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Summer in Collingwood (Posted On: Tuesday, July 17, 2012)

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There is always something happening Downtown!  This summer the only place to be is Downtown Collingwood!  Weekly there are numerous things going on to keep you entertained throughout these warm days and nights!

Every Saturday morning head to the corner of Pine and Second streets to the Farmers’ Market, where the produce is farm fresh and the vendors are the producers! 

Where else can you be one on one with the people who are growing your food? Following the philosophy of the 100 mile market, the Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market is a great way to begin every weekend!

Wednesdays are Music days in Collingwood’s downtown!  Jazz & Blues at the Station returns every Wednesday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm for the summer months.  This free weekly concert series returns for its sixth season and is sure to fill the air with the sweet sounds of the south.  Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket.  New this year to the mid-week fun is Local Live Lunch!  This nine week concert series on the Peak FM Northern Tracks stage (Hurontario Street between 3rd and 4th) features a different local musician each week, playing live from Noon until 1:30 pm every Wednesday until August 29.  Lunch will be available for purchase each week by one of nine different downtown restaurants…..  what a great way to spend your lunch hour!

While you are downtown… look up, look down, look all around… the 2012 Collingwood Art on the Street festival is now on display! Downtown has become a public art gallery, with 40 banners, all featuring original works of art and 12 uniquely painted chairs spread throughout the downtown.  This tour is a great way to get some exercise, check out our amazing local talent and experience the shops, businesses, cafes and restaurants of our wonderful downtown. 

Downtown is also home to five historic murals each telling a story of Collingwood’s past; from the deliveries by horse and wagon to the workers at the Shipyards. Newly installed this year are four timeline panels that were created to celebrate our community’s Sesquicentennial in 2008.  The first is located at the northern end of Hurontario Street at the edge of the harbour; one of each of the remaining panels are located in the centre parkette of each of the street’s main blocks.  Discover our history as you explore the downtown, which is the first downtown heritage district to be nationally recognized as a ‘Historic Place’. 

All this is happening every week and there is so much more…. from Elvis to Blues and BBQ’s. Please visit Downtown Collingwood or call 705-445-5595 for all you need to know about the events, activities and businesses in your downtown.

The Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area is an organization of more than 400 businesses and property owners, which pay a special levy each year to assist in the beautification, maintenance, promotion and economic development of Collingwood’s downtown. 

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