Cool events this Father’s Day weekend

Event listing for Ontario

Barrie Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival Free / $
Barrie Ontario Dog Expo
This is a family-style, dog-friendly event featuring: – Responsible dog ownership – Proper dog selection & training – Educational demo’s – Kids corner and so much more.
$
Beamsville Beamsville Strawberry Festival
Live entertainment, kidszone, and more.
Free
Blue Mountains Blue Mountain Barbeque Championship
Professional and amateur BBQ teams compete head to head for cash prizes and supreme bragging rights on the CSBBQA BBQ Circuit. Plus hiking, biking, roller coaster, putting course & more.
Free / $
Brampton Flower City Parade
Main Street in Downtown Brampton on Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm and enjoy colourful floats, costume characters and more.
Free
Brockville 1000 Islands Wine & Food Festival $
Brockville Kemptville Ribfes $
Burlington Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival
Performances by Arkells, Big Sugar, Spirit Of The West, Treble Charger, Walk Off The Earth and more.
Free
Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts
Campbellville Celebrate Campbellville Festival
Classic car show, live music, pancake breakfast, and more.
Free
Carleton Place / Perth Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place
Collingwood Hike It or Bike It – Bike Rodeo & Geocache
Takes place Saturday between 9am to 11am at Sunset Point Park.
Free
Dundas Punisher Adventure Race
An inexpensive, early season, 5km obstacle mud run presents a perfect opportunity for experienced and beginner adventure racers alike.
$
Grand Bend Harley’s by the Beach at the Grand Bend Motorplex
Canada’s biggest Harley bash, all bike week and motorcycling racing.
$
Halton Hills Big Daddy Festival
Lots of family friendly activities to do.
Free
Hamilton Hamilton Airshow
Four and a half hour airshow with a large list of vintage places as well as the Snowbirds and a CF-18. Takes place at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
$
Kincardine Teddy Bear Parade
Parade starts at 10:00AM. Bring your Teddy Bears and enjoy the day.
Free
Leamington Leamington Fair $
London Kids Expo
Lots of family fun. Takes place at Victoria Park.
$
London London Fringe Theatre Festival $
London Nuit Blanche
For one night only, the city of London will come alive with contemporary arts activities, exhibits and performances. Galleries, museums, laneways, sidewalks, alleys, and parks will become locations to engage audiences in a variety of artistic experiences.
Free
Markham Markham Village Music Festival
Features amateur and professional entertainers and muscians from rock and roll to classical, from country to hip hop.
Free
Milton Teddy Bear Picnic
Petting zoo, bouncy castles, giant sand box, tractor-wagon rides and more. Takes place at Country Heritage Park.
Free
Milverton Milverton Rodeo $
Mississauga Mississauga Waterfront Festival
Lots of family fun at this event. The main musical performance this year is Monster Rock Orchestra with a backdrop of a laser light show and water feature.
$
Newburgh Art Among the Ruins
Outdoor art show and sale is set among picturesque ruins of a 19th century mill beside rapids of Napanee River.
Free
Niagara Falls Nik Wallenda walks across the Falls
He is expected to walk on June 11th at 9pm. 120,000 people are expected to attend.
Free
Niagara on the Lake Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Grand Opening, Fort George National Historic Site
Celebrate the grand opening of the bicentennial of the war of 1812. Events happening all weekend.
$
Niagara Region Doors Open Niagara Free
Ontario Ontario Craft Beer Week
Oshawa 7th Peony Festival Free
Oshawa Oshawa Fiesta Week
Annual week-long Multicultural Family Festival that gives the residents of Durham Region the opportunity to experience European, Asian and Caribbean cultures and foods.
Free
Ottawa CARIVIBE
An annual celebration of Caribbean culture in the Nation’s Capital. It offers a diverse array of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture.
Ottawa Magnetic North Theatre Festival
Paris Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Rally $
Peterborough Father’s Day Smoke & Steam Show
See fully operational, unique, working examples of the earliest gas engines as well as “hit and miss” engines and have a rare opportunity to see Lang’s own 1921 Sawyer-Massey Steam Engine in full operation.
$
Port Severn Doors Open Georgian Bay Free
Rockton Father’s Day Steam and Machine Show
Featured are steam engines, antique machinery, railway displays and demonstrations. Enjoy steam traction engine rides and tour over thirty historic buildings. Takes place at the Westfield Heritage Village.
$
St. Agatha StrawberryFest
St. Catharines New Vintage Niagara 2012 $
St. Marys The Wild Ride: Mountain Bike Festival
A mountain biking race through a professionally developed 25km trail at Wildwood Conservation Area.
$
Sudbury Downtown Rotary Blues for Food Food
Thorold Niagara Italian Festival
Toronto Battle of Black Creek – Revolutionary War Re-enactment
More than 200 soldiers set up camp for this colourful Revolutionary War re-enactment. Enjoy a special Father’s Day BBQ’d ribs lunch.
$
Toronto Beach BBQ & Brews Festival
Take place at Woodbine Park.
Free
Toronto Coca-Cola Fun Day, Toronto Zoo
Bring in a product label from any Coca-Cola® product and receive one FREE Child’s admission (up to 12 years of age).
Free
Toronto MuchMusic Video Awards 2012
Head down to Queen street to listen in.
Toronto NXNE – North By Northeast
NXNE showcases the best new music and film by predominantly independent creators and producers.
$
Toronto Roncy Rocks!
Music and art in in Roncesvalles Village.
Free
Toronto Taste of Little Italy Free / $
Toronto Toronto Mountain Bike Fest – Hit the Dirt in the City
Group rides, prizes, BBQ, skills camp, hill race, parts swap, and more. Takes place at Crothers’ Woods Trails on the Don River.
Toronto Totstock
On Sunday June 17th, from 2-5pm, Sorauren Park, will be filled with the sounds, stories, food, games, and community-minded revelry of the third annual Totstock.
Free
Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival
Takes place at Suar Beach this year.
$
Wasaga Beach Kite Fest & Sandcastle Building Competition
During the event you will see demonstrations of Single line kites, Dual line kites, Stunt & Sport Kites, even Power and Traction Kites. Each day will consist of kite flying demonstrations and family fun fly.
Free
Waterloo UpTown Country Festival
Takes place at Waterloo Public Square. Performers include Laura Rose, Moonshine, Greg Hanna and more.
Free
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