Festivals & Events

Check out the special events happening in your community! And make sure to visit our Community Calendar for a full listing of events.   

Special Events  

Gravenhurst Gutsy Walk - June 2 
Gull Lake Rotary Park
Since 1996, Canadians impacted by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have walked on the first Sunday of June to raise funds for new treatments, programs, and, eventually, cures. GutsyWalk.ca 
Gravenhurst Farmers' Market - Opening Day June 5
Gull Lake Rotary Park (NEW LOCATION FOR 2024)
Every Wednesday June 5 to October 9, 2024
9 am - 2 pm 
You can expect to see all your favourite vendors as well as some new ones too as we experience "Market in the Park." We hope to see you there! 
Gravenhurst Triathlon & Duathlon - June 8 & 9
Muskoka Wharf
Multisport Canada is back with this incredible sporting event. Register to 
participate or find out more information at MultiSportCanada.com
 
Ontario Municipal Heritage Conference - June 13-15
Various Locations
More than 150 heritage planners, architects, public service employees and others with a passion for heritage will be in town for an annual conference. Gravenhurst.ca/HeritageConference
Gravenhurst Car Show - June 15
Gull Lake Rotary Park
Come and see the gleaming chrome, pristine whitewalls, throaty V8s and all the sights and sounds at the Gravenhurst Car Show. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 705-687-4432 or visit the event website
Evolving Muskoka & Misko-Aki: Confluence of Cultures - June 21
Muskoka Discovery Centre (Admission by Donation) 
MDC will open their exhibits to the community by donation. Learn more about Indigenous culture, history, and experiences to help foster understanding and reconciliationMDC will be accepting donations to allow community members to contribute to supporting these efforts. RealMuskoka.ca 
Toronto Outboard Racing Club Boat Race - June 22 & 23
Gull Lake Rotary Park 
From Sea Fleas to Hydroplanes to Classics, this event showcases the wonderful world of custom built water craft to raise funds for kids cancer camps in Ontario. For more information visit Torc.ca 
Bassmania - June 26
Muskoka Wharf
Annual bass fishing tournament with Anglers from across Ontario. Event from 7 am to 3 pm. Spectators are welcome to attend the weigh-in from 3 pm to 5 pm.  
Canada Day Fireworks Cruise - June 29 
Muskoka Wharf - Muskoka Steamships 
Enjoy the sunset with one of our signature cocktails on the main deck followed by a display of breathtaking fireworks at Walkers Point. 8:30 pm to midnight. *will be cancelled should there be a fire-ban in effect at the time* RealMuskoka.ca   
Canada Day Celebrations - July 1
Gull Lake Rotary Park
Put on your red and white and join in this free family celebration! Interactive tents, Junior Firefighter Challenge, BBQ, cake & more! 11 am to 3 pm
Open Water Swim Championships - July 13 & 14
Gull Lake Rotary Park
Swim Ontario hosts an incredible weekend of open water competition with three competitive swimming events - 500m relay, 2km and 5 km races from 8 am to 5 pm on both daysSwimOntario.com 
Tall Pines Music & Arts Festival - July 19 & 20
Gull Lake Rotary Park (NEW LOCATION FOR 2024)
A lakeside two-day music festival in Muskoka! 15 bands, live artists, kids zone, food trucks, local vendors, canoeing and more! TallPinesFestival.com 
Muskoka Boat & Cottage Show and Muskoka Ribfest - July 26 - 28
Gull Lake Rotary Park (NEW LOCATION FOR 2024)
Fun for the whole family with l
ive entertainment all weekend! MuskokaShows.com
Civic Holiday Fireworks - August 3
Muskoka Wharf
Come by car, bike, boat or on foot and see the show! Fireworks begin at dusk. Muskoka Steamships is also offering a sunset cruise returning to the bay for the fireworks. For details visit RealMuskoka.ca  
Make A Splash - August 4
Gull Lake Rotary Park 
10 am - 3 pm 
Join us for a fun-filled day of people-powered water sports and other great beach fun
Discover the Night - August 22
Muskoka Discovery Centre
Enjoy Muskoka Discovery Centre at night with music & more. 7:30 pm. RealMuskoka.ca
Muskoka Fall Classic Rowing Regatta - September 7
Gull Lake Rotary Park 
The Georgian Bay Rowing Club hosts 3 km rowing races on Gull Lake from 8 am to 4 pm. GeorgianBayRowing.wixsite.com/GBRC
Annual Severn Bridge Fall Fair - September 7 
Severn Bridge Fairgrounds
Come out and enjoy 
live music, games, horse show, livestock displays and competitions! For more information, visit SevernFair.org or call 705-689-6470.
Artist Life Stories Speaker Series - September 19, October 10 & November 28 
Muskoka Discovery Centre
Renowned Canadian artists discuss their craft with series host Cameron Smillie. Two parts conversation, one part show, one part question and answer and always splashed with a dash of the unexpected. Each speaker event includes two 45 minute sets and ends with a post-show question and answer session from the stage. Each artist will bring their journey to life. And, everyone comes away with the true story behind the artist. 7:30 pm. RealMuskoka.ca for information and tickets. 
Gravenhurst Autumn Arts Tour - September 28 & 29
Various Locations
Celebrate Gravenhurst’s rich artisan heritage with this two-day art tour during the peak autumn season. Featuring the work of over 60 artists from all over Muskoka. 10 am - 4 pm. Gravenhurst.ca/ArtsTour
Evolving Muskoka & Misko-Aki: Confluence of Cultures - September 30 
Muskoka Discovery Centre (Admission by Donation) 
MDC will open their exhibits to the community by donation. Learn more about Indigenous culture, history, and experiences to help foster understanding and reconciliationMDC will be accepting donations to allow community members to contribute to supporting these efforts. RealMuskoka.ca 
Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise - October 12
Muskoka Steamships 
This cruise is a decades long Muskoka Steamship Tradition for many families that includes a delicious Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner served to you and your loved ones in the elegant ship’s dining room.  BOOK EARLY – seating in the dining room sells out every year! Be entertained by a local musical favourite during the final dinner cruise of the season. 6 pm to 8:30 pm. RealMuskoka.ca 
   

                                                   

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