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 thing to do like a fun event, festival or happening for you, you and your partner or you and your family! Whether you like to lay-low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for every one, 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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MacLaren Art Centre

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37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada

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June 2017

MacLaren Art Centre Exhibitions

June 30, 2017 - March 11, 2018
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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MacLaren Art Centre

   Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally June 30, 2017 - October 22, 2017   Doris McCarthy: Wavements  June 30, 2017 - October 29, 2017     Re-enact: Sarah Ciurysek, Michael Farnan, Meryl McMaster, Emma Nishimura, Krista Belle Stewart, Elinor Whidden  July 6, 2017 - October 29, 2017     Summer Sketches: Lucius O'Brien and Garett Walker  July 6, 2017 - October 29, 2017     Collecting Canada: Selections from John Hartman's Photography Collection  July 6, 2017 - October 22, 2017     Ernest Conyers Barker: Watercolours  December 2, 2017 - February 25,…

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October 2017

Youth Halloween Coffeehouse

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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This is an all-ages event! Join us for the Youth Advisory Council’s annual Halloween Coffee House! Dress in your Halloween costumed-best and enjoy music and spoken-word performances by Simcoe County high school students! Youth performers are invited to audition on October 11 from 5 to 7 pm.   Interested in joining our Youth Council? Young people ages 14 to 18 are invited to develop MacLaren youth projects, events and exhibitions with and for their peers.

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November 2017

Off the Hook Silent Auction

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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On November 17 at the MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie, over 150 artworks by more than 100 artists from across Ontario will fill the galleries for the 27th annual Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction. Bidders can also try their luck at winning gift certificates, jewellery and a selection of great prizes from local retailers. Add appetizers and desserts from Barrie’s best restaurants and you have all the ingredients for a great evening that also raises funds for the MacLaren's…

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December 2017

Reception for 2017 Winter Exhibitions

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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Please join us as we celebrate our winter exhibitions! Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 to 9 pm Remarks at 7:15 pm Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm Landon Mackenzie Parallel Journey December 7, 2017 to March 11, 2018 Janice Laking Gallery and Gallery 3 Curator: Liz Wylie Organized and Circulated by the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Artist Talk: Wednesday, December 6, 10:30 am, Georgian College Campus Gallery. Admission free Ernest Conyers Barker Watercolours December 2, 2017 to February 25, 2018 The…

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February 2018

Battle of the Bands

February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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Drawing on the considerable musical talents of members of Barrie’s financial services and medical professions, our annual Battle of the Bands is one of the most celebrated live musical events of the year in Barrie. Proceeds from the event support the MacLaren Art Centre, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and the Kempenfelt Rotary Club. Tickets $60, available at the MacLaren on February 5.

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Featured Ontario Festivals North of Toronto

Each month we feature picks for events and festivals on our Travel North of Toronto Blog.  Long holiday weekend links can be found at special Featured Holiday Dates. If you are having trouble finding the event you are looking for, try searching the Ontario resort destinations and travel associations page for the geographic destination that is most familiar to you.  Visitors may also visit the Ontario section Ontario Travel A-Z member section or resorts, attractions, inns, hotels, lodges and B&B’s.

Thu 19

Pumpkinferno

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour
Penetanguishene ON
Thu 26

Pumpkinferno

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - October 29 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour
Penetanguishene ON
Nov 23

First Light

November 23 @ 5:30 pm - November 25 @ 9:00 pm
Nov 30

First Light

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - December 2 @ 9:00 pm
Dec 07

First Light

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm