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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Captain Potts’ Fall Colour Cruises

September 2 - October 20
Sunset Cruises, 100 Joseph Street
Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0 Canada
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Spending time in Muskoka during fall is an experience that goes unmatched. Nature begins it’s greatest show, as the forests surrounding pristine blue lakes come to life with vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. The fall colours usually last for a … read more

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Save 20% on Fall Eco Adventure Tours

September 6 - October 27
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Road
Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 0P2 Canada
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20% on Fall Eco Adventure Tours at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Take an autumn colour tour through the treetops! Save 20% off any guided Eco Adventure Tour until October 27/19.  View a dazzling display of vibrant fall colours as you walk the treetop canopy and glide down a blazing forest zipline … read more

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Fall Colour Cruise

September 9 - October 14
Midland Tours – Miss Midland, 177 King Street
Midland, Ontario L4R 3L9 Canada
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Fall cruises on the Miss Midland

Cruise the rocky shores of Georgian Bay and take in the fall colours aboard the Miss Midland. Lunch & Dinner Cruises with Live Music (Note: due to live music on board commentary is limited.)  Sightseeing cruises also available.   Autumn Sunset … read more

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Family Sunday Art Worshop

September 15 - December 15
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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Family Sundays Art Workshop at MacLaren Art Centre

Family Sundays (all ages welcome, ideal for children ages 3 to 8) September 15  to December 15, 2019 Sundays: 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 14 workshops $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Every Sunday is Family Sunday at … read more

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Muskoka Cranberry Route

September 15 - October 27
Muskoka, Muskoka ON Canada + Google Map
Muskoka Cranberry Route

Here in Muskoka, we are crazy for cranberries! Home to the Cranberry Capital of Ontario, the annual cranberry harvest in Bala is celebrated every year. 26 Cranberry Route stops for you to discover. Stop at them all, or plan your … read more

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W-Edge

September 18 - December 11
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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MacLaren Art Centre

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18) September 18 to December 11, 2019 Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 13 workshops Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by a regional artist Sarah Hawley, this drop-in art programme … read more

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Cranberry Plunge

September 30 - October 27
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, 1074 Cranberry Road
Bala, ON P0C 1A0 Canada
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Woman tossing cranberries at Johnston's Cranberry Marsh

Do you love cranberries so much you want to wade in them? Are you looking for an amazing fall photo op? Is feeling like a real cranberry grower on your bucket list?   Then you need to take the plunge! … read more

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Madawaska Valley Studio Tour

October 4 - October 6
Ottawa Valley, 9 International Drive
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 Canada
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Madawaska Valley Studio Tour

The artists and artisans of the Madawaska Valley welcome you to their Summer and Autumn Studio Tours. Take this opportunity to see their studios, view demonstrations, and purchase original and unique creations, inspired by the rugged and picturesque Madawaska Valley … read more

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Pumpkin Mania

October 5 - October 6
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92
Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0 Canada
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Pumpkin Mania at Rounds Ranch

Come on down to the Ranch where you can take a wagon ride out to our Pumpkin patch and pick your own Pumpkin of ANY size, participate in all our fun Pumpkin games like Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Cannons, Seed Spitting, … read more

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Rock Hounding

October 5
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

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

Home to unique geological formations and rich mineral deposits, Haliburton County is a must-visit destination for rock hounds from near and far. Situated on the Canadian Shield within the unique Highland landscape, Haliburton County is bursting with rocks and minerals … read more

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Introduction to Foraging for Wild Edible Mushrooms

October 5
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

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

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Highlands
Haliburton, ON Canada
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This immersive wilderness experience will bring you into the forest with a single delicious goal in mind: how to identify, find, and harvest wild edible mushrooms! There are thousands of species of mushrooms in eastern North America, many of which … read more

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How to Fall in Love with Nature

October 5
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Highlands
Haliburton, ON Canada
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Our very survival depends on our ability to connect with nature. Experiencing nature will produce a new wisdom and vision about NATURE so we can love, nurture, conserve, restore and revive it. On this adventure, Rob Taylor, our gentle and … read more

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Rock On!

October 5
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Highlands
Haliburton, ON Canada
Rock Climbing with Yours Outdoors

While the hiking is great in the Highlands, why not take the most direct route to the top with an introduction to rock climbing. Never rock climbed before? No problem! Let us get you outdoors, into nature to reach new heights. … read more

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Where its Art: The Studio Tour – Haliburton Highlands – All Points East

October 5
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Highlands
Haliburton, ON Canada
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Looking for a guide to help you discover the art of the Haliburton Highlands?  This tour will visit all of the studios participating in The Studio Tour - Haliburton Highlands  located in the eastern part of the County.   For 32 years … read more

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Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour

October 5 - October 6
Muskoka, Muskoka ON Canada + Google Map
MUSKOKA AUTUMN STUDIO TOUR

This self-guided tour bridges the gap between artist and patron, allowing visitors into the studio to witness the artistic process firsthand.

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The Studio Tour

October 5
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Highlands ON Canada + Google Map
The Studio Tour in the Haliburton Highlands

For 32 years the artists and craftspeople of The Studio Tour have been opening their doors so that you can experience the creative process first-hand. During this self-guide tour, you will be welcomed into the studios and showrooms of artists … read more

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3:00 pm

Hike Snowden and Dine on the Wild Side at Windfall Food Forest

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton Highlands
Haliburton, ON Canada
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A dinner of wild harvested and local food including farmed game, wild caught and locally raised. Cost is $80 per person This adventure runs from 3:00-9:00 pm

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7:00 pm

Pumpkinferno

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1G1 Canada
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PumpkInferno at Discovery Harbour

Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene is ready for visitors with a hauntingly good time! Zombies and ghouls hide in the darkness! Amazing carved artificial pumpkins, scary scenes and evil creatures await you around every corner! Walk the festively lit trails along … read more

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8:00 pm

Jeremy Hotz

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Casino Rama Resort, 5899 Rama Road
Orillia, ON L3V 6H6 Canada
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Jeremy Hotz

Canadian comedian Jeremy Hotz is one of the most unique stand-up comics working today. His observational comedy is completely original and confused, yet very astute.

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9:00 pm

Midland Free Movie Night

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on July 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Downtown Midland Midland, ON L4R 3L9 Canada + Google Map
Downtown Midland Shopping, Arts and Theatre

Midland Movie Night is back! Catch a FREE movie under the stars in Downtown Midland starting July 3rd, 2019. Join us for the screening of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" on the big screen at the 509 Bay St. Parking Lot … read more

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 9:00 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!