Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend returns to the heart of Muskoka’s cottage country this November 9-11. Back for its 12th year, this event truly offers something for everyone! Want to unwind with some great entertainment? Looking for a new adventure? Looking to connect with your inner artist? Craving delectable food experiences?  Then grab your best girlfriends and escape the pressures of everyday life because Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend has it all!

Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend is a weekend jam-packed with entertainment. The performances kick off on Friday night as the Algonquin Theatre hosts Hex and the City. Enjoy this LOL fundraiser for the Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services that includes a Gala Reception featuring music from Gina Horswood and Tamica Herod, followed by the main event… An evening of comedy featuring Robin Clipsham as “Peaches” and Cherry Beach with Second City’s Jillian Welsh!

Are you a concert goer? Get ready to enter the musical universe of the legend that is Sir Paul as All McCartney Live takes the Algonquin Theatre stage on Saturday night. Incorporating modern sound, technology, lights and video, the show will lead you on an emotional and nostalgic journey through 1963 to present day.

Saturday night’s headline concert features none other than Serena Ryder. Ryder is a Toronto born artist adored by fans and critics alike due to her immense raw and earnest song writing talent and electric live performances.

A popular feature of the Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend is the Girl Talk speaker series. Hosted at the Algonquin Theatre, these sessions focus on topics such as beauty, health, personal growth, relationships and fashion. The 45-minute workshops take place Saturday from 12 to 4:30 pm, and the diverse range of subjects means you are guaranteed to find something that piques your interest.

Brand new to Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend in 2018, get ready to pick it up a notch at the Booty Fitness Classes! Also hosted at the Algonquin Theatre from 11am to 2pm, the Booty Fitness Classes will show you how dance, fitness and well-being can all come together in a unique and fun way.

If you are looking for something a little more daring, Girlfriends’ Getaway has the perfect solution. Find Your Wild is back in 2018 with new and exciting outdoor adventures designed to provide an escape from the pressures of a busy life by challenging you to experience nature like never before. Try on a new outfit at the Firefighter Escape Room where you will have the chance to wear full firefighter gear and test yourself through multiple challenges. Don’t fancy yourself a firefighter? Why not try out some Axe Throwing! You can try either the 1-hour Traditional Axe Throwing or sign up for two-hours and try out the Bush Poker Axe Throwing Trail. This includes 16 targets on a walk in the woods, with lots of fun new challenges including moving targets. If you’re looking for something new and exciting, this is it!

Throughout the weekend, you and your gal pals will have a chance to get in touch with your inner artist. With workshops such as Woven Pendants, Painting Figures in a Fun New Way, Take the Best Photos with Your iPhone, Carve Your Own Stone Pendant, and Macramé a Wall Hanging, Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend offers you the opportunity to take part in a playful expression of art and music.

Food has always been a highlight of the weekend, and this year’s event is no exception. Turn drab into fab at the Queens of Cuisine event where it’s time for High Tea, as Whimsical Bakery demonstrates the art of decadent scone making. Still hungry for more? Huntsville has many unique restaurants serving a wide range of delicious meals for your dining pleasure. Many of these establishments will be offering special Girlfriends’ Getaway menus designed to be savoured by you and the special women in your life.

What would a weekend be without a little shopping? The streets of historic downtown Huntsville will be transformed into a shopper’s dream – it’s all about exclusive sales and discounts offered with extraordinary service. Downtown alone, there are over 100 shops and services to choose from, all within walking distance of the weekend’s headquarters located at the Algonquin Theatre. No matter what you are searching for, you will find unique treasures, simple luxuries and that perfect gift for someone special.

The 12th annual Huntsville’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend is the perfect opportunity for women to escape the pressures of work and family and celebrate each other. With such a wide range of events and activities happening throughout the weekend, everyone will find something…informative, relaxing, inspiring, entertaining…we’ve got it all!

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