July Events

July 1, 2017
Celebrate Canada Day at the Summer Medley Festival in Pembroke. The City and the Downtown are hosting a joint event that extends to the waterfront and Riverside Park. Family fun starts at Noon. Fireworks at 10:00pm. More details online.

July 1, 2017
Theatre Workshops at The Railway Station, Barry’s Bay. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Site-specific and mystery theatre workshop for adults and youth. Participants will learn about local history while creating a site-specific piece from industry experts, using the environment, atmosphere, and space around them. $10 + HST (materials included).
Phone: 613-756-5885

July 1, 2017
Live History Theatre Production at The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay. 6:00pm. It’s almost closing time when you run into a strange figure, dressed in period clothes and seeming confused. The mysterious character is horrified to discover they are in the modern era.
Phone: 613-756-5885

July 1, 2017
Celebrate Canada Day in Head, Clara & Maria! Our four-day Homecoming is a memorial of Ontario and Canada’s 150th celebrating our rural identity through shared meals, dances, entertainment, history, music, races, vendors, games and a ball tournament. Rain or shine. All welcome. Facebook: HCMHomecoming2017.

July 1, 2017
Calabogie & District Snowmobile Club Canada Day Breakfast. 8:00am at the Calabogie Community Center. Pancakes, sausages, local maple syrup, eggs, baked beans, toast, tea, coffee and juice. Adults $8, kids (ages 5-13) $4, kids (under 5) free. 574 Mill Street, Calabogie.
Phone: 613-752-0164

July 1, 2017
Canada Day in Quadeville. Celebrations run from 8:00am to dusk. Quadeville Community Centre. BBQ, baseball tournament, toy boat parade, bike parade, horseshoe tournament, kids games, turkey and ham supper, entertainment and fireworks. 965 Addington Road, Palmer Rapids.
Phone: 613-758-1034

July 1, 2017
Bring your Canada Day spirit to Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. Fishing fun (8:30am-11:00am) at Natural Waters Trout Farm. Duck Race (2:00pm) at Brennan’s Creek. John Priebe Band (5:30pm), Loggers Charity Auction (7:30pm) and more music til dusk. Fireworks at dusk. Find us on Facebook.

July 2, 2017
An Irish Gathering golf tournament. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus – St. Andrew’s Council. Held at Homestead at Wolf Ridge. $65 includes 9 holes of golf, cart and dinner. $25 for dinner only. Golf at 2pm. Dinner at 5:30pm. Plenty of prizes. A kick-off to An Irish Gathering annual event in August.
Phone: 613-757-1818
Phone: 613-757-2511

July 2, 2017
Haley United Church’s Cold Buffet & Strawberry Social. 2:30pm-6:00pm. Turkey, ham, assorted cold cuts, cake with ice cream topped with McGregor’s strawberries. $14 (adults), $6 (kids 6-12), free (kids under 6).
760 Calvin Road, Haley Station
Phone: 613-401-2453

July 4, 2017
Madawaska Valley Rocks: Geology for Kids! 10:00am-Noon. Join Caveman Chris and Rockhound Rob at the Spectacle Lake Quarry Site to learn all about rock hounding. Event takes place on site and at Spectacle Lake Lodge. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. $10 per child. Register in advance.
Phone: 613-756-5885

July 7, 2017
Multi Media Box at Sisterhood Craft Supplies. 12:30pm. Create a four-sided memory box in store! All material provided and cost is $49.99 plus tax. Call to reserve your space as it is limited and already filling up!
Phone: 613-629-0029

July 7-9, 2017
Almonte Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park in the heart of Almonte. Local and regional music, dance, celtic college workshops, Little Celtz Zone, senior’s tent, beer gardens, food and artisan vendors, Celtic sporting events and more. See you there!

July 8, 2017
Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival. 10:00am-4:00pm at Railway Station Park in Barry’s Bay. Local artisans will be showcasing their creations and conducting product demonstrations.
Phone: 613-756-5885

July 8, 2017
Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre’s Fishing Tournament. Biederman Park, Lake Dore. 6:00am-2:00pm during the Ontario Free Fishing Week! $10 adults. $5 children. Adults prizes for heaviest pike, heaviest bass, and mystery weight. Kids prizes for largest rock bass, largest perch and first to 15 sunfish. Food for sale as well.
Phone: 613-732-9739

July 9, 2017
Mark your calendars! Garrison Petawawa will be hosting its 8th Annual Kids of Steel® Triathlon. We are pleased to offer a Duathlon for kids ages 3-5. The facilities at Dundonald Hall are clean, bright and modern and the base offers a safe environment in which to hold the event. We look forward to seeing you there! Register online by July 6.

July 9, 2017
Madawaska Valley Garden Tour. A self-guided tour featuring several beautiful local gardens. Tickets are $5 and are available at South of 60 in Barry’s Bay, Valley Market in Combermere and Grandma’s Pantry in Killaloe. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Presented by the Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society.
Phone: 613-639-5786

July 10, 2017
4th Annual Pembroke Herb Walk along the Pembroke Waterfront. Learn about the herbs growing right in our backyard! 9:00am-10:00am is designed specifically for seniors (all are welcome) and from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Rain date: July 12th 2016. Suggested donation of $10. Proceeds to the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County.
Phone: 613-631-0137

July 11 and 13, 2017
Colourmania! Workshop at The Railway Station, Barry’s Bay. 1:00pm-3:00pm. Guided colouring groups hosted by Ketha Newman, author of The Canadian Backwoods Colouring Book. Learn colouring techniques and tips in an informal setting. Ages 8+. $10 (materials included).
Phone: 613-756-5885

July 12, 2017
Come join us at Black Bear Beach for a celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday. Free BBQ provided by Canex, bouncy castles, paddle board rides, sandcastle building contest (help us make 150 with flags), water safety information and more. 3:00pm to 7:00pm. 154 Lieven Road, Petawawa.
Phone: 613-687-5511 ext. 5305

July 14, 2017
Theatrical Heritage Walking Tours of Barry’s Bay. Join Theresa Prince on an hour long “shopping excursion” in the Barry’s Bay of over 100 years ago as her stories bring to life the people and buildings of yesteryear. 2:00pm. $10 per person. Children under 12 free. Pre-register at The Railway Station.
Phone: 613-756-5885

July 14-16, 2017
The 26th Annual Stewart Park Festival. Three free days of music under the majestic maples in beautiful Stewart Park. Free outdoor concerts, artisan vendors, workshops, activities, and after hours musical events. Stewart Park: located in the heart of Downtown Heritage Perth.
Phone: 613-267-3311 ext. 2251

July 15, 2017
Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Fire Department Open House. 10:00am-2:00pm. Activities for kids and adults alike. Exhibits and demonstrations. Plus, free hotdogs and drinks. Draws take place at 1:30pm. Come out and get familiar with your fire department. 2995 Round Lake Road

July 15-16, 2017
Renfrew Art in the Park. Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm. Check out Ottawa Valley’s local artisans and their exceptional creations from sculptures to paintings and much, much more. This family-oriented gathering promotes arts, culture, and recreation with fun activities for the kids as well. Make a day of it and also visit Renfrew’s museums (home of the NHL), shops, and restaurants.

July 15-17, 2017
Horse Show at Horse Country Campground. All welcome youth, teen and adult classes for fun and prizes. Our inaugural event in our new outdoor arena! Visit for the day or plan a camping weekend. Bonus Log Jam Country Festival and white water rafting!
Phone: 613-867-0585

July 21 – August 13, 2017
The Classic Theatre Festival presents Candida. A witty skewering of Victorian notions of love and marriage in which the title character must choose between her clergyman husband and a passionate young poet. Tuesday to Sunday at 2:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:00pm. 54 Beckwith Street East, Perth. Tickets available online.
Phone: 1-877-283-1283

July 22, 2017
Trail Tours ATV and Dirt Bike School sponsored by Pete’s Sales and Service. Calling all riders age 7 and up. Learn to ride 70cc-230cc. Limited spaces available. Price $250 per rider. Bike, equipment and lunch included.
Phone: 613-735 3711

July 22-23, 2017
Madawaska Valley Studio Tour. 10:00am-5:00pm. Take advantage of warm days and spectacular scenery, and get personal glimpses into the workings of unique artistic skills. All artwork and crafts have been selected through a jury process that ensures quality and variety for the visitor. Call Tanya or visit our website for more information.
Phone: 613-633-6902

July 23, 2017
Photo Collage for Painters workshop at The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay. 11:00am-5:00pm. Join collage artist and painter Don Monet for a practical course with the goal of each participant finishing a painting/collage from conception to final product in one day. $70+$40 (materials). Includes lunch.
Phone: 613-756-5885

July 23, 2017
The Motor Toy Show & Shine at the Rankin Culture and Recreation Centre. Come view classic and antique vehicles, have a BBQ lunch, hear some music and more. 10:00am-3:00pm. 20 Rankin Rink Road. Call Graham 613-687-5639 or Murray 613-735-1738 for more information.

July 27, 2017
Deadline to register for the annual Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley golf tournament. Raising money for people with intellectual disabilities, and a great day on the links. $80 per person includes 18 holes, cart, dinner and prizes. Tournament is held on August 18, 2017 at Oaks of Cobden. This is our 21st annual golf tournament which raises funds to directly support individuals in the local area.
Phone: 613-735-0659 ext.101

July 27-30, 2017
Palmer Rapids Twin Music Festival. On the banks of the Madawaska River. Two complete festivals for the price of one. The best of country and bluegrass. Featuring the River Town Saints, Dion Pride, Edgar Loudermilk Band and more. The Festival was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Musical Hall of Fame in 2015. The Festival has been running for more than 30 years! Tickets and camping information available through our website.
Phone: 613-758-2747

July 28-September 3, 2017
Two new art exhibitions are opening at The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay. From 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Eva Kaczkowski – A Retrospective Art: looking back at Eva’s painting career based in the Madawaska Valley. The second exhibition is Art From Tree: a juried group exhibition featuring artwork made solely from materials derived from trees.
Phone: 613-756-5885

July 29, 2017
Nine and Dine Fish Fry for the Pets! Sand Point Golf Course. 3:00pm registration. 4:00pm tee-off. $65 per person includes 9 holes of best ball, power cart, fish fry dinner, prizes, 50/50 draw and Debenham Brothers CD release party. $25 per person for dinner and band only. Register at the shelter for this event by phone or email.
Phone: 613-623-0916

July 29 – 30, 2017
2nd Annual Waltham Summerfest. Live music all day long, horseshoe tournament, beer tent, activities for kids and more! Hosted by the Waltham Recreation Association. All welcome. On Facebook: The Waltham Recreation Association
70 Rue Principale, Waltham

July 30, 2017
Join us for the Midsummer Herbfest at Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens in White Lake. Celebrate healthy living with vendors, cooking demonstrations, music, amazing food, wellness practitioners, museum talks, authors, dancers, beer tasting and more. Enjoy our beautiful lakeside setting with 11 themed gardens and historic buildings.
Phone: 613-623-5756 ext. 226