august-long-weekendCivic Holiday in Ontario is August 4, 2014. 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. 



August Long Weekend Events & Activities

Farmers' Markets

Mid-summer is the time of year to taste what's growing in your own back yard and in Cottage Country. 


Harbour Market, Victoria Harbour


Bracebridge Farmers' Market
Orillia Farmers' Market
Orillia Faigrounds Farmers' Market
Penetanguishene Community Market


Midland Farmers' Market


Treetop Trekking
Spend an unforgettable day at one of Treetop Trekking's four Ontario zip line and aerial game parks! Feel the rush as you fly across ziplines, and climb like a monkey on balance logs, cable traverses, hammock nets,  wooden bridges and Tarzan swings suspended high in the forest canopy. GTA Locations in Brampton and Stouffville.


Hardwood Ski and Bike
Ride the trails, play disc golf and have a great meal and family fun.

Serendipity Princess
The Serendipity Princess is a 265 passenger paddle-wheeler with triple decks featuring a patio on the upper level. Daily sightseeing cruises as well lunch & dinner cruises are available.

Horseshoe Adventure Park
Horseshoe Resort is an inviting Ontario destination offering four seasons of fun for thrill-seekers and adventurers alike! Enjoy golf on two championship golf courses, ride the trails in our Lift Access Mountain Bike Park or kick your adrenaline up a notch in the Adventure Park with new, fun attractions, with so many outdoor adventures to choose from, what will you do next?

Treetop Trekking
Treetop Trekking Barrie is Ontario's original aerial game and zip line park. Located at Horseshoe Valley Resort, come spend an adventure filled day climbing and zipping from tree to tree in the setting of a full service year round resort.

Blue Mountain | Collingwood

Blue Mountain Village Beach Party
The summer's hottest all-ages party! Reggae & Calypso music featuring LAZO, patio parties, interactive drumming, hiking, scavenger hunts and live performers.

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Self-guided tour of caves, caverns and lookouts on the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment. Ontario's longest Suspension Footbridge offers light adventure and the most spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside. Gemstone Mining, train ride, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop.


Bracebridge Farmers' Market
The Market runs each Saturday, 8:30 to 1pm in Memorial Park on Manitoba Street, next to the Norwood Theatre.

Santa's Village & Family Campground
2 Great Parks & 1 Great Campground... All On-Site at Santa's Village Family Entertainment Park. This unique 60-acre attraction nestles in a bend of the Muskoka River. Tour the village
by miniature train or cruise the Muskoka River on Santa's Summer Sleigh Jet Boat. You can try Rudolph's Roller Coaster, the Ferris Wheel, and other amusement rides! Visit Santa
Claus and then play at Elves Island or at our beach and splash-pad. You can also enjoy live Amphitheatre shows with clowns, magicians and roving entertainers! Santa's Village is like Christmas in the summer!The older kids will enjoy Go-Karts, Lazer Tag, Mini-Golf, Batting Cages and the Arcade!


Rounds Ranch
Rounds Ranch is the place for families to have a country and western experience with over 18 attractions. Enjoy the large corn & straw mazes, petting zoo, pony rides, water maze, barrel train, shooting gallery, duck races, pedal cart race track, western playground, zip lines, giant jumping pillows, tractor rides, swinging tire horses, bouncy ponies.

Forester Falls | Beachburg

RiverRun Rafting
For the young and "young at heart", join us for this gentle water raft trip on the Middle Channel of the river. With just enough whitewater to make it fun there's plenty to see and learn about this historical river.

Haliburton & East

Sir Sam's Ski and Bike
Offering both cross country (14 km) and downhill (9km) trails for all level of riders. Ride the trails from bottom to top and back again or use the lift to transport you and your bike to the top. There is something for everyone including a great BMX pump track at the top of the hill. Sir Sam’s is excited to bring this sport to our customers along with the professional instruction to ensure everyone has the skills it takes to be safe and have fun. Bring your own bike or rent one at Sir Sam's.

SUPnorth Paddle Adventures
Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Cottage Country's beautiful Haliburton Highlands. *Requires advanced booking.

Algonquin Highlands Trails
Where adventure awaits. Just 2.5hrs from Toronto, in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands.


Treetop Trekking
Treetop Trekking Huntsville is the most exciting adventure activity in Muskoka! Located in a beautiful setting at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, thrill yourself in our huge aerial game and zipline park.


Model Ship Museum
Doran Bay Model Ship Museum provides marvel world-class collection of museum quality model ships, including a special exhibit of ships from the War of 1812.


McLean Berry Farm
McLean Berry Farm is a family owned and operated strawberry and vegetable farm located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Area in south-eastern Ontario. Visitors are welcome to visit the farms and take part in the delicious Ontario tradition of seaonsal berry picking (and eating!).

Midland & Area

Miss Midland
Take a sightseeing cruise aboard the 300-passenger Miss Midland & experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines & rocky grandeur of Muskoka-Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands – the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere. The Miss Midland departs from the Midland Town Dock located at 177 King Street.

Downtown Shops & Docks
Check out the shops and docks in beautiful Midland! Walk about and strolling fun for kids - check out one of the largest outdoor mural collections in North America.

Huronia Museum
Huronia Museum is a fun place for taking the kids and is located in Little Lake Park, directly across from the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. Fun exhibits for the whole family and be sure to check their website for specials events and activities.

Midland Cultural Centre
Drop in to see what's going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer. Open Mic at the Cafe on Saturday at 2pm.

Discover Harbour
Experience a summer long celebration at Discovery Harbour, as we mark 200 years since our founding in 1814. Special events, program highlights, and activities galore at Discovery Harbour will make the summer of 2014 like no other! In addition to a great line-up of special events, visitors can enjoy above and below deck tours of the replica of H.M.S. Tecumseth based on her 1815 log, and see her original 1815 hull remains in the spectacular new H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre, complete will all-new exhibits and displays.

Sainte Marie among the Hurons
Experience a summer long celebration at Discovery Harbour, as we mark 200 years since our founding in 1814. Special events, program highlights, and activities galore at Discovery Harbour will make the summer of 2014 like no other! In addition to a great line-up of special events, visitors can enjoy above and below deck tours of the replica of H.M.S. Tecumseth based on her 1815 log, and see her original 1815 hull remains in the spectacular new H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre, complete will all-new exhibits and displays. 

Wye Marsh
Open year round, the Wye Marsh is an excellent place to get out and get close to nature every day. Guided tours/programs by one of our knowledgeable Naturalists – guided walks, canoe/kayak, ecotours (snowshoeing, canoeing/kayaking), Birds of Prey demonstrations.

Music in the Park
Sunday evening head down to Little Lake Park in Midland for live music! The bandstand if located right beside the play area and is a great evening for families. Play or sit and listen, something for everyone in the family!

Ontario's Lake Country

Streets Alive - Art Grows Here Festival
Art Grows Here is the 2014 installation of the annual Streets Alive outdoor community art project. This year the streets of downtown Orillia will become an amazing outdoor gallery as artists apply their vision and talent to 40 oversized metal planters.

Rotary Fun Fest
Fun for the whole family including a midway, games, vendors and so much more! 

Parry Sound

Georgian Bay Airways
AMAZE at the natural beauty of Muskoka and Georgian Bay by seaplane! Let Georgian Bay Airways make your vacation a memorable experience. We provide many services with our legendary seaplanes including sightseeing tours and flying adventures. Join our nearly 1,000 passengers a year to experience our signature "Fly & Dine" to World Famous Henry's Fish Restaurant.


Tweed Stampede
The TS&J has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the Area with Animals & Agriculture, Family Entertainment, Live Music, Food & Shopping! Trudeau's Park in Tweed, Ontario is excited to announce that The RAM Rodeo Tour will makes it's return this coming August Long Weekend.


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