TugFest Georgian Bay is back at the Midland Town Dock in 2013

Tugfest 2013

August 16 – 18, 2013, as part of Midland’s Marine week, TugFest is a matchless, experience featuring a host of both historical and distinctive work boats and recreational tug-style vessels. The festival offers both residents and tourists a full list of activities including the spectacular parade of lights, tug parade, tug races, and the ever popular tug demonstration and tour of the boats.

This year, TugFest is introducing a fabulous new interactive event – the TugFest Georgian Bay Home-made Tugboat Race.
Marine Week
TugFest Georgian Bay 2013 kicks off a week of marine activities at the Midland Town Dock. TugFest runs until Sunday August 18. This is followed by a Canadian Navy Ship, which will be visiting until Thursday. And the week wraps up with the Tall Ships Festival which will include at least 3 class A Tall Ships.

On the same weekend, the Town of Midland is hosting the annual Artwalk on mainstreet and Harbour Festival in the park area adjacent to the town dock.


Tugfest Parade of Lights

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