Events

Celebrate | Guelph 190 & Canada 150

2017 is a monumental year both locally and nationally. Throughout the year, celebrations of Guelph’s 190 year have been taking place alongside the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Guelph 190 Guelph was founded in 1827 and since then it’s grown into a vibrant community full of creativity, innovation, drive and some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The Royal City has been listed as a top place to live as well as a great place to purchase real estate. This Summer there are lots of opportunities to celebrate. CELEBRATE 150 | CANADA DAY | JULY 1, 2017 Guelph | Riverside Park Event Information Elora | Downtown Elora Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast, Soap Box Derby, Dominion Day Parade, Hot Dogs in the Park, Rotary Duck Race, Entertainment, Canada Day 5 or 10k run/walk Event Information Fergus | Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex Canada Day Family Picnic, Entertainment & Fireworks Event Information Exhibitions Ripple Effect: Canadians & Fresh Water Guelph Civic Museum “A Ripple Effect examines Canadians’ relationship with fresh water by focusing on the Thames, Speed, and Eramosa rivers. Organized under the themes of work and play, the exhibition explores the ways in which we have used fresh water for domestic and industrial pursuits. Presented in partnership with Museum London, with generous support from Canadian Heritage.” -Guelphmuseums.ca Learn more about this exhibition To The Gathering Place | Begins June 24 McCrae House Learn more about this exhibition Events This is a year-long celebration, but here are some of …

Local Events Calendar | May

The Spring flowers and farmers’ markets are coming out in full swing this month. We’re so fortunate to live in such a vibrant community with lots of events, activities and opportunities for outdoor fun. Mark your calendars for May 13! Royal City Realty’s Annual Garage Sale For Shelter will be popping up all over town. Our Fergus office will be hosting a garage sale at our Tower St. location and neighbourhoods across Guelph will be coming together to help raise money for our local women’s shelter. Like our Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest news on our upcoming Garage Sale for Shelter. And if you’d like to get involved with hosting a garage sale, you can get more details and register here. Local Events in May Click ‘+ events’ to see more events each day. Local Farmers’ Markets Elora Farmers’ Market | Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm | Starts May 6! Guelph Farmers’ Market | Saturdays 7:00am – 1:00pm Aberfoyle Antique Market | Sundays 8:00am – 4:00pm  

April Events Calendar

April showers bring May flowers…but before May gets here there are lots of fun activities in our community.  In April, we have Easter (April 16) and Earth Day (April 22) to look forward to as well as great shows, unique markets and fun festivals. Take a look at the April calendar to find community events coming your way. Click “+ events” to see more events each day. Community fun April 1-2 – Rogers Hometown Hockey April 1 – Syrup in the City April 3-9 – 2017 Canadian Masters Championship April 5-9 – Kazoo! Fest 2017 April 9 – Tartan Day in Fergus April 22 – Doors Open Guelph April 22 – Guelph 190: History at Night Party @ Guelph Civic Museum April 28 – Bowl For Kids Sake | Click here to donate to Royal City’s effort to support BFKS Guelph April 28-May 7  – Guelph Pride   On the stage April 8 – When the Lights Went Out @ Fergus Grand Theater April 13 – Abbamania and Night Fever @ River Run April 20-30 – I Hate Hamlet @ Guelph Little Theatre April 20 – An evening with Moe Berg, Chris Murphy, Craig Northey and Steven Page @ River Run April 21 – ONES – The Number One Hits of the Beatles @ River Run April 27-30 – 9 to 5 The Musical @ River Run April 29 – Only Yesterday: The Carpenter’s Story @ Fergus Grand Theatre Markets & more Saturdays – Guelph Farmers’ Market April 22-23 – Elora …

March Events Calendar

March is a busy month in Wellington County. Spring is on its way which means warmer weather and more time outside enjoying our community. Whether you’re in the mood for music, theatre or comedy, there’s something on the stage for everyone. Plus with March Break around the corner, find fun camps and activities to keep the kids busy. Take a look at the March events calendar for lots to do in Guelph, Fergus, Elora, Rockwood, Aberfoyle and everywhere in between. Click “+events” to see more events each day. March Highlights March Break March 13-17 – March Break At The Art Gallery of Guelph March 13-17 – Western Ontario Drama League (WODL) Festival March 13-17 – H2Go To The Museum For March Break March 13-17 – March Break Museum Camp March 13-17 – March Break Arts Explosion Camp On The Stage March 1-6 – Gain Music & Arts Festival March 3-5 – The Sting @ Fergus Grand Theatre March 12 – Vienna Boys Choir @ River Run March 16 – The Great Canadian Fiddle Show @ Fergus Grand Theatre March 18 – Patsy Cline and the Queens of Country @ Fergus Grand Theatre March 23 – Glenn Miller Orchestra @ River Run March 25 – Get Fit Or Die Trying (An 80s Murder Mystery) @ Grand River Raceway March 25 – Johnny Cash Tribute – We Walk The Line @ Fergus Gran Theatre March 30 – The Just For Laughs Roadshow @ River Run March 31 – Dave Gunning @ River …

February Events in Guelph

Love is in the air this month. Love of our community. Love of all the activities offered to us. And love for that special someone. This month, find activities to keep you busy outdoors, events to celebrate, and so much more. Plus, enter out Valentine’s Giveaway before February 10 for your chance to win 1 of 3 gift certificates to local flower shops. Enter here. February Events in Guelph February Highlights   Love of Music & Theatre February 2-11 –  The Perfect Murder @ Guelph Little Theatre February 2 – Some Enchanted Evening @ River Run February 4 – Smomid at Silence February 9-11 – Hillside Inside February 11 – Shaun Majumder @ River Run February 12 – Guelph Symphony Orchestra Musicians’ Choice: Brahmas Symphony No. 1 @ River Run February 18 – Beat the Winter Blues February 23 – Murray McLauchlan @ River Run February 24 – Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concert February 24 – Trent Severn @ River Run February 24 – Robert Michaels @ River Run February 25 – 1001 Arabian Nights @ River Run Love of the Outdoors February 3 – Night Stalker’s Owl Prowl (Family Night) February 4 – Night Stalker’s Owl Prowl (Adults Only) February 10 – Ghost Walk of Guelph February 25-26 – Guelph Lake Sled Dog Race Geeking Out February 3-5 –  Genrecon February 5 – Guelph Video Game Swap Black History Month Events February 4 – A Tribue To Bob Marley February 9 – Live Music at Royal City Brewing Company …

January 2017 Events in Guelph

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. We’ve said goodbye to 2016 and welcomed 2017 and all that it has to offer…starting with a month full of local activities. Take at look at the calendar to find upcoming events in Guelph. Click “+ events” to see more events each day. Highlights Family Fun 10:00am – 10:00pm every day – Market Square Skating – Click here to find out the status of the rink. Dec. 27-Jan. 8 – Favourite Family Games at Guelph Civic Museum Jan. 15 – Guelph Symphony Orchestra: Peter and the Wolf Jan. 27 – School’s Out, Museum in PD Day at Guelph Civic Museum Downtown Guelph Music Weekends “Launching in Downtown Guelph in January 2017, Music Weekends is an exciting new live music project developed in partnership with Regional Tourism and various local music promoters.  Over 20 performances will take place every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at various downtown venues for 10 weeks from January 7th to March 12th.” – downtownguelph.com Jan. 7 – Lily Frost at Ebar Jan. 14 – Cozmos Quartette & Luka at Cornerstone Jan. 15 – Jason Raso Trio at Robusta Cafe Jan. 22 – The Medicine Hat & High Park at Red Brick Cafe Jan. 28 – The Highest Order at Red Papaya Jan. 29 – Off World & Bolete at Red Brick Cafe Guelph Storm Home Games Take a trip to the Sleeman Centre and cheer on the Guelph Storm in their 2016/2017 season. Jan. 3 vs. …

Holiday Events in Guelph – December Community Calendar

December is here which means there are lots of holiday events in Guelph coming our way. Take a look at the calendar to find great places for your family to be this month. Click “+ events” to see more events each day. December Highlights Holiday Celebrations December 3 – Fergus Santa Claus Parade December 6, 13,20 – Story Time with Santa @ Stone Road Mall December 10 – Rockwood Farmers’ Annual Santa Claus Parade of Lights December 11 – Christmas Festival @ Wellington County Museum & Archives December 17-31 – Sparkles in the Park @ Riverside Park The Sights & Sounds of Christmas December 2-3 – Johnny Cash & Friends’ Christmas Show December 9 – Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season @ River Run December 11 – Christmas in the Village – Elora Festival Singers’ Handel’s Messiah December 20-21 – Christmas in the Village – Elora Festival Singers’ Festival of Carols December 22-23 – Canada’s Ballet Jorgen The Nutcracker @ River Run

Give Confidence, Comfort, Warmth & Love with The Shoebox Project

With the holidays quickly approaching, we want to make sure everyone feels the love. Royal City Realty is thrilled to be collecting shoeboxes for The Shoebox Project for Shelters again this year. Together, we can help brighten the holidays for women living in our local shelters. How You Can Get Involved Participating in this wonderful program is easy. Fill a shoebox with approximately $50 worth of gifts for a woman and drop it off at our Speedvale or Gordon Street office by December 2. Your shoebox will give a woman in our community warmth, confidence and comfort. It’s a great way to spread some holiday cheer and to let the women in need in our community know that someone is thinking of them. The Shoebox Project in Guelph has paired with Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis to ensure women are reminded that they are loved and are not alone. Filling A Shoebox Make your shoebox project a group event. Get your friends together and decorate your shoeboxes before you fill them with special gifts. See the wrapping tutorial here. Then head out to the local shops in Guelph to fill them up!   Learn more about what to include in your shoebox and what should be left out. We can’t wait to see your shoeboxes! More About The Shoebox Project “The Shoebox Project for Shelters, supported by Dream, collects and distributes gifts in the form of Shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in communities across Canada and the US. Each Shoebox is …

Guelph Events – November Calendar of Festivals & Events

Start booking your calendar full of lots of great local events this month. Find fun activities for the family, great performances, Remembrance Day services and even the beginning of holiday events. Take a look at the November calendar of Guelph Events and see event highlights below. click “+ events” to see more events each day. What’s Happening In November? Remembrance Day Services Take some time to honour those who have served our country. November 5 – Wellington County Remembrance Day Ceremony November 5 – Rockwood Remembrance Day Service November 6 – Thank A Veteran November 11 – Remembrance Day Services in Guelph, Elora, Fergus, Guelph/Eramosa, Aberfoyle Holiday Events It’s hard to believe it’s already here, but holiday celebrations have begun! November 20 – Guelph Community Santa Claus Parade November 25 – Home For the Holidays Begins November 26-December 3 – Johnny Cash & Friends’ Christmas Show November 26 – Elora Santa Claus Parade Stage November 4 – An evening with Séan McCann of Great Big Sea @ River Run November 6 – Peter Rabbit Tales @ River Run November 12 – Matthew Barber & Jill Barber the Family Album @ River Run November 23-27 – The Wizard Of Oz @ River Run  Screen Don’t miss the Guelph Film Festival! November 3 – November 6, get out and see some amazing Canadian, International and local documentary films. This year’s theme is “Invention”.