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.

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

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

Northern Heat Rib Series

16 Ribfests around Ontario ,
Central Ontario

 519-636-4037  northernheatribseries.ca

Looking for some messy good times? Join Northern Heat for 16 lip-smacking events around Ontario where some of Canada’s best rib teams compete for your taste buds! Food, Entertainment, and fun for the entire family. FREE entry to all, 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

2017 is the 150th anniversary of Ontario as a province. This year is filled with exciting events & initiatives to celebrate the qualities & values that define us. We’re supporting events & programs across the province that showcase our diverse communities & encourage Ontarians to get involved and celebrate.

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre & Events

23 York St , Haliburton, Ontario
Central Ontario

 7054572330  Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre

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.

215 Mississaga E., Couchiching Beach Park and Legion , Orillia, Ontario
Central Ontario

Celebrating Scottish culture and heritage.

Heritage Park , Barrie, Ontario
Central Ontario

Exciting races, local vendors, live music & more!

Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe Street , Barrie, Ontario
Central Ontario

Performances and vendors from around the world.

In >200 venues across Ontario , Ontario
Central Ontario

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

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.

180 8th Line South, Hwy. 11 North, between Barrie & Orillia , Oro Station, Ontario
Central Ontario
Memorial Park, Queen Street , Port Hope, Ontario
Central Ontario
Victoria Street & Festival fairgrounds , Alliston, Ontario
Central Ontario
Blue Mountain Village , Blue Mountains, Ontario
Central Ontario

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