Our Favourite August Activities Still Happening This Year

It’s finally time for us to reclaim summer. If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to everything this summer has to offer as live events resume. Whether you’re planning your pool party or going to the beach, you need to experience some of the live activities that are back.  

August is a great month to get out and about with family and friends. We have a special place in our hearts for Collingwood and the surrounding area, and we’re always on the lookout for new things to do. Here’s the collection of our favourite things to do around town in August.

July 30-August 2: Toronto Food Truck Festival

The annual Toronto Food Truck Festival is one of Canada’s best food truck events, and it is back for its 10th year this August. The festival is about more than just food, and so this year’s event will feature live music, a beer garden, and a kids zone. The highlight of the menu, however, is the food trucks, which will be on display at Woodbine Park. Last year’s trucks included such Toronto favourites as The Poutinerie (poutine), El Pollo Loco (Mexican street food), and Hot Indian Curry (Indian street food).

August 1-8: Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are in the midst of a surge, with the team playing their best baseball in years. The team is showing signs that they have the confidence to make a serious run for the playoffs — a lot to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. Check them out on various dates this August at the Rogers Centre.

July 17-August 21: Theatre of the Shadows

Here’s a great idea: an outdoor classical theatre festival featuring female playwrights. Better yet, it’s all going to be performed in one of the best locations for outdoor theatre — the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Vaughan. The featured play is called the Unplugging. The showrunners have partnered with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to present in a responsible outdoor and in-person setting for smaller audiences. 

The Vegan Market

Every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, Collingwood hosts a vegan market at the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay. You can meet and socialize with like-minded people at the market, learn about the local vegan community, and purchase all kinds of vegan products, from vegan baked goods to vegan homemade jam and vegan soaps. The market features vegan food and products from local mainly vendors. The market is a great way to experience the vegan lifestyle as well as support the Collingwood community.


Collingwood is a charming community filled with independent shops, restaurants, and businesses. A great place to live if you are looking to live in the downtown area with close proximity to healthcare and public transportation. As open houses resume, this August will be the perfect time to check out properties on the market in the Collingwood area. 

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Visit the Best Beaches in the Collingwood Area

It’s spring, which means that summer is just around the corner. Early blossoms, green buds, and chirping birds all promise warmer days and nights are coming. To help you make the most of our short summer season, let’s explore the best sandy and rocky beaches in and around Collingwood. Hey, one of these beaches was voted as the best beach for swimming in all of Canada!

Sandy Beaches

There is plenty of gorgeous Georgian Bay sand and water for everyone, with three sandy public beaches and one private one for Blue Mountain Resort members.

Wasaga Beach

Located along the southern end of Georgian Bay in Nottawasaga Bay, Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world. With stunning daytime views of the rugged Niagara Escarpment, the sunsets are also breathtaking. Wasaga Beach’s warm, shallow water makes it a safe place for swimmers of all ages and abilities. With 14 km of sandy shore, this is a popular beach with plenty of room to remain safe.

Undoubtedly, when you visit, you aren’t going to want to leave. To explore some real estate options—to keep your options open—there are knowledgeable real estate agents in the area who would love to chat.

Allenwood Beach

Allenwood Beach is a sandy beach at the east end of Wasaga Beach. It has shallow waters, making it a safe and fun beach for the whole family. There are parking and picnic areas and stunning picture-perfect sunsets. For some exciting entertainment, watch the kiteboarders and windsurfers play in the wind and surf.

young girl in the surf at sunset

Blue Mountain Beach

Blue Mountain Beach is a lovely private beach for members of Blue Mountain Resort. As a member, you can rent canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards for a day trip on gorgeous Georgian Bay. With warm, shallow waters, come dip your toes or relax in the surf.

Rocky Beaches

The city of Collingwood has some gorgeous rocky shored beaches that also offer room for land-based fun in the sun. Check out these iconic beaches within a short walk, cycle, or drive.

Northwinds Beach

Northwinds Beach is both a rocky and a sandy beach, a short trip from Collingwood. Located just off Highway 26, this beach is very popular with kiteboarders, windsurfers, kayakers, and stand-up paddleboarders. In addition, this beach is a popular spot for beach-loving visitors and locals.

rocky shoreline and blue water and sky

Sunset Point

Sunset Point is a waterfront location in the town of Collingwood. With a beautiful rocky shoreline and waterfront trails, this area also offers broad green spaces with playgrounds, volleyball courts, and plenty of healthy fresh air. In addition, there are several flat areas for you and your family to sunbathe and swim in the fresh Georgian Bay waters along the beach.

When you visit one or all of these beaches, you will no doubt fall madly in love with Collingwood and the surrounding areas. However, if you’re interested in learning more about real estate in the area, contact a reputable real estate agent who will be happy to help.

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