Donate $150+ before September 1st 2018 and receive a 2018 VIP festival pass!

144 Queen St. Dunnville, ON N1A 1H7

November 3rd - 17th 2018 in the Heart of Haldimand County

On-Going Events and Attractions

Walking Art Tour - FREE

Various Locations throughout Downtown Dunnville

Browse storefronts of over 20 local businesses and view over 200 pieces of art submitted by 60+ local artists. 

Locations to include: The Main Gallery at Flyers Bakery and Cafe; Children's Gallery at LVW Creative Barracks; William Biddle Gallery; Art Rocks & Yoga, and more TBA! 

Stay tuned for a full venue list and tour map, coming Fall 2018.

Saturday November 3rd, 2018

10:00am-12:00pm - FREE ADMISSION

Children's Gallery Opening Event @ LVW Creative Barracks

Join artist Lacie Williamson in celebrating the creative minds of our local children with interactive activities, a gallery full of children's art and special guests TBA.

1:00pm-4:00pm - PWYC

Guided Studio Tours

Meet at our Main Gallery, 144 Queen St. Dunnville, at 1pm to enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Four Downtown Studio/Galleries:

Haldimand Art Works Main Gallery

William Biddle Gallery

Art Rocks by Audrey O'Mara

LVW Creative Barracks

7:00pm-9:00pm - FREE ADMISSION

Wine and Cheese Opening Ceremonies @ Flyers Bakery and Cafe

Join River Arts Festival Committee Members, Exhibiting Artists, Sponsors and Donors in celebrating the beginning of our 13th year of River Arts Festival! 

Enjoy wine from a local winery TBA, craft beer from Concession Road Brewing Company and a variety of artisan cheeses prepared by Udderway Artisan Cheese Company while taking the first look at our 2018 Juried Exhibition and Art Sale. 

Entertainment provided by local artist TBA.

9:00pm-Midnight - $5

Ecstatic Dance and Sound Healing @ Location TBA

There's no better way to wind down a creative day, than a good night of dancing! Join a local DJ (TBA) and Sound Healer (TBA) in a 90-minute silent, barefoot dance party, before winding down to the gentle sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls.

Sunday November 4th, 2018

10:00am-8:00pm - $2/block or $10 for a Film Festival Pass

Second Annual Film Festival @ Location TBA

Enjoy 90m blocks of films in a variety of themes, plus a feature film to round off the day. Festival passes will be available after Sept. 1st, 2018.

10:00-11:30am - Block 1

12:00-1:30pm - Block 2

2:00-3:30pm - Block 3

4:00-5:30pm - Block 4

6:00-8:00pm - Feature Film

Stay tuned for more Workshop, Seminar and Creative Class Announcements 

Monday November 5th, 2018

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Tuesday November 6th, 2018

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Wednesday November 7th, 2018

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Thursday November 8th, 2018

7:00pm-9:00pm - PWYC 

Youth Open Mic Night @ Dunnville Secondary School Cafeteria

Enjoy a variety of acts, including musical performances and spoken word by local teens and students of DSS. Sign up in advance, or show up and go up! 

Friday November 9th, 2018

8:00pm-11:00pm - $10 ADMISSION - Reservations Advised

Clay Pigeon Comedy - November Edition @ Location TBA

Enjoy the comedic stylings of 5 Canadian comedians from Southern Ontario. Mature content. 

Saturday November 10th, 2018

9:00am-4:00pm - $5 ADMISSION

Children's Creative Day @ Location TBA

Enjoy an event designed just for children and their families! Participate in a variety of scheduled workshops and activities such as story time, face painting, crafts, yoga, Zumba and more, or browse hand-made children's items by local vendors, or learn to make your own healthy snacks with a local nutritionist! More information coming soon!

Stay tuned for more information about this year's Musical Headliner performances!

Sunday November 11th, 2018

1:00pm-4:00pm - PWYC

Blues Matinee with Kevin Hamilton and Friends @ Location TBA

Monday November 12th, 2018

Stay tuned for more announcements!

Tuesday November 13th, 2018

6:30-8:00pm- FREE

Local Artists and Authors Night

Hosted by Haldimand County Public Library - Dunnville Branch

Meet and greet a variety of local authors, artists and crafters in this free, open house event.

Wednesday November 14th, 2018

Stay tuned for more announcements!

Thursday November 15th, 2018

7:00pm-9:00pm - PWYC

Variety Night @ Dunnville Secondary School Cafeteria 

Enjoy a collection or performances ranging from musical, to performance, to spoken word by local artists of all ages. A great family night out!  

Friday November 16th, 2018

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Saturday November 17th, 2018

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