Coming Events

Mini ArtsAlive! Festival at Grove Hall

Come and enjoy a day of family fun: Daniel Mckell’s CD release at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, the Durham County Poets and more….

11:00 am- Teddy Bear’s Picnic (Children under 5 and their ‘guests’)

11:30 am- Daniel Mckell Children’s Concert  (the young and the young at heart)  Read more…

12:45 pm-  youthLEADarts –Make a Wish Box Clay Workshop- with Artist Deirdre Potash (ages 7-14) 

2:00 pm- Durham County Poets Read more….

The Event will mostly be held outdoors (Clay workshop will be inside).

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Daniel Mckell & Teddy Bear Picnic

Durham County Poets Concert

(For both Shows- Choose the “Site Pass” Option that is right for you at either online Box Office Window)

COVID Precautions

Teddy Bears Picnic 11:00

Before Daniel’s concert, we are going to put out our blankets and have a picnic under the big circus tent and the trees. There will be animators present to make sure everyone get a tasty healthy snack and has fun. This will all be done with clear focus on health and safety. This even is aimed for the pre-school crowd.

So BYOB&B- bring your own bear and blanket. 

Daniel Mckell Concert- 11:30

We are proud to announce that the premiere and release of Daniel’s new album called “Welcome to the Purple Park” will be presented at Grove Hall in this outdoor concert.

Daniel’s music always brings a sense of nostalgia and fun. I have often thought of his genre as kid’s music for grown-ups with Daniel’s quirky sense of humour and fabulous banjo riffs. Inspired by his own terrific children, Daniel has now created an album aimed specifically for the young and the young at heart. During the concert there will be some special guest joining him on stage.

Inspired by the occasion and to celebrate families, we are making the concert a mini ArtsAlive! Festival, complete with Teddy Bear’s picnic and an art workshop.

Make a Wish Box- 12:45
Clay Workshop with Deirdre Potash

Feng Shui tells us that the arrangement of objects in a space and in relation to each other can focus the unseen energy in the universe. The participants will carefully craft a small box in order to strengthen the magic of a wish kept inside.

Diedre is a part of the LEAD program; a program that encourages student to Listen, Empathize, Act and Drive to be LEADers for positive change. Our Arts Campers this summer used this program to enhance their LEADership skills this summer and to bring awareness to issues like equality and environmental awareness to the fore. 

See for more information and workshops.

Admission Costs:

For the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Daniel’s Concert and the Wish Box workshop:

under 5- FREE

6-14 years-  $ 5

15+ years- $ 10

($ 30 maximum per family for the Morning Show and Picnic)

Box Office- Daniel Mckell Concert

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COVID Precautions

Adults should all be masked unless you have a condition that prevents you. If your child has a mask, they should be encouraged to wear it too. 

A two meter distance between audience family groupings will be enforced. The same is true for the space between performers and audience.

Purchasing your tickets online is encouraged to allow us to prepare the seating ahead of time and to minimize the handling of paper money and coins.

We will have sanitization stations through-out the site and in common areas.

Anyone with any type of symptoms are asked to stay home; the same is true for any families who have come into contact with cases of COVID. 

The event will held out doors under the tent.

The picnic snack will be served with special attention to sanitary conditions. 


Durham County Poets - 2:00 pm
LIVE and In-Concert

Long time Grove Hall favorites, The DCP are finally able to return to the stage, as part of our mini Arts-Festival. This will be the first time we have been able to see these local heroes live since they were nominated for a Juno Award for Best Blues Album of the Year.

Come and see Kevin and the guys in the beautiful riverside yard of our 150-year-old stone building. They will be bringing tunes as mellow and lush as the surroundings. Social distancing, pre-sold tickets and pre-organized seating, sanitation stations, and masks will be the order of the day.

If you want to attend both shows on this day- choose the right Day Site Pass option for you.

Admission Costs:

For the Durham County Poets:

Pres sale/ Online-  $15

At the door- $20

Site Pass- For one person for both shows- $22

Family Site Pass for both shows- $50

Box Office- Durham County Poets

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