May Long Weekend: Things to Do

Get excited because we are coming around to another holiday – the May long weekend is just around the corner! An exciting time for many, this weekend marks the transition from spring to summer and the start of weekends at the cottage. If you don’t have any plans for the long weekend, stick around and support your local community by participating in some of these great events which are taking place between May 19th and 22nd:

Take in the Arts

The May long weekend marks the start of two significant seasonal events that are an annual part of the Collingwood calendar: guided walking tours and the self-guided art tour.  The community of Collingwood is home to some amazing artists, offering everything from sculptures to pottery to sewing and painting.  Get ready to see it all when you follow this map and take part in the Tour of the Arts. See the talents of many artists who have opened the doors of their homes and studios to show you what they do and the amazing talent they have.

Go Walking

If you’re keen for the walk, take part in the second option, and come join in on Collingwood’s Free Guided Walking Tour.  Starting on Saturday, May 20th, the season will kick off, launching into offering residents and visitors free tours three times per week: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 1:30 pm, leaving from the Federal Building.  Each tour will be unique, with different guides and different insights, ranging from 1.5 to two hours, and highlighting some of the best features of the city.

Hit the Mountain

As always, Blue Mountain Resort is all geared up to put on a great show for the long weekend, offering something for every member of the family.  And while the snow may be gone, you can rest assured knowing you can still have a good time on the mountain – at the circus! That’s right, the Vague de Cirque will have several showings on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, proving an experience not to be missed.  In addition to the circus, Blue Mountain will have many other fun, family activities on offer.  You can try your hand at the rib eating contest on Saturday or take in lots of music entertainment including a DJ, interactive drumming, or a campfire singalong.  Get crafty at the Creation Station, get groovy on the dance floor, and even enjoy an afternoon story time session on Sunday.  There is something to please the whole family, so be sure to make plans to head up to the Mountain on the weekend.

While these are some of the main events, there are also several farmers’ markets, including the Thornbury Farmers’ Market and the Creemore Farmers’ Market, as well as the opening day for Beaver Valley Cidery on May 19th.

With so much to see and do, you better start making your plans now, so you can take in everything there is to do and help support Collingwood all weekend long! We’ll see you on the long weekend!