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Aug 16
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Aug 18

Summer Arts Fest 2024

IT'S TIME FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL - SUMMER ARTS FEST!!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW - BOOK BEFORE JUNE 28TH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD PACKAGES!!

Returning once again - Theatre Orangeville's Summer Arts Fest is growing and we couldn't be more excited to share this years' lineup with you! Our annual summertime event will once again be held at the beautiful Mount Alverno Luxury Resorts. Join us from August 16th through 18th for some fantastic programming that celebrates arts, culture and all things theatre (and beyond)!

Of course it wouldn't be Summer Arts Fest if we didn't bring back some of your favourites - alongside some exciting new activities and a simplified KidsFEST ticketing structure - This weekend-long festival has become a Dufferin County favourite!

We really think attending Theatre Orangeville's Summer Arts Fest needs to be on your radar this August - Read on and we're sure you'll agree!

Here's a rundown of what you can expect...

Friday August 16th, 2024

North(519) Best of Fringe - RETURNS!

EVENING - Ticketed Event

WHAT IS IT?

Our Friday night opening event at Summer Arts Fest will feature not one, but TWO shows from The Toronto Fringe Festival. Held inside the intimate barn at Mount Alverno, you're welcomed with LIVE patio music, drinks and ambiance, before taking in your first show of the evening. We encourage you to take advantage of our two-show ticket deal and see BOTH Fringe shows for one low price.

In between the shows, we'll once again greet you on the romantically lit patio for music and refreshments.

WHAT SHOWS WILL I BE SEEING? (That's a great question - we don't know yet!)

Every year in July our team spends a VERY BUSY WEEK viewing dozens of Toronto Fringe Festival shows. Once they have concluded this daunting dash back and forth across the city in search of the very best shows the festival has to offer - we will select TWO SHOWS to bring to our Summer Arts Fest for you to see!

Once we announce the shows - tickets usually sell pretty fast (and we mean, FAST!) So this year we're offering a VIP Early Bird package (must book by June 28th) that will get you a SWAG bag and access to the VIP Preferred Seating Section at the show. You can purchase tickets for either show (But we suggest buying for both NOW and take advantage of the discounted ticket rate for Fringe A + Fringe B)

One of the best parts of buying now?? We never quite know what the shows will be until our ‘Fringe Binge’ - this is theatre-loving at it's finest!

Tickets on sale NOW!!

Buy tickets to Best of Fringe A

Buy tickets to Best of Fringe B

Call our Box Office to ask about our 2 for $30 deal and see BOTH awesome Fringe shows!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY TICKETS TO BOTH at the discounted rate, please call our box office directly at 519-942-3423

Want to learn more about Toronto Fringe? https://fringetoronto.com/fringe/about

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Saturday August 17th, 2024

IT'S TIME FOR KidsFEST!!

DAYTIME - Ticketed Event

WHAT IS IT?

This year we have built a super-fun filled day for families of all ages, shapes & sizes! 'Kids' from ages 2-99 can take advantage of all KidsFEST activities for just $5 per person (Kids 2 and under are FREE!). That's right - one price, a multitude of endless outdoor & indoor Summer Arts Fest FUN!

We're bringing back some of your KidsFEST favourite entertainers - Artsploration is bringing their 'fun-bus' back for all things arts & crafts, Storytime with Fay & Fluffy returns once again to read stories and entertain kids of all ages AND we've brought back The Great Steverino to thrill us with his magical and mystical tricks and games.

NEW FOR 2024 - Don't miss DuffleBag Theatre presenting Peter Pan. If you've seen a DuffleBag show you know the kids won't want to miss the chance to get into the story and help it come to life. Join us for a meet & greet with Princesses and a Sing-Along with them too! You've seen her magical creations on our stage, but did you know our dear friend Candice Jeromkin can also create magic with her face painting skills? And last but certainly not least - your little ones won't want to miss our Baby Rave! Just what you're thinking, babies, kids, music, lights and dancing fun!

Buy your tickets now and take advantage of our Early Bird VIP package (must book by June 28th) that will get each KidsFEST ticket holder a special SWAG Bag... Filled with fun, TOV SWAG, stickers and MORE!! Buy your tickets NOW!!

WHAT'S THE SCHEDULE? (We're so glad you asked!)

11:00am - 11:30am - Princess Sing-Along

11:45am - 12:45pm - DuffleBag Theatre presents Peter Pan

1:15pm - 2:15pm - Storytime with Fay & Fluffy

2:15pm - 3:00pm - Baby Rave

ONGOING AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES:

  • Artsploration - Various activities + Art Bus
  • Princess Meet n' Greet
  • Arts n' Crafts with Kait
  • Face Painting with Candice
  • Wandering Magic with The Great Steverino!
  • AND MORE!!

Tickets on sale NOW!!

Buy tickets to KidsFEST

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Saturday August 17th, 2024

WHO'S UP FOR SOME DRAG MUSIC BINGO??

Drag Music Bingo with performances from Troy Boy Entertainment - RETURNS!

EVENING - Ticketed Event (19+ EVENT)

WHAT IS IT?

Music, Drag and Bingo, oh my!

Fluffy Souffle is back with their unique twist to bingo as our host and MC. Alongside local favourite Troy Boy Entertainment, who promises to bring the party (as always).

This event has SOLD OUT in previous years - this is why we're introducing our VIP Early Bird ticket package for Drag Music Bingo as well. Buy your tickets before June 28th and you'll get a 2nd Bingo card for FREE! You can also buy a table (6 seats) and ensure you and your gang all get to enjoy the fun together!

Be sure to save the date, call your crew and get your tickets before they're gone!

Tickets on sale NOW!! Please note this is a 19+ EVENT!!

Buy tickets to Drag Music Bingo

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DON'T MISS (BEFORE) Drag Music Bingo FREE LIVE MUSIC WITH Cherry Chapstick!!

EVENING - FREE Event

WHAT IS IT?

Join us from 6:30 - 8:00pm to hear the soothing sounds of local favourites Cherry Chapstick. Offered for free, this event will also allow the audience to purchase some chilling drinks and refreshments from Mount Alverno Luxury Resorts.

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Sunday August 18th, 2024

MORE EXCITING PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME - STAY TUNED!!

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Mount Alverno Luxury Resorts

20706 Heartlake Road

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