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Profits from all paid events will be shared with the Wellington Rotary, to be held in trust for the maintenance and development of the Wellington Rotary Beach, the jewel in Wellington’s crown, as well as with the Wellington United Church to help support their renovations and work as a Centre for Community. For more information, click here.

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Tuesday, August 28th at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children's Programming at the Library

The Wellington Public Library and Archives, 261 Main Street, Wellington


An event to immerse young audience members in the wonders of art as they make their own original creations in the beautifully re-imagined garden behind the Wellington Heritage Museum.



Enjoy an evening of rhythmic Tangos with the Payadora Tango Ensemble - one of Toronto’s most vibrant and sought-after acts. Payadora performs an expansive repertoire that draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition. 

Sunday, August 26th at 10:30 am

Speaker: Kinson Leung/Water Ambassadors Canada

Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington

Come out and meet Kinson Leung, Executive Director of Water Ambassadors Canada and learn more about what this incredible organization does to enhance the lives of those desperate for clean drinking water across the globe.

>> Free Admission

Our Kick Ass Opening Event!  Sponsored by Kick Ass Media

Saturday, August 25th at 1:00 pm

Drumming under the Tent with Architek Percussion

The Tent, 243 Main Street, Wellington

A Montreal-based quartet specializing in the performance of experimental, minimalist, multi-disciplinary, crossover, and electroacoustic chamber music.

Sunday, August 26th at 2:00 pm

Helpless featuring soprano/creator Danika Lorèn & Stéphane Mayer on piano

Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington


Join Danika Lorèn accompanied by Stéphane Meyer on piano as they present Helpless. Currently a member of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio, Danika is known for her dramatic sensitivity and instinctive musicality.


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Sunday, August 26th at 6:00 pm

Popera at Drake Devonshire featuring the COC Ensemble Studio

Drake Devonshire, 24 Wharf Street, Wellington

Join the Canadian Opera Company's celebrated Ensemble Studio for a night of breathtaking music paired with an inspired menu set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Ontario's rolling waves.

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Starting Monday, August 27th through Friday, August 31 at 10:00 am

At The Museum: Photos and Screenings

The Wellington Heritage Museum, 290 Main Street, Wellington

As part of Water Week, The Wellington Heritage Museum wants to do its part to raise awareness about the future of our planet’s water supply. Museums, after all, preserve the past so that future generations can engage with and learn from it.

>> *Free Admission

Monday, August 27th at 5:30 pm, dinner included

Méli Mélo featuring: Ensemble Made In Canada (piano quartet) joined by Yehonatan Berick (Violin), Dionysis Grammenos (clarinet).

The Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington

Join us for Méli Mélo, a magical evening bringing together a unique assembly of renowned artists including Ensemble Made In Canada, Yehonatan Berick and Dionysis Grammenos. Each performer will shine individually, performing a wide variety of pieces. Dinner provided during intermission by Picnic.


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Sunday, August 26th - Friday, August 31, Daily starting at 10:00 am

Swim Drink Fish Square Foot Art Exhibit and Sale with Stew Jones & Friends

Midtown Brewing Company, 266 Main Street, Wellington


This week-long art exhibit organized by Wellington-based artist, Stew Jones, will feature original works inspired by Lake Ontario Waterkeepers' mandate to create a “swimmable, drinkable, fishable future” for Lake Ontario and its inhabitants, neighbours and admirers.

>> Free Admission

Monday, August 27th - Friday, August 31 each day at 2:00 pm

Film Screenings at The Glass Box: Come and see things your mother never told you could be done on water...

Drake Devonshire Hotel - 24 Wharf Street, Wellington

Grand Opera in a magical setting: Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's The Magic Flute from the Bregenz Festival, at and on Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria.


>> *Free Admission

Tuesday, August 28th at 10:30 am

Art. Music. Nature: Museum Children's Concert. An Immersive event for Children featuring Dionysis Grammenos, Angela Park, Elissa Lee, Sharon Wei and Darren Sigesmund

The Wellington Heritage Museum, 290 Main Street, Wellington


Tuesday, August 28th at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Mosaïque Project featuring Ensemble Made in Canada

The Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington

Participate in this unique and exciting nation-wide project. Take inspiration from these exceptional musicians and express yourself through drawing as you listen to 14 newly commissioned works by Canadian composers, depicting regions of our country.

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>> *Free Admission

Wednesday, August 29th at 5:30 pm, dinner included

H20 featuring Opus 8

The Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington

Thursday, August 30th at 6:30 pm

Payadora

The Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington

Experience the stunning power of choral music through Opus 8's tribute to H20, a performance inspired by life's essential element from the 16th to the 20th century. At intermission, enjoy a delicious light dinner during intermission under the tent right on the shore of Lake Ontario, provided by The County's iconic Picnic.

Friday, August 31 at 6:30 pm

Sung, Spoken and Played: Our Final Performance of Water Week

The Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington

A unique blend of song, text and music performed by Festival Players’ Artistic Director, Graham Abbey; Canadian Opera Company Music Director, Johannes Debus and renowned Canadian violinist, Elissa Lee and internationally-acclaimed bass (and County resident!), Alain Coulombe.

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Thursday, August 30th at 10:30 am

Grammy® Award-winner and two-time JUNO nominee, Jennifer Gasoi

The Tent, 243 Main Street, Wellington

Join Grammy® Award Winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Gasoi for an upbeat and interactive family show featuring a unique blend of jazz, blue-grass, folk, Cajun and Calypso.

Starting Monday, August 27th through Friday, August 31 at 10 am-12 pm

Screenings of select World Water Week events from Stockholm

The Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street, Wellington

The inspiration behind our Water Week celebrations, World Water Week, is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues. It is organized by SIWI and will this year address the theme "water, ecosystems and human development". For one full week, select events will be screened from Sweden.

>> Free Admission

>> Free Admission

Friday, August 31, starting at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

"Underwater" An Augmented Reality Experience Created for Water Week

Wellington Town Hall, 246 Main Street, Wellington

An interactive installation where kids and adults use augmented reality controllers to move through a visual and audio landscape that immerses them underwater. By moving their controller forward, back, and rotating it, underwater sounds will be generated and objects like bubbles can be popped, which then create further visual elements like ripples and additional sound layers.

Saturday, August 25th at 3:00 pm

Local Playwrights Read at Festival Players' Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre - 310 Main Street, Wellington

Suzanne Pasternak will read from her play Minerva, telling the story of Prince Edward County's legendary heroine Minerva Ann McCrimmon, told through spoken word and music composed and sung by Pasternak. Krista Dalby will also be reading her slightly-less-true play, The Monster of Lake on the Mountain.

>> *Free Admisson

Monday, August 27th starting at 10:00 am - All Day Event

Quinte Conservation Interactive Booth

Midtown Brewing Company, 266 Main Street, Wellington

The local conservation authority will set up two interactive activities for families to explore: the Watershed Model and Critter Pail Activity. Visitors will have the opportunity to see how the local watershed works, as well as being able to net and learn about the critters that make our local creeks and streams home.


>> Free Admission

*Free-will donations will gratefully be accepted at the door.

*Free-will donations will gratefully be accepted at the door.

*Free-will donations will gratefully be accepted at the door.

*Free-will donations will gratefully be accepted at the door.

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A limited number of Festival Passes are available for $150 each, including service fee. This pass offers entry to all ticketed concerts during Water Week (excluding Popera at Drake Devonshire) at a savings of over 25%!  Click HERE to purchase passes.

From Tuesday through Friday, The Wellington Public Library is planning a number of free and fun events for children, from making their own fishing poles and boats to costume contests and watching Pirates of the Caribbean! Click on the link below to find out more and for scheduled dates and times!

>> Free Admission

>> Free Admission

Friday, August 31 until close

Swim Drink Fish Square Foot Art Exhibit and Sale with Stew Jones & Friends

Midtown Brewing Company, 266 Main Street, Wellington

ART EXHIBIT AND SALE ENDS

This week-long art exhibit organized by Wellington-based artist, Stew Jones, will feature original works inspired by Lake Ontario Waterkeepers' mandate to create a “swimmable, drinkable, fishable future” for Lake Ontario and its inhabitants, neighbours and admirers.

>> Purchase Tickets

>> Free Admission

>> Free Admission

>> Free Admission

>> Free Admission