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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Events for August 4, 2019

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Beauty and the Beast

July 11 - August 10
King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, ON Canada
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Beauty and the Beast at King's Wharf Theatre

Disney’s most popular musical is a true international sensation, captivating 35 million people worldwide with its entertaining blend of romance and magic. A terrible hex has transformed a handsome prince into a monstrous Beast, and the spell can only be … read more

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Collingwood Music Festival

July 18 - August 11
Collingwood Collingwood, ON L9Y 0G7 Canada + Google Map
Collingwood Music Festival

From Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, August 11, the town of Collingwood will be transformed into a stage for an eclectic program of performances by a diverse array of world-class artists. The Collingwood Summer Music Festival is excited to announce … read more

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August Special Offer on Eco Adventure Tours

August 1 - August 31
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Road
Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 0P2 Canada
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Eco Adventure Tours at Scenic Caves

Explore, trek and soar! Save 10% off any guided Eco Adventure Tour from August 1 until October 27/19 if you reserve online by August 31, 2019.  Discount is applicable to both 1.5 and 3-hour tours. Enter discount code august2019 at … read more

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August Long Weekend Family Fun Pass

August 2 - August 5
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, 6015 Highway 89
Alliston, ON Canada
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Nottawasaga Inn Resort Pool

Treat the kids this Civic Weekend to our Family Fun Pass available from Friday August 2 to Monday August 5! Your day pass of fun includes swimming, 100ft waterslide and 4 mini-golf passes for only $55.95 + tax for up to 4 … read more

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Sawdust City Music Festival

Sawdust City Music Festival

August 2 - August 4
Gravenhurst, Muskoka Gravenhurst, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Sawdust City Music Festival is excited to announce the festival's return to beautiful historic "Sawdust City" Gravenhurst, ON this coming August long weekend. The third annual 3-day multi-venue music festival will take place August 2nd to 4th. The weekend will … read more

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Mosaic World Music

August 3 - August 5
Blue Mountain Village, 156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON Canada
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Mosaic World Music

A weekend of music inspired by world cultures, featuring interactive drumming, hiking, scavenger hunts, groove dancing and free family activities! 

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Live Music

August 3 - August 4
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Blue Mountain Village, 156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON Canada
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Blue Mountain Village

The retreat of winter and the arrival of spring means one thing: a stacked season of incredible live music at Blue Mountain and South Georgian Bay.   Live music is the lifeblood of green season in Ontario’s premiere four season … read more

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Some Like it Hot: Glassblowing Workshop

August 4
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Highlands
Haliburton, ON Canada
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Put a little sizzle in your life. Warm up to the art in you with a full day introduction to glassblowing by artists inspired by the nature of the Haliburton Highlands. You will create several pieces of glass art. Throw … read more

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Gems Beneath Your Boots

August 4
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One event on July 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Highlands
Haliburton, ON Canada
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Yours Outdoors Gems Beneath Your Boots

This half day tour involves a visit to Greenmantle Farms near Wilberforce where you will explore some amazing undisturbed "gems beneath your boots" including fluorichterite, orthoclase, tremolite, actinolite. apatite, and quartz. Discover how these remarkable crystals formed and how the … read more

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Live Music

August 4 - August 5
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Blue Mountain Village, 156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON Canada
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Blue Mountain Village

The retreat of winter and the arrival of spring means one thing: a stacked season of incredible live music at Blue Mountain and South Georgian Bay.   Live music is the lifeblood of green season in Ontario’s premiere four season … read more

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10:00 am

Sunday Brunch with a View

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Adamo Estate Winery, 793366 3rd Line EHS
Mono, ON L9W 2Z2 Canada
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Sunday Brunch with a View

Starting June 16th join us at Adamo Estate Winery every Sunday for a la carte brunch!  

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6:00 pm

Music in the Park

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Music in the Park

Enjoy free live music every Sunday night on the hill by Rotary stage in gorgeous Little Lake Park. It's the perfect way to cap off the weekend in the Heart of Georgian Bay. 

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7:30 pm

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland, ON L4R 3M7 Canada
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Fin de Fiesta Flamenco

International flamenco music and dance ensemble Fin de Fiesta Flamenco brings their new production, Sempiterno," to theatres and festivals across France and Canada this summer. Though its members hail from Canada, France and Cuba, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco comes together … 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!

Great-Canadian-Kayak-Challenge-Festival
Fri 23

Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

August 23 - August 25
Timmins
Timmins ON
Rama First Nation Pow Wow
Sat 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