February Festivals, Family Day and Valentine's in the Bay of Quinte 2016

on 01/02/2016 - 03:18 pm





Winter Carnivals and Festivals


Marmora Snofest 2016  - Friday- Sunday February 5th - 7th

Head north on February 5th to Marmora "Home of Canada's longest-running sled dog races." Marmora SnoFest offers a full weekend of events starting on Friday night with curling back in Cordova.  The opening ceremonies will be held at the Marmora Senior School Gym at 6:00 p.m.  Sled dog races begin Saturday morning as well as the men's church league hockey tournament.

The Local Food & Artisan Show gives you opportunity to come inside and warm up.  Meet your local farmers and purchase handmade products, baking and original art pieces.  St. Andrew's United Church is hosting a luncheon and then all the excitement begins on Forsyth Street.  Watch Levi, the international award winning chainsaw carver and the kids will enjoy The Little Nippers Race.

Sunday is a full day of sled dog races ending with the closing ceremonies at The Iron Grill (Bunkers Hideaway)

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Sophiasburgh Winter Festival - Friday & Saturday February 12th – 13th

The festival kicks off at the historic Sophiasburgh Town Hall with a Xmas tree bonfire (BYOT) & family skate.  Warm up with hot chocolate and hot dogs.  Saturday morning Friendship United is hosting a family breakfast with Disney's Olaf.  In the Town Hall during the "Battle of the blazes” hockey tournament the Women's Institute is having a chili cook off lunch.

Listen to live Celtic music in the afternoon with Seventh Town and enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides.  Thanks to Sophiasburgh’s finest firefighters the day ends off with a Pickerel Fish Fry!

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Tweed Winter Carnival - Friday - Sunday, February 12th-14th

The Winter Carnival ambassador "Mr. Tweedy" has planned a fun filled weekend in Tweed and will appear during the Carnival for photos.  The Carnival Torchlight Parade assembles on Colborne St. Friday at 6pm followed by a Kid's Dance, Bonfire & Skating and Fireworks at Tweed Memorial Park by the lake around 8:30 p.m. Dance the night away at the Sweetheart Dance featuring popular Freddy Vette and his band, the Flames. This event is likely to sell out so get your tickets early.

Skate all day Saturday and Sunday on Stoco Lake and from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. there will be a BBQ and loads of games for children and adults including Mr. Tweedy Snowball Toss, Tug of War, Adults Tug of War, hockey games, longest drive, egg toss, Logger games, parachute, and sack races.  Saturday only Local Dog Sledder Chilli Pawz offers rides for children and adults. $3 per person - family pricing available. 

At the Tweedsmuir Tavern from 1-3pm hit the Chili Cook-off and vote for your favourite, samples are $2 and proceeds will go to the Tweed Food Bank. Leave some room for a hearty beef stew dinner served from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. at the Tweed Lions Hungerford Hall . $8 per plate includes a bun, dessert and beverage.

After a full day of food and games enjoy a evening dance at the Tweedsmuir Tavern with the Charlie Bird Band.

Wake up early Sunday for an 8:00 a.m. pancake breakfast at the Land O' Lakes Curling Club. At 10:00 a.m. members are holding a "Closest to the Button Contest" in the Curling Club.  All ages welcome to participate. 

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City of Quinte West Frost Fest - Saturday, February 13th

City of Quinte West has packed a full day of family fun with free entertainment all day! Come to the Batawa Community Centre for Lunch and skating with the Trenton Golden Hawks on the outdoor ice.  Spend some family time roasting marshmallows, making arts & crafts, face painting, balloon twisting and check out the outdoor petting zoo.

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Napanee Winter Chill Festival -  Monday, February 15th

Grab your mitts and hats and bring the whole family out for a full day of fun!  Taste the Chili Challenge and after the snow shoeing, horse drawn wagon rides and skating be sure to try the Apple Donuts from Spring Meadow Orchards.  There is popcorn, candy floss and starting at 3:00 p.m. Don't miss the family friendly performance by Mary Lambert!

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Savour the Chill 2016 - Saturday, February 20th

The downtown Belleville businesses are getting ready to serve up soup samples for the 13th annual Savour the Chill. Enjoy your $2 samples on picnic tables throughout the downtown and catch a ride on a horse drawn carriage. At 10:30 a.m. the Belleville Public Library invites the children to come for a story time and craft.  The soup will be served from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and don't forget to vote for your favourite soup and your favourite host location.

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Even More Outdoor Fun…


Winter Fun

Dummy Downhill Race -  Saturday, February 6th @ 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Batawa Ski Hill is presents the Dummy Downhill Race.  Build your own Dummy and get it ready to race.  Points will be awarded for creativity, durability, airtime and distance.

Wait ‘N Ski Race -  Sunday, February 7th  @ 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Race down the hill using one hand to hold a tray full of dishes and support The Children’s Foundation in the Wait 'N Ski Race! Registration is $50 for a team of three and includes a lift pass for each member, each team must include at least one snowboarder!

Winterfest at Sandbanks - Monday, February 15th 12:20 – 3:30 p.m.

The Friends of Sandbanks friendsofsandbanks.org have sponsored a day at the Maple Rest Heritage House on PE County Road 12. Outdoor fun includes Cross Country Skiing, tobogganing, and snowshoeing and warm up by the bonfire.  Come indoors for heart-warming chili, hot chocolate, tea and coffee.  Enjoy children’s activities, live music with Mark Despault and friends.  They would love to have you join in on the “Kitchen Party Jam so bring your instrument. More...

Wesley Acres Family Day Weekend  -  Sunday & Monday February 14th - 14th

With Indoor & Outdoor events planned on both Sunday and Monday come for the whole weekend or just for a day. Join other families in tug of war, skating, cross country skiing, floor hockey and tractor wagon rides then gather around the bonfire to roast wieners and marshmallows. Accommodation and meal packages are available. More...


Family Day


Family Day Wine & BBQ Weekend - Sunday & Monday, February 14th -15th

Visit Keint-he Winery & Vineyards Family Day weekend and experience Big Mike BBQ Brisket, Handmade Sausage, Turkey Breast and more.  Fun activities for the whole family include Popcorn & S'mores over the open fire, Hot Chocolate  and Snow Painting.  More...

Family Day at The Acoustic Grill - Monday, February 15th

Give back to the Community through live music. Stop by with your old instruments and accessories that can be reused.  The instruments will be donated to local schools, libraries, youth bands. So join us family day for a free appetizer, great tunes and community spirit! More...


The Next Generation Leahy - Monday, February 15th

Next Generation Leahy

{Photo © Doug Leahy and the Next Generation Leahy}

Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping traditions alive through music, song, and dance. The Family Day concert begins a 4:00 p.m. at the Regent Theatre in Picton.

County Storytelling Festival Family Day - Monday February 15th

The House of Falconer is hosting The County Storytelling Festival Family Day Party. Local performers sing, dance and act and share stories about County Life.  All ages welcome and admission is a food bank donation.

Winter Family Fun Day - Monday, February 15th

O'Hara Mill Homestead in Madoc is hosting the CMHS Family Fun Day. Celebrate with your children and join in some snowman building, storytelling, skating, dog sledding, wagon rides and live music. More…





If you are getting ready for the coming maple syrup festivals and love pancakes then choose one,… or enjoy all three pancake meals.




Trenton United Church Pancake Supper - Tuesday February 2nd

Trenton AOTS Men's Club Pancakes, syrup, sausages, fruit salad and beverage @5:00 p.m. More...

St. Paul's Annual Pancake Supper 2016 -Tuesday February 9th

All proceeds support the ongoing ministry of St. Paul's Church @ 5:00 p.m. More...

Tweed Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast - Sunday February 14th

Pancake breakfast at the Land O' Lakes Curling Club @8:00 a.m. More...


Valentine's Day


Candy HeartsTweed Winter Carnival - Friday, February 12th

Start the Valentine's weekend off with a very special Friday night Sweetheart Dance featuring popular Freddy Vette and his band, the Flames.  The 50's Sock Hop (costumes optional) begins at 8:00 p.m. More...

Saturday February 13th

Celebrate Valentine's with the songs of John Lennon – his Beatles and solo years at the Empire Theatre.

All You Need Is Love...and Laughter! Everyone is welcome at the Strathcona Paper Centre for an evening of great food and comedy! Napanee's own Deborah Kimmett will entertain with her comedic view of love and a delicious meal will be provided by Ellena's Café. More...

Celebrate Valentine's with an 8 course meal and good friends.  The Agrarian Valentine’s Dinner @ Keint-he Winery & Vineyards starts with Scallop & Oyster Tartare / Pickled Cucumber, 2013 Tintern Road Chardonnay, Maple Roasted Parsnip / Sherry Vinegar / Crispy Chicken Skirt, …see all 8 courses. 8 Seats. $160 + HST

The Waring House would like you to join them this Valentine’s for a fun romantic evening as you enjoy a 4 course dinner and dance the night away featuring artists Little Bluff. Tickets are $45.00 per person and advance ticket purchase required.  First Course  - Herbed Flatbread with Fifth Town Goat Cheese and Basil Bruschetta, see the full Valentine's Dinner Dance Menu

The Hub Child & Family Centre in Picton is hosting a special Valentine's day for the children with Mickey and Minnie Mouse! This will be an indoor and outdoor event so dress warmly. More...


Fun things to do in Prince Edward County


Crystal Palace SnowIn charming village of Wellington The Drake Devonshire will inspire you with featured musicians, artists, exciting menus and performers.  Every Monday night is Trivia Night and enjoy your talented neighbours on Memphis Tuesdays open mic night.  The Pavilion Presents movie nights on the 4th (Raising Arizona) and 11th(O Brother Where Art Thou).

Start Saturday and Sunday off right with 9:00 a.m. Yoga and feel centred and calm all day.  For a relaxing Late Lunch every Sunday "European Countryside meets County Lakeside with our new weekly series of family-style dining".  Sunday afternoons in the Pavilion meet Artist in Residence Shannon Gerard.  Crochet with Shannon around the fireplace or share conversation and you may learn some basic stitches.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year February 8th with Chef Matt DeMille and a Drake twist on classic Chinese dishes.

Picton's first Brewpub The County Canteen is a celebration of the bounty of the county. Great food, fabulous wine and some good times includes Sunday Arvo Sesh with Bluzone, Grape Versus Grain with Barley Days & Three Dog Winery, Neon Party and The County Canteen Idol - Acoustic Version!

February brings some great music to the The Barley Room, Prince Edward County’s gastropub. Join them for open mic night hosted by roots and acoustic duo the Frere Brothers. Live music includes roots, R&B and Blues from Graham Playford, Campbell Wills Duo, Matt Smith and Northern Voodoo.  Celtic performances include Josh Colby and Mark McGreevy.  Acoustic guitarist and singer Greg Wyard plays classic rock favourites, Country artists Instant Rivalry sing from their latest album "Summer Mixtape" and don’t miss The Reasons February 6th.

Every week talented musicians play the stage at The Acoustic Grill, from local musicians to touring professionals.  This February you will enjoy great food and beer and music from The Zeds, Terry Tufts, Peter Rea, Jake Chisholm, Jenica Rayne, Fiddlehead Soup, Matt Smith, Maria Ryan

Grand opening of County Road Beer's tap room - Saturday - Monday February 13th - 15th

Come to the brewery and visit the new tap room and try some sparkling wine.  Featuring Empire Meats charcuterie and Oysters by Honest Weight.  There is a craft table for the kids and they can enjoy hot chocolate while designing their own cookies. More...

Ski-Doo Suit Ski Bunny Dance Party - Saturday, February 13th

Dance all afternoon at Karlo Estates to the tunes of DJ Ombudsman and stay warm on the heated sundeck.  Stew is served with crusty bread for $5, wine will be sold by the glass.  Relax on lawn chairs by the bonfire and there will be prizes for the best dressed his and hers. More...

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Curryoke - Saturday, February 14th

The Agrarian Curryoke is back by popular demand! $10 Curry from 7:00-10:00 p.m. and Karaoke from 8:00-11:00 p.m. More...

Sandy Macpherson - Canadian Ocean racing Presentation - Friday, February 26th

Prince Edward Yacht Club is hosting a presentation by Sandy Macpherson, the youngest person to ever compete in the Vendee Globe and will be the first Canadian to finish. Sandy will share his background as well as photos and video of his 7000 miles sailing 'O Canada' from Vancouver to Toronto this past summer.

Comedian Mark Forward - Saturday, February 27th

Regent Theatre presents Mark Forward a multi Canadian Comedy Award Winner, and has two appearances on the Late Late Show.  Mark is also known for his critically acclaimed comedy album Things I Thought Of. More...

Whattam’s FREE Family Movie -  Sunday February 28th

The Last Sunday of every month at 2:00pm Whattam's sponsors a Regent Theatre family movie and yes it’s free admission! More...


Happening in the Bay of Quinte


Jef Leeson Singer Songwriter - Thursday, February 4th

Enjoy the atmosphere at The Church-Key Pub and Grind House, with live entertainment from Singer Songwriter Jef Leeson, great food and a variety of locally produced beer. More...

Bay of Quinte Bridal Boutique Event - Sunday, February 7th

This event will compliment and feature some online directory vendors and is proud to bring a little bit of the city to the country!  The show will feature some of Quinte's finest wedding professionals as well as some of Durham Region's best.  The show is located at Occasions By The Bay in Bayside and the first 50 brides to arrive will receive a free luxury tote. All brides that pre-register will receive a bridal rewards card and a tote. More...

If you missed the Zeds at the Acoustic Grill they are pleased to be returning to the Loaf N' Ale in beautiful downtown Napanee. The Zeds start at 8pm but come early and enjoy dinner and a beverage. More...

Prince Edward County Job Fair - Wednesday, February 17th

The Prince Edward Community Centre will have over 40 employers in one location with Full-time and Part-time jobs, both year-round and seasonal. More...

Frame by Frame: Documentary screening -  Sunday, February 21st

"Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth."  This film will be screening only February 21st, at The Boulevard Cinema in Napanee. More...


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