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.

Fairs and Festivals near Hamilton, London and Windsor

While there are lots of events around the region, don't forget that you'll find a greater volume in some of the larger cities like Hamilton, London and Windsor, which have lots of things to do year round.

Community Events and Shows

Big events are always fun, but keep an eye out for smaller, community events and shows like art and craft shows, antique shows, fall fairs and more.

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TD Kitchener Blues Festival - Aug. 2023

200 King Street West , Kitchener, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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Join us to celebrate our 20th year of the TD Kitchener Blues Festival August 6-9th in downtown Kitchener Ontario, Canada. This special year promises to showcase great international and Canadian Blues & Roots artists on multiple stages with after shows in clubs and restaurants. Check out for the complete schedule.   » More

Wentworth Medieval Faire -May 27-28, 2023

Ancaster Fairgrounds , Ancaster, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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A Renaissance Festival is a wonderful mix of entertainment with a splash of history that colors the festivities. Some people choose to dress the part – we love it when you dress up & play along. Enjoy live music, stage shows, interactive renaissance characters & more! We have something that will entertain everyone at the Wentworth Medieval Faire!   » More

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