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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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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Fallicious

October 15 - November 29
Blue Mountain Village, 156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON Canada

From October 15 to November 29, 2019, enjoy Fallicious in the Blue Mountain Village! It’s a dining tour de force Sunday through Thursday! Enjoy dining specials from $15 for lunch and $30 for dinner at participating restaurants!

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Orillia Jazz Festival

October 17 - October 20
Ontario’s Lake Country, Peter Street South
Orillia, ON L3V 7A3 Canada
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Orillia Jazz Festival

There will be lots of great music to hear featuring a variety of artists at many wonderful venues. Visit www.orilliajazzfestival.com for all the information you will need to get the most out of this year’s festival!

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7:00 pm

The MacLaren Speakeasy

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON Canada
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$125.00
MacLaren Speakeasy

What can you expect at our Prohibition-era inspired “Night of Fun & Games”? Poker―and bragging rights for the Best Poker Player in Barrie. Blackjack for those who prefer it. Live jazz. Fedoras, boas, inspired cocktails―care for a Lime Rickey or … read more

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Ghost Tours

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 19, 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

S.S. Keewatin, 311 Talbot Street
Port McNicoll, Ontario L0K 1R0 Canada
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Ghost Tours at the S.S. Keewatin

Apparitions Onboard Take a one hour guided tour of this 112 year old passenger steamship. Tours run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights on the two weekends prior-to Halloween: October 17 – 19 and October 24 – 26. Suitable for persons … read more

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7:30 pm

Wendell Ferguson

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland, ON L4R 3M7 Canada
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Wendell Ferguson at the MCC

Wendell Ferguson has been inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame as the 2014 Artist Inductee! Part of Midland Cultural Centre's Intimate Concert Series. Purchase three shows for $70 (plus taxes and fees) or all six shows for … read more

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8:00 pm

Live Music at the Briars

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 2019

The Briars Resort, 55 Hedge Road
Jacksons Point, ON L0E 1L0 Canada
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Live Music at the Briars

Take in a night of live music, Thursdays at The Briars. 

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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!