Upcoming Events 2019

We would like to thank Grand Bend Tourism for allowing us to share their Schedule of Events.  Much appreciated.

 

FEBRUARY

Bayfield Concert Series – Matt Mays Dark Promises Tour

February 9 & 11, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall

bayfieldtownhall.com | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

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 | info@exeterbia.com

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 | livery@thelivery.ca

 

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 | livery@thelivery.ca

 

Me, You & Us Exhibit

March 1-17, 2019, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend

lambtonmuseums.ca | 519-243-2600 | heritage.museum@county-lambton.on.ca

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 | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

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 | heritage.museum@county-lambton.on.ca

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 | info@williamsonfarms.ca

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 | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

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

Lioness’ Easter in the Park

April 20, 2019, Registration 10:30am, Morrison Dam (ABCA Office), Exeter

519-235-1409 (Cathy) | cade@hay.net

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 | bayfieldlions@gmail.com

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 | heritage.museum@county-lambton.on.ca

 

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 | livery@thelivery.ca

 

Arts, Eats & Beats Studio Tour – “The Stars Come Out”

May 3-5 2019, Multiple locations, Grand Bend & Port Franks

grandbendstudiotour.com | 519-238-1472 | gbaillie@isp.ca

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!

 

Pinery Market – “Yard Sale Sunday”

May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019, Sundays, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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| info@racer5.ca

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 | bayfieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com

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 | friends.pinery@gmail.com

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, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

Fleetwood Mac cover band in concert at the hall. Call for tickets.

 

Bayfield Flea Market

May 19 – October 13, 2019, Sundays 7am-1pm, 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 | grandbendmarket@gmail.com

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 | cultural.collectivesh@gmail.com

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 | tollhaven@gmail.com

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 | info@municipalityofbluewater.ca

Town-wide yard sale after you fill-up on a delicious breakfast served by local firefighters.

 

Friday Ladies Night Out

May 31, 2019, 4pm–10pm, Exeter

experienceexeter.ca | 226-423-3028 | info@exeterbia.com

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 | clintonfair@tcc.on.ca

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 | info@soaracing.ca

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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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.

 

Stratford Spectacular Weekend

June 14-16, 2019, Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend

grandbendmotorplex.ca | 519-238-7223

NAPA Ultimate Showdown Pro Mods, Outlaw 10.5, Show Cars, Fireworks & More.

 

Exeter’s Town-Wide Yard Sale

June 15, 2019, 7am-2pm, Exeter

experienceexeter.ca | info@exterbia.com

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 | westcoastantiqueshow@hotmail.com

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 | info@soaracing.ca

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.

 

Racer 5 Motorcycle School

June 28-30, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

racer5.ca | 866-282-2728| info@racer5.ca

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 | info@canadadaygrandbend.ca

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 | info@exeterbia.com

Fun activities offered all day for the whole family with fireworks at dusk.

 

Summer Sunset Sounds Concerts

Monday, July 2 & Sundays July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 7pm, Main Beach, Grand Bend

summersunsetsounds.ca | 519-238-1472 | info@summersunsetsounds.ca

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

bayfieldvettefest.com | 519-565-2020 | bcoombs@tcc.on.ca

Friday: 7pm Summer Night cruise. Saturday: Firefighters’ Breakfast 8am-11am; all-day Corvette show.

 

Jessica’s House Music Weekend

July 6, 2019, 3-11:55pm, South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter

facebook.com/jessicashousemusicweekend | info@jessicashousemusicweekend.ca

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| info@racer5.ca

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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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 | info@villageofbayfield.com

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 | lucanbaconfest@gmail.com

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!

 

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 | kp.powwow@live.ca

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 | info@exeterbia.com

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| info@racer5.ca

3-stage motorcycle track racing development program. Registration required.

 

Bayfield Town Hall Presents

July 20, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

“Forever in Blue Jeans Neil Diamond” tribute band.

 

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, 2-11pm, MacNaughton Park, Exeter

facebook.com/culturalcollective | cultural.collectivesh@gmail.com

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 | zurichcountryfair@outlook.com | 519-868-4725

Horse shows, baby show, elimination draw & dance, jamboree, animal displays, culinary arts, children’s displays and activities and midway.

 

SOAR Motorcycle Road Race – Race 3

July 27 & 28, 2019, Grand Bend Raceway, Grand Bend

soaracing.ca | 519-238-7223 | info@soaracing.ca

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 | msbikegrandbend@mssociety.ca

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 | info@windmill-lake.ca

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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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 | pioneerparkbayfield@gmail.com

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 | info@summersunsetsounds.ca

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 | festival@celticfestival.ca | college@celticfestival.ca

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 | customerservice@southhuron.ca

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 | info@municipalityofbluewater.ca

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| info@racer5.ca

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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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

August 16 & 17, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

Woodstock Music Festival. Call for tickets.

 

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 | info@bayfieldfair.ca

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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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 | info@zurichbeanfestival.com

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 | info@soaracing.ca

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 Monday@Mikes and their big beach party. Donations welcome.

 

Bayfield Town Hall Presents

August 31, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

Sunset on Summer Barbeque. Call for tickets.

 

SEPTEMBER

Pinery Market

September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019, Sundays, 9am-4pm, 10163 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend

pinerymarket.com | 519-238-8382 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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 | jackie.loebach@virtualhighschool.com

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 | info@soaracing.ca

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 | forestfair@xcelco.on.ca

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| info@racer5.ca

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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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 | info@exeterbia.com

Head to participating businesses for prizes, food, special offers and 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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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 | bayfieldvolkfest@gmail.com

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 | info@soaracing.ca

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 | info@pineryantiquefleamarket.com

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 | roadrace@friendsofpinerypark.ca

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 | friends.pinery@gmail.com

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 | info@abca.on.ca

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 |info@exeterbia.com

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 | info@grandbendtourism.com

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

christmasinbayfield.com | info@villageofbayfield.com

Friday: 7pm tree lighting, Santa’s arrival, caroling, seasonal beverages; Saturday: Santa Claus Parade 11am; Sunday: Main Street Music Fest.

 

Grand Bend Holiday Home Tour

November 15-17, 2019, Multiple Homes, Grand Bend Area

grandbendholidayhometour.ca | 519-238-2231 | gbhhometour@gmail.com

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 | tourism@goderich.ca

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 | mahill@hay.net

 

Bayfield Town Hall Presents

November 22, 2019, 7pm, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

bayfieldtownhall.com | 519-565-5788 | bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com

Salvation Army Band in concert. Call for tickets.

 

Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade

November 24, 2018, 7pm, King St., Forest

kineto.ca | 519-331-5562 | illmanruth@gmail.com

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 | jlatta@lucanbiddulph.on.ca

 

Zurich Santa Claus Parade

December 2, 2018, 6:30pm, Main St., Zurich

municipalityofbluewater.ca | 519-236-4351 | info@municipalityofbluewater.ca

 

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.

 

 

 

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