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You will never ask “What is happening north of Toronto (and in central and northern Ontario) this weekend”? again! Use our events calendar to find things to do in Ontario and even in Ontario this weekend or in the future. Whether you like to lay low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for everyone, in every season from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa Valley!

Depending on your drive, you’ll find action anywhere from 1 hour away from Toronto to 5. Our events are not limited to highways 400 and 11 either. These are just the first two highway suggestions to travel north and find adventure in Ontario.

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King’s Wharf Theatre

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97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada

Nestled within Discovery Harbour on Georgian Bay, the King’s Wharf Theatre is a pleasantly rustic, 366-seat venue that offers all the comforts of a modern facility. Flanked by the historic buildings of a 19th-century british naval and military base, the theatre is located at the end of a beautiful boardwalk that looks on to Discovery Harbour. A visit to the King’s Wharf Theatre takes only 45 minutes from Barrie and Orillia, or just over an hour from  Collingwood. While in the area, you’ll also want to discover such treasures as Ontario’s first European Community at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.

King's Wharf Theatre

May 2016

Aladdin: The Panto

May 31, 2016 - June 18, 2016
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada

In the same vein as past hit family shows Snow White and Peter Pan comes another British panto that brings a fractured fairy tale to life – with hilarious results.Aladdin brims with music, mystery, and romance. So close your eyes, make a wish, and journey to the land of the Arabian Nights for an unforgettable tale about a commoner who falls in love with a beautiful princess. Cheer for the hero, and boo for the villain as they both chase…

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June 2016

Hilda’s Yard

June 22, 2016 - July 9, 2016
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada

One ordinary family … one extraordinary day.It’s 1956, and a couple is enjoying life after the children have left the nest. But on a beautiful September morning, their tranquil world turns chaotic when their son loses his job and daughter leaves her husband … both returning to the comfort of home for an unexpected stay. The laughter builds as the parents attempt to bridge the generation gap and grasp the far-out ideas of their progressive adult children. A heartwarming, nostalgic…

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July 2016

Mamma Mia!

July 14, 2016 - August 6, 2016
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada

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.Featuring the chart-topping hits of Swedish super-group ABBA, Mamma Mia! is the musical phenomenon that has entertained 54 million people around the world. In addition to the iconic title song, the infectious score features ABBA’s hits “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Lay All Your…

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August 2016

It Runs In The Family

August 11, 2016 - August 27, 2016
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada

Take out a prescription for non-stop laughter with a wild and wacky farce that is guaranteed to leave you in stitches!A renowned neurologist’s indiscreet past, in the form of a son from a secret fling, catches up with him as he prepares to deliver a career-boosting speech. Little white lies turn into whoppers as the doctor embarks on an uproarious journey filled with twists and turns in order to save his precious reputation. Watch with glee as an assortment of…

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June 2017

Marathon of Hope: The Musical

June 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Marathon of Hope, Theatre, Musical, King's Wharf Theatre

Marathon of Hope: The Musical is a ground-breaking theatrical event that promises to take audiences on an inspiring and uplifting journey. This triumphant new musical examines and celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit with unflinching honesty, grit, and grace as it chronicles the hero’s unprecedented cross-Canada marathon for cancer research.  Terry’s single dream inspired a world of hope … one step at a time. Don’t miss this landmark event in Canadian theatre. "I just wish people would realize that…

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July 2017

Jonas & Barry in the Home

July 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Theatre, Midland, King's Wharf Theatre

Canada’s favourite playwright, Norm Foster, has another hit with a brand new comedy filled with big laughs and an even bigger heart. Two seniors are searching for friendship, love, and elusive happiness at the Gateway Gardens assisted living home. Barry Butterfield, a newly retired dentist, is unsure of what to do with all his free time. Jonas Ainsworth, a suave stage actor, spends his days wooing the ladies. Proving opposites attract, the men quickly become an inseparable duo and embark…

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August 2017

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

August 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, King's Wharf Theatre

By turns dazzling, explosive, and electrifying, Joseph is truly a technicolor triumph! Journey back to the ancient land of Canaan for an enchanting story of faith and forgiveness as the biblical tale of Joseph is chronicled with sparkling wit, irreverence, and imagination. When Joseph's father gives him a fabulous coat of many colors, his 11 jealous brothers hatch a devious scheme to sell him into slavery. But Joseph rises above his bleak circumstances due to his ability to interpret dreams,…

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June 2018

Cinderella: The Panto

June 6, 2018 - June 30, 2018
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Cinderella the Panto at King's Wharf Theatre

The enduring fairy tale gets a clever and contemporary makeover in this glittering stage production that features all the classic elements you remember – the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball … plus some unexpected and surprising new twists! With its winning combination of popular songs, energetic dancing, tongue-in-cheek humour, and outrageous costumes, Cinderella will cast its magical spell and have you cheering for the heroine and her friends and booing the evil stepmother and wicked stepsisters. So join us for family fun…

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July 2018

Out of Order

July 4, 2018 - July 21, 2018
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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From the pen of Ray Cooney, the master of British Farce, comes a gleeful, Olivier® Award-winning comedy that will have you doubled over in laughter. Richard Willey, a married Government Minister with a “hands-on” approach to his work, uses the backdrop of an all-night parliamentary debate to spend a naughty evening at the Westminster Hotel with Jane Worthington, one of the Opposition’s typists. But things go disastrously wrong when they discover a body in their hotel suite, forcing Willey to…

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Cruisin’ Classics

July 25, 2018 - August 4, 2018
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Grab your poodle skirt, pull on your bobby socks, and get ready for fun with a rock ‘n’ roll musical celebration featuring classic hits of the Baby Boomer era! Chuck, the owner of a struggling diner must grapple with the possibility of selling his beloved haunt. As he relives the moments and music of a simpler time, from the early rockin’ sounds of Bill Haley to the beautiful ballads of Brenda Lee, the voice of an entire generation is revealed.…

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August 2018

Hairspray

August 9, 2018 - September 1, 2018
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Hairspray - King's Wharf Theatre

Get ready for something big with Hairspray, the musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight Tony® Awards, including Best Musical. It’s 1962 … the ’50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion – to dance! She wins a coveted spot on the popular Corny Collins Show, and overnight is transformed from social outcast to irrepressible teen celebrity. But…

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September 2018

Kings & Queens of Country

September 13, 2018 - September 30, 2018
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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King's Wharf Theatre - Kings and Queens of Country

Mosey on in for a hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’, feel-good tribute to classic hits of early country music. In the tradition of the Grand Ole Opry, some of country music’s greatest pioneers are celebrated in this energetic, fun-filled musical revue: Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and many, many more. Fusing elements of classic country, western, gospel, bluegrass – and a touch of comedy – Kings &…

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April 2019

American Icons

April 10
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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American Icons at King's Wharf Theatre

One stage! 5 legends! Many hits! Don't miss this fast-paced concert experience featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

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May 2019

Green River Revival

May 4
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Green River Revival at King's Wharf Theatre

Calling all fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival! Don't miss "Green River Revival", the world's #1 international tribute to the legendary band! This talented troupe of world-class musicians truly captures the passion and soul of John Fogerty and CCR, performing timeless hits including "Proud Mary," "Lodi," "Bad Moon Rising," "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," "Fortunate Son," "Up Around The Bend," and "Travellin' Band," and many more favourites. TICKETS  Adult: $35 Groups of 10 or more: $30 Youth: $25 All tickets…

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June 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto

June 5 - June 22
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, a giant panto your way comes! Bring the family and cheer for Jack and boo the evil giant as one of the most popular children’s stories of all time becomes larger than life. Jack and his mother are down on their luck and they need to make money fast. But when Jack takes their beloved cow to market, all he gets for her are a few measly beans. But these are no ordinary beans ... they're magic! When Jack…

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Glory

June 26 - July 6
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Glory at King's Wharf Theatre

The inspirational and incredible true story of Ontario’s Preston Rivulettes women’s hockey team comes to life on stage in this new Canadian play that proves a woman's place is on home ice. In 1933, four friends set out to show the nation that Canada’s favourite pastime isn’t just a sport for men. As they fight through The Great Depression, prejudice, and personal strife, can these determined women overcome the odds and forge their own path to glory? Featuring electrifying swing…

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July 2019

Beauty and the Beast

July 11 - August 10
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Beauty and the Beast at King's Wharf Theatre

Disney’s most popular musical is a true international sensation, captivating 35 million people worldwide with its entertaining blend of romance and magic. A terrible hex has transformed a handsome prince into a monstrous Beast, and the spell can only be broken if he finds his one true love before the last petal falls off an enchanted rose. He meets his match in a strong-willed young woman named Belle, the daughter of an eccentric local inventor. But can the Beauty tame…

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August 2019

Shear Madness

August 14 - August 31
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene,ONCanada
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Shear Madness at King's Wharf Theatre

Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as America’s longest running play, Shear Madnesscontinues to delight audiences with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. Hairdresser Tony Whitcomb and manicurist Barbara DeMarco comb through the tasks of a normal day until concert pianist Isabel Czerny is murdered. Tony, Barbara, and the Shear Madness customers – socialite Eleanor Shubert, antiques dealer Eddie Lawrence, tough guy Nick Rosetti and his assistant Mikey Thomas – are all suspects. But whodunit? Witness…

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Featured Ontario Festivals

This is it! These are them!

Our annual list of Best Festivals, or as we call it around the office “The Bestivals” list.

We pick a new list each year, some are hosted by our advertisers, some festivals we have sponsored and well, some we think are just plain pretty cool.

The list has been assembled keeping in consideration current trends and what people out there really seem to be seeking out. We’ve tried to include events and festivals that might be family focused, adult focused, or both!

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