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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Roots North Music Festival
April 21 - April 22
Roots music can refer to several styles or genres in music, but to us it’s music that is firmly rooted in a place of honest expression and emotion. It’s music that travels, shares, and connects, while honouring the past and bravely moving forward. It’s our mission to bring together a wide range of artists and people who share this vision for a weekend of great live music.
Historic Downtown Orillia, Ontario, Canada serves as the backdrop for the music festival. Our headline shows will take place at the beautifully restored St. Pauls Centre at 62 Peter Street South. Late Night shows will be in Downtown Orillia’s newest venue, The Geneva Event Centre, 16 West Street South.
Music, shopping and entertainment surround you as you explore Downtown Orillia during the Roots North Music Festival.
In addition to our ticketed main event performances, several businesses along Mississauga Street have teamed up to provide free live music shows within their shops and restaurants. Be sure to explore and join us.
Performance venues include: Brewery Bay Food Co, Mark IV, Nourish Yoga Studio, Apple Annies, The Brownstone, Carousel Collectables, Alleycats Music & Art, Hog n’ Penny, the Farmers Market, Harold and Ferne, and Gauduer’s Cafe.
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.