Muskoka Events and Activities

Living and loving Muskoka involves attending fun events and things to do in all four seasons! The following is our Mark & Susan Benson featured list  and we are always open to your suggestions if you think we have missed one.  Stay tuned as we regularly update.

Rosseau Farmer's Market Photo Credit: Rosseau Farmers' Market

ANNUAL MLA FAMILY SEEDLING DAY, SATURDAY MAY 18TH FOR PICK UP.  Over 52,000 seedlings planted since 1991 (including expected 2024 plantings)! Whether you are an experienced gardener, or aspire to be one, order your seedlings now for pick up 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Port Carling Community Centre, 3 Bailey St. P0B 1J0. Not an MLA member? Call Susan now to find out why you should be.  Order online here>

HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL SUMMER EVENTS. We were lucky enough to chat with Executive Director, Dan Watson and Programmer Hannah Shira Naiman who is also a regular performer. We really like the multiple venues chosen specifically to complement the style and vibe of a wide slection of artists. From the Algonquin Theatre to Hillside Barn, Canvas Brewery and the Etwell Summer Series.  Detailed July and August summer program here>

The Huntsville ART CRAWL throughout June this free self guided art tour takes place in and around downtown Huntsville, Muskoka. Visitors will create their own free art crawl experience by touring local businesses, galleries & studios which feature exhibits, demos & interactive experiences by local artists. 

This year’s crawl will feature many special events including mural painting, the BIA’s garden party, Walkabout Wednesday Gallery Tours, a celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day and more. The event culiminates with an open air art market in River Mill Park on June 22nd with vendors,read on> music and a live art auction. read on>>

MUSKOKA FARMERS' MARKETS OPENING

Bala Farmers’ Market, Mondays, 9am – 2pm,June 24  – September 2 , 2024 Jaspen Park, Bala read on>

Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays, 9am – 2pm, June 5 – October 9, 2024. Gull Lake Rotary Park, Gravenhurst read on>

Dwight Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays, 9am – 2pm, July 3 – August 28, 2024. 2876 Hwy 60, the Lake of Bays Garden Centre read on>

Huntsville Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 9am – 2pm, May 16  – October 17, 2024. 407 Ravenscliffe Rd, Huntsville, Ontario

Port Carling Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 9am – 2pm, June 27 – August 29, 2024. Hanna Park (40 Bailey St.) on the Indian River

Baysville Farmers’ Market, Fridays, 11 am – 4pm, June 7 – August 30, 2024. 2849 Muskoka District Road 117

Rosseau Farmers’ Market, Fridays, 9am – 2pm, June 28 – September 20, 2024. Lake Rosseau waterfront park,  Village of Rosseau

Bracebridge Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 8:30am – 1:30pm, June 1 – October 12, 2024. Memorial Park, Manitoba St. Bracebridge

Gravenhurst Community Market, Sundays, 9am – 2pm, June 2 – September 1, 2024. Muskoka Drive-in 1001 Theatre Road, HW 11 exit #175 Gravenhurst, ON

WINDERMERE STRAWBERRY SOCIAL & BAKE SALE, June 29th Christ Church Windermere Garden,  1018 Fife Avenue. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Adults $12 children 6 and under $5. Mark and Susan will be volunteering so say hello when you pop in!  Fresh strawberries over cake with heavenly portions of whipped cream or ice cream ... or both. Top Benson recommendation for mostly accurate catch up on all lthings local. 

THE ETWELL SUMMER SERIES, June - September. Performers all summer long at this lush, forested outdoor venue near Huntsville. Long recommened by the Milners, bring lawn chair and blanket. Etwell Summer Series read on>>

We're heading out on July 14th to see Garret T. Willie, blues virtuoso, just 23 years old, witty and world wise from Kingcome Inlet, off the coast of British Columbia. We will be at this not to be missed concert and venue and look forward to seeing you too! $20 tickets at the door. Bring your own lawn chair and blanket.  Find out more about Garrett T Willile>>

THE GROVE THEATRE

Located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario, The Grove Theatre gets a Benson Thumbs UP. This idyllically located outdoor amphitheatre, offers an annual season of its own theatre productions, together with appearances by renowned Canadian guest artists, community events, and a drama camp for young people. We always make it a point to check out at least a couple of performances each season and highly recommend this experience. (read on>)

CONCERT VENUE DRAMA IN MINNETT JULY LONG WEEKEND Lots of rumours on this one.  Mayor  Kelly and Muskoka Lakes Township Council are in the process of ensuring that health and safety issues are addressed by this venue. This currently gets a D2BM recommendation from us.... "definitely to be missed" given information so far. Stay tuned as we learn more. (read on>)

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STAY TUNED AS WE REGULARLY UPDATE NOT TO BE MISSED LOCAL EVENTS AND MUST DO'S ALNG WITH THE OCCASIONAL D2BM (DEFINITELY TO BE MISSED)! WE WELCOME YOUR SUGGESTIONS TOO.