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Events in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

There’s always something to do in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

  • Peterborough Musicfest
    a crowd gathered
    Experience, Outdoors

    Peterborough Musicfest

    Every spring since 1987, the City of Peterborough excitedly awaits the start of a summer festival like no other. A festival that offers eight-weeks of free admission concerts that showcase renowned musicians in a beautiful gathering place at the end of the rapids (Nogojiwanong) on the shores of picturesque Little Lake

Here’s what’s happening!

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
black background with brown rectangle with "jethros bar & stage" written in white in the middle
Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

November 30 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

November 30 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 1 at 3:00 pm

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 2 at 3:00 pm

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Christmas by Candlelight at Lang Pioneer Village
historic house decorated for Christmas at night
Event

Christmas by Candlelight at Lang Pioneer Village

December 3 at 5:00 pm

Join along in a carol sing, tour the village by wagon ride, meet Father Christmas and learn about the origins or Christmas traditions we celebrate today.

Canada
Jolly Holly-Days Market
a table featuring a Merry Christmas sign, candles and a tartan blanket
Event

Jolly Holly-Days Market

December 3 at 10:00 am—Free

Jolly Holly-Days Market! Saturday Dec 3rd at the Peterborough Legion. We have an amazing lineup of vendors with an array of items, there’s surely going to be something for everyone…

1550 Lansdowne St
Peterborough, K9J 2A2
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 3 at 11:00 am

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Peterborough Farmers’ Market
a person holding an open carton of eggs
Event

Peterborough Farmers’ Market

December 3 at 7:00 am

We invite you to listen to the sounds of our local musicians while visiting our 100+ vendor outdoor market May 1 to October 31, rain or shine in the Morrow…

Canada
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 3 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
Christmas by Candlelight at Lang Pioneer Village
historic house decorated for Christmas at night
Event

Christmas by Candlelight at Lang Pioneer Village

December 4 at 5:00 pm

Join along in a carol sing, tour the village by wagon ride, meet Father Christmas and learn about the origins or Christmas traditions we celebrate today.

Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 4 at 11:00 am

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Ten Thousand Villages at Gzowski College
photo of an unlit candle and stuffed animals
Event

Ten Thousand Villages at Gzowski College

December 6 at 11:00 am—Free

Bring the world home this holiday season! Ten Thousand Villages products are handcrafted by artisans in marginalized communities around the world. Your gift supports talented makers who earn a stable…

1 Gzowski Way
Peterborough, K9L 1Z8
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
black background with brown rectangle with "jethros bar & stage" written in white in the middle
Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 7 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS
five men wearing sunglasses and suits looking into the camera
Event

BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS

December 7 at 8:00 pm—$50

See Blackie and The Rodeo Kings perform live.

Canada
Ten Thousand Villages at Gzowski College
photo of an unlit candle and stuffed animals
Event

Ten Thousand Villages at Gzowski College

December 7 at 11:00 am—Free

Bring the world home this holiday season! Ten Thousand Villages products are handcrafted by artisans in marginalized communities around the world. Your gift supports talented makers who earn a stable…

1 Gzowski Way
Peterborough, K9L 1Z8
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 7 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS
five men wearing sunglasses and suits looking into the camera
Event

BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS

December 8 at 8:00 pm—$50

See Blackie and The Rodeo Kings perform live.

Canada
Peterborough Museum & Archives Holiday Pop Up Shop
Handmade gifts sitting in a woven basket
Event

Peterborough Museum & Archives Holiday Pop Up Shop

December 8 at 11:00 am—Free

Deck the halls at the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre! Join Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism and Peterborough Museum & Archives for a Holiday Pop Up Shop on December…

270 George Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J3H1 Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 8 at 3:00 pm

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 9 at 3:00 pm

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: A Holiday Welcome
Peterborough Symphony Orchestra logo, music director Michael Newham
Event

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: A Holiday Welcome

December 10 at 7:30 pm—$33 – $55

On December 10 the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra returns to the Showplace stage with a beloved local tradition, our Holiday Concert. A delight for the whole family, this concert is a…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 10 at 11:00 am

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
30 Craft Market
a painting of a colorful tree
Event

30 Craft Market

December 10 at 10:00 am—Free

Your relatives, friends, and colleagues will be wowed by the beautiful and uncommon handmade gifts you buy for them from 30 Craft Market!

345 Aylmer St N
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3V7 Canada
Peterborough Farmers’ Market
a person holding an open carton of eggs
Event

Peterborough Farmers’ Market

December 10 at 7:00 am

We invite you to listen to the sounds of our local musicians while visiting our 100+ vendor outdoor market May 1 to October 31, rain or shine in the Morrow…

Canada
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 10 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 11 at 11:00 am

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Handel’s “Messiah”
a photo of a white bird flying with the words Handel's Messiah to the left of the bird
Event

Handel’s “Messiah”

December 12 at 7:00 pm—$10 – $35

The literal translation of Mashiach or messiah is “anointed”. Anointing is a ritual of consecrating something or someone with holy oil. For many, the ritual of attending our annual performance…

534 George Street North
Peterborough, K9H 3S2 Canada
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
black background with brown rectangle with "jethros bar & stage" written in white in the middle
Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 14 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 14 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
Live From The Borough
Gordon Best Theatre "above the only is the best"
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Live From The Borough

December 16 at 8:00 pm—$10 – $15

Bring the music scene to Peterborough! Local-based hip-hop and R&B show entitled ‘Live From The Borough’ at the Gordon Best Theatre. Music spun by DJ Frost with live performances by…

216 Hunter St. W
Peterborough, ON, K9H2L1
Peterborough Farmers’ Market
a person holding an open carton of eggs
Event

Peterborough Farmers’ Market

December 17 at 7:00 am

We invite you to listen to the sounds of our local musicians while visiting our 100+ vendor outdoor market May 1 to October 31, rain or shine in the Morrow…

Canada
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 17 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
black background with brown rectangle with "jethros bar & stage" written in white in the middle
Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 21 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 21 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
Peterborough Farmers’ Market
a person holding an open carton of eggs
Event

Peterborough Farmers’ Market

December 24 at 7:00 am

We invite you to listen to the sounds of our local musicians while visiting our 100+ vendor outdoor market May 1 to October 31, rain or shine in the Morrow…

Canada
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 24 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
black background with brown rectangle with "jethros bar & stage" written in white in the middle
Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 28 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 28 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
hands holding a bunch of strawberries
Event

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market

December 31 at 8:00 am

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE MARKET Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the outdoor Market is not business as usual, but you can still find all your favourite farmers, prepared…

Canada

Live Music

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
black background with brown rectangle with "jethros bar & stage" written in white in the middle
Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

November 30 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 1 at 3:00 pm

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 2 at 3:00 pm

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 3 at 11:00 am

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 4 at 11:00 am

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS
five men wearing sunglasses and suits looking into the camera
Event

BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS

December 7 at 8:00 pm—$50

See Blackie and The Rodeo Kings perform live.

Canada
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
black background with brown rectangle with "jethros bar & stage" written in white in the middle
Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 7 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 8 at 3:00 pm

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS
five men wearing sunglasses and suits looking into the camera
Event

BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS

December 8 at 8:00 pm—$50

See Blackie and The Rodeo Kings perform live.

Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 9 at 3:00 pm

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
Christmas at Charlea’s
Christmas at Charlea's, a festival by the river. gold christmas trees on both sides of writing
Event

Christmas at Charlea’s

December 10 at 11:00 am

Come join us for Christmas celebrations and fun at Charlea’s Riverside Gardens! There will be Christmas workshops, Christmas trees for sale, a makers market, food trucks and beverages, live music…

4115 County Road 32
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada

Events are happening all across Peterborough & the Kawarthas