Vendor Call – Holiday Bazaar

Craft and artisan vendors are invited to participate in the Pine Dale Motor Inn’s annual Holiday Bazaar.

The bazaar will be held November 17, 2018  from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Bavarian Room and our newly-renovated lounge. Lots of great vendors have already registered!

Table (6-foot) Cost: $50 – to be paid in advance.

Email, or call 519-238-2231 to register.


One of the greatest love stories of all time!

Breathtaking choreography, charismatic characters, and a sweeping score including “Maria”, “I Feel Pretty” and more. Drayton Entertainment kicks off the 2018 Huron Country Playhouse season with West Side Story, June 7-23.

Take in the show and stay in Grand Bend at the Pine Dale Motor Inn. Sleep well in our peaceful accommodations and enjoy the indoor saltwater pool, whirlpool and sauna.

Rooms, which include a bottle of wine and box of chocolates, start at $105/night (book direct, plus taxes and fees).

Make a reservation today! Include “West Side Story” in the Questions/Comment box to receive your special room rate.

Reservation Form

Form to reserve rooms.

Treat Dad to Ultimate Showdowns 1

You know Dad would love a weekend at the Grand Bend Motorplex! Treat him to the Ultimate Showdown 1 (formerly Stratford Spectacular) featuring PRO MODS, NITRO ALTEREDS, JET DRAGSTER, fireworks and more.

Racing starts Friday June 15 and runs through to Sunday June 17. Click here for track information, the event schedule and carload-pricing tickets.

The Pine Dale Motor Inn is pleased to offer special weekend room rates starting at $139/night (direct booking only, plus taxes and fees). Sleep well in our peaceful accommodations, and enjoy our games room, indoor saltwater pool, whirlpool and sauna.

Bring Dad and the family for a Fathers Day weekend to remember! Fill in the form below to reserve a room. Include “Ultimate Showdown” in the Questions/Comment section to receive your special room rate.

Reservation Form

Form to reserve rooms.

Arts, Eats, Beats & STAY

The Stars Come Out again this year at the 2018 Arts, Eats and Beats Grand Bend Studio Tour! Enjoy the tour in any order Saturday May 5th 10am-5pm and Sunday May 6th 11am-4pm. Check out the tour map here.


Over 30 artists working in a variety of mediums including paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour, photography, metal art, glass art, wood turning and jewelry are preparing for the tour. Four artists are displaying work at the Pine Dale Motor Inn. Enjoy extended viewing and conversations with artists Jeff George (Red Dog), Michael Billet, Gogi Sidhu and Debbie McClure.


Local restaurants and Dark Horse Winery are open and ready to serve! Spend the day touring the Arts, then relax for a meal at one of seven participating restaurants.


Oakwood Resort and Aunt Gussies will host live performances by Graham Bedard and Brian Dale. Saturday night features Red Hot Ramble at the Gables on Main St., Grand Bend. Music fans will be treated to a Mardi Gras-inspired experience in the true New Orleans tradition. Red Hot Ramble captures the spirit of New Orleans and pays homage to the music but in a manner that reflects their own musical experiences and influences here in Canada.


Stay at the Pine Dale Motor Inn starting at $135, plus tax per night. Your special room rate includes a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates. Please fill in the reservation form below and add ARTS in the comment box.

Reservation Form

Form to reserve rooms.

Experience Paint Ontario – Special Room Rate

Paint Ontario is Ontario’s foremost juried representational art show and sale. The show offers art lovers the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind paintings from established and up-and-coming artists.

There are over 200 paintings in this year’s show, which is held at the newly-renovated Lambton Heritage Museum. The museum is nestled in rare Oak Savannah forest just down the road from Pinery Provincial Park.

Paint Ontario Room & Show Special

1 Queen Bed: $125.00 plus tax per night
2 Queen Beds: $155.00 plus tax per night

  • Includes a bottle of wine, chocolates and tickets for entrance into Paint Ontario.
  • Plus, complimentary use of one of our Pinery Provincial Park passes (first come, first use – must be returned to front desk).

Please fill out the form below to reserve your special room rate (include Paint Ontario Room & Show Special in the comment box).

Reservation Form

Form to reserve rooms.

What’s up July!


July is nearly here and this is what’s happening in Grand Bend and surrounding area for the month.

July 01, 2017 3:00 PM July 01, 2017 6:00 PM Live Music at the Grand Bend Legion
Community Events
July 01, 2017 7:00 PM July 01, 2017 11:00 PM Grand Bend Canada Day Celebrations

90 Main St W, Grand Bend, ON
July 03, 2017 7:00 PM July 03, 2017 9:00 PM Grand Bend Summer Sunset Sounds Concert Series

90 Main St W, Grand Bend, ON
July 05, 2017 7:00 PM July 05, 2017 9:00 PM Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites – Concert Series

90 Main St E, Grand Bend, ON
July 08, 2017 10:00 AM July 09, 2017 5:00 PM Kettle and Stony Point Annual Powwow
July 08, 2017 3:00 PM July 08, 2017 6:00 PM Live Music at the Grand Bend Legion
July 09, 2017 7:00 PM July 09, 2017 9:00 PM Grand Bend Summer Sunset Sounds Concert Series

90 Main St W, Grand Bend, ON

The summer season starts now!




The Victoria Day weekend is upon us!

Grand Bend is starting to come alive with the sounds, sights and flavours of our favourite season, Summer.

Local Events and Happenings coming up for the second half of May and beginning of June include:

Soul Readings

May 20, 2017 1pm-4pm, located at the Pine Dale Motor Inn

$40 for 30min session – walk-ins welcome.

To book a session with Amanda call: 1-519-294-0084

Soul Readings are about your journey as a Soul through time and space, and its continual grow and development in the physical and subtle realms.

Grand Bend Farmer’s Market

Opening day is May 24, 2017 8 am – 1 pm located in the Colonial Hotel parking lot.

There are 23 vendors from the Lambton, Huron and Middlesex county region for this season. There’s sure to be a bumper crop of delicious things to try!

7th Annual Classic Ford & Mercury Truck Show

June 11, 2017 11 am – 4 pm

The Classic Ford Truck Club, Ontario West Coast Chapter is organising the 7th annual Show & Shine.
Come see the amazing collection of Classic and Custom Ford & Mercury Trucks on display at the Pinery Antique Flea & Farmers Market.


June 24, 2017 12 pm – 12 am

Beachfest is a new event presented by the Grand Bend Optimist Club. Enjoy sampling craft beer, wine and great food while listening to some fantastic music. Tickets are $20 advance and include free parking. Buy at The Colonial, Baillie’s Picture Framing, The Beer Store and the Grand Bend Chamber Office. $25 at the door. Proceeds to Optimist Youth projects and Jessica’s House.


Upcoming Events in April


Don’t let the rainy days of April keep you indoors, Grand Bend and Area have many events during the month of April for the whole family to enjoy. Come out and explore what our community has to offer!

Second Annual Joint Open House

April 01, 2017 10-1pm, at the Legacy Recreation Centre, 16 Allen St, Thedford, ON

Contact Kevin Williams and Lorraine George (519-786-2335 and 519-786-2125)

The Municipality of Lambton Shores and the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation are hosting the second annual Joint Open House. This year’s theme is “I’s to the Future: Inspiration, Innovation and Inclusion” focusing on joint initiatives identified as areas of opportunity and growth. Light refreshments will be available.

Paint Jam with Suzette Terry

April 02, 2017 2-4pm, at the Pine Dale Motor Inn.

$55 + tax for 2-hour session (includes glass of wine). Call Pine Dale Motor Inn to Register: 519-238-2231

Great for couples, mothers, daughters and friends. Explore your creative side in an unpressured way. Not paint experience is required. Each painting comes out unique and it’s a fun afternoon out with a complimentary glass of wine.

Elvis Presley/Roy Orbison Show

April 08, 2017 7:30-11pm, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 176

Tickets are $22 per person and are available in advance or at the door.

This tribute show features Garry Wesley, multi-award winning, world champion Elvis Tribute Artist and Ian Roy, winner of many vocal awards. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 519-786-5357.

Partners in Learning Spring Potpourri: Canadian Eh? What Does It Mean? With Dan Santor

April 10, 2017 10-12pm, located at the Pine Dale Motor Inn

What is a Canadian and what makes up different from Americans? What makes Canadians distinctive among the Nations of the world? Are we destined to eventually disappear into the English-speaking melting pot of North America? This session explores these questions as we attempt to describe and define a Canadian identity.

Soul Readings

April 22, 2017 1pm-4pm, Located at the Pine Dale Motor Inn

$40 for 30mins – Walk-ins Welcome, Call to Book a Session Amanda Huffman: 519-294-0084

Soul readings are about your journey as a Soul through time and space, and its continual growth and development in the physical and subtle realms.

Tarot Card Reading Workshop

April 23, 2017 1pm-5pm, At the Pine Dale Motor Inn

$85.00 per person, Please call Amanda Huffman register: 519-294-0084

Learn the symbolic structure of a tarot deck; how to prepare for readings; fun and creative exercises for reading almost any deck using your innate intuition; how to design your own card spreads; principles for successful readings; working with and caring for your cards. Please bring a notebook and pen, a deck of tarot cards (or purchase one before workshop), and be prepared to stretch your psychic muscles.

Partners in Learning Spring Potpourri: Whitehorse or Bust! With Mike Ash

April 10, 2017 10-12pm, location to be announced

In the ongoing saga of Mike and Kathy’s aviation adventures, 2016 saw a 3 week adventure to the far northwest. Share the challenges, highs and lows of this trip of “100 billion trees”. What motivates some folds to take some risk and check off a bucket list item? Learn something about our spectacular Canada as seen from a few thousand feet above the ground.

Bayfield Lions Home & Garden Show

April 28-30, 2017, Bayfield Arena, Bayfield,, 519.565.2894

Showcase of local landscaping, nurseries, home improvement/renovation suppliers and contractors, personal health, pest control, travel, insurance, real estate and more. Free admission.

Fish Fry

April 28, 2017, 5-8pm, Bluewater Community Centre, Zurich, 519-236-9908

Annual ticketed event presented by Zurich Lions Club offers fish fry dinner and silent auction.

41st Annual Salmon Derby 

April 28-may 7, 2017

Get your ticket at Pine Dale Motor Inn and many other stations. check out their website for more information:

Peddle & Paws for Pinery

April 30, 2017, Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend,, 519-243-1521,

Bike/Walk fundraiser for accessibility improvements in the park. Noon registration