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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Russell Fair - Sept 7-10, 2017

1076 Concession Rd. , Russell, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 613-445-1742  www.russellfair.com

Come out to our 159th Russell Fair Sept. 7 - 10 to discover our agricultural heritage and enjoy fantastic entertainment through the whole weekend. Friday night concert in the tent with two great tribute bands - Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams) and Road Apples (Tragically Hip). Friday night teen dance.

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.

Smooth Truck Fest - Aug. 17-20, 2017

142 First Avenue, Box 249 , Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
Northern Ontario

 705-338-2036  www.smoothtruckfest.com

Come & enjoy a great line-up of events for the entire family! Rated one of the top 100 Events in Ontario. Experience truck races, transport races, kids activities, concerts featuring Marianas Trench and more. Come and have a fun weekend in Smooth Rock as its THE PLACE TO BE! Tickets online NOW!

St Marys Summer Events

175 Queen Street East , St. Marys, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-284-2340  www.townofstmarys.com

Choose the scenic rural route and discover the unexpected: a unique limestone town, specialty shops, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & wonderful festivals such as the Stonetown Heritage Festival (Jul. 8, 2017), St. Marys Car Show (Aug.19) & this year's special Canada 150 Canada Day event at Cadzow Park!

St. George AppleFest - Sept. 16 - 17, 2017

36 Main Street S. , St. George, Ontario, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-448-1344  www.stgeorgeapplefest.com

Spend the day and enjoy a rural experience! Listed as a Top 100 Festival in Ontario (3 years) and a Signature Event within the County of Brant, St. George AppleFest is an affordable family outing. It is a fantastic festival highlighting apples, pies, crafts, artisans, live entertainment, kids' activities with children’s entertainment stage & much more.

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

 see website  stratfordgarlicfestival.com

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 more!

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

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 presents: Night It Up! Night Market

Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard , Markham, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 647-258-4215  nightitup.com

Join us for great food, fabulous entertainment & tons of fun! Styled after night markets across Asia, this outdoor festival features 120+ delicious, authentic Asian street foods, talented local performers & activities. Organized by Power Unit Youth Organization. All profits donated. Adm: FREE.

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.

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 Caribbean Carnival - July 11-Aug 7, 2017

various Toronto venues , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-391-5608  www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

North America's Hottest Summer Festival. Join us for our 50th anniversary celebrating fun-filled cultural explosion of music, dance, costume and food. The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is 5 glorious weeks of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry. It's an all out spectacle of visual and performing arts.

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 - Sept. 17, 2017

601 Christie St , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-888-7829  www.torontogarlicfestival.ca

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!

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