AUGUST 19 and 20 - 2016

2016 TugFest Georgian Bay Sponsors

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TugFest 2016 is scheduled for August 19 and 20 at the town dock in beautiful town of Midland located on the Southeast corner of Georgian Bay, just half an hour north of Barrie. TugFest will offer visitors over 25 historic and interesting tugs and work vessels with exciting activities. The day's schedule will include the following events - subject to change:

Entertainment until 6pm
Thurdsay, August 18th: Tugs start arriving at Town Dock
Friday, August 19th:
12:00 noon 
Horn Blast and boats leave dock
12:30 pm

Tug Race start off main dock

3 - 9pm
Vendors on Walkway
6:30 pm
Midland Pipe Band performs on Dock
 7- 9pm

Entertainment on the Dock

09:15 pm (dusk)

Light parade of tugs

Saturday, August 20th:

10:00 am
Homemade tugboat race construction begins
Entertainment until 6pm
11:30 am
Tugs leave dock for sail past
HFA ArtWalk on Dock
Displays on dock
Artisans of Georgian Bay and Vendors on walkway
Kids Area, buskers and magician
12:00 pm
Tug demonstration and tug push contest
01:00 pm
Homemade Tugboat race past main dock
01:30 pm
Tug demonstration and tug push contest continues
02:00 pm
Tugs return to dock
Homemade Tugboat Race Awards on dock
3-5:00 pm
Select tugs open for tours. Entertainment on the dock until 6pm
Tragically Hip Concert live stream 509 BayStreet (King & Bay Streets)
Sunday, August 21st:  
Boats disperse back to their Ports of Call