Free Things to do in South Georgian Bay

Free Things to Do in South Georgian Bay

Two things that don’t necessarily involve spending money? Having fun and exploring our beautiful region!

We compiled some great things to do & see (for free!) in South Georgian Bay. So don’t worry about leaving your wallet behind – grab a friend and check out these fun ideas!

Brewery Tours

This is for all the beer lovers out there! Some of our local breweries offer free tours with samples. Not only will you get the chance to discover your new favourite beers, but you’ll also get to learn about the history and brewing process!

Collingwood Brewery: Tours take place at the brewery ever Saturday from 12-6pm on the hour. You can also request to book a tour on alternate dates.

Creemore Springs: Offers free tours daily & you also get some free samples. Tours take place Monday-Saturday from 12-4 pm on the hour and Sunday 12-3 pm on the hour.

Side Launch Brewing Company: Last, but certainly not least, you can book a 20 minute tour at this well-known brewery in Collingwood. You’ll get to taste, touch, see and smell every stage of the brewing process. Just go online, pick when you want the tour and viola! Or should we say, Cheers!


Micro Brewery Collingwood


Live Music

Who says you need to spend money to be entertained? Living Stone Golf Resort offers live music at Memories Restaurant every Friday & Saturday night, as well as Gustavs Chophouse & Bar, where there’s live music Wednesday to Saturday nights! Want to participate in the music? Join Gord at The Dam Pub in Thornbury for a Traditional Music Session which take place the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.

Live music South Georgian Bay


The Village 

The Blue Mountain Village is open every day, all year long. While the attractions within the Village do come with a fee, it’s free to park, enter and take a stroll around the cobblestone village. They also tend to have events in the Village that are free to enjoy! Whether you are a guest at the resort or a local, the Village is always a must-see and do in during the winter season.

Blue Mountain Village


Visit a Gallery

It’s no wonder that Clarksburg is also called “Artsburg,” with their many galleries & studios, it’s the perfect place to visit some galleries and tap into your creative side. The gallery windows are always changing and give new meaning to the phrase “paint the town.” Just up the street from Clarksburg is the lovely town of Thornbury and where you can find The Loft Gallery, just off the main street. There’s also Bonnie Dorgelo & Paintings just minutes from Blue Mountain Resort & the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts located right in the heart of Creative Simcoe Street in Collingwood.


Loft Gallery
Loft Gallery


Visit a Museum

Learn about Meaford’s history at the Meaford Museum, located on the harbour on Bayfield Street (make sure to go online for hours of operation).  The Collingwood Museum is also a great local museum, the museum’s are free to visit but do accept donations.

Museum Craigleith Heritage Depot The Blue Mountains


Local Events

There is so much happening in the South Georgian Bay region no matter what time of year, most of which are free to attend. From markets to Santa Claus parades, we have it all. Visit our website for a wide range of events taking place in the area.

South Georgian Bay Events Calendar

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