Dockside Festival FREE Family Fun Activities!

Dockside Festival of the Arts is not just an arts and crafts show, but an entertaining event for the entire family!

Friday, August 16

10 AM to 6 PM: Sciensational Snakes

Conservation Through Education

We aim to increase appreciation for reptiles through knowledge and understanding. Snakes are especially feared and mistreated, but once you get to know them there is nothing to fear and much to love!

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1 PM to 2 PM: Richard Vandermeer Drawing Classes

Richard creates representational work of landscapes within the area, done in oil, watercolour and pastel paint.

Children are invited to this talented artist and create a masterwork of their own.

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4:30 to 5 PM: Metafit

The Gravenhurst YMCA presents Metafit, a workout for all ages that includes a series of body-weight exercises with interval style training that is designed to target large muscle groups and have a positive impact on your heart health.  This class is adapted for family fun. Give the Simcoe Muskoka YMCA's metafit family class a try!

Saturday, Aug. 17

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12 to 5 PM: Facepainting with Melissa

Melissa is passionate about art and starting at the tender age of 10, studied with many teachers over the years. Methods, skills and techniques learned throughout the years have given her an edge. Her love of kids, having fun and enjoying life to its fullest is a perfect fit for a second career in face painting.

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10 AM to 6 PM: Scales Nature Park Turtles

Scales Nature Park provides outstanding programming about Canadian reptiles, amphibians, fish, and their habitats. Our goal is to facilitate the conservation of these creatures through increasing awareness, changing attitudes, and engaging people to take action.

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1 PM to 2 PM: Richard Vandermeer Drawing Classes

Richard creates representational work of landscapes within the area, done in oil, watercolour and pastel paint.

Children are invited to this talented artist and create a masterwork of their own.

Sunday, August 18

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10 AM to 4 PM: Scales Nature Park Turtles

Scales Nature Park provides outstanding programming about Canadian reptiles, amphibians, fish, and their habitats. Our goal is to facilitate the conservation of these creatures through increasing awareness, changing attitudes, and engaging people to take action.

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10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m: Metafit

The Gravenhurst YMCA presents Metafit, a workout for all ages that includes a series of body-weight exercises with interval style training that is designed to target large muscle groups and have a positive impact on your heart health.  This class is adapted for family fun. Give the Simcoe Muskoka YMCA's metafit family class a try!

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11 AM to 1 PM: Nancy Hunter Painting Classes

Nancy's greatest joy comes from teaching art classes for 20 years to all ages, in acrylic and watercolour. Free classes, first come, first serve basis.

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11 AM to 3 PM: Facepainting with Melissa

Melissa is passionate about art and starting at the tender age of 10, studied with many teachers over the years. Methods, skills and techniques learned throughout the years have given her an edge. Her love of kids, having fun and enjoying life to its fullest is a perfect fit for a second career in face painting.

richardvandermeer

1 PM to 2 PM: Richard Vandermeer Drawing Classes

Richard creates representational work of landscapes within the area, done in oil, watercolour and pastel paint.

Children are invited to this talented artist and create a masterwork of their own.