News Possible grants available for local festival and event organizers SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Thursday, Sep. 8th, 2016 Photo Credit: Supplied Festival and event organizers in Haliburton County are being encouraged to apply for Celebrate Ontario 2017 funding. Officials say this grant offers new and improved experiences to attract tourists, and increase visitor spending. Organizers of existing large festivals and events can now apply for multi-year funding for 2017. The deadline to apply for the grant is November 8th, 2016. For more information visit this website.