You will never ask “What is happening north of Toronto (and in central and northern Ontario) this weekend”? again! Use our events calendar to find thing to do like a fun event, festival or happening for you, you and your partner or you and your family! Whether you like to lay-low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for every one, in every season from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa Valley!

Depending on your drive, you’ll find action anywhere from 1 hour away from Toronto to 5. Our events are not limited to highways 400 and 11 either. These are just the first two highway suggestions to travel north and find adventure in Ontario.

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First Light

November 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - November 26, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

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Weekly on the same day until December 10, 2016
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 17th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.

The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. A colourful historic encampment will greet visitors, set up by the popular “Survival In The Bush” group. Visitors can then stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities.

The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie samples available for tasting. Historic blacksmithing will also be demonstrated, and a Nativity crèche will be on display in the stables near the Farmer’s Dwelling. Always popular with little folks, corn husk doll making will be offered in the Sainte-Marie foyer.

 

Venue

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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Featured Ontario Festivals North of Toronto

Each month we feature picks for events and festivals on our Travel North of Toronto Blog.  Long holiday weekend links can be found at special Featured Holiday Dates. If you are having trouble finding the event you are looking for, try searching the Ontario resort destinations and travel associations page for the geographic destination that is most familiar to you.  Visitors may also visit the Ontario section Ontario Travel A-Z member section or resorts, attractions, inns, hotels, lodges and B&B’s.

Mar 18

Buckhorn Maplefest

March 18 @ 8:30 am - March 19 @ 4:00 pm
McLean Berry Farm Lakefield ON
Mar 25

Buckhorn Maplefest

March 25 @ 8:30 am - March 26 @ 4:00 pm
McLean Berry Farm Lakefield ON
Mar 25

Sweetwater Harvest Festival

March 25 @ 10:00 am - March 26 @ 4:59 pm
Apr 02

Books 2 Eat

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Midland Public Library Midland Ontario