ONTARIO EVENTS & FESTIVALS

All year long, there is a festival, event or show in Ontario. Taste chili or ribs or fine food & wine, try to lift a champion zucchini, compare Elvis look-a-likes, admire antique cars, or enjoy a music festival. You are guaranteed to have a great time at the many events all across the province. 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.

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17th Annual Mount Forest Fireworks Festival - 2018

514 Main St N. , Mount Forest, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-323-4480  www.mountforestfireworks.ca

Join us for a fun-filled, 3-day Fireworks Festival! July 14th, 15th & 16th. Voted a top 100 festival in Ontario . it's perfect for all ages. Featuring over 500 collectible cars, a huge Midway, street vendors, puppet shows, musical entertainment, delicious food & the most spectacular fireworks show you have ever seen!

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) 2017- Aug 18-Sept 4

Exhibition Place , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-263-3800  www.theex.com

One of the largest fairs in North America. Wide variety of entertainment & events, concerts & celebrity chef demonstrations, midway rides & games, a working farm, parades & sports, international food & shopping, Kids' World, and a 3-day Air Show. 1.5 million visitors a year. Let's go to the EX!

Doors Open Ontario

1000+ sites across Ontario , Ontario
Ottawa Region

 416-325-5000  www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

Doors Open Ontario unlocks the treasures in your own backyard. Explore Ontario with free events from April to October, as more than 1,000 fascinating sites offer unique experiences and family activities. Visit our website to plan your adventure!

Kemptville Live Music Festival July 2018

288 County Road 44 , Kemptville, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 613-724-6902  kemptvillelivemusicfestival.com

Join us at Kemptville College for 4 days of live music. Food trucks, Artisan Vendors & more! Camp on site for the weekend. This year enjoy the love music of David Wilcox, Dwight Yoakam, Burton Cummings, Gordon Lightfoot and more! Country, Rock, Blues and Folk, we offer it all !

London Is ON!

267 Dundas Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 800-265-2602  www.LondonIsON.com

Music, Arts & Culture! Enter contests to win tickets to the hottest events and receive great offers for accommodations and dining. Keep up to date & share your #LDNent experience!

Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show - Oct 3-9, 2017

Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South Dr , Simcoe, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-426-7280  www.norfolkcountyfair.com

Come celebrate our 177th year! Visit the oldest agricultural fair in Ontario with over 100,000 visitors each year. This year's fair features agricultural displays, crafts, food vendors,art demonstrations,competitions, midway rides,celebrity chefs,amazing concerts,plus many other special events.

Northern Lights Sound and Light Show - Summer 2017

Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington Street , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 844-878-8333  soundandlightshow.ca

Free evening sound & light show on Parliament Hill. Experience a thrilling journey through Canada’s history, highlighting Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision. Multimedia show with music, lights, laser and more!

Owen Sound Tourism

1155 1st Ave W , Owen Sound, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 888-675-5555  www.owensoundtourism.com

Owen Sound, an historic port city on Georgian Bay at the foot of the Bruce Peninsula, with beaches, caves, hiking, biking, fishing and rivers to paddle. Home of the Summerfolk Music and Craft Festival, the Festival of Northern Lights, and the oldest Emancipation Festival on the continent!

34th Annual Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival - 2018

Zwicks Pk, Hwy 62S , Belleville, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 888-852-9992  www.bellevillewaterfrontfestival.com

A family event with pumpkin carving, pony rides, petting zoo, food tasting & much more! 34th Annual Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival- July 12-15, 2018 Opens with our Canadian Indie Music Festival followed by 4 days of family fun - FREE admission - a midway, Ethnic food village, vendor expo, musical entertainment, Ultimate Air Dogs & Tim Hortons Children's Village full of attractions and meet & greets!

12th Annual Forest Festival- Aug. 2018

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!

165th Rockton World’s Fair (Thanksgiving) - Oct 6-9, 2017

812 Old Highway 8 , Rockton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-647-2502  www.rocktonworldsfair.com

Join us Thanksgiving Weekend for our 165th Fair. Bring the family to enjoy all we have to offer, including Demo Derby, Pet Show, Karaoke Contest, Pie Eating, Homecraft, Livestock, Large Midway, Vendors, hands on learning areas, great food & more! One of Ontario's top Agricultural Fairs.

34th Annual Picton Art & Craft Sale - August 3, 2017

375 Main Street East, Picton Fairgrounds , Picton, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-471-1476  thecountywomensinstitute.ca/craft-show

Eastern Ontario's best 1-day craft show! Over 240 artisans showcasing beautiful jewellery, stained glass, paintings, clothing, pottery, wood products, outdoor furniture & more! Great food, free parking. Proceeds fund Women's Institute's community work. Picton Fairgrounds, $5/adult, under 12 free

44th Home County Music & Art Festival, July 14 - 16, 2017

Victoria Park, 509 Clarence Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-432-4310  www.homecounty.ca

Celebrate 44 years of music & art for three days in downtown London’s beautiful Victoria Park with some of Canada’s finest folk/roots music. Home County features over 120 juried Canadian craft artisans, 30 food vendors, craft demonstrations, community open stage, interactive family area & more.

ACBS-Toronto 37th Annual Vintage Boat Show - July 2018

Muskoka Wharf , Gravenhurst, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 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.

Almonte Celtfest - July 7 - 9. 2017

Gemmill Park , Almonte, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 613-256-3576  www.almonteceltfest.com

Join us for a great weekend of Ottawa Valley & Celtic entertainment, in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park. Enjoy Celtic performers, artisans & vendors & great food & beverages. Seniors’ tent & kids’ entertainment too! Admission by donation.

Ancaster Fair - September 21-24, 2017

630 Trinity Road , Jerseyville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-648-6198  www.ancasterfair.ca

The Great Canadian Fair- A family tradition , live music nightly, beer gardens, demolition derby, livestock shows, interactive agricultural activities, midway rides, community home-craft exhibits, Old MacDonald's Farm visit our website for details and event schedule http://ancasterfair.ca/

Artfest Ontario - Kingston, Toronto, Port Credit Events

4 Ontario events - details/dates on profile page , Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 705-293-2787  www.artfestontario.com

FREE outdoor arts & craft festivals in historic settings: Kingston-City Park (July 1-3), Toronto Distillery (May 20-22) & (Sept 1-4) & Memorial Park Port Credit (May 26-28). Artist/artisan exhibits, music, dance, kids’ fun, mural project, arts tent, food & more! Canada 150 Activities.

BIG on Bloor Festival - 2018

1485 Dupont Street, 214 , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 647-709-8337  bigonbloorfestival.com

A Top 100 Festival of Ontario! The pedestrian takeover returns for a 10th yr. with an expanded program, the inauguration of BIG Murals & BIG X, & festival favourites; BAAF, BIG Awards, Card-Yard, Celebrate Here, How We Live in Cities, JOUEZ Participatory/Performance Art Projects, Savour Bloor & The BIG Market Place.

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!

Carassauga: Mississauga's Festival of Cultures, May 25-27, 2018

Hershey Centre, 5600 Rose Cherry Place, 2nd Fl. , Mississauga, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-615-3010  www.carassauga.com

"Travel the world" without leaving the City! Experience the tastes & sounds of 72 countries at the largest multicultural Festival in Ontario. Visit 28 Pavilions in Mississauga. Enjoy Kids Zone, Music, Food, Art, Fashion Shows, Dance, Story-telling, & more. One of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario.

City of Port Colborne Festivals & Events

296 Fielden Ave. , Port Colborne, Ontario
Niagara Region

 905-835-2900  portcolborne.ca

Explore our vibrant, active & fun community located on the N. Shores of Lake Erie. Enjoy festivals & entertainment, white sand beaches, unique shopping districts & so much more! #PORTicipate & Experience Port Colborne. See website for events.

City of Quinte West Festivals

7 Creswell Dr., PO Box 490 , Trenton, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-392-2841  www.quintewest.ca

In addition to Blues, Big Band and Country festivals, the annual Trenton Scottish Irish Festival occurs Sept 5 & 6. It celebrates the Celtic ancestry of the Quinte area though a Military Tattoo, traditional fare, vendors, music and strongman games.

City of Vaughan - Festivals & Events

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive , Vaughan, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-832-8585  www.vaughan.ca

Award-winning festivals in Vaughan! Bring your family & friends. The Concerts in the Park series features 6 FREE professional concerts on Wed evenings from June 22 - Aug 3 & the huge Canada Day Celebration includes FREE headline entertainment, a Kidz Zone, Food Zone & much more!

Clarence-Rockland Country Jamboree

Clarence Creek Arena, 418 Lemay Street , Clarence Creek, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 613-218-7557  www.crcountryjamboree.com

Come on down for a weekend of great country music, contests, prizes, games, food, activities, camping, parties & more! Special tributes to Stompin’ Tom, Johnny Cash and new, classic & rockn' country music. Performances by Eric Michael Hawks & others.

Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Sept 17, 2017

8 King st East, suite 1901 , Toronto, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 416 366 4820 x 228  www.cobblebeachconcours.com

Canada’s premier classic car show returns Sept 17 with some of the world’s most spectacular antique, classic, special interest, muscle & race cars. September 17, 2017 the Concours will be held on the 18th fairway of Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community , this extraordinary bayside course.

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!

Covent Garden Market & Farmers Market

130 King Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-439-3921  www.coventmarket.com

Indoor market with produce, gourmet foods, gifts, Public Square, ice rink & family prgms. Music/theatre fests & community events yr round. Seasonal outdoor farmers’ Market May -December, Thurs/Sat. Meet vendors who grow it, raise it, bake it or make it!

Discover Bayham!

56169 Heritage Line, PO Box 160 , Straffordville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 5198665521  www.bayham.on.ca

Funfilled family events, unique festivals (Edison Fest, Canada Day, Beachfest, Watermelon Fest), beautiful beach, camping, cottages/B&B, birdwatching, fishing, boating, golfing, cycling/hiking, museums, 1840 Historic Lighthouse & Port Burwell Provincial Park, restaurants & shops.

Discover Heritage Perth - beauty, culture, food & fun!

11 Gore St. East , Perth, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-267-1947  www.perth.ca

The Visitor Information Centre is your one-stop shop for everything to see and do in Perth! Located in the Matheson House Museum, we are open 7-days a week and carry information on accommodations, restaurants and shops, parks, festivals, events, local attractions, weddings and Last Duel Campground.

Hamilton Civic Museums

Throughout the City of , Hamilton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-546-(CITY) 2489  www.hamilton.ca/museums

Real People. Real Stories. Real Adventure! Enjoy hours of entertainment for you and your family. Explore five National Historic Sites including Dundurn Castle. Discover the newly renovated Hamilton Children's Museum and more than 150 annual events, exhibits and workshops.

Help We've Got Kids

Toronto Hamilton Kitchener-Waterloo Ottawa , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-444-7678  www.helpwevegotkids.com

Help We've Got Kids is the most comprehensive directory for anything you need for your children. Classes, programs, services, childcare, camps, birthday party ideas and more! If your child needs it you can find it here.

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

JerkFest - Jerk Food Festival, Aug. 11 - 13, 2017

Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road , Etobicoke, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-993-5123  www.jerkfestival.ca

Experience the tantalizing tastes, mysterious flavours & captivating aromas of unforgettable jerk food – chicken, pork, beef, lamb, seafood & vegetables. Fun & food for the whole family. Live entertainment, Kids’ activities, prizes & lots more! New is Brian McKnight & Freddie Jackson on Friday!!!

Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival, July 2018

Riverside Park, 88 Riverside Drive , Kapuskasing, Ontario
Northern Ontario

 800-463-6432  www.kapuskasing.ca

The Lumberjack Heritage Festival des bucherons celebrates the pioneer families who carved a thriving community out of the unforgiving wilderness of Northern Ontario. The festival showcases lumberjacks, our heritage, live entertainment, a live rodeo, fireworks, kid’s activities & so much more!

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