As the leaves continue to change and the air takes on a crisp autumnal chill, the Southern Georgian Bay area comes alive with a variety of events and activities for the Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking some family fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some exciting events to mark on your calendar for this Thanksgiving weekend:
Unplugged in the Barn Date: October 6th, 7:00 PM Venue: Unplugged in the Barn, Georgian Bay Kick off your Thanksgiving weekend on a musical note at “Unplugged in the Barn.” This intimate concert series showcases local and regional talent in a rustic and cozy setting. Enjoy the warm melodies and soulful tunes of talented musicians under the starry Georgian Bay sky.
Fandango – ZZ Top Tribute Date: Friday, October 6th, 7:30 PM Venue: Roxy Theatre, Georgian Bay For the rock and roll aficionados, the Roxy Theatre presents “Fandango,” a tribute to the legendary ZZ Top. Get ready to groove to the iconic hits of this iconic band, and let the music take you on a wild ride down memory lane.
Thornbury Turkey Trot Date: Saturday, October 7th, 8:30 AM – 1 PM Venue: Thornbury, Georgian Bay Before indulging in your Thanksgiving feast, join the Thornbury Turkey Trot—a fun-filled 5k run or walk that supports local charities. This event is a fantastic way to stay active, connect with the community, and give back during the holiday season.
Apple Harvest Weekend Date: October 7th – 8th Venue: Blue Mountain, Georgian Bay Celebrate the fall season at Blue Mountain’s Apple Harvest Weekend. Enjoy a plethora of apple-themed activities, including apple picking, cider tastings, and delectable apple-inspired treats. It’s a perfect outing for families and those looking to relish the flavours of autumn.
Hometown Harvest Festival Date: October 7th – 8th Venue: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Georgian Bay Immerse yourself in history and tradition at the Hometown Harvest Festival held at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Explore the rich heritage of the area with interactive exhibits, artisan demonstrations, and delicious seasonal fare. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the cultural significance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Stitch And Weave Date: October 7th – 8th Venue: The Georgian Bay School of the Arts, Georgian Bay For those with a creative spirit, “Stitch and Weave” at The Georgian Bay School of the Arts is the perfect place to be. Unleash your artistic talents in workshops that cover a wide range of textile and fibre arts. Create unique, handcrafted pieces to cherish or gift to loved ones.
Thanksgiving weekend in Grey County offers a diverse array of events and activities, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re drawn to music, the outdoors, or the arts, this beautiful region has it all. So, gather your family and friends and make the most of this long weekend by immersing yourself in the culture and beauty of Southern Georgian Bay. Happy Thanksgiving!