St. Jacob's, Stratford, Waterloo, Perth, Guelph, Elora-Fergus, Burlington, Hamilton, Sarnia and London are the main destinations for festivals & events in Southwestern Ontario but you'll find smaller events everywhere. Watch highland dance, marvel at strongmen/women, weigh in at a pumpkin competition, admire pristine antique cars, or get down at a music festival. Check the list of festivals below; many are worth planning around. You can save them to your Personal Itinerary to ensure they don't get missed! Check the SFG Event Calendar for a list of current events by date.

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Doors Open Ontario

1000+ sites across Ontario , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


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!


London Is ON!

267 Dundas Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


Music, Arts & Culture! Enter contests to win tickets to the hottest events and receive great offers for accommodations and dining. Keep up to date & share your #LDNent experience!


Owen Sound Tourism

1155 1st Ave W , Owen Sound, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


Owen Sound, an historic port city on Georgian Bay at the foot of the Bruce Peninsula, with beaches, caves, hiking, biking, fishing and rivers to paddle. Home of the Summerfolk Music and Craft Festival, the Festival of Northern Lights, and the oldest Emancipation Festival on the continent!


Ancaster Fair - September 21-24, 2017

630 Trinity Road , Jerseyville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


The Great Canadian Fair- A family tradition , live music nightly, beer gardens, demolition derby, livestock shows, interactive agricultural activities, midway rides, community home-craft exhibits, Old MacDonald's Farm visit our website for details and event schedule


Bayham - Discover the Opportunities!

56169 Heritage Line, PO Box 160 , Straffordville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


Fun-filled unique family festivals (EdisonFest/Canada Day/Beachfest/Watermelon Fest), beautiful beaches, camping, cottages/B&B, birdwatching, fishing, boating, golfing, cycling/hiking trails, fascinating museums/1840 Historic Lighthouse, restaurants/shops.


Hamilton Civic Museums

Throughout the City of , Hamilton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-546-(CITY) 2489

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.


Museums Of Burlington

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


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
Southwestern Ontario


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.


TD Kitchener Blues Festival - 2018

200 King Street West , Kitchener, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


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 for more details.


TD Sunfest - July 6 - 9, 2017

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


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.

423 Queen Street , Blyth, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Original Canadian Theatre – June 28 to Sept. 23.

In >200 venues across Ontario , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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

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