We Know Things To Do in Ontario!

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 things to do in Ontario and even in Ontario this weekend or in the future. Whether you like to lay low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for everyone, 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.

Want to get your festival or event listed on the Ontario Travel North site? Please send your listing and details for consideration to Events and Festivals North of Toronto.

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Spring Exhibitions

March 16 - June 23
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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MacLaren Spring Exhibition Reception

The MacLaren Art Centre is thrilled to announce our spring season of exhibitions. Join us on Thursday, March 21 for the opening reception and exhibition walkthroughs with several of the exhibiting artists. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. … read more

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Uke Fest

May 17 - May 19
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland, ON L4R 3M7 Canada
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Uke Fest at the Midland Cultural Centre

Each year the Midland Cultural Centre hosts our annual ukulele festival in beautiful downtown Midland. This 3 day festival, the first Uke Fest in Ontario, allows ukulele players of all ages to participate in workshops, jam sessions, concerts and all … read more

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May Long Weekend at the Village

May 18 - May 20
Blue Mountain Village, 156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON Canada
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May Long Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

Kick off summer in style with our May Long Weekend celebrations, featuring a variety of family-friendly activities and Fireworks! Stay tuned for the events schedule.

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Kennel Kisses

May 18 - May 27
Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd, 1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0 Canada
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Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve logo

Come into our kennel, and meet our sled dogs. Want a little love in your life? Come snuggle with some of our beautiful and incredibly friendly Siberian huskies at our onsite kennel! While visiting the dogs, you will have the … read more

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1:00 pm

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Casino Rama Resort, 5899 Rama Road
Orillia, ON L3V 6H6 Canada
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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers, who also happen to be married, create a whirlwind performance of fiddle-driven music, dance and song.

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5:30 pm

DJ Dance Party

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Briars Resort, 55 Hedge Road
Jacksons Point, ON L0E 1L0 Canada
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DJ Dance Party at the Briars Resort

Join our DJ in our dining room for soothing dinner music to spinning dance tunes & requests. Open to guests of the resort and non-staying guests. Make a dinner reservation or drop in after dining hours for an evening on … read more

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8:00 pm

Spelling Bee (The Musical)

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland, ON L4R 3M7 Canada
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Spelling Bee the Musical

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching story, it … read more

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8:30 pm

Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on May 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm

One event on June 8, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K6 Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Canoeing & Kayaking

The Marsh by Moonlight Paddle Series features a guided voyageur style canoe tour through the sparkling moonlight waters of the Wye Marsh.  Twinkling voyageur canoes and boardwalk, night noises, bannock roasted over the open fire accompanied with a hot drink will make for an … read more

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Featured Ontario Festivals

This is it! These are them!

Our annual list of Best Festivals, or as we call it around the office “The Bestivals” list.

We pick a new list each year, some are hosted by our advertisers, some festivals we have sponsored and well, some we think are just plain pretty cool.

The list has been assembled keeping in consideration current trends and what people out there really seem to be seeking out. We’ve tried to include events and festivals that might be family focused, adult focused, or both!

Mattawa Voyageur Days
Fri 26

Mattawa Voyageur Days

July 26 - July 28
Mattawa
Mattawa ON
Coldwater Steampunk Festival poster 2019
Aug 10

Steampunk Festival

August 10
Coldwater
Coldwater ON
Aug 14

Forest Festival

August 14 - August 18
Great-Canadian-Kayak-Challenge-Festival
Aug 23

Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

August 23 - August 25
Timmins
Timmins ON
Rama First Nation Pow Wow
Aug 24

Rama First Nation Pow Wow

August 24 - August 25
5884 Rama Rd
Orillia ON
Sep 12

Festival of Small Halls

September 12 - September 29
Ottawa Valley
Pembroke ON
Hike Haliburton Festival
Sep 18

Hike Haliburton Festival

September 18 - September 22
Oct 12

Apple Harvest Festival

October 12 - October 14
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains ON
Oct 18

Bala Cranberry Festival

October 18 - October 20