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.

Midland Cultural Centre

September 2019

TiBert le Voyageur

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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TiBert le Voyageur

He draws on his Métis roots and experience as a tour guide at the Manitoba Museum to take the small fry on an imaginary canoe ride, incorporating an easy blend of French of English as they paddle off to Lake Winnipeg. Kids join Malo onstage to engage in a race with York boats, a buffalo hunt and a wedding party, during which they learn to play spoons, jig and tie a sash, among other special skills. It's a rollicking good…

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GATHERING: FIRST NATIONS LITERARY FESTIVAL

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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GATHERING: FIRST NATIONS LITERARY FESTIVAL

TOMSON HIGHWAY: Songs in the Key of Cree GATHERING: First Nations Literary Festival presents a special performance by celebrated and award-winning playwright, author and musician Tomson Highway. Songs in the Key of Cree will feature his vast songbook including selections from his musicals Rose and The (Post) Mistress. Tomson will be joined by vocalist Patricia Cano and saxophonist Marcus Ali.

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Sloan Music – Canadiana Music Series

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Sloan

In 1991 bassist and vocalist Chris Murphy and drummer Andrew Scott met while studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and with the addition of Patrick Pentland on guitar and vocals and Jay Ferguson on guitar, formed Sloan. A year later the band made their recording debut on the Halifax, Canada CD compilation “Hear & Now” before releasing their debut EP “Peppermint” (1991) on their own label Murderecords. In 1992 Sloan signed with Geffen Records and released their full-length debut…

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Doogie & Dun

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Doogie & Dun

Doogie &Dun is a musical alliance between long time Canadian musician/vocalists, Douglas John Cameron and Duncan Fremlin. They'vecome together after almost a century on stage, Douglas as an award winning vocalist and songwriter and Duncan as the leader of one of the longest running bands in Canadian country music, Whiskey Jack. Their collaboration was born 10 years ago but continues to evolve as they travel the country with their very popular show, Whiskey Jack Presents Stories and Songs of Stompin'…

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Ashley MacIsaac

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Ashley MacIsaac at the MCC

Ashley plays the fiddle with an intensity, authenticity and passion that is hard to deny. He learned his chops at an early age mentored by some of the legendary greats of the area, performing all over the Island in halls, clubs, barns and kitchens. Hi How Are You was released in the mid 90's and the accolades rolled in, the awards, the touring, the interviews and appearances, the persona took shape and the legend took hold.

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October 2019

Wintersleep

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Wintersleep

Wintersleep formed in 2001 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They have released six studio albums. Their most recent album, The Great Detachment, was released on March 4th 2016 via Dine Alone Records.  The Great Detachment, Wintersleep’s sixth LP and first with Dine Alone Records, is very much an introspective work, both conceptually and thematically. Of course, it delivers a welcome dose of the atmospheric, entrancing alt-rock for which the band has become known. After writing a wealth of material in…

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Wendell Ferguson

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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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 $125 (plus taxes and fees). For more information or to purchase a discount ticket package, contact the MCC Box Office: 705-527-4420 Wendell Ferguson is a buffoon, a fool, a charlatan and a general nuisance...but he can play the guitar (a…

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James Gordon

October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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James Gordon at the MCC

James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 40-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over forty albums and has toured relentlessly around the world. Gordon has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, film scores, and for more than ten years was heard on CBC radio as songwriter-in-residence for the ?Basic Black' and 'Ontario Morning' programs. His song ?Mining For Gold? was featured in the…

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November 2019

Soul to Soul: Featuring Marilyn Mazzotta

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Soul to Soul at the MCC

Come To Experience Marilyn Mazzotta, world renowned medium, in an interactive night connecting you, the audience, with those who have passed in your lives!

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Sweet Dreams – Patsy Cline – Featuring Leisa Way

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Sweet Dreams - Patsy Cline

Sweet Dreams takes audiences back in time to spend an evening with the music of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Backed by a full 5-piece band, well-known, Canadian stage star, Leisa Way, a powerhouse singer and entertainer herself, celebrates not only the music of this legendary singer, but tells stories about Patsy's life that have never been heard before. This concert has been playing to sold out crowds at over 60 theatres across North America. Leisa Way…

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Michael Kaeshammer

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Michael Kaeshammer at the MCC

Internationally acclaimed musician Michael Kaeshammer has toured the world showcasing his talents as a singer, songwriter, pianist & producer. A spellbinding artist, Kaeshammer’s performances and recordings are intimate and inviting affairs, whether in a small club, large theatre or on home stereo. His new album, SOMETHING NEW, is a new musical adventure. Produced by Michael himself it features 10 original songs about love, life, travel and politics. Recorded at the historic Esplanade Studios in the heart of New Orleans’ Treme…

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Nonie & the Rollin’ Sands Band

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Nonie & the Rollin' Sands Band

Nonie is a musical and storytelling force to be reckoned with. From heady blues, Irish balladry, to Cajun and French Canadian hues, Nonie seamlessly traverses genre with an execution only matched by her uncanny ability to explore equally diverse lyrical themes. Whether upbeat, sorrowful, poignant or whimsical, Nonie's songs reach into the landscape of the heart - family, community, memory, discovery, love and loss - woven together by her stunningly beautiful voice. With such an eclectic palette, it is not…

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Cash – Most Authentic Johnny Cash Tribute

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Cash - Most Authentic Johnny Cash Tribute

Attracts every possible demographic from ages 10 to 110 years of age. This is the one Tribute Show that everyone will enjoy and connect with. The World’s Only Johnny Cash Tribute Artist invited by John Carter Cash to record an album ‘The Nashville Connection’ at Cash Cabin along with Johnny Cash’s musicians, Johnny’s one and only drummer, WS Fluke Holland, John’s bass player Dave Roe, Guitar player Kenny Vaughan, Chris Scruggs and Grammy Winning Producer Chuck Turner at Cash Cabin…

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Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles

Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group The Eagles. This audience-interactive show is comprised of some of Canada's leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos. The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975. The second half…

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December 2019

Elvis: Blue Christmas

December 1 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Calling all Elvis fans! Don't miss Collingwood Elvis Champion Gino Monopoli starring in "Elvis: Blue Christmas". Hear the amazing Gino Monopoli backed by the incredible Rudy & the Angels singing all your favourite Elvis classics like "Blue Suede Shoes", "All Shook Up", "Can't Help Falling In Love", Suspicious Minds" alongside his legendary Christmas hits including "Blue Christmas", "Santa Bring Me My Baby Back", "White Christmas" and more! This fun filled audience interactive show is a must for all Elvis fans!

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Elvis: Blue Christmas

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Elvis: Blue Christmas

Calling all Elvis fans! Don't miss Collingwood Elvis Champion Gino Monopoli starring in "Elvis: Blue Christmas". Hear the amazing Gino Monopoli backed by the incredible Rudy & the Angels singing all your favourite Elvis classics like "Blue Suede Shoes", "All Shook Up", "Can't Help Falling In Love", Suspicious Minds" alongside his legendary Christmas hits including "Blue Christmas", "Santa Bring Me My Baby Back", "White Christmas" and more! This fun filled audience interactive show is a must for all Elvis fans!

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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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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!

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