WHERE MAIN STREET IS THE MAIN STAGE.
Cheers for a soap box race, smells from a cookout, laughter from a toy store. Experience ageless fun in small-town Canada this year.
The name says it all: a toy store dedicated to using imagination, not batteries. Play and pretend at its purest, filled with old-fashioned wooden toys, clothing, games and dress-up.
Orangeville / cardboardcastles.ca
If you believe, as potter Ann Randeraad does, that Canada’s cup is full of opportunity, freedom and more, then raise these: 150 ceramic cup pairs created for our 150th, with proceeds helping our veterans.
Alton / annranderaadpottery.com
No matter the weather, July 22nd will be blazing hot at CaribFest: an all-day mash-up of Caribbean food, fashion, sounds and spice, with parades and performances in downtown Orangeville.
Orangeville / @OrangevilleCaribFest on Facebook
Next best thing to visiting a Headwaters farm: drinking one. The first farm-to-barrel brewery in the Greenbelt is creating hyper-local ales and lagers using ingredients grown on and around the farm. They open for visits in August, but you can enjoy the brews all over Headwaters now.
Caledon / GoodLot.Beer
There’s a reason small-town festivals never die: they’re fun! All the classics are here: thrilling soap box and bed races, gleaming vintage cars, local goodies and community warmth, free of charge.
Shelburne / Shelburnestreetfest.com