Killarney

Killarney

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Regular Park Programming June 29, 2019 August 27, 2019

Join Killarney Provincial Park Naturalists during summer programming throughout the park! From children's programs/crafts, guided hikes through interior trails, interactive and educational amphitheatres, and discovery drop-in programs, our staff have something scheduled that you are sure to enjoy! Program schedules are posted at our gate office, bulletin boards and on our Facebook page. Keep an eye on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for special events!** Programs may be weather permitting **

Astronomers in Residence July 2, 2019 August 27, 2019 Park Observatory

Join astronomer-in-residence Bill Gardner every Tuesday night at the park observatory for a chance to get a close-up view of objects in the night sky! Join astronomer-in-residence duo, Bill and Vicki Sherwood, Wednesday August 7th to Thursday August 15th for drop in day time astronomy and evening astronomy at the observatory as well as amphitheatre presentations/demonstrations. You don't want to miss it! Check our social media platforms(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for program specifics.*Programs are weather dependant*

Art in the Park July 14, 2019 September 4, 2019 Various Locations throughout George Lake Campground

Have you always dreamed about painting in Killarney and becoming the next A.Y Jackson, Tom Thompson, A.J Casson or Frank Carmichael? Well here at Killarney Provincial Park, we would like to help you follow those dreams! Join us this season for our Art in the Park programs, including Artist in Residence, which provides free art lessons conducted by various professional and passionate artists! Our programs cater to a variety of different skill sets and groups of all ages. Join Jim Morlock from July 14th- July 19th, Danielle Gardner from July 21st- 26th (Spots limited, sign up available at the main gate), Paul Harpley from August 19th- 23rd and Christy Smith from August 29th- September 4th. Stop by the Friends of Killarney Park's 2018 Annual Art Show & Sale on July 28th from 10am - 5pm! Located at the Veteran's Memorial Hall (community centre complex) in the village of Killarney. Free admission but donations to the Friends of Killarney Provincial Park are welcome. Watch out on social media for updates and more Artist in Residence details!

Healthy Parks Healthy People July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019

It's that time of year again! Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Day encourages both campers and the public to get out and enjoy what Ontario Parks have to offer. With free day-use all day (8:00AM-10:00PM) there's no reason not to enjoy the activities and programs throughout the day. Watch out on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for a detailed schedule of the day's events!

Zach Oliver Guitar Workshop and Concert July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 Guitar Workshop - Nature Centre Concert - Amphitheatre

Guitar Workshop - 4:00pm

As a part of the concert tour, Zach will be teaching an introductory guitar workshop. These workshops are designed for kids that have never played guitar before, but want to learn how to play their favourite tunes in a group setting.

Zach will have four junior guitars on hand for kids to use. If you have your own guitar, bring it with you and enjoy discovering the music outdoors!

Zach Oliver Concert - 7:00pm

Singer and songwriter Zach Oliver will kick off his 19-show tour in Killarney Provincial Park on July 19, this year’s Healthy Parks Healthy People Day celebration. Come to the Amphitheatre at 7pm to enjoy the show!

https://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/summer-concert-tour-zach-oliver/ 

To Touch the Moon- 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing July 20, 2019 July 20, 2019 Amphitheatre On July 20th, 2019, the world will be celebrating an important historical occasion, the 50th anniversary of the landing on the Moon. To celebrate, Killarney Provincial Park will be having a special Moon extravaganza consisting of two programs; one in mid-afternoon and one in the evening. These events will feature different presentations on the moon, the opportunity to touch lunar rock, a walk to the observatory, constellation learning and for those of you willing to stay past midnight, a look at the moon through the telescope! 
23rd Annual Summer Loon Count August 10, 2019 August 10, 2019 Nature Centre

Park Nature Centre - 9:00am

Come paddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney Provincial Park while contributing to ongoing ecological preservation by participating in our Annual Summer Loon Count!  All information collected will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada for research purposes. No canoe? No problem! We've got you covered. Email killarneydiscovery@ontario.ca to sign up and RSVP by July 21st. 

Group of Seven Festival August 17, 2019 August 18, 2019

The famous painters of the Group of Seven played a major role in ensuring Killarney Provincial Park is the wilderness-class wonder we enjoy today. Come out to celebrate the Group of Seven and learn about their importance within the park. We will be offering a variety of programs, from guided hikes and guest speakers to creative programs with local artists. Watch out on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for a schedule of the days' events!

30x30/OP125 Weekend August 30, 2019 September 2, 2019

Did you know August is 30x30 month across Ontario Parks? All month long we encourage everyone to spend at least 30 minutes outside for 30 days in a row. Here at Killarney we're going to end off the month with a Labour-Day-Weekend-Long celebration of the great outdoors! From August 30th to September 2nd take part in a variety of programs geared towards enjoying the wilderness.

Stars Over Killarney September 27, 2019 September 28, 2019 Killarney Provincial Park Observatory

Killarney Provincial Park and Point Grondine Presents the 2nd annual Stars Over Killarney Astronomy event! Don't miss this fun interactive gathering at Ontario Park's first Dark Sky Preserve. We will explore the night sky while learning about indigenous constellations and sky lore. Come enjoy awe-inspiring views of the planets and stars with the Killarney Park Observatory's research-grade, 16" telescope! Hosted in partnership with Science North and the Royal Astronomical Society Sudbury Centre. For more information, email starsoverkillarney@ontario.ca