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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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!

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games - July 6-8, 2018

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.

London Beatles Festival-Sept. 8-10, 2017

Downtown London , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 226-377-8558 ext 20  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.

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
Ottawa Region

 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.

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/.

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!

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre & Events

23 York Street, P.O. Box 912 , Haliburton, Ontario
Central Ontario

 7054572330  www.railsendgallery.com

Contemporary art by regional & local artists in Haliburton's historic rail station. Also Haliburton Art & Craft Festival July 21-23, 2017 and Haliburton DrumFest August 19 - Sept 2 (concert Sept 2) 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 Fair - Sept 22-24, 2017

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

 905-352-3778  www.roseneathfair.com

Livestock competitions, Antique Tractor, Lawn Tractor and Horse and Pony Pulls, Midway, Tom Bishop Wild West Show, Freestyle Connection BMX Stunt Show, Strongman competition, Demo Derby, Truck and Tractor Pull, Home craft and Junior Work competitions. Down home country fun for the whole family to enjoy!

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - November 3-12, 2017

Exhibition Place , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-263-3400  www.royalfair.org

The largest of its kind in the world, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is a full day of fun with family entertainment and world-class food, agricultural and equine competitions. Over 5,000 animals, top chefs, artisan foods, interactive demonstration and live shows. It's a great way to spend a day.

Shaw Festival

10 Queen's Parade , Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara Region

 1-800-511-7429  www.shawfest.com

World-class theatre in blissful wine country! 2017 Season: 11 plays in four theatres, Apr-Oct including the sparkling and fun musical ME AND MY GIRL, Bernard Shaw’s SAINT JOAN, DRACULA and WILDE TALES, stories for young and old by Oscar Wilde.

Stratford Summer Music- July 17-Aug 27, 2017

Indoor + Outdoor Venues Downtown , Stratford, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-271-2101  www.stratfordsummermusic.ca

Annual music festival with over 100 events. Performances by artists from Canada and beyond. Enjoy classical performances in historic churches, jazz cabarets, world music in free concerts on the banks of the Avon River, lectures, and more! Celebrating our 16th Anniversary Season

Strongman Challenge Dubreuilville - July 28-30, 2017

148 A ave du Parc Recreation Centre in Dubreuilville , Dubreuilville, Ontario
Northern Ontario

 705-884-2340 x25  www.strongmanchallenge.ca

The Biggest Strongman Competition In Northern Ontario! Join us for the 15th anniversary of the Dubreuilville Strongman Challenge, in partnership with the Strongman Circuit of Canada. You will be amazed! Athletes from across Canada and the United States compete. A weekend of events not to be missed!

Taste of Asia Festival

4350 Steeles Ave E , Markham, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-946-1137  www.taste-of-asia.ca

Each summer, Markham sees the coming together of dazzling cultural performances, culinary artists, iconic celebrities, dignitaries, sports fans, artisans and food connoisseurs. This coming year’s event will fill the streets with two days of non-stop multicultural performances for families and friends.

TD Kitchener Blues Festival - Aug. 10-13, 2017

200 King Street West , Kitchener, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-571-2555  Www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com

Experience one of Canada’s largest Blues Festivals! This mostly free admission festival includes multiple stages throughout Kitchener's downtown core. Featuring top flight international, national & local blues & roots artists. Join us for a great weekend of fun & music! See kitchenerbluesfestival.com for more details.

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival - June 22 - July 2, 2017

602-294 Albert St , Ontario
Ottawa Region

  613-241-2633  www.ottawajazzfestival.com

The 37th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is a unique outdoor & indoor concert-going experience in the heart of the Nation's Capital. Past artists include Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Steve Martin, & Al Green to name a few!

TD Sunfest - July 6 - 9, 2017

Victoria Park ~ 509 Clarence St. (Downtown) , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

  519-672-1522  www.sunfest.on.ca

Savor enchanting global sounds, scrumptious international cuisine and a unique assortment of crafts and visual art as TD Sunfest '17 transfigures Downtown London’s beautiful Victoria Park into a culturally diverse jewel, featuring over 35 top world music & jazz ensembles and 225+ exhibitors.

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & BBQ Fest -Sept 8-10, 2017

Port Credit Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore Rd. East , Mississauga, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-770-4374  www.southsideshuffle.com

Mississauga’s musical Mardi Gras, featuring a wide range of Canadian & international artists. Join us for Mississauga's biggest street party on Saturday afternoon. The downtown core of Port Credit is jammed with fans literally dancing in the streets to the entertainment.

Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival

707 Dundas St W , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-966-1062  www.fringetoronto.com

Featuring 150 shows in 30 venues around downtown Toronto, including indie theatre, dance, visual art & more. See new Canadian musicals, re-imagined classics, surprising site specific theatre and performances for young people at our FringeKids venue. Something fun for everyone.

Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival - Aug 25-27, 2017

Tweed Fairgrounds, Alexander St. , Tweed, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-478-6944  www.tweedelvisfestival.ca

Tweed welcomes Elvis for 3 days in August! One of Ontario’s top 100 festivals. Events include the Ultimate Elvis Contest, Rising Star Youth Competition for young Elvis performers, "King" Idol Competition, classic car show, gospel show & more! Join the fun.

Vegetarian Food Fest- Sept 8-10, 2017

2nd Floor, 17 Baldwin Street , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-544-9800  vegfoodfest.com

Enlighten your tastebuds this September. Join the Toronto Vegetarian Association at the 33rd Veg Food Fest! This free event is taking over the Harbourfront Centre from Sept 8-10. Discover the plant-based world of food, cooking and innovative ideas at the largest veg fest in North America!

613-530-7355
30 King St E. - Gananoque Town Park , Gananoque , Ontario
Eastern Ontario

Fun Family entertainment, kidzone, craft show & music. Free!

705-324-5551
354 Angeline Street South , Lindsay, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

5 days of fun: Shows, Midway, Derbies, Concerts & more!

613-476-6154
375 Main St. E. Hwy 49 , Picton, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

One of Ontario’s oldest Agricultural fairs!

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

Celebrating Scottish culture and heritage.

613-476-8416 for tix
various locations around beautiful Prince Edward County , Ontario
Eastern Ontario

Celebration of jazz featuring national greats & emerging stars.

888-405-7922
Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

26th year! Experience artists at work. Free!

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.

519-523-9300
423 Queen Street , Blyth, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Original Canadian Theatre – June 28 to Sept. 23.

905-436-3311
50 Centre Street South , Oshawa, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

Year Round community events throughout the City of Oshawa.

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

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

905-512-5100
C206-5 East 36th St , Hamilton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Free Family Fun w/ Entertainment.

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