Summer Events in Hastings County

To submit your community, arts or non-profit event, free of charge, for print and online publication, please fill in our online form (at the bottom of this page) or email us your listing. DEADLINES to submit events as follows:
FEBRUARY 26 – for early April thru mid June
MAY 6 – for Mid June thru mid September
AUGUST 5 – for mid September thru early December
OCTOBER 28 – for early December thru early April


Art Gallery of Bancroft, 10 Flint Avenue, Bancroft, 613-332-1542

May 31 – July 1– Ted Duncan - Exhibition of Works Opening reception Fri, June 2 at 7:30 pm.

July 5 – 29 – Jane Burgess – Exhibition of Works Opening reception Fri, July 7 at 7:30 pm.

August 2– 26 – Patrick Stewart - Exhibition of Works Opening reception Fri, August 4 at 7:30 pm.

Aug 30 – Sept 30 –Mark Gagnon - Exhibition of Works Opening reception Fri, Sept 1 at 7:30 pm.


Wildewood Gallery, 33012 Hwy.62, Maynooth 613-338-3134

June 25th – Sept 4 - SECRET LIVES, artist Henry Gordon returns for her second solo show.



Stirling Festival Theatre, West Front St., Stirling 613-395-2100 1-877-312-1162

Aug 3 - 19 – Seussical The Musical: A SFT Academy Show. Musical by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Tickets: Youth $15, Adults $24-$28, Family 4 Pack $75

July 5 – August 31 Mineral Capital Concerts Every Wednesday 7pm Millenium Park, 166 Hastings St N, Bancroft


Tweed & Company Theatre, Tweed Pavilion in Memorial Park, Tweed.

June 28 – July 7 – HASTINGS The Musical. Tickets $20 Adult, $10 Students.



June 1 – July 28 – Rural Canadian Stagecoach Adventures 1867-2017. The centre is transformed into the old Stagecoach Inn with stories told by generations of local residents. The Ah!- Arts & Heritage Centre, 35 Church St., Warkworth, Ontario 705-925-4450

Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer.

June 9 -10 Millenium Park, 166 Hastings St N, Bancroft 7pm – 7am

June 23 – 24 Loyalist College Belleville 7pm – 7am

June 10 & June 24 - Our Loved Dominion Bless, a musical journey through 150 years of Confederation. Presented by the North Lakeshore Chorus. Call Claire 613-389-7465 for June 10th tickets (Sydenham St. United Church, Kingston at 2:30pm.). Call Peter 905-885-6661 for June 24th tickets (Trinity United Church, Cobourg at 2:30 p.m.)

June 23 –June 24 Embellishments Handmade Home Décor Show & Sale Quinte Christian High School, 138 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd, Belleville June 23: 5pm – 9pm, June 24: 10am – 3pm Colleen Walker 613-968-1290

June 25 - Farmtown Park Strawberry Social. Enjoy locally grown strawberries and ice cream, beef on a bun, music in the courtyard while you tour the eight amazing buildings. Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage, 437 West Front Street, Stirling 613- 395-0015


July 1 - Canada Day 150 Celebrations

Belleville – Canada Day brings back all your favourite family activities events, displays and music everyone has come to enjoy... along with some new surprises! West Zwick Island Park, 10 Bay Bridge Road, Belleville

Campbellford, Hastings, Warkworth – Events and entertainment for all ages. Fireworks at dusk in Hastings.

Marmora & Lake - Parade starts at the arena and ends at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. After the parade there are children’s games and fun activities in the park. At night there are always fireworks to enjoy.

Stirling-Rawdon Don't miss the celebrations in Stirling Saturday starting at 6:30pm at the Stirling Fairgrounds. BBQ from 7pm-9pm, Fireworks at 10pm!

Tweed - Come out and celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday! There will be activities for all ages, including a parade, games, food, fireworks and lots more.

Wollaston Township – Coe Hil - Parade and Great Family Fun!! At dark, Red Eagle Campground presents "Fireworks on Wollaston Lake" 613-337-5731

July 1 – Crowe Lake Waterway Assoc. World Famous Lighted Boat Parade (approx. 8:30pm) and Fireworks (9:45pm) on Crowe Lake. Join us as cottagers with decorated and lighted boats parade around the lake showing off their decorating skills. Rain date July 2. or


July 5 – 28 - Children’s Summer Drop-In Programme - Tues & Thurs, at Queensborough Community Centre from 1-3 pm 812 Bosley Rd., Queensborough. Joanie Sims 613-473-1087

July 6 - CO Blitz Family Fun in Combermere! Cardboard & duct tape boat race – 2pm Bring your boat to Mayflower Beach by 1:30pm or come at 12:45pm to build your boat (materials provided). After dark
live music at the Bent Anchor 1095 Farmer Road, Combermere. 613-756-9729

July 6 – 9 - Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival The midway, vendor marketplace, main stage entertainment, ethnic food village, canine watersports and so much more. Free Admission. Parking donation $5. Susan Walsh 613-962-4597, Ext 3

July 7 - 9 - Bancroft Wheels, Water & Wings. Vintage Car show, soap box derby, airplane rides, York River Paddle Challenge, York River Amazing Race, and much more.

July 8 - Crowe Lake Pike Only Catch ’N Keep Fishing Derby - Enjoy a day of fishing for Pike with loads of prizes. All fees returned as prizes.  Fun for the whole family. Registration at Chris’ Live Bait on Hwy 7 east of Marmora. 613-472-2832 

July 8 - Wallbridge Public School Student Reunion 1pm - 5pm. at Westminster United Church, 1199 Walbridge-Loyalist Road, Wallbridge. Admission is by donation. All former students and residents, and their descendants, and the general public are welcome. Alex 613-968-2348

July 8 - 18th - Annual Town and Country Garden Tour. Rain or shine tour 8 beautiful gardens of Bay of Quinte self-guided tour. Box lunch & drink included. Tickets $25 St. Thomas Anglican Church, Belleville 10am – 4pm. 613-394-5953

July 8 – 4th- Annual Incredible Edibles Festival Saskatoon and River Sts., Campbellford . Savour delicious samples of locally produced specialties - goat cheese truffles, bison burgers, specialty sunflower oils, gluten free baked goods, and organic hot dogs to name a few. In celebration of Canada 150, take in 150 years of farming in the area. Free admission. 10am-4pm.

July 8 & 9 - York River Paddle Challenge - A variety of racing challenges await you on the beautiful York River in Bancroft! 613-334-2385

July 14 – Canada’s Largest Fireworks Show As part of Festival on the Bay, Mystical Distributing Co. – Canada’s largest fireworks distributing company will be showcasing the LARGEST firework show ever! Compass Court, Quinte West 9pm

July 15 –Crowe Lake Waterway Association Annual General Meeting. Join us while we update you on local issues, what the lake association is working on, along with informative speakers. 9am. Curling Club, 2 Crawford Drive, Marmora. or

July 15 Trent Hills Canada 150 Boat Flotilla on the Trent Severn Waterway. Antique and classic boat parade, displays, food, and fun for all ages.

July 22 – Farm to Table Community Dinner, 4pm Metcalf St., Tweed. Tickets $5. Children under 5 free. Tickets available at Municipality of Tweed office and The Moira River Food Company.

July 22 & 23 – Madawaska Valley Studio Tour - 10am – 5pm

August 2 - "Celebrating the Music of Canadian Legends for Canada's 150th" performed by Nicole Coward. Millenium Park, 166 Hastings St N, Bancroft 7pm

August 3 - 6 - 54th Annual Rockhound Gemboree. Bancroft, ON. Canada’s largest gem & mineral show. Mineral specimen dealers, gemstone jewellery and lapidary supplies, mineral identification, and field trips. 1-888-443-9999,

August 5 - Tweed Art in The Park presented by Tweed & Area Arts Council. Paintings, photos, craft products, pottery, printed products, calendars, etc. Memorial Park, Tweed. Bonnie 613-478-1777.

August 5 & 6 - 36th Annual Bancroft Art and Craft Guild's  Summer Art & Craft Show, Millennium Park, 66 Hastings Street North, Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun10am - 4pm.

August 5 – 22 - Annual History & Mystery Crowe Lake Poker Run – You’ll receive a map and clues to all 5 stops around the lake and river from noon to 3pm. Cathy Jones 613-472-2202 or Ton O’Neill 613-472-2343

August 12 – Brighton Horticultural Society Annual Flower & Vegetable Show 2pm - 81 Elizabeth St, King Edward Community Centre, Brighton Admission Cost: $3.00 which includes Afternoon Tea.

August 18 – 20 - 159th Stirling Agricultural Fair - Stirling Fairgrounds.

August 23 - 24 – Hastings County Plowing Match and Farm Show - 300 exhibitors of agricultural technology and services, woodlot info, and demos, crafts, family programs, antiques, Queen of the Furrow and entertainment, hosted by Jim & Janet Sandercock, 612 Johnstown Rd., Trenton 9am – 4pm Harry Dunford 613-395-5177

August 25 - 27 - Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival is pleased to offer its 7th annual Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. Competitions, classic car parade & show, rising star youth competitions, and much more.

September 7 – 10 - Arts en Plein Air 2017 - Competition and festival celebrating outdoor paintings by numerous Belleville/Quinte arts organizations. Quinte Arts Council 613-962-1232 

September 9 – Wellness on The Water- Exploring our backyard. Tweed Memorial Park 10am – 4pm Ellen 613-478-1524

September 10 - Historic Queensborough Day- A wonderful afternoon of tours, displays, presentations and a BBQ in our beautiful little hamlet. Also, Sir John A Macdonald and Lady Agnes will be dropping in to check out the lots he used to own. 1pm – 4pm Elaine Kapusta 613-473-1458 or Katherine Sedgwick 613-473-2110

September 10 - Grandparents Day at Farmtown Park. (Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage), 437 West Front Street, Stirling, ON .613-395-0015

September 15 – 17 - Madoc Fall Fair - Established in 1905, Madoc has a great country fair. Experience animal shows, live entertainment, horse pulls, tractor pulls, home craft & school displays, midway, great food, one of the best demolition derby's and more! 47 Cooper Road, Madoc

September 16 - Gilmour Days for Doors Open – Trenton Town Hall – 1861 Heritage & Cultural Centre - Featuring a wood carver outside and a “Lumberjack” lunch with all displays Gilmour. $7.50 pp 55 King St., Trenton, ON Laura 613-394-1333,

September 16, 17, 23 & 24 – 25thAnnual Bancroft & Area Autumn Studio Tour. Self guided tour, brochures available at local businesses, Bancroft Chamber of Commerce and Art Gallery of Bancroft.

September 23 & 24 - 20th - Annual Tweed & Area Studio Tour, 10 am – 5pm. Free Admission, Studio map and artist information / 613 477-2869, 613 477-2039


To submit your community, arts or non-profit event, free of charge, for print and online publication, please visit and fill in our online form ) or email us your listing to

DEADLINES to submit events as follows:
FEBRUARY 26 – for early April thru mid June
MAY 6 – for Mid June thru mid September
AUGUST 5 – for mid September thru early December
OCTOBER 28 – for early December thru early April

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