Summer has started and events are back for a fun-filled weekend

Summer is back and this weekend, June 24th – 26th is shaping up to be the first big weekend since COVID shut everything down. [*For info, click on images]

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Beginning on Friday, June 24th, the first annual Southampton Music & Food Festival kicks off.  All the restaurants will be hosting bands in a wide variety of musical genres from jazz to country at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre to the sounds of the Big Band era on Saturday at the Town Hall.

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Then, on Saturday morning starting at 9AM (to 11AM), the Shriners and Southampton Rotary are holding a fundraising pancake breakfast in support of Canada’s Children’s Hospital in Montreal. Shriner cyclist Alex Rauket will be heading out on the more than 800 km ride from Port Elgin to Montreal to raise funds for the hospital.

The breakfast and meet-and-greet Alex takes place at the Masonic Hall in Port Elgin (Hwy. 21 across from Independent).


11AM in Kincardine, it is the PRIDE parade winding up Pride month.  The parade has been organized by Fort Papalia and marches down Queen Street to end at Victoria Park where there will be a wide variety of musical entertainment.


The day is not over however, as the Chantry Centre 55+ celebrates its 30th Anniversary from 2PM to 4PM. The Centre on Grey Street in Southampton has been a hub for the ‘more mature’ with activities ranging from line dancing to wood carving, painting lessons to rug hooking, and more, in addition to luncheons and special occasion events.