No Roxodus? No problem! Lots of fun to be had in Central Ontario

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Fallout from the cancellation of the four-day Roxodus Festival that was planned for the Edenvale Airport near Stayner continues - and we are hoping that anyone who has hotel or motel reservations will consider coming to the area despite the setback. 

There are so many great things to do in our region - we are certain you will have a great time.

There are world class golf courses, all kinds of activities at our local resorts (zip lining, tree top treking, not to mention some of the best spas in the province. If you love the water and the great outdoors, we've got lots of beaches - including the longest freshwater beach in the world - boat tours, hiking trails, provincial parks and more.

If you want indoors - we have that too! Craft breweries, cideries, summer theatres, shopping and restaurants.

Check out  these attractions:

Wasaga Beach

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Adventures

Other Collingwood attractions

Saint Marie among the Hurons

Discovery Harbour - including the Ghost Tours at night

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Horseshoe Resort

Blue Mountain Village 

 

You can also check out tourism sites for more information and ideas:

Ontario Tourism Centre in Barrie 

Tourism Bruce Grey Simcoe 

Tourism Simcoe County 

Heart of Georgian Bay

 

And if that isn't enough - here are some of the special events you can take in this coming weekend:

Private Flights on Vintage Airplanes

By Appointment Edenvale Aerodrome – 5195 Hwy 26 East, Stayner

The Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation (Hanger F) is open every Thursday from 9-3.  People can view the aircrafts and check out the growing museum.
Private flights are available on the 1943 Tiger Moth biplane and a 1943 Fleet Cornell.  Both planes are WWII military trainers.
To book a flight, email info@classicaircraft.ca or call 705-818-2223.
Flights are $295 for 20 minutes and $395 for 40 minutes and they generally fly over the Wasaga Beach and Collinwood areas.
The Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation has been in existence for 33 years.

http://www.classicaircraft.ca/

 

Pink Dinghy Poker Run
Saturday, July 13
Cedar Springs/Beausoleil Island - Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Bring your dinghy, PWC, small tender and visit 5 card stops in the Beausoleil Island/Honey Harbour area collecting your cards. Prizes for top poker hands. $25 in advance, with proceeds going to support breast cancer patients through the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation.
www.pinkdinghypokerrun.ca

 

Mountain Music Series

Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14

Blue Mountain Village, Blue Mountains

The Mountain Music Series will get you out of your seat and dancing to high-energy entertainment on the Blue Mountain Village stage.  Plus enjoy fun, family-friendly activities all weekend long!Kick off the Mountain Music Series with a concert from FIVE ALARM FUNK on July 13.

http://bluemountainvillage.ca/mountainmusic-july

 

Music In the Park - Tay

Fridays & Sundays

Albert Street Gazebo, 110 Albert Street, Victoria Harbour - Friday, July 12, 5pm – 7pm: Adrien Robitaille
 
Patterson Park, 180 Patterson Boulevard, Port McNicoll – Sunday, July 14, 3pm – 5pm: Kick Azz

James Scott Memorial Park, 338 Pine Street, Waubaushene – Sunday, July 14, 5pm – 7pm: Second Chance

 

Wasaga Beach Music in the Market

112 Main Street in Beach Area One

Visit the Main Street for excellent Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday all Summer Long.  The Market Stage will Host performers Friday's from 4-6pm, and Saturday's from 1-3pm and 4-6pm.

Friday, July 12, 4pm – 6pm - Phantom Atlantic (an alternative rock band from Toronto)

Saturday, July 13, 1pm -3pm – InfraRed (Canadian band)

Saturday, July 13, 4pm – 6pm – Excellerater (local rock band with a growing following)

 

Music in the Park – Thornbury

Sunday, July 7 to Sunday, August 21 (Sundays 6pm – 8pm)

Thornbury - Bayview Park - 106 Bay Street East

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and relax on the grassy lawns by the shore of Georgian Bay while listening to different jazz artists each week. Picnic suppers and refreshments on site.
 2019 SUNDAY LINEUP:
Sunday, July 14 - Bentley Collective
http://www.jazzbythebay.ca/

 

Ramara Classic Car Show

Saturday, July 13 from 10am to 4pm

Lagoon City - Dry-Dock Marina - 150 Laguna Pkwy

The Ramara Classic Car Show has grown to attract approximately 2000 visitors and 140 automobile exhibitors. This year, visitors will enjoy DJ’d music, browse the Vendor Booths, and enjoy the Brechin Legion’s BBQ as they tour the amazing vehicles; from antique legends and classic cars & trucks to muscle & modified cars.

www.ramarachamber.com

 

Antique & Classic Car Show

Sunday, July 14 from 11am to 3pm

Owen Sound - Grey Roots Museum - 102599 Grey Rd 18 RR4

Come check out a beautiful array of antique and classic cars! Vehicles may be displayed at no charge. Food is available. Motorcycles welcome. Event is included with regular museum admission. Rain for shine.

https://greyroots.com/exhibit-event-program/antique-classic-car-show-0

 

Harbourfest

Saturday, July 13 from 11am to 10pm

Owen Sound - Owen Sound's inner harbour - 1198 1st Ave East

Enjoy a 'taste' of Owen Sound and area at Harbourfest! This event offers delicious food, local brews, live music and great company along the water's edge. On Saturday, July 13th, community groups will contribute family-focused activities throughout the day, including a tug-of-war in the bay. The evening will cap off with a musical performance from Who Made Who, an AC/DC tribute band rocking the classics. This rain or shine event will be free for all to attend. Catch musical headliner Who Made Who on the stage at 8 PM!  The most unrivaled tribute to AC/DC around, the power of Who Made Who mirrors the pure strength, energy, impeccable sound and larger than life stage production of an AC/DC show.  This is the show you don't want to miss - only AC/DC does it better!

https://www.owensound.ca/en/exploring/harbourfest.aspx

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