The Sound Waterfront Festival

REGION 7: Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe 2nd Ave West, Owen Sound, ON Kelso Beach at Nawash Park
30 Jun. - 3 Jul. 2022

ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. Thursday, June 30 ~ 12 noon-8 p.m. at The Owen Sound Visitors Centre - adjacent to Kelso Beach at Nawash Park 44.57130248196376, -80.94487615800723 1155 1st Ave West, along the west Harbour wall. Youth Day Arts and Crafts for kids Open Mic on the Stage Youth Discoveries Performers Storytime with Cassie from the Library Roxy Theatre Youth Team Other activities will include roaming jugglers and circus performers The Billy Bishop Museum will be hosting Ghost Walks during the evening hours. The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre will feature displays, music as well as features on historical rail travel, tours of the CNR caboose and 1953 CNR train car. *Artisans, vendors, and food booths will be on-site. Friday, July 1 ~ 12 noon-10 p.m. at Kelso Beach at Nawash Park Canada Day festivities will kick off at noon with Official Opening Ceremonies followed by; Dance Party with Tyler Boyle and music by; Youth Discoveries Performers Tianna Woods The Scott Howarth Band The Mike McCarthy Band Our evening performance from Indigenous music Crystal Shawanda will be the highlight of the day and a kickoff to spectacular fireworks at dusk over the harbour and Kelso Beach at Nawash Park Fireworks *Artisans, vendors, and food booths will be on-site. A fun day is planned with a wakeboard show, balloon animals, Four Pays Flying Dog Show, Canada Day boat parade and Beer tent. More activities are being added as we approach the event. The Royal Canadian Air Force are hoping to provide the event with a flyby during the day. Saturday, July 3 ~ 12 noon to 10 p.m. at Kelso Beach at Nawash Park Kelso Beach at Nawash Park Outdoor Stage will feature a series of musicians throughout the day incorporating Black history, sharing stories and education. The Big Canoe will be on-site providing tours along the shores throughout the day. The Billy Bishop Museum will be hosting Ghost Walks during the evening hours. Corkscrew City Tours (pre-booked food and beer/wine tours) from 1-6 p.m. The tours include transportation, drinks at each licensed venue (flights/samples/tastings), historical stops, snacks en-route plus a meal at Mudtown Brewery. The tours depart/arrive at The Owen Sound Visitors Centre. *Artisans, vendors and food booths will be on-site. Sunday, July 3 ~ 6 a.m.– 8 p.m. at Giche Namewikwedong Reconciliation Garden The Owen Sound Farmers Market will also be open from 8am to 12:30 p.m. The day will start with a Sunrise Ceremony at the Giche Namewikwedong Reconciliation Garden at Kelso Beach at Nawash Park, followed by ceremonials fires, workshops and education, drumming, storytelling and an evening Sacred fire. The day will be supported by the Reconciliation Garden Committee and local Indigenous groups. The Visitors Centre and the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre will be open all day for tours, merchandise, bike rentals, and tourist information. *Artisans, vendors, and food booths will be on-site.

Event Location

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Festival & Events Ontario

PHONE: (519) 742-2226, FAX: (519) 742-206
625 King Street East, Suite 2D, Kitchener, ON, N2G 4V4

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