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Check out Popular Ontario Events

Whether you're a Ontario local, a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist; here are just a few of the events going on across Ontario. Enjoy your stay!


Southern Ontario & Niagara Falls Events

August 2016

August 25-28, 2016
2016 Limestone City Blues Festival

Kingston hosts four days of blues concerts and shows at various venues, including the Princess Street Stage, Confederation Park, Market Square, and more. Grab your passes today and enjoy downtown Kingston.

Toronto Metro Area Events

July 2016

Now - October 16, 2016
Matilda The Musical

This fall in Toronto, make your way to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a live production of Matilda The Musical. Playing now through October 15th, Matilda The Musical is based on a Roald Dahl novel, and tickets range from $38 to $139.

August 2016

August 26-28, 2016
2016 Food Truck Frenzy

The 6's best food trucks converge on the Enercare Centre for three straight days of delicous, unique food. Start times vary by day – grab your passes today and plan your visit accordingly.

August 19 - September 5, 2016
Canadian National Exhibition

Experience one of North America’s largest yearly fairs during your late-summer visit to Toronto. From August 19th through September 5th, you can check out the Canadian National Exhibition. You and the family will find rides, games, contests, expos, music, and more.

September 2016

September 2-5, 2016
Toronto International Buskerfest

You’ll be wildly entertained during your next late-summer stay in Toronto. From September 2nd through 5th, head to Woodbine Park for the Toronto International Buskerfest – it’s North America’s largest street performer festival. You’ll see aerial artists, fire jugglers, parkour runners, comedians, musicians, and more!

September 30 - October 1, 2016
Toronto Oktoberfest

The brews are tall and cold this fall in Ontario. Plan your visit to Toronto for the weekend of September 30th and check out the annual Toronto Oktoberfest. Events are held at Ontario Place – you’ll find German-inspired food, plenty of beer choices, Bavarian dancing and music, and plenty more.

September 22 - October 1, 2016
Just for Laughs 42

Who’s ready to laugh? Plan your next stay in Toronto anytime between September 22nd and October 1st, and be sure to check out Just for Laughs 42, Toronto’s premier comedy festival. With events held at multiple venues around Toronto, you’re sure to find just the ticket. Headliners include Chris D’Elia, Maria Bamford, and Natasha Leggero.

September 25, 2016
2016 Tastes of the Hill

A multicultural festival hosted at the Richmond Green Sports Complex in Richmond Hill, featuring plenty of great food, unique fashions, film screenings, and more cultural fun. It all gets underway at 11 a.m.

September 23 & 24, 2016
2016 ScrapFest in Richmond Hill

The Richmond Green Sports Center in Richmond Hill celebrates the paper-based arts with two days of festivities geared towards scrapbookers cardmakers, stampers, and other artists.

September 9, 2016
Retrospective Millinery Fashion Show at Delmanor

The Delmanor Elgin Mills in Richmond HIll hosts a unique fashion show presented by Mobile Millinery Museum's Norma Shepard, featuring over 2,500 hats and other period articles of clothing. The fashion fun begins at 3 p.m.

September 2016

September 22-25, 2016
2016 Follow Your Heart: A Middle Eastern Spectacle

The Evolution Dance Theatre in Richmond Hlil will be putting on this charming middle eastern love story for four straight nights. Grab your tickets today.

October 2016

October 20-30, 2016
International Festival of Authors

Across 10 days in Toronto this fall, you’ll have a chance to hear from a wide range of top writers – it’s the 2016 International Festival of Authors. From October 20th through 30th, this event will showcase premier authors giving lectures, speeches, Q & A sessions, and more, all at the Harbourfront Centre.

October 14-22, 2016
2016 AGH BMO World Film Festival

Visit Hamilton this fall and check out one of Ontario’s premier film festivals. The 2016 AGH BMO World Film Festival takes place October 14th through 23rd. Many events are held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

October 21-30, 2016
96th Annual Hamilton Fall Garden & Mum Show

Hamilton is home to one of the biggest and most fragrant Chrysanthemum displays you’ll find anywhere. The 96th Annual Hamilton Fall Garden & Mum Show takes places October 21st through 30th at the Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse.

October 1, 2016
Kidney Foundation Kidney Walks at Richmond Green

Get outside and get some exercise for a great cause this fall at the Richmond Green Sports Complex in Richmond Hill, where participants will be walking to raise funds for health and medical research. Register today; it all begins at 10 a.m.

November 2016

November 4-13, 2016
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Check out one of Ontario’s premier annual events this fall. Head for Exhibition Place from November 4th through 13th for The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – it’s the largest indoor agricultural and equestrian completion on the planet. Now in its 94th year, the RAWF features a wide range of events to view and activities for all ages.

November 3, 2016
Band of Horses – Live!

Don’t miss one of the most anticipated live rock shows of the season in Toronto. Head for the Sound Academy event venue on November 3rd at 7 p.m. and catch a live performance from Band of Horses.

November 24-27, 2016
2016 The Music Man

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts will host six performances of "The Music Man," presented by Steppin Out Productions. Showtimes vary by day; get your tickets in advance.

Ottawa & Central Ontario Events

August 2016

August 26-28, 2016
2016 Ottawa Craft Beer Festival

A fun-filled event held at Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa featuring over 40 breweries, a craft beer 5K, and more. Event start time is TBA.

August 27 & 28, 2016
2016 Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival

Tons of fun is scheduled for this summer at Lamoureux Park in Cornwall. Enjoy offerings from Corus Entertainment, Beau's Brewery, Strathmore Winery, Marlins Orchard, and more, starting at 9 a.m.

September 2016

September 30 - October 2, 2016
2016 Mac My Cheese Fest

Fan of the cheesy pasta classic? Head over to Ottawa City Hall and grab a dish, enjoy the 15 vendors, live entertainment, enter an eating contest, and have a great time. 

Northern Ontario Events

September 2016

September 7-11, 2016
2016 Jazz Sudbury

A premier Sudbury event, featuring regional and national jazz musicians performing on the shores of Lake Ramsey through several venues downtown. Check the schedule during your visit and be sure to catch a show or two.

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