What’s going on in Owen Sound and around Grey and Bruce counties?

Whether you’re considering relocating to the area or are a longtime resident in search of new activities and events, you’ll want to browse and explore these local event listings!

Have questions about what it’s like to live in Grey Bruce? Contact Bill at (519) 377-7627 or by email—we’re here to help!

Christmas Open House ‘ 19

Start date: November 16, 2019

End date: November 17, 2019

Time: 10:00-15:00

Location: Town and Country Garden Centre

town and country garden

Join us for our annual Christmas Open House! Browse all of our Christmas displays and get inspired for the Christmas season!! So much to choose from & different themes to shop from. Our staff will offer expert advice, savings on product & festive treats!

Festival of Northern Lights

Start date: November 16, 2019

End date: January 5, 2020

Location: Downtown Owen Sound

festival of lights

The Festival of Northern Lights is located downtown Owen Sound and continues at Harrison Park.

Holiday Tour of Homes

Start date: November 23, 2019

End date: November 24, 2019

tour of homes

After a year off the Owen Sound Holiday Tour of Homes is Back! Get into the holiday spirit by visiting all 7 beautiful decorated locations within and around Owen Sound. After the tour unwind with beverages and treats at the Bayshore while you take in a decor demo or get hands-on with a DIY project to add some holiday cheer to your home.

Christmas Show & Sale

Start date: November 29, 2019

End date: December 1, 2019

Time: 17:00

Location: Bayshore Community Centre

Christmas Show and Sale

The Fine Craft Christmas Show features a multitude of mediums including textiles, wood, pottery, jewellery, photography, beauty products, glass, fine foods and more.

Find unique and useful gifts for others (and a little something for yourself!) from independent designers, makers and artists from the region and beyond. As you shop, take the time to meet and interact with the artists and makers to find out the inspiration and ideas behind their one-of-a-kind work.

Enjoy ample free parking
Admission is $2 per person and a portion of the admission will be donated to The Workshop in Owen Sound

Festive 1st Friday

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: 18:00

Location: Downtown Owen Sound


Downtown Owen Sound comes alive starting at 6 PM with festive carollers, horse-drawn carriage rides throughout downtown and holiday specials at retail shops and restaurants. Many stores extend their hours during First Friday events. Free.

Festival in the Park

Date: December 14, 2019

Time: 11:00-16:00

Location: Harrison Park

Harrison Park Christmas

Bring the whole family to Harrison Park for a fun day of activities! There will be wagon rides to Santa’s cottage, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, games, firetrucks, and Festival Food (hot dogs and chili).

Moreston by Candlelight

Start date: December 14, 2019

End date: December 15, 2019

Time: 16:00-20:00

Location: Grey Roots Museum

Grey Roots

This event is a truly unique holiday experience for all ages and has become a well-loved annual tradition. The museum and historic buildings of Moreston Heritage Village will be open and dressed in seasonal decor. The event features: free horse drawn sleigh rides around the village, traditional live Christmas music and sing-along carols, seasonal cookies in the Log House, and holiday films playing in the theatre all night. 4 PM – 8 PM on both dates. Cost: standard museum admission rates; free for Grey Roots members.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Date: December 31, 2019

Time: 17:00-20:00

Location: Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre


Ring in the New Year with the family at the City’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration with an early countdown and many special activities for families with children 12 and under. 5 PM – 8 PM at the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. By donation.