Muskoka Chautauqua is a not-for-profit organization fostering arts and culture, culminating in a summer festival in the historic village of Windermere.

August 6–15, 2021

Muskoka Chautauqua is a community for the curious and creative.

Springing from a tradition that started 100 years ago, when the village of Windermere attracted North America’s leading thinkers to its shores, Muskoka Chautauqua is one of the longest-running and more iconic cultural institutions in the region.


With the province officially opening back up, we are excited to announce the details of our Summer 2021 Muskoka Chautauqua Arts & Culture Festival.

Running from August 6–15 in historic Windermere Village, this year we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Chautauqua’s first season in Windermere. This year’s festival will be located at 1039 Golf Avenue in Windermere (across from The New Baldwins Resort), where we have a new gallery space for art showings and a temporary version of the original outdoor ‘Theater in the Woods’ that hosted similar lectures, discussions and performances on Tobin Island a century ago.

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Thank you so much for the opportunity to be the Artist-in-Residence at Cleves this year! It was an amazingly rich and rewarding experience.. Going with the flow each day, meeting wonderful students and meeting the team at Muskoka Chautauqua. THANK YOU


Thank you for the experience you gave us of Muskoka and Chautauqua and cranberries and the enchanting Wasan Island and a real autumn too—all in such a very short time!

You provided another new dimension of Chautauqua which brought us home deepened and inspired to continue our Chautauqua work with fervor!

M & K