2021 Summer Festival

Join us in our outdoor theatre in the woods for this year’s ten-day festival, overlooking the shores of Lake Rosseau in the historic village of Windermere.

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Toronto All-Star Big Band

Date: Fri, Aug 6
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Windermere
Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Sat, Aug 7
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Welcome and Festival Highlights

Date: Sat, Aug 7
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Visual Arts Programs

Plein Air Painting:  Greg & Susan Hindle

Date: Sat, Aug 7
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Chautauqua Gallery in the Woods

Date: Sat, Aug 7
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Craig Cardiff

Date: Sat, Aug 7
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

The Morgan Childs Lakeside Quartet

Date: Sat, Aug 7
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Sun, Aug 8
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Windermere History Walking Tour (Sun)

Date: Sun, Aug 8
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Muskoka in the Roaring 20’s Lecture

Date: Sun, Aug 8
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Visual Arts Programs

‘Portrayal’: Hot Docs Series

Date: Sun, Aug 8
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Mon, Aug 9
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Plein Air Painting: Greg & Susan Hindle

Date: Mon, Aug 9
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

‘Treasured Islands’ Book Launch

Date: Mon, Aug 9
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Opera Muskoka

Toronto City Opera Youth Showcase

Date: Mon, Aug 9
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Tues, Aug 10
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Windermere History Walking Tour (Tues)

Date: Tues, Aug 10
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Meditative Stitching: Melanie Siegel

Date: Tues, Aug 10
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Opera Muskoka

Meet the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra

Date:Tues, Aug 10
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Visual Arts Programs

‘The Quest for Tonewood’: Hot Docs Series

Date: Tues, Aug 10
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Wed, Aug 11
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Meditative Stitching: Melanie Siegel

Date: Wed, Aug 11
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Folk Night: Beverlie Robertson & Friends

Date: Wed, Aug 11
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Thurs, Aug 12
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Windermere History Walking Tour (Thurs)

Date: Thurs, Aug 12
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Mosaics: Christine Hume

Date: Thurs, Aug 12
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Visual Arts Programs

Muskoka Authors Panel (Live)

Date: Thurs, Aug 12
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

‘Dead Man’s Switch: Hot Docs Series

Date: Thurs, Aug 12
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Fri, Aug 13
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Mosaics: Christine Hume

Date: Fri, Aug 13
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Visual Arts Programs

‘The Real Mystery of Tom Thomson’

Date: Fri, Aug 13
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Blues Night: Po Cholly & Friends

Date: Fri, Aug 13
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Sat, Aug 14
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Intaglio Printmaking

Date: Sat, Aug 14
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

‘Hell or Clean Water’ Documentary: Hot Docs Series

Date: Sat, Aug 14
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Morning Meditation and Yoga

Date: Sun, Aug 15
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Windermere

Muskoka Chautauqua Movement and Mindfulness Programs

Family Fun Art Party

Date: Sun, Aug 15
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Windermere

Festival Details

Tickets

In order to ensure that Muskoka Chautauqua is able to continue providing engaging and enriching arts and culture programming in Muskoka that is accessible to everyone, tickets to all events in 2021 are by donation. Arts organizations like ours depend on the generosity of our patrons. Your donation covers the cost of artists and production, and makes programming accessible for all. Donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

Supporting Artists and the Muskoka Community

This year’s festival will proudly employ over 60 artists, staff and production crew. For many of our performers, this will be one of their first opportunities in over a year to share their talent with a live audience! We hope you’ll join us in supporting them with your applause and your cheers and, where appropriate, your dollars.

COVID-19 Safety & Protocol

We have been monitoring the provincial guidelines closely and we are committed to following all relevant social distancing and COVID protocols. Ontario’s recent progression into Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen means that we are now able to host audiences of at least 25, which is very exciting for us. Socially-distanced seating in our outdoor theatre will be managed using a by-donation ticketing program which will allow us to control attendance as required.

Tickets are now available and can be reserved here. Tickets will go fast, but there is an online waitlist for those who miss securing tickets and they will be given priority as additional seats become available.