Festivals, Events and Live Music

Delight in a dazzling array of festivals, events and shows from world-renowned to unique and local, year round in Ontario.

Festivals, Events and Live Music

Celebrate creativity, pride and wine and culinary excellence in Ontario’s many cities and communities. Ontario proudly hosts great music festivals and welcomes talented new and established artists at venues across the province. Discover a rich and colourful mosaic of local artists and live music venues. Our four distinct seasons keep things fresh in Ontario. From summer’s festivals to spring’s sweet maple treats, autumn’s wine and cranberry festivals to winter’s festivals of lights, there’s always something happening in Ontario.

Must See

Must See

Winterlude, Ottawa

Celebrate winter with ice carving displays, kids activities and skating on the largest ice skating rink in the world.

Stratford Festival

Watch Shakespearean drama come to life, part of the Canadian Signature Experiences.

Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa

Three million colourful tulips and lots of fun activities.

Luminato, Toronto

A diverse festival of arts and creativity.

Canada Day, Ottawa

Ottawa is the place to be to celebrate on July 1st!

Fort Henry's Sunset Ceremonies, Kingston

Enjoy military music and spectacle on Wednesday evenings during the summer.

Collingwood Elvis Fesitval

Talented impersonators from around the world honour the King of Rock ’n Roll.

Scotiabank Carribean Carnival, Toronto

Summer sizzles with this Caribbean celebration.

Toronto International Film Festival

One of the top film festivals in the world, features mainstream Hollywood productions to indie and international cinema.

Niagara Wine Festival

Wine tastings, vineyard tours and concerts during grape harvest.

Winter Festival of Lights, Niagara Falls

Colourful light displays and panoramic views of the icy Niagara Falls.  

Toronto Christmas Market

Captures the tradition of a European Christmas market.

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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ONTARIO

This handy guide provides detailed information on the array of festivals and events that take place this year throughout the province.
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EVENTS CALENDAR

A huge array of diverse festivals and events take place across the province. Ontario celebrates throughout the year! View events by location, type or date on the calendar below.