Festivals & Events

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No matter when you visit Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland there’s always something going on – just see for yourself!

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  • Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

  • Meet over 30 local artists and craftspeople in their own studios and galleries throughout Peterborough County and City. Take in the beautiful fall scenery and stunning art work with this self-drive tour. Demonstrations. Free.

  • Doors Open Peterborough

  • Free tours of heritage buildings and interesting places in the 'Electric City'! Doors Open Peterborough invites visitors to explore the history, and in some cases, the behind-the-scenes places that mark our past.

  • Streetfest

  • The Peterborough DBIA presents Streetfest on Charlotte Street in Peterborough - activities include a sampling of menu items for local restaurants, entertainment, and a celebration of Downtown Peterborough. Visit godowntown.ca for full details.

  • Gourd & Creative Art Show

  • Visit Buckhorn Community Centre to experience Hard-Shelled Gourds as a canvas for art. As well as Gourd Art, a wide array of Creative Arts will be displayed and for sale, courses offered, materials for sale, entertainment provided. Come, join in, and be inspired by local artisans!Get ready for the harvest season with the Gourd and Creative Art Show at the Buckhorn Community Centre.

  • Curve Lake Pow Wow

  • A celebration of First Nations Culture in a traditional pow-wow with music, drums, dancing and fun to be had by all

  • Apsley Autumn Studio Tour

  • 25 Artists, 17 locations, downloadable map www.apsleystudiotour.com The Apsley autumn studio tour is renowned for the quality of the artists working in a variety of disciplines. Located in the North Kawarthas, many of the studios are tucked away in beautiful, scenic locations where our local artists and guests present new and exciting works created specifically for this annual event.

  • Artsweek Peterborough

  • A week-long, multi-disciplinary arts festival taking place in various locations in Downtown Peterborough. Art in the Park at Millennium Park on September 10th

  • Rice Lake XII

  • Join us for the twelfth annual outdoor exhibition and sale of contemporary Zimbabwean stone sculpture. Meet the artist-in-residence who will be on site carving during the show. Book a talk and tour. Don't miss this magical experience. Free admission. 705.939.6144 www.zimart.ca

  • Pioneer Corn Roast

  • Tempt your taste buds with fresh corn on the cob smothered in butter. Hop on board for a free horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic village as pioneers demonstrate their trades and daily activities. Children can participate in games on the green. Please visit www.langpioneervillage.ca for more details.

  • Canadian Wakeboard Open

  • Wakeboarding competition, vendors and great live music with local and national talent. Amazing acts will be performing on the Wolf 101.5 Fm 'Wolfstock' Stage with My Darkest Days, Before The Curtain, Rockquest winners the Crux + local acts (Friday), Big Sugar, Wide Mouth Mason & local acts (Saturday) & The Trews, the Reason + local acts (Sunday). The Canadian Wakeboard Open is the Kawartha's biggest action sports and music festival featuring some of Canada's best riders. This year there will be a 4 on 4 co-ed beach volleyball tournament running the Saturday and Sunday of the festival. On the Friday a volleyball clinic will be held for all ages! The Boarder Village will return again full of shopping and moto cross demonstrations. As well the spectator viewing area has been expanded. Coors Light presents the Canadian Wakeboard Open beer garden.