Register today for the Hike Haliburton Festival!     
 
With over 100 FREE guided hikes, music, food, picnics and more - there's something for everyone!  Check out the all new HikeHaliburton.com and sign up for the hikes of your choice.
 
Don't miss the 16th annual Hike Haliburton, Canada's largest hiking festival!
Playing with Natural Solutions      
THURSDAY
July 12th & 19th
 
Presented in partnership with Karen Warner of Spirit of the Waterfalls, this five week program aims to give children aged six to twelve a better connection to our natural world, through outdoor games, crafts, songs and music. $5.00 per child per week to cover supplies. To register, or for more details, please contact the museum.
Highlands Summer Theatre Presents 'Not Quite Sherlock'
July 12th (7:30pm) & 13th (2:00pm matinee) 
 
Chris Gibbs' one man show plumbs the mind of London's second most famous detective, Not Quite Sherlock of course is based in Victoria England, but Gibbs who wrote the show, makes it a contemporary romp as well. With wit, charm, timing, and almost no respect for the rules of theatre, Chris Gibbs creates a simple, hilarious theatrical experience unlike any other. 
Haliburton School of Art + Design performance - Katherine Wheatley (free)   5:30pm - 6:30pm      
THURSDAY
July 12th
 
With offhand wit, vibrant lyrics and an infectious passion for performing, Katherine Wheatley has been captivating audiences everywhere she performs. According to the Toronto Star, she "turns pebbles of everyday life into dreamy mountains of song." It's an apt observation about this geologist-turned-songwriter. As she travels between shows on North America's highways, the landscape, as well as the characters she encounters on her travels, inspire her songs. She has an uncanny ability to take minor observations in life and find their soul. Warren Footz from SEE Magazine in Edmonton wrote "As a listener, it's hard not to sit back, close your eyes and watch the movie play. And man, can this serene red head ever play guitar."
Open Stage      
SATURDAY
July 14th
 
The Folk Society hosts an Open Stage at 8:00pm every second Saturday of the month at the Haliburton Highlands Museum, singers, story tellers, spoken word artists are welcome to perform.
Concert On The Lake  & Annual Dock Sale      
SATURDAY
July 14th
 
Our unique musical series of concerts on the shore of Salerno Lake has been ongoing for eight years now. A family-friendly event featuring great live music right at the water's edge. Come by boat, drop your anchor and enjoy!  We don't believe there is anything like The Concert On The Lake, anywhere in Ontario.  This year we are asking folks to buy tickets in advance. We are presenting professional musicians who must be paid (modest tho the sums are.) By buying tickets in advance through our website, you are helping to ensure the the Concert On The Lake will continue to happen every summer. Please make the 10$ commitment. Rain or shine, there will be a show! Please show your support.
Medeba Open House      
SATURDAY
July 14th
 
Get your adventure on! Medeba's Open House is from 11:30 - 3pm. Join us for a complementary BBQ lunch from 12:30 - 1:30, and try out some Rock Climbing, Zip Lining, High Ropes or Giant Swing! Tour our site and say hi to our staff.
Intro to Mountain Biking @ The Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve      
SATURDAY
July 14th
 
Or are you looking to improve your mountain biking skills and knowledge? Here is your chance! Join us for a guided half-day mountain biking experience this summer. Learn the ins and outs of maintaining your bike, riding techniques and how to have a fun and safe ride!  Along with your guide, you will hit some of our scenic beginner and intermediate level trails to practice your new-found skills. Don't have your own bike? Don't worry, we have bikes and helmets available to rent.
CARS AT CURRYS  
SUNDAY
July 15th
 
Join us for our first year of CARS AT CURRYS! Any make and model is welcome to join including customs, classics, hot-rods, exotics and more! 
Trophy and Gift Basket for 'Fan Favourite', Registration is FREE and coffee and snacks will be provided. Bring your Ride or Just Yourself!! To register please contact Cheryl Hamilton at Cheryl@currychevrolet.ca or 705-455-2500.
Sunday Afternoon Family Country, Gospel, Roots - Gospel Gordie and Sinner Shawn  
SUNDAY
July 15th
 
Join us for a great afternoon of family entertainment at the "D". We are offering a good variety of Gospel, Classic Country, Roots, Folk and Bluegrass. No Cover Charge. All are welcome.
Monarchs & Music: A Celebration of Butterflies and Blues  
SUNDAY
July 15th
 
This year, SIRCH has partnered with the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association for it's 4th annual butterfly release. Proceeds will support HHOA fish stocking program and SIRCH Children's programming. Only 300 Monarch butterflies have been ordered, so get your Monarch package soon! For $50 you will receive one Monarch butterfly to release on July 15 and two tickets for entry to the day's event. Call 705-457-1742 to place your order using VISA or MasterCard.
Highlands Summer Theatre Presents 'Cliffhanger'  
July 16th to 20th, 22nd 2pm matinee and 7:30pm, 23rd to 24th
 
The James Yaffe thriller, Cliffhanger will leave the audience trying to guess 'who dun it' and surprised by the twists and turns in the plot as a philosophy professor attempts to salvage his reputation and avoid being charged for the murder of a colleague. Decoratively iced with touches of humour the play has won awards and plaudits around the globe. 
Haliburton Rotary Music in the Park  - Lunar Bloom
TUESDAY
July 17th
 
Lunar bloom is an all-female vocal trio comprised of Jocelyn Regina, Kelly McNamee and Brittany Robinson. They perform original material that celebrates and explores female voices in harmony with each other. Jocelyn, Kelly, and Brittany are long-time friends, having studied musical theatre together at Sheridan College. Each songwriters in their own right, they started collaborating together in 2017.
Admission by Donation, all proceeds to go to Rotary community service projects. Bring a Chair or Blanket. Family-Friendly, All Are Welcome!
Haliburton School of Art + Design Art Talk (free) Being Creative. Being Well. with Julie McIntyre     4:45 - 6:00pm  
WEDNESDAY
July 18th
 
It's like a natural survival instinct. Sometimes without conscious assessment, people turn to the arts in the experience or aftermath of emotional or physical challenge. Why?  Sometimes people simply live a creative life naturally, benefiting without the admission price of tragedy. How? Arguably, all are better for it. Scholars write about it; doctors prescribe it; survivors know it; and 'naturals' live it. Well being is enhanced through creativity. Sharing stories from her professional life as an art psychotherapist and hospice volunteer, as well as her recent personal journey navigating through cancer, Julie will shine a light on the cause, effect and power of creativity.
Haliburton School of Art + Design performance - Andy Rush and the Choral Singers(free) 5:30 - 6:30pm    
THURSDAY
July 19th
 
Enjoy the power of the collective voice! A large group of people, many meeting for the first time just four days prior to performing as this choral group, will raise their voices together in song. It's extraordinary. Andy Rush's passion for performance and music motivates his singers and energizes large spaces! You'll witness and hear, but most of all you'll feel, the remarkable phenomenon of the collective voice.
Bluegrass Festival    
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
July 20th to 22nd
 
We have another exciting line up showcasing great Canadian talent and for our second year, an American band. We are featuring two headliners this year - Roxeen & Dalrymple from Nova Scotia, Canada and from Ohio, USA, Larry Efaw and The Bluegrass Mountaineers. Also featuring: Alicia Robicheau and Lonesome Sound, Big John, Concession 23, Ducharme Family Bluegrass, The Tebworth Brothers. We are growing and changing. The festival will be starting earlier on Friday the 20th at 2 pm and finish Saturday evening the 21st. Jam into the night and leave anytime Sunday at your leisure. There will be no performances on the Sunday. Want to miss the Sunday traffic? Camp over Sunday night and leave early Monday morning. For our early campers the Thursday Night Camp Jam and Band Scramble on the 19th will be hosted by Roxeen & Dalrymple from 7 to 9 pm. Why not arrive earlier in the week and relax before the festival begins. We offer additional camping starting Monday July the 16th through to Thursday the 19th and Sunday the 22nd at $10 per night
Jeep: Off Road 101 Weekend    
FRIDAY
July 20th 
 
An introduction to off road trail riding your jeep, better known as Jeeping or Wheeling. This is a family friendly event, so please feel free to bring everyone. These trails are fully guided to insure a fun and safe experience. Accommodations are available separately (Starting at $25+). RSVP by calling South Wind at 705-286-2152 and use Reservation Name: Off Road Addiction
Bat Box Building Workshop    
SATURDAY
July 21st 
 
Haliburton is home to the eight bat species found in Ontario.  However, bat populations are declining due in most part to White Nose Syndrome, an invasive fungus.  Bat boxes are easy to make and install and provide bats with alternative roost sites.  Join us to assemble your own bat box from kits provided by the Land Trust and Abbey Gardens. Please register as there are a limited number of bat box kits for these workshop.
16th Annual Stanhope Heritage Day    
SATURDAY
July 21st 
 
9 am - 2 pm Location:  Stanhope Museum Grounds, 1123 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands, Admission $3, kids 5 and under free, A Celebration of our Heritage arts, crafts and trades.
Magnificent Hill and Spirit of the Waterfalls: The Magical Realms of Nature
July 21st
 
Join us for a fabulous half-day special event beginning at Gaia's Den in Harcourt at 1pm for a 2-hour Shamanic Nature Experience at Turtle Waterfalls, then at 3 pm drive over to Magnificent Hill for a 2-hour Homesteading Experience and outdoor Pizza Party! Sing with the Waterfalls. Connect with Nature. Discover heart-centred gardening. Vist the farm animals. Enjoy farm-fresh wood-fired oven pizza! Cost is $40 per person. Pre-registration required by 5pm July 19th. 705-448-1346.
karen@spiritofthewaterfalls.ca
2018 Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest    
SATURDAY
July 21st 
 
The 1st Annual Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest will fill lovely Head Lake Park in the centre of Haliburton Village. It's sure to become an annual favourite event for the whole family.  Adults can sample many of Ontario's craft brewers' products while the rest of the family celebrates the beauty of Haliburton and samples a variety of tasty foods.  Ongoing entertainment will heighten the festivities at this crowd-pleasing event.
Wild Game Dinner Event    
SATURDAY
July 21st 
 
The ever popular dinner is held at the Galway Community Centre. Doors open at 5pm. Buffet served at 6pm. All game served as bite size pieces, so you can sample it all. Remember your loonies for the after dinner excitement. $20 per person
RockstAR Adventure Race    
SATURDAY
July 21st 
 
An adventure race designed to treat racers like the rock stars they are! Features both 4-hour and 8-hour 'choose-your-own-adventure' style course options, race categories for teams of 2 or 3 (including a family category) as well as a rockin' post-race party under the cottage country night skies. Staged from the Bark Lake Leadership Centre in the Haliburton Highlands.
Sunday Afternoon Family Country, Gospel, Roots - Robert Laing    
SUNDAY
July 22nd 
 
Join us for a great afternoon of family entertainment at the "D". We are offering a good variety of Gospel, Classic Country, Roots, Folk and Bluegrass. No Cover Charge. All are welcome.
Backwoods Betty's Bushcraft Camp for Youth @ Abbey Gardens Wilderness School Outpost    
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
July 23rd to 27th 
 
Cost is $850 + HST per camper per session. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance due by May 30th, 2018. More detailed registration form will be sent upon receipt of deposit. For each of the four weeks that we are running our Bushcraft Camp, a small group of youth will have the opportunity to camp out and learn from the Deep Roots Adventure team. Activities will include camping, bushcraft, survival, navigation, fun and camaraderie! Girls and boy ages 12-16 are welcome to register for this overnight camp. If you have youth on either side of this age group, please contact us to inquire. All equipment and meals will be provided, with campers only needing to bring clothing and personal effects. Campers should arrive by 10 a.m. on Monday morning and can be picked up after 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
Backwoods Betty's Bushcraft Camp for Youth @ Abbey Gardens Wilderness School Outpost    
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
July 23rd to 27th 
 
Cost is $850 + HST per camper per session. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance due by May 30th, 2018. More detailed registration form will be sent upon receipt of deposit. For each of the four weeks that we are running our Bushcraft Camp, a small group of youth will have the opportunity to camp out and learn from the Deep Roots Adventure team. Activities will include camping, bushcraft, survival, navigation, fun and camaraderie! Girls and boy ages 12-16 are welcome to register for this overnight camp. If you have youth on either side of this age group, please contact us to inquire. All equipment and meals will be provided, with campers only needing to bring clothing and personal effects. Campers should arrive by 10 a.m. on Monday morning and can be picked up after 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
Bridging Dimensions: Spirit of the Grandmother's Full Moon Fire Celebration
July 28th
 
Embrace the alchemy of fire & illuminate your personal & collective transformation as we honour the Full Moon & the Spirit of the Grandmothers beside Turtle Waterfalls. Sing, dance, & drum! A personal & global experience. 6pm-9pm. Pre-registration required. info@bridgingdimensions.ca. 705-448-1346. Suggested donation $25
 
 
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