Summer Festivals, Concerts & Theatre in Collingwood, Thornbury, Meaford & Creemore

We are very fortunate to have so many cultural events in the area, from Jazz in a waterfront park to Film Festivals,  Live Theatre and Art Festivals. The remainder of summer 2015 is packed full of great events – not to be missed!


Sunday July 5 until Sunday August 16, 2015  6-8 pm.
Bayview Park, 106 Bay St. E. Thornbury

The Jazz by the Bay series is now in full swing in Thornbury, taking place in Bayview Park every Sunday evening throughout the summer. Refreshments available. Bring your lawn chair and join us.

Rain location – Beaver Valley Community School, 189 Bruce St. S. Thornbury
Call 519-599-3345 after 4pm
(tribute to the Beatles)
For more information JazzByTheBay.ca


Collingwood Arts & Music Festival

Civic Holiday Weekend at
The Station/Museum,
45 St Paul St., Collingwood, ON

Sat, Aug 1, 9am-5pm
Sun Aug 2, 10am-4pm
For more information BMFA

Sidelaunch Days – Collingwood Harbour FestivalCollingwood Harbour Festival is a three-day, multi-venue, family event celebrating the joy of being in, on, and around the water while commemorating the unique shipbuilding heritage of Collingwood. Activities span the arts, culture, sport, and recreation and include live music, local culinary fare, water sport trials, children’s activities and historic walking tours. The showpiece of the event will be a historic photo and footage exhibit projected onto Collingwood’s iconic grain elevators. It is called AT SEA.Sidelaunch Days is proudly presented by the Town of Collingwood and Collingwood Downtown in cooperation with the Collingwood Arts & Music Festival.AT SEA
AT SEA is a curatorial project by Toronto-based independent curator Yasmin Nurming-Por. Over two evenings, two different projections on the north side of the waterfront terminal buildings will endeavor to activate Collingwood’s shipyards archive and contribute to the memory of Collingwood’s industrial past through the use of moving and still images sourced from the Collingwood Museum.
August 1 & 2, 2015
9 pm-11 pm
Continuous Showing
Millennium Park, Collingwood, ON
Theatre Collingwood presents Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s production of


July 28-Aug 1, 2015
One Moment is a funny and touching musical about six employees at a call center, who take orders for a series of self-help DVD’s entitled One Moment. One moment is all it takes to change a life and these six, very different lives, will all be altered in one life-changing moment during a normal day of work.
Theatre Collingwood – visit TheatreCollingwood.ca for schedule
AND August 25th to Saturday August 29th
Theatre Collingwoodlove


Big Head Shin Dig – Saturday, August 15th

Press Release – On Saturday, August 15, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., craft beer, music and local food lovers will gather in the hop yards of Bighead Hops in Meaford to celebrate the hop harvest. The Bighead ShinDig is the most unique, laid back and cool event to happen in Grey County all summer! This year the event hosts over 14 local brewers and cideries with samples, amazing local food vendors, and a stellar lineup of local musicians, including folk favourites Moonshiner’s Daughter.

In addition to sampling, food, and music, there are tours of the hop yards and processing areas, led by Nicholas Schaut, owner and operator of Bighead Hops. And this year, the Niagara College Teaching Brewery will be brewing a batch of beer right in the fields to demonstrate the process.

The event is family-friendly (kids under the legal drinking age are free to attend). Tickets are available through Meaford Hall website or at the entrance. Tickets are $25 + HST and include 6 sampling tickets. More sampling tickets are available for purchase on site.

Meaford International Film Festival

Meaford International Film Festival Pricing (HST exempt)Save with Festival Packages
Festival Pass: $99 all 4 films & parties (7:30 pm showtime)
Matinee Pass: $40 all 3 matinees (2:00 pm showtime)Individual Tickets
Film Pass: $29 one evening film & party (7:30 pm showtime)
Matinee Pass: $15 (2:00 pm showtime)Film or Festival pass tickets to the evening shows include the after-film party, delicious free appetizers, a complimentary drink from the cash bar, a chance to win the Trivia Quiz basket of prizes and opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.Thursday, September 35:15 pm MIFF Meal, George’s on Main
7:00pm Opening Gala
10:00pm Party
Friday, September 4
2:00pm Selma
5:15 pm MIFF Meal, The Kitchen
7:00pm Red Army
10:00pm Party

Saturday, September 5
2:00pm Red-Army
5:15 pm MIFF Meal, The Dam Pub
7:00pm A Brilliant Young Mind
10:00pm PartySunday, September 6
2:00pm A Brilliant Young Mind
5:15 pm MIFF Meal, Captains Corner
7:00pm Speed Sisters
10:00pm Party – Closing Gala

MIFF Meals

Book a seat in Meaford’s most exclusive restaurant – open only during MIFF! Start your evening in the party tent at Meaford Hall with a delicious meal from one of the area’s best caterers. Cash bar. Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!
MIFF Meal: $37.50 (does not include a film pass)
Book your seat today
Box office: 877.538.0463 or 12 Nelson St., Meaford


The Creemore Children’s Festival – Saturday August 1A community-minded, not-for-profit event designed to empower children by inspiring their imaginations and broadening their creative minds through exciting, interactive play. Geared to children of all ages, our volunteer driven activities, demonstrations and sponsored performances are grass-roots and all about getting back to the basics of family fun.For more information and event schedule visit CreemoreChildrensFestival.com
Copper Kettle Classics August 22On August 22nd, enjoy an amazing day of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles in downtown Creemore on historic Mill Street. Register your 1990 or older car, truck or motorcycle and enjoy live music, shopping and a beer festival. This years show pays tribute to car and motorcycle clubs from near and far.For more information www.CopperKettleClassics.com


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