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.

Central Ontario Festivals and Community Events

Central Ontario has events, festivals, & shows year round. Fill your belly at a rib or food fest, compare Elvis look-alikes in Collingwood, admire pristine antique cars in Barrie, or enjoy a music festival in Peterborough, Muskoka or Georgian Bay.

Fall Fairs

Because Central Ontario is the home of many towns which developed around agricultural lands, it is also the home to a huge number of fall fairs.

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Burl's Creek Events: Boots and Hearts & Big Sky Festival

180 8th Line South, Hwy. 11 N , Oro Station, Ontario
Central Ontario

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Burl's Creek is Canada's largest outdoor event venue. With >600 acres of pristine grounds, Burl's Creek is the perfect destination for any event. Burl's Creek annually plays host to Boots and Hearts, Canada's largest country music festival, OK Friday markets and many other unique events each year.   » More

Town of Wasaga Beach - Special Events

Wasaga Beach , Ontario
Central Ontario

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If you love the beach & great festivals, you’ll love Wasaga Beach - the world’s longest freshwater beach! Join us for fabulous events all season long! Fun, activities, music & entertainment. Check out the Waterfront Festival, Main Street Market, Jazz in the Park, Summer Fireworks shows, Canada Day celebration, Giant Inflatable Festival & much more! Details online.   » More

2019 Ontario Ribfest Tour - across Ontario

Vaughan, Alliston, Innisfil, Huntsville, Wasaga Beach, Haliburton, Owen Sound , Ontario
Central Ontario

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Affordable Family Fun! Ribfest, world-class live music all weekend, Kids Zone, jumping castles, activities & the best Award-Winning, Mouth-Watering BBQ Smoked Ribs you’ve ever tasted! Under 12yrs - FREE, 13+ only $3. Raising funds for our communities. Check event details & dates online.   » More

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival - Aug. 24, 2019

Heritage Park, Lakeshore Dr. & Bayfield St , Barrie, Ontario
Central Ontario

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Experience the thrill of dragon boat racing as 60 teams compete for the championship trophy. Exciting races, local vendors, live music, kids crafts and activities, beer garden & more! FREE admission, fun for the whole family. 8 am - 6 pm. At Heritage Park on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie.   » More

Buckhorn Festival of the Arts - Aug 17-18, 2019

1782 Lakehurst Road , Buckhorn, Ontario
Central Ontario

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The award winning Buckhorn Festival of the Arts has a time-honoured reputation for showcasing gallery-quality displays of fine art that appeal to a broad range of art enthusiasts and collectors. It is an annual weekend event featuring local cuisine and live musical entertainment. The Festival is proud to present an amateur art competition, youth art display and an interactive Art Activity Zone for all Festival patrons. New for 2019, our name, Buckhorn Festival of the Arts. In 2019 the Festival will include more diverse and contemporary mediums and genres. Admission and parking are FREE.   » More

Huntsville Festival of the Arts - July 3-Aug 18, 2019

37 Main St E , Huntsville, Ontario
Central Ontario

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An eclectic mix of year round performing arts presentations featuring local, national & international calibre artists. July 5 – August 19, 2018 Celebrating 25 years of presenting an eclectic mix of performances featuring local, national & int’l artists, as well as outdoor events & activities for all ages. Check back in the spring for full summer lineup   » More

Kawartha Craft Beer Festival - June 14-15, 2019

Del Crary Park, 100 George Street , Peterborough, Ontario
Central Ontario

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Kawartha Craft Beer Festival celebrates 5 years and has grown to one of the most anticipated regional events of the year. This year, our new location at Del Crary Park offers a beautiful space on the waterfront for craft beer lovers to gather and sample the best local craft beers and ciders on tap.   » More


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