One of the beautiful things about the Peaks is how close we are to so many festivals, activities, and events taking place across the Ottawa Valley. If you’re going to be staying with us over the next couple of weeks, here are a few places you may want to check out.
The LogJam Country Music Festival
Where: Wilderness Tours
When: July 18-19
Music festivals have become a staple for many people the world over and they’re not always reserved for cities. Just like our own Calabogie Country Music Festival, the adventurous people at Wilderness Tours have put together their own gathering of country musicians in an outdoor setting that compliments both the music and the crowd. Located just off Highway 17 along the watery border of the Ontario/Quebec border, the LogJam Country Music Festival brings together performers such as Jason Blaine, Jordan McIntosh, Ambush, Blackwell and more.
The Festival of Family
Where: Downtown Renfrew
When: July 19
Only a 30-minute drive away from the Peaks’ front door, this one-day festival is a family-friendly gathering of amazing talent, street dancing, garage and bake sales. Plus there’s guided tours in the newly-opened Renfrew NHL Museum and street hockey action with special guests scheduled to attend.
G’Day, We’re From the Valley, Eh!
Where: The Stone Fence Theatre, Eganville
When: July 15, 17, 22, 24, 30, 31; August 6, 7, 13, 14
What if someone from the Valley put together a show that was one part Corner Gas and one part musical? You’d get the Stone Fence Theatre’s original production of “G’Day, We’re From the Valley, Eh!” Whether you’re from the area and can laugh from your own first-hand experiences or want to learn about what life’s like in the Valley with amusing songs and hilarious performances, this may be the perfect fit for a night out enjoying local theatre.
Canadian Wake Surf Nationals
Where: Right here at Calabogie Peaks
When: July 25-27
If music festivals, theatre and buskers aren’t your thing, maybe witnessing some of the country’s best wake surfers ripping and flipping across Calabogie Lake is your style. The best part of this event is that it takes place on our own beach, no more than a 5-minute walk away. Along with a beer tent, BBQ and plenty of room to watch from land or on your own boat, it’s completely free for spectators.
To learn more about these and other events going on in the Ottawa Valley, check out http://www.ottawavalley.travel/Events_and_Festivals.html