SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO EVENTS & FESTIVALS

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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17th Annual Mount Forest Fireworks Festival - 2017

514 Main St N. , Mount Forest, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-323-4480  www.mountforestfireworks.ca

Join us for a fun-filled, 3-day Fireworks Festival! July 14th, 15th & 16th. Voted a top 100 festival in Ontario . it's perfect for all ages. Featuring over 500 collectible cars, a huge Midway, street vendors, puppet shows, musical entertainment, delicious food & the most spectacular fireworks show you have ever seen!

Doors Open Ontario

1000+ sites across Ontario , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 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!

London Is ON!

267 Dundas Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 800-265-2602  www.LondonIsON.com

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!

Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show - Oct 3-9, 2017

Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South Dr , Simcoe, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-426-7280  www.norfolkcountyfair.com

Come celebrate our 177th year! Visit the oldest agricultural fair in Ontario with over 100,000 visitors each year. This year's fair features agricultural displays, crafts, food vendors,art demonstrations,competitions, midway rides,celebrity chefs,amazing concerts,plus many other special events.

Owen Sound Tourism

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

 888-675-5555  www.owensoundtourism.com

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!

165th Rockton World’s Fair (Thanksgiving) - Oct 6-9, 2017

812 Old Highway 8 , Rockton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-647-2502  www.rocktonworldsfair.com

Join us Thanksgiving Weekend for our 165th Fair. Bring the family to enjoy all we have to offer, including Demo Derby, Pet Show, Karaoke Contest, Pie Eating, Homecraft, Livestock, Large Midway, Vendors, hands on learning areas, great food & more! One of Ontario's top Agricultural Fairs.

44th Home County Music & Art Festival, July 14 - 16, 2017

Victoria Park, 509 Clarence Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-432-4310  www.homecounty.ca

Celebrate 44 years of music & art for three days in downtown London’s beautiful Victoria Park with some of Canada’s finest folk/roots music. Home County features over 120 juried Canadian craft artisans, 30 food vendors, craft demonstrations, community open stage, interactive family area & more.

Ancaster Fair - September 21-24, 2017

630 Trinity Road , Jerseyville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-648-6198  www.ancasterfair.ca

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 http://ancasterfair.ca/

Art in the Park Stratford

Lakeside Dr betw. Front St & North St , Stratford, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-471-7052  www.artintheparkstratford.ca

Presenting a juried fine art & craft outdoor show along the banks of the beautiful Avon River. Entering the 49th year of bringing art to the public in Canada’s Premier Arts Town! Come meet the artists and enjoy the visual arts in this idyllic setting.

Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

Riverside Park, 49 King Street West , Cambridge, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-740-4681 x4397  www.cambridgecanadaday.ca

Join us for Canada's 150th Birthday Bash!! Catch & release fishing derby, longer parade w/ floats, bands, flyover. Bigger children's area, local entertainment, midway, beer garden, food vendors. Spectacular fireworks to music with waterfall finale. Time capsule - tell us your memories of Cambridge

Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Sept 17, 2017

8 King st East, suite 1901 , Toronto, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 416 366 4820 x 228  www.cobblebeachconcours.com

Canada’s premier classic car show returns Sept 17 with some of the world’s most spectacular antique, classic, special interest, muscle & race cars. September 17, 2017 the Concours will be held on the 18th fairway of Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community , this extraordinary bayside course.

Covent Garden Market & Farmers Market

130 King Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-439-3921  www.coventmarket.com

Indoor market with produce, gourmet foods, gifts, Public Square, ice rink & family prgms. Music/theatre fests & community events yr round. Seasonal outdoor farmers’ Market May -December, Thurs/Sat. Meet vendors who grow it, raise it, bake it or make it!

Discover Bayham!

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

 5198665521  www.bayham.on.ca

Funfilled family events, unique festivals (Edison Fest, Canada Day, Beachfest, Watermelon Fest), beautiful beach, camping, cottages/B&B, birdwatching, fishing, boating, golfing, cycling/hiking, museums, 1840 Historic Lighthouse & Port Burwell Provincial Park, restaurants & shops.

Dundas Cactus Festival

King Street West , Dundas, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-512-5100  Www.dundascactusfestival.ca

Dundas Cactus Festival -Aug.18-20- Free! Family street fest, 4 stages; Live music w-DAVID WILCOX -SPOONS- new Festival Patio, Family Fun Zone -free interactives, McCann Dog Stars, food. And join us for free live Music in the City by Big Time Productions -May-Sept- FB Music in the City @BonnieEsson

Fergus Fall Fair - Sept. 15 - 17, 2017

550 Belsyde Ave. , Fergus, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-843-3371  www.fergusfallfair.ca

Join us for the 181st annual fair! We are the tenth oldest fair in Ontario. Weekend featuring truck and tractor pulls, livestock shows including dairy, beef, horses and sheep, antique and classic car show, heavy horses, baby show and lots more. Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Hamilton Civic Museums

Throughout the City of , Hamilton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-546-(CITY) 2489  www.hamilton.ca/museums

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.

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.

Kingsville Folk Music Festival

315 Queen St. , Kingsville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-997-7777  www.kingsvillefolkfest.org

Aug 11-13, 2017. Join us for the 4th annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival. Celebrating live folk music & culture. 3 days featuring 30+ performers across 5 stages, Children’s activities, local foods, artisans, craft beer, Pelee Island Wines. Something for all ages. Non profit. Accessible. Under 16 – free.

London Beatles Festival-Sept. 8-10, 2017

Downtown London , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-933-8504  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.

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.

Northern Heat Rib Series

40 Crescent Ave , St Thomas, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 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.

Ontario 150 Tour

Various Venues around the province , Multiple, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 see website  www.on150tour.com

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!

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