About the Dockside Festival of the Arts

Artisans, live music and family fun in Gravenhurst since 1991


An Amazing August Festival in Gravenhurst


Dockside Festival of the Arts, since 1991, is a celebration of summer in Gravenhurst with 100 artisans, gourmet food, music, family fun and more. It takes place at Muskoka Wharf Special Event Park.


One hundred incredible artisans, live music, great activities for families, tasty food and craft beer are part of the 29th annual Dockside Festival of the Arts on the shore of Lake Muskoka.

The 2020 Dockside Festival has been canceled for the health and safety of our vendors and visitors.

The show will be expected to return in August 2021

The show runs Friday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is by donation!

We give back: Thanks to the support of our visitors and sponsors, we are able to offer a bursary to a graduating student from Gravenhurst High School who is studying the arts.

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