Festivals and Events

NOTE* Events may be cancelled due to COVID

  • Maple Syrup Festival - The first and second weekend of April
  • Just Passing Through Concert Series - ongoing
  • Canada Day - Tractor Trot - 9am July 1
  • Go North Music Festival - https://www.gonorthmusicfestival.ca/ 
  • Community Night - Last Friday in July
  • Harvest of Artists - End of August at the Centennial Grounds
  • Country Roads Tour - The weekend before Thanksgiving
  • More Events (calendar of annual events all island)

Arts & Craft Beer at the Marina 2021

The Township of St. Joseph Marina Committee is pleased to announce a pop-up gallery and patio, weekends during July and August at the Richards Landing Marina.

This summer-long pop-up Gallery and Patio has been approved for the summer. This event will feature a different local artist each weekend in the beautiful interior gallery space. Artists will up on Friday during the day, have an “Opening Night” event on Friday and show and sell on Saturday and Sunday.

A local caterer will provide weekend Craft Beer service and patio snacks for on deck consumption or take away. They will carry Ontario Craft Beer not found in LCBO or Beer Stores.  Fridays 4-8, Saturdays Noon - 8 and Sundays Noon - 5.

Harvest of Artists, August 28, 2021

The Township of St. Joseph  Recreation  Committee will be presenting the Second Annual “Harvest of Artists” a new outdoor art and fine craft show to be held Saturday, August 28, 2021. The event will be held at the Centennial Grounds in Richards Landing. This year many of our favourite traditional events have been cancelled again, leaving artists and community members hoping for some relief.  The Grounds are an ideal location to set up a variety of artists with open space to distance from one another. The space also gives guests the room to distance while enjoying some recent work from the area’s many talented artists. Applications are available for interested artists here: Harvest of Artists application 2021 fillable form . There will be a small fee for participating artists to cover promotional expenses, with any surplus being donated the Richard’s Landing Children’s Library. We are looking for artists who create original works in a variety of mediums such as: custom wood furniture, walking sticks, painters, printmakers, photographers, weavers, ceramicists and sculptors. If you have any questions about applying as an artist, please call the Township of St. Joseph Office at 705-246-2625 ext. 201 or email Sherie at stjoehlc@bellnet.ca.

Maker's Market at the Marina

The Township of St. Joseph Marina Committee is pleased to announce a new waterfront activity. Island Makers will now have a place to sell their goods on the waterfront om Richards Landing! The Maker’s Market will occur every weekend in July and August at the Cenotaph Park.

Have you taken up a hobby and have an inventory of things you would like to sell? If you garden and have extra produce or fresh flowers or have textile crafts, pottery, artwork, jewelry or other hand made items you would like to market, we’d love to hear from you! A 20x20 tent to be provided (physical distancing, tent space limited) for a few vendors. One table would be provided for a fee of $10/day. If there are more than 4 vendors the remainder my set up their own canopy in a designated area. Limited to 10 vendors/day. You must pre-register for the weekends you will participate. Hours will be Noon - 4 Saturday and Sunday. If you are interested please fill and return the application form: maker's market application 2021 fillable form  please email to healthyliving@stjosephtownship.com

Town Hall

The Richards Landing Town Hall was constructed over 100 years ago at a cost of $250, and underwent extensive renovations and updating in 2000 to preserve its character and increase the usability of this landmark building.   The Town Hall was the focal point of the community for many years.  During the past century it has served as the location for many activities including socials, council meetings, dances, fairs, graduation ceremonies, concerts, meetings, weddings, 4-H gatherings, movie nights, and more.   Recent improvements to the building include replacement of windows and doors, insulation and heating systems, a new stage, refinishing the interior and exterior finishes, and washrooms.  All of these modern conveniences have been built in, while the original character and charm of the hall is maintained.    The Town Hall can be rented for a wide variety of uses at very reasonable rates.  Please contact the Healthy Living Coordinator, for details and booking information. Town Hall Rental Fees

 

Just Passin' Through Series

The Just Passin' Through series was developed in 2013 by the Richards Landing Arts & Cultural Events Committee.  The series allows artists that are travelling through the area or are just interested in playing a show at our hall to have access to this venue.  Proceeds from the show are split between the artist and the committee based on show expenses and audience size. Just Passing Through Info Package

 

Richards Landing Centennial Grounds

Did you know you can rent the Centennial Grounds for family reunions, concerts, fundraisers, weddings and more. See the details on the form below.

Centennial Grounds Rental Fees