This is Living Blog
- Posted by: Cara Walsh on August 5, 2012
Summer may be half over, but we’re really just getting started here in Peterborough. You’ve had some time to chill out and recharge those batteries on the dock, now get out and play!
Peterborough & the Kawarthas is a place that inspires, in anticipation of the upcoming studio tours this fall, there are a couple of must-sees for you art enthusiasts.
The Juniper Island Art Festival takes place on the weekend of August 11 & 12, and exclusively features original art work from artists with a connection to have Clear and Stony Lakes. This festival is accessible by water only, and a water taxi will be offered from McCracken’s Landing Harbour (705-652-6101).
The Buckhorn Fine Art Festival is recognized as one of the country’s premiere art festivals, celebrating their 35th Anniversary this year, they continue to promote a variety of North American artists who collectively present thousands of choices of fine art in a vibrant array of style, medium, and message. This festival takes place August 18 & 19, with a special preview reception on August 17th. A stop at Gallery on the Lake (Canada’s largest retail art gallery) is a must while visiting Buckhorn.
Some of creative folks prefer a pen and a guitar to a paint brush and a canvas, when expressing themselves. Peterborough also has back-to-back-to-back festivals that will be music to your ears.
Hootenanny on Hunter Street is a street festival for everyone in the heart of Hunter Street’s Cafe district – Headliners this year are The Sadies and The Dears, and there is a great line up chalk full of local and regional talent too!
Havelock Country Jamboree takes place August 16 – 19 – this is Canada’s largest country music and camping festival, with park-like grounds and people that are festive and friendly. This year they are welcoming Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, George Canyon, Emerson Drive, Roseanne Cash and many more.
On August 24 – 26, Canadian Wakeboard Open from Beavermead Park on Little Lake, a sweet way to bid summer adieu in the Kawarthas – with great sports and musical entertainment – including famed local performers I Mother Earth, and other great local performers like Colt Harley, Lindsay Barr and the Sam Ferguson Band.