2007 Summer Events in Parry Sound

By: Leaftech

When you're in Parry Sound, you are in classic Ontario cottage country. The town is located right on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. As a result, the town has much more of a beach country feel than other communities in bustling southern Ontario. In keeping with its image as a relaxing and fun place to live, Parry Sound holds several events during the summer months which are embraced by residents and visitors alike. Here are some of the most popular.

The Festival of the Sound. This incredible event is held annually in Parry Sound in mid-summer at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, right on the shores of Georgian Bay. The 28th Festival of the Sound (July 20 to August 12, 2007) features over 30 different artists, with an emphasis on jazz and classical music. Band members include violinist James Ehnes, and ensemble pieces include Strike the Harp and the Pittsburgh Piano Trio. Special events include sunset tours of the bay by boat and special workshops for kids. Full concerts every night with resoundingly perfect acoustics make this festival something that everyone will enjoy.

Canada Day Festival. On July the first, Parry Sound joins communities across the country in celebrating the nation's birthday. The gala event takes place at Charles W. Stockey Centre. The event includes various crafts, displays, vendors, and performances which celebrate the diversity and creativity which are so much a part of Canada's national identity. Like all good national birthday parties, the Canada Day celebrations wind up with an incredible fireworks display.

Parry Sound Antique Car Show. On August 25, both antique car enthusiasts and casual fans can take a look at the vintage lineup offered at Kinsmen Park. This event includes not only dozens of beautiful antique models, but also street cruises, awards, and a huge barbeque!

2007 World Enduro Championships. Off road motor biking fans all over Ontario were thrilled to hear that Parry Sound has been selected as the site for the 2007 World Enduro Championships. The event takes place on July 28 and 29 and will feature 120 of the world's very best riders. The competitors will ride for seven consecutive hours each day on 65 kilometre loops which include Enduro, Extreme, and Cross Test runs.

From music to motors to national festivities, there is something for everyone in Parry Sound this summer. Don't miss the exciting events taking place in peaceful Canadian cottage country!

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