Civic Day August Long Weekend Events & Activities

Ontario's Lake Country Paddling

The Civic Holiday Monday is August 7, 2017. Areas north of Toronto including Ontario Cottage Country and northern Ontario are the best place to find spots to cool down, relax and enjoy the long weekend!

You can find a number of Long Weekend Getaways packages on: August Getaway. For couples, families or groups looking for summer vacations in Cottage Country in the best spots of Ontario.


Civic Long Weekend Featured Events & Activities


Nottawasaga Resort Family Fun Pass
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
July 29 – August 1, 2016
Treat the kids this August Long Weekend to our Family Fun Pass available to the public. Your day pass of fun includes swimming, 100ft waterslide, 4 mini-golf passes and daily sports for only $49.95 +tax for up to 4. No stay is required.
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Summer Concert Series
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
July 30-31, 2016
Every weekend starting on May 21st, and ending on August 29th, the Molson Coors Stage will be showcasing local Barrie artists. Enjoy the live music from the patio of the Crazy Horse Sports Bar and Grill, Slopeside Adventures, or kick back in one of the Muskoka chairs in front of the stage.
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Collingwood | Blue Mountains

Village Vibe
Blue Mountain Village
July 30 – August 1, 2016
The summer’s hottest party with reggae & calypso music featuring LAZO, patio parties, interactive drumming, hiking, Scavenger hunts, groove dancing and live music all weekend plus FIREWORKS!
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Friday Night Indie Series
Blue Mountain Village
July 29, 2016
This summer celebrate many of Canada’s finest touring artists, free on The Village Stage Friday Evenings. This week critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, Alysha Brilla.
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Haliburton Highlands

Annual Rockhound Gemboree
July 28 – 31, 2016
Join Rocky the Rockhound at the Nation’s most celebrated Gem & Mineral show! There’s something for everyone – enjoy shopping, exploring, learning, live music, and more! Rockhound Gemboree is a 4 day event! With Mineral Collecting Tours running every day.
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Tour de Forrest Summer Arts Tour
Haliburton County
July 30 – 31, 2016
Celebrating its 10th year this is a growing summer studio tour with guest artists at most locations.  Visitors will have a chance to purchase a unique piece of artwork from a selection of finely crafted items.  Pottery, glass, jewelry, painting, drawing, woodworking, fabric arts, quilting and photography are among some of the many choices. 
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Learn more about the area Haliburton Highlands | Ontario’s Highlands

Midland | Penetanguishene

Pirates of the Bay
Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene
July 30, 2016 
Shiver me timbers, rumor has it that the infamous Captain Corbin will be joining the day. Walk the plank, learn how to speak “pirate” lingo, enter the Pirate’s hideaway for fun activities and games, hornswaggler magic, a treasure hunt for dubloons, face painting and ruffians.  Meet “Buccaneer Brant” for blimey juggling, swab the decks and learn me scallywag knots.  Be on the lookout for a Pirate Skirmish with the HMS Badger and Historic Military Establishments of Upper Canada.  
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Floatie Fest
Little Lake Park, Midland
July 31, 2016
Keep calm and float on! Join us for the 2nd Annual Floatie Fest at Little Lake Park. Bring your favourite inflatable water toy and beat the summer heat! More information to come, live music, food, and fun for the whole family.
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Paul James Band
Midland Cultural Centre
July 30, 2016
One of the most exciting and energetic Toronto-based musicians…past, present and future.
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Mamma Mia
King’s Wharf Theatre, Penetanguishene
July 14 –  August 6, 2016
A mother … a daughter … three possible dads … and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget as new love blooms and old romances are rekindled on a Greek island full of possibilities.
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Midland 30,000 Islands Boat Cruise – Miss Midland
Experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines and rocky grandeur of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands aboard the 300-passenger Miss Midland.  Cruises depart from the Midland Town Dock and are 2.5 hours in duration. Click here for 2016 Rates & Schedules.

Music in the Park
Little Lake Park, Midland
July 31, 2016
Enjoy free live music every Sunday night on the hill by Rotary stage in gorgeous Little Lake Park. It’s the perfect way to cap off the weekend in the Heart of Georgian Bay.
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Learn more about the area Midland Tourism | Downtown Midland


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Civic Holiday Fireworks at Muskoka Wharf
August 5, 2017
Muskoka Wharf is the backdrop of this family favourite! Come by car, bike, boat, or on foot and see the show! Fireworks display takes place at dusk.

The Urban Slide
August 5, 2017
The Urban Slide is literally the best time ever! Proudly brought to you by 365 Sports, a 100% Canadian owned and operated company that focuses on fun and customer experience, join us for 1000 feet of slippery awesomeness this summer.


Dwight Fire Fest
August 5, 2017
Firefest has been lighting the night sky over Dwight Beach in Lake of Bays for more than 20 years. Hosted by the area’s volunteer fire department, the event includes a family fun filled afternoon with the largest fireworks show at 10pm.

Sawdust City Music Festival
The 3-day festival is the creative brainchild of renowned Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Musician & Label Owner Miranda Mulholland and will feature an incredible lineup of musicians, including the Jim Cuddy Family Band. 

North Bay

North Bay Summer in the Park Festival
August 4-6, 2017
North Bay’s Summer in the Park Music Festival. Civic long weekend is going to rock with headliners Marianas Trench, Amanda Marshall, Headstones, Magic, Darenots, Michelle Treacy.

Ontario’s Lake Country

Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo
Casino Rama Resort, Orillia
July 30, 2016
Known for the hits “Love Is a Battlefield”, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” & “We Belong”.
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Rotary/Lions Fun Fest
Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia
Fun for the whole family including a midway, games, vendors and so much more! It is a family affair at Couchiching Beach Park. Carnival Friday to Monday, Vendors Saturday to Monday. 

Learn more about the area Ontario’s Lake Country

Ottawa Valley

Park Concerts, Farmers Markets
Across the valley, the community vibe is all about music, food, art and people.

Learn more about the area Ottawa Valley Tourism

Civic Long Weekend Featured Getaway Packages

Alan Frew in Concert Weekend Package
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
Package includes: three night’s accommodation, Saturday 3-course dinner (party seating), Saturday night concert, Service charge for Saturday’s dinner.  
From $516*/person for three night stay, based on double occupancy.
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Hockley Valley Civic Long Weekend Getaway
Hockley Valley Resort, Mono
August 4 – August 7, 2017 | From $358* per night/per couple
Your stay includes accommodation, full buffet breakfast for two, 3-course dinner in ‘cabin’ & live music Friday night on the pool patio!

August Civic Long Weekend at Sherwood Inn
Sherwood Inn Muskoka, Port Carling
July 28 – August 2, 2016
The height of the summer season and our busiest time is on Simcoe Day. Book early with this special as it won’t be here long. Buy two nights at regular price and get the third and fourth nights for 50% off. 
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Civic Holiday Weekend
Severn Lodge, Port Severn
July 29 – August 1, 2016
3 Nights | All Meals Included
Adults from $597 | Kids 2 – 12 from $156 
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Civic Holiday Weekend
Bayview Wildwood Resort, Severn Bridge
July 29 – August 1, 2016
Spend the summer’s most popular long weekend resorting on Sparrow Lake!
Included are: 3 nights accommodation, two children free (ages under 13), three meals daily, access to all of our facilities, lots of activities such as, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, & tennis, evening entertainment, family fun-filled programs, supervised kids camps.
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August Long Weekend at The Briars
Jacksons Point
August is a quick and delightful kiss one wishes to feel again and again as its arrival paints the sky with the heat and haze of bright crimson sunsets. It also ushers in Simcoe Day, that wonderful long, first weekend of the fairest month. Get away from it all to celebrate Simcoe Day by escaping to our lakeside resort where summer feels as if it’s eternal.
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Civic Long Weekend Fun at Horseshoe Resort
Horseshoe Resort, Barrie
Kempenfest days and bonfire nights. Experience adventure, relaxation and live music right here at Horseshoe Resort, or head to a local beach or take in the incredible Kempenfest Waterfront Festival just minutes away.  
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More August Vacation Ideas and Activities

The August Long Weekend is also the last month of the summer vacation in Ontario.  Make the most out of August in Resort destinations north of Toronto with an August getaway package for families or a romantic getaway package for couples. Find more Ontario August events and festivals north of Toronto.