Muskoka Winter Carnivals
taken in part from Discover Muskoka
It is Winter Carnival Season in Muskoka! Gather the Family for a Genuine Winter Experience
Our winter carnivals give us a chance to enjoy the fun and excitement that winter has to offer before it is all over. These exciting weekends are a time to put on your winter gear, bundle up, and venture outside for a bright and cheerful winter afternoon, followed by a crisp and star-filled winter night!
Winter carnivals bring out the best in people, and truly epitomize the quaint charm of Muskoka’s smaller towns. Come see for yourself how these events will keep you smiling throughout the day and leave you with lasting memories!
The Fire & Ice Festival is set to return to Downtown Bracebridge this January! The festival offers a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival. “FIRE” features will include fire artist as well as fire pits throughout the Downtown. “ICE” features will include interactive ice displays, a downtown tube run and a new skating trail, located in Memorial Park. In addition, there will be Winter “try-it” activities, road hockey tournament and traditional carnival activities to complement the event.
50th Annual Port Carling Winterfest: February 3-5th, 2017
The Legion will be serving their Fish and Chip Dinner from 5:00- 8:00 pm. The Skating Clubs Figure Skating Demonstration will start at 6:30 at the arena. Come down to Hanna Park when the figure skating demonstration is done to watch the Fireworks around 8:00 pm. Free hotdogs and Hot Chocolate will be served. From 8:00 until 10:30 pm everyone can come and try Pickle Ball upstairs in the community centre. Downstairs in the community centre kids 18 and under can come to the Kids Klub to play Xbox, dance, play board games and eat Pizza.
47th Annual Dwight Winter Carnival: February 10-11th, 2017
Dwight Winter Carnival is a family friendly weekend event. Join us for two days of laughter, speed, fun, food, and friends! Kids and families will be entertained all weekend long with Circus Jonathan, Kids Kapers, Magic Show, Bodyzorbs & Gyroscope, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides (Horse drawn) and Cookie Decorating and much more! Adults can have their own fun with radar runs, snow ball throws, a Bungee Run and Comedic Hypnotist show.
27th Annual Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival: February 17 & 18, 2017
Dorset brings the community together for two days of family fun, and you’re invited! Families unite for a weekend of winter excitement that includes a pancake breakfast, the annual Dorset Snowball Parade, pony rides, cardboard toboggan races, hockey shoot-out, kids vs adult hockey game, a polar plunge, a family skating party (or dance party pending conditions).
Baysville Winterfest: February 20, 2017
Taking place on Monday of the Family Day weekend, this one day festival in Baysville has tons of fun activities for the kids. The day starts with a pancake breakfast at the Lion’s Club, followed by kid’s crafts, free skating, a magic show, outdoor games & activities and much more!
47th Annual Gravenhurst Winter Carnival: February 20-26, 2017
Once again Gravenhurst welcomes you for one of Muskoka’s most anticipated winter events. This year, the carnival is expanding its excitement to last the entire week, giving you even more reasons to check it out! This longstanding Gravenhurst carnival features super-fun events including snowmobile radar runs, puddle jumps, kids’ events, Skokie’s pizza and birthday parties, polar bear dip, pancake breakfast, demolition derby, live entertainment and much more!