Embrace the winter wonderland that is the beautiful area we live in. This upcoming Family Day long weekend in 2024 is sure to be one to remember with so much going on! If you’re unsure of what to do with the family this year, we hope we can inspire you with some ideas below.

 

SHOWS/PERFORMANCES/EVENTS:

 

Space: The Final Frontier

Saturday, February 17th, 3 – 5 PM

994 3rd Ave East, Owen Sound

Gather your family and embark on an interstellar journey as the musicians guide you through a Space Odyssey. Explore the realms of Jupiter, Mars, and beyond, then venture to a distant galaxy. While droids may not find a warm reception, Imperial Stormtroopers are more than welcome. Star Fleet officers, set phasers to stunning, and dress as your favourite sci-fi character for an unforgettable experience.

 

The Family Crow: A Murder Mystery

Saturday, February 17th, 6 – 9 PM

221 McLeese Drive, Kemble

Experience THE FAMILY CROW: A Murder Mystery, a comedic and theatrical puppet murder mystery crafted by the globally acclaimed puppeteer Adam Francis Proulx, and directed by Byron Laviolette, known for Morro and Jasp. Within the enigmatic Family Crow, a murder has transpired, prompting Horatio P. Corvus (Sorter Outer of Murders) to step in and unravel the mystery. Move over, Agatha Crowstie – this promises to be a captivating and humorous exploration of intrigue.

 

Emilio’s: A Million Chameleons

Sunday, February 18th, 1 – 3 PM

221 McLeese Drive, Kemble

Assemble the family for a memorable day at Cobble Beach! Delight your youngsters with a one-of-a-kind puppet performance they’ll cherish. Emilio presents his dazzling chameleon circus, filled with glitter and wonder, directly to you! Live on stage, this captivating musical extravaganza, celebrating our unique qualities, will inspire you to unleash your inner sparkle. Crafted and performed by Adam Francis Proulx, featured on CBC and Netflix.

 

Family Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

Friday, February 16th – Monday, February 19th, ALL DAY

190 Gord Canning Drive, Blue Mountain

Blue’s Family Day is brimming with excitement for everyone. Revel in live music, extended hours of activities, and the thrill of hitting the slopes early for fresh morning tracks! From top-tier music performances to family-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone to keep the energy levels soaring.

 

POPULAR SKATING RINKS:

 

Check out skating schedules and outdoor ice conditions for rinks in the area here

 

  • Harrison Park’s Good Cheer Rink – Owen Sound
  • Woodview Mountain Top Skating – Blue Mountain
  • Priceville Outdoor Ice Rink – Priceville
  • Flesherton and District Arena – Flesherton
  • Centre Grey Recreation Complex – Markdale
  • Osprey Community Centre – Feversham

 

FUN AT HOME:

 

Family Movie Marathon:

Set up a cozy movie corner with blankets and pillows, and let each family member pick a favorite movie. Create a movie marathon and enjoy a day filled with cinematic adventures.

Indoor Picnic:

Lay out a blanket in the living room and have an indoor picnic. Prepare your favorite snacks, sandwiches, and drinks. You can even make it a themed picnic.

Board Games Tournament:

Gather your favorite board games and have a family tournament. Award small prizes for winners or come up with silly consequences for the losers.

DIY Arts and Crafts:

Get creative with some do-it-yourself arts and crafts. You can make personalized family art, create holiday decorations, or try out a new crafting project together.

Cooking or Baking Challenge:

Have a cooking or baking challenge where each family member gets to choose a recipe, and then you all cook or bake together. Enjoy the delicious results afterward.

Family Talent Show:

Showcase your talents with a family talent show. Whether it’s singing, dancing, magic tricks, or funny skits, everyone gets a chance to shine.

Puzzle Time:

Work on a challenging puzzle as a family. Choose one with a beautiful image or a theme that everyone enjoys. Puzzle-solving is not only fun but also a great way to stimulate the mind.

Family Photo Session:

Set up a DIY photo booth at home with props and costumes. Take turns being the photographer and capturing fun family moments.

Home Spa Day:

Treat yourselves to a relaxing spa day at home. Create DIY face masks, enjoy a bubble bath, and pamper each other with foot massages.

Storytelling Session:

Have a storytelling session where each family member takes turns creating and sharing a story. You can build on each other’s ideas for a collaborative and entertaining experience.

Karaoke Night:

Set up a karaoke machine or use a karaoke app, and have a family karaoke night. Sing your hearts out and enjoy the laughter that comes with it.