Annual Wolfe Island Garden Party Begins

Published on: 2019/06/10 - in Entertainment

The 3rd annual Wolfe Island Garden Party kicked off today, beginning a full week of events with 29 music acts performing throughout the seven days.

Presented by Wolfe Island Records and Wolfe Island Spring Craft Brewery, visitors and locals will be able to listen to great Canadian music, feast on delicious and nutritious local food, participate in talks, learn about Wolfe Island agriculture, and meet the people of Wolfe Island.

Live music is being featured at a variety of venues and settings – with many of the musicians having recorded their albums at Wolfe Island Records’ studio – including Monday at the Wolfe Island Pub & Pizzeria with It Starts with the Roots hosted by Teilhard Frost with Emilie Steele, Dayna Pirso, Jon McLurg and Waylon James.

Additional highlights of Garden Party week include a Farm-to-Table 4-Course Dinner, a Songwriter’s Circle, the Wolfe Island Gallery Seasonal Opening, a Farmer’s Market and day-long Live Music performances at the General Wolfe Waterfront. Other free activities include Plein-Air Painting, Japanese Drumming, Dance / Movement demonstrations and Square Dancing.

This is a Pay-What-You-Can event – organizers recommend $20 for a Weekend Pass which visitors can donate on site – and admission for children is free. All funds raised going to support Wolfe Island Art and the Wolfe Island Community Garden. The Wolfe Island Ferry runs all day and night and is free of charge.

Below is a schedule of events from Tuesday, June 11 to Sunday, June 16. Find the most up to date listings at Find our Schedule of Events online at

TUESDAY June 11th
Wolfe Island Grill

7:30pm – 1st annual meeting of the Wolfe Island Round Earth Society. Live Music and conversation with Hugh Christopher Brown and Rich Tyo’s Jukebox County featuring Jason
Mercer, Pete Bowers and Sarah McDermott. Menu items featuring Mushroom Farm produce.

General Wolfe Inn

Wednesday Night Dinner & Live Music ~ Ticketed Event. 4-Course Farm-to-Table Dinner with top Chefs Laura Buckley and Frank Misek. 6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner

Live Music featuring Hadley McCall Thackston, Sarah McDermott, Lara Taubman, Teilhard Frost, Jason Mercer, Pete Bowers, Justin Bird, with Hugh Christopher Brown at the Piano.

Tickets can be purchased at the General Wolfe Inn or online at EventBrite

THURSDAY June 13th

Wolfe Island Community Garden

6:30pm Strawberry Social and talk on Celebrating Indigeneity led by Kelly Maracle

Wolfe Island Grill

8pm Live Music Songwriter’s Circle with Jenny Whiteley, Tom Savage, Suzanne Jarvie and Luther Wright

FRIDAY June 14th

General Wolfe Waterfront

5pm Live Music Luther Wright & The Wrongs
8pm Live Music Luther Wright & The Wrongs

Wolfe Island Gallery

7pm Seasonal Art Gallery Opening with Live Music by Teilhard Frost and Jason Mercer

Wolfe Island Grill

9pm Live Music with Joey Wright & Friends

General Wolfe Inn

10pm Live Music ~ Strange Happenings host Oscillitariam Mini-Fest

SATURDAY June 15th

United Church Parking Lot

10am Wildcrafted Movement by Martha Hillhouse ~ daily dance / movement open to all!

Wolfe Island Grill

11am-8pm Barbeque featuring locally-sourced foods

Wolfe Island Township Hall

12pm Live Music ~ Family Music with Butterfingers

General Wolfe Inn Waterfront

Live Music from 1 – 8pm:

  • 1pm Laura Taubman and Friend
  • 2pm Honky Tonk Heroes
  • 3pm Mermaids
  • 4pm Mike Ferrio
  • 5pm Transstar
  • 6pm One River
  • 7pm Suzanne Jarvie

Wolfe Island Township Hall Parking Lot

2pm – 5pm Farmers Market ~ Afternoon Showcase of Local Agriculture ~ indoors if it’s raining.

Wolfe Island Grill

8pm Live Music with Hadley McCall Thackston and The Stephen Stanley Band

General Wolfe Inn

10pm Live Music with Rocky Roberts and China Cat Riders

SUNDAY June 16th

United Church Parking Lot

10am Wildcrafted Movement by Martha Hillhouse ~ daily dance / movement open to all!

Location TBA

1pm Live Music ~ Square Dance hosted by Teilhard Frost ~ open to all!

Marysville Public School

2pm Live Music ~ Kings Don Taiko Japanese Drumming ~ participants are welcome!

Wolfe Island United Church

3pm Live Music ~ Sonic Harvest ~ in support of Wolfe Island Medical Clinic ~ featuring a crop of musicians who work and travel together, supporting each other’s music throughout the year. Hosted by Chris Brown and Kate Fenner with Wolfe Island Records artists and friends

General Wolfe Inn

4:30pm Live Music with The Wolfe Gang

Wolfe Island Grill

8pm Live Music ~ Festival Closing Party ~ Wolfe Island Records Revue

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