CENTRAL ONTARIO EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Check the list of festivals below; if you have flexibility in your dates, many are worth planning around. Save them to your Personal Itinerary to ensure they don't get missed! For a list of what's happening by date, check the SFG Event Calendar. Central Ontario has events, festivals, shows & fairs year round. Fill your belly at a rib or food fest, compare Elvis look-alikes in Collingwood, admire pristine antique cars in Barrie, or enjoy a music festival in Peterborough, Muskoka or Georgian Bay.

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11th Annual Forest Festival- Aug. 16-20, 2017

Haliburton Forest Wildlife Reserve , Haliburton, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-754-2198  www.theforestfestival.com

Experience incredible music in 2 memorable venues: Bone Lake Amphitheatre, on the shore of Bone Lake, with a floating stage, & The Logging Museum, a historic building turned into a temporary concert venue. 2017 lineup coming soon, so check back often!

ACBS-Toronto 37th Annual Vintage Boat Show - July 8, 2017

Muskoka Wharf , Gravenhurst, Ontario
Central Ontario

 416-299-3311  www.acbs.ca

Celebrate the Sesquicentennial with "Birch Bark to Fibreglass"! Hands-on activities by Canadian Canoe Museum & Muskoka Discovery Centre. Vendors, Field of Dreams, Flea Market, Fashion Show, Vintage Vehicle Display and vintage boats! FREE admission! 9-4. Sorry - no pets.

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival - Aug 26, 2017

Heritage Park, Lakeshore Dr. and Bayfield St , Barrie, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-728-1010 x. 7039  www.barriedragonboatfestival.ca

Experience the thrill of dragon boat racing as 60 teams compete for the championship trophy. Exciting races, local vendors, live music, kids zone, beer garden & more! FREE admission, fun for the whole family. 8 am - 6 pm. At Heritage Park on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie.

Blue Mountain Resort Adventures

108 Jozo Weider Blvd , Blue Mountains, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-445-0231  www.bluemountain.ca

Get away to Blue Mountain where adventure awaits. Stay & play with on and off-hill activities - Wind Rider Triple Zips, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Ropes Courses, biking, hiking, golf, spa or swim - you can do it all at Ontario's only mountain village resort!

Blue Mountain Village

Blue Mountain Village , Blue Mountains, Ontario
Central Ontario

 877-445-0231  www.bluemountainvillage.ca

Ontario’s largest pedestrian Village at the base of Blue Mountain. A cobblestoned, car-free village with award-winning festivals, 50 unique shops & restaurants, live music, Movies under the Stars, The Plunge! Aquatic Park, ropes course, zip-lines & more!

Burk's Falls Country Jamboree - August 18 - 20, 2017

Burk's Falls Fairground , Burk's Falls, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-380-0802 or 705-571-2384  www.burksfallscountryjamboree.ca

Come on out to the Burk's Falls Country Jamboree to enjoy outstanding Canadian Bluegrass and Country artists! Free rough camping with adult weekend pass. For complete up-to-date information, including tickets, camping, artists and more, please call (705) 380-0802 or (705) 571-2384.

Cobourg Beach and Summer Festivals

39 Queen Street , Cobourg, Ontario
Central Ontario

 888-262-6874  www.cobourgtourism.ca

What's the answer to the perfect beach getaway? Beautiful, clean sandy shores, splash pads for the kids and nearby shopping and dining. Cobourg Beach just an hour east of Toronto and it's the perfect spot to relax in the sun with the whole family. You can't help but Feel Good in Cobourg!

Festival Of The Sound - July 21st -August 13th, 2017

Festival Station Gallery, 1 Ave. Rd. , Parry Sound, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-746-2410  www.festivalofthesound.ca

Canada's finest Jazz & Classical Summer Music Festival. Experience world-class chamber music combined with the beautiful landscape of Georgian Bay! Over 60 fabulous concerts, cruises, films, educational opportunities, & Jazz Canada Weekend!

Huntsville Festival of the Arts - July 5 – August 19, 2017

37 Main St E , Huntsville, Ontario
Central Ontario

 Box Office: 705-789-4975  www.huntsvillefestival.on.ca

An eclectic mix of year round performing arts presentations featuring local, national & international calibre artists. July 5 – August 19, 2017 Celebrating 25 years of presenting an eclectic mix of performances featuring local, national & int’l artists, as well as outdoor events & activities for all ages. Check back in the spring for full summer lineup

Kempenfest - August 5, 6, 7, 2017

Barrie's Waterfront , Barrie, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-739-4216  www.kempenfest.com

Featuring one of the largest Arts & Crafts shows in Canada, a much anticipated, annual Antique show, 2 stages for muscial entertainment, Midway, Children's Village, arts & crafts demonstrations, great food and, of course, the beach! Bring the whole family.

Northern Heat Rib Series

40 Crescent Ave , St Thomas, Ontario
Central Ontario

 519-636-4037  northernheatribseries.ca

Looking for some messy good times? Join Northern Heat for 15 lip-smacking events around Ontario, featuring Canada’s Best Rib teams and a Craft Beer Market! Food, Entertainment, and FUN for the entire family. FREE ENTRY to all events, because Northern Heat is about bringing communities together.

Norwood Fall Fair, Oct 7, 8 & 9, 2017

48 Alma Street , Norwood, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-639-5283  www.norwoodfair.com

A tradition since 1868! We invite you to join us for 3 days of great fun & entertainment! Enjoy the cattle & horse shows, midway rides, kids’ games, baby animals, crafts & baked goods, live entertainment, tractor pulls, famous antique car show and so much more! Fun for everyone.

Ontario 150 Tour

Various Venues around the province , Multiple, Ontario
Central Ontario

 see website  www.on150tour.com

From July 1 – August 13, the ONTARIO 150 Tour will travel to 6 ports in Ontario to celebrate Canada’s 150 anniversary. Bringing the West Coast Lumberjack Show, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, Rhythm of the Nation (Rythme de la Nation), and tons of live entertainment to a waterfront near you!

Ontario Family Fishing Events

various , locations, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-748-6324  www.ontariofamilyfishing.com

Experience the excitement of fishing! Fish licence-free in February and July during Ontario Family Fishing Events. With friends or family, fishing inspires an appreciation for the environment & creates lifelong memories.

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre & Events

23 York St , Haliburton, Ontario
Central Ontario

 7054572330  www.railsendgallery.com

Contemporary art by regional & local artists in Haliburton's historic rail station. Readings, performance, workshops, as well as the Haliburton Art & Craft Festival July 21-23, 2017, a signature event for the County. Rails End Boutique had one of a kind items for home, cottage and gift-giving.

Roseneath Pro Rodeo - Aug. 26 - 27, 2017

9109 County Road #45, Roseneath Fairgrounds , Roseneath, Ontario
Central Ontario

 905-352-3778  www.roseneathrodeo.com

Featuring Top Cowboys & Cowgirls including World Champions & Calgary Stampede contestants competing. Events include Bareback Bronc Riding, Steering Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Bull Riding and so much more! Rodeo clowns & comedy acts for the kids.

Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues - Sept 16-17, 2017

Stonebridge Town Centre, 291 Main St , Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-352-0638  www.wasagabeachblues.com

A 2 day, open air blues festival with sizzling musicians, enthusiastic fans & amazing volunteers! Minutes from the world's longest freshwater beach. Check website for current performer list. Delta Lane Street Shuffle, Vendor Village, great food! Rain or shine. Let’s paint the town BLUES!

705-325-8442
215 Mississaga E., Couchiching Beach Park and Legion , Orillia, Ontario
Central Ontario

Celebrating Scottish culture and heritage.

613-332-6000
Various Locations , Bancroft, Ontario
Central Ontario

Car & Motorcycle Shows, Free Concerts, Fun for all ages

705-739-4285
Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe Street , Barrie, Ontario
Central Ontario

Performances and vendors from around the world.

416-964-7555
In >200 venues across Ontario , Ontario
Central Ontario

2000+ hands-on arts & cultural activities. Free!

855-457-9933
5358 County Road 21 , Haliburton, Ontario
Central Ontario

Six weeks of live theatre & concerts. Something for everyone!

705 325 7205
22 B Peter Street South , Orillia, Ontario
Central Ontario

The streets close to traffic. 20+Venues. 100+Artists. One magical evening.

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