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! 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.
Events List Navigation
It’s a dining & shopping tour de force Sunday through Thursday! Find $29.99 dining, shopping and spa offers at dozens of locations throughout the Village.Find out more »
Bring your Mom to Blue for Mother's Day! Get a photo taken under our floral frame, and then treat Mom to dinner at one of the restaurants participating in Springlicious!Find out more »
Fun for the whole family! Kick off summer in style with a circus tent, live music, kids’ entertainment and hiking all weekend. Challenge yourself to Rusty’s famous rib eating contest and celebrate after with FIREWORKS!Find out more »
Pick up the new Cider Pairing Passport and tour Ontario's best cideries in the heart of apple country. Ten days of cider pairings, special events, tours and menu features from Duntroon to Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Beaver Valley, Thornbury and Meaford.Find out more »
See what's under the bonnets as the local British Car Club rolls in to the Village for an afternoon of automobile history and appreciation!Find out more »
The fifth annual Time Trial and 112km and 155km Road Race in the beautiful and challenging countryside surrounding Blue Mountain Village. This is a UCI, Cycling Canada and Ontario Cycling Association sanctioned race. New this year, challenge yourself on the 75km open route.Find out more »
Muy Caliente! A free family street party transforms the entire Village into a showcase of Latin life with pulsating music, passionate dancing, and fireworks!Find out more »
A Canadian celebration with Canadian flag cake, a tribute to Canadian music, family activities, and fireworks!Find out more »
Five days, 15+ Venues, 25+ free concerts! Featuring Canadian recording artist BUSTY AND The BASS in the Village and IRISH MYTHEN in Collingwood plus dozens more of Canada’s finest talent on stages throughout Thornbury, Collingwood, and Blue Mountain Village.Find out more »
A weekend of rhythm and blues featuring the soulful sounds of Juno nominated BLACKBURN BROTHERS with 2 days of special guests and blues tribute by the Summit Band. Family activities and a mountain of fun!Find out more »
Celebrated local operatic tenor, CRAIG ASHTON, brings together his friends from The Canadian Opera Company for an evening of the world’s most loved music from the stages of Opera and Broadway. A free performance and romantic night under the stars.Find out more »
Dig out your cowboy boots and get ready for a toe stompin' weekend with some of Canada's hottest country bands!Find out more »
All hail the King! In cooperation with the Collingwood Elvis Festival, the Village plays host to some of the hottest Elvis entertainment!Find out more »
A beautiful re-creation of the sounds and vibe of Carole King following her legendary album, Tapestry. You'll be transported back to the iconic image of her multi-million selling album of 1971.Find out more »
A weekend of music inspired by world cultures, featuring interactive drumming, hiking, scavenger hunts, groove dancing and free family activities!Find out more »
Edutainment with an animal flair! Free-flying birds of prey, indigenous animal and reptile shows, street performers, live music, a creepy crawly scavenger hunt, hiking, and lots more!Find out more »
A special tribute to The Last Waltz by Meaford’s finest musicians celebrating one of the most iconic concerts of all time. Featuring music from The Band, Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, and Eric Clapton.Find out more »
Enjoy a compilation of Village favourites, from interactive children’s activities to the region’s best live music and a mountain of fun!Find out more »
Commemorating Canada's sesquicentennial and the First Nations People whose land we share, we welcome you to a celebration of Indigenous culture. Enjoy live music, traditional crafts, shelters and games, storytelling, educational activities, and more!Find out more »
Bid the season farewell as the hottest summer entertainment returns for encore performances and tons of live music! Also enjoy fireworks, street performers, hiking, biking, and scenic gondola rides!Find out more »
A mountain of music will carry you along the one-of-a-kind Guitar Trail. Follow the acoustic vibe and discover dozens of artists throughout the Village, up the mountain hiking trail, or take the scenic gondola to the top and follow the music down!Find out more »
Canada’s most exciting cycling festival open to all! Race or ride the popular 80km or the NEW 120km road routes on Saturday and enjoy live music. Sunday sees the return of the 40km road route as well as the 35km and 65km gravel “True Grit” routes, FREE Kids Ride. Register in advance online! Racers Race, Riders Ride, everyone has Fun!Find out more »
Hike up those lederhosen and roll out the barrel! Sample German-inspired food and drink and enjoy traditional live music and dancers, games, family activities and more festival fun!Find out more »
Bring your furry friends for ther sixth annual walk-a-thon in support of the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. Featuring a 3km route, demonstrations, entertainment, prizes and more! Register online.Find out more »
Retreat meets Festival! A weekend of wellness workshops, experiences, and immersive activities that will awaken your spirit, nourish your body, and bring new awareness to what it feels like to be fully alive. Join us for an adventurous weekend of mindfully living!Find out more »
Blue Mountain plays host to the scenic 5km family run at the base of the Niagara Escarpment in support of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Who will you run for?Find out more »
Theres no better way to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend and the fall colours than at Blue Mountain Village and Thornbury. Free family activities, fish ladder viewing, live music, Apple Pie Trail, scavenger hunts, apple fun, hiking, biking & fall driving tours.Find out more »
Get ready to climb Everest, Blue Mountain style. The Everest Challenge is an exciting, new event in support of the Collingwood General & Mrine Hospital. Teams of 2,4,5,8, or 10 will climb the mountain together enough times to equal 29,092 feet, the height of Mount Everest.Find out more »
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!