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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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.

Doo Doo the Clown & Farco Entertainment

Various Venues , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-761-0010  www.farcoentertainment.com

Family & Corporate events featuring DooDoo the International Clown from Adam Sandlers hit movie Billy Madison. We also have Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Snow-Cones, Face-painters,Balloon Clowns, Magicians, Jugglers, Caricaturists, Hypnotists and much more. Please check out our web site for more.

Fergus Fall Fair - Sept. 15 - 17, 2017

550 Belsyde Ave. , Fergus, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-843-3371  www.fergusfallfair.ca

Join us for the 181st Annual fair which is one of the oldest in Ontario & we are proud to showcase local agriculture. Featuring truck/tractor pulls, livestock shows including dairy, beef, horses and sheep. There will also be the antique and classic car show, heavy horses, baby show and lots more.

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!

Fort Erie Friendship Festival - July 13 -16, 2017

Mather Arch- South of the Peace Bridge , Fort Erie, Ontario
Niagara Region

 905-871-6454  www.friendshipfestival.com

The Friendship Festival has been celebrated for 30 years commemorating the peace between Canada and the USA. Enjoy family fun, – Classic Car shows, concerts with local & big name bands, Large midway, Market place –Artists, artisians & crafters, animals, & so much more! Total family fun from tots to teens & young at heart!

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

It's Your Festival - June 30-July 2, 2017

Gage Park , Hamilton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-525-2297  www.itsyourfestival.ca

Celebrate Canada's 150 Free! Multicultural, 4 stages; David Usher - Ashley MacIsaac - The Sadies. Hosting events; Dundas Cactus Festival -Aug.18-20- Free! Live music, Family Fun Zone, Cactus Patio. And join us for free live Music in the City by Big Time Productions -May-Sept- FB Music in the City

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 21 - 23, 2017

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!

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.

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games - July 7-9, 2017

Victoria Park Kincardine, 310 Durham Market North , Kincardine, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-396-9300  www.kincardinescottishfestival.ca

A gem of a Scottish Festival featuring world class Pipe Band competitions, Highland dance, traditional Highland sports, parades, Clans, Celtic vendors, Bairns’ (children) program. Enjoy Natalie McMaster, Donnell Leahy, The Trews, Albannach, Screaming Orphans and many more in concert.

Kingsville Folk Music Festival

315 Queen St. , Kingsville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-997-7777  www.kingsvillefolkfest.org

Aug 11-13, 2017. Join us for the 4th annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival. Celebrating live folk music & culture. 3 days featuring 30+ performers across 5 stages, Children’s activities, local foods, artisans, craft beer, Pelee Island Wines. Something for all ages. Non profit. Accessible. Under 16 – free.

London Beatles Festival-Sept. 8-10, 2017

Downtown London , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-933-8504  www.thelondonbeatlesfestival.com

Come together for a weekend wonderland for the Beatles fan of every age! Enjoy some of the world's top Beatles tribute bands playing our stages & celebrity artists playing tribute - featuring an exciting roster of Canadian indie musicians of all genres, performing the familiar songs of The Beatles in their own style.

Madawaska Valley Events

19503 Opeongo Line , Barry's Bay, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613 756 5885  www.madawaskavalley.ca

Find your path in the Madawasaka Valley where culture and wilderness experiences meet. Wander through the Artisan Festival on July 8th to find a hand made treasure, excite your taste buds at Taste of the Valley on Aug 18th and celebrate trees at There's Art in Your Wood pile festival on Sept 16th.

Mississauga ItalFEST- Aug. 18 - 19, 2017

Celebration Square - 200 City Ctr. Dr. , Mississauga, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 647-966-4100  www.mississaugaitalfest.com

Mississauga’s First & Premier Italian festival. One of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. A free event celebrating all that is Italian. Featuring delicious food & crafts from 40+ vendors & artisans, cultural & family-oriented activities, entertainment from local & international talent & much more!

Museums Of Burlington

Joseph Brant Museum - 1240 North Shore Blvd. E. , Ireland House at Oakridge Farm - 2168 Guelph Line, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-332-9888  www.museumsofburlington.ca

Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington's most exciting and engaging places, each representing the history of Burlington in a unique way and inviting visitors to take a wondrous step back in time. A variety of spectacular special events are presented annually.

Niagara Grape and Wine Festivals 2017

8 Church St., Ste 100 , St. Catharines, Ontario
Niagara Region

 905-688-0212  www.niagarawinefestival.com

3 amazing festivals…dozens of spectacular wines & tours! Discover the newest vintages: Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival, June 17-18. Celebrate the harvest & enjoy a Grand Parade: Niagara Grape & Wine Festival, Sept 8-24. Indulge in a bit of heaven at the Niagara Icewine Festival: Jan 12-28, 2018

Northern Heat Rib Series

40 Crescent Ave , St Thomas, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 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.

Oakville Children's Festival - July 9, 2017

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road , Oakville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-845-6601  oakville.ca/culturerec/oakville-childrens-festival.html

From 10 am to 4 pm, the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre will transform into an arts and culture playground for kids of all ages and abilities. Enjoy free live performances and fun events that engage young imaginations. Food trucks on site. Take the free shuttle.

Ontario 150 Tour

Various Venues around the province , Multiple, Ontario
Southwestern 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
Southwestern Ontario

 705-748-6324  www.ontariofamilyfishing.com

Experience the excitement of fishing! Fish licence-free July 1-9 during Ontario Family Fishing Events. Over 60 events across Ontario to choose from...or go out on your own! With friends or family, fishing inspires an appreciation for the environment & creates lifelong memories.

Orangeville

200 Lakeview Ct , Orangeville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 1-855-415-8687  www.orangevilletourism.ca

Orangeville invites you to experience the many festivals and events hosted by our lively community throughout the year. Music, art, theatre, food, outdoor recreation, and more await you in Orangeville. For current event details, visit http://orangevilletourism.ca/festivals-events/.

Orangeville Rotary Ribfest - July 14-16, 2017

275 Adler St. - Alder Street Arena , Orangeville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 see website  www.orangevilleribfest.com

Get ready for sticky fingers, big smiles & delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs. Ribfest is a family event with something for every age! Music & Entertainment all weekend long featuring The Johnny Lane Band & the Campfire Poets. The midway is all 3 days & join us for the Ribfest Classic Car show on Saturday from 3- 8pm

Pan American Food & Music Festival - Aug. 12-13, 2017

Younger-Dundas Square - 1 Dundas St. E. , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-406-3311  panamfest.com

Celebrate the food, art, music & dance of the 41 Pan American countries. This free annual Festival features celebrity chefs, food competitions with the city's best restaurateurs and caterers, kid's activities, an art exhibition, performers & more

Paris Fair - Labour Day Weekend

139 Silver St , Paris, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-442-2823  www.parisfair.com

Huge Midway, Holstein Show, Mini Rods, Ultimutts, Horse Shows, Lumberjack Show, Beer Garden, Live Concerts, 4H Competitions, 3 Demolition Derby Nights, Live demos, Barrel Racing and more! Loads of food and fun for the whole family!

Port Stanley Canfest - July 1-3, 2017

Downtown Port Stanley , Port Stanley, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-782-4555  www.portstanley.net

Join us at the Port Stanley Canfest July 1-3, 2017 - Full of family fun, fireworks (July 2nd) & unique shopping, featuring Live bands & Theatre, Boat Parade & so much more. Fun for everyone! World class beaches & yr. round shopping.

Port Stanley Harbourfest - Aug. 5-7, 2017

Port Stanley Harbour , Port Stanley, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-782-4555  www.portstanley.net

No admission necessary! Come and enjoy an amazing long weekend that includes Exhibitors, live music and performances, a children's area with lots to do, a boat parade, cruise night, street sales, food trucks, local amenities hosting special nights like lobster nights & fish fries, fireworks & much much more!

Powassan Smoke 'N' Spurs Festival - Sept. 1 - 3, 2017

111 Purdon Line; PO Box 747 , Powassan, Ontario
Northern Ontario

 705-724-6400  smokenspurs.yolasite.com

Come out and enjoy a fun filled weekend packed full of action! Dust off those cowboy hats, shine up your boots & get ready to saddle up as the Rodeo comes to town! Demolition Derby, Professional Rodeo, ATV Mud Bogs, Truck & Tractor Pulls, Live Concert on Outdoor Stage lots of family fun to be had!

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.

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank - Aug 5-13, 2017

Aviva Centre, 1 Shoreham Drive , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 1-877-283-6647  www.rogerscup.com

Get closer to the action this July as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and hometown hero Eugenie Bouchard take centre stage in Toronto at Rogers Cup. There’s fun for all ages with tennis, shopping, dining, family activities and more. It’s a can’t-miss event!

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.

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