Events ~ What's Happening & What's Coming Up

Annual Events  That we look forward to every year.

Bay Day
Sat May 18
Downtown Barry's Bay
10 am - 4 pm

Vintage car show- no fee to register cars
Kick-off of Barry's Bay Farmers' Market
Live Entertainment

Face painting

Huge bargains

Huge sidewalk sale

Balloons beyond belief

Bouncy Castle Fun for the Whole Family

Victoria Day Weekend

Palmer River Fest
Fri May 17 to Sun May 19
Fun filled weekend of events on the Madawaska River!
  • Paddling. Kayaking & Canoeing Courses
  • Whitewater Safety and Rescue Courses
  • Live Music and Dancing Saturday Night
  • Beer Garden Saturday Night
  • Food & Product Vendors
  • Kid Activities & Childcare
  • Beautiful Riverside Camping
  • River Shuttles

Held annually on May long weekend

CO Blitz
Sun Jun 30
Combermere Community Centre
1095 Farmer Road

Family Fun Day in Combermere

Barrys Bay Triathlon/Duathlon
Thu Jun 20
Beach on Lakeshore Drive
9 am

A triathlon that everyone will enjoy!

Swim in clean, beautiful Kaminiskeg Lake, then cycle the scenic and challenging hills around Barry’s Bay, with the run finishing at the beach on Lakeshore Drive,

Triathlon: Swim 750 m • Bike 32 km • Run 8 km
Duathlon: Run 2.2 km • Bike 32 km • Run 8 km

Early-bird registration expires May 1, 2019.
Event registration closes June 26, 2019

Canada Day Celebrations
Mon Jul 1

On July 1 in Barry's Bay, Killaloe, Wilno, Combermere, Golden Lake, Eganville & Palmer Rapids

Parades • Live Entertainment
Yard & Bake Sales • Soap Box Derby
Fishing Fun • Baseball
Duck Race • Kids Games • Cake

Fireworks! July 1 in Barry's Bay, Killaloe, Palmer Rapids and Eganville

See your local newspaper, township website,
or township newsletter for details

MV Garden Tour
Sun Jul 7
10 am - 4 pm

A self-guided tour featuring several local gardens

Tickets available at Gift it Gray in Barry's Bay, Old School Cafe, laundry & greenhouse in Combermere and Grandma's Pantry in Killaloe

Driving directions are on the ticket

Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival
Sat Jul 13
Railway Station Park, Barry's Bay
10am - 5pm
& more..

The best artists & craftspeople from across Ontario

More than 25 vendors!

Held annually on the second Saturday of July
Annual Fish Fry
Sat Jul 13
Opeongo Seniors Centre, 19 Stafford St, Barry's Bay
11:30 am - 6 pm
Fish Dinner - 1 piece - $10, 2 pieces - $12​

Live Entertainment
Beer Garden

Take Out Available

2nd Saturday of July

Beach Volleyball Tournament
Thu Jan 1 1970
Public Beach, Lakeshore Drive, Barry's Bay
8 am to 6 pm
$100 / team of 6

17th Annual Tournament
BBQ, Raffle Tickets, Great Prizes

Contact Melissa: 613-756-3060 or Candace: 613-608-2127 to register your team, if you're looking to join one, to donate or for more information.

Registration $100 per team - 2 women must be on the court at all times.

BBQ & Great Prizes

All proceeds to Huntington Society of Canada

MV Studio Tour
Fri Jul 19 to Sun Jul 21
10 am to 5 pm
Award-winning Madawaska Valley Studio Tour!
Visit over 25 artists and artisans at studios around the Valley.
Enjoy the arts and crafts and spectacular scenery!
Brochures available at Tourist Information Centres and business locations throughout the Valley.

Summer Tour

Fri, Sat & Sun - July 19, 20 & 21 2019
Autumn Tour
Fri, Sat & Sun - Oct 4, 5 & 6, 2019

Start anywhere you like on the map. Watch for the Maple Leaf Signs that mark each studio.

Visit the website for participating studios and map
St. Ann Pilgrimage
Thu Jul 25 to Sun Jul 28
St. Ann's Church, Hwy 512 between Eganville & Foymount
Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Ann

Mass - Thu Fri & Sat ~ 7 pm
Shrine Mass - Sun ~ 11 am
Mass of Healing - Sun ~ 2pm
Last Sunday In July
Palmer Rapids Twin Festivals
Thu Jul 25 to Sun Jul 28
Bluegrass & Country
Two Complete Festivals
Each one on it's own stage and only a 3 minute walk apart

Held annually last weekend of July
Raglan 4 Seasons Anniversary
Sat Aug 4 2018
Raglan 4 Seasons Park
Junction of Hwy 514 & Hwy 28
10 am
Family $25; Adult $20; Kids 6-12 $5; 5 & under Free

34th Anniversary

All day baseball tournament, horseshoe tournament, fish pond, dabber article bingo, Dunk tank
Buffet supper at 4:30 pm
Fireworks at dusk

Bring a lawn chair

KHR Fire Department Open House
Sat Aug 11 2018
Round Lake Fire Hall, 2995 Round Lake Road
10 am - 2 pm

Sparky the Fire Mascot
Free Hot Dogs & Beverages
Draws and Give-aways

Extrication demonstration
Burning clothes demonstration
Handling a real fire hose
Put out a real fire using fire extinguishers

Kids Activities

Killaloe Craft & Community Fair
Fri Aug 9 to Sun Aug 11
2789 Mountain View Rd

Good Friends and Good Times
Kids' Zone: Parade, Pony rides, Games, Face painting, Much more
Crafts & Artisans
Fabulous Food: standard Fair fare plus vegetarian and gluten-free.

Lots of Great Live Music
Friday from 5 pm. Saturday from noon

See the website for ticket locations, music line-up and more.

Rockingham Church Anniversary
Sun Aug 12 2018
2 pm

Rockingham Church 18th Annual Celebration

Come to the church in the wildwood…

Speaker: Ron Brown, author, geographer and travel writer.
Music by Anna & Caitlin
Everyone Welcome

An Irish Gathering
Thu Aug 16 to Sat Aug 18 2018
All around Killaloe

"For the little bit of Irish in everyone!"

A festival filled with music, friends & family, dancing food & beverages & more.

Please visit the KHR Township website for more info

Taste of the Valley
Fri Aug 16
Railway Station, Barry's Bay
10 am to 5 pm
Local food producers from all over Renfrew County will showcase their products.

Flower & Vegetable Show
Sat Aug 18 2018
Royal Canadian Legion in Barry's Bay - (Hwy 62 & Stafford St.)
1 - 3:00 pm

Displays of flowers, vegetables and arrangements by MV Horticulture members

Inez Boehme Memorial Tea ~ 1pm - 3pm
Great dessert with tea/coffee will be served.
All proceeds will go to the Inez Boehme MV District High School Bursary for a graduating student.

Algonquin Pow Wow
Sat Aug 17 to Sun Aug 18
Pikwakanagan Cultural Grounds near Golden lake
Grand Entry ~ 12 noon
$6 Children under 12 free

Annual Traditional Pow Wow

Theme: Caring and Sharing!

Enjoy Aboriginal Culture - Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Traditional Foods
No pets, drugs, or alcohol

Gates open to the public at 9 a.m.

Eganville Gun Show
Sat Aug 17 to Sun Aug 18
Eganville Arena, 178 Jane St. Eganville
$8, 12 and under free w/an adult

Ottawa Valley's Best Gun Show

Sat Aug 18 2018~ 9 am - 3:30 pm
Sun Aug 19 2018 ~ 9 am - 2 pm

Hunting, Shooting, Outdoor Supplies
Antiques, Collectibles, Crafts


Third weekend in August

A proud supporter of Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Programs

Cobden Fair
Fri Aug 24 to Sun Aug 26 2018

Agricultural Fair
Exhibits ~ Cattle and Horse Shows
Midway~Hypnotist~Demolition Derby~
Dances~Pet Show and much more

$20.00 per person - Friday, Saturday
$16.00 per person - Sunday
$16.00 - advance tickets (available at Rooney's and Scotiabank in Cobden)

Gate admission includes rides.
Free parking.

Last Weekend before Labour Day

Wilno Chicken Supper
Sun Sep 2 2018
St Mary's Catholic Church, Wilno
$15; under 12 - $5
The Valley's Favourite Church Supper
Roast chicken with all the fixin's
and home made dessert too!

Annually on the first Sunday in September
Renfrew Fair
Wed Sep 5 to Sun Sep 9 2018
$20; Kids 3 & under Free; Cars $5

164th Fair in 2018
Livestock Shows, Exhibits, Midway Rides, Games Demolition Derby & Live Music

Admission includes unlimited Midway

At the Grandstand

Wednesday - Demolition Derby
Thursday - Wayne Rostad
Friday - The Hunter Brothers
Saturday - Sass Jordan
Sunday - RCMP Musical Ride (2 pm)

Wed - Sun ~ First Weekend After Labour Day
Tree of Lights
Fri Dec 7 2018
Barry's Bay Railway Station
6:30 pm
Refreshments, music, fresh coffee
Terry's Twisting Baloon Creations
Horse-drawn wagon rides start 5:30
Followed by Moonlight Madness Shopping

Killaloe Dinner of Good Cheer
Mon Dec 24 2018
Killaloe Lion's Hall
1 pm
Free of Charge

A traditional turkey dinner

Held Christmas Eve at 1 pm

Free of Charge

Everyone is welcome!

Dinner preparations begin at 6 p.m Dec. 23 - bring a potato peeler.

To volunteer or donate, cal Eleta - 613-757-3424

Santa Claus Parades
Sun Dec 16 2018

Madawaska - Sun. Dec. 16 - 2 pm ( meeting with children BEFORE the parade at the Breakfast With Santa and Children's Kids Christmas Party)

Old Sled Show
Sat Jan 12
Eganville Snodrifters Clubhouse
Hwy 41 & 60, Eganville
10 am to 3 pm
$5 per person (Free admission with show sled)

Biggest Old Sled Show in Ontario

Old Snowmobile Show & Shine

Swap Section – Buy & Sell Parts & Sleds

13 Trophy Classes

(Vendor Spaces $10 )

Clubhouse Open for Food & Refreshments

Held 2nd weekend in January

Killaloe SnoFun
Sat Jan 26 to Tue Feb 5

Embrace Winter Killaloe Style.
Bring your family and friends for 10 days of fun and outdoor activity.

Youth talent Karaoke Kontest ( with cash prizes)- 613-281-1173 to enter

Friendship Club Lunch

Broomball Tournament & BBQ

CRC SnoFun "Game On"

St. Andrew's SnoFun Pancake Supper


Family Dance

Farmers' Market at the Lions' Hall

Kevin Lynch Hockey Tournament

Killaloe Curling Club Bonspiel

Tobogganing at Garnet's Ranch

Bonnechere Cup
Fri Feb 15 to Sun Feb 17
Eganville Sno-drifters Club
Day $20; Wknd $30; Youth 11 & under $5 per day

Eastern Pro Tour Professional Snowmobile Race
combines with:
Canadian Vintage Championships
ATV racing

Racing from 10 am on Saturday and Sunday

Held annually on Family Day Weekend

Torchlight Parade - Friday at 7 pm
Live music afterwards by The Underclass Heroes..

Bonnechere Cup Race Dance
Sat.Feb. 17
featuring GhostTown Criers
Happy Hour from 9 pm to 10 pm
Admission is $10 - Age of Majority
Dance from 9 pm to 12 pm.

See website for more details.

Heritage Cup Hockey
Fri Mar 29 to Sun Mar 31
Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, Barry's Bay

A tournament featuring four of our heritage communities
• Kashubian Griffins
• Algonquin Thunderbirds
• Irish Shamrocks
• German Black Eagles

More information available at the website

Canadian Kashub Festival
Sat May 4
Wilno Heritage Park
11 am - 7 pm
A Celebration of the Kashub Heritage of the Wilno Area

Great Local Music
Lots of Good Food
Special Events

Stroll through this historic hamlet and enjoy the local history displays in the Heritage Park.

Special Guest: J.R.Booth - Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the coming of the railroad.

Held annually the first Saturday in May

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