2021 Summer Fundraiser – August 22

2021 Summer Fundraiser – August 22

Join us for our first fundraising event of the season! Enjoy delectable, sumptuous finger foods, boutique wine and tranquil surroundings of the 14-acre MacLean property. Soulful music, culinary art and the soothing sounds of nature combined in one. Includes a live, outdoor piano recital with the music of Frederic Chopin on a recently-restored, vintage Steinway grand piano.

Visit https://collingwoodfestival.com/event/2021-summer-fundraiser/ for details.

New Family Day Events – Sunday, July 11

New Family Day Events – Sunday, July 11

Presenting….Rock & Rumble!

In light of the latest restrictions on outdoor gatherings, we have transformed our family day – Sunday, July 11th into something even greater and grander, including a variety of activities that can be enjoyed by families and youth of all ages.

Visit the following link for all the details:
https://collingwoodfestival.com/event/rock-rumble/

The morning features free musical activities for preschoolers taking place outdoors on the lawn.
The afternoon features Collingwood’s very own folk/rock ensemble Shipyard Kitchen Party and the iconic folk singer Jerry Gray, who will lead the drive-in audience in a sing-a-long version of “This Land Is Your Land.”
In the evening, we are screening the award-winning documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.”

[Edit July 1st: Due to a technical issue the afternoon event has been postponed to a later date TBD]

Simcoe County & RTO7 Grants

Simcoe County & RTO7 Grants

The County of Simcoe has approved partnership funding from the 2021 County of Simcoe Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant in the amount of $10,000.00 for expenses related to live-streaming and projection of 2021 Collingwood Summer Music Festival events. We have also received support from RTO7 for digital promotion on our social media channels.

Thank you for your wonderful support in our activities!

Early-Bird Rates Extended to July 1

Early-Bird Rates Extended to July 1

As we have just officially entered Step 1 of Ontario’s “Roadmap to Reopen” plan, we are happy to extend our early-bird rates all the way to Canada Day – July 1st, giving you more time to decide upon how you would like to join us this summer. Remember, you can join us both virtually from your living room or at the drive-in, via a 900 square-foot screen!

Reminder: All tickets must be purchased prior to each performance. We will not have any box office facilities available at the entry gate. Tickets can be easily purchased online at collingwoodfestival.com or by phone at (705) 300-2405.

JUNE – new series of events!

JUNE – new series of events!

We are excited to announce another FOUR events for the month of June.
Presenting the SUMMER SOLSTICE SERIES!

These four virtual events are designed to celebrate the summer solstice, also known as the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the rejuvenating start of a new season. Our Artistic Director performs two solo piano recitals and invites two very special guests to join him on an unforgettable musical journey – the distinguished musicologist, Dr. Alan Walker and renowned Canadian stage actor, R.H. Thomson.

More Details: https://collingwoodfestival.com/summer-solstice/

2021 Season Preview

2021 Season Preview

On May 19th, we hosted a season preview featuring three of our summer festival artists. Here is a replay of this special event starring:

  • Jaden Benabdeslam, a talented 12-year old local pianist, who performed her first live concert since the start of the pandemic.
  • Mayumi Seiler, the Japanese-German violin virtuoso, whose musical dog couldn’t stop singing along to the enchanting sounds of her 1684 ‘Croall’ Stradivarius.
  • Dr. Duke Redbird, an Indigenous intellectual, poet, painter, broadcaster, filmmaker and keynote speaker, who shared his inspiring story as the visionary behind Collingwood’s Awen’ Gathering Place.

Here’s a replay of this spectacular event, in case you missed it!

2021 Summer Music Festival Teaser Video

We know how precious your time is! Here is a quick 4 minute teaser video that captures some of the excitement that lies ahead this summer:

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