Collingwood festivals are an important part of the lifestyle within our community.
The town of Collingwood is renowned for its healthy lifestyle, our outdoor pursuits and our vibrant festivals like the the Collingwood Elvis Festival and the Collingwood Frozen in Time Ice Sculpture Festival (see video).
Since 2001, Collingwood has been included among the Top 50 and Top 100 Festivals in Ontario and has won a number of awards through Festivals and Events Ontario.
This year, Collingwood has been recognized by Festival and Events Ontario as the top municipality with a population under 50,000 for its municipal leadership and festival and event partnerships in the province.
Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) was established in 1987 as an association devoted to the growth and stability of the festival and event industry in Ontario. Their goals are to aspire to facilitate the development of an exemplary festival and events industry in Ontario and be the recognized resource to champion excellence in their field. The organization supports a lively, engaged and dedicated festival and events industry by sharing knowledge, enabling networking and providing leadership on education, advocacy and promotion.
This year, The Town of Collingwood took home two Festival and Events Ontario Awards including being named Municipality of the Year for population less than 50,000.
“The award is a big deal because it’s a testament to volunteers and the business community, who continue to make these things successful,” – Dean Collver, Collingwood’s director of parks, recreation and culture.
Collingwood Festivals Are The Best
Collingwood also won an achievement award for best new single sponsorship opportunity for a partnership between the Elvis Festival and Zulu Alpha Kilo.
The Blue Mountains region has also been recognized by Festival and Events Ontario for The Apple Pie Trail, a year around culinary event held in The Blue Mountains, which was given an award for best community outreach of $100,000 or less and Canada’s Only Guitar Trail, an event at Blue Mountain, which won for new festival or event of a cost of $100,000 or less.
Congratulations Collingwood and thanks for making Collingwood a great place to call home!