There are few things more beautiful than the Muskoka region in the wintertime, offering residents plenty of opportunities for winter hikes, ice fishing, skiing, and so much more. February in particular brings out the best in our communities, with plenty of family friendly events that everybody can enjoy. Whether you’re enjoying one of the area’s annual winter carnivals or taking the kids out to celebrate Family Day, there’s plenty of enjoyable activities for everybody to enjoy.

February 13th to 17th – Gravenhurst Winter Carnival
Where: Gravenhurst, ON
When: Thursday, February 13th to Monday, February 17th
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children (children under 5 get in for free)

This year’s Gravenhurst Winter Carnival marks the events 50th anniversary, bringing with it plenty of new and exciting activities, along with longtime favourites. The demolition derby will be returning this year, and a new lumberjack presentation will also take place at the Carnival. The annual Carnival is sure to feature family favourites like bed races, snowmobile radar runs, polar bear dips, and so much more.

For more information, visit their website.

February 15th – Fifth Annual Muskoka Hullabaloo
Where: Muskoka Brewery, Bracebridge, ON
When: Saturday, February 15th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $10 (includes 3 beer token)

On Saturday, February 15th, Muskoka Brewery hosts the fifth annual Muskoka Hullabaloo to kick off the Family Day long weekend in style! The Hullabaloo rages on from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Brewery, featuring beer, food, and local artisans. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample over 20 beers and cocktails, dance to live music, and take part in games and activities with friends.

More information about the Muskoka Hullabaloo is available at their website.

February 17th – Family Day @ Muskoka Discovery Centre
Where: Muskoka Discovery Centre, Gravenhurst, ON
When: Monday, February 17th
Cost: $10 for kids, $16 for adults

The Muskoka Discovery Centre’s Kidzone will be open on Family Day, giving you the perfect place to take the kids for an afternoon of educational fun. The Kidzone is one of Muskoka’s most beloved destinations, offering the chance for kids to take part in activities like the LEGO building creative centre, the interactive water table, play in the tree house, and so much more. What more could a kid ask for?

For more information about the Kidzone, visit the Muskoka Discovery Centre website.

February 17th – Baysville Winterfest
Where: Baysville, ON
When: Monday, February 17th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free

Muskoka winter celebrations continue with Baysville Winterfest 2020, bringing with it free Family Day fun for everybody! Families can enjoy a full day of kids crafts, skating, hot chocolate, games, and even a chili cook off! The festivities kick off at 8:30 AM and run until 4:00 PM, giving families the perfect way to spend the holiday.

For more information on the event, visit the Baysville Winterfest Facebook event page.

February 21st and 22nd – Huntsville SnowFest
Where: Huntsville, ON
When: Friday, February 21st to Saturday, February 22nd
Cost: Free

The Huntsville SnowFest is a two day celebration of all things winter, featuring a full lineup of outdoor activities in downtown Huntsville. The festivities begin with a downtown pub crawl, with guests travelling to participating venues in a horse drawn sleigh. The next morning the fun starts again, with activities like Nordic and alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fat biking, skating, and so much more. Saturday night will also feature live entertainment from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

For more information about Huntsville SnowFest, visit their website.

February 27th to March 7th – Matilda the Musical
Where: Rene M Caisse Memorial Theatre, Bracebridge, ON
When: Friday, February 28th to Saturday, March 7th
Cost: $30 for adults, $25 for children (special rates available for groups of 10 or more)

If outdoor activities aren’t for you, the Rotary Club of Bracebridge has the perfect event for you with their annual winter presentation! ​Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical will take the stage from Friday, February 28th to Saturday, March 7th, telling the story of a magically talented girl who is pitted against mean and nasty grown-ups. Matilda has been a longtime family favourite on the page and on the screen, and the Rotary Club’s musical presentation is sure to be a hit.

Find out more about Matilda the Musical on the Rene M Caisse Memorial Theatre website.