July in Prince Edward CountyWINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY…… July 2017

It’s JULY in the County! Join us for Canada Day celebrations, Art in the County, summer getaways, festivals, winery tours, live music and theatre and more …

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July Getaways

Find your perfect Getaway in the County.
Wine & Culinary Experiences, Rejuvenation Getaways, Romantic Hideaways, Family Fun and more …

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Sunrise Cottage Resort :: a Waterfront Resort with Luxury Cottages and a sparkling clean outdoor heated pool. Ideal for family vacations or group events and reunions.

Jacksons Falls Country Inn :: Girlfriends Getaway • Group getaways • Authentic native fare • Public house • Live music series.

Black River Bed & Breakfast :: Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary. Unique gourmet dinners.

Wine Tour Packages with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours :: Stay & Play Packages • Half Day Tours • Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Packages

Merrill Inn :: A classic country inn in the heart of Picton. Girlfriend Getaways – Seasonal Packages – Fine Dining.

isaiah tubbs resort & conference centre :: Dining & Getaway packages • Family vacations • Weddings • Retreats • Conferences. Waterfront restaurant, sandy beach, pool & watersport activities.

The Manse Boutique Inn and Spa :: The Manse is the perfect place just to relax and recoup • Food Packages • Wine Tour Packages • Day Spa Packages – in house RMT

The Wexford House :: Spectacular, historic 13 room vacation rental in Picton. A perfect venue for Family Gatherings • Group Reunions • Small Weddings • Girlfriends Getaways • Meetings & Retreats.

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Reservations are recommended during the busy season, for your convenience the Accommodation Availability Chart provides a quick view of accommodation vacancies. Check the chart }

 

Celebrate Canada 150

Canada DayCanada turns 150 this year, so celebrate with our list of awesome things to do. 2017 is a big year – for Canada and for Prince Edward County. As Canada turns 150, the County commemorates 225!

Royal VisitRoyal Visit ~ Fri June 30 in Wellington. Prince Edward County is getting ready to roll out the red carpet — to welcome Royalty. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, will visit The County on Friday June 30th to help us celebrate this milestone.  Details }

 

Canada Day in Wellington ~ Fri June 30 & Sat July 1. 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. Details }

capture the momentCapture the Moment! ~  VisitTheCounty is sponsoring a FREE Canada 150 photo booth in the park at Wellington Canada Day. Pick a prop, strike a pose.

Pancake Breakfast ~ Sat July 1 @ 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Wellington Town Hall. Pancakes made from scratch, sausages, homemade strawberry-rhubarb compote, County maple syrup, and coffee, tea or juice. $10 (large serving) or $8 (small). Details }

Wellington Rotary RibFest ~ Sat July 1 at Wellington Park, Main Street. Annually, on Canada Day, the Wellington Rotary Club provides a RibFest for the celebrations in Wellington Park, with proceeds targeted for various charitable causes and service projects in the County, Nationally and Internationally. Details }

RheostaticsCanada Day in Picton ~ Sat July 1 @ 12pm to after dark. Join us in a grand celebration for Canada! Main Street is closed for daytime activities. Evening activities include a fireworks finale. Details }

The RHEOSTATICS on Canada Day! ~ Sat July 1 @ 7:30pm. The Regent Theatre presents RHEOSTATICS on Canada Day! With eleven albums released since 1987 … Details }

Canada Day at Sandbanks Provincial Park ~ Sat July 1. Park Time Capsule will be on display in the Nature Shop. This event is managed by The Friends of Sandbanks, a charitable, non profit organization.  Details }

Canada Day at Sandbanks Winery ~ Sat July 1 & Sun July 2. Celebrate Canada’s big birthday this year as we release new wines we’ve created specially for Canada’s 150th! Taste wine right from the barrel, while local food truck Burger Revolution serves up some amazing food all weekend long. Details }

BBQ and Entertainment at Barley Days Brewery ~ Sat July 1. Live music featuring Craig Foster and on site — BIG MIKE’S BBQ will be #smokingup a storm. Details }

Celebrate Canada Day at Waring House ~ Sat July 1. Come celebrate Canada’s 150th at The Waring House! We’ll have great live music starting at 4pm, a delicious cross-Canada menu, and amazing fireworks after dark! Musical performances by The Frere Brothers, Tom Leighton, and Rick Bauer! Wear your Red and White and come celebrate with us! Details }

Picton Boat Tours

Celebrate at Karlo Estates Winery ~ Sat July 1. DJ Jason Ferguson of Definitive Entertainment will be  spinning at Karlo for Canada Day and you can party with your hostess with the mostess and morning show host Orlena Cain. MAKE IT A CANADA DAY TO REMEMBER!… Tickets are limited. Details }

Canada Day Celebrations at Waupoos Winery ~ Sat July 1. Waupoos Estates Winery is hosting a huge Canada Day celebration including food for the whole family. Games, music, and feature wine and cocktails. Details }

Art in the County Canada Day celebration ~ Sat July 1. In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Art in the County welcomes Elizabeth Crombie Real Estate Team, Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage as Presenting Sponsor of a special celebration that will take place at the show on 1 July. Admission to the show will be FREE to all from 10 am to 6 pm that day, and everyone will be invited to share in some Canada Day birthday cake and refreshments. Details }

Elizabeth Crombie

Canada Day with the Legion and Picton Elks ~ Sat July 1 at Picton Elks, 21 Elk Street, Picton. Don ‘t miss out on our outdoor Canada Celebration from 12 noon until 4pm with The Reasons. Come dance the afternoon away. Have something from the BBQ and mingle with friends while celebrating Canada’s birthday. Details }

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale ~ July 1 @ 8 am to noon at Picton Masonic Hall, 13251 Loyalist Pkwy. Adults $10, 12 & under $5. Proceeds to Picton Kiwanis Terrific Kids Program.

Canada Day Weekend Brunch at Trail Estates Winery ~ July 1 and 2, served 10:00 am to 2pm. Enjoy piping hot, freshly made Ice Riesling-Infused French Toast, fresh fruit and maple cream to enjoy beside the vineyard. Details }

Vimy flightVIMY FLIGHT makes Picton Airport stopover – part of Canada 150 cross-country tour ~ Mon July 3 @ 11am to pm, at Picton Airfield. Thanks to Prince Edward Flying Club, a number of vintage WW1 biplane replicas will be visiting Picton. This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the cross-Canada “VIMY FLIGHT Birth of a Nation tour” (vimyflight.ca) commemorating our country’s heroes of the past century and Canada’s 150th birthday. Details }

The Canadian Adventure ~ Sat July 8, 15, 22 and 29th at  St. Andrews, 31 King Street, Picton. Join us to celebrate the cultural diversity of four geographic regions in photos, music, stories, dance, and food. Details }

Festivals & Celebrations

lavenderLavender Festival ~ Sat July 8 & Sun July 9 at Prince Edward County Lavender Farm, 732 Closson Rd, Hillier. The Lavender Festival is a two day event. We want to share with you the beauty of our fields. Experience the taste of lavender and other fine herbs; create your own craft; pick your own lavender and see how the essential oil is made. Details }

Mariners Park Museum 50th Birthday Bash! ~ Sat July 8 at Mariners Park Museum, 2065 County Road 13 South Bay. A celebration of all things 1960’s, including the museum itself! Daytime family fun, including vendors on the grounds, displays and, of course, birthday cake! In the evening,a dinner, silent auction and musical entertainment of the era.  Details }

Shows & Sales

Antique Vintage & Retro ShowAntique, Vintage & Retro Sale ~ Fri July 7 to Sun July 9 at the Curling Club at Picton Fairgrounds. Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Jewellery, Memorabilia and lots more. Details }

QEMA’s Treats, Treasures & Crafts Show ~ Sat July 15 9:30am to 4:30pm at Bloomfield Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield. An amazing array of artisanal crafts, hard to find treasures, and delectable treats. All donations support the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives.

Art is Everywhere!

Art in the CountyArt in the County ~ daily until Sun July 9 at Books & Company (upstairs), 289 Main St., Picton.  Art in the County is an annual juried exhibition of the highest quality of work by renowned County artists and artisans. Art in the County 2017 is open to the public from Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 9th.  During Art in the County’s three-week run, visitors are invited to vote for the People’s Choice, which is awarded at the closing of the show. artinthecounty.com

Mini Art Shows at The Local Store, 768 County Road 12. Shows in July include: June 28 –Sun July 9 ~ Margaret McFetridge; July 9 – 19 ~ Phil Dandurand; July 19 –  30 ~ Sam Sakr; July 30- Aug 9 ~ Mia Lane. Discover COUNTY MADE Fine Art • Jewelry • Pottery • Music • Books • Food Products • Photography • Quilts and Fabric Art • Wood Working Mini Art …  Details }

34th Annual Exhibition of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists ~ until July 31. The Victory, 205 Picton Main Street, Picton. New and exciting marine art by the members of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists will be in the main gallery of the Victory.  Details }

10th Anniversary Show at Arts on Main Gallery, 223 Main St., Picton. The show runs until August 28th. Located in the heart of Picton, this gallery run by artists will dazzle you with quality paintings, mixed media, graphic art, sculpture,ceramic, porcelain, glass works, quilts, weaving, painted silks, folk art, photography and pastels. Details }

Sharon Cranston

Painting with Pastels Workshop ~ July 8 & 9 at Cranston Gallery on Main in Bloomfield.  Workshop with Master Pastelist Sharon Fox Cranston.  Details }

On exhibit “An Artful History” at Wellington Heritage Museum, Wellington Main St. As part of Canada 150 and PEC 225 commemorations, Wellington Heritage Museum presents an art history exhibition featuring artists of note. Admission by donation. Details }

On exhibit “The County Canadiana Gallery” at Macaulay Heritage Park, 35 Church St., Picton.  Macaulay Heritage Park presents a special gallery highlighting artifacts that complement Canada’s 150th Anniversary commemorations. A special photographic component, entitled “Then, Now…Oh Wow” has been curated by the Grades 6,7,8 Class at Sonrise Christian Academy in Picton. It showcases some of the County’s most intriguing architectural heritage. Virtual Exhibit: “Dutch Heritage in Prince Edward County”.  Details }

Baxter Studio School Outdoor Expressive Art in the Summer with Rhonda Nolan. Tuesday mornings July 4, 11,18, 25, August 1,8,15, 22 and 29. This is time to feed your soul. Learn how to express yourself through mixed media. You will explore texture by applying paint, collage and mark making, using a variety of mediums. Details }

glassblowingFree glass blowing lecture ~ Fri July 7 @ 7 – 9pm at Armstrong Glassworks, 326 Second Avenue, Wellington. This is a free demonstration and lecture all about glass blowing. On the first Friday evening of most months, join Mark Armstrong for a fun overview and introduction to the basic art of glassblowing. Details }

Hand-tied bouquet workshop at Floralora Flowers ~ Sat July 8 at Floralora Flower Farm, Milford. Details }

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition ~ starting Sat July 8 at Oeno Gallery, 2274 County Road 1, Bloomfield. Over 30 sculptures are included in this year’s Outdoor Sculpture (July 8, 2017 to May 1, 2018). Join us on Saturday, July 8th at 4:00 pm to celebrate! Meet the artists, explore the garden, listen to live music, and visit the winery for a glass of wine at Huff Estates.  Details }

copper etchingBaxter Studio School- Intaglio Printing ~ Sat July 29 & Sun July 30. Copper Plate Etching with Kyle Topping and Chrissy Poitras. Create a piece of art using a copper plate, metal tools, and a printing press. This course will take you from a blank piece of copper to a rich black and white print. Details }

pecacTo learn more about local arts & cultural events, sign up for the PEC Arts Council’s newsletter Artscene. www.pecartscouncil.org

 

Sip, Sample,and Savour

raspberriesWhat’s In Season in July
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Apples (summer), Blueberries, Cherries, Currants, Gooseberries, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries. Check the farm market stands }

Barley Days Brewery BBQ & Entertainment on Saturdays. Great beer, friendly atmosphere, nice decor and live music on Saturdays during the summer. Also on site — BIG MIKE’S BBQ will be #smokingup a storm. July 1 Canada Day @ 2pm Craig Foster July 8 @ 1pm Vas DaSilva July 15 @1pm Instant Rivalry July 22 @1pm Jeremy Kelly July 29 @2pm Masha… Details }

Lunch & Entertainment at Huff Estates Winery on Sundays. Live entertainment on Sundays from May to September. Enjoy a fantastic lunch in our dining room or on the patio overlooking the vineyard. We are expanding our outdoor seating where you can enjoy wine on tap as well as various food trucks featured every weekend throughout the summer.  Details }

Fish FryFish Fry ~ Wed July 5 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm at South Bay United Church, 2029 County Road 13. Pan fried perch & pickerel, caesar salad, potato salad, baked beans, rolls, homemade desserts, tea, coffee & lemonade Adults $16.00 Children 10 and under $8.00 Take-out available. Details }

Strawberry Social – the Sweetest Event of the Season ~  Wed July 5 @ 5-7 pm at Athol Recreation Centre in Cherry Valley.  Details }

Guided Winery Tour by Horse-drawn Carriage ~ Wed July 12. Experience Prince Edward County wineries in class! Enjoy a guided horse-drawn carriage while taking in the scenic beauty of the vineyards, shorelines and rich history of The County. Details }

On Saturday evenings throughout the summer you will find an oasis of gastronomy paired with local wines at Jamie Kennedy’s farm in Hillier, Ontario.

 

Edwardian Tea ~ Sat July 15 & Sun July 16 at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village, 517 County Rd 19, Ameliasburgh. Sandwiches and sweets. Advance tickets only. Details }

Beyond the Vine, An Immersive Wine & Food Experience ~ Sat July 15 & 22. Tour some of the best wineries Prince Edward County has to offer with this premiere experience. We’ll visit 3 award-winning wineries and savour hand-crafted chef creations expertly paired with some of the region’s top wines. Details }

Ribeye Beef Dinner & Auction ~ Sat July 15 at Wellington and District Community Centre. Get your tickets early as this is usually a sold out event. Great evening of food, raffles and live auction. All funds raised stay local. Details }

Wine & Food Fair ~ Sat July 29 at Sandbanks Estate Winery. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes look as we take visitors on complimentary tours of our winemaking facilities with barrel tastings and food pairings. Local food vendors will be serving up some delicious local fare, making it an immersive culinary experience. Live music from a local artist will be filling the air full of song. Finish it off with Yoga in the vineyard… Details }

 

Musical Notes

Concerts in the Park presented by Wellington District Lions Club at Wellington Park Gazebo, Main Street, Wellington. Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm unless stated otherwise. June 27 – The Reasons; July 4 – Moon Sugar; July 11 – Wicklow; July 18 – Blu Zone with Janet Davies; July 25 … Details }

Quarter MoonQuarter Moon Coffee House (open mic) ~ Thu July 6 and 20 @ 7:30pm.
at Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield. There’s lots of great music to be found all around the County during the summer, but the Quarter Moon is truly unique in its approach. It has an open stage concept, and you never know who is going to turn up on any given night.  Details }

Live Music at isaiah tubbs, West Lake. Featuring R&R Duo on Thursday July 6; Crimson Cay on Friday June 30, Thursday July 13, and Friday July 28; Ken Hudson on Friday July 21. More events in August … Details }

music vineyardMusic in the Vineyard ~ Friday evenings 4 – 7 p.m. during the summer at Sandbanks Estate Winery, Wellington. Some of the best artists in our thriving local music scene will be filling the air with song this summer at the winery. Relax on our outdoor patio with a glass of wine, catch a cool lake breeze from beyond our vines and enjoy some gorgeous tunes. Details }

Tony Vani and the Holy Blues Band ~ Sat July 8 at The Regent Theatre. We invite you to join us for an evening of “Gospel Blues” that will not want to miss! Tony Vani and his Holy Blues band will have you on your feet, singin’ and praising the almighty. See you there! Reserved Seating.  Details }

Concert in the Park (Waupoos) ~ Come out and enjoy a free concert in the Park. The Reasons Sunday July 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm and Six Feet Under Sunday July 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. At the North Marysburgh Recreation Centre, 2699 County Road 8 in Waupoos.  There will be a BBQ, and a good time to be had… Bring a lawn chair. Details }

Dan ManganThree BIG shows to celebrate the summer at The Hayloft Dancehall, 344 Salmon Point.   The series will feature performances by the Darcys (June 23), Dan Mangan (Fri July 14), and Reuben And The Dark (Fri August 18). Details }

Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic ~ Sat July 15 @ 1-4 pm at Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Come out and perform – instrumental and/or vocals, country, rock, jazz or blues… Details }

The Marwills Band ~ July 15 from 9-1 at Legendz Pub in Rossmore, offering the best in great tasting food, cold brews, cocktails, amazing atmosphere, and live entertainment. Details }

ABBA MagicAbba Magic: One Night Only ~ Sat July 15 at The Regent Theatre featuring outstanding musical performances that celebrate all of ABBA’s top hits, combined with dazzling 1970’s style costumes and choreography. Dust off your 1970’s dancing shoes, and get your tickets today! Details }

Quinte Educational Museum (QEMA) Music Night ~ Wed July 19 @ 7pm featuring Country Connect; Ellis Wolfrey Band. At Wellington Town Hall, 246 Main Street, Wellington. Free admission, refreshments, donations accepted for Quinte Educational Museum & Archives. Details }

Music at Port Milford. 2017 marks Music at Port Milford’s 31st year of bringing the highest caliber chamber music to Ontario.

  • Cecilia Inspired Quartet ~ Sat July 22 at St. Mary Magdalene, 335 Main St., Picton. The Cecilia String Quartet performs for leading presenters around the world. Details }
  • The Afiara Collective ~ Sat July 29 at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton. The Afiara Collective is an award-winning international team dedicated to redefining musical experiences through full-immersion programming. Details }

 

Movies & Theatre

Festival Players

Festival Players (August & September) is the County’s professional theatre company and a cherished part of County summers for more than ten years. Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and let some of Canada’s finest theatre artists entertain you in unique County venues. Reserve your tickets at festivalplayers.ca

Theatre in the Park ~ Wed July 12 at dusk at the Sandbanks Amphitheatre near the mouth of the Outlet at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Camp-style musical theatre featuring two short plays describing Sandbanks rich natural and cultural history.  Details }

popcornSilent Movies in Bloomfield ~ Thurs July 6 – The Cameraman (1928) and Thurs July 20 – The Temptress (1926) at Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St. Bloomfield. Admission is free. Refreshments and popcorn are available for sale. Doors open at 7pm. Movie starts at 7:30pm. Details }

Movie in the Vineyard ~ Sat July 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Keint-he Winery, 49 Hubbs Creek Rd., Wellington. Join Keint-he Winery & Vineyards for our 4th annual MOVIE IN THE VINEYARD NIGHT!! Food service is curated by Agrarian Bistro and Speakeasy. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy our screening of, “The Big Lebowski” with the vineyard and the lake as a backdrop. Details }

Free Family Movie ~ Sun July 30 @ 2pm at The Regent Theatre, 224 Main St., Picton.

Entertainment

The Great Canadian Trivia Challenge ~ Thurs July 13 at Picton Elks, 21 Elk Street, Picton. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation presents The Great Canadian Trivia Challenge – – an evening of family fun mixed with Canadian trivia! Pre- registration required. Details }

Bobby Motta: Gray Matter ~ Sun July 16 at The Regent Theatre. Bobby Motta is the man the New York Times calls “one of the top mentalists on the planet”. Details }

comedyComedy Country Summer Comedy Series ~ Sat July 22 at Athol Town Hall, Cherry Valley, featuring SONGBUSTER: AN IMPROVISED MUSICAL. SONGBUSTER will delight audiences as an award-winning cast of improvisers creates a brand new musical on the spot.   Hosted by The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: TASTE THAT! Details }

Active & Outdoors

Ontario Family Fishing Days ~ Sat July 1 to 9. Family Fishing Days are a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby ~ July 1 thru August 19
50 days of fishing excitement! Over $270,000 in weekly prizes! Details }

Poker Run on the Bay of Quinte Friday July 14 @ 6pm:  Meet the Players Party, Boats on Display at Legendz Pub in Rossmore. Live Band. Saturday July 15: 10:30am to 4pm Poker Run from Belleville to Deseronto, Adolphustown, Picton,Trenton and back to Belleville. 4 to 5:30pm: View poker run boats at Crate Marine. 7:30: Join us for the after party at Legendz Pub. Details }

Yoga in the Vineyard ~ Sundays @ 10 – 11 a.m. in July and August at Sandbanks Estate Winery, Wellington. There is no better way to centre yourself. Salute the sun and find your inner warrior with a local Yoga teacher, surrounded by birdsong, sunshine and vines.  Details }

Graveyards and Gallows Walking Tours ~ Friday nights in July and August, starting at 6:30 pm at Macaulay Heritage Park.  Details }

Nature MattersThe community is invited to appreciate, celebrate and protect the natural world in and around the South Shore IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area):

  • Monday July 3 @ 9 am to noon, South Shore Flowers and Butterflies – hike, (corner Lighthall and Army Reserve Roads)
  • Sunday July 16, 11 am to 1 pm, Point Traverse Lighthouse Walk
    Saturday July 22, 10 am to 11 am or 2 pm to 3 pm, Long Point Honey Tour and Taste
  • Details }

 

Golf Tournament ~ Thurs July 6 at Welllington on the Lake Golf Course for Children’s Mental Health. Shotgun start, dinner, and silent auction. golfwellington.ca

A Town & Country Garden Tour ~ Sat July 8. This is a self guided tour along the Bay of Quinte. Three of the eight gardens are located in Prince Edward County. Boxed lunch and beverage is included with the $25 ticket price. All proceeds go to the CFUW Scholarship fund to support graduating high school students in Prince Edward… Details }

PwC MS Bike – Prince Edward County ~ Sun July 9 at Prince Edward County Community Centre, Picton. This year, thousands of cyclists will again ride hundreds of kilometers across Canada, united by a powerful common goal: a future free of multiple sclerosis. PwC MS Bike combines fun and fundraising, as cyclists of all ages and fitness levels ride to end MS through scenic and spectacular parts of the country. Details }

sand sculptureSandfest ~ Wed July 12 (raindate July 13) @ 10am to 2pm at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Sand sculpting fun for the whole family. Bring your shovels and pails. Participation prizes for everyone. This event is organized by The Friends of Sandbanks. Details }

Soap Box Derby in Bloomfield ~ Sat July 15 @ 9:00 am to 11:45 with registration before. On Mill Street in Bloomfield. Ages 5 to 12. Lots of fun for participants and spectators! Details }

Healthy Parks, Healthy People~ Fri July 21. Day-use fees for all Ontario Parks are waived on this day, and special events celebrate and encourage people to get away from their stressful lives and enjoy nature for a day. More info at: ontarioparks.com/hphp

County Championship Rodeo ~ July 22 & 23 at Picton Fairgrounds. An action-packed weekend featuring two performances of live professional rodeo! Beer garden, vendors, concessions, kids rodeo Saturday, and the music! Details }

Summer Camps for Kids

Dance Camp ~ July 3-7 and August 14-18 at Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre, 13263B Loyalist Parkway, Picton. Different styles of dance every day! Ages 5-13. Details }

summer campsSummer Camps at Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre ~ Monday July 3rd to Friday Sept. 1. Daily / Weekly / Monthly Ages 4-12. Camp Themes include: Welcome Week, Movie Week, Game Show Week, Music & Craft Week, Wet & Wild Week, Sports Week, Olympic Week, Nature Week, Good Bye to Summer. Details }

History Alive Summer Experience Camp ~ July 24-28 and Aug 14-18. Summer Experience Camps for Ages 5-11. Museums of Prince Edward County, 9-4. Monday through Friday. A different museum location and theme each day of the week! Historical fun in every corner of The County! Crafts, games and outdoor time too. Details }

Summer Art Camp ~ August 14 – 18 for ages 7 to 11. 5 days of fun and art! Do you have a budding artist on your hands? Instructors Genna Kusch and Chrissy Poitras are offering a five-day summer workshop at the Baxter Arts Centre designed to build your child’s creative confidence. Details }

Coming in August

Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs

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