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.
Delhi 2 Dublin is a hybrid live/electronic act that combines the musical styles of East Indian and Celtic music for a high-energy experience About this Event Delhi 2 Dublin is a hybrid live/ electronic act whose concerts have been likened to '90 minutes of freebasing joy'. Famous for their energy onstage, the five member crew has played over 100 shows a year for the last decade at festivals like Electric Forest (USA), Woodford Folk (Australia) and Bali Spirit Festival (Indonesia).…Find out more »
Starring Leisa Way and The Lonely Hearts Club Band (Fred Smith, Bobby Prochaska, Nathan Smith, Bruce Ley & Sam Cino) About this Event Join Leisa Way and the sensationally talented 5-piece Lonely Hearts Club Band, as they take you on this electrifying musical adventure. You’ll relive that exciting time in all of our lives when British pop music jumped ‘Across the Pond” and incited a frenzy of popularity which spread rapidly across North America. It became known as, ‘The British…Find out more »
Canada's Number One Tragically Hip Tribute for over 20 Years! About this Event Established in Southern Ontario in 1997, Practically Hip has been performing the music its members love for over 20 years at clubs, festivals, concerts, universities and colleges,? and private events throughout North America and beyond. The band members are not only professional musicians and performers, they are super fans who have seen over 75 Tragically Hip concerts! As true and dedicated fans, they can be note-perfect on…Find out more »
Over the past 30 years, MAJINX have created magical productions that have entertained and mystified audiences across the country. Now comes a new show that invites the audience into the unfathomable regions of the human brain. Welcome to MIRACULUM: Sleight of Mind. Imagine sitting in a room with a man who can pluck thoughts out of your head like rabbits out of a hat. As members of the audience partake in the vast array of parapsychological experiments, they become more…Find out more »
Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of iskwe’s artistic vision since the release of her WCMA nominated self-titled debut album in late 2013. Her lead single “Nobody Knows,” produced by Juno Award nominees The Darcys and featured in the Netflix series Between, captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Unafraid to…Find out more »
International flamenco music and dance ensemble Fin de Fiesta Flamenco brings their new production, Sempiterno," to theatres and festivals across France and Canada this summer. Though its members hail from Canada, France and Cuba, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco comes together every year in Spain and creates inspired new work to tour in North America and Europe. Immersed in the flamenco way of life, they create the vibrant and impassioned music and dance that has been dazzling audiences for the past…Find out more »
Come to the HP Theatre at the Midland Cultural Centre from Aug. 7-10 and 13-17 to see outstanding local talent in GBMTC's production of MAMMA MIA! This show will sell out fast, so say "I Do, I Do, I Do" want to spend my "Money, Money, Money" on tickets to see this production!Find out more »
Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and more! Jersey Nights is an exciting, dynamic, and powerful ensemble that dazzles theater audiences with their uniquely entertaining delivery while celebrating the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Along with hits such as "Sherry", "Let's Hang On", "Working My Way Back to You", and "Walk Like a Man" that earned Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons their musical success, you'll also hear other hit songs that helped shape that…Find out more »
Altan "continues to be one of the Celtic world's great treasures, gifted with a front line that is a sheer powerhouse" - Los Angeles Times With a career in Irish music for 35 years, Altan has achieved legendary status in a genre that has been equally shaped by the band's influence and genius. Audiences from Ireland to Japan to Australia to Europe have embraced their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings. Over a dozen releases to…Find out more »
Blending the worlds of Classical and Jazz, and fresh from their recent JUNO nomination, Braid and O'Callaghan will offer a mixture of pieces ranging from Weill to Cohen, with a core of original repertoire at the heart. Featuring the crystalline, many-hued voice of O'Callaghan, singing in English, Spanish and French, and the dazzlingly beautiful compositions and improvisations of Braid, this promises to be a moving, eclectic, and powerful evening. A jazz genius to call our own MacLeans Magazine refreshingly uncategorizable…Find out more »
"ABBA Magic!" features outstanding musical performances that celebrate all of ABBA's top hits, combined with dazzling 1970's style costumes and choreography. This fun-filled, audience-interactive performance will have you singing along (and maybe even dancing in the aisles!), to all your ABBA favourites, including "Mama Mia", "Knowing Me, Knowing You" , "SOS", "Waterloo" and of course, "Dancing Queen" amongst the many classics. Dust off your 1970's dancing shoes, and get your tickets today!Find out more »
Finland-based roots music collective with a penchant for turning hard rock, metal, and grunge classics into front-porch jamborees, Steve 'n' Seagulls found an international following via a series of YouTube videos beginning in 2014. They made their debuts in the Top Ten of Finland's album chart and the U.S. bluegrass chart with their first album, 2015's Farm Machine. Formed in 2012 in Jyväskylä, Steve 'n' Seagulls began honing their signature hillbilly metal sound at theme events, cruises, clubs, and restaurants. By 2014,…Find out more »
Fred Penner is a gentle man with an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself. This musical master brings more than 40 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that blends the many genres of performing and communication. Fred continues to grow and create music for his generations of Fred Heads". From hosting the United Way National conference in Saskatoon to emceeing the renowned Polaris Music Awards and being part of the C3 Legacy Expedition supporting…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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!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!