From small towns to big cities, Ontario is host to a myriad of major events and annual festivals. Festivals and Events Ontario is a great resource to find festivals and events in various categories.
Sample local vintages at the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. Take in the delicious Food and Wine Festival in Ottawa. Taste Ontario craft beers and local twists on German favourites at Kitchener-Waterloo's Oktoberfest. While in Prince Edward County, tour its culinary highlights along the Taste Trail. More on Foodie Favourites.
MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVALS
Watch new releases with Hollywood's finest at the Toronto International Film Festival. Toronto's Harbourfront Centre celebrates with international festivals and events each summer. Check out the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, the unorthodox Busker Festival and so much more in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Toronto sizzles with a celebration of the arts at Luminato and Nuit Blanche. Street performers entertain during Kingston’s Buskers Rendezvous. Head to Hamilton for some of the hottest new acts during Supercrawl, a celebration of music, art, fashion and culture. Get more information on summer music festivals in Ontario.
Celebrate PRIDE with colourful celebrations, a dazzling pride parade, and other fun events. Make a trip to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) for end-of-the-summer fun; it's a local tradition! See the capital in full bloom during the popular Canadian Tulip Festival, a symbol of friendship between the Netherlands and Canada. Sway to the beat of the music during the TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival or move to the to the Caribbean rhythm of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.
FESTIVALS OF LIGHT
The OPG Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls includes millions of lights, Falls Illumination and fireworks while Alight at Night in Morrisburg sees Upper Canada Village transformed into a brightly lit winter wonderland. First Light at Midland’s Sainte-Marie among the Hurons illuminates the famous 17th century mission.
CHRISTMAS AND WINTER CARNIVALS
Gift your family an unforgettable getaway in Ottawa during Winterlude, or celebrate winter fun during Bon Soo in Sault Ste. Marie. Experiences the sights and sounds of a German Christmas at Christkindl Market in Kitchener or pick up a gift for everyone on your list at the Toronto Christmas Market in the Toronto Historic Distillery District .