Port Hope is host to a plethora of festivals and events year round. The new year starts off with the annual dining promotion, Delicious Dates. Spring brings maple syrup time followed by the crazy Float Your Fanny river race. Warmer weather brings garden tours, artisans & craft shows and a variety of unique local events. Canada Day celebrations include a parade, music and entertainment and fireworks. Enjoy fall at the historic Port Hope Fall Fair, annual salmon migration and the Historic House Tour. Christmas in Port Hope is a busy time of year with a festival of trees, lights in Memorial Park, a Candlelight Walk, and Santa Claus parade. Use the Calendar of Events to plan your next visit!
Saturday, 17 August 2019 | 10:30 am
Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Port Hope
CRITICAL MASSIVE ADVENTURE is a summer series of artist-led workshops and an epic one-day festival of storytelling, performance, adventure and imagination through the lens of contemporary art. The festival is presented by Critical Mass Art, and we are partnering with some amazing folks to bring you on an epic adventure with us! Participants and spectators are invited to enjoy adventure, music, live performance, contemporary art, food, fun and getting to play and be weird in a safe, inclusive space with your friends! Plus, an after festival Cosplay Pub Quest!
• Intro to D&D and beginner’s session
• Character and World-Building
• Character Illustration (life drawing)
• Escape Room play testing
• D&D inspired Crafts for kids
• Costume Making
• Zine Making
• Live Action D&D Performance on our charming small town bandshell stage led by the original creator of D&D's Forgotten Realms – Ed Greenwood – as the dungeon master!
• Live Action Drawing and Zine Creation This original Ed Greenwood 3-act D&D performance and quest will unfold live and include a ring of cosplayers, writers and illustrators acting out and documenting the live D&D campaign that will later be developed into mini ‘zines featuring the backstory and quest of each character (including some D&D classic players such as a Fighter, Rogue, Wizard and Cleric!).
• An epic Community D&D Tournament in the park organized by our friends at Rebel Joy. They've created a fun Port Hope adventure-themed one shot campaign especially for the festival.
Grab a group of friends or make new ones as our Dungeon Masters guide you on an epic adventure. Teams will compete for glory and some cool prizes.
There will also be:
• Artist Panel Discussions
• RPG & D&D Demo Tables
• A Cardboard Kingdom & Cosplay Makers Zone
• Escape Room & Art Exhibit of D&D Ephemera
(in both levels of the Little Station)
• An Artist and Artisan Marketplace
• Food, Music and more!
... and when the sun sets... the 19+ crowd can continue the adventure on a COSPLAY PUB QUEST throughout downtown Port Hope! The pub quest will be a ticketed event to offset entertainment costs, and is being coordinated by our friends at Ontario Street Theatre!
Festival info and schedule of workshops will be available at: https://massiveadventure.criticalmassart.com