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.

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Midland Cultural Centre

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333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
705-527-4420 www.midlandculturalcentre.com

The Midland Cultural Centre is the focal point for culture activities in the Heart of Georgian Bay.  The MCC is a community-based, volunteer driven facility where everyone can be involved in artistic and cultural pursuits as a participant or audience member.  The MCC is located in the downtown core of Midland, and enhances the vibrancy and the economic well-being of the entire region.

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December 2019

A Day in the Life of Santa Claus

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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A Day In The Life with Santa Claus

Many of the guests on A Day in the Life have been well loved personalities. But never have we hosted anyone who is so universally adored as this very special guest. He's known as Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santy, or simply Santa. And he's coming to the MCC. Host Fred Hacker will have an intimate conversation with Santa. We'll learn all about Santa's elves, his reindeer, Mrs. Claus, his North Pole workshop, Santa's preparations…

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Rush To Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Ted Barris: Rush to Danger

Rush To Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire – by Ted Barris Publication by HarperCollins – September 2019 Historian Ted Barris once asked his father Alex Barris, “What did you do in the War?” What the WWII Army medic told his son is the thrust of Barris’s latest literary journey. Not only has Ted retraced his father’s wartime experience, in his new book, but he has also drawn from his library of interviews and research of military medical personnel…

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Frozen In Time: The Musical

December 8
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Frozen In Time: The Musical at Midland Cultural Centre

A show for the kids that the whole family will enjoy! A show featuring a 3 character cast of the Snow Queen, the Ice Princess, and their lovable friends. Join them as they go back in time to tell their story as you sing-a-long with them to all your favourite songs. All VIP seats include front of the theatre seating, and a photo opportunity with the cast on stage after the show during an exclusive meet and greet. Little ones…

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Christmas With The Clemons and Guests

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Christmas With The Clemons and Guests

The Clemons’ family invite you to share their favourite time of the year. Christmas with the Clemons features Christmas stories, sprinkled in between musical and artistic performances. This variety show is guaranteed to get you and your family in the Christmas spirit! Tickets are $100 and proceeds will support patient care at Georgian Bay General Hospital.

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Good Lovelies Christmas

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Good Lovelies Christmas

This December the Good Lovelies are headed across Ontario with their annual Christmas tour. And what better way to celebrate than the way it all began, with classic holiday and winter selections, timeless and original material and with a brand new Christmas album - coming out November 2019. Accompanying the Good Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Susan Passmore) is a stunning backing band of some of Canada's finest musicians. As a six-piece, this band will have you tapping your…

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Kevin Fox

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Kevin Fox is a revered multi-instrumentalist, sought-after arranger/composer and in-demand recording artist. He has composed arrangements for the likes of Jim Cuddy and Justin Bieber, recorded with such artists as Celine Dion and Chantal Kreviazuk and performed with artists including Steven Page and Olivia Newton John.  Awareness of Kevin’s talents as a singer/songwriter quickly started spreading with the release of his debut album COME ALIVE in 2004 and since then Kevin has established a continually growing fan base. In 2008…

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Dufflebag Theatre presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Dufflebag Theatre presents 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

THIS IS A BILINGUAL PERFORMANCE! Everyone can't wait for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve, even with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads! But somewhere along the line, the Jolly Old Elf seems to have mislaid his sack of presents. What's worse is that Old Man Winter is determined to stop Christmas from even happening. Will the big day have to be cancelled, to the disappointment of children everywhere? Not if Mrs. Claus and some magical flying reindeer have…

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Chantal Kreviazuk – Christmas Is A Way of Life, My Dear

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Chantal Kreviazuk - Christmas Is A Way of Life, My Dear at Midland Cultural Centre

IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR WITH A DUET WITH RAINE MAIDA ON ELVIS PRESLEY'S 'BLUE CHRISTMAS', AND THE DEBUT OF 11-YEAR-OLD SAL MAIDA ON TWO SONGS Chantal Kreviazuk one of Canada's most recognizable voices has announced the release of her first Christmas album, the 10-track Christmas Is A Way Of Life, My Dear," due out November 15. The title track as well as a jubilant cover of the classic Walking In A Winter Wonderland" will be available at all digital retailers…

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Dance Into 2020 with Fair Weather Love!

December 31 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Dance Into 2020 with Fair Weather Love at the Midland Cultural Centre

Doors Open at 8:30 pm with the band starting at 9:30 pm. CASH BAR ... Party Hats ... Balloons ... Good Times! Join us in our countdown into 2020 at the MCC! Fair Weather Love -FWL is a 9 piece horn band out of Penetang,Ontario. The great tunes from the heyday of R&B and Soul comprise our repertoire. Delbert McClinton, Chicago, Blues Brothers, Powder Blues Band, Joe Cocker, James Brown & The Tower of Power as examples.

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January 2020

Legends of Folk: Garnet Rogers & Connie Kaldor

January 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Born in Hamilton, Ontario to parents of Nova Scotian descent,Garnet Rogersspent many hours in front of the old floor model radio listening to Grand Ol' Opry broadcasts and harmonizing with his brother, the late folk legend Stan Rogers. Two years later, Garnet was playing the definitive 8-year-old's version of "Desolation Row" on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach himself the flute, violin and guitar. At 18, Garnet was on the road as a full-time working musician with…

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Simon & Garfunkel: Homeward Bound

January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Simon & Garfunkel: Homeward Bound" is a brand new, theatrical show that celebrates the timeless hits of the legendary Folk duo that sold over 100 million records in the 1960's and 1970's. Homeward Bound" stars the incredible musical talents of Jeff Giles and Drew Chester, who truly capture the unique vocal blend of Simon & Garfunkel. Song highlights include Mrs. Robinson", Sounds of Silence", Cecilia", and of course, Bridge Over Troubled Waters" amongst the many audience favourites.

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February 2020

Jack de Keyzer

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer is a blues guitar legend. Multiple Juno award and Maple Blues winner makes a 6th return to the MCC with his smoking band in support of his Juno nominated album, Checkmate. Live music fans , don't miss this show! JACK DE KEYZER- The Checkmate Tour For 45 years or roughly a couple million miles , blues man, guitarist, singer, song writer, Jack de Keyzer has been hitting the road, rail and air to bring his brand of…

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Birds of Bellwoods

February 7, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Birds of Bellwoods at the Midland Cultural Centre

Birds of Bellwoods are known for their lyrical storytelling, lush harmonies, and tight musicianship. Toronto-based alt-rock outfit Birds of Bellwoods have wasted little time making an indelible mark on Canada's musical landscape, having amassed an impressive pile of achievements and accolades in a few short years on the back of their boisterous blend of anthemic alternative, folk, and pop music. Now signed with eOne Music Canada, Birds of Bellwoods released their highly anticipated debut LP,Victoria, in late 2018. The album…

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March 2020

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

March 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers

Front man of the Bay City Rollers is on a mission touring the world again in 2020. Currently on tour himself with his Legendary Bay City Rollers and enjoying the release of his new album, Les McKeown...The Lost Songs, he is still bringing back the golden era and playing all the hits from the 1970’s. The story of the Bay City Rollers has been told countless times and now that Les is reliving some of his own memories with the…

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Rock Around the Clock

March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Rock Around the Clock

Fans of 1950s Rock & Roll won't want to miss "Rock Around The Clock!" This amazing All-Star" audience-interactive show features world class international tributes to Bobby Vee, Johnny Rivers, Neil Sedaka, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Dion & the Belmonts all backed by a sizzling live band. Song highlights include Calendar Girl" by Neil Sedaka, Take Good Care of my Baby" by Bobby Vee, Runaround Sue" by Dion & the Belmonts, Secret Agent Man" by Johnny Rivers, Peggy Sue"…

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April 2020

The Legend of Johnny Cash starring Jim Yorfido

April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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The Legend of Johnny Cash

"The Legend of Johnny Cash" stars the amazing Jim Yorfido as "The Man in Black" backed by a live all-star band. As an international touring artist, Yorfido has thrilled audiences around the globe with his portrayal of Johnny Cash, which captures the look, charisma and striking baritone voice of Johnny Cash in concert. As a special bonus, Jim will be joined on stage by his lovely, multi-talented wife Pam in the dual roles of Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn. "The…

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May 2020

Brother’s Gib: The Bee Gees Story

May 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Brother's Gib: The Bee Gees Story

"You Should Be Dancin'" when Brothers Gibb: The Bee Gees' Story" rolls into town. While enjoying the amazing harmonies and infectious dance beats of the truly remarkable song catalog of the Bee Gees, sitting still in your seat may not be an option for long! You will be singing along with smash hits like Night Fever", How Deep Is Your Love", To Love Somebody", Nights On Broadway", Tragedy", Massachusetts", More Than A Woman", New York Mining Disaster", Stayin' Alive" and…

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October 2020

Song Sung Blue: The Neil Diamond Story

October 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Song Sung Blue: The Neil Diamond Story

Don't miss the incredible new show Song Sung Blue: The Neil Diamond Story"! This stunning performance stars the amazing Will Chalmers, who truly captures the look, the voice and the excitement of Neil Diamond in concert, chronicles his amazing career from his earliest hits as a songwriter for Bang Records in New York, to his musical peak in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Song highlights include Solitary Man", Cracklin' Rosie", Kentucky Woman", You Don't Bring Me Flowers" I'm a…

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December 2020

Jersey Nights: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

December 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Jersey Nights: A Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Calling all fans of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons! Presented by Bill Culp Productions, Jersey Nights" captures the soaring lead vocals and distinctive harmonies of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, coupled with dazzling choreography, witty banter and audience interaction. Song highlights include Sherry", Walk Like a Man", Rag Doll", Dawn (Go Away)", Oh What a Night", My Eyes Adored You", and Who Loves You" amongst the many crowd favourites. Tickets for Jersey Nights are on sale now. Get…

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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!