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Weekend Family Events in Cottage Country North of Toronto August 15-17

Hello Readers!

The last couple of weeks of summer are ahead and Cottage Country is the place to be!

It’s abit of a quiet weekend when it comes to big events in Cottage Country north of Toronto this weekend. We all need breaks I guess! We suggest taking in an event or visiting a favorite attraction or just doing an activity. Grab or rent some bikes and hit a trail, find a beach and swim or go see a play! 

Whether you’re staying at a nearby resort or cottage, live in the next town over or are looking to get out of the hot city, we recommend heading to cottage country for these featured events.




Summer Shredders
Hardwood Ski and Bike

The NEW 4-Week Summer Shredders Starts Saturday July 26. Every Saturday for 4 Weeks (July 26, Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16) from 10am – 11:30am. The program is for children 6-11 years old and will be focused on trail riding with some games and skill building included. Only $89 (trail pass included)! 



Roots, A Celebration of Canadian Music
Blue Mountain Village

Let’s celebrate Canadian music with Canadian icon Bruce Cockburn headlining Saturday night. Opening act is Bruce’s fiddle player, Jenny Scheinman.



Mountain Bike Sunday Morning Race Series
Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike

5km & 10km cross country race. Prizes for different age categories. $10.00 entry fee per race. Sponsored by Algonquin Outfitters. 705-754-2298. 

Haliburton Forest Festival

The Forest Festival takes place each August in Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. The Reserve’s 80,000 acres are home to many activities, from the world’s longest forest Canopy Walk to Canada’s only freshwater tour submarine and renowned Wolf Centre. Canada’s first FSC certified forest, Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve is committed to sustainable and integrated resource management. 

Experience Haliburton

Find out what’s happening in #MyHaliburtonHighlands. Lots to do and see in one of the most scenic and beautiful places in Ontario!  


Twist & Shout the British Invasion
King’s Wharf Theatre

Experience the phenomenon again, as this imaginative, infectious, and immensely irresistible piece of 60s nostalgia will have you bopping in the aisles and singing your way out of the theatre. 

Music in the Park
Little Lake Park

Sunday music at the park bandstand. 


Annual Classic Car Show

A dazzling display of over 400 classic cars line Orillia’s downtown streets! Harley Davidson motorcycle exhibit, live 50’s/60’s bands all day, evening concert, great dining & shopping!


Wasaga Under Siege

Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” is an annual living history festival commemorating a War of 1812 battle between Americans, British and First Nations which resulted in an American victory with the sinking of the British schooner Nancy. This historic event eventually led to the modern day creation of Nancy Island Historic Site located in present day Wasaga Beach, Ontario  


We also recommend visiting any or maybe all of our 

Featured Farmers’ Markets and Farms


Family Fun Attractions

Family Fun Activities

Visit our website for family friendly accommodations in these areas 

Have a fun weekend! 

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