craig Street
Perth, ON

Contact :
Website :


Ontario Family Fishing Weekend




February 18-20 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) are designated as OFFW license-free fishing days. Fish license-free! Take a friend fishing! Ontario Family Fishing Weekend (OFFW) events make it easy to try fishing in Ontario waters for the first time (or the first time in a long time).

The government of Ontario designates several days during which Canadian residents can fish license-free in any water body where fishing is allowed.

During all other periods, most Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase an OUTDOORS card and a fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.

Date :
Saturday, Feb 18 to Monday, Feb 20 | 12 am to 11 :59 pm

Event location :
Perth ON

Contact :
Phone contact : 1-705-748-OFAH (6324)
Website :


Fire and Ice Winter Festival


The 3rd annual FIRE & ICE evening event takes place at the Crystal Palace, in Downtown Heritage Perth, on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, with the dance beginning at 7pm. An ice bar, an evening of dancing with the Riq Turner Band, a fire dance performance, bonfire, and beautiful fireworks over the Tay Basin! Come celebrate winter in our heritage town!

Fire & Ice 2017 is a winter celebration organized by Perth Tourism and held in downtown heritage Perth with both daytime and nighttime activities.

The daytime activities

During the day there will be free swimming at the Perth Pool from 1:00-3:00 and free skating at the Perth Arena from 6:00-8:00. Participants are also encouraged to check out Perth Outfitters Outdoor Wooded Skate Trail The daytime activities will be held at the Perth Pool (3 Sunset Blvd) and at the Perth & District Community Centre (2 Beckwith St E). Perth Outfitters is located at 21 Craig St.

The nightime activities

The doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening features entertainers, dancing, food and beverages, a bonfire, and a fireworks show.

The event is held at the Crystal Palace (31 Basin Lane) in downtown Perth. The music and dancing takes place inside the palace and the bonfire, Fire Weavers performance, and fireworks show will be held outside.

The Riq Turner band will finish their second set at 11:30 pm. The event winds down around midnight.

Date :
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017

Contact : Karen Rennie
Phone contact : 613-267-1947
Email :
Website :


Perth’s Annual Parkside Wedding Show




The Annual Parkside Wedding Show will be taking place on Sunday February 26th, 2017 from 12 noon until 4:00 pm at the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa.
Catch up on the latest wedding trends, meet with leading wedding experts and vendors, who can help you plan your happily ever after!
Contests, prizes, food and beverage available, bridal fashion show, premier “man cave,” and swag bags. Tickets are limited – get yours soon! First 50 guests will recieve a swag bag! All Brides will be entered to WIN a GRAND PRIZE!!!
Experince live music, many fantastic venders and view the Ashton Station Bridal fashion show; hair & make-up proviede by Parkside Spa & Hair Artisrty. Admission : $5.

Date :
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 | 12 to 4 pm


Event location :
82 Peter St, Perth (Ontario) K7H1S2


Contact : Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa
Phone contact : 613-326-0082



Stewart Park Festival Kick-Off To Summer Dance



Mark your calendars for June 18th, 2016 for the Stewart Park Festival Kick-off to Summer Party with Special Guests The Weber Brothers!

Join us at our 3rd Annual Kick-Off to Summer party. June 18 @ the Crystal Palace. Trust us there will be dancin’. With their eclectic mix of rockin’ originals and cool cover tunes, The Weber Brothers are the ultimate dance band. Think the harmony of The Beatles and the backbeat of the Band. Got it? Now experience it live! June 18th. Tickets only $20.00. On sale soon at Shadowfax, Book Nook, Perth Brewery and Top Shelf Distillery.


Doors at 8:00 pm. Music at 9:00 pm.
Door prizes. Pizza. A licensed event.

Available at the door or at Shadowfax, Book Nook, Perth Brewery, Top Shelf Distillery.

Visit Our Event Page here:

Date :
Saturday June 18, 2016 | all day

Location event :
@ the Crystal Palace
Perth, ON

Contact :
For further information, please visit:
or call +1 613-267-3311  Ext 2237


Date(s) – Saturday, December 5, 2015
5:00 pm

Downtown Perth
80 Gore Street East, Perth


The evening parade is set to begin at 5 p.m. Call to help, participate or for information.
Info: 613-264-0123 (Sheri Mahon-Fournier) or


Lanark County Tourism Events – Lanark County’s Most Noteworthy Festivals  child perth

Stewart Park Festival in Perth is music to our ears – named one of the top 100 Festivals in Canada!

Eat your heart out at the new Lanark County Harvest Festival in Beckwith, celebrating the best of local food and its producers.

Shop till you drop at the Bridge Street Bazaar in Carleton Place and we guarantee you will find a bargain.

Spend a day on the water with the Rideau Ferry Regatta in Drummond North Elmsley – a showstopper for boat lovers.

Fancy the antique cars at Lanark Highland’s Classic Car show…you’ll be tickled pink.

The Festival Capital of Ontario, Mississippi Mills, is host to the International Puppet Festival, Puppets Up!

Need for speed? Check out Race the Runway in Montague to see the fastest performance cars in action!

Cheer your plaid off at Perth’s World Record Kilt Run and Shortbread competition – it is a sight to be seen.

The Heritage Mica Festival in Tay Valley brings mica mining to life.

Festival of ligths – Perth

On Friday December 4th 2015 the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA presents the Festival of Lights adjacent the Crystal Palace and in the Tay Basin. The fun begins at 6pm with music and a bonfire beside the Palace followed by a fireworks display at 6:30pm sharp. After the fireworks the Crystal Palace will open for the mass lighting of the Community Christmas Trees. This is the BIA’s way of ringing in the Christmas and Shopping season in Downtown Heritage Perth. For information please call Heather Hansgen at 613-267-3311 or


Maberly FairAugust 29, 2015

for the
133rd Annual Maberly Fair Parade

“Sheep & Goats”

1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes for best floats and/or costume in both adult & children’s category
(Prizes for all participating children)
Special prizes for best float depicting “Sheep & Goats”
$60 Tim Horton Gift Pack

Speeches & presentations will take place in the light horse area For more details: 613-273-5069 or

133rd Annual Maberly Fair

“Sheep & Goats”

18 years and up $5.00 7 years to 17 years $3.00 6 years and under free
Placing of perishable exhibits Light horse show
Judging of exhibits begins (HALLS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until approx- 1 p.m.) Various demonstrations and displays
Parade – Leaves Downtown Maberly Parade – Arrives at Fairgrounds Poultry Judging
Speeches and presentations in the light horse area WestWind Petting Farm
Readings by Marilyn of Kingston
Rabbit Agility Demonstration Lanark County 4H Club
Horse Pull
Musical entertainment including local talent of Hermann Amberger, Tony Leduc, Jessica Wedden,
Fiddlers & Friends and Tony Davy & Cathy Battison Hall exhibits open (or when judging is completed) Judging of Livestock
Zucchini races
Tai Chi Demonstration Children’s Games Adult Games
Fair Meal by Fall River Restaurant Exhibit Halls close


ROTARY RIBFEST AUGUST 21, 22 & 23, 2015

The Rotary Club of Perth invites you to join us at the Perth Fairgrounds in beautiful Heritage Perth on the August 21-23 weekend for our first annual PERTH RIBFEST and CAR SHOW featuring 3 days of enjoyment for the entire family.

  • 4 renowned professional Ribbers to cook up mouth watering tender ribs
  • A beer garden featuring our very own local micro brewery (monitored – legal age only)
  • Food and Non-food Vendors
  • car shows, an Antique Car Show on Saturday and a Classic Car Show on Sunday
  • Live Entertainment all weekend featuring local music bands
  • Kids Zone
  • Face Painting
  • Big Trucks for Kids
  • ShelterBox Canada Disaster Relief challenge for children of all ages
  • Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

For your enjoyment we have:

Hours of operation:
Friday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Visit the Heritage Perth website
Located at the Town of Perth Fairgrounds
(see FAQ’s for more information)
Admission by Donation and Free Parking outside the Fairgrounds. 
There will be disabled parking within the Fair Grounds (sticker required).
Donations are appreciated and go towards local community projects.
Arthur Street Gate – Pedestrians only
Rogers Road Gate  – Vehicle ENTRANCE/EXIT only

Ribs Royale BBQ
Ribs Royale BBQ hails from Nevada, USA.  We compete in various ribfests across Canada.  We are known for our succulent, savoury, fall-off-the-bone, RIBS, CHICKEN & PULLED PORK!  In 2012 alone we won over 40 first place awards, and best ribs, best sauce categories. Please visit our

Ribs Royal

Jack The Ribber
Jack the Ribber is based in London, ON.  The backbone of their operation is an “Ole Hickory Pits” wood burning smoker that smokes 226 St. Louis racks at a time.  the finished product, ribs or chicken, is bbq’d  on a wood burning, hickory open flame BBQ

Jack the Ribber

Dinosaur BBQ Pit
“Mouth-Watering, Irresistible, Seriously addictive”
Dinosaur BBQ Pit is the latest championship BBQ team to cross the border and compete in the Ontario RibFest circuit.  All the way from Little Rock. Arkansas, our motto is to bring a deep southern BBQ taster and experience that is like no other and cannot be beat.  We have won awards for our fall-off-the-bone smoked ribs, succulent oven-roasted chicken and cherrywood smoked pulled-pork all throughout the U.S.!! When at ribfest make sure to try Dinosaur BBQ Pit to see why we have the BIGGEST TASTE!!!

Dinosaur BBQ Pit

Texas Rangers
Originally from Motley Texas, now out of Zorra Township, Ontario.  Began touring the Canadian Circuit 6 years ago winning several awards every year!  The company has grown and become a large contender amongst the best in the North American Ribfest Circuit.

Texas Rangers


wait-until-darkAugust 7, 2015 to August 30, 2015

The Classic Theatre Festival

Wait Until Dark, by Frederick Knott

The Classic Theatre Festival presents the classic thriller that pits a blind woman against a gang of thieves who have invaded her apartment. Wednesday to Sunday at 2 p.m. with 8 p.m. shows each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 54 Beckwith Street East (at Harvey).
Info: 1-877-283-1283 or



The second show of our 2015 season is the gripping Frederick Knott thriller Wait Until Dark, a heart-thumping tale of a blind woman who must fend off a group of seedy drug dealers and thieves who have invaded her apartment using a variety of ruses. Later a beloved Audrey Hepburn film, the stage version features some of the most intense moments Broadway witnessed in the 1960s.

Previews   August 7 at 2pm, August 8 at 2pm
Opening   August 8 at 8pm

Performance Times:
Wed. to Sun. matinees at 2pm
Wed., Thurs. and Sat. evenings at 8pm

Adult: $30
Youth under 30: $21 (30% off)
Previews: $27 (10% off)
Groups of 10-19: 10% off
Groups of 20 or more: 20% off

All tickets subject to a $4.00 box office fee.

Tickets and Information:
1-877-283-1283, ext. 1
Tickets Please, 39 Foster St., Perth

Our Venue at 54 Beckwith Street East:
For directions, click HERE.

For Barefoot in the Park, click here.

WAIT UNTIL DARK is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.

18th Annual Perth Garlic Festival

18th Annual Perth Garlic FestivalAugust 8, 2015 10:00 am to August 9, 2015 4:00 pm

18th Annual Perth Garlic Festival


Awaken your taste buds at this festival that includes vendors, contests and children’s activities. Perth Fairgrounds.

Admission is $5 and children under 12 free.

Thank you for your support. Money raised from this event goes to to worthwhile community initiatives supported by the Lions Club of Perth.

Info: 1-877-268-2833 or 613-267-5322 or

Stewart Park Festival

Festival_Stewart-Park-Festival_summer_Simon-Lunn_Perth-1024x802When: July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Where: Downtown Heritage Perth

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.

For more information, visit the Stewart Park Festival website at

Check out a video from the 2013 Stewart Park Festival here…