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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Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival
Held in beautiful Midland, Ontario, in the Heart of Georgian BayAre you ready for the sweetest showdown of the year? Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest is the province’s premier event celebrating everyone’s favourite ooey-gooey pastry—the butter tart! Each year tens of thousands of visitors flock to Midland, Ontario to taste the best of the best butter tarts in the province. Our butter tart contest draws professional and home bakers from all over the province to compete for the title ‘Best Butter Tart in Ontario’. Over the years, audiences have come to love watching the butter tart contest, tasting along with our panel of judges so they too can be a part of the experience. Along with our contest comes a day of sweet activities. Lots of fantastic artisan vendors and live entertainment fill the day, making it a great experience for festival visitors. Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival is committed to showing our attendees a good time, and inviting visitors to experience all of the great attractions our region has to offer.
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.