Festivals & Events

Many events are returning this spring/summer 2023! Event details below will be updated soon. Stay tuned!  

Use this calendar to check out all the cool events that are happening in Gravenhurst while you’re here visiting. The listings are constantly being updated with new events and fun things going on in the Gateway to Muskoka. Make sure to check to make sure you aren’t missing out on anything!

Signature Events

 Antique and Classic Boat Show

With the ever-increasing popularity of the show, there will have quite a few of the registered boats set up on land, reaching from the Lions Pavilion west along the boardwalk. Visitors to the show can explore an impressive display and sale of antique and vintage outboard motors organized by the Maple Leaf Antique Outboard Club. There will also be a Nautical Flea Market to browse through in search of unique and hard to find items. There will also be antique and classic boats for sale, fully restored, ready for the water or as a project to take on.

Families can take part in the children’s activities, shop in Vendors Alley, take in the Classic Car Show and enjoy a refreshment or meal at any of the waterfront restaurants.

To keep things moving and to show off their restored boats, owners will be taking them for a spin around the bay to the delight of the crowds and several owners will be offering the public free rides in their vintage boats.

For more information please visit their website

Dockside Festival of the Arts

Dockside Festival of the Arts, since 1991, is a celebration of summer in Gravenhurst with 100 artisans, gourmet food, music, family fun and more. It takes place at Muskoka Wharf Special Event Park.

One hundred incredible artisans, live music, great activities for families, tasty food and craft beer are part of the 28th annual Dockside Festival of the Arts on the shore of Lake Muskoka.

The show runs Friday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is by donation!

For more information and pictures, check out the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce's website.

Gravenhurst Car Show

The Gravenhurst Car Show has been a staple of Gravenhurst for the past 26 years! The Show usually takes place on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend at Gull Lake Park.

For more event information head over to the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce's website! 

 Gravenhurst Triathlon

This event features 4 different events in 1 and includes being able to start the Triathlon with a jump off the historic RMS Segwun.  Unqiue and challenging this event is a favourite for participants.  Features Olympic Triathlon, International Duathlon, Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon. 

For more information visit Multisport Canada's website.

Gravenhurst Winter Carnival

This longstanding Gravenhurst tradition celebrates all that our community has to offer, and features super-fun events including Puddle Jumps, Kids Events, Skokie's Pizza and Birthday Parties, Polar Bear Dip, Donut Eating on a String, Demolition Derby, Live Entertainment and so much more!

Check out the website and Facebook page for some more information on this event!

In-Water Boat & Cottage Show with Muskoka Ribfest

The Muskoka In-Water Boat Show and Muskoka Ribfest takes place at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst from July 26 to Sunday July 28. Great food, live entertainment and more than 100 boat and cottage exhibits. Free general admission. 

Check out their Facebook page for more information.



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