BAXTER ARTS CENTRE AND STUDIO SCHOOL IS CHOCK-A-BLOCK WITH EXCITING PROGRAM
- Cycle Friendly
- Dock or Boat Ramp
- Dog friendly
- Meeting facilities
- Open all year
- Restaurant on site
- Wheelchair accessible
On Family Day in February FREE EVENT Outdoors: Cross Country Skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing, bonfire Indoors: Children’s activities, live music with Mark Despault and friends, heart-warming chili, hot chocolate, tea and coffee Bring your instrument along and join in on the musical “Kitchen Party Jam.” Where: Sandbanks Provincial Park (Maple Rest Heritage House on County Road 12) Sponsored by The Friends of Sandbanks
Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Early in December. Wellington’s Annual Holiday Celebration and Parade! A whole weekend of enjoyment! Hosted by the Wellington Recreation Committee
Easter weekend Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 4pm Picton Rotary presents Waterfalls of Prince Edward County. To view falls, check in with a Rotarian upon arrival at the falls site. Bring your camera — beautiful waterfalls seldom seen. Hiking attire recommended. Site #1 Cape Vesey 3718 County Rd. 8 (east of Waupoos) Site #2 Jacksons Falls 1749 County Rd. 17 (east of Milford) Made possible by the generosity of the land owners. Donations for Rotary Water Project gratefully appreciated. For Information call 476-1309 or 613-813-1658 or visit http://www.clubrunner.ca/picton
3718 County Rd. 8, Prince Edward County, Ontario
May: The Kiwanis Walleye World is a massive fundraising effort by the Trenton Kiwanis Club to help raise money for the community in support of the goals of Kiwanis International. We support many local initiatives and activities that help to support and encourage youth through sport, sciences, academics, and much much more to make our community a great place to live and play. Every year we gather together to raise money and to give away great prizes on the first weekend of May. We look forward to this weekend every year and together we make it the BEST weekend of May for Walleye fishing in the province of Ontario! Check back often for more information and updates for the Kiwanis Walleye World! Details: www.kiwaniswalleyeworld.com Photo thanks to Sunset Cabins
The PEPtBO Spring Birding Festival runs from Sat. May 13 to Mon May 22, 2017. Events include guided walks and tours, workshops, and banding demonstrations. The Canadian Nature Federation and Bird Studies Canada designated The County as an important global birding area (IBA) in 1998. The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) is located along the eastern tip of Prince Edward County about 20 minutes southeast of Picton, Ontario in a National Wildlife Area. The Observatory is normally open to the public every day Apr 10-May 31 and Aug 15-Oct 31 (banding takes place in the mornings). Free admission! Trails are open year round. For more information on birding, including Spring-time bird banding demonstrations, and Fall Northern saw-whet owl banding, visit the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory website: peptbo.ca.
Saturday Oct 7 and Sunday Oct 8, 2017 11 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine! Join us Thanksgiving weekend for our annual Scarecrow Festival and make your own scarecrow to take home for just $25. Fall family fun doesn’t get much better than this! All proceeds support the Firelight Lantern Festival www.firelightfest.blogspot.ca. Location: Small Pond Arts 337 Clarke Rd Picton, ON Details at www.smallpondarts.ca
337 Clarke Rd., Picton, Ontario
Enjoy the music, the clowns, the marching bands and all the fun of the big parade. Main Street will be closed at 1:00 p.m. so pick your spot and settle in for the big parade. It begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends with the arrival of Santa himself! Parade is along Main Street, Picton – from McFarland Drive to Main & Talbot Streets. Stuck at home? Follow the parade at www.facebook.com/PictonSantaClausParade. Participants are asked to arrive at 12pm to muster prior to the parade.
September 8-10, 2017 the first weekend after Labour Day One of the oldest agricultural fairs in Canada. Demo Derby, Midway, Music, Professional Wrestling, Horse, Cow and Steer shows, Flowers & Vegetables, Tractor & Horse pulls Location: Picton Fairgrounds 375 Main St. East, Hwy # 49 Picton, Ontario Visit www.pictonfair.org to see the full program.
375 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario, Canada
Milford Fair Grounds on County Rd. 17 in the village of Milford. 70+ Years and going strong, the Milford Fair is a lovely reminder of a simpler time and a true agricultural fair. No midway, but the kids will love the dog show and petting zoo! One of the best parades in The County, face painting, exhibits local entertainment all day. Back again by popular demand, is the “County Folk Chucking Stuff” games. Chucking corn and cast iron frying pans – closest to the stake – and the sheath chucking which is an 8 pound bag of hay tossed over a pole which gets higher and higher. Visit southmarysburghmirror.com/milford-fair for details. Contact Bruce Dowdell 613.476.8891
A Top 100 Ontario Festival! Featured at multiple locations A self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities, and so much more. Enjoy pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, fire trucks, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more. Celebrate the first harvest of the season in Prince Edward County.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
At Sandbanks Provincial Park August at Sandbanks Provincial Park, Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area Join us for this popular annual 1890’s style picnic, with games, lemonade and corn at the site of the old Lakeshore Lodge on West Point. This event is organized by the Friends of Sandbanks. If you plan to come to The County during this week, then attending the Lakeshore Lodge Day is the “must” day to visit. For many years, the Park has sponsored this family-fun day, based on activities that happened in the 1890’s at the site of the former Lakeshore Lodge. Park staff dress in period garb, and games for all ages are encouraged! Three-legged races, egg-and-spoon races, nail-hammering, tug-o-wars and more, are just a few of the activities that recreate the activities of tourists who spent their holidays at the “coolest spot” in Prince Edward County almost a century ago at the Lakeshore Lodge. Local farm-fresh corn and lemonade are on offer at great prices, and Sandbanks Park staff dress and act the 1890’s part! Volunteers from the Friends of Sandbanks and the Prince Edward County Museums will be present… please feel free to ask them anything about the amazing history of the area! […]
Lakeshore Lodge DayAugust. Popular annual 1890's style picnic at the site of the old Lakeshore Lodge.
Lakeshore Lodge @ Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Annual Grapes of Wrath Stomp and Romp Survival Race September 9, 2017 This 5K extreme run demands endurance to trek through hill and valleys, splash through winding streams, courage to overcome uncompromising obstacles and a complete lack of shame to sludge through dirt and mud all in the name of a good cause. This event is a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation. For more information and to register, visit www.cancer.ca/GrapesofWrathPEC
November Crystal Palace, 375 Main St. Picton A magical celebration for the whole community, including a procession down Main Street, a dance party, a whole lot of handmade lanterns, and YOU! Costumes encouraged! Find out about our lantern-building workshops at www.firelightfest.blogspot.ca
375 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario, Canada
Outstanding contemporary Canadian theatre performed in inspiring County locations! Festival Players of Prince Edward County is the region’s professional summer theatre company. For ten years, Festival Players has brought the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of the County to life through the incredible power of theatre. We invite you to explore the County with us through performances for adults, families and children! It’s a big, bold, and beautiful season. We hope you’ll join us! Tickets available for purchase online, by phone, or in-person! www.festivalplayers.ca 613.476.1991 / 1.866.584.1991
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Christmas boutique, entertainment, visits from Santa, bake and preserves sale. Sponsored by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, with all proceeds going to support healthcare needs in our community. Friday Nov 24 & Saturday Nov 25 from 10am to 9pm Sunday Nov 26 from 10am to 2pm Isaiah Tubbs Resort, 1642 County Road 12, West Lake For further information, call 613 476-2181 x 4427
Festival of TreesNov 24-25, 2017. Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees and seasonal festivities.
West Lake, Prince Edward County, Ontario
The Consecon parade is open to anyone wishing to participate. Why not enter a float, drive the route in your classic car, come on horseback, or walk on your own or with a pet. Awards will be presented for most original float, the best band, the best horse and the best walker. There’s still time to be part of this annual County tradition. Being part of the festivities is easy, to register, either contact Geraldine at (613) 392-5392 or by email [email protected] or you can just show up by 12 Noon at the junction of Consecon Main St and County Road 29 (formally Mill St.) in the village of Consecon. Refreshments will be available in Santa’s workshop at the Masonic Lodge from noon on. After the Parade, Santa will be handing out chocolate Advent Calendars. “RJ the Balloon Dude” will create a balloon toy of their choice for the children stopping by. Come out and attend and/or participate, spend the whole day with us. Let’s make this parade, the best Consecon Santa Claus Parade ever! Sponsored by the Ameliasburgh Ward 4 Recreation Committee. Check details at … http://consecon.ca
Canada Day celebrations in Wellington Canada Day is so big it takes two days to celebrate, with a street dance, fireworks on the beach, a parade, music and vendors in the park. June 30 Street Dance & Barbq, and Fireworks at the Beach July 1 Pancake Breakfast at Wellington Town Hall Parade starts at 10:30 am on Belleville Road Wellington Rotary Club Rotary Ribs in the Park Live Entertainment, Vendors in the Park, & Kid’s Fun Zone Check details at facebook.com/pg/WellingtonDistrictBusinessAssociationWDBA/ Canada Day Party in Picton July 1 @ 12pm to after dark Join us in a grand celebration for Canada! Come downtown Picton and celebrate the County Way with something for everyone! Main Street is closed as usual. Daytime activities taking place on the Main Street (top of town hill to Elizabeth Street), Ross Street and Benson Park area. Evening activities beginning in Mary Street parking lot at 6pm and continuing thru till after dark with a FIREWORKS FINALE! Check details at facebook.com/events/144689389281222/
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Bloomfield’s Original Night-Time Santa Claus Parade. The village of Bloomfield sparkles like a magical fairyland for their annual night-time holiday parade with floats, bands and lots of glitz. Main Street closes at 6 p.m. and all the holiday lights in the village are turned on at once. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. For a small town Wonderful Life feeling, come to Bloomfield for the parade. Street closes at 6pm Parade starts at 6:30pm Food vendors available on Main Street Chili & hot chocolate at the Town Hall @ 4pm For more information contact: Paul 613-393-5021 Barry 613-393-5783 For details check www.bloomfieldontario.ca Photo thanks to Steve Davies
At Roblin Lake Fairgrounds At this great little country fair there are prizes for everything from pickles to pets to the best costume. The Fair is kicked off with a parade along the main street of Ameliasburgh and into the fairgrounds. The County Carriage Co. will be offering wagon rides, and there will be a petting zoo on Sunday. For details visit www.ameliasburgh.com/fallfair 613-968-9016
Beside the historic Crystal Palace is the County Youthpark. It provides a great location for people of all ages and interests to congregate. The skatepark and innovative playground are nestled in the corner of the Picton Fairgrounds property (which also holds the Picton Arena, the Prince Edward Curling Club & Crystal Palace).The skatepark is recognized by the skateboarding/biking community as one of Ontario’s best parks. The playground is also very creative and innovative and well used by those in the community. Washrooms on site. During the summer, a canteen is open to sell small food items.
375 Main Street East Picton Fairgrounds