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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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!

Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival -Sept. 9 - 10, 2017

The Stratford Rotary Complex 353 McCarthy Road , Stratford, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

There's no such thing as too much garlic! Featuring renowned chefs, educators & garlic experts. Entertainment, cooking demos, presentations, garlic braiding and the Ontario garlic market. Ontario garlic is considered to be the best in the world! A community project of the Kiwanis Club of Stratford.

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!

Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival - Aug. 18-20, 2017

Kelso Beach 2nd Ave W , Owen Sound, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-371-2995  www.summerfolk.org

Join us for the 42nd annual Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival Celebrating Ontario's 150 with Buffy Sainte Marie, Serena Ryder, Bill & Joel Plaskett, The Jerry Cans, Delhi 2 Dublin and 45 other acts One of a kind artisan village, children's area, food court, workshops, wine bar, beachfront and ...

SweetWater Music Festival - Sept. 15-17, 2017

Box 333 Station Main , Owen Sound, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-371-2833  sweetwatermusicfestival.ca

SweetWater connects music from the past and present as well as captivating audience of all ages. Each year the Festival offers up an entirely new take on classical. jazz, and contemporary chamber music performed by some of the world's best musicians. SweetWater is truly "a fine music festival."

Taste of Asia Festival

Kennedy Rd just North of Steeles Ave. East , 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

Sunfest is an annual Canadian festival of food, culture, art & music. The festival venue is Victoria Park and is typically held the weekend after Canada Day. Experience the red-hot vibes of over 35 outstanding world music & jazz ensembles on 5 stages. FREE admission!

Tecumseh Corn Festival - Aug. 24-27, 2017

917 Lesperance Road , Tecumseh, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-735-2184  www.tecumseh.ca

Come out & “stalk" up at our 42nd annual summer fun Corn Festival. The best corn on the cob you’ll ever eat! Enjoy carnival rides, giant corn maze, corn on the cob eating & tossing contests, classic car show, parade, live entertainment & so much more!

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.

Toronto Garlic Festival

601 Christie St , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 4168887829  Toronto Garlic Festival

Experience garlic in the 60s (1860s!) at the 7th Toronto Garlic Festival. Meet farmers, chefs, health experts. Taste delicious garlic dishes, spirits & desserts. Stock up on ON garlic. Enjoy cooking demos, contests, VR demos, talks, live music & more.

TORONTO RIBFEST presented by Rotary Etobicoke

Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 647 986-3739  www.torontoribfest.com

June 30-July 3, 2017. Kick off Summer at the 18th annual TORONTO RIBFEST! Enjoy fabulous food & attractions your whole family can enjoy. With concerts, a massive midway, Kidzone, fireworks, celebrities, BBQ demos & more. Experience why it's become Toronto’s favourite family festival. (all profits to community activities).

Toronto Summer Music - July 13-Aug 5

Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 647-430-5699  www.torontosummermusic.com

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, we explore the music of Canada & feature the best of Canada’s world-renowned classical performers. Join us for Toronto's most eagerly awaited classical music event, with a combination of concerts, guest lectures & Masterclasses by Canada's best!

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!

Verona Lions Club Jamboree & Garlic Festival!!

4504 Verona Sand Rd , Verona, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-374-2821  www.veronalions.ca

Tons of fun for the whole family! Jamboree: July 6,7 & 8 2017. Join us for Games of Chance, Bingo, Mini Golf, Midway Rides & the famous Jamboree Burger & Fries! 11th Annual Garlic Festival: Sept 2nd, 9-2. Enjoy Local garlic, vendor village, Eastern Ontario Garlic Awards, Fantastic Food, live music

Woodstock Summer StreetFest -

Downtown Woodstock, Dundas St. , Woodstock, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-537-5721  www.downtownwoodstock.ca

It's the ultimate family street festival - Aug. 10-12, 2017 - with three days of shopping, dining, live music, performance, amusement attractions & art - all in the heart of Downtown Woodstock! Free & fun for everyone! Summer StreetFest brings in more than 30 entertainment acts & over 175 street vendors of all kinds.

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.

613-936-2220
NAV Centre, 1950 Montreal Rd , Cornwall, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

Join us for Cornwall’s biggest summer celebration of Music and Beer!

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

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

905-389-8638
133 King St West , Dundas, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Free Family Fun w/ Entertainment.

800-465-1553
150 St Paul St , St-Albert, Ontario
Ottawa Region

5 days of pure fun & shows plus tons of free curds!

519-488-5430
Covent Garden, 130 King St , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

A day of fun,mariachi,folklore, a cultural experience!

1-888-298-1666
35 Fair Street , Maxville, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

Aug 4 & 5, 2017. Celebrating 70 years of Scottish tradition!

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

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

807-755-5526
Eagle Lake First Nation , Ontario
Northern Ontario

Largest Pow wow in Northwestern Ontario.

613-754-2732
Barry's Bay & E. of Algonquin Park , Combermere, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

Observe local artists & enjoy breathtaking scenery. Painting, Photography, Woodworking, Pottery & more!

866-755-7425
181 Harbour View Road, off Highway 6 , Little Current, Ontario
Northern Ontario

Featuring Dwight Yoakam! Get Your Tickets!

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