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.

Image of Amelia Kraemer behind a podcast microphone
Feb
1
S.2 Ep.2 - Upwards Art Studio - Amelia Kraemer
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Images and text about weddings
Jan
31
Just Say Yes - Valentine's Day Weddings at Owen Sound City Hall
Holidays, Winter
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Fred Wallace & Jennifer Wright in podcast studio
Jan
16
S.2 Ep.1 - Scotiabank Hockey Day In Canada - Fred Wallace & Jen Wright
Winter
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podcast studio
Dec
6
Riverside Yarns - River District Podcast Ep. 16
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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jackie ralph in front of a podcast microphone
Nov
28
CMHA Grey Bruce - River District Podcast Ep. 15
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Nov
8
Kokoro Wellness & Spiritual Hub - River District Podcast Ep. 14
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Anne Dondertman in studio setting with a microphone in front of her
Oct
31
Grey Gallery - River District Podcast Ep. 13
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Jennifer Miller in front of a podcast microphone in a studio setting
Oct
25
REACH Centre Grey Bruce - River District Podcast Ep. 12
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Mike Seiler in front of a podcast microphone
Oct
17
Century 21 & PZZLD Escape Rooms - River District Podcast Ep. 11
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Melissa Crannie and Jennifer Wright City of Owen Sound
Oct
13
City of Owen Sound - River District Podcast Ep. 10
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Oct
5
Owen Sound Hub & Community Incubator River District Podcast Ep. 9
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Lesley Bankes in front of podcast microphone
Sep
27
Curvey Lines River District Podcast Ep. 8
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Sep
20
Naagan by Zach keeshig River District Podcast Ep. 7
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Jacquie Furtner in front of podcast microphone
Sep
12
barebirch River District Podcast Ep. 6
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Sep
7
Boon Bakery River District Podcast Ep. 5
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Aug
29
Lawson's River District Podcast Ep. 4
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Photo of Brent Fisher, City of Owen Sound in front of a podcast microphone
Aug
22
City of Owen Sound River District Podcast Ep. 3
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Aug
15
Body Science River District Podcast Ep. 2
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Aug
10
CTRE Productions River District Podcast Ep. 1
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Jun
14
River District Community Playlist
Fall, Holidays, Spring, Summer, Winter
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May
3
Shop the River District
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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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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Event image KIDS AFTER SCHOOL ARTS - 6 Session Tuesdays WINTER CRAFT
Feb
1
KIDS AFTER SCHOOL ARTS - 6 Session Tuesdays WINTER CRAFT
January 24 - February 28, 2023
Winter
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Feb
1
KIDS AFTER SCHOOL ARTS - 6 Session Thursdays WINTER CRAFT
January 26 - March 2, 2023
Winter
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Feb
1
Grey Gallery weekly drop-in life drawing
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Band Poster
Feb
1
Jazzmyn's Open Mic
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Event image PD Day Drop-In Art Adventures (Ages 4-12)
Feb
3
PD Day Drop-In Art Adventures (Ages 4-12)
Winter
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Friday social poster
Feb
3
The Friday Social
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Event image  Tonight's the Night - an Evening with Rod Stewart
Feb
3
Tonight's the Night - an Evening with Rod Stewart
Winter
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Feb
4
Owen Sound Farmers' Market
Fall, Holidays, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Event image CARIBOU TUFTING
Feb
4
CARIBOU TUFTING
Spring, Winter
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Event image PUNCH NEEDLE
Feb
4
PUNCH NEEDLE
Spring, Winter
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Event image AC/DC-BACK IN BLACK CONCERT SERIES - PERFORMED BY HELLS BELLS
Feb
4
AC/DC-BACK IN BLACK CONCERT SERIES - PERFORMED BY HELLS BELLS
Winter
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Event image LEVEL 1 CLAY INTENSIVE
Feb
5
LEVEL 1 CLAY INTENSIVE
Spring, Winter
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Event image INTRODUCTORY STAINED GLASS
Feb
5
INTRODUCTORY STAINED GLASS
Spring, Winter
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Feb
7
BI-MONTHLY OPEN MIC!
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Event image BEADED MITTENS
Feb
11
BEADED MITTENS
Spring, Winter
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Event image CROSS BODY LEATHER BAG
Feb
11
CROSS BODY LEATHER BAG
Spring, Winter
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Event image Valentine’s Day Card Make & Take (Ages 4+)
Feb
11
Valentine’s Day Card Make & Take (Ages 4+)
Winter
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Event image SASHIKO DRAWSTRING POUCH
Feb
18
SASHIKO DRAWSTRING POUCH
Spring, Winter
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Event image RELIEF PRINTMAKING - INTRO TO LINOCUT
Feb
18
RELIEF PRINTMAKING - INTRO TO LINOCUT
Spring, Winter
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Event image INTRO TO DRYPOINT
Feb
19
INTRO TO DRYPOINT
Spring, Winter
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Heart with driftwood through it and show title
Feb
23
You, Me and a Bit of Driftwood
Winter
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Event image STEP BY STEP ACRYLIC
Feb
24
STEP BY STEP ACRYLIC
Spring, Winter
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Event image Creative Accountability (6 Sessions)
Feb
24
Creative Accountability (6 Sessions)
Winter
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Feb
24
You, Me and a Bit of Driftwood
Winter
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Event image UPCYCLED SILVERPLATE EARRINGS
Feb
25
UPCYCLED SILVERPLATE EARRINGS
Spring, Winter
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Feb
25
You, Me and a Bit of Driftwood
Winter
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Event image LEVEL 1 CLAY - 6 SESSION
Feb
26
LEVEL 1 CLAY - 6 SESSION
Spring, Winter
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Event image ACRYLIC - SUMMER BLOOMS
Feb
26
ACRYLIC - SUMMER BLOOMS
Spring, Winter
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Event image THE 30th ANNUAL MARINERS SERVICE AND BLESSING OF THE GREAT LAKES FLEET
Feb
26
THE 30th ANNUAL MARINERS SERVICE AND BLESSING OF THE GREAT LAKES FLEET
Winter
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Event image CLAY SCOOP
Feb
26
CLAY SCOOP
Spring, Winter
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Event image Introduction to Encaustic – 1/2 Day
Feb
27
Introduction to Encaustic – 1/2 Day
Winter
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Event image BEGINNER METALSMITHING: LUNAR PHASE WALL HANGING
Mar
1
BEGINNER METALSMITHING: LUNAR PHASE WALL HANGING
Spring, Winter
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Event image Make It Personal Mixed Media Workshop
Mar
4
Make It Personal Mixed Media Workshop
March 4 - 5, 2023
Winter
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Event image STAINED GLASS TASTER
Mar
4
STAINED GLASS TASTER
Spring, Winter
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Event image SPINNING BOOT CAMP
Mar
5
SPINNING BOOT CAMP
Spring, Winter
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Event image BIRCH BARK & PORCUPINE QUILL EARRINGS
Mar
9
BIRCH BARK & PORCUPINE QUILL EARRINGS
Spring, Winter
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Event image iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Mar
9
iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Spring, Winter
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Event image The Rock Show - The Ultimate Rock Tribute
Mar
10
The Rock Show - The Ultimate Rock Tribute
Winter
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Event image RELIEF PRINTMAKING - INTRO TO LINOCUT
Mar
11
RELIEF PRINTMAKING - INTRO TO LINOCUT
Spring, Winter
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Event image Summer of 69 - A Tribute to Bryan Adams
Mar
11
Summer of 69 - A Tribute to Bryan Adams
Winter
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Event image GRANULATED RING
Mar
12
GRANULATED RING
Spring, Winter
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Event image MARCH BREAK CREATIVE ARTS CAMP - 5 DAY
Mar
13
MARCH BREAK CREATIVE ARTS CAMP - 5 DAY
March 13 - 17, 2023
Spring, Winter
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Event image POTTERY WHEEL TASTER - 1 DAY
Mar
18
POTTERY WHEEL TASTER - 1 DAY
Spring, Winter
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Event image LEVEL 2 CLAY INTENSIVE
Mar
19
LEVEL 2 CLAY INTENSIVE
Spring, Winter
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Event image FUN WITH COLLAGRAPHS
Mar
19
FUN WITH COLLAGRAPHS
Spring, Winter
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Event image INTRODUCTION TO SKETCHING - 4 SESSION
Mar
22
INTRODUCTION TO SKETCHING - 4 SESSION
March 22 - 30, 2023
Spring, Winter
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Event image STEP BY STEP ACRYLIC
Mar
25
STEP BY STEP ACRYLIC
Spring, Winter
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Event image POTTERY WHEEL TASTER - 1 DAY
Mar
25
POTTERY WHEEL TASTER - 1 DAY
Spring, Winter
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Event image RELIEF PRINTMAKING - LINOCUT II
Mar
25
RELIEF PRINTMAKING - LINOCUT II
Spring, Winter
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Event image Encaustic for Photography
Mar
25
Encaustic for Photography
March 25 - 26, 2023
Winter
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Event image RUSTIC CERAMIC TILE BEADED NECKLACE
Mar
28
RUSTIC CERAMIC TILE BEADED NECKLACE
Spring, Winter
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Event image FUSED GLASS BIRD SUNCATCHER
Mar
29
FUSED GLASS BIRD SUNCATCHER
Spring, Winter
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Event image GET TO KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE
Mar
29
GET TO KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE
Spring, Winter
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Event image Encaustic Photo Image Transfer – 1-Day
Apr
1
Encaustic Photo Image Transfer – 1-Day
Winter
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Event image LEVEL 2 CLAY INTENSIVE
Apr
2
LEVEL 2 CLAY INTENSIVE
April 2 - 16, 2023
Spring, Winter
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Event image MOSS POLE
Apr
8
MOSS POLE
Spring, Winter
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Event image MOUNTED STAGHORN FERN
Apr
8
MOUNTED STAGHORN FERN
Spring, Winter
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Apr
15
POTTERY WHEEL TASTER - 1 DAY
Spring, Winter
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Event image ACRYLIC - RABBIT
Apr
16
ACRYLIC - RABBIT
Spring, Winter
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