Westport, Ontario, Canada

Past Events

We've hosted some pretty amazing events in the past. This is where you will find our history!
Christmas begins in Westport – Artisan Christmas Market 2023
November 24 2023
Downtown Westport, Ontario
Are you ready to kick off the holiday season in style? Join the Westport Arts Council for an unforgettable day of festive cheer at our annual Artisan Christmas Market! With over 20 handpicked vendors, a delicious food truck to satisfy your cravings, and Christmas carols to sing along with, you won't want to miss out. It's the perfect way to start your holiday shopping early and find something for everyone on your list!
Theatre in the Park – Othello:  A TRAGIC COMEDY
August 31 2023
Lockwood Memorial Park Stage, Westport, ON
Join the Westport Arts Council and instructor Christine Harvey, for "Othello: A Tragic Comedy in WAY too many ACTS!".
MUSICwestport 2023
August 19 2023
Lockwood Park
The 15th annual MUSICwestport festival will happen on Saturday August 19th, 2023. Two outdoor stages (one at Lockwood Park, the other at The Cove Inn) will host 8 musical acts starting at noon.
Adult Workshop – Beginner’s Chainmail
August 08 2023
St Paul's Anglican Church - 18 Spring Street
New in 2023 - Hands on Workshops for Adults!! There are two different workshops, check them out.
Adult Workshop – The Magic of Alcohol Ink
July 14 2023
St Paul's Anglican Church - 18 Spring Street
New in 2023 - Hands on Workshops for Adults!! There are two different workshops, check them out.
Summer Fun Art Camps for Kids 2023
July 03 - August 18 2023
Westport, Ontario
Happy to announce various Arts Camps for Kids being held in the village of Westport. Camps range from a few hou5 days in length. Prices range from $15-$75.
Art on the Street – 2023
July 01 - August 19 2023
Westport ON
The Westport Arts Council is proud to present: the 7th Annual Art on the Street! WAC invited six artists to paint a Muskoka chair celebrating ladybugs!
Christmas begins in Westport – Artisan Christmas Market – 2022
November 25 2022
Downtown Westport, Ontario
Start the Christmas season in Westport with the Annual WAC Christmas Outdoor Market. With curated one-of-a-kind artisan vendors, you're sure to find something special for that special someone. Friday, 25 November 2022 12-5 PM Christmas Market, Downtown Westport One-Of-A-Kind Artisan Vendors
MUSICwestport – 2022
August 20 2022
Lockwood Memorial Park Stage, Westport, ON
What you've all been waiting for! MUSICwestport is back! Westport's free outdoor music festival, there's something for everyone. Join us for a day of music from various genre's. Don't miss out.
Summer Fun Arts Camps for Kids – 2022
July 04 - August 19 2022
Westport, Ontario
Westport Arts Council Presents some Summer Fun Art Camps for kids. Throughout July and August, come create, play, and have fun! With a wide range of activities, there is something for everyone. Limited spaces, pre-registration is required.
Art on the Street – 2022
July 01 - August 20 2022
Downtown Westport, Ontario
Celebrating the new Village theme "Timeless Lakeside Village," WAC welcomes back Art on the Street for the sixth year. This year seven instead of six artists have transformed blank Muskoka chairs into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. And they can be yours!
Christmas begins in Westport – Artisan Christmas Market 2021
November 26 2021
Downtown Westport, Ontario
Christmas Begins in Westport Start the Christmas season in Westport with the Annual WAC Christmas Outdoor Market. With curated one-of-a-kind artisan vendors, you're sure to find something special for that special someone.
MUSICwestport – 2021 CANCELLED
August 21 2021
Lockwood Memorial Park Stage, Westport, ON
WAC announces that MUSICwestport 2021 will be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. WAC hopes to continue the spirit of MUSICwestport in the future and encourages everyone to have a musical summer!
Art on the Street – 2021
July 05 - August 20 2021
Westport, Ontario
Celebrating the theme "Keep A Song in Your Heart," WAC welcomes back Art on the Street for the fifth year. Six artists have been selected to interpret the theme to transform blank Muskoka chairs into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. And they can be yours!
Some Kind of Choir Spring Online Concert      2021
May 20 2021
Online
Our SKOC members have been working hard to bring you a performance you will love this spring. Please enjoy, share, and comment.
Photo Contest – 2021
April 01 - December 31 2021
Westport, Ontario and surrounding areas
The annual WAC Photo Contest is open to all amateur photographers. We are hoping for photographs that celebrate the beauty of Westport and the surrounding area of North Crosby. As vaccination rates increase and government restrictions decrease, the Village will once again have lots going on. Amateur photographers are encouraged to capture those untamed moments in nature, summer sunsets, family gatherings, winter sports and everything else in between, just as long as it happens in the Westport area.
No Image - Christmas at Home – YouTube Christmas Choir Concert 2020
December 06 2020
YouTube
The Westport Arts Council presents a virtual choir concert. Please join us on YouTube for a fun musical evening in your living room.
Christmas begins in Westport – Artisan Christmas Market 2020
November 27 2020
Downtown Westport, Ontario
ANNOUNCEMENT..........ANNOUNCEMENT....... ANNOUNCEMENT Westport Arts Council announces with profound disappointment and after much consideration and discussion the cancellation of The Christmas Market this Friday November 27th due to ongoing concerns with the Covid-19 surging numbers and our village residents. We plan on coming back next year! See you in 2021!
MUSICwestport – 2020 CANCELLED
August 22 2020
Lockwood Memorial Park Stage, Westport, ON
WAC announces the cancellation of MUSICwestport 2020 due to COVID-19. The WAC Board of Directors thanks everyone who has already contributed to the event and looks forward to future editions of MUSICwestport. 
Photo Contest – 2020
April 01 - December 31 2020
Westport, Ontario and surrounding areas
Capture the beauty and excitement of Westport from 1 April until 31 December 2020. The annual WAC Photo Contest opens 1 July 2020  for all amateur photographers.
No Image - East Coast Kitchen Party Fundraiser – 2020
March 07 2020
The Cove Inn - 2 Bedford Street, Westport, ON
Get out your good plaid shirts, shine up yer boots, and come out for a sociable! The annual WAC East Coast Kitchen Party will be comin' round with an afternoon of good-time, down-home, family fun.
Some Kind of Choir – 2020
January 05 - April 25 2020
Knox Presbyterian Church - 47 Concession Street, Westport, Ontario
*NOTICE* Please note that as of March 14th Some Kind of Choir Practices and Concerts are cancelled due to government procedures during Covid-19 pandemic. *********************************
Christmas begins in Westport – Artisan Christmas Market – 2019
November 22 2019
Downtown Westport, Ontario
Start the Christmas season in Westport with the Annual WAC Christmas Market.
No Image - Classical Pianist: Vladimir Soloviev     2019
November 01 2019
Knox Presbyterian Church - 47 Concession Street, Westport, Ontario
WAC proudly presents award winning classical concert pianist Vladimir Solviev. With a special feature performance of "Years of Pilgrimage: Italy" by Liszt, join us 7pm, Friday November 1st at Knox Presbyterian. Entrance by donation. 
MUSICwestport – 2019
August 17 2019
Lockwood Memorial Park Stage and The Cove Inn, Westport, ON
What you've all been waiting for! Join us for the 13th Annual WAC MUSICwestport - Open Air Music Festival.
Theatre in the Park – 3 Theatre companies.  3 Excerpts.
July 28 2019
Lockwood Memorial Park Stage, Westport, ON
Join WAC for Theatre in the Park 2019 at Lockwood Park this July. Our FREE Triple Treat special brings three theatre companies to Westport to present excerpts from their summer headlining plays.
Art on the Street – 2019
July 05 - August 16 2019
Westport, Ontario
WAC is proud to bring back Art on the Street for a third summer. Six chosen artists are given a blank Muskoka chair as their canvas to design and paint any way they choose. The theme for 2019 is "The Beauty of Westport".
Some Kind of Choir Concert 2019
April 13 - 27 2019
Elgin United Church and Knox Presbyterian Church
One Choir, two nights...with special guests. 13 April 2019 • 7pm • Elgin United Church Special Guests: Soul Purpose Quartet & The Westport Connection 27 April 2019 • 7pm • Knox Presbyterian Church Westport Special Guests: RDHS Jazz Band Entrance by donation. All proceeds to RDHS Instrument Repair Fund.
No Image - East Coast Kitchen Party Fundraiser – 2019
April 06 2019
The Cove Inn - 2 Bedford Street, Westport, ON
The annual WAC Kitchen Party Fundraiser is always a hit!
Photo Contest – 2019
April 01 - December 31 2019
Westport, Ontario and surrounding areas
Capture the beauty and excitement of Westport from 1 April until 31 December 2019. The annual WAC Photo Contest opens 1 April 2019 for all amateur photographers.
Christmas begins in Westport – Artisan Christmas Market – 2018
November 23 2018
Downtown Westport, Ontario
Start the holiday season with the whole family in Westport! Explore the WAC "one of a kind" Christmas market where you will find unique, creative, and handmade gifts and then fill up on cheer and seasonal spirit with wagon rides, caroling, food, drinks, and, of course, the lighting of the WAC Christmas tree.
No Image - Once Upon a Time:  Storytelling in Westport
October 13 2018
Westport United Church, St. Paul's Anglican Church
Rediscover the power, joy, and art of storytelling. WAC is very proud to welcome master storytellers Jennifer Cayley and Ellis Lynn Duschenes for "Once Upon A Time."
MUSICwestport 2018
August 18 2018
Downtown Westport, Ontario
Join us at the 12th Annual MUSICwestport, a free open air Music Fesitval.
Art on the Street 2018
June 02 - August 18 2018
Downtown Westport, Ontario
Art on the Street returns to Westport for a second year. Six artists will each use a blank Muskoka chair as a canvas, painting or designing it any way they choose. 
No Image - Some Kind of Choir Concert 2018
April 14 - 20 2018
Elgin United Church and Knox Presbyterian Church
WAC's own Some Kind of Choir is proud to present two concerts to celebrate the joy of singing. Entrance by donation with all proceeds going to the Rideau District High School Instrument Repair Fund.
Photo Contest – 2018
April 01 - December 31 2018
Westport, Ontario and surrounding areas
The annual WAC Photo Contest opens 1 April 2018 for all amateur photographers. We are looking for photographs that celebrate the beauty of Westport and immediate surrounding area of North Crosby. 
No Image - East Coast Kitchen Party 2018
March 24 2018
The Cove Inn - 2 Bedford Street, Westport, ON
The WAC Fundraiser classic is back in all its East Coast, foot-stompin' fun! With live music from The Fiddleheads, silent auction, and 50/50 draw, it's an occasion to pull out your fancy rain boots and bust a move for the arts. Reservations are recommended! Call The Cove to book: 612-273-3636.
Some Kind of Choir 2018
January 07 - April 21 2018
Knox Presbyterian Church - 47 Concession Street, Westport, Ontario
Of course we're back! WAC's Some Kind of Choir will be starting it's third season this January. If  you love to sing, join us Sunday afternoons for choir practice. There are no auditions and no experience is needed. With a relaxed, friendly, and fun environment, everyone and anyone can discover the simple joy of singing. Register and pay online or through mail.
MUSICwestport 2017
August 19 2017
Westport, Ontario
WAC is happy to announce its 11th Annual MUSICwestport; a free open air Music Festival!
Theatre in the Park:  The Taming of the Shrew, Driftwood Theatre Group
August 04 2017
Lockwood Memorial Park Stage, Westport, ON
By popular demand, WAC is proud to bring Driftwood Theatre Group back to Lockwood Park for their presentation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
Art on the Street – 2017
June 24 - August 19 2017
Westport, Ontario
The Westport Arts Council is excited to announce an innovative project that will showcase your artistic talents.  We are inviting you to be one of six artists to design, and paint a Muskoka chair.
No Image - Sizzlin’ Summer BBQ in the Park 2017
June 17 2017
Lockwood Memorial Park, Westport, ON
Coming this Father's Day weekend, WAC presents the Father's of Confederation Sizzlin' Summer BBQ! With live music from Teagan McLaren Band and kids games, there is outdoor fun for the whole family. Bring your own picnic or snack on bbq favourites and drinks from our vendors.
Some Kind of Choir – 2017
April 22 - 29 2017
Elgin United Church and Knox Presbyterian Church
WAC's own Some Kind of Choir is proud to present two concerts with an all-Canadian repertoire to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial. Entrance by donation with all proceeds going to the Rideau District High School Instrument Repair Fund.
Photo Contest – 2017
April 01 - December 31 2017
Westport, Ontario and surrounding areas
The annual WAC Photo Contest opens April 2017 for all amateur photographers. We are looking for photographs that celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Canada in the Westport area.
No Image - East Coast Fundraiser, Ceilidh style! 2017
March 04 2017
The Cove Inn - 2 Bedford Street, Westport, ON
Our annual fundraiser is all things East Coast this year as we kick the year off in Ceilidh style. With live foot-stomping music from the Kingston Ceili Band, surprises that will get you some excited and prizes for those who can show us how to really East Coast. So get yer ugly sticks! Come down a mummering! We'll see ya's at The Cove!
Some Kind of Choir – 2017
January 22 - April 29 2017
Knox Presbyterian Church - 47 Concession Street, Westport, Ontario
WAC's Some Kind of Choir is back by popular demand! If  you love to sing, join us Sunday afternoons for choir practice. There are no auditions and no experience is needed. This year's music is all Canadian - to celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial!
No Image - Holiday Tea Fundraiser 2016
December 15 2016
The Cove Inn - 2 Bedford Street, Westport, ON
Come join us for a cup of cheer, storytelling and snacks to help raise funds for the Westport Library.
No Image - ALL THINGS BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL 2016
September 29 - October 01 2016
Westport, Ontario
A three day event has been designed for quilters and lovers of quilts. Workshops, challenges, guest speakers, vendors market and sewing time with friends all lead to a fabulous exhibition of quilts set against the beautiful stained glass of our local Westport churches.
No Image - Writers Reading
September 24 2016
Westport United Church
9th Annual Westport Writers Reading Lineup announced The Westport Arts Council’s 9th annual Writers Reading at the Westport United Church, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2016, features award-winning Canadian authors Peter Behrens, Iain Reid, Andrew Westoll, and Zoe Whittall.
MUSICwestport 2016
August 20 2016
Westport, Ontario
You've all been waiting...MUSICwestport is back and the 2016 edition will rock your socks! With new bands and returning favourites, a fresh new venue, a street festival, kids zone, and a special kick-off event, the sky's the limit for our 10th year of music.
No Image - Westport Film Society
June 17 2016
Free Methodist Church
Westport Film Society A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar and a priceless statuette.  Humphrey Bogart stars in this film noir classic.
No Image - The Stories & The Songs 2016
June 12 - July 24 2016
The Spring at the Harbour front, downtown Westport, ON
After heart-warming success, Stories & Songs is back for a second year. Join us at the Westport Spring throughout the summer for delightful local music and storytelling. This has become a Sunday tradition at the Westport Spring
No Image - Westport Film Society
May 20 2016
Free Methodist Church
Westport Film Night Dead Poets Society
No Image - Westport Film Society
April 16 2016
Free Methodist Church
Westport Film Society
Photo Contest – 2016
April 01 - December 31 2016
Westport, Ontario and surrounding areas
Capture the love! The annual WAC Photo Contest reopens 1 April 2016 for all amateur photographers.
No Image - Westport Film Society
March 18 2016
United Church
Wesport Film Society
No Image - Westport Film Society
January 21 2016
United Church
Westport Film Society
No Image - Writers Reading
October 03 2015
Westport United Church
The Westport Arts Council’s 8th annual Writers Reading at the Westport United Church, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2015, features award-winning authors Frances Itani, Eric McCormack, Ken McGoogan, and Alison Pick.
No Image - Westport Film Society
August 20 2015
Lions Beach House
The Westport Film Society is proud to screen Charlie Chaplin's City Lights. Named the greatest romantic comedy of all time but the American Film Institute, the 1931 classic inaugurated a fundamental shift in both the film industry and the artistic focus of Chaplin's following work. Prior to the screening, we will learn a bit about why the film is universally acclaimed as one of the greats. Join us as we grow in our understanding and appreciated of this beautiful art form!
MUSICwestport 2015
August 15 2015
Westport, Ontario
It's the event you've all been waiting for! The *free* MUSICwestport Open Air Music Festival returns in 2015!
Theatre in the Park:  Hamlet, Driftwood Theatre Group 2015
August 06 2015
Lockwood Memorial Park Stage, Westport, ON
For the third year, WAC welcomes Driftwood Theatre back to Westport, ON for an outdoor performance of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
No Image - VOICE of the Rideau 2015
July 25 - August 22 2015
North Crosby Community Centre, 875 8th Concession Rd, Westport, ON
VOICE OF THE RIDEAU IS BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR! "The only thing better than singing is more singing." - Ella Fitzgerald
No Image - The Stories & The Songs 2015
June 21 - August 02 2015
The Spring at the Harbour front, downtown Westport, ON
Over the past four weeks Stories & Songs has become a Sunday tradition at the Westport Spring. The complimentary coupling of music and the often-forgotten art of oral storytelling brought together impressive local talent that included 2014 Voice of the Rideau winner Stephanie Doornekamp and storyteller John Willson. 
Photo Contest – 2015
April 01 - December 31 2015
Westport, Ontario and surrounding areas
The annual WAC Photo Contest reopens 1 April 2015 for all amateur photographers. We're looking for photographs that celebrate the magnificence of Westport from local life in the village to untamed moments in nature.
No Image - Christmas Home Tour
December 04 2014
Westport
Don't miss your chance to explore six exquisite Westport homes at the Westport Christmas Home Tour. With support from local businesses, our hostesses will welcome you into their beautifully decorated rooms where you will be warmly embraced in festive Christmas spirit.
No Image - Writers Reading
October 04 2014
Westport United Church
Our Seventh Annual Writers Reading on Saturday, October 4, at the Westport United Church features award-winning Canadian authors Terry Fallis, Charlotte Gray, Ian Hamilton, and Diane Schoemperlen.
MUSICwestport 2014
August 16 2014
Westport, Ontario
MUSICwestport, WAC's annual open air Music Festival is back!
Photo Contest – 2014
April 01 - December 31 2014
Westport, Ontario and surrounding areas
Time to celebrate the magnificence of Westport....the Westport Arts Council is asking people to photograph what the love about it and the surrounding areas.