ABOUT THE FESTIVAL!
Whether you have known us as
The Friendship Festival, Art In The Park,
The Lynn River Music & Arts Festival or the Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival, the one thing that these events have in common is the fact that Simcoe, ON has been home to a FREE, family-centred Festival on the Civic Holiday weekend since 1967!
In the Fall of 2019, a group of local Simcoe residents came together to bring a new, fresh take on the Festival, and one that really centres on Community. This group wanted to showcase all that makes Norfolk County special: its people, its places and its positivity. Sadly, the global pandemic halted plans for the 2020 Festival and made it so that our 2021 event was only a small, pop-up event. (It was still awesome!)
Our 2022 Festival saw a smaller version of the Festival we know and love, and it showed that this group was committed to bringing the Festival back to its glory days!
Plans are well under way for our 2023 Festival, and we encourage you to become involved in some way!
Whether you want to become
or just want to attend as one of our many thousands of valued patrons, there is something for everyone at
The Simcoe Heritage Friendship Festival!
Get in touch with us today!