Festivals & Events

YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES

Savanna Strollers Walking Club
Wednesdays Year-Round, 9:15am, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
pinerypark.on.ca/walking-club| 519-243-1713
Savanna Strollers Walking Club meets Wednesdays at Lambton Heritage Museum, south side.

Bayfield Pole Walkers
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-10am. Sunday is family walk 9am-10am. Meet in front of Hive on Main Street, Bayfield. Facebook.com/bayfield.pole.walking
Pole walk to change ordinary walking into fitness walking using specially designed poles.

JANUARY

Forest Film Festival
January 21 & 23, 2019, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W., Forest
forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879
Movie presentation: “Room for Rent”. Proceeds benefit Forest Kiwanis Projects.

FEBRUARY

Bayfield Concert Series – Matt Mays Dark Promises Tour
February 9 & 11, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall
bayfieldtownhall.com | [email protected]
JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Matt May with bandmates Adam Baldwin and Ryan Stanley. Tickets available on ticketscene.ca.

Pinery Family Day Weekend
February 16-18, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-8574 (Visitor Centre)
Learn how tiny predators living under the snow to songbirds survive winter; ask about “Feeder Birds”; Join the Owl Prowl.

South Huron Family Day Winterfest
February 18, 2019, 8am-9pm, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter
familydaywinterfest.ca| 226-423-3028 | [email protected]
Full list of family-friendly events on website. Lions Club breakfast, snowshoeing, public skating, wagon rides and more.

Family Day Winter Fun
February 18, 2019, Falls Reserve Conservation Area, Benmiller
www.mvca.on.ca | 877-325-5722
Join us for snowshoeing, hot dogs, popcorn and maple taffy candy. Warm up with free hot chocolate and coffee by the campfire.

Forest Film Festival
February 18 & 20, 2019, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W., Forest
forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879
Movie presentation: “Puzzle”. Proceeds benefit Forest Kiwanis Projects.

The Livery Theatre – The Fantasticks: A Musical
February 23 & 24, 2019, Sat. 8pm/Sun. 2pm, The Livery Theatre, 35 South St., Goderich
thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | [email protected]

Welcome Wagon Bridal Show
February 24, 2019, South Huron Recreational Centre, Exeter
facebook.com/exeterbridalshowcase | 519-238-8048
Local vendors, door prizes, fashion shows, planning guides, special displays and gift bags for every bride.

MARCH

Whiskey Jack, Stores & Songs of Stompin’ Tom
March 1, 2019, 7pm, South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria St. E., Exeter
huronwavesmusicfestival.ca
For four decades, Whiskey Jack has been performing their unique brand of Canadian country music coast to coast. Tickets at ticketscene.ca/events/22784/.

The Livery Theatre – The Fantasticks: A Musical
March 1-3, and 8 & 9 2019, Fri. & Sat. 8pm/Sun. 2pm, The Livery Theatre, 35 South St., Goderich
thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | [email protected]

Me, You & Us Exhibit
March 1-17, 2019, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend
lambtonmuseums.ca | 519-243-2600 | [email protected]
Three-day art workshop followed by a celebration of publicly exhibited portraits.

Cabaret
March 8-10, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 | [email protected]
Call for tickets.

Return of the Tundra Swans
March 9-17, 2019, Thedford Bog (behind Lambton Heritage Museum), Grand Bend
returnoftheswans.com | 519-243-2600 | [email protected]
Witness thousands of swans migrating to Canada’s Arctic. Check website for daily migration updates.

Memories in March – Get Outdoors!
March 11-15, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521
Visitor Centre open 10am-5pm. Exhibits, indoor programming, nature documentaries, scavenger hunt, guided hikes, chickadee programs. Skiing, snowshoeing and skating. Overnight stays in tent, trailer or heated Yurts.

Annual Ipperwash Maple Festival
March 16 & 17 / March 23 & 24, 2019
Williamson Farms (7739 Lakeshore Rd.) / Silver Birches Campground (9537 Army Camp Rd.), 226-520-0144 | [email protected]
Breakfast, Hay Wagon & Bush Tours at Silver Birches Campground (9am-3pm); Sugar Shanty Tours at Williamson Farms (9am-5pm).

Forest Film Festival
March 18 & 20, 2019, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W., Forest
forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879
Proceeds benefit Forest Kiwanis Projects.

Bayfield Concert Series – Jeremy Fisher & Danny Michel
March 22, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall
bayfieldtownhall.com | [email protected]
JUNO Award nominees Jeremy Fisher, acoustic-driven singer/songwriter, and Danny Michel (six albums, Polaris Prize). Tickets available on ticketscene.ca.

Paint Ontario
March 29 – April 20, 2019, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend
paintontario.com | 519-243-2600 |
Juried art show, competition and sale of 300+ art pieces. Daily 11am to 5pm.

APRIL

Bayfield Concert Series – The Ennis Sisters
April 5, 2019, 8pm, Bayfield Town Hall
bayfieldtownhall.com | [email protected]
Juno Award, SOCAN Award, multiple East Coast Music Awards, and Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards, The Ennis Sisters are Maureen, Karen and Teresa. Tickets available on ticketscene.ca.

Huron Eats & Drinks
April 6, 2019, 3-9pm, South Huron Rec Centre, 94 Victoria St., Exeter
www.eventbrite.ca/e/huron-eats-drinks-tickets-55231770713
Huron Eats & Drinks is a new festival celebrating food, drink and fun. Showcasing all things local, the event will feature more than 35 local vendors. Visit the shopping concourse to discover the newest trends in cooking equipment, kitchen upgrades, and popular new recipes, all while enjoying the delicious food and wine tastings from local producers! Tickets $25/p.p. or $40/couple. Each ticket comes with 16 tasting vouchers. Samples at each vendor will vary from 2 to 4 tickets each. More vouchers can be purchased at the event.

Coffeehouse Folks Revival Concert
April 18, 2019, 7pm, Hensall Heritage Hall, Hensall
nicolelisacraig.com | 519-263-2343 | [email protected]
?Songs of the 60s and 70s by artists like Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, John Denver, Simon and Garfunkel, Ian and Sylvia and more!

Lioness’ Easter in the Park
April 20, 2019, Registration 10:30am, Morrison Dam (ABCA Office), Exeter
519-235-1409 (Cathy) | [email protected]
Children must pre-register at the Exeter Library or ABCA office ($2 per child). Every child leaves with a goodie bag and is entered to win prizes!

South Huron Hospital Auxiliary Spring Rummage Sale & Auction
April 24 & 25, 2019, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter
519-237-3445
Wednesday: rummage sale 4:30-8:30pm, live auction 6:30pm. Thursday: half price specials 9am-1pm. Cash sales only. Giant rummage sale of nearly new, vintage, collectible and antique treasures of all descriptions. Donations accepted. Proceeds purchase patient care equipment.

Bayfield Lions Home & Garden Show
April 26-28, 2019, Bayfield Arena & Community Centre, Bayfield
bayfieldlions.ca | 519.565.2894 | [email protected]
Showcase of local landscaping, nurseries, home improvement/renovation suppliers and contractors, personal health, pest control, travel, insurance, real estate and more. Free admission.

MAY

Waterscapes Exhibit
May 1 – Sept. 30, 2019, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend
lambtonmuseums.ca | 519-243-2600 | [email protected]

Dream Lottery – Dream Cottage
May 1 – July 4, 2019, 10130 Pinery Bluffs Rd., Grand Bend
dreamitwinit.ca | 1-866-802-4117
London’s Health Sciences Foundation lottery dream cottage is located in Pinery Bluffs subdivision for the second time! Built by Nicholson Builders, the home was created with cottage inspired living in mind. Hours: Fridays 2pm-7pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon – 5pm, Holidays (May 20, July 1) Noon to 5pm. Tickets available for purchase at the dream home location or online or by phone.

The Livery Theatre – Crimes of the Heart
May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11, 2019 @ 8pm & May 5 & 12, 2019 @ 2pm, The Livery Theatre, Goderich
thelivery.ca | 519-524-6262 | [email protected]

Arts, Eats & Beats Studio Tour – “The Stars Come Out”
May 3-5 2019, Multiple locations, Grand Bend & Port Franks
grandbendstudiotour.com | 519-238-1472 | [email protected]
Art, food and music. Event features 34+ artists. Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm.

Morrison Dam Fishing Derby
May 4, 2019, 8am-Noon, Morrison Dam Reservoir, Exeter
abca.on.ca | 1-888-286-2610
Annual trout fishing derby is a family-friendly event. Reservoir stocked with fish. Prizes to win!

Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday Celebrating Women’s Influence on Music
May 5, 2019, 7pm, Exeter United Church, Exeter
519-235-1778 (Ruth)
Ticketed event – $20 ($25 at the door). Features Richard Heinzle, Music Director, Anne Spivey, Accompanist, Jeremy Fox-Revett, Tenor, Estel Brown, Soprano, Marlene Fagan, Special Guest-Arranger/Pianist. Tickets can be purchased from Exeter United Church, Exeter Animal Hospital, Exeter Welcome Centre, Pine Dale Motor Inn (Grand Bend) or call Ruth at 519-235-1778.

Pinery Market – “Yard Sale Sunday”
May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019, Sundays, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
Opening Sunday is “Yard Sale Sunday”. Regular market vendors are on display PLUS yard sale booths for extra bargain hunting! Rain or Shine, booths are covered! Free parking. Admission $1 per person.

Racer 5 Motorcycle School
May 10-12, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| [email protected]
3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

Lucan Town-Wide Yard Sale
May 11, 2019
lucanbiddulph.on.ca

Beer & Food Festival
May 11, 2019, 2-9pm, Bayfield Arena Community Centre, Bayfield
villageofbayfield.com | facebook.com/bayfieldbeerandfood/
Sample craft beer, local wine and local restaurant fare. Enjoy while listening to live music and visiting with old friends. Eventbrite.ca – tickets $20 to $45.

Bayfield Farmers’ Market
May 17 – October 11, 2019, Fridays 3pm-7pm, Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield
bayfieldfarmersmarket.ca | 519-275-0781 | [email protected]
Local fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, plants, syrup & preserves, baked goods and artisan items.

Migration Weekend
May 17-20, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events |519-243-8574 | [email protected]
Join Park Naturalists, local birders and banders to celebrate arrival of migratory songbirds.

Dashwood Community Yard Sale & Firefighter’s Breakfast
May 18, 2019, 7am–11am, Dashwood Community Centre, Dashwood
519-777-3407 (Darlene O’Rourke)
Town-wide yard sale and delicious breakfast served by local firefighters.

Spring Blowout
May 18-20, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223 | facebook.com/grandbendmotorplex
Three days of Canada’s quickest bracket and bike/sled racing. See the amazing Bone Shaker Jet Truck.

Bayfield Concert Series
May 19, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-2551 (Sue) / 519-565-2830 (Sandy) | [email protected]
Fleetwood Mac cover band in concert at the hall. Call for advance tickets $40 / at the door $45.

Bayfield Flea Market
May 19 – October 13, 2019, Sundays 7am-3pm, Agricultural Park, Bayfield
villageofbayfield.com | 519-565-2328
Vendors include antique dealers, arts & crafts, farm produce.

Bayfield Optimists Rubber Duck Race
May 19, 2019, 12:45pm, Bayfield South Pier, Bayfield
villageofbayfield.com | bayfieldoptimist.ca
Sponsor a rubber duck or enter to win the annual race or simply watch 1,250 yellow rubber ducks compete. Prizes for the top fastest ducks.

Bayfield Lions Breakfast
May 19, 2019, 8am to Noon, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield
bayfieldlions.ca | villageofbayfield.com | 519-565-5170
Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Bayfield Arena and help support the Lions Club!

Lambton Shores Farmers’ Market
May 22 – October 10, 2019, 8am-1pm, Fridays-Forest, Wednesdays-Grand Bend
226-520-0144 | [email protected]
Local fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, plants, syrup & preserves, baked goods and artisan items.

Exeter Farmers’ Market
May 23 – October 10, 2019, Thursdays 3pm-7pm, MacNaughton Park, Exeter
facebook.com/exeterfarmersmarket | [email protected]
Local produce, baked goods, meat, eggs, preserves and plants. Enjoy live music and BBQ.

Lambton Film & Food Festival
May 23-26, 2019, 7:30pm, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, 24 King St. W., Forest
forestfestivals.ca | 519-786-4879
Nine films, three dinners, artisans, artists, entertainment and education workshops for all ages.
Youth Shorts Program – youth short film competition .

AAC West Ontario Regional Dog Agility Championship
May 24-26, 2019, REACH, 168 Beech St., Clinton
aac.ca | [email protected]
AAC Agility Trials are open to all four legged dogs capable of demonstrating the element of agility and control and the mental and physical ability to carry out the required tests. Fun for handler, dog and spectator.

Alice Munro Festival
May 24-26, 2019, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
alicemunrofestival.ca | 877-862-5984
Festival of the short story, named for Nobel Literature Award winner Alice Munro. Tickets and passes available from Blyth Festival box office.

Hensall Village Wide Yard Sale & Fireman’s Breakfast
May 25, 2019, 7am-11am, Hensall
municipalityofbluewater.ca | 519-239-4351 | [email protected]
Town-wide yard sale after you fill-up on a delicious breakfast served by local firefighters.

Town Hall Community Lunch
May 27, 11:30am, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
519-565-2830 (Sandy) / 519-955-1456 (Pat)
7th Annual Community Luncheon meet and greet with the directors of the Bayfield Town Hall. Find out what’s coming up in 2019. Tickets $10.

Friday Ladies Night Out
May 31, 2019, 4pm–10pm, Exeter
experienceexeter.ca | 226-423-3028 | [email protected]
Sip, shop & socialize while you get VIP treatment with prizes, food and extended shopping hours.

Clinton Spring Fair
May 31 – June 2, 2019, REACH, 168 Beech St., Clinton
clintonspringfair.com | 519-482-7925 | [email protected]
Fish Fry, competitions and shows for pets, babies, poultry, goats, miniature horses, sheep shearing demos, tractor & ATV pulls, midway, demolition derby and much more.

JUNE

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 1
May 31 – June 2, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | [email protected]
Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

Bayfield Village Yard Sale
June 1, 2019, 8am-11am, Bayfield
villageofbayfield.com |
Town-wide yard sale.

Bayfield Lions Walk for Dog Guides
June 2, 2019, 9:30am-1pm, Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield
Annual walk for dog guides. Registration 9:30am; Walk 10am; Show 11am. London Police K-9 unit, dog groomer, dog trainer, dog agility demo, therapy and rescue dogs.

Pinery Market
June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019, Sundays, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
More than 200 regular market vendors. Rain or Shine booths are covered! Free parking. Admission $1 per person.

MOPAR Canadian National Superbike Series
June 8 & 9, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | csbk.ca | 519-238-7223
National motorcycle road race series.

Hensall Spring Fair
June 8 & 9, 2019, Hensall Fairgrounds, Hensall
villageofhensall.com/fair
Antique car show, Legion Fish Fry, pet show, Mad Science, vendors & displays, beer & food booths.

Pinery Market – “Ford & Mercury Truck Show Sunday”
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This Sunday features 9th Annual Ford & Mercury Truck Show by the Classic Ford Truck Club’s West Coast Chapter.

Exeter’s Town-Wide Yard Sale
June 15, 2019, 7am-2pm, Exeter
experienceexeter.ca | [email protected]
Town-wide yard sale! Rain or shine. Deals, collectables, treasures and other good stuff at 100+ locations.

Ontario West Coast Antique Show
June 16, 2019, 8am-3pm, 72040 London Rd., between Exeter and Hensall
ontariowestcoastantiqueshow.weebly.com | 519-860-3509 | [email protected]
One-day, outdoor show and sale with 24+ dealers, pickers and collectors. No reproductions and nothing less than 50-years old.

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 2
June 21-23, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | [email protected]
Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

Family Fishing Derby
June 22, 2019, 7am-11am, Falls Reserve Conservation Area, Benmiller
mvca.on.ca | 1-877-325-5722
Fish a stocked pond for the big one, trout or bass. Three age categories; some angling equipment available to borrow. Prizes available for youth.

Beachfest
June 22, 2019, noon-10pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend
grandbendoptimistclub.ca/beachfest
Local craft beer, wine, cider, food and live music festival on the beach. Tickets eventbrite.ca.

ONDR Nostalgia Weekend
June 28-30, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223
Largest Ontario Nostalgia Drag Racer’s event of the year, featuring classic drag-racing vehicles from the past and Classic Car Show.

Bayfield Concert Series – Bedouin Soundclash
June 27, 2019, 8pm, Bayfield Town Hall
bayfieldtownhall.com | [email protected]
Formed nearly two decades ago, and named after Israeli dub artist/producer Badawi’s 1996 release of the same name, Bedouin Soundclash debuted in 2001 with the album Root Fire.  Tickets available on ticketscene.ca.

Racer 5 Motorcycle School
June 28-30, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| [email protected]
3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

Family Fishing Week
June 29 – July 7, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521
Join Pinery Naturalists to learn more about sustainable angling and the ecology of the Old Ausable Channel. Province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing licence. Budget and family-friendly way to introduce kids to angling.

JULY

Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks
July 1, 2019, Main Beach, 8-10:30pm, Grand Bend
canadadaygrandbend.ca | 519-238-2001 | [email protected]
Live music on the beach 8-10pm, followed by one of the largest fireworks displays in Southwestern Ontario at 10pm.

Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks
July 1, 2019, 8am-10pm, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter
canadadaysouthhuron.ca | 226-423-3028 | [email protected]
Fun activities offered all day for the whole family with fireworks at dusk.

Summer Sunset Sounds Concerts
Monday, July 1 and Sundays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend
summersunsetsounds.ca | 519-238-1472 | [email protected]
Free music concert at sunset on the beach – all music styles.

Familiar Favourites Concerts
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7-9pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend
FREE music concert featuring familiar, favourite music. Donations welcome.

Bayfield Vettefest & Firefighters’ Breakfast 
July 5 & 6, 2019, 8am-4pm, Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield
Vette Fest Facebook Page | 519-565-2020 | [email protected]
Friday: 7pm Summer Night cruise. Saturday: Firefighters’ Breakfast 8am-11am; all-day Corvette show.

Festival of Arts & Crafts
July 5-7, 2019, Courthouse Square Park, Goderich
Festival Facebook Page
The Women’s Shelter, Second Stage Housing & Counselling Services of Huron proudly presents the annual Festival of Arts & Crafts. More than 125 artists will be showcasing.

Jessica’s House Music Weekend
July 6, 2019, 3-11:55pm, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter
facebook.com/jessicashousemusicweekend | [email protected]
Rodeo Grounds host country music event and more. Headliner is The Washboard Union. Proceeds to Jessica’s House. Tickets – $42.88

Racer 5 Motorcycle School
July 6 & 7, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| [email protected]
3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

Huron Waves Music Festival – Piano Improv Seminar
July 7, 2019, Noon-1pm, Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, Exeter
Stephen Holowitz, Marlene Fagan and David Buckley, three accomplished musicians, explore their approaches to the piano.

Pinery Market
July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019, Sundays, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
More than 200 regular market vendors. Rain or Shine booths are covered! Free parking. Admission $1 per person.

Huron Waves Music Festival – ThatOtherChoir
July 8, 2019, Noon-1pm, Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, Exeter
Under direction of Louise Dockstader, award-winning choir performs pop, jazz, folk and classical songs sacred and secular.

Pioneer Park Rummage Sale
July 12, 2019, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield
villageofbayfield.com | [email protected]
Outdoor pad opens 6pm; indoor arena opens 7pm. Vendors fill the arena for this annual sale. Arrive early and expect a line-up at this popular event!

BaconFest – Everything Bacon & Bikes
July 13, 2019, 10am-7pm, Lucan
lucanbaconfest.ca | [email protected]
Hogs and Rods Show & Shine, Celebrity Guest John Catucci (You Gotta Eat Here!), Sidewalk Chalk Displays, Live Music, KidZone, Ice Carving Competition, Beer Garden, Food and more!

Annual Multicultural Festival
July 13, 2019, 1pm-8pm, 96 Victoria Street E, Ag Building, Exeter
Multicultural Festival Facebook Page
Join us for live music, ethnic food, face painting, Touch the Truck, bouncy castle and more!

GTA Exotic Car Lapping Weekend
July 13 & 14, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | gtaexotics.ca | 519-238-7223
Take a Ferrari, Lamborghini or other exotic car for a drive at the Raceway. Register at gtaexotics.ca.

Points Weekend
July 13 & 14, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223 | facebook.com/grandbendmotorplex
Thunder, Junior and Extreme 32-series dragracing, including Windsor Bracket series at the Dragway.

Kettle & Stony Point Competition PowWow
July 13 & 14, 2019, Kettle Point Park, 9226 Lake Rd., Kettle Point
kettlepoint.org | 519-786-2125 | [email protected]
Event offers cultural experience and traditional foods. Competition PowWow, singing, dancing, arts & crafts and drum contest. Everyone welcome.

Huron Waves Music Festival – Organ Recital
July 15, 2019, Noon-1pm, Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, Exeter
Organist Dr. Richard Heinzle performs.

Familiar Favourites Concerts
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7-9pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend
FREE music concert featuring Leisa Way sings Opry Gold. Donations welcome.

Exeter Sidewalk Sale Days
July 18-20, 2019, Main St., Exeter
experienceexeter.ca | 226-423-3028 | [email protected]
Three days of bargains. Deals outside and new items inside.

Healthy Parks Healthy People
July 19, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521
Start your weekend early with FREE day-use entry to Pinery.

Racer 5 Motorcycle School
July 19-21, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| [email protected]
3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

Savanna Fest
July 20, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521
Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers and Friends of Pinery to learn about the largest remaining parcel of Oak Savanna in Canada at locations throughout the park. Get your passport stamped; win prizes.

Huron Sound Music & Arts Festival
July 20, 2019, 5-11pm, MacNaughton Park, Exeter
facebook.com/culturalcollective | [email protected]
Enjoy local music, art, artisans, food and a cash bar in the park!

Zurich Country Fair
July 26-28, 2019, Zurich Agriplex, 15 East St., Zurich
zurichcountryfair.com | [email protected] | 519-868-4725
Horse shows, baby show, elimination draw & dance, jamboree, animal displays, culinary arts, children’s displays and activities and midway.

Bayfield Concert Series
July 27, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 (press “1” for tickets)
Award-winning vocal jazz ensemble – Take 3 & Company – perform songs from Burt Bacharach and Sergio Mendes. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Buy tickets online at no additional cost.

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 3
July 27 & 28, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | [email protected]
Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

MS Bike Tour – Grand Bend to London
July 27 & 28, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex , Grand Bend
msbike.ca | 1-888-510-7777 | [email protected]
Cycle 150km from Grand Bend to London (Western University) and back again. 1890 participants!

Familiar Favourites Concerts
Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 7-9pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend
FREE music concert featuring The McCartney Years with Yuri Pool. Donations welcome.

AUGUST

MOPAR Canadian Nationals
August 2-4, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223 | facebook.com/grandbendmotorplex
Canada’s Biggest Drag Racing Event. 350+ race teams. Dragsters, Nitro Funnies, Jets, Pros, Fireworks!

Ausable Adventures
August 3, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-1521
Learn about the unique ecological communities that thrive in the Old Ausable Channel.

Wind & Waves Outdoor Eco Festival
August 3-4, 2019, Windmill Lake Eco & Wake Park, Bayfield
windmill-lake.ca | 519-524-0636 | [email protected]
Bayfield hosts the International Wakeboarding Competition with riders from all over North America. Watch the experts while you learn to wakeboard or enjoy paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats at the Aqua Park, 40-acre spring-fed lake. Daily Beer Garden, food trucks and market vendors. Live music. Ticketed event.

Pinery Market
August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019, Sundays, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
More than 200 regular market vendors. Rain or Shine booths are covered! Free parking. Admission $1 per person.

Bayfield 5k Run
August 5, 2019, Registration 9am, Pioneeer Park, Bayfield
pioneerpark.ca | [email protected]
Run, walk, roll or ride in the annual fun run. Entre fee $5. Walkers and runners set off at 9:30am; cyclists and rollerbladers at 10am.

Summer Sunset Sounds Concerts
Monday August 6 & Sundays, August 12, 19, 26, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend
summersunsetsounds.ca | 519-238-1472 | [email protected]
Free music concert at sunset on the beach – all music styles.

Celtic Roots Festival
August 9-11, 2019, Lions’ Harbour Park, Goderich
celticfestival.ca | 519-524-8221 | [email protected] | [email protected]
Week-long school of Celtic music, dance and crafts and art for adults and children ending with a 3-day traditional outdoor festival. Celtic College and Celtic Kids’ Camp August 5-9.

Bayfield Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale
August 9-11, 2019, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield
trinitychurch.bayfield.on.ca | 519-565-2974
Prestigious dealers, refreshments & live entertainment. Tickets at the door.

Exeter RAM Rodeo
August 9-11, 2019, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter
exeterrodeo.ca | 519-235-2833 | [email protected]
Family-friendly rodeo featuring bronco riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, live music and more.

Zurich Yard Sale & Firemen’s Breakfast
August 10, 2019, 7am-11am, Zurich
municipalityofbluewater.ca | 519-239-4351 | [email protected]
Town-wide yard sale.

Berlin Klassik Euro Car Show
August 10 & 11, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
berlinklassik.ca | 519-594-0022
Drag racing, burnouts, test drives, car wash, performance Dyno run, Kidz Fun zone. Saturday is pre-show entertainment and judging; Sunday car show.

Racer 5 Motorcycle School
August 10 & 11, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| [email protected]
3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

Pinery Market – “Ice Cream Festival”
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 8am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This Sunday features the Ice Cream Festival and Steam Engine exhibit.

Familiar Favourites Concerts
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 7-9pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend
FREE music concert featuring Cliff Kerickson & His Signature 12-string guitar. Donations welcome.

Bayfield Town Hall Presents – Woodstock in Bayfield
August 16-18, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 (press “1” for tickets) | [email protected]
Woodstock Music Festival – 3 Days of Peace & Music. Call for tickets. August 16 – Janis Joplin Tribute featuring “Inspired by Janis with Chuckee Zehr. Advance tickets $30 or $35 at the door. August 17 – Woodstock Experience with 30 songs from the greatest music festival. Performance will be at the Bayfield Fairgrounds at 8pm. Advance tickets $20 or $25 at the gate. Woodstock The Movie – Oscar-winning documentary captured the essence of the music and electricity of the performances. Admission FREE, donations welcome. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone.

Annual Western Ontario Steam Threshers Festival
August 15-18, 2019, Forest Fairgrounds, Forest
steamthresher.com | 519-845-1170
Event showcases early agriculture tools and methods with antique vehicles, model engine displays, wagon rides and country music. This year featuring Cockshutt Tractors, rodeo, Square Dancing Tractors and Canadian Cowgirls.

Bayfield Fair – “From Field to Table”
August 16-18, 2019, Bayfield Fairgrounds, Bayfield
bayfieldfair.ca | [email protected]
Friday (4:30pm – 9pm) community supper. Saturday 9am-Midnight; Sunday 9am – 4pm. Activities include exhibits, concessions & midway, demonstrations, fireworks, horse shows, parade, wiggle cars, face painting, dunk tank, mini tractor pull & more.

Windsor Racing Weekend
August 17 & 18, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | windsorweekend.ca | 519-238-7223
Large community-driven, drag-racing event. Windsor Bracket Series Championship. Saturday Night of fire, show cars, jets, fireworks and more!

Pinery Market – “Super Hero Sunday”
Sunday, August 18, 2019, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This is SuperHero Sunday, including face painting, buskers & more. Dress up your little hero and the family gets in FREE.

Zurich Bean Festival & Antique Car Show
August 23 & 24, 2019, Zurich Fairgrounds & Bluewater Arena, Zurich
beanfest.ca | 519-236-2326 | [email protected]
Friday: 7pm antique car cruise, Bean Dance, fireworks. Saturday: giant antique car show, pancake breakfast, children’s midway rides, street market, live music, home-cooked beans & pork-chop dinners!

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 4
August 23-25, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | [email protected]
Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

Familiar Favourites Concerts
Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7-9pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend
FREE music concert featuring the very popular local band [email protected] and their big beach party. Donations welcome.

Bayfield Town Hall Presents 
August 31, 2019, 4:30pm – 7:30pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 (press “1” for tickets) | [email protected]
6th annual Sunset on Summer Barbeque. Dine on chicken BBQ, wine/beer tent, live entertainment by “Carry On”, performing the music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Rain or shine. Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets online at no additional cost.

SEPTEMBER

Pinery Market
September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019, Sundays, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
More than 200 regular market vendors. Rain or Shine booths are covered! Free parking. Admission $1 per person.

Thunder by the Beach
August 30 – September 1, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223
300+ race teams at this final big event of the season. Nitro cars, Ultimate Showdown Pro Mod & TD/TS, Jets, fireworks.

Run4Kids
September 1, 2019, 8:30am, Virtual High School, Bayfield
vhsrun4kids.com | [email protected]
Proceeds support Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario. Registration hosted by the Running Room.

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 5
September 13- 15, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | [email protected]
Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – 25th Anniversary!
September 14, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | shorelinecleanup.ca | 519-243-8574
Meet at the Visitor Centre to start the day, where gloves and garbage bags provided. Please pre-register by phone. High school students – earn community hours!

Terry Fox Run
September 15, 2019, 10am-2pm, MacNaughton Park, Exeter
terryfox.org/run/find-a-site | 519-281-7313
Walk, run, bike or rollerblade the route. Cancer research fundraiser. Register at Dalton Finkbeiner Pavillion.

Forest Fall Fair
September 20-22, 2019, Forest Fairgrounds, Forest
forestfair.ca | 519-786-3353 | [email protected]
Livestock shows, miniature horse show, baby contest, barrel racing and speed shows, midway, exhibits, special displays.

Racer 5 Motorcycle School
September 21 & 22, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| [email protected]
3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

Pinery Market – “Bark-toberfest”
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
This Sunday is Bark-toberfest, a pet-friendly Fall Craft Beer & Food Festival (entire market licensed) and full day of live entertainment. Special pet related vendors and various rescues and therapy dogs.

Exeter’s Moonlight Madness
September 26, 2019, 4pm-8pm, Exeter
experienceexeter.ca | 226-423-3028 | [email protected]
Head to participating businesses for prizes, food, special offers and more!

Stratford Spectacular Weekend
September 27-29, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223
NAPA Ultimate Showdown Pro Mods, Outlaw 10.5, Show Cars, Fireworks & More.

Fallfast Big $ Race Weekend
September 28 & 29, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend
grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223
Final Drag event of the season, features big dollar race programs, Racer/Crew appreciation dinner. ONDR joins us on Saturday.

Pinery Market – “Fall Yard Sale”
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
Outdoor market with over 200 vendors. This Sunday is the annual Fall Yard Sale!

VolkFest
September 29, 2019, 10am-4pm, Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield
facebook.com/bayfieldvolkfest | [email protected]
200+ vintage VWs, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, music and more. BBQ and campout on Saturday, Sept. 28. Brunch and cruise Sunday morning. Check website for details.

OCTOBER

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 6
October 4-6, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend
soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | [email protected]
Novice to expert racers explore skills in a family club environment. Registration required.

Pinery Market
October 6 & 13, 2019, Sundays, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | [email protected]
More than 200 regular market vendors. Rain or Shine booths are covered! Free parking. Admission $1 per person.

Thanksgiving Market & Sidewalk Sale
October 6 & 7, 2018, Main St. W., Grand Bend
226-377-1851 (Robin Cooke)
Saturday: Market & Sidewalk Sale. Sunday: Sidewalk Sale only. Market vendors located on Main St. We. offer FRESH LOCAL fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods, crafts and artisan products.

Joe Brandon Memorial Rainbow Trout Derby – 40th Anniversary
October 18-20, 2019, Friday 11am to Sunday Noon, Rainbow Valley Campground, Bayfield
bayfieldlions.ca | 519-565-5142
All ages derby. Top prize is $800. Weigh station in Rainbow Valley Campground, 26 Keith Cres., Bayfield. Tickets available at Brandon Hardware.

Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival
October 19 & 20, 2019, Lambton Heritage Museum (Grand Bend) & Legacy Recreation Centre (Thedford)
lambtonmuseums.ca | 519-243-2600
Giant Christmas Craft Sale offering decorating accessories, folk art, woodworking, fine art, photography, clothing, jewellery, stained glass, pottery and more

Pinery Fall Classic
October 20, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
pineryfallclassic.ca | 519-243-1521 | [email protected]
Walk, jog or run your way through the Oak Savanna and help support the Pinery through the Friends of Pinery Park. Register early; event fills up fast. Funds support education, preservation and enhancement projects. Accurate chip timing and distance for serious racers.

South Huron Hospital Auxiliary Fall Rummage Sale & Auction
October 23 & 24, 2019, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter
519-237-3445
Wednesday: Rummage sale 9am-1pm, live auction 6:30pm. Thursday: half price specials 9am-1pm. Cash sales only. Giant rummage sale of nearly new, vintage, collectible and antique treasures of all descriptions. Donations accepted. Proceeds purchase patient care equipment.

Halloween Weekend at Pinery
October 25-27, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-8574 | [email protected]
Join park naturalists throughout the weekend for special Halloween-themed programming. Learn to differentiate between spooky myths and facts. Campground trick-or-treating and scarecrow decorating. Prizes for best scarecrow.

Witches Walk 
October 26, 2019, Ashwood Inn, Bayfield
villageofbayfield.com |
Entry and BBQ by donation with proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Kids in costumes leave with a treat bag! Check out the many spooky stations.

NOVEMBER

Christmas Craft Show & Sale
November 1-3, 2019, Lucan Community Memorial Centre, Lucan
facebook.com/lucancraftshow | 519-227-4442
Over 75 craft vendors. Baked goods, artisan crafts, syrups, preserves, clothing, home decor.

Owl Prowl
November 2, 2019, 6pm & 7:30pm, Morrison Dam Conservation Area, Exeter
abca.on.ca | 888-286-2610 | [email protected]
Learn about owls through interactive participation with LIVE birds, then trek the moonlit, guided hike. Leave pets at home.

Exeter Christmas Festival / Santa Claus Parade
November 15-17, 2019, Main St., Exeter
experienceexeter.ca | 226-423-3028 |[email protected]
Friday, 6:30pm – Lighting Up the Park / Saturday, 4pm – Carol Sing Along; 6pm – Santa Claus Parade; 7-9pm – Free Skate (South Huron Recreation Centre).

Light Up Grand Bend
November 15, 2019, Optimist’s Park, Grand Bend
grandbendtourism.com | 519-238-2001 | [email protected]
Caroling, Santa’s visit, seasonal beverages & treats, town lighting and horse & carriage rides.

Christmas Comes Early
November 15-17, 2019 Grand Bend, Forest, Dashwood & St. Joseph
facebook.com/events/617708285083311 | 226-377-1851 (Robin Cooke)
Weekend-long event with local downtown businesses in Grand Bend, Forest and St. Joseph’s decorated for Christmas. Get a start on our Christmas list and enjoy seasonal atmosphere and special sales and giveaways!

Christmas in Bayfield
November 15-17, 2019, Bayfield
[email protected]
Friday: 7pm tree lighting, Santa’s arrival, caroling, seasonal beverages; Saturday: Santa Claus Parade 11am; Sunday: Main Street Music Fest.

Christmas Book Reading
November 16 & 17, 2019, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788
Bring the kids and enjoy another great Christmas performance from the Glee Sisters. Donations go to the Trinity Church “Feed My Sheep” Food Bank. Hot Chocolate and cookies provided by the Bayfield Town Hall.

Grand Bend Holiday Home Tour
November 15-17, 2019, Multiple Homes, Grand Bend Area
grandbendholidayhometour.ca | 519-238-2231 | [email protected]
View homes decorated for Christmas and enjoy seasonal beverages and treats. Sponsoring retail locations will be offering special products and pricing. Ticketed event.

Goderich Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2019, 7:15pm, Courthouse Square, Goderich
goderich.ca | 519-524-6600 | [email protected]
6:30pm – Seasonal Music /7pm – Christmas light displays / 7:15pm – Santa Claus Parade.

Lighting of the Trees Ceremony
November 22, 2019, 6pm, Jennie Smillie Memorial Parkette, Hensall
villageofhensall.com | [email protected]

Bayfield Town Hall Presents
November 22, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 | [email protected]
Salvation Army Band in concert. Call for tickets.

Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade
November 24, 2018, 7pm, King St., Forest
kineto.ca | 519-331-5562 | [email protected]
From Kimball Hall, west on Townsend Line, south on Main St., west on King St. ending at the Library.

DECEMBER

Lucan Biddulph Santa Claus Parade
December 1, 2018, 6pm, Main St., Lucan
519-227-4491 | [email protected]

Zurich Santa Claus Parade
December 2, 2018, 6:30pm, Main St., Zurich
municipalityofbluewater.ca | 519-236-4351 | [email protected]

Christmas Bird Count
December 14, 2019, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
ontarioparks.com/park/pinery/events | 519-243-8574
Join birdwatchers for an incredible day of winter birding. Outdoor surveying begins before dawn and continues into late afternoon.