Festivals

Arts and Crafts Festivals

Each year the Bruce Museum sponsors two outdoor festivals on the Museum grounds that feature original work by some of the best artists and craftspeople from around the country.

The Crafts Festival in May is regularly held one week before Memorial Day. The Arts Festival is regularly held in early October, most times on Indigenous People's Day weekend. All artists are present throughout each entire weekend, and all works are for sale.

Crafts Festival Exhibitor Information Please download the 2023 application here. The deadline is January 3, 2023.

May 20 and 21, 2023:

38th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

This festival features fine contemporary hand-made crafts in jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, glass, furniture and housewares, pottery, and much more, all available for purchase along with demonstrations and food.

Festival hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Festival parking: Island Beach parking lot, Steamboat Road, Steamboat Road Commuter Garage, Museum Drive

Admission to the Outdoor Festivals is free.

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