Arts in Scugog
The Town Hall Centre for the Performing Arts has an annual subscription series that includes a variety of theatrical productions and concerts. This historic venue, built in 1873, is located in downtown Port Perry.
Palmer Park situated in downtown Port Perry off Water Street on the shores of Lake Scugog is the site of many concerts and events held throughout the summer.
One of these events is the Renaissance Faire. This Faire is held in late June and is billed as “An Interactive Art Experience”. In late July, the Highlands of Durham Games is held throughout the Township’s of Scugog and Uxbridge. Celtic games, music, storytelling, and merriment are all part of the festivities. Both Port Perry and Blackstock host an annual fall fair. Scugog Memorial Library located at 231 Water Street in Port Perry, is home to The Kent Farndale Art Gallery which displays a vast array of art from both local and international artists.
The Scugog Shores Historical Museum Village and Archives located at 16210 Island Road on Scugog Island, is home to the Ojibway Heritage Interpretive Lands; as well as an extensive collection of artifacts exploring the agricultural history of this areas first settlers. The year-round entertainment offered at this museum includes: a garden party, antique show, an “Old fashioned Fun Day”, a Pioneer Fall Fair, and a Victorian Christmas Carole Service. Also on Scugog Island is the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino which is owned by the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nations. There are 450 slot machines and 50 casino table games at this casino