As the snow starts to fall and the River District gets covered in a layer of fresh white fluff the glow of the shop lights warms the sidewalk. Adventure into a toasty boutique or restaurant to warm up. Holiday shopping is easy in the River District. The many shops, boutiques, and galleries offer so many opportunities to knock your gift giving out of the park. Can’t think of anything for the most difficult to buy for? You can purchase a River District gift certificate from City Hall. Keep the winter blues at bay by keeping up with the winter events calendar. Catch a show at any one of our indoor event venues or wander through the famous Festival of Northern Lights along the beautiful Sydenham River. In the darkest days of winter make sure to practice self care by taking advantage of one of the many salons, spa, and wellness businesses. Winter is far from dreary in the River District.

woman listening to music on headphones
Jun
14
River District Community Playlist
Fall, Holidays, Spring, Summer, Winter
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mother with two children shopping with books
May
3
Shop the River District
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Image of masks on a wall being displayed
Mar
10
Owen Sound River District local art scene
Fall, Holidays, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Boon Bakery Cupcake
Feb
9
Countdown to Valentine’s Day
Holidays, Winter
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Feb
1
Support local restaurants, support your River District
Fall, Holidays, Spring, Summer, Winter
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River District Logo
Jan
25
Media Advisory - River District Snow Removal
Winter
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Happy new year message
Dec
27
New Year's Eve in the River District
Holidays, Winter
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Christmas countdown logo
Dec
16
Last Minute Gift Guide
Holidays, Winter
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Kris Kringle waves to children along the route of the 76th annual Kiwanis Owen Sound Santa Claus parade Saturday evening. DENIS LANGLOIS
Nov
23
Scores of people take in parade, lights festival in Owen Sound
Holidays, Winter
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stage image with overlay text of Open Mic
Aug
9
BI-MONTHLY OPEN MIC!
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Event image Grey Gallery weekly drop-in life drawing
Aug
10
Grey Gallery weekly drop-in life drawing
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Band Poster
Aug
10
Jazzmyn's Open Mic
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Friday social poster
Aug
12
The Friday Social
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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photo of the farmers market sign
Aug
13
Owen Sound Farmers' Market
Fall, Holidays, Spring, Summer, Winter
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