• Nov 17, 2023 — Nov 19, 2023

Grab your Girlfriends and get ready for PSDBAs 7th Annual Girlfriends’ Weekend! 


Registration opens starting October 10, 2023 at 9am HERE 


We are so excited to welcome you to Downtown Parry Sound for our 7th Annual Girlfriends’ Weekend!


Special THANK YOU to our generous sponsors – Explorers Edge & our Community Business & Development Centre!


Event Details:

You must register to receive our event booklet to participate.


  • Access to the Welcome Party
  • Booklet to take advantage of all promotions from downtown businesses
  • Shuttle bus access


  • Access to the Welcome Party
  • Booklet to take advantage of all promotions from downtown businesses
  • Shuttle bus access
  • One free drink ticket created by Legend Spirits Company
  • Exclusive Girlfriends’ Weekend Bag
  • Exclusive Girlfriends’ Weekend Christmas ornament
  • Exclusive Girlfriends’ Weekend 4 bottle wine tote bag (while supplies last)
  • $10 downtown dollar voucher
  • Surprise gifts from many of your favorite shops including Wood and Heart Design Co. and I Branched Out

Your EVENT BOOKLET is your proof of registration and will contain a list of special offers and discounts & shuttle route. You will need to present your booklet to receive specials, and to access the shuttle bus, so hang onto it!

We want to share in the fun so don’t forget to follow and tag us on Facebook & Instagram

Fun Friday:

WELCOME PARTY: Friday night with NEW interactive photo selfie mirror with Northern Paradise, treats, vendors and Legend Spirits Company serving up a special Girlfriend cocktail, included with paid registration. This is where you can pick up your GIFT BAGS (with paid registration) & EVENT BOOKLET – starting at 4 and until 9pm inside the Beatty Building at 26 James Street

SHUTTLE BUS 5-9:30pm – Shops will be open until 8 pm or later on Friday, and we’ve hired you a ride so you don’t have to carry all your bags! Loop will run approximately every 20 minutes.

Above & Beyond: Fashion Show Friday evening at 7pm with wine and snacks as always.

Saturday Spin To Win, All Sleepwear will be 50% off & Enter to win a gift.

Gibson Gallery: 

Hello Girl Friends and Girl Friendenemies

LADY BABS GIBSON IS HOLDING A SPECIAL HIGHER TEA on Friday November 17th at the Gibson Gallery and Mercantile from 333 pm till 534 PM…then please be out the door because Bab has to catch a flight to Spain to meet Micky Jagger for dinner and frivolous politically incorrect confab on the 18th.It’s a scant paltry sum of $15 to enjoy some tea steeped correctly using Bab’s renowned tea cups and saucers. All proceeds will go to the Parry Sound Hospice. Do drop in …no booking necessary . Bab’s is adverse to committing and does not expect it of others ( she has had 9 marriages). Stay awhile for a meditative sip or got a go gulp. Bab’s might even bake scones, but that’s a stretch for lady who rarely removes her white gloves…or can you bake scones with white dinner gloves? We shall see.47 Gibson Street is the address. Be there or be square friendly girls. Hosted by the vivacious bon vivant, the 223 year old Lady Babs Gibson. She can be quite opinionated and shocking in her unbridled demeanour…so attendees be warned. Hosted by the vivacious bon vivant, the 223 year old Lady Babs Gibson. She can be quite opinionated and shocking in her unbridled demeanour…so attendees be warned.

North Cove Medi Spa: Celebrating with a tour of their brand new location on River Street. Enjoy Muskoka Charcuterie and champagne. Enter a draw for a gift basket of Vivier pharmaceutical skin care and for 2 medical skin care procedures.

InFlow Studios:  Hatha Flow yoga at 5pm and Meditation Class at 7:30pm

Stockey Centre: Presents – Girls Nite Out. An all female, all funny stand-up and improv comedy ensemble featuring CBC darlings, Canadian Comedy Award Winners and Second City alum led by Jennine Profeta. Girls Nite Out includes some audience participation and lots of laughter! This is a pub-style event, tables of 8 can be reserved for your group of friends when all the tickets are purchased at once! Tickets are $69.95 + HST each. Show starts at 6pm.This is an 18+ event. Tickets available here

Moose FM & Parry Sound RC Legion Branch 117 are hosting a Mingles Night from 7pm – Midnight. A date night with your significant other, maybe an evening out with your girlfriends or a guy’s night out, or maybe you are new to the community this is a great opportunity to “Mingle!” Plus, it’s all for a good cause because all funds raised will be going towards a local charity in our community. It’s an evening of local music from Jeff Young, food, games, raffles & door prizes. $10 per person

Saturday Workshops:

To take part in one or all of the amazing WORKSHOPS, please see list below and click on links for contact info, location and to purchase workshops directly from the business.

  • Divine Intentions Gemstone Bracelet Making workshops. Saturday – Mary Street Centre $20 – Book your time spot here
  • Crafts N Things Hobbies & Games presents “Let’s Burn it!” make your own wood burned necklace by Holly Pyrography Saturday November 18 at 6:30pm. Limited spots available – register here
  • Hippie Pocket – make your own Handmade Floral Hanging Lantern with Twinkle Lights! Saturday from 12-4pm $5 – call or text 249-359-3957 to register
  • Jessica Vergeer – Painting Class at the BOCC
  • Pardon My Garden is hosting a wreath making workshop. Amy and Tanis will help you enhance your front entrance. After a demonstration, you will create your very own one-of-a-kind wreath from an eclectic mix of aromatic, fresh winter greens, and festive holiday ribbon to make your own bow. Limited # of spaces available. SAT Nov 20th, 10:30-11:30; OR 12:30 – 1:30. LOCATION: Mary Street Centre, 24 Mary St. COST: $65
  • Evolve Health – Sip & Stretch – Join Taylor for a fun-filled afternoon of dancing, stretching, and cocktails at Sip and Stretch! You will be led through a dance-style warm-up, followed by some stretching and strengthening. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy delicious cocktails as you connect with others and move your body!  Choose one of 2 – 45 minute classes on Saturday November 18th from 1:00 – 1:45 or 2:00 – 2:45 at Evolve Health    $35 includes 1 cocktail per person. Additional cocktails can be purchased via cash at the event. Register by email: taylormegan.moore@gmail.com
  • Georgian Bay Boudoir Goddess Body-Art Painting – Embrace your body and turn it into a work of art! Join Meg from Georgian Bay Boudoir, and create a beautiful 20×30 canvas painting, using your body as the inspiration. We’ll help you paint the parts of your body you’d like to highlight, and line up your canvas in the right spot to make the print. Then you’ll add your own finishing touches. We’ll provide the canvas, paint & brushes, mimosas and tons of encouragement! Must be 19+ to participate. No experience or painting talent required! Come alone, or bring your bestie and join us in an empowering experience of celebrating your body. $99 Limited to 5 spaces per time slot
    • Saturday November 18th 10:30AM – 12:30PM
    • Saturday November 18th 3:00PM – 5:00PM
    • Sunday November 19th 10:30AM – 12:30PM
    • Location: Georgian Bay Boudoir Studios: 17 Joseph St. Parry Sound. Sign up here
  • In Flow Studios – Pop up Shop 12-5pm with on site massage therapist, light snacks and refreshments also Vinyasa Flow yoga at 8am & 10am.  Also, Experience the joy of dance in our Ecstatic Dance event at the studio. It promises to be a liberating and fun-filled evening starting at 7pm
  • The Drop is hosting a holiday market displaying the talents of local makers under the age of 20. Shopping is open to all ages! The market will be located at The Drop on Saturday, November 18th from 10am-2pm.  Vendor spaces still available by calling or texting Ashley at 705-774-2197 or by email ajmcgee13@gmail.com    Let’s celebrate the young talent in our community!
  • Turtle Jacks -Join Turtle Jacks in collaboration with the new owner of Near North Games for a fun Social Games Night 4pm-9pm with featured menu, games and fun!

Self Care Sunday:

In Flow Studios:  Join our New Friends in Downtown Parry Sound and take care of your body, mind and soul. Gratitude Circle at 9am and from 11-3pm group tarot reading, Ayurvedic face mask workshop, massage/energy work with light snacks and beverages $55 email info@inflostudios.org 

Legend Spirits Company: Launching a brand new Caesar Sunday Treat you won’t want to miss!

Turtle Jacks: Paint and Sip! A workshop that includes 2 glasses of  your choice to paint while enjoying a complimentary drink (5oz house wine or 1oz mixed drink)

Cost – $25 per person and will be available from 12pm -8pm

Please call or text 705 346 1240 or email Lharrison@turtlejacks.com to book a time slot to guarantee a spot but walk ins are always welcome.

Your favorite shops offering deals, games, prizes & more 

18 James/ Jessica Vergeer Studios:

Above & Beyond Your Expectations Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious cheese while you shop on Friday. Saturday – All Sleepwear will be 50% off. And Enter to win a gift.

Bearly Used Books  3/$5 sale books available and buy 5 get the 6th one free $1 book table.

Fri/Sat 9-6pm,  Sun 10-5pm

Crafts n’ Things

Dent Bay Baking Company Saturday and Sunday: 15% off all bread and pastry – all weekend with presentation of booklet (*max 6 items)

Georgian Bay Whole Foods  15% off bath & body products 

Georgian Medical Aesthetics: Open Friday evening for mini skin health consults with Dr. Anderson or Dr. Gibson. Enter their door prize raffle. 10% off all services booked Friday evening; 15% off all products for the weekend. Book a facial treatment for Saturday (booking available 9a-3p) with our medical aesthetician and get 20% off the treatment. Bookings can start as soon as registration is purchased. Email info@georgianmedicalaesthetics.ca or call 705-774-5700 to book!

Gibson Gallery No HST on all paintings & 20% off all Mel Heidman and Don Corbett works.

Huckleberry’s  Lucky Draw on Friday evening until 9pm. Win up to 50% off!

And don’t forget to enter your name to take home a beautiful gift basket!

I Branched Out  Draw for $200, $150 & $100 gift certificates with $40 purchase

Jeans Unlimited   20% off all regular priced items & Draw for a Free Pair of Silver Jeans, FDJ Jeans, and Mavi Jeans. Custom fitting included with your choice of style.

Kenny’s Shoes: Tax included on all sales

Linen Closet Open Friday until 9pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm with 20% off Store Wide. Serving Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Enter our monthly cozy blanket giveaway.

Linh Nail Spa 10% off – call for appointment 705-746-2999

Mitch’s Clothing & High Tide: Shop while enjoying drinks & snacks and play their *New roll the dice game for discounts (some restrictions apply)

Moon & Heart: Stop by Moon & Heart and check out our VIP girlfriends shopping weekend! Discounts up to 50% off! Purchase anything in store and be entered into our raffle. This only happens once a year, you won’t want to miss this!

Near North Games  Come meet the new owner and see the new stock. Any purchase over $25 will receive a free game gift. (available Friday only)

Northern Swine & Steer:  1 free Bubba Shady Sauce and additional 5% off purchases.

Obdam’s Flowers NO TAX all weekend long

Outwith Wine try any three 75ml tasters of your choice of our By the Glass offering for only $15

Pardon My Garden

  • SAVE THE TAX Friday & Saturday.
  • We will be open Friday until 8pm and Saturday 10-3.
  • Fresh Wreath Workshop at the Mary Street Centre on Saturday. Register on our website www.pardonmygardenflorist.com
  • In-store specials both Friday & Saturday.

Parry Sound Bikes 20% off all women’s winter clothing.

Parry Sound Books 20% discount on calendars and puzzles

Perfectly Pampered

She Shed Beauty Bar  Stop by Saturday from 2-5pm and meet our new hairstylist!
We’ll have door prizes, raffles, coupons and snacks. 

Shrubs and Shrews Come in Saturday for your hangover coffee, get a kickstart to your morning after a wild night. 50% off any coffee beverage with presentation of the booklet.

Somewhere In Time Stop in and say HI to receive a $5 off coupon and 15% off your purchase. Many in store specials. 

St. James United Church  High Tea from 12-2pm – Mary Street Boutique will also be open

The Bargain Shop  First 50 ladies get a free bag and 20% off coupon

Town Trading Post Play discount Plinko and win up to 30% off Regular Priced merchandise at checkout. Storewide Specials as well.

Vintage Eco Shop  free gift with purchase 

White Squall Pick your discount on Friday from 5:30 to 9:00p.m with up to 50% off. Tax free Saturday & a prize draw, one ballet per purchase Friday & Saturday.

Make a reservation at your favorite Restaurant:

Boston Pizza: Free 6” bandera breads for all participants.  Friday  11am-10pm, Saturday &  Sunday 11-9pm.

Brunswick Sports Grill & Bar: $5 house wine and 1/2 price starters.  Open Friday & Saturday 8am-11pm, Sunday 8am-10pm

Di Salvo’s Bella Cucina:

Don Cherry’s Sports Grill:

Fort Knox Island Grill:

Golden Dragon:

Oakcrest Co.

Orr’s Fine Meats & Deli:

Parry Sound Country Kitchen: 10% off any dine-in meal 

Pizza Ville:

Seguin Fish N Chips & Curry:

Tailwinds Bar & Grill:

The Wing House: 15% off food orders. Open Friday & Saturday Noon-10pm and Sunday Noon-9pm

Turtle Jacks: Cocktails – $10 Espresso Martinis, $10 Blood Orange Margarita, $10 Raspberry Mojito

Apps – $8 Edamame, $10 Fried Pickles, $15 Cheese Dip

Mains – $18 Buffalo Chicken Wrap, $18 Turkey Goat Cheese on Naan, $18 Powerbowl, $20 Thai Chicken Salad, $23 Chicken Parm

Open Friday Noon-9pm, Saturday 11am-9pm & Sunday 11am-9pm