For the week of May 20 – 26, 2019
Whether you’re looking for family fun, solo time, or anything in-between this week, Muskoka has got the thing for you!
And, signs of summertime are happening all over Muskoka, and here’s proof – Georgian Bay Islands National Park is now open for the season and, as of this Saturday, Santa’s Village opens its doors and begins its 2019 season. Plus, the Gravenhurst Opera House is preparing for the warmer weather with its Summer Season Sneak Peak this Friday evening.
Read on to learn more.
Gravenhurst Opera House Summer Season Sneak Peak
Friday, May 24th, get a glimpse of what the Gravenhurst Opera House has in store for you this upcoming season. The evening will feature Allan Royal and his reading of Tales of Benjamin Flicker, a story from his new, fictional work “736 Dominion Isn’t There Anymore.” The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing (and yes, cake will be served). Tickets are on sale now, get yours today to save your spot.
Opening day for Santa’s Village
Great news for the young (and the young-at-heart), Santa’s Village opens for its 2019 season this Saturday, May 25! That’s right, Santa is back at his summer home right here in Muskoka. And, between the kid’s rides, splash pad, live entertainers, and more happening all season, you’re guaranteed to make magical memories.
Art Battle Bracebridge
“12 Artists. 3 Rounds. 1 Winner.” Okay, Bracebridge’s Art Battle, we’re intrigued. Hosted by Let the Cat Go at the Annex this Saturday, May 25, competitors will have just 20 minutes to make the most masterful, audience-pleasing pieces of art they can. When the clock runs out, it’s up to the crowd to decide the winner through a group vote.
It’s not just the artists who could walk away victorious though. All the works created that evening will be available via a silent auction, so you could claim your own prize if there’s one you can’t resist. It’s sure to be a high-adrenaline, unadulterated art experience you should not miss.
Brass Transit and Oakland Stroke, two of North America’s premier tribute bands, join forces at Deerhurst Resort this Saturday, May 25, to bring you the best of ’70s horn-band hits. Make the most of the evening and treat yourself to an amazing Muskoka meal at one of Deerhurst’s dining venues.
Act fast, though, the previous Hornapalooza shows in Toronto were sold out, so the place is sure to be hopping!
Georgian Bay Islands National Park Open
Georgian Bay is home to a breathtaking, boat-accessed nature preserve, that is also the world’s largest freshwater archipelago.
No words can really describe this natural paradise, you’ve simply got to see it in person. No matter if you prefer cycling, hiking, or even glamping, there’s an adventure waiting for you. Plan a week or a weekend jaunt, or even appreciate the islands’ natural and cultural treasures via easy day-trips.
Stay and Play
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