Events

Local Haliburton Activities and Happenings

No matter what time of year you visit, Pinestone Resort offers an event calendar teeming with fun local happenings. From farmer’s markets and concerts to holiday events, cultural programs and seasonal festivals, the best of Ontario’s Haliburton Highlands is just moments away.

Please view our calendar below to learn about popular spring/summer events in 2016.

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Join us Friday October 28, 2016, Pinestone Resort, Ballroom. Doors Open 7:30pm - Film 8:00pm No reserved Seating and cost is by donation only! Prizes for the most innovative costumes and you will also…
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  • Haliburton County Studio Tour

    Discover where and how over 30 artists and artisans live and work, observe the creative process through demonstrations and conversation with the artist, find works-in-progress and a large selection of…
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  • Meet Our Moose!

    Moose are the largest members of the deer family, and can grow as tall as 6 ½ feet from hoof to shoulder! Come out to the Haliburton Forest for a talk about basic moose biology and life history, moose…
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  • Fall Festival

    Hosted by Abbey Gardens!  Stay tuned for information to come - mark your calendars in the meantime!

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  • Logging History in Haliburton County

    Haliburton County’s heritage includes a robust logging industry. The Hawk Lake Log Chute is a man-made wooden trough, built in the late 1800’s, and used regularly until the 1930’s to transport logs over…
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  • Michele Jacot

    Haliburton Concert Series presents Michele Jacot. Multi-instrumentalist Michele will play several of her instruments during this concert - flute, piccolo, clarinet, and saxophone! - accompanied by pianist…
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  • 14th Annual Hike Haliburton Festival

    Stay tuned for information to come - mark your calendars in the meantime!

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  • 2016 Terry Fox Run

    Runners and walkers are invited to join the community for the Annual Terry Fox Run to support cancer research. The 1km children’s run features a route through Head Lake Park. Participants of the 5km run…
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  • Opera:  Faust

    Charles Gounod’s adaptation of the Goethe story of desire, redemption, and a bargain with the Devil.

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  • Celebrations

    Join alumni for a concert featuring a retrospective of the past 10 years of Highlands Opera Studio in repertoire from Opera to Broadway!

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  • Healing Heart Retreat

    Does Your Soul Need Some Nurturing? Life can be stressful. Do you have days that are a blur? And maybe you’re not sleeping so well because you’re busy rewinding the day. Yoga + Nature + Adventure + Great…
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  • Woodland Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

    Nestled into the forest right here in the Haliburton Highlands is a hidden gem, a sanctuary for sick, injured or abandoned wildlife. The Woodland Wildlife Sanctuary runs a volunteer-based, year-round…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Walk About

    Self-guided classroom tours - meet instructors, students and see work in progress. 4 pm - 5:45 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3. Cost: Free Location: Haliburton School of The Arts
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  • Opera Double-Bill

    Two fun-filled 45 minute operas in English, by Canadian composer, Dean Burry. Great family entertainment for the first-time as well as seasoned opera goer!

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  • For the Love of Shakespeare

    A concert commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, featuring opera and song repertoire inspired by the Bard’s writing.

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  • Summer Event: Gala In The Gardens

    SAVE THE DATE! Don’t miss the event of the season, featuring the best performances from world-class singers and performers providing a variety of genres! Includes pre-performance reception. Tickets go…
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  • More Opera to Broadway

    The participants in the Highlands Opera Studio present some of the best loved works from the world of opera and the musical stage. Hear solos, duets and ensemble selections from famous productions around…
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  • Under the Tent

    Stay tuned for information to come - mark your calendar in the meantime!

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  • Haliburton School of The Arts – Annual Art Auction

    An auction of many unique works of art created and generously donated by faculty members of the Haliburton School of The Arts. All proceeds are directed to bursaries and scholarships for students attending…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Walk About

    Self-guided classroom tours - meet instructors, students and see work in progress. 4 pm - 5:45 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3. Cost: Free Location: Haliburton School of The Arts
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Talk

    A different topic and presenter each week. 4:45 - 6 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3 Life Sketches with Robert Bateman Join Robert Bateman as he recounts his evolution as an artist; a journey firmly…
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  • Gord Peteran

    Opening reception August 13 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Furniture is often my subject, due to its close proximity to the body. Not being a fan of “new” I target the very old vices and virtues we harbour. This…
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  • From Opera to Broadway

    The participants in the Highlands Opera Studio present some of the best loved works from the world of opera and the musical stage. Hear solos, duets and ensemble selections from famous productions around…
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  • Highlands Summer Festival presents the one woman show Miss Caledonia

    Following in the footsteps of starlets Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether, farm girl Peggy Ann Douglas wants to become glamorously famous.  She sets her course to becoming a movie star by first winning…
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  • Masterclasses

    Meet the singers of Highlands Opera Studio 2016 and hear them work with internationally acclaimed Canadian tenor, Richard Margison. This is a great opportunity for those interested in singing to learn…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts performance – Rick Fines

    Juno nominee and Maple Blues Award winner Rick Fines has toured the world as a performer and is a veteran of the folk and blues circuits I North America. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3. Cost: Free Location:…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Walk About

    Self-guided classroom tours - meet instructors, students and see work in progress. 4 pm - 5:45 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3. Cost: Free Location: Haliburton School of The Arts
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Talk

    A different topic and presenter each week. 4:45 - 6 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3 The Draw of Art Kate Carder-Thompson Kate’s work is as varied as it is unexpected, ironic, and thought provoking.…
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  • Highlands Summer Festival presents the comedy Fallen Angels

    Noël Coward’s 1925 farce about two wealthy British women tempted by the return of a Frenchman who once dated both of them. A champagne-bubbly, dryly witty romp about the foibles of the British upper class…
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  • 10th Annual Tour De Forest Summer Studio Tour

    Celebrating its 10th year this is a growing summer studio tour with guest artists at most locations. Visitors will have a chance to purchase a unique piece of artwork from a selection of finely crafted…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts performance – Katherine Wheatley

    Katherine has an uncanny ability to take minor observations in life and find their soul. With offhand wit, vibrant lyrics and an infectious passion for performing, Katherine has been captivating audiences…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Walk About

    Self-guided classroom tours - meet instructors, students and see work in progress. 4 pm - 5:45 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3. Cost: Free Location: Haliburton School of The Arts
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Talk

    A different topic and presenter each week. 4:45 - 6 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3 The Art of Material Culture With Rosemary VanderBreggen Emotional surprises, infinite possibilities, and unexpected…
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  • Highlands Summer Festival

    Highlands Summer Festival presents the storytelling, music and cabaret, The Judgment of Paris The story of a musical duel between two composers, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy unfolds as they attempt…
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  • Haliburton Art & Craft Festival

    Haliburton Art & Craft Festival is a perennial favourite with artists and shoppers alike! Featuring 125 artists and artisans from across the Province, and a few from outside Ontario, this Festival…
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  • Matt Duchene Charity Golf Classic

    A fabulous day of golf for a great cause, supporting the hospitals of Haliburton County.  Includes 18 holes of golf, shared cart, lunch, dinner, prizes, auction and welcome gift.  All for $200 per person.…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts performance – Andy Rush and the Choral Singers

    Experience the power of the collective voice! Witness and hear, but most of all, feel the remarkable phenomenon of voices raised together. 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3. Cost: Free Location:…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Walk About

    Self-guided classroom tours - meet instructors, students and see work in progress. 4 pm - 5:45 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3. Cost: Free Location: Haliburton School of The Arts
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Talk

    A different topic and presenter each week. 4:45 - 6 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3 Monet’s Water Lilies - A Big Story about Painting with Andrea Mossop Monet’s revolutionary approach redefined painting,…
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  • Highlands Summer Festival presents the comedy Old Love

    Canadian playwright Norm Foster explores the tricky give and take when two people, “of a certain age”, take a chance on one last romantic fling. Sparks fly as they attempt to rekindle an old flame. All…
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  • Minden Hills Bluegrass Festival

    Starting Thursday night we will be having a “Jam” and admittance is by donation. Our Festival continues Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon featuring Ray Legere & Grasstic Measures as our headliner…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts – Eve Goldberg performance

    A compelling writer and interpreter, Eve’s watercolour voice and solid guitar style have become favourites at festivals, folk clubs, and concert series. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3 or visit the Eve…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Walk About

    Self-guided classroom tours - meet instructors, students and see work in progress. 4 pm - 5:45 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3 Eve Goldberg and Brenna MacCrimmon Known for her watercolour voice and…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Talk

    A different topic and presenter each week. 4:45 - 6 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3A Cultural Exploration of Textiles with Gunnel Hag Explore the magic of colour and pattern in printed and dyed fabrics…
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  • Katie's Run for Epilepsy Awareness

    Location: Haliburton High School

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  • Highlands Summer Festival Presents Oliver!

    Consider yourself one of the family with this great Broadway musical based on a story by Charles Dickens. All shows at 8 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Cost: Order tickets ($34) by calling 705-457-9933…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts performance – October Browne

    October Browne has recorded four CDs on which she plays guitar, mandolin, cittern, bodhran and fiddle. She has become known for her intimate, heartfelt guitar instrumentals, emotive singing, and is one…
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Walk About

    Self-guided classroom tours - meet instructors, students and see work in progress. 4 pm - 5:45 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3. Cost: Free Location: Haliburton School of The Arts
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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Talk

    A different topic and presenter each week. 4:45 - 6 pm. Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3 The Domestic Acts of Love with Michele Karch Ackerman Michele Karch-Ackerman makes clothing for ghosts. For over…
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  • Tiny Blades Project by Annyen Lam

    Opening reception and artist talk July 9 at 1pm-3pm  Annyen Lam is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice operates in printmaking, paper-cutting and installation. Her work explores the mutable characteristics…
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  • Butterfly Hunters!

    Ramble around at Ritchie Falls in search of butterflies. Naturalist Thom Lambert knows the local butterflies; where to find them, how to identify them, and some interesting facts about butterfly habitat…
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  • Heritage Day

    Heritage Day @ the Dorset Heritage Museum. 10 am - 3 pm.  Admission by donation.

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  • Canada Day Celebrations

    Mark your calendars for Canada Day 2016 - lots of activities will be happening all around the Haliburton Highlands. Stay tuned for more info!

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  • Haliburton School of The Arts Walk About (free)

    Self-guided classroom tours - meet instructors, students and see work in progress. 4 pm - 5:45 pm.
    Contact: 1.866.353.6464 ext. 3.

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  • Fly-Tying & Casting Workshop for Beginners

    Fly-fishing is an art and a sport all in one.  Bring the kids, and learn how to tie a fly with volunteers from the Haliburton Highlands Fly Fishing Club.  After tying a fly, step outside to the field…
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  • 2nd Annual SIRCH Release of Butterflies

    Come to the Minden Cultural Centre for lunch, entertainment and butterfly activities for the children. Rain or shine event. 

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  • 152nd Haliburton County Fair

    Stay tuned for information to come - mark your calendar in the meantime!

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  • Shoreline Naturalization & Wetland Walk

    Did you know that only about 1% of the world's water is fresh and about 1/4 of that is in Canada? Natural shorelines help to keep our lakes healthy, contribute to overall water quality, and provide habitat…
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