august-long-weekendCivic Holiday in Ontario is August 1, 2016. Summer-fun filled events and activities for kids and families can be found all over the map, north of Toronto. Many events are perfect for a quick day trip or parents can plan a long weekend getaway surrounding these great events. 



Family Friendly August Long Weekend Events & Activities

Civic Long Weekend Feature Events & Activities by Area


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!
Learn more

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.
Learn more

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. 
Learn more

Learn more about the area Haliburton Highlands | Ontario’s Highlands

Midland | Penetanguishene

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.
Learn more

Paul James Band
Midland Cultural Centre
July 30, 2016
One of the most exciting and energetic Toronto-based musicians…past, present and future. 
Learn more

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.
Learn more

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.

Historic Boat Cruise – Penetanguishene
Cruise through over 400 years of local and Canadian history in this narrated 90 minute tour around Penetanguishene harbour aboard the 265-passenger, Serendipity Princess.   Cruises depart from the Penetanguishene town dock. Click here for 2015 Rates & Schedules.

Learn more about the area Midland Tourism | Downtown Midland

Muskoka | Algonquin Park

Simply Queen
Deerhurst Resort, Hunstville
July 29, 2016
Fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock, Simply Queen performs iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time.
Learn more

Alan Frew
Deerhurst Resort, Hunstville
July 30, 2016
From his days as front man for Glass Tiger to his successful solo career, Alan Frew takes to the Deerhurst stage.
Learn more

Elton Rohn
Deerhurst Resort, Hunstville
August 1, 2016
Belting out Elton John’s hits from the ’70s, Elton Rohn lights up the stage with his seven piece band. 
Learn more

Meet the Researcher Day
Algonquin Park Wildlife Research Station
July 28, 2016. 
This summer the WRS will host the 8th annual Meet the Researcher Day at the East Beach Picnic Pavillion in Algonquin Provincial Park where the public is invited to meet Algonquin Park researchers and learn about their projects.
Learn more

Cruise & Dinner to Port Cunnington Lodge
Cruise aboard the SS Bigwin from Dorset to Port Cunnington Lodge where you will enjoy happy hour, entertainment and dinner.

Learn more about the area Muskoka Tourism

North Bay

North Bay Summer in the Park Festival
July 31 – August 2. This fantastic package has fun for everyone on the Civic Holiday Weekend. The Clarion Resort Pinewood Park, North Bay’s only full service resort and conference hotel is pleased to offer you a great package that includes your room, breakfast and dinner as well as wristbands for this year’s fantastic line-up of entertainment. Come and enjoy Friday Night Concert Headliners Jonny Reed, Michelle Wright and Autumn Hill, as well as Saturday’s Headliner Burton Cummings with Alan Frew of Glass Tiger.

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”.
Learn more

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

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.


Are you having an event you'd like to promote? Email us the details and if applicable, we will post it!

Family Daytrips & Getaways

Family Roadtrip

The Week Ahead

Family fun fall vacation events or visit some family fun attractions!  Get moving on the trails at a number of family activity locations. Find future events and activities throughout our website or check out the great  list of fall vacation promotions to Ontario's cottage country. 
Connect with us for updates.
Twitter_256x256411 Ontario Kids on Facebook

411ontariokids For all of us that love face paint, pumpkin guts, candy and leaf piles. #FALLoween #Halloween #ONtravelnorth #ONtravelkids
411ontariokids Have an artful Halloween at maclarenARTcentre #Halloween #ONtravelnorth
411ontariokids Face your frights in a weekend full of Halloween-themed fun for the whole family. Blue Mountain Village #ONtravelnorth #Halloween
411ontariokids Fun-tober is in full swing with Halloween events, Fall foodie must-do's and exciting live shows. #ONtravelnorth

Find a Member

Must Do Fall Activities

must do fall activities

Featured Blog

top 10 kids activities summer fall

Groups & Educators