GREATER TORONTO AREA EVENTS & FESTIVALS

On virtually every weekend all year long, there is an event or show in Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Oakville, Richmond Hill or Pickering. You can be a chili tester at a chili fest, compare Elvis look-alikes, admire pristine antique cars, or enjoy a music festival. Entertainment, food and fun abound at the many events all across the province.

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Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) - 2017

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. Aug 19-Sept 5, 2016. Let's go to the EX!

Doors Open Ontario

1000+ sites across Ontario , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 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!

ACBS-Toronto 37th Annual Vintage Boat Show - July 8, 2017

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.

Artfest Ontario - Kingston, Toronto, Port Credit Events

4 Ontario events - details/dates on profile page , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 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.

Beaches International Jazz Festival - July 7-30, 2017

The Beaches , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-698-2152  www.beachesjazz.com

Canada’s largest free jazz festival showcases jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm & blues & more. The event takes places at several venues across the Queen East/Beaches area. The fest includes workshops, jam sessions, kids events & a streetfest on top of the performances.

BIG on Bloor Festival - July 22 & 23, 2017

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

 6477098337  bigonbloorfestival.com

A Top 20 Toronto Summer Festival! Celebrate community at a 2-day, car-free street celebration of arts, culture & business. Hands-on cultural projects, musical/theatre acts, art projects, games, marketplace, architecture inventions, outdoor art exhibitions & shops.

Carassauga: Mississauga's Festival of Cultures, May 26-28, 2017

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 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!

Co-operators Oakville Family Ribfest - June 23-25, 2017

1430 Trafalgar Road , Oakville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 289-813-5540  www.oakvillefamilyribfest.com

Join us at Sheridan College’s Trafalgar Road Campus for a FREE ribfest in support of Oakville Trafalgar Rotary, a non-profit organization. Enjoy Ribs, cold beer & live music as well as a kids’ PlayZone, midway carnival with ferris wheel & Marketplace with great shopping!

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.

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.

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!!!

Museums Of Burlington

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

 905-332-9888  www.museumsofburlington.com

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.

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.

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
Greater Toronto Area

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
Greater Toronto Area

 705-748-6324  www.ontariofamilyfishing.com

Experience the excitement of fishing! Fish licence-free in February and July during Ontario Family Fishing Events. 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

Enjoy the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival June 1 to 4! Fiery guitar licks and soulful lyrics can be heard throughout Orangeville as musicians and music fans alike take over the streets, pubs, municipal buildings and parks to enjoy some of the best blues and jazz music in the country.

Orangeville Rotary Ribfest - July 14-16, 2017

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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