Collingwood Events Calendar

By: Hotel Collingwood  09-12-2011

Collingwood Events

Collingwood Downtown Farmers' Market

The market operates each Saturday morning in the heart of Collingwood’s historic downtown from the holiday weekend in May until Thanksgiving Weekend. It is located in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Second and Pine Streets and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Local vendors feature a wide range of organic vegetables and fruit, baking, meats and cheeses, flowers and trees, jams and preserves, handcrafted items and more. Special activities for the family, entertainment and artists from the Georgian Bay Arts and Crafts Association are featured each week. After you visit the market, be sure to take a stroll through our historic downtown. The eclectic mix of shops, dining and professional services is the perfect blend to keep you family healthy, happy and stylin’. You’ll find the variety, quality and friendliness … outstanding!

Collingwood Elvis Festival

The 16th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival, the largest of its kind in Canada, will take place Thursday, July 22 – Sunday, July 25, 2010. The Collingwood Elvis Festival features some of the greatest Elvis tribute artists in the industry competing for the honor of participating in The 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, held during the annual "Elvis Week" festivities in August at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. It is the official Elvis tribute artist contest, presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

More than two dozen shows starring the industry’s best Elvis tribute artists and a three-day competition with professional, non-professional, and youth categories. Also featured are a street dance, venue tour, vendor alley, parade, and midway. A broad ticket price range, from $8 to $70, has been set up to accommodate every budget and each member of the family. There are also free events available. The Collingwood Elvis Festival continually seeks to improve the quality of the event while maintaining the same great programming that loyal festival attendees have come to expect over the years. The festival’s 16th Anniversary will celebrate the Champions of yesteryear. Visitors will be entertained by returning crowd favourites, Robin Kelly, Gino Monopoli, Jay Zanier, David Lee, Shon Carroll, Daylin James, Ben Klein, Roy LeBlanc, Ray Guillemette, Pete Paquette, David Muggeridge, Shawn Barry and more. Special appearances by internationally renowned Tribute Artist, Shawn Klush and fan favourite Stephen Kabakos are also featured throughout the weekend schedule.

Tickets for the Collingwood Elvis Festival are available by
calling toll free 1-866-444-1162 or online.


Stand Up Comedy from leading comics


WakeStock World Series

Canada's action sports and music festival

NO DATES FOR 2010 as of yet, stay tuned.

Wake • Skate • FMX and over 20 bands, WWA World Series of Wakeboarding action sports lifestyle expo. 3 days of boarding, bands and bikinis. Nightly Parties.


Outdoor Art Festival

The Georgian Bay Association for Creative Arts (GBACA) is holding its 21th ANNIVERSARY summer art event once again on Hurontario Street for two days of fun. The event has grown with the years to include 75 artists representing a wide range of media and expression. Live music and children’s activities also enhance the Festival atmosphere. This year promises to be every bit as exciting with many returning artists and some new faces. There will be plenty of time to stroll along and admire the tremendous creativity of our local artists.


Downtown Fall Restaurant Walking Tour

Experience the incredible cuisine of Collingwood’s Historic Downtown during the annual Fall Restaurant Walking Tour.

Collingwood Downtown…. a la carte! Collingwood’s Historic Downtown offers big city dining sophistication and variety all in the space of a few blocks and all within walking distance from each other. From sushi to wood fired pizza, from pub fare to Provencal inspired dishes, from dim sum to cross-cultured fusion creations, you’ll find a restaurant to suit your cravings and appetite. What better way to experience all that Collingwood Downtown has to offer than during the annual “Fall Restaurant Walking Tour”. Join us when, once again, we tour the streets of beautiful, historic downtown Collingwood and embrace the fall season by tasting the incredible cuisine of our unique and excellent restaurants and food shops.

Tickets are go on sale in late September and are only $35 per person.


Golden Town Cruisers Cruise Nights
in Meaford

Bring out your oldie or just come on down and enjoy vintage and classic cars. Every Tuesday, June 2nd-September 8, 2009 (except June 30). 7-9pm at the Meaford Harbour Pavilion. Door prizes, jacket draws, great music.

Meaford: approx. 24 km (20 minutes) north west on Hwy 26.


Meaford Municipal Farmers' Market

A family & friends event under the Rotary Pavilion
at the Harbour, 3-7pm. Local high quality produce
direct from our farmers.

Meaford: approx. 24 km (20 minutes) north west on Hwy 26.


Jazz at the Station

Every Wednesday at the Station on St. Paul St. Bring your lawn chair. A community Museum is located in The Station, a reconstruction of the 1873 Collingwood Railway Station. The Station is located at the corner of St. Paul Street and Hwy. #26, in downtown Collingwood.


Salsa at Blue Mountain

Village at Blue Mountain The Ontario Salsa Tour hits Blue Mountain! This FREE family street party celebrating Ontario’s Latin cultures will turn the Village at Blue into a showcase of Latin life: pulsating music, passionate dancing, fiery foods!


Canada Day in Thornbury

Downtown Thornbury 9:00am - 3:00pm. Schedule: 8:30-10:30am Pancake Breakfast at Town Hall 11:00am-12:00pm Parade along Bruce St. 12:15pm Cake Cutting and Singing of National Anthem.

Thornbury: approx. 14 km (14 minutes) north west on Hwy 26.


Picnics and Performances
Nancy Island, Wasaga Beach

Picnics and Performances, Thursday evenings, 7pm at the Nancy Island Historic site. The Schooner "Nancy" was a British supply vessel, and the only ship to survive the naval battle on Lake Erie which the British lost in 1812, but the Americans discovered the "Nancy" hidden away on the Nattawasaga River and subsequently sank her. The hull was salvaged in 1927 and today stands in front of the museum which tells the story of the War of 1812 and the three hundred years of navigation on Lake Superior. There is also a reconstruction of the engine room of a Great Lakes steamer.

Nancy Island: Just off Mosely and 3rd Street North (Main beach area)
Wasaga Beach: approx. 14km (14 minutes) South east Hwy 26 to Mosely turn off.


The Blue Mountains Chili Cookoff

Village at Blue Mountain. A fun-filled family day, centered on some serious provincial championship chili cooking! This 25th annual event boasts live music, chili tasting and kids' activities.


Dates to be confirmed.

Celebrities & Amateurs are paired with 160 golfers from the PGA in a Pro-Am format. Benefiting The Wayne Gretzky Foundation. At the Georgian Bay Golf Club & Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay. The ONLY stop on the nationwide tour!

Purse: $800,099 - Winning Share: $144, 017
Individual Day Pass $15. Weekly Pass $39.99

Many sports and entertainment celebrities will again participate in the 2009 Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic along with 160 golfers from the PGA Nationwide Tour. The Georgian Bay Club and The Raven at Lora Bay will host this pro-am format that allows fans to see elite golf played by both pros and amateurs alike. With proceeds benefiting the Wayne Gretzky Foundation, the impact will be felt far beyond the golf course.

The Hottest grassroots bands climbing the charts hit the Village Stage to Rock The Mountain! Plus the finalists from the region’s most successful Idol contest!


Craigleith Heritage Depot  2010 Lecture Series

Location: Beaver Valley Community Centre, Thornbury
Cost: $7 per lecture - $10 per couple - $4 youth 18 and under.
Phone: 705.444.2601


The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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