Now’s your chance – Head to Huntsville and Lake of Bays for fantastic events and outdoor adventure! Check out all the exciting Things to Do around the area this weekend!

Summer Kick Off at Belly Ice Cream

June 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Belly Ice Cream

Celebrate the Launch of Summer 2018 at Belly Ice Cream! Enjoy a bonfire, ice cream ‘smores’ (ice cream INSIDE a Marshmallow roasted by you!) and… get this… James Gray Music will be strumming acoustic by the fire! It’s a perfect way to greet a Muskoka Long Weekend! BYOS (bring your own stick!)

Lake of Bays Brewing Co. – Customer Appreciation Day

June 30 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Lake of Bays Brewing Co.

It’s the spring opener and 8th birthday for Lake of Bays Brewing Company! Join us at the brewery for a complimentary beer and enjoy some music in the beer garden.

Queen Flash

June 30 from 8:00 – 10:00 pm at the Algonquin Theatre

Johnny Zatylny is under no illusion that he is Freddie Mercury reincarnated. “There was only one Freddie. All I can do is bring his spirit back to the stage.” Critical reviews suggest he does that very well having performed his Queen tribute throughout Europe and North America. From Another One Bites the Dust to We Will Rock You tonight’s concert is guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your hands clapping!

Baysville Canada Day Fireworks

June 30 from 9:30 – 10:00 pm at the Dam in Baysville

Hosted by Baysville Station 40 Fire Fighters, the Baysville Firefighters Fireworks show will take place at dusk (9:30pm) at the Dam in Baysville. Come by boat, car or on foot. Please give generously to help offset the cost of the fireworks so they can continue next year.

Canada Day Celebration in Huntsville

July 1 from 8:00 am – 10:30 pm

Canada is 151 years young, and Huntsville is celebrating with festivities for the whole family all day long.


  • 8am: Lions Club breakfast
  • 9am: Gates Open at Muskoka Heritage Place (free admission until 11am only)
  • 10am: Opening Ceremony on the Village Green, Captain Hunt and Elected Dignitaries Speeches & Strawberry Scone Cake served by Council

Huntsville Area Celebration

  • 10am: Port Sydney festivities at the Port Sydney beach on Mary Lake from 10am-3pm. BBQ, music, sand castle building, craft, games and more
  • 11am: Local music on Town Hall steps from 11am-4pm
  • 12pm: Legion BBQ at 21 Veteran’s Way. Hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill. Legion open from 12-6pm
  • 10pm: Fireworks over Hunters Bay (tune into MooseFM 105.5 for synchronized music)

Dominion Day Strawberry Social & Steam-up Day

July 1 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Muskoka Heritage Place

Lots to do, lots to see, and lots of celebration! Free Canada Flags, tattoos, stickers and strawberry scones while supplies last.

The day includes costumed narrators, historical demonstrations, strolling musicians and the Portage Flyer getting all “steamed up” for the season with runs at: 12:00 / 1:00 / 2:00 & 3:00 pm.

Canada Day Celebrations in Dwight

July 1 from 10am – 3pm at Dwight Beach

To celebrate Canada Day in Dwight, the SS Bigwin will be offering complimentary boat cruises starting at Dwight Beach from 10am-3pm! Also enjoy an outdoor BBQ on the Beach from 11am-2pm, brought to you by the Hillside, Oxtongue Lake, Dwight (H.O.L.D.) Community Group.

Oxtongue Lake’s Canada Day Celebration

July 1 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Oxtongue Lake Community Centre

While actual festivities vary slightly year to year, there is always something of interest for both young and old.  Activities can include a celebration of the arts, musical interludes, children’s activities, clowns, balloon blowing, hot-dogs, cake and, of course, singing of O’Canada. So dress up in your red & white and come on out to have some family fun.

Etwell Concert Series – Paul Reddick

July 1 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at 2012 Etwell Road

Paul Reddick has long been apart of Canada’s rich roots music scene. He is one of the best harmonica players in the country. His distinctive voice covers a wide emotional palette, always engaging, sometimes a shout, more often a conversationally vivid whisper. But it is Reddick’s songs —  sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, always thought-provoking and rarely sentimental — and the passionate way he delivers them that best illustrate what the influential British magazine Mojo described as his “wayward brilliance”. In the real world, he has been nomianted for Junos and Blues Music Awards and he is a seven-time Maple Blues Award winner. And he continues to tour — across Canada and the United State, with two or three trips a year to Europe — with his hard-hitting band.

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