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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Ontario Family Fishing Events

various , locations, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


Experience the excitement of fishing! Fish licence-free July 1-9 during Ontario Family Fishing Events. Over 60 events across Ontario to choose from...or go out on your own! With friends or family, fishing inspires an appreciation for the environment & creates lifelong memories.

Paris Fair - Labour Day Weekend

139 Silver St , Paris, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


Huge Midway, Holstein Show, Mini Rods, Ultimutts, Horse Shows, Lumberjack Show, Beer Garden, Live Concerts, 4H Competitions, 3 Demolition Derby Nights, Live demos, Barrel Racing and more! Loads of food and fun for the whole family!

Port Stanley Canfest - July 1-3, 2017

Downtown Port Stanley , Port Stanley, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


Join us at the Port Stanley Canfest July 1-3, 2017 - Full of family fun, fireworks (July 2nd) & unique shopping, featuring Live bands & Theatre, Boat Parade & so much more. Fun for everyone! World class beaches & yr. round shopping.

Port Stanley Harbourfest - Aug. 5-7, 2017

Port Stanley Harbour , Port Stanley, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


No admission necessary! Come and enjoy an amazing long weekend that includes Exhibitors, live music and performances, a children's area with lots to do, a boat parade, cruise night, street sales, food trucks, local amenities hosting special nights like lobster nights & fish fries, fireworks & much much more!

St Marys Summer Events

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


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


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.

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

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

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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


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

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

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


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


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."

TD Kitchener Blues Festival - Aug. 10-13, 2017

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.

Tecumseh Corn Festival - Aug. 24-27, 2017

917 Lesperance Road , Tecumseh, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario


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!

Woodstock Summer StreetFest -

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


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.

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!

Covent Garden, 130 King St , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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

Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St , St Thomas, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Firefighter competitions and 2 full days of fun!

Bluewater Park , Wiarton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

2 days of live music, local food, vendors village at the #BPMR.

3295 Meloche Rd , Amherstburg , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

A "FUNTASTIC" festival for Pets & their People. Activities, contests, vendors & more.

Nelson Street / Hospital Hill , Meaford, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario
Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd , Ancaster, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario
Clearwater Park , Sarnia, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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