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The Municipality of Kincardine is returning to in-person events this year and has a line up for this summer.
These events include:
-Rock with your Docs, June 17 at Davidson Centre
-Cruise Nights, June 24, July 29, Sept. 2
-Kincardine Pride Parade, June 25
-Canada Day, July 1
-Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highlands Games, July 1-3
-The Lighthouse Blues Festival, July 8-10
-Bruce Power Fireworks, July 16
-Bulldogs Beach Dance, July 30
-The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, Saturdays throughout the summer
-Farmers Markets, every Saturday
-Monday Markets in the Park
-Summer Music Festival, Aug. 7-12
-Airport 50th Anniversary event, Aug. 20
-Gathering of the Bands, Aug. 27
A full calendar of events is available on the municipal website.
The City of Owen Sound is advising residents they may experience delays and road closures this weekend.
The city says on June 18, various streets will be closed off as a result of the Billy Bishop Heritage Fest and Owen Sound Pride Parade.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3rd Avenue West will be closed from 9th Street West to 10th Street West for the Billy Bishop Heritage Fest.
From noon to 3:30 p.m., 2nd Avenue East will be closed from 8th Street East to 10th Street East, 1st Avenue West will be closed from 8th Street West to 10th Street West, 8th Street and 9th Street will stay open, but drivers can expect delays. Police will be directing traffic, allowing the parade to safely proceed through intersections.
From 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 7th Street/1st Avenue East will be closed from west of 2nd Avenue East to 8th Street East. The eastbound curb lane on 10th Street from 1st Avenue West to 2nd Avenue East will also be closed.
During these closures, the city says drivers visiting the River District or who are participating in the parade can park in the lot in the 800 Block of 3rd Avenue East and the lot in the 900 Block of 3rd Avenue East.
The Brooke Transit route will be re-routed at 1st Avenue West from 8th Street to 10th Street West from 11:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m.
The bus stops along 8th Street between 2nd Avenue West and 2nd Avenue East will not be available from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The City of Owen Sound is holding its 2022 Arts and Cultural Awards this weekend.
The awards are set for May 1 and the nominees include musicians, visual artists, performers, as well as both new and long-established organizations and events.
This free event will be hosted at the Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts in Owen Sound and everyone is welcome to attend, with the reception starting at 2 p.m..
The city says local and well-known Canadian musician Coco Love Alcorn will emcee for the event, with performances from local musician Drew McIver and emerging artist nominee Paige Warner. Songs from the upcoming play Matilda Jr. will also be played.
The awards are presented bi-annually by the city and all award winners will receive a custom and locally made wooden bowl, with the emerging artist winner receiving a $500 cash prize.
Mayor Ian Boddy says, “these awards are a great celebration of Owen Sound’s vibrant local arts scene. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and winners, and thank you for enriching and inspiring our community through arts and culture.”
The City of Owen Sound has been recognized with five Festival & Events Ontario Awards.
A release from the City says they were presented at a virtual conference held this past March.
The Awards program recognized 2021’s exceptional events, municipalities, suppliers, volunteers and sponsors for their dedication and innovation.
Music at the Market, TD Harbour Nights, Canada Day, Snowen Sound Frolics and Savour Owen Sound all received Awards of Achievement. (https://www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca/about/feo-award-recipients)
The City says, one of Council’s Strategic Priorities is City building, with a focus on creating destinations and events that help attract new residents, businesses, investment, and people.
Mayor Ian Boddy says in a statement, “These five award-winning events are a testament to our community’s resiliency. With some innovation and creativity, our staff team was able to find ways to continue to have fun and celebrate all our city has to offer in the midst of the pandemic. Congratulations to the organizers and participants who made these events such a success.”
The City is planning to continue these events this summer. It is also adding The Sound Waterfront Festival, which is set to take place from Thursday, June 30th to Sunday, July 3rd.