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Event listing for Ontario

Almonte North Lanark Highland Games $
Arnprior White Pine Festival
Music, games, OPP Golden Helmets, vendors, buskers, a car show and boat races.
Free / $
Aylmer 2nd Annual Family Fun Day
Takes place at the Dairy Heritage Museum. Day of pioneer games, food, interactive displays and demonstrations. Make your own homemade ice cream and butter and jump in the Bouncy Cow.
Bayham Watermelon Fest in Straffordville
Pancake breakfast at firehall. Parade at 10am. Music, entertainment, children’s activities, rides, silent auction, craft vendors, food and movie at dark.
Beaver Valley Beaver Valley Climbing Festival
The first of its kind in Ontario. Climbing workshops & competitions, caving for kids, aerial silk performance, yoga, mountain bike demos, vendors and more. Takes place at Metcalfe Rock in the Kolapore Uplands of Grey County.
Blue Mountains Cedar Run Rodeo Weekend
Featuring cowboys and cowgirls from 4 countries competing in live Bull Riding, Barrel Racing and Bronc Riding.
Blue Mountains Country Music and Rodeo Weekend
Country music & entertainment in the Village or head east for a real local Rodeo in Clarksburg, just 15 minutes from the Village.
Free / $
Brockville Ultimate Splash Down: Dog Dock Jumping
Dogs run down a dock and fly into a pool in a competition for distance. There is also Catch-It and Fetch-It competitions.
Burlington Exotic Car Show at Paletta Mansion
150+ Italian automobiles & exotic supercars displayed at the Paletta Mansion.
Burlington Street Fest and Road Rally
Classic, tuner, and exotic cars will be showcased at Brant St. and Lakeshore Rd. Food & beverage, art exhibits, live music and more.
Free / $
Carnarvon Garlic Fest
Experience everything garlic & other food products, crafts and plants. Located near Haliburton.
Clearview Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival
Beer garden and live music, brewery tours, kids’ activities, petting zoo & pony rides and more.
Free / $
Dunnville Thunder on the Grand Boat Races $
Elora Grand River Truck & Tractor Pull $
Guelph Ribfest Free / $
Hamilton Steel City Jazz Festival $
Ingersoll Harvest Fest
Kids’ entertainment & games, Kids’ Kraft Barn, petting zoo, threshing demonstrations and more.
Kingston Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
Takes place at Lake Ontario Park. Bouncy castles, wagon rides, BBQ, petting zoo and more.
Kingston Limestone City Blues Festival $
London Festa Italiana
A three-day celebration of Italian culture, food, music and dance.
Free / $
Lucknow Music in the Fields
Performers include Blue Rodeo, Big and Rich, Dean Brody.
Markdale Markdale Fall Fair
Heritage events all weekend, exhibits, vendors, children’s area and more.
Milton Family Outdoor Movie Night at Kelso: E.T
Takes place Friday night. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, relax and enjoy. Movies start at dusk.
Mississauga Port Credit’s In-Water Boat Show
Over 100 power and sailboats in water and on land.
Oshawa Autofest
Autofest features live entertainment, antique cars, show and shine, a poker run and many automotive exhibits and vendors.
Palmerston Palmerston Fair
Parade, Tastes of Minto, ATV and lawnmower pulls, dairy & beef shows, BBQs, exhibits, baby show and more.
Pefferlaw Eaglewood Folk Festival
Family-friendly event features original diverse folk/roots musicians on 5 stages, workshops, kids program, youth showcas.
Peterborough Canadian Wakeboard Open
The Canadian Wakeboard Open is a festival featuring some of Canada’s best riders. Live music includes Hollerado, Big Wreck, The Reason, David Wilcox.
Port Rowan Bluegrass Jam at Backus Heritage Conservation Area
Two days of performances at our good old-fashioned Bluegrass Jamboree. Over 150 musicians will perform throughout the Heritage Village.
Simcoe Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
Held at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds. Combines the intimacy of a community celebration with the excitement of a world-class music festival.
St. Marys Downtown Car and Bike Show
Downtown streets will be filled with showpiece cars and motorcycles.
Straffordville Watermelon Fest
Pancake breakfast at firehall. Parade at 10am. Summer family fun, music, entertainment, children’s activities, rides, and more.
Free / $
Sudbury Sudbury Summerfest
Performers include Carly Rae Jespen, Dean Brody, Great Big Sea, The Sheepdogs.
Tecumseh Tecumseh Corn Festival
Performer include Shawn Desman and Kira Isabella.
Timmins The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival
A two day event that has 16 paddling divisions, clinics, rubber duck race, music, exhibits and more.
Tobermory Monarch Butterfly Festival
Participate in the conservation of the Monarch Butterfly by tagging Monarchs for researchers at the Bruce Peninsula National Park to find in their Mexican winter habitat.
Toronto 13th Annual Toronto Chinatown Festival
Occurs along the east side of Spadina Ave. (between Dundas St West College St.) and Huron St. (between D’Arcy St. & Dundas St. W.)
Toronto Aloha Toronto – Full Day Beach Party
Takes place at Woodbine beach. Meet legendary surfers, stand up paddle challenges, Hawaiian dance performance, live entertainment and more
Toronto BuskerFest
Daredevils, magicians, high skill circus acts, slapstick, music, clowns, acrobats, aerialists and many more.
Toronto Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
Popular attractions include The Canadian Air Show, The Farm, concerts & a wide variety of interactive events.
Toronto Fan Expo Canada 2013
Meet comic book creators, anime stars and legends of science fiction. This year’s guests include Stan Lee, Hulk Hogan, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Carrie Fiasher, Slash, David Hasselholf, Alice Cooper, Richard Dean Anderson, George Takei, Linda Hamilton.
Toronto NBA Jam Session at Yonge-Dundas Square
Free interactive basketball festival.
Toronto Rastafest 2013
Takes place at Downsview Park and includes an outdoor market with art, food and craft vendors, dancing, drumming, an art exhibit.
Toronto Riot Fest at Fort York
Live performances from 16 different bands.
Toronto Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival
Learn about the monarch migration and the importance of butterfly conservation. A variety of activities will be offered for people of all ages.
Wasaga Beach Canadian Watercross Tour
Featuring professional Seadoo races, outdoor vendors, market and music.
Free / $
Waterford Night at The Museum
Kids spend the entire night at the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum.
Waterloo Waterloo Busker Carnival
Jugglers, magicians, acrobats, escape artists, unicyclists and more. King Street in Waterloo is closed between William and Erb Streets.
Winona Winona Peach Festival
Magicians, a Fun Factory for kids and a Grand Peach Ball for adults.
Zurich Zurich Bean Festival
Home cooked beans, smoked pork chops, car show, free entertainment, midway, 130 vendors and evening dance.
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