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Celebrate Ontario's unique and diverse heritage.
Honour Samuel de Champlain, the ‘father of New France’ at the annual Rendezvous Champlain in Penetanguishene and at Festival Café-Heritage in Sudbury. Revel in Francophone music, culture and history at la Nuit sure l’etang music festival or La Slague in Sudbury, Festival franco-ontarien in Ottawa or at Festival du loup, in Lafontaine near Midland.
Learn the traditions of Indigneous people in the art, dance and pageantry at the annual Indigenous Arts Festival in Toronto. Celebrate and share the culture, customs and languages of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples on June 21, National Aboriginal Day. Attend a sacred First Nations Pow Wow and discover a unique culture through dance, song and food.
History buffs can witness the past unfold at faithful re-enactments of War of 1812 battles or enjoy military music and spectacle at Fort Henry's Sunset Ceremonies.
Take in music, food, dance, sports and pageantry at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, estimated to be one of the largest in the world. Explore all things Scottish at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games or the Kincardine Scottish Festival. Celebrate the Celtic spirit at the Cambridge Highland Games or at the North Lanark Highland Games.
Discover intriguing buildings and architectural wonders at the annual Doors Open Ontario Festival across the province each year in May.