Special Events

There is always lots to see and do in North Kawartha. Below, is a chronological listing of various fun, exciting, and informative events. Beyond this page, you will find additional information and listings on the following pages: Community CalendarCommunity Events and Activities RecurringRecreation ProgramsArea Attractions and in the North Kawartha Directory.

Apsley Lions Club Winter Carnival

Each year, on the fourth Saturday in January (26/19), the Apsley Lions Club hosts the Winter Carnival at the NKCC.  There is plenty to see and do throughout the day. Beginning at 9 am, indoor and outdoor events may include: Face Painting, Food Booth, Clowns, Zoo to You, Science Activities, Open Mic, Snow Sculpture Contest, Lasagna Dinner, Apsley Minor Hockey Tournament, North Kawartha Knights Jr. C hockey game, and more! 

Canada Day Parade and Celebrations

On July 1st each year, the Apsley Lions Club hosts the Canada Day Parade and Celebrations. The Parade starts at 3:00 pm at the Apsley Public School, continues along Burleigh Street to Wellington, then along Jack Lake Road to McFadden Road, ending at the Lions Park where the festivities continue until 6:00 pm. A Bouncy Castle, games, and the Lions food booth are just a few of the things that make this day great. Starting at dusk, the fireworks show begins. Come on out and celebrate Canada!

Apsley and District Lions Club Giant Flea Market

On the third Saturday in July (20/19), the Apsley Lions Club hosts the Giant Flea Market, which features bargain prices on everything from toys to TVs, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, and all manner of things you didn't know you needed. There are also vendors and auctions (silent and otherwise). This is a one-day-only event, so plan your strategy, and be prepared to line up around the NKCC, early in the morning, to have a chance of getting the best bargain. There is bound to be something for everyone. Don't miss out!

North Kawartha Figure Skating Club Presents Yuk Yuk's 

On the second Saturday in August (10/19), the North Kawartha Figure Skating Club presents an evening of professional comedy, delivered by the Yuk Yuk's stable of touring comedians. This is an age of majority event and there will be food available. The show takes place at the NKCC and proceeds benefit the North Kawartha Figure Skating Club. Doors open, refreshments and meals available at 6:30 pm. The first of three comedians takes to the stage at 8 pm. A great time is had by all!

Apsley Firefly Band Dinner and Concert 

Each year in August (Tuesday, August 13, 2019) at the NKCC, the Apsley Firefly Band hosts a dinner, followed by a concert, which showcases the talents of the musicians who comprise the Apsley Firefly Band. The evening is a fundraiser for the Apsley Central School music program and for Trinity United Church.

North Kawartha Food Bank Loonie Auction 

Each year, on a Saturday early in October (05/19) at the NKCC, the North Kawartha Food Bank hosts a dinner, followed by a "Loonie Auction". The auction features all manner of items which you "bid" on, by purchasing tickets for a dollar a piece.  The ticket that is drawn "wins" the item. You can purchase more than one ticket for any item, but it is possible to get something of considerable value for just a Loonie! The evening is a fundraiser for the North Kawartha Food Bank. Lots of fun, great items, and a worthy cause.

Christmas Santa Claus Parade and Celebrations

On the last Saturday in November (30/19), the Apsley Lions Club hosts the annual Santa Claus Paradeand Christmas Party. The Parade starts at 6:00 pm at the Apsley Public School, continues along Burleigh Street to Wellington, then along Jack Lake Road to the North Kawartha Community Centre, where more festivities ensue. Inside the NKCC refreshments are served along with "Loot" bags for kids 10 and under. If everyone has been good, there just might be a visit from Santa himself! Come on out for a great time!

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