Ontario Top 100 Festivals & Events

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The following is list of Ontario’s 2023 Top 100 Festivals and Events as chosen by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO). We have provided a link to their website where possible. Just click on the name of the event and it will take you to their website. Some of the festivals have been visited by Ontario Festivals Visited (OFV). These Ontario festivals and events represent the best of the best and should be considered as a must to visit. I know that as we travel Ontario, we will be looking to visit these great festivals and events. If you would like to find the current date of an event, you can visit either our Festival/Event Directory.

Ongoing — Spring to Fall

  1. Amherstburg Open Air Weekends — May to October
  2. Dresden Night Market
  3. TD Niagara Jazz Festival @ Niagara Falls
  4. Pelham Summer Chill Series @ Pelham
  5. Stratford Festival — April to @ Stratford
  6. Aurora’s Concerts in the Park @ Aurora
  7. Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park @ Vaughan
  8. Kingsville Open Streets @ Kingsville
  9. Tweed & Company Theatre Season @ Tweed
  10. Festivals at Fort William Historical Park – Anishinaabe Keeshigun @ Thunder Bay
  11. Thunder Bay Live on the Waterfront @ Thunder Bay

April 2023

  1. Eat & Drink Norfolk — April 13-15, 2023 @ Simcoe

May 2023

  1. SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival — May 29 to June 4, 2023 @ Toronto
  2. Carassauga Festival of Cultures — May 26 to 28, 2023 @ Mississauga
  3. Timmins Multicultural Festival — May @ Timmins
  4. Creemore Springs Turas Mor — May 13 @ Creemore

June 2023

  1. The Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival — June 2 to 4, 2023 @ Mississauga
  2. Barrie Automotive Flea Market — June 1 to 4, 16 to 18, 2023 @ Bonfield
  3. Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival — June 2 to 4, 2023 @ Orangeville
  4. Paisley Blues Festival — June 2 to 4, 2023 @ Paisley
  5. Luminato Festival — June 7 to 18 @ Toronto
  6. LaSalle Strawberry Festival — June 8 to 11, 2023 @ LaSalle
  7. Peony Festival — June 10 to 11, 2023 @ Oshawa
  8. Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival — June 10, 2023 @ Midland
  9. Sound of Music Festival — June 15 to 18, 2023 @ Burlington
  10. Carrousel of the Nations @ Windsor
  11. The Sound Waterfront Festival — June 30 to July 1 @ Owen Sound
  12. TD Ottawa Jazz Festival — June 23-30, 2023 @ Ottawa
  13. Festival of the Sound @ Parry Sound

July 2023

  1. Canada Day — July 1, 2023 @ Vaughan
  2. Canada Day — July 1, 2023 @ Goderich
  3. TD Sunfest: Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — July 6 to 9, 2023 @ London
  4. RBC Bluesfest — July 6 to 16, 2023 @ Ottawa
  5. Afrofest — July 7 to 9, 2023 @ Toronto
  6. TD Salsa in Toronto Festival — July 8 & 9, 2023 @ Toronto
  7. Mariposa Folk Festival — July 7 to 9, 2023 @ Orillia
  8. Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural Festival — July @ Belleville
  9. Pelham Summerfest — July 13 to 16, 2023 @ Pelham
  10. Lighthouse Blues Festival — July 14 to 16, 2023 @ Kincardine
  11. Because Beer Festival — July 14 to 15, 2023 @ Hamilton
  12. The Mount Forest Fireworks Festival — July 14 to 16, 2023 @ Mount Forest
  13. Richmond Hill’s Ribfest — July 21 to 23, 2023 @ Richmond Hill
  14. Guelph Hillside Festival — July 28 to 30 @ Guelph

August 2023

  1. Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival — Civic Day Weekend @ Port Colbourne
  2. Toronto Caribbean Carnival — August 3rd to 7th, 2023 @ Toronto
  3. Kempenfest — August 4 to 7, 2023 @ Barrie
  4. Glengarry Highland Games — August 4-5, 2023 @ Maxville
  5. National Bank Tennis Open presented by Rogers — August 5 to 13, 2023
  6. TD Jerk Food and Music Festival — August 10 to 13, 2023 @ Toronto
  7. Boots and Hearts Music Festival — August 10 to 13, 2023 @ Oro-Medonte
  8. Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games — August 11 to 13, 2023 @ Fergus
  9. Mississauga Italfest — August 11 to 12 @ Mississauga
  10. Dundas Cactus Festival — August 18 to 20, 2023 @ Dundas
  11. Riverfest Elora — August 18 to 20, 2023 @ Elora
  12. Canadian National Exhibition — August 18 to September 4, 2023
  13. Carrot Fest — August 19, 2023 @ Bradford
  14. Fan EXPO Canada — August 24 to 27, 2023 @ Toronto
  15. Music in the Fields — August 24 to 26, 2023 @ Lucknow
  16. Paris Fair — August 31 to September 4, 2023 @ Paris
  17. Telling Tales Festival — August @ Burlington
  18. Sun Life Waterloo Busker Carnival — August 24 to 27, 2023 @ Waterloo
  19. Winona Peach Festival — August 25 to 27, 2023 @ Hamilton
  20. Port Hope Arts Festival — August @ Port Hope
  21. The Great India Festival — August @ Ottawa

September 2023

  1. Western Fair— September 8-17, 2023 @ London
  2. Niagara Grape and Wine Festival — September @ Niagara Falls/St. Catharines
  3. Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival @ Markham
  4. World Of Jazz Festival — September 9 & 10, 2023 @ Brampton
  5. Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival — September 8 to 10, 2023 @ Mississauga
  6. St. George AppleFest — September 16 to 17 @ St. George
  7. Brooklin Harvest Festival — September 16, 2023 @ Whitby
  8. International Plowing Match & Rural Expo — September 19 to 23 @ Bowling Green
  9. Collingwood Art Crawl — September @ Collingwood
  10. Hike Haliburton Festival — September 21 to 24, 2023 @ Haliburton County
  11. Multicultural Festival — September 23, 2023 @ Aurora
  12. Supercrawl — September @ Hamilton
  13. Toronto Garlic Festival @ Toronto
  14. Mississauga MuslimFest @ Mississauga
  15. Redpath Waterfront Festival @ Toronto
  16. Markham Fair @ Markham
  17. Clearview Small Halls Festival — September to November @ Clearview Township

October 2023

  1. Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show — October 3 to 9, 2023
  2. Port Elgin Pumpkinfest — October @ Port Elgin
  3. Bala Cranberry Festival — October 13 to 15 @ Bala
  4. Hops on the Water — October 14 @ Quinte West
  5. Aurora’s Haunted Forest — October 28, 2023 @ Aurora
  6. Pumpkinferno — October @ Penetanguishene
  7. Kingsville Migration Festival @ Kingsville
  8. Waterford Lions Pumpkinfest — October 13 to 15 @ Waterford

Winter 2023 – 2024

  1. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair — November @ Toronto
  2. Richmond Hill Merry Marketplace — November @ Richmond Hill
  3. City of Windsor Bright Lights — November to January @ Windsor
  4. Stouffville Holiday Market — November @ Whitchurch-Stouffville
  5. St. Marie Among the Hurons – First Light Festival — November/December @ Midland
  6. Port Hope Candlelight Festival — November to December @ Port Hope
  7. Amherstburg River Lights Winter Festival — November 18, 2023 till January 8, 2024 @ Downtown Amherstburg
  8. OPG Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights — November to February @ Niagara Falls
  9. Hamilton Winterfest — February @ Hamilton
  10. Winterlude — February @ Ottawa
  11. Crane Creations Theatre Company – Bridges Festival — March Break @ Mississauga
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