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How to use this guide Come - celebrate with us! Ontario finds a reason to celebrate in every season. Savour the dazzling array of Ontario festivals, events and fairs from world-renowned to unique and local. Throughout the province of Ontario, there are over three thousand festivals and community events staged each year. No wonder, Ontario is a favourite destination of festival and event goers thanks to the variety of events and celebrations that reflect its diversity through the arts, sports, or history. Whatever makes you laugh, smile or just have a feeling of enjoyment, Ontario’s events will entertain you! The Festivals & Events in Ontario guide, April 2020 - March 2021 edition*, offers both residents and visitors a chance to explore the unique and familiar. It is chock full of many favourites that continue to fascinate and captivate people from all over the world every year. For additional event listings, please visit: festivalsandeventsontario.ca or ontariotravel.net and check out the current Calendar of Events. Come to Ontario where there’s always something to celebrate.

* Some events change or are cancelled after the publication of this guide. Please check the individual festival websites for current information.

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easy-to-follow regions. The colour coding, throughout the listings and in the Regional Index on page 111, allows you to see at a glance the events in the area you are visiting. No matter what your interests or budget, where you live or what time of year it is, there is a great choice of festivals and events close by. Once you choose your festival or event, you can also quickly find out what else there is to see and do in the vicinity. There is often so much so close in the form of attractions, shopping and other activities that allow you to turn your festival or event trip into a mini holiday. Plan your vacation in Ontario by calling 1 - 800 - ONTARIO or go to ontariotravel.net and download the Discover Ontario Mobile App.

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Awards Program Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Winter (December - March 2021) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Regional Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 This guide has been developed by Festivals & Events Ontario in partnership with Destination Ontario to assist you with timely, easy to use information about festivals and events that take place throughout the year. Festivals & Events Ontario is a membership driven, not for profit organization. Please share your thoughts with us on how we could improve the guide and make it more useful to you. As well, visit the Festivals & Events Ontario website festivalsandeventsontario.ca and Ontario

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Distinction

Recognizing Ontario’s festival and event leaders and ambassadors Festivals & Events Ontario has the largest signature festivals and events this side of Canada, which are considered the pioneers of innovation and the backbone of creativity, trends, tourism and job growth. These events continue to lure both international and domestic audiences, showcasing Ontario’s multicultural fusion and harnessing this splendor into first-class celebrations. FEO is pleased to welcome its 2020 Festivals & Events of Distinction, a select group of 20 within the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario: JUNE

- Luminato Festival (Toronto) Jun 11 - 28 www.luminatofestival.com - Sound of Music Festival (Burlington) Jun 13 - 21 www.soundofmusic.ca - TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (Ottawa) Jun 19 - Jul 1 www.ottawajazzfestival.com - Redpath Waterfront Festival presented by Billy Bishop Airport (Toronto) Jun 19 - 21 www.towaterfrontfest.com J U LY

- Canada Day Celebrations (Ottawa/Gatineau Jul 1 www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage

campaigns/canada-day.html - Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Toronto)

Jul 3 - Aug 3 www.torontocarnival.ca - RBC Bluesfest (Ottawa) Jul 9 - 19 www.ottawabluesfest.ca

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- Hillside Festival (Guelph) Jul 24 - 26 www.hillsidefestival.ca • Ottawa Chamberfest (Ottawa) Jul 23 - Aug 6 www.chamberfest.com AUGUST

- Rogers Cup presented by National Bank (Toronto) Aug 8 - 16 www.rogerscup.com - Havelock Country Jamboree (Havelock) Aug 13 - 16 www.havelockjamboree.com - Canadian National Exhibition (Toronto) Aug 21 - Sep 7 www.theex.com SEPTEMBER

- Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto) Sep 10 - 20 www.tiff.net - Western Fair (London) Sep 11 - 20 www.westernfairdistrict.com - Niagara Grape and Wine Festival (St. Catharines) Sep 18 - 27 www.niagarawinefestival.com OCTOBER

- Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show (Simcoe) Oct 6 - 12 www.norfolkcountyfair.com - Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest (Kitchener)

Oct 9 - 17 www.oktoberfest.ca

- International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (Kawartha Lakes) Oct 14 - 17 www.plowingmatch.org NOVEMBER

- OPG Winter Festival of Lights (Niagara Falls) Nov 14 - Jan 10, 2021 www.wfol.com WINTER DEC TO MAR 2021

- Winterlude (Ottawa/Gatineau) Feb 5 - Feb 21, 2021 www.canada.ca/ en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/ winterlude.html For Level of Distinction and the entire listing of Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario, please visit: festivalsandeventsontario.ca/ members/2020-feo-top-100.  ll Ontario festival and event listings can be A found at www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca.

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2020 Additional Top 100 Festivals & Events for 2020: APRIL

•E  at & Drink Norfolk (Simcoe) Apr 2 - 4 • Doors Open Ontario (Province Wide) Apr 18 - Oct 24 M AY

•C  arassauga Festival of Cultures (Mississauga) May 22 - 24 • SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival (Toronto) May 19 - May 31 • Retrofest (Chatham) May 22 - May 23 • Creemore Springs Turas Mór (Creemore) May 23 JUNE

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•S  treetsville Founder's Bread and Honey Festival (Mississauga) June 5 - 7 • Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival (Orangeville) June 5 - 7 • Paisley Blues Festival (Paisley) Jun 5 - 7 • Re-Enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek (Stoney Creek) June 6 - 7 • LaSalle Strawberry Festival (Windsor) Jun 11 - 14 • Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival (Midland) Jun 13 • Peony Festival (Oshawa) Jun 13 - 14 • TD Salsa in Toronto Festival (Toronto) June 13 - Jul 5 • Barrie Automotive Flea Market (Barrie) Jun 18 - 21 • Tottenham Bluegrass Festival (Tottenham) Jun 19 - 21 • Carrousel of the Nations (Windsor) Jun 19 - 28 J U LY

• Canada Day (Burlington) Jul 1

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• Canada Day (Richmond Hill) Jul 1 • Canada Day (Niagara Falls) Jul 1 • CanadaDay (Brampton) Jul 1 • Canada Day (Markham) Jul 1 • It's Your Festival (Hamilton) July 1 - 5 • TD Sunfest: Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures (London) Jul 9 - 12 • Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural Festival (Belleville) Jul 9 - 12 • Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival (Kincardine) Jul 10 - 12 • Live on the Waterfront (Thunder Bay) Jul 15 - Aug 26 • Pelham Summerfest (Fonthill) Jul 16 - 19 • TD Niagara Jazz Festival (St. Catharines) Jul 16 - 19 • MuslimFest (Mississauga) Jul 17 - 19 • Festival of the Sound (Parry Sound) Jul 17 - Aug 8 • Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival (Newmarket) Jul 20 - 26 • Richmond Hill Ribfest (Richmond Hill) Jul 24 - 26 • Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival (Port Colborne) July 31 - Aug 3 • Kempenfest (Barrie) July 31 - Aug 3 AUGUST

• Grace International Jerk Food and Music Festival (Jerkfest) (Etobicoke) Aug 6 - 9 • Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games (Fergus) Aug 7 - 9 • Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival (Kingston) Aug 7 - 9 • Feast of St. Lawrence (Kingston) Aug 7 - 8 • Sidelaunch Days (Collingwood) Aug 8 - 9 • Leathertown Festival (Acton) Aug 9 • Carrot Fest (Bradford) Aug 14 - 15

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NOVEMBER

• Remembrance Day Parade and Service (Brampton) Nov 11 • Brampton Winter Lights Weekend (Brampton) Nov 13-14 • Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade (Niagara Falls) Nov 14 • River Lights Winter Festival (Amherstburg) Nov 16 - Feb 16, 2021 • First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons (Midland) Nov 19 - Dec 5 • Bright and Merry Market (Oshawa) Nov 20 - 21 • Christmas in Cambridge Festival of Events (Cambridge) Nov 27 - Dec 31

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• Paris Fair (Paris) Sep 3 - 7 • Supercrawl (Hamilton) Sep 4 - 6 • Canada’s Largest Ribfest (Burlington) Sep 4 - 7 • Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival (Meaford) Sep 8 - Oct 13 • Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival (Port Credit) Sep 11 - 13 • Belmont Village Bestival (Kitchener) Sep 18 - 19 • Brooklin Harvest Festival (Whitby) Sep 19 • St. George AppleFest (St. George) Sep 19 - 20 • Telling Tales Festival (Hamilton) Sep 20 - Oct 4

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• Mississauga ItalFest (Mississauga) Aug 15 • Dundas Cactus Festival (Dundas) Aug 21 - 23 • Buckhorn Festival of the Arts (Buckhorn) Aug 15- 16 • Battle of Fort William (Thuder Bay) Aug 15 - 16 • City of Burlington Children's Festival (Burlington) Aug 16 • The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival (Timmins) Aug 21 - 23 • Markham-Milliken Children's Festival (Markham) Aug 22 • Tecumseh Corn Festival (Tecumseh) Aug 28-30 • Winona Peach Festival (Winona) Aug 28 - 30 • Tweed Elvis Festival (Tweed) Aug 28 - 30

• Haunted Fort Night (Thunder Bay) Oct 1 - 21 • Pumpkinferno at Discovery Harbour (Penetanguishene) Oct 1 - 30 • Port Elgin Pumpkinfest (Port Elgin) Oct 3 - 4 • Erin Fair Horse Tent (Erin) Oct 8- 12 • Bala Cranberry Festival (Bala) Oct 16 - 18

• Aurora's Christmas Market (Aurora) Dec 4 - Dec 6 • New Year’s Eve (Brampton) Dec 31 • Fire and Ice Festival (Bracebridge) Jan 30, 2021 • Barrie Winterfest (Barrie) Feb 6 - 7, 2021 • Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest (Vaughan) Feb 7, 2021 • Snow Day on the Waterfront (Thunder Bay) Feb 15, 2021 As This Guide GoesTo Print We Are In The Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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•S  mall Halls Festival (Clearview) Oct 1 - 4 Please Contact Organizers to Learn About the Status of Their 2020 Festival/Event.

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Each fall, members of FEO are able to submit applications for FEO’s Awards Program. Entries were judged in December 2019 by an independent committee. These Award winners were acknowledged at Festivals & Events Ontario 2020 annual Conference “INNOVATE” in Richmond Hill, Ontario. FEO is proud to present this year’s winners: Best Youth Initiative Paisley Blues Festival

2020 FEO Achievement Awards: Best Community Partner Outreach Program $500,001 or more - Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest with Downtown Kitchener BIA & Willkommen Platz Best Greening of a Festival or Event $100,001 - $500,000 - Muslimfest $500,000 or more - Hillside Festival Guelph Best New Festival or Event $100,000 or less - Oshawa Bright and Merry Market

Student Leadership Award Stephanie Singeris - Niagara College Family Volunteer of the Year Paradalis Family - Carrousel of the Nations Volunteer of the Year Seimone Kpiniong - Hillside Festival FEO Municipality of the Year Awards:

Population less than 50,000 Township of Centre Wellington

Best Promotional Campaign $100,000 or less - Christmas in Cambridge

Population between 50,001 to 150,000 Town of Aurora

$100,001 to $500,000 - Port Elgin Pumpkinfest

Population between 150,000 to 350,000 City of Richmond Hill

Sponsor of the Year $100,000 or less - Small Halls Festival with Tim Hortons $100,001 to $500,000 - Winona Peach Festival with Tim Hortons $500,000 or more - Toronto Caribbean Carnival with Grace Foods Inc. Best New Single Sponsorship Opportunity (tie) Carrousel of the Nations with Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Sudbury Poutine Fest with Thornloe Cheese

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Best Social Media Campaign Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day Best Volunteer Program Town of Whitby

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FEO Service Excellence Awards:

Entertainment - Alternative Entertainment Providers Grand River Party Rentals Entertainment - Performers Mega Magic, Mike D’Urzo Entertainment - Entertainment Agency Mega Magic Talent Operational - Foundational Product Providers Modu-Loc Fence Rentals Operational - Administrative Service Providers Place my Booth

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD FEO Hall of Fame: Delores MacAdam - City of Ottawa Deb Dalziel - Township of Centre Wellington

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Spring Is In the Air Shake off the winter’s cold and celebrate the return of spring! With the rich Ontario landscape waking up from its winter slumber, there are many ways to indulge in the

change of the seasons! Savour the sweetness of spring at the numerous Maple Syrup Festivals across Ontario. Shake off your winter blues and feel your energy soar while you get behind the wheel and take it on a tour at

the Exotic Car Tours & Test Drives in Smithville. Awaken your taste buds this spring at Eat & Drink Norfolk, or get walking and discover the story behind every door at Doors Open Ontario. Learn local lore through Guided Historical Walking Tours in Elora and Fergus. As the lakes and rivers begin to thaw, test your water skills in Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny in Port Hope. Show you care by participating in the

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Community Clean Up Day in Bradford or experience our French culture in Temiskaming Shores at the Festival Des Folies Franco-fun. Discover more about Science and Technology at the Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival or catch a fish at the Annual Orillia Perch Festival. However, you decide to welcome spring to Ontario, you’re sure to find a celebration in your community!

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Apr 5 - Sep 27, Guided Historical Walking Tours Elora and Fergus - Region 4

Apr 1-30, SPARK Photo Festival 2020 Peterborough - Region 8

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Exotic Car Tours & Test Drives. No Security deposit or experience required. Packages start @ $169 in a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, GTR, R8, Aston Martin,McLaren or the new 2020 Corvette. Experience Niagara wine country in style. 3 hour and 6 hour tours available. T: (905) 815-1300 W: www.gtaexotics.ca Simcoe - Region 1 NEW DATE TBD

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Come Savour the Flavours of Norfolk County. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. Sample from up to 50 separate food and beverage displays! Come for the FUN. Come for the FOOD! Mix & Mingle with Friends! T: (519) 426-7280

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Let the past come alive as you meander the historical streets of downtown Fergus or Elora. Led by two costumed characters from yesteryear, you will enjoy stories, songs and poems of the 19th century in these towns. A unique way to promote heritage. T: (519) 846-9691 W: www.elorafergus.ca

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Apr 11, Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny Port Hope - Region 8

The 40th annual Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny takes place in 2020. This 10 km, quirky river race on the Ganaraska River is a bucket list item. Participants are celebrated in the lively event village, Fannyville. Float on down to Port Hope! T: 1-888-767-8467 W: www.floatyourfanny.ca

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Apr 11, Centre Wellington Easter Egg Hunt Elora - Region 4

Featuring activities and fun for all ages, the Community Easter Egg Hunt invites children and families to take part in this annual Spring tradition. Come and meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy face painting and more! T: (519) 846-5092 W: www.elorapreschool.ca

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Apr 2 - Dec 23, Shaw Festival

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Apr 13 - Nov 1, Stratford Festival

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Apr 4 - 12, Downey's Farm Easterfest

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Caledon - Region 6

Hop on over to Downey's Farm for Easterfest! Get your face painted, decorate an Easter craft, enjoy the NEW Easter puppet show, watch Abracadabra Magic, go on a wagon ride and see baby farm animals. T: (905) 838-2990 W: www.downeysfarm.com

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BWG Community Clean-up Day takes place every spring to clear litter and debris from public spaces in town. Event participants meet at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre and are bussed to selected areas for clean-up. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com/clean-up-day

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Celebrate Scottish Heritage and Tilt Yer Kilt in Downtown Fergus! Pipe bands, Highland dancers and music in the pubs and on the street!

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Apr 18 - 19, Elora Vintage & Antique Show Elora - Region 4

The April vintage and antique show and sale in Elora is an annual highlight for collectors from Toronto to Windsor and all points in between. Elora hosts the premier antique event in Western Ontario. T: 1-800-667-0619 W: www.antiqueshowscanada.com/elora

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POSTPONED, Doors Open Ontario

Discover the story behind every door! From April to October, Doors Open Ontaruio is your free ticket to facinating sites and family activites across the province! T: 1-800-ONTARIO W: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

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Apr 18 - 20, Delta Maple Syrup Festival Delta - Region 9

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This week-long, fun-filled family-oriented festival celebrates francophone culture with activities such as a car rally, storytelling, a book sale, kids' shows, films, games and much more. T: (705) 647-6105 W: www.francofun-temiskaming.ca/festival

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Fun, family fishing derby! Great cash & product prizes. Adult & children's categories. Special OPP Kids Day May 6th! Live release program. Just fish to win! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching. T: (705) 326-4424 W: www.orillia.com

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A series of week long events that highlight natural and applied sciences and technology through a collaboration of local organizations and groups focused on science, technology, heritage and culture. T: (705) 522-3701 W: www.saultfestivals.com

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Spring’s Simple Pleasures April showers may bring May flowers but this month also brings art, music and culture to the province! Celebrate art in its

Belleville. You can SING! In Toronto or listen to great tunes at Guelph MusicFest. Learn about new cultures at the Carassauga Festival of Cultures in Mississauga or at the Brockville or Timmons Multicultural Festivals. The return of sunshine and drier weather also means people come out of hibernation – take the little ones to the Ottawa International Children’s

Festival or celebrate nature at the Marsh Mash in Bradford, The Lower Trent Conservation's Family Fishing Day in Campbellford, or the Lilac Festival in Warkworth. You can get some exercise at the Creemore Springs Turas Mor, Stroll the Street Belle River-On The Lake, or by strolling through the classic car displays at Retrofest in Chatham.

various shapes, forms and colours at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto, the Elora en Plein Air or the Family Artfest Photography in

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May 2 - 3, Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo F E S T I VA L S & E V E N T S I N O N TA R I O

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May 2 - 3, Doors Open at Griffin House National Historic Site

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The Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse is an annual cultural celebration that surrounds children with the best performing arts from around the world! T: (613) 241-0999 W: www.ottawachildrensfestival.ca

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Every Saturday from May to December from 8:00am - 1:00pm. Baked goods, fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, crafts and much more. T: 1-888-262-6874 W: www.cobourgtourism.ca

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T: (905) 546-2872

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May 3- Aug 30, Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

Barrie - Region 7

T: (905) 662-8458

May 2 - 19, Cobourg Farmer's Market

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Orillia - Region 7

T: (705) 309-1122

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May 3, The Colours of the Winds - Stratford Concert Band

May 2, Sunshine Fibre Fest T: (705) 423-9695

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T: (613) 820-3378

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T: (613) 567-5757

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May 8, Stroll The Street Belle River-on the Lake Lakeshore - Region 1

Bringing Notre Dame Street to Life! Notre Dame Street is closed for eight blocks to bring people together with local businesses to shop, eat, enjoy activities and entertainment! Fun for everyone! T: (519) 728-4624 W: www.belleriverbia.com

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May 14 - 17, Elora en Plein Air F E S T I VA L S & E V E N T S I N O N TA R I O

May 9, Lower Trent Conservation's Family Fishing Day Campbellford - Region 8

Join us at the Seymour Conservation Area for rainbow trout fishing in the quarry. There is no charge, however, donations are accepted in support of habitat restoration at the Conservation Area. T: (613) 394-4829 W: www.ltc.on.ca

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Artists come from all over to paint outdoors throughout Centre Wellington. An exciting four day art festival including three days of painting and a show and sale. T: (519) 846-0556 W: www.elorapleinair.ca

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May 15 - 16, Hastings Midnight Madness Fishing Contest Hastings - Region 8

Celebrate the opening of fishing season at the Hastings Bridge, Lock 18 at the mouth if Rice Lake. Only bridge in Ontario where fishing is permitted. Join in the fun and your catch may net a prize. T: (705) 696-2990 W: www.hastingsfestival.ca

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Bradford - Region 7 The Marsh Mash Canoe and Kayak Race is the 4th oldest Marathon Canoe Race in Ontario. The race attracts Canoeists, Kayakers, Stand Up Paddleboarders, and Outrigger Paddlers from all over the province. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com

May 15 - 17, Castrol Victoria Day SpeedFest

May 9, Tim Horton's Kids Trout Derby

T: (705) 429-3321

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T: (519) 773-9037

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T: (905) 973-9874

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T: (416) 736-1733

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May 9 – Oct 10, Exotic Car Track Experience

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Bowmanville - Region 5

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Twelve days of concerts, workshops, club nights, and celebrations of the human voice. Pop, rock, jazz, classical, gospel, beatbox, blues, every genre is represented during the festival. T: (416) 562-7190

May 11 - 15, Vaughan International Film Festival Vaughan - Region 6

T: (416) 909-6778

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Enjoy local foods and a movie, a fine pairing of film and food! This event will take place outdoors in the Green Space, weather permitting - watch website for details. T: (519) 846-1916 W: www.sensationalelora.com

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Festival Trio with Sadie Fields (violin), Paul Pulford (cello) & Ken Gee (piano). Beethoven Violin Sonata no. 5 & Cello Sonata no. 2, Brahms Piano Trio no. 1. May 29: Bénédicte Lauzière (violin) with Ken Gee piano, and more T: (519) 993-7591 W: www.guelphmusicfest.ca

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A non-competitive cycling event on gravel and non-gravel roads through some of the most scenic areas in Creemore. Cycling, comradery, local food & drink, live Music & more! T: (705) 466-2240

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May 22 - 23, Retrofest™ 2020

Chatham - Region 1 CANCELLED IN 2020

RetroFest 2020 Classic Car Cruise and Car Show in Historic Downtown Chatham, starts on Friday night and our Classic Car Show on Saturday, and the entertainment is ramping up. T: (519) 352-8387 W: www.downtownchatham.com

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May 26 - June 6, London Fringe Festival

Pickering - Region 6

Port Elgin - Region 7

May 23- 24, Stratford Studio Tour

T: (613) 561-2177

May 23, Artfest on the Esplanade

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T: (416) 466-8167

Come out and ride (or hike or run) our trails and see the adventures that Algoma has to offer! T: 1-800-461-6020 W: www.saultcyclingclub.ca

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Carleton Place - Region 11

May 23 - 24, Riverside Walks

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T: (519) 375-1889

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May 23, Franktown Lilac Festival

T: (519) 393-6879

Brampton - Region 5

T: (905) 420-4620

W: www.creemorespringsturasmor.com

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May 22 - 24, Rotary Rib n Roll T: (416) 801-1323

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May 26 - 30, St. Jacobs Quilt & Fibre Art Festival St. Jacobs– Region 4

T: (226) 288-4450

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T: (613) 962-1232

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T: (519) 254-6067

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May 30, Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race Series Kitchener - Region 4

May 29 - 30, Quest: Tech & Gaming Thunder Bay - Region 13c

Thunder Bay's First Annual Tech & Gaming Event offers eSports tournaments, tech and gaming activities, entertainment, concessions and fun for the whole family! T: (807) 684-2060 W: www.thunderbay.ca/quest

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May 29 - 31, Caledon Equestrian Park-EMG Equestrian Events 2020 Caledon - Region 6

Brockville - Region 9

Shopping, family-fun, food, and live music await you at the Downtown Street Eats Sidewalk Sale! Local shops will have great deals and fuel up on servings from local eateries and visiting food trucks. T: (613) 345-3269 W: www.downtownbrockville.com

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May 29 - 31, Haliburton Home and Cottage Show Haliburton - Region 11

T: (705)-455-9990

May 30, Downtown Brockville Street Eats

May 30 - 31, Niagara's Largest Indoor Pet Festival

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May 30, Family Artfest Belleville - Region 9

Discover your inner artist as you paint, sculpt & enjoy all forms of arts & crafts! This free admission event also includes musical entertainment, balloons, face painting & hands on instruction. T: (613) 962-4597 W: www.bellevillechamber.ca

Bring your own kite or colour and put together a kite provided by the Friends of Ferris. Event suitable for all ages. Free admission, parking on site. Fundraising BBQ. T: (705) 632-0894 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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The sun is out and it’s time to celebrate SUMMER! This event is a sidewalk sale meets street festival. Wandering entertainment, Free Food Samples, sidewalk sale, special discounts/promotions and other fun. W: www.villageoferin.ca

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May 30 - 31, Warkworth Lilac Festival Warkworth - Region 9

The 10th annual "For the Love of Lilacs". Recipient of the Canada 150 Garden Experience Award. 83 unique varieties, lilac sales, art & photo show, children's events, Victorian Tea, Crafters Market. T: (705) 924-2583 W: www.warkworthlilacfestival.ca

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Gearing Up for Summer Festivals across the province are heating up this month! Get outside and see how communities are celebrating with the Redpath Waterfront Festival presented by Billy Bishop

Take a step back in time and witness the Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek in Hamilton. Kick off your summer with Latin rhythms and dancing at the TD Salsa in Toronto Festival, or sing the blues at the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival. Find hidden treasures at the Barrie Automotive Flea Market. Experience Oshawa’s Peony Festival’s garden, home to

over 300 peonies. Celebrate international diversity and a variety of cultures at Windsor’s Carrousel of the Nations, It’s Your Festival in Hamilton, and the KitchenerWaterloo Multicultural Festival. Bring your hunger to the Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival in Midland, or the Streetsville Founders' Bread & Honey Festival in Mississauga, you won’t be disappointed!

Airport in Toronto, Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Toronto’s Luminato Festival or the Jazz Festivals in Ottawa and Toronto, you’ll hear and experience the sounds of summer everywhere you go!

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POSTPONED, Paisley Blues Festival

Paisley - Region 7 NEW DATE SEPT 25-27

Great Music! Great Food! Blues for Youth! Something for everyone, including award winning Blues Artists, our Blues for Youth Program, a large Craft show, lots of great food. T: (519) 270-9515

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Jun 4 - Sep 10, Pelham Thursday Night Experience Fonthill - Region 2

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Bowmanville - Region 6

T: (905) 623-3379

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POSTPONED Streetsville Founders' Bread & Honey Festival

This is a fun-filled family festival featuring a huge parade at 10am on Sat. Live entertainment on 2 stages, a petting zoo, pony rides, children's inflatables, crafts, souvenirs and much more. T: (905) 816-1640 W: www.breadandhoneyfestival.ca

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Experience 3 days of incredible live music and special events in an award-winning festival setting throughout downtown Orangeville T: (519) 941-9041

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A celebration of Pride in Brockville all week long. Includes exciting daily events, and a parade on June 8th! T: (519) 802-7026

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T: (226) 808-5419

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Jun 4 - Aug 22, Summer Entertainment Series Sarnia – Region 1

Nightly concerts performed by local and nearby artists in four different parks around the city and along the beautiful waterfront. T: (519)-332-0527 x3210 W: www.sarnia.ca

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Jun 5 - 7, Lilac & Lavender Festival Sault Ste. Marie - Region 13a

Showcasing the culinary uses of lilacs and lavender. Purchase your tickets for our Victorian High Tea in advance. T: (705) 759-5443 W: www.ecnhs.com.com

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Jun 5 - Nov 28, Mill St. Night Markets Leamington - Region 1

This is the only monthly night market that is specially curated to serve delicious street food while you shop for handcrafted items, vintage clothing, and antiques. T: (519) 326-5761 ext 1605 W: www.onthe42.com

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Experience the pageantry of the Battle of Stoney Creek of 1813. Family fun - games, food, demonstrations, music, fireworks & more. T: (905) 662-8458 W: www.hamilton.ca

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Join us every Thursday evening in the summer months for delicious food and drinks, fresh farm produce and live music. T: (905) 892-2607 ext 341 W: www.pelham.ca

Jun 6, A Glengarry Affair: Local Wine & Food Pairing Alexandria - Region 1

T: (613) 859-3517

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T: (226) 751-2301

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T: (519) 882-2350

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Jun 6, Edisonfest - Vienna Vienna - Region 1

Family fun festival, recognizing Vienna’s “Canadian Connection” to Thomas Alva Edison, the Inventor. Vendors, food, refreshments, Air bouncers, FREE draws, music, petting zoo, draws & demonstrations. T: (519) 983-0448 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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Jun 6, Heroes Highway Ride Annual motorcycle ride in support of those who serve and have served our country. The procession will arrive in Port Hope at approx noon. T: (905) 885-2004 W: www.porthope.ca

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Jun 12, Muskoka Adventure Challenge Bracebridge - Region 12

Offering a 10-piece children’s obstacle course and an all-ages 5k and 10k trail race, Muskoka Adventure Challenge is a community-focused, running adventure for the entire family! T: (905) 429-7685 W: www.muskokaadventurechallenge.ca

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Sault Ste. Marie - Region 13b

The festival will be featuring a carnival, fireworks, entertainment and local strawberries. The parade will take place on Saturday on Front Road between Reaume Road and Sacred Heart Drive. T: (519) 969-5699

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Car enthusiasts from all over are welcome to cruise Queen Street and show off their cars in a place where time doesn't exist. Join the ride! T: (705) 971-1787 W: www.queenstreetcruise.com

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Jun 12 - 14, 172nd Annual Leamington Fair Leamington - Region 1

T: (519) 326-8082

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Jun 11- Aug 20, Perth Citizens' Band Summer Pops Concerts

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London - Region 1

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Jun 11, A Heritage Celebration

Jun 12 - 13, Pin-it Canada

Perth - Region 11

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Jun 7, FaeryFest T: (613) 812-2025

Toronto's international arts festival and one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America, having commissioned over 100 new works, with more than 3,600 performances featuring 15,000+ artists from over 40 countries. T: (416) 368-3100

Jun 11, The Black Hen Roadshow Vol. 4

Port Hope - Region 8

T: (416) 466-8167

W: www.luminatofestival.com

T: (519) 773-9037

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Jun 12 - 14, Bowmanville Rockin' Rotary Ribs & Brews Bowmanville - Region 6

T: (905) 623-3379

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T: (705) 444-7398

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Jun 13 - 14, Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour Perth - Region 11

T: (613) 230-1064

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Thunder Bay - Region 13a

Great inwater selection of new & pre-owned boats! Cottage & outdoor products, variety of vendors, marine safety demonstrations & more! Port of Orillia & waterfront parks, Lake Couchiching.

Celebrate Indigenous culture at Anishnawbe Keeshigun! Join us for a weekend filled with entertainment, hands-on activities and artisan demonstrations that feature Indigenous culture and traditions. T: (807) 473-2344 W: www.fwhp.ca

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Jun 12 -14, Bay Days

Canada's largest free music festival takes over Burlington's waterfront every June! Activities include: outdoor concerts, parade, Family Zone, Downtown Streetfest, carnival, food trucks and vendors. T: (905) 333-6364

North Bay - Region 13a

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T: (416) 406-1226

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Jun 13 - Jul 5, TD Salsa in Toronto Festival

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Jun 13 - 14, Foodalicious

TD Salsa Street Festival, has a jam-packed calendar of cultural events including a parade, Latin dance parties, concerts, art exhibitions and FREE dance lessons at various schools across the city and the GTA. T: (647) 632-3421

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Jun 13 - 14, Oshawa Peony Festival

Oshawa - Region 6 CANCELLED IN 2020

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T: (416) 249-4000

A celebration of horticulture and the arts, the Peony Festival will feature 300 varieties outside and hundreds of blooms inside. Local culinary choices, artists and musical performances! T: (905) 436-3311 W: www.oshawa.ca

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T: (905) 732-5337

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Jun 13 - 14, Port Perry Artists Association Spring Show & Sale Pontypool - Region 9

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Jun 13 - 14, Smithin - Blacksmith Festival T: (613) 527-5230

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Mississauga - Region 5

Mississauga is the home of the largest Polish-Canadian population in Canada and the premier Polish cultural festival in Peel Region. The festival offers a significant experience by educating visitors on the historical and cultural impact of the Polish-Canadian community. T: (647) 291-4530 W: www.mississaugapolishday.ca

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Jun 14, Kite Festival

Thunder Bay - Region 13c

Come fly with us at Chippewa Park on the shore of Lake Superior! Enjoy games, activities, crafts and fun for the whole family! See our guest fliers as they launch impressive displays of kites! T: (807) 684-2060 W: www.thunderbay.ca

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Jun 17 - 20, Island Breakfast

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Jun 13, Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival

Midland - Region 7 CANCELLED IN 2020

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T: (905) 623-3379

Canada's largest butter tart festival is the sweetest day of the year! The event includes a butter tart contest, 200 vendors, live entertainment, 150,000 butter tarts available for sale and more. T: (705) 526-4275 ext 2200 W: www.buttertartfestival.ca

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Jun 13, Bwg Trails Day/ Mayor's Hike For Health Bradford - Region 7

This free event to the community is offered in partnership with Scanlon Creek. There will be a guided hike, a variety of other recreational/fitness activities to choose from, entertainment and food!. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com

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Jun 17 - Jul 29, Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park 2020 Vaughan - Region 6

The 26th annual Concerts in the Park series returns select Wednesdays June & July. The 6-event series features city-wide free professional entertainment. Genres range from Motown, funk & rock to pop! T: (905) 832-8585 W: www.vaughan.ca

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Jun 17 - Jul 29, Music in the Park Bradford - Region 7

Music in the Park, presented by Vaughan Chrysler returns on Wednesday evenings in July this summer featuring a live musical performance each week. This event takes place outside the BWG Library. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com

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T: (519) 401-0021

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T: (613) 561-2177

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Winchester - Region 9

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Jun 18 - 21, Barrie Automotive Flea Market Barrie - Region 7

Canada’s Finest Automotive Flea Market offers everything from collectibles & classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. T: (705) 487-3663 W: www.thebafm.com

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Enjoy the largest show of its kind in the Kawarthas featuring tractor and power equipment displays, tractor games, a parade through the Village, tractor and wagon rides, vintage farm trucks and more. T: (613) 838-5558

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Jun 18 - 26, Italian Contemporary Film Festival Toronto - Region 5

T: (416) 893-3966

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Jun 18 - Aug 13, Music in Old Town Toronto Toronto - Region 5

Free music concerts in the park in Old Town Toronto from 7-9 pm on Thursdays T: (416) 410-9242 W: www.oldtowntoronto.ca

The Highland Games will bring the Pipes and Drums to Victoria Park in Cobourg with over 30 Pipe and Drum Bands, Highland Dancers, the Heavy Events Competition, Scottish Food & Vendors and much more. T: 1-888-262-6874 W: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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Jun 19 - 21, FrancoFest Hamilton - Region 3

T: (905) 547-5702

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T: (519) 271-5140

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A celebration of independent craft brewers, featuring a wide variety of finely made craft beers and ciders as well as delicious food, fun activities and live music. For 19+. T: (416) 960-8499 W: www.tcbf.ca

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Jun 19 - 21, Mississauga Waterfront Festival Mississauga - Region 5

On Father’s day weekend, many NEW and EXCITING music performances, vendors & incredible, INNOVATIVE activities and shows to delight the whole family, three fun filled days in Port Credit. T: (905) 891-0002 W: www.themwf.com

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The World's Largest Rubber Duck is returning to Toronto's waterfront June 19-21, 2020, for the 10th anniversary of Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport! T: (647) 342-4861

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Jun 18, Fabulous Fergus Pub Night Fergus - Region 4

Hosted by Sensational Elora, fabulous pub food and beverages await you on this tour of four Fergus pubs. You will be served one course at each pub and entertained between during the walk from one to the next. T: (519) 843-2800 W: www.sensationalelora.com

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T: (705) 454-1110

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An arts and music festival that reawakens Sault Ste. Marie's Baawitgong Spirit and sense of place. T: (705) 989-7915 W: www.saulttourism.com

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Jun 20, Historical Walking Tours - Doors Open Elora - Region 4

Jun 19 - 21, Tottenham Bluegrass Festival

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This year’s lineup draws popular and award winning bands from the United States and across Canada. As always if you purchase a weekend ticket the camping and campfire picking are free. T: (647) 209-2593

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A signature event of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex, Carrousel of the Nations showcases the many wonderful elements that multiculturalism has brought to Windsor and Essex County T: (519) 255-1127 W: www.carrouselofnations.com

Jun 19 - Jul 1, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

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The OIJF is the premier music event to take place in downtown Ottawa and we are proud to be part of the continuing tradition of bringing jazz to the National Capital Region. T: (613) 241-2633 W: www.ottawajazzfestival.com

Kitchener - Region 4

From international cuisine to a marketplace to a main stage, experience the world’s diversity and all of its wonders at this twoday festival. Rain or shine there is something for the whole family!. T: (519) 745-2531 W: www.kwmulticultural.ca

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Jun 20, Doors Open Fergus & Elora Elora- Region 4

Unique locations provide a glimpse of a rich and storied past. Visit us for a look around, a story and an experience you don't get every day! T: 1-877-242-6353 W: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

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Jun 20, Induction Day St. Marys - Region 4

T: (519) 284-1838

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T: (647) 296-0733

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Jun 20, Pride on Riverwalk Newmarket - Region 6

Pride on Riverwalk is the ultimate day of enjoyment; delicious food and beer with a dazzling array of local and international entertainment. We’ve got thrills for everyone. Celebrate 20 Years of Pride!! T: (647) 923-7579 W: www.yorkpridefest.com

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Jun 20, Christmas in June Orillia - Region 7

Saturday, June 20, 2020 will be Christmas again in Orillia. Boats moored at the Port of Orillia will be decorated in anticipation of winning one of the 12 prizes that will be awarded. T: (705) 326-4424 W: www.orillia.com

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Jun 20 - 21, 53rd Annual Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Festival

Coldwater - Region 7

As part of the Doors Open festivities, go back in time with two costumed characters from yesteryear as they focus on issues and features of Fergus and Elora's colourful past. T: 1-877-242-6353 W: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

Jun 20, Fairies in the Park Brockville - Region 9

T: (613) 498-2952

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Jun 23 - 27, Boy Falls From The Sky: Jake Epstein Live Bobcaygeon - Region 8 F E S T I VA L S & E V E N T S I N O N TA R I O

Jun 20, 27th Annual Gravenhurst Car Show Gravenhurst - Region 12

T: (705) 687-4432

Jun 20, Venture Fest

Jun 26 - 28, ArtsFest

Sample different craft beers, ciders, cocktails and tasty eats. Games and live music provide a fun backdrop to mingle with friends while supporting the Muskoka Brewery Venture Fund. T: (705) 646-1266 W: www.muskokabrewery.com

Celebration of art is all its forms. World class music and exquisite artisans with a maker area to see how its done. Street performers, great food and interactive family zone set in quaint Westdale. T: (905) 690-9397 W: www.bluemountainvillage.ca

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Jun 21, Local Food Fest Guelph - Region 4

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On Father’s Day 2020, Bloor-Yorkville will play host to the 9th annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show. Walk along the red carpet on Bloor Street to get up close with examples of automotive excellence. T: (647) 998-1587 W: www.yorkvilleexotics.com

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Jun 21, Father’s Day Fiesta Forester Falls - Region 11

Jun 27 - 28, Fairbank Summerfest Toronto - Region 5

FREE Carnival RIDES & Bouncies for the kids! FREE live music and entertainment! We’ll have food and sidewalk sales from our fabulous local businesses and guest vendors. Check out our website! T: (416) 646-0661 W: www.fairbanksummerfest.ca

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Jun 22, 24th Annual Father's Day Smoke & Steam Show Keene - Region 8

Enjoy the largest show of its kind in the Kawarthas featuring tractor and power equipment displays, tractor games, vintage farm trucks, tractor and wagon rides, a tractor parade through the Village and more! T: (705) 295-6694 W: www.langpioneervillage.ca

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Jun 30 - Jul 1, Port Hope Canada Day Celebrations

Jun 27, Quarry Kick-off Party

Port Hope - Region 8

St. Marys - Region 4

Kick off the summer season at Canada's largest outdoor swimming pool! Enjoy free swim admission, plus prizes, games, music and more! Food available for purchase. Free parking. T: (519) 284-2160 W: www.townofstmarys.com

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Join us to celebrate Canada in Port Hope! Three days of activities, including a truck pull, outdoor movie, live entertainment, a parade, games, a car show and fantastic firework display! T: (905) 885-2004 W: www.porthope.ca

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Jun 30 - Jul 11, Leisa Way stars in Rock n' Roll is Here to Stay

Jun 27, Peterborough Musicfest Peterborough - Region 8

For two months in the heart of summer, Peterborough Musicfest provides 17 FREE-admission concerts, every Wednesday and Saturday from June 27 to August 22, 2018 at 8pm, Del Crary Park. T: (705) 755-1111 W: www.ptbomusicfest.ca

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Warkworth will close down Main Street and invite you to the 4th annual street party-a celebration of community, family, the arts and the plethora of talent this town has to offer. T: (705) 653-1551

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Jun 27, Kemptville District Hospital Strawberry Community Social and Open House

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Gravenhurst - Region 12

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Jubilant Summer Festivities Summer is in full swing as Ontario sizzles with festivals across the province! Start the celebration with Canada Day festivities and greet the summer

summer air at TD Sunfest in London, Ottawa Chamberfest, Festival of the Sound, RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa, Lighthouse Blues Festival in Kincardine, Guelph’s Hillside Festival and TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Spice up your summer at the Toronto

Caribbean Carnival and TD Salsa in Toronto. Satisfy your craving for BBQ at several Ribfests including Richmond Hill. Pack up the family for some festival fun at the Pelham Summerfest or the Newmarket 10 Minute Play Fest.

with a bang on July 1st. Waterfront Festivals in Thunder Bay and Belleville are a sure sign that it’s time for fun in the sun! Music fills the

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July 1 Canada Day Celebrations Across Ontario

As of print, below are listings of Canada Day events being held across Ontario. Please make sure to check event websites for updates. For additional celebrations, visit ontariotravel.net and festivalsandeventsontario.ca.

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Amherstburg/ www.amherstburg.ca Aurora/ www.aurora.ca Barrie/ www.barrie.ca/canadaday Blue Mountains/ www.bluemountainvillage.ca Bowmanville/ www.ClaringtonMuseums.com Bracebridge/ www.downtownbracebridge.com Bradford/ www.bwgcanadaday.ca Brampton/ www.brampton.ca/events Brantford/ www.brantford.ca Brockville/ www.brockvilletourism.com Buckhorn/ www.buckhorncommunitycentre.com Burlington/ www.burlington.ca/canadaday Caledon/ www.trca.on.ca Caledon/ www.downeysfarm.com Caledonia/ www.caledonia-ontario.com Cambridge/ www.cambridgecanadaday.ca Campbellford/ www.visittrenthillschamber.ca Cobourg/ www.cobourgtourism.ca Collingwood/ www.collingwood.ca/canadaday Creemore/ www.clearview.ca Dunnville/ www.dunnvilleoptimists.ca Elora/ www.centrewellington.ca Fergus/ www.elorafergus.ca Fonthill/ www.pelham.ca Gatineau/ www.canada.ca Goderich/ www.goderich.ca Halton Hills/ www.downtownacton.ca Hamilton/ www.hamilton.ca/events Hamilton/ www.hamilton.ca/dundurn Hastings/ www.visittrenthills.ca Hearst/ www.hearst.ca Huntsville/ www.huntsville.ca Keene/ www.langpioneervillage.ca Kincardine/ www.sunsets.com/kincardine

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Kingston/ www.kingston.ca Kitchener/ www.downtownkitchener.ca Leamington/ www.leamington.ca Lynden/ www.lynden-on.ca/canadaday Markham/ www.markham.ca Mattawa/ www.mattawa.ca Milton/ www.miltoncanadaday.ca Midland/ www.midland.ca Mississauga/ www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca New Liskeard/ www.temiskamingshores.ca Newmarket/ www.newmarket.ca/events Niagara Falls/ www.niagarafalls.ca Oakville/ www.oakville.ca Oshawa/ www.oshawa.ca Ottawa/ www.canadascapital.gc.ca Owen Sound/ www.owensound.ca/canadaday

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Pembroke/ www.pembroke.ca Peterborough/ www.nccpeterborough.ca Perth/ www.perth.ca Petrolia/ www.town.petrolia.on.ca Pickering/ www.pickering.ca/greatevents Port Burwell/ www.bayham.on.ca Port Dover/ www.portdover.ca Port Hope/ www.visitporthope.ca Richmond Hill/ www.richmondhill.ca/canadaday Sarnia/ www.sarnia.ca Sault Ste. Marie/ www.saultfestivals.com Sharon/ www.eastgwillimbury.ca St. Mary's/ www.townofstmarys.com St. George/ www.brant.ca/events Stayner/ www.clearview.ca Stratford/ www.visitstratford.ca Streetsville/ www.villageofstreetsville.com Thessalon/ www.thessalon.ca Thunder Bay/ www.fwhp.ca Thunder Bay/ www.thunderbay.ca/canadaday Tillsonburg/ www.discovertillsonburg.ca.ca Timmins/ www.tourismtimmins.ca Toronto/ www.harbourfrontcentre.com Trenton/ www.quintewest.ca Vaughan/ www.vaughan.ca Warkworth/ www.visittrenthills.ca Wasaga Beach/ www.wasagabeach.com Windsor/ www.windsoressex.com

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Jul 1, Canada Day Celebrations Bracebridge - Region 12

Join the BIA along Manitoba Street to celebrate everything that is Canadian! Enjoy the Big Backyard BBQ, Fun Inflatables & live music. Stay for the Rotary Club Fireworks Spectacular, starting at dusk! T: (705) 646-5590 W: www.downtownbracebridge.com

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Bradford - Region 7

On July 1, 2020, visit the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury as it celebrates Canada’s birthday at the annual Canada Day Celebrations. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com

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Jul 1, Celebrate Canada Day Brampton - Region 5

Each July 1st, Brampton's Canada Day draws thousands of residents and visitors to celebrate Canada's birthday. T: (905) 874-2000 W: www.brampton.ca

Jul 1, Cobourg Canada Day Celebrations Cobourg - Region 8

Canada day parade, children's activities, live entertainment, fireworks at dusk and much more! Fun for the whole family. T: 1-888-262-6874 W: www.waterfrontfestival.ca

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Jul 1, Dominion Day Elora Elora - Region 4

Fun for the whole family on Canada Day! Pancake breakfast, soap box derby race, parade, live entertainment by the river, the Centre Wellington Rotary Duck Race and much more! T: 1-877-242-6353 W: www.elorafergus.ca

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Jul 1, Canada Day Picnic & Fireworks Fergus - Region 4

Celebrate Canada Day in Fergus! Come enjoy a kiddie arcade, live entertainment, food vendors and dazzling fireworks. T: 1-877-242-6353 W: www.elorafergus.ca

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Jul 1, Pelham's Canada Day Celebration Fonthill - Region 2

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Bring your national pride to celebrate Canada Day and enjoy free Canadian-inspired activities and entertainment all day at Spencer Smith Park. T: (905) 335-7738 W: www.burlington.ca

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Caledon - Region 6

Free Parking & Play Area Admission. 10:30am Opening Ceremonies, Live Entertainment, Dog & Magic Shows. Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Fresh Picked & PYO Strawberries available. T: (905) 838-2990 W: www.downeysfarm.com

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Jul 1, Hamilton Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks Hamilton - Region 3

RBC & the City of Hamilton invite you to visit the waterfront's Bayfront Park and enjoy food trucks, family-friendly fun, spectacular free live music performances and fireworks from 2pm - 11pm T: (905) 777-1223 W: www.hamilton.ca

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Hastings - Region 8

Celebrate Canada's birthday with a parade, kids entertainment, music, food, vendors and a spectacular firework display over the Trent Severn Waterway at dusk. T: (705)-653-1551 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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Come celebrate Canada’s birthday! Join the thousands of proud Canadian families who, on Canada Day, invade the Capital region to have fun! T: 1-844-878-8333 W: www.canada.ca

Jul 1, Canada Day Fireworks Leamington - Region 1

Join us to Celebrate Canada at our annual Canada Day Fireworks Celebration. Watch the fireworks and listen to amazing live music. T: (519) 326-5761 W: www.onthe42.com

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Markham - Region 6

Canada Day celebrations unite all members of our diverse community. This free event features a Citizenship Ceremony, Seniors’ Luncheon, People’s Parade and a community event and concert at Milne Dam. T: (905) 477-5530 W: www.markham.ca

Jul 1, Canada Day Celebrations - Port Burwell Port Burwell - Region 1

Parade 11:30 am, flag raising, dignitary greetings, children’s activities, live music, fun, refreshments and lunch available. Free parking on the beach for swimming. Visit the Museum & Lighthouse. T: (519) 866-5521 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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Every year, thousands of people in Richmond Hill and the GTA come to Richmond Green Park to celebrate Canada's birthday. It's a fun-filled day full of activities with something for everyone! T: (905) 771-5508 W: www.Richmondhill.ca

Jul 1, Canada Day Fireworks New Liskeard - Region 13b

Join us in Celebrating Canada's Birthday. T: (705) 672-3363 Niagara Falls - Region 2

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Sarnia's Canada Day Celebrations feature multicultural food and entertainment, interactive activities, a parade, Opening Ceremonies, a Handmade Market, live concerts, and an epic fireworks show. T: (519) 332-0527 W: www.sarnia.ca

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Jul 1, Canada Day Celebrations Sault Ste. Marie - Region 13b

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Oshawa - Region 6

Oshawa's Premier Special Event held at scenic Lakeview Park on the shores of Lake Ontario. Live entertainment, activities and fireworks at dusk. All events are free!. Event runs 2:00 pm-10:00 pm. T: (905) 436-3311 W: www.oshawa.ca

Come celebrate Canada’s Birthday at Roberta Bondar Park and Pavilion. Enjoy family entertainment and children’s activities throughout the day with fireworks at dusk. T: (705) 759-5310 W: www.saulttourism.com

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Jul 1 - 4, Cobourg Waterfront Festival Cobourg - Region 8

Jul 1, Canada Day at Milt Dunnell Field St.Marys - Region 4

Join us for a classic Canada Day party with live entertainment, free children's activities and more! Food available for purchase. T: (519) 284-2340 W: www.townofstmarys.com

Enjoy fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, midway amusements, food vendors, fireworks display over the lake and much more. T: 1-888-262-6874 W: www.waterfrontfestival.ca

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Jul 1 - 5, It's Your Festival

Hamilton - Region 3 CANCELLED IN 2020

A multicultural festival that celebrates cultural diversity and heritage in Canada. Presented by the Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council T: (905) 525-2297 W: www.itsyourfestival.ca

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Thunder Bay - Region 13a

Celebrate Canada Day at Fort William Historical Park! Enjoy a day filled with family-friendly festivities, exciting activities and fun contests, and discover our nation’s rich heritage. T: (807) 473-2344 W: www.fwhp.ca

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Jul 1, Canada Day on the Waterfront Thunder Bay - Region 13c

Canada Day on the Waterfront is Thunder Bay's biggest annual one-day event. Programming runs throughout the evening, culminating in the area's biggest fireworks display. T: (807) 684-2060 W: www.thunderbay.ca

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A Canadian favourite in flavours you can only imagine. Beer garden. Live music. Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. T: (705) 759-5443 W: www.ecnhs.com

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Award-winning Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day at North Maple Regional Park. FREE admission, activities & entertainment, live performances, inflatables, face painting & more! T: (905) 832-2281 W: www.vaughan.ca

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Jul 1, Canada Day Celebrations In Warkworth Warkworth - Region 8

Mill Park Pavillion, Music, games, food, fire safety displays, entertainment for young and old, a fun day in the park for everyone! T: (705)-653-1551 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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Jul 1, Parade of Paddles

Sault Ste. Marie, Region 13b

Begin your paddle on Canada Day by locking through the SSM Canal. Paddle enthusiasts, will join a brigade like experience on the St. Marys River. Join us at the ECNHS for lunch on the lawn. T: (705) 759-5443 W: www.ecnhs.com

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Jul 3 - 5, Almonte Celtfest Almonte - Region 11 F E S T I VA L S & E V E N T S I N O N TA R I O

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Jul 1 - 12, Toronto Fringe Festival Toronto- Region 5

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Jul 3 - 5, South Coast Jazz Festival

Jul 1 - Aug 26, Twilight at Templin

Port Dover - Region 1

Fergus - Region 8

Free concerts featuring local musicians playing in beautiful Templin Gardens in Downtown Fergus. Concerts are every Wednesday evening as well as an artisan's market. See website for more details. T: (519)-362-5352 W: www.twilightattemplin.com

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Jul 2 - 5, Essex Fun Fest

Jul 3 - Aug 2, Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Jul 2, Southampton Craft Show Southampton - Region 7

T: (519) 386-5399

Essex - Region 1

Celebrate summer on this four-day fun-packed weekend. Family-friendly event for all ages! Midway, parade, car show, Kids Zone, talent show, live entertainment, fireworks, food and so much more. T: (519) 776-7336 W: www.essexfunfest.com

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Jul 2 - Aug 27, Concerts in the Park Oshawa - Region 6

Enjoy music every Thursday night from 7:00 p. M. Until 8:30 p. M. A variety of music genres are played each week. T: (905) 436-3311 W: www.oshawa.ca

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Jul 4, Historic Places Day at the Perth Museum Perth - Region 11

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Jul 4, Campbellford Chrome On The Canal Campbellford - Region 8

Jul 3 - 5, Sea Otter Cycling Festival

Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts gather along the banks of the Trent-Severn. View many different personal collections of motorcycles. Plenty of the finest classic automobiles-at-theirbest. T: (705) 653-4523 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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Jul 4, Atikokan Motocross AMX Atikokan - Region 13c

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Jul 6 - Sep 7, Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Jul 4, Viewpointe Summer Concert Harrow - Region 1

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T: (519) 773-9037

Children, parents and teddy bears are invited to enjoy an afternoon of crafts, activities and entertainment at the Teddy Bears Picnic! T: (807) 684-2060 W: www.thunderbay.ca/teddybearspicnic

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TD Salsa In Toronto Festival, May 21 – July 5, 2020 Various locations across the GTA • 647-632-3421 A city wide Latinothemed festival! T: (647) 632-3421 W: www.salsaintoronto.com

The 26th annual Concerts in the Park series returns select Wednesdays June & July. The 6-event series features city-wide free professional entertainment. Genres range from Motown, funk & rock to pop! T: (905)-832-2281 W: www.vaughan.ca

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Jul 4 - 12, 9th Annual Lavender Festival Hillier - Region 9

T: (613) 399-1855

Jul 8 - 29, Music in the Park

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Jul 4 - 17, Music and Beyond Festival 2020 Ottawa - Region 10

T: (613) 241-0777

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Jul 4 - Aug 29, Bytown Museum: Let Us Entertain You Ottawa - Region 10

T: (613) 234-4570

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T: (519) 943-1149

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Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures marks its 26th year with more than 40 top world music & jazz acts from around the globe, complemented by 270 unique food, craft & visual art exhibitors. T: (519) 672-1522

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Jul 8 - 11, Brantford International Villages Cultural Festival Brantford - Region 1

Celebrating our 47th Consecutive Annual Cultural Festival presenting the world at your doorstep. 17 Villages celebrating our community's ethnic diversity. Culture, food, dance, family fun. T: (905) 787-8811 W: www.brantfordvillages.ca

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Jul 9 - 12, Belle River-on the Lake Sunsplash Festival Belle River-On the Lake - Region 1

Free lunchtime music concerts in Berczy Park every Wednesday in July & August. T: (416) 410-9242 W: www.oldtowntoronto.ca

With four days of action-packed activities there is something for kids of all ages - a Fishing Derby, SOLTRA Lawnmower Races, Classic Cruise Car Show, Jet Ski Races, and a carnival on Lake St. Clair. T: (519) 728-4624 W: www.belleriverbia.com

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Jul 9 - Aug 13, Music in Old Town Toronto

Enjoy a beautiful evening of live music every Wednesday in July and August under the tall trees at Cadzow Park! By donation to the St. Marys Museum. T: (519)-284-3556 W: www.stmarysmuseum.ca

Free music concerts in the park in Old Town Toronto from 7-9 pm on Thursdays T: (416) 410-9242 W: www.oldtowntoronto.ca

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Jul 10 - 12, Stonetown Heritage Festival St. Marys - Region 4

T: (519) 284-3500

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One of Ontario's Top 100 festivals - includes musical & multicultural acts, children's village, multicultural food village, midway, vendors expo and animal shows on the beautiful Bay of Quinte T: (613) 962-4597 W: www.bellevillewaterfrontfestival.com

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Join a gathering of antique buffs interested in the preservation and operation of historically valuable machinery and memorabilia. T: (705) 645-9245 W: www.muskokapioneerpower.ca

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Jul 10 - 12, Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival Kincardine - Region 7

Lighthouse Blues Festival. Providing a first class blues festival experience in Kincardine ans raising money for local charities T: (519) 396-2731 W: lighthousebluesfestival.com

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Jul 9 - 19, RBC Bluesfest Ottawa - Region 10

Ranked by Billboard Magazine as one of the top-10 music festivals with their world-award winning 10-day, multi-stage extravaganza. Fully licensed site offers a wide variety of food. T: (613) 247-1188

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T: (705) 300-2405

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Jul 9 - Aug 27, Concerts in the Park - Thursday Night Richmond Hill - Region 6

Richmond Hill's free Concerts in the Park series are great outdoor summer events. Come out to enjoy all kinds of music. T: (905) 787-1441 ext 222 W: www.Richmondhill.ca

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Jul 9 - Aug 20, Perth Citizens' Band Summer Pops Concerts Perth - Region 11

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Jul 11, North On Tap/nord en Fut Haileybury - Region 13a

One day event where attendees can taste a variety of craft beers from across Ontario while enjoying the sounds of local musicians. T: (705) 672-3363 W: www.temiskamingshores.ca

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Jul 11, Food and Music Festival Cobourg - Region 8

Feed your body and your soul at the Food and Music Festival in downtown Cobourg. Enjoy tasty food specials from our very own downtown restaurants and outside food vendors, and live music all day long. T: (905) 377-8024 W: www.downtowncobourg.ca

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T: (519) 271-2101

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Jul 11, Lucan Baconfest Lucan - Region 1

T: (519) 227-4491

BHS Tour of buildings & sites of historic interest throughout the village. Tours 2-4pm starting from the Memorial Park / Cenotaph to Anglican & former United church & schools, historic cemeteries. T: (519) 983-0448 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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Jul 11, Incredible Edibles Festival Campbellford - Region 8

More than 35 chefs and food producers serve up local, delicious, and unique low-cost portions. All-day fascinating food demonstrations on the main stage. All-day live music and entertainment. T: (705) 760-0879 W: www.incredibleediblesfestival.com

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Jul 11 - 12, Purple Turtle Art Festival Toronto - Region 6

Come see amazing original paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, jewellery, woodcraft, native art, and more! T: (416) 276-1983 W: www.purpleturtlearts.ca

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Jul 15 - 26, Hamilton Fringe Festival Hamilton - Region 3

T: (905) 297-5458

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Jul 11 - 12, Exotic Car Track Experience Grand Bend - Region 1

Race your Dream Car! 2 days only at Grand Bend Motor Plex. Packages start at $79.00. No security deposit or experience required. Buy and Book at GTAExotics.ca T: (647) 880-5916 W: www.GTAExotics.ca

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Jul 12, 24th Annual Transportation Day Car & Motorcycle Show

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Keene - Region 8

Join us in the historic village and vote for your favourite as car enthusiasts from across Ontario showcase their antique & classic cars and vintage motorcycles with over 50 trophies to be won. T: (705) 295-6694 W: www.langpioneervillage.ca

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Jul 12, Vienna Historic Walking & Driving Tour


Jul 16 - Aug 20, Winchester Bike Nights Winchester - Region 9

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Jul 15 - Aug 26, Live on the Waterfront

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Jul 16 - 19, TD Niagara Jazz Festival St. Catharines - Region 2

A not-for profit music festival dedicated to celebrating the art form of jazz in the Niagara Region combining live jazz with Niagara experiences – food, wine, & culture in intimate & unique settings. T: 1-844-548-3299

Live on the Waterfront is Thunder Bay's premier performing arts series, showcasing the best local talent alongside some of Canada's finest artists. T: (807) 684-2060 W: www.thunderbay.ca

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Jul 16 - 18, Rotaryfest

Sault Ste. Marie - Region 13b

Fun on the waterfront for the whole family. Free live music, Ribfest, vendors, Tenaris PlayZone, midway, Northern Dental Care Inflatable Park, the 99th annual Rotary Community Parade and more! T: (705) 945-1279 W: www.rotaryfest.com

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Jul 16 - 19, Lansdowne Fair

Jul 17 - 18, Rod Inglis Memorial Earlton Steam Show Earlton - Region 13a

Held on the 3rd weekend of July, the Earlton Steam Show offers northern communities lessons on the history of machinery for the last 100 years. T: (705) 563-2375 W: www.armstrongtownship.com

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Jul 16 - 19, Mount Forest Fireworks Festival 4 Days of non-stop fun for all! Amusement Park, Hospitality Tent, Live Music, Main Street Car Show with 500+ Cars, Entertainers, Demolition Derby, Kids Zone, RibFest, and The Spectacular Fireworks! T: (519) 323-4480 W: www.mountforestfireworks.ca

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Jul 16 - 19, Pelham Summerfest Fonthill - Region 2

Come Chill on the Hill! 4 days of free family fun, food, music, entertainment, arts & crafts, children's activities, vendors, and much more in downtown Fonthill. T: (905) 892-2607 ext 352 W: www.pelhamsummerfest.ca

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T: (613) 267-3311

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Savour the Flavour! Ribs, chicken, Ontario craft-brewed beer, live entertainment. Admission is free but donations to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region accepted at the gate. Food and beer costs additional. T: (519) 579-3017 W: www.kitchenerribandbeerfest.com

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Celebrate Canada’s regional voices & diverse perspectives. Located in the heart of Newmarket's historic Main Street, the NNPF showcases the original work of 24 playwrights and the craft of veteran and emerging artists who work on the stage and behind the scenes.

Jul 17 - 19, Muskoka Arts & Crafts 58th Annual Summer Show Bracebridge - Region 12

Two hundred sensational artists and craftspeople from Muskoka and across Canada display and sell their original and handmade works. One of Ontario's oldest outdoor craft shows. T: (705) 645-5501 W: www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Jul 17 - Aug 8, Festival of the Sound Parry Sound - Region 12

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BHS event at the Vienna Community Centre & Edison Field. Vendors open by 10 am, lottery draws & music all day. Cars to arrive by 4pm with BBQ from 4-8pm. Proceeds to local Edison, Vienna & Area Museum T: (519) 983-0448 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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Jul 18, Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day, Toronto Caribbean Carnival Toronto - Region 5

The Junior Carnival Parade assembles at Malvern Park, (30 Sewells Road), exits at McLevin Ave, travels west on McLevin Ave, north on Neilson Road and disperses at the Neilson Park. T: (416) 391-5608 W: www.torontocarnival.ca

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Jul 20 - 26, Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival

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Vaughan - Region 6

The 26th annual Concerts in the Park series returns select Wednesdays June & July. The 6-event series features city-wide free professional entertainment. Genres range from Motown, funk & rock to pop! T: (905) 832-2281 W: www.vaughan.ca

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Jul 23 - 26, Warkworth Music Fest Warkworth - Region 8

Come and see Sheer Heart Attack with music from Queen; Best Of Both Worlds with music from Van Halen and We Ain’t Petty with Music from Tom Petty and so many more T: (613) 475-3179 W: www.warkworthmusicfest.ca

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Jul 23 - 26, Sutton Bay Park Countryfest Temiskaming Shores - Region 13a

Top bands and covers from around the country gather for one spectacular music event. T: (705) 647-8510 W: www.suttonbaypark.ca

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Jul 19, Arts at the Dock

Sault Ste. Marie - Region 13b

This multimedia art show has grown into one of the largest and most exclusive shows in the Algoma District. Free transportation by tractor and wagon between the community hall and waterfront. T: (705) 246-2242 W: www.hiltonbeach.com

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Jul 24, All Things Canadian Festival Penetanguishene- Region 7

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Jul 23 - Aug 6, Ottawa Chamberfest

The world’s largest chamber music festival presents early music, core repertoire, contemporary, and fringe in historic churches and landmark venues across downtown Ottawa. T: (613) 234-6306 W: www.chamberfest.com

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Free outdoor cinema in St. James Park. T: (416) 861-1793 W: www.oldtowntoronto.ca

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Jul 24 - 26, Hillside Festival

Hillside offers year round events with a broad artistic vision that emphasizes diversity of culture, of musical heritage and style, of age, geography and influence. T: (519) 763-6369 W: www.hillside.ca

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Jul 25, Hilton Beach Car Show This annual classic car show features over 85 original, restored and special interest cars. Located along the waterfront and up Marks Street, admission for the family event is free! T: (705) 246-2242 W: www.saultfestivals.com

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Richmond Hill - Region 6

Richmond Hill’s Ribfest is a three-day outdoor festival that features professional rib teams. Includes live entertainment, a beer garden, midway and much more!. T: (905) 771-5508 W: www.Richmondhill.ca

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Jul 25 - Oct 30, Fergus Ghost Walk Fergus - Region 4

Lantern Walk and Guided Tour of the mysteries and histories of one of Canada's most haunted villages. Call for tickets T: (226) 383-2665 W: www.bookery.ca

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Jul 26, Muskoka Pride Parade & Picnic Bracebridge - Region 12

Celebrate the diversity of Muskoka’s LGBTQ community at a family-friendly parade with colourful floats and walking contingents, celebrating gender & sexual diversity. Stay for the free community BBQ!. T: (705) 645-2530 W: www.muskokapride.com

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Jul 26, Coney Island Twelfth "maybe Annual" Music Festival Kenora - Region 13a

Fun for the whole family on Coney Island, minutes from Kenora's Harbourfront. Take the MS Kenora, Legacy Tours, Tall Pines Marina, or Green Adventures Shuttle. Festival runs from noon 5pm. T: (416) 528-5961 W: www.coneyislandmusicfestival.com

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North America's largest outdoor arts and crafts festivals, we are featuring over 300 exhibitors, antique market, midway, entertainment, youth village, across the bay swim, and food galore. 50 YEARS! T: (705) 739-4216

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Jul 29, Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park Vaughan- Region 6

The 26th annual Concerts in the Park series returns select Wednesdays June & July. The 6-event series features city-wide free professional entertainment. Genres range from Motown, funk & rock to pop! T: (905) 832-2281 W: www.vaughan.ca

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Jul 30 - Aug 2, Downtown Cobourg Sidewalk Sale Cobourg - Region 8

Join us as we host blocks of extended storefronts and street vendors on King Street, offering four days filled with live entertainment, family fun, and summer sales. T: (905) 377-8024 W: www.downtowncobourg.ca

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Jul 31 - Aug 23, Bard in Berczy Toronto - Region 5

Take centre stage in a free, immersive, theatrical performance of one of Shakespeare's plays in Berczy Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout August. T: (416) 861-1793 W: www.bardinberczy.ca

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Jul 31 - Aug 3, Manitoulin Marijuana Festival Tehkummah - Region 13a

T: (289) 488-3517

Jul 31, Midnight Madness

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Spend your Friday night mixing and mingling with cottagers and locals alike at this annual downtown festival. Don’t miss this fun-filled night with music, excitement, and bargains galore! T: (705) 646-5590 W: www.downtownbracebridge.com

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Jul 31 - Aug 2, Hogs for Hospice Leamington - Region 1

The 5th Annual Hogs for Hospice Motorcycle Rally is a 3 day party that has become one of the biggest, most organized motorcycle rallies in Canada. T: (519) 326-5761 W: www.hogsforhospice.com

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Jul 31 - Aug 3, Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival

A celebration of our community's Marine Heritage along Ontario's South Coast at the height of summer. Thousands of people visit each year for tall ships, cruises, concerts, vendors, kites, cars & more T: (905) 834-1668 W: www.canaldays.ca

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Live In the Moment You’ll find the celebration of summer hanging in the August haze across Ontario this month. You’ll find music and more at

the Havelock Country Jamboree, Tweed Elvis Festival, and the Paris Fair. Celebrate canine agility at the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials, make time for the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto. Enjoy highland dancing at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games or

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experience MuslimFest’s music, arts ad comedy. Love the shorelines? Get to The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival, Kempenfest, Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival or Collingwoods Sidelaunch Days. Load up on fresh

Italian Cuisine at the Mississauga Italfest. Experience culture and peaches at the Winona Peach Festival. For all things kids, go to the Markham Milliken Children’s Festival or Burlington’s Children’s

Ontario fare at the Tecumseh Corn Festival, Carrot Fest in Bradford, Canada’s Largest Ribfest in Brantford, the Feast of St. Lawrence in Toronto, or

Festival. Don’t miss out on the midway madness at the Canadian National Exhibition, the largest festival of its kind in the country!

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Aug 1, Session Muskoka

Exotic Car Tours & Test Drives on the Niagara escarpment. Experience your dream car on amazing scenic roads.Packages start @ $169. No security deposit or experience required. Drive up to 7 supercars in a day! T: (905) 815-1300 W: www.gtaexotics.ca

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Bracebridge - Region 12

Beer, sun and live music – does it get any better? Savour the best of Ontario’s craft breweries, wineries, ciders, and spirits along with great food and live entertainment. T: (705) 681-1100 W: www.sessionmuskoka.ca

Aug 4 - , Brookside Music Festival of the Bay – "Woodshred" – Featuring the 8 cellos of Festival of the Sound

Aug 1, Hilton Beach Community Night

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Food tents, parade, with marching bands, and floats. After, enjoy games of chance and food on Marks Street until dark. It’s carnival-like fun for the whole family, you’re invited to join us! T: (705) 246-2242 W: www.saultfestivals.com

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Join us Wednesday nights from August 5- 26, bring your family and a lawn chair to enjoy an outdoor movie on a giant inflatable screen. All movies are family friendly. Locations and moves tbd. T: (905) 884-0855 W: www.Richmondhill.ca

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Aug 6, Pipes, Plaid & Pageantry Parade

Grab a lawnchair, blanket and some treats and join us under the stars for a movie on the beach. T: 1-888-262-6874 W: www.cobourgtourism.ca

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Aug 1, Cobourg Sandcastle Festival Cobourg - Region 8

Every year, the Town of Cobourg welcomes groups of families and friends of all ages to join Master Sand Sculptors on Victoria Beach for an action packed day of creativity and fun competition. T: (905) 372-997 W: www.experiencecobourg.ca

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Aug 1 - 2, Bayham Beachfest Port Burwell - Region 1

August Civic weekend family & tourist fun, kids' activities, visit our Lighthouse & Marine Museum, play beach volleyball, eat great food, enjoy music & entertainment & AWESOME Fireworks Sunday @ dark. T: (519) 866-5521 W: www.bayhambeachfest.com

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Fergus - Region 4

Everyone loves a parade! Help launch the Festival weekend with a community parade through downtown Fergus, enjoy pipe and marching bands, colour parties and all things Scottish! T: (519) 846-9841 W: www.fergusscottishfestival.com

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Aug 6 - 9, The Navan Fair Navan - Region 10

Let Navan Fair be your summer tradition! Launched in 1946, this rural celebration has all the countrified events one would expect from a great country fair. Only 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa!. T: (613) 835-2766 W: www.navanfair.com

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Aug 6 - 9, Heritage Music Festival Shelburne - Region 6

T: (519) 278-0016

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Aug 6 - 9, Grace International Jerk Food and Music Festival Etobicoke - Region 5

You can eat, play & compete to win great prizes. There's an incredible entertainment line up, loads of opportunity to learn from the pros all about seasoning your meat "jerk style" & lots of amazing jerk food to eat! T: (416) 993-5123

Aug 1 - 2, Art at the Pumphouse Niagara-On-The-Lake - Region 2

T: (905) 468-5455

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Aug 7 - 9, Campbellford Seymour Agricultural Fair Campbellford - Region 8

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Classic Country Fair featuring a vintage tractor pull, the Red Barn Children’s Centre, Old MacDonald’s Farm, Agricultural exhibits and demonstrations. Midway and demolition derby. T: (705) 653-5338 W: www.campbellfordfair.ca

Aug 6 - 9, Brockville Ribfest Brockville - Region 9

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Aug 7 - 9, Kingston Sheep Dog Festival Kingston - Region 9

You'll enjoy Kingston Police K-9 demonstrations, DockDogs Worldwide, and many more! Bring your own canine to the trials, and let them have fun at the canine adventure lure course and in the doggie playzone! T: (613) 546-4291

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Feast of St. Lawrence celebrates the rich food history of this area with a 2 day festival including a ticketed 6-course dinner for charity on Front St and a family friendly free event on Market Street. T: (416) 410-9242 W: www.feastofstlawrence.com

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In-water boat show, cottage & outdoor products, artists, variety of vendors, dock dogs diving contest! Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday! Port of Orillia & Couchiching Beach Park. T: (705) 326-4424 W: www.orillia.com

Aug 7 - 9, Pickering Food Truck Festival

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Movie Nights in the Park is a series of free outdoor family film screenings taking part in various parks throughout Thunder Bay. T: (807) 684-2060 W: www.thunderbay.ca/movienights

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Sidelaunch Days Harbour Festival is a two-day, multi-venue, family event celebrating the joy of being in, on, and around the water while commemorating the unique shipbuilding heritage of Collingwood. T: (705) 445-7722

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Aug 7 - Sep 27, Guided Historical Walking Tours Elora and Fergus - Region 4

Let the past come alive as you meander the historical streets of downtown Fergus or Elora. Led by two costumed characters from yesteryear. T: (519) 846-9691 ext 382 W: www.elorafergus.ca

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Aug 8 - 9, Atikokan Mudslingers 4x4 Mudfling T: (807) 597-2757

The only monthly night market in Windsor-Essex County that is specially curated to serve delectable street food while you shop for handcrafted items, vintage clothing, and antiques. T: (519) 326-5761 ext 1605 W: www.onthe42.com

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T: (519) 523-4724

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Aug 8, Our Ponderosa Carnival Day

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Aug 8, Oakville Children's Festival Oakville - Region 3

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The best Men's tennis players in the world return to Toronto at the Aviva Centre for Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, one of the most important tournaments on the calendar. T: (416) 665-9777

Aug 8, Orono Antique Street Festival Orono - Region 6

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A celebration of art, agriculture and community! The Port Hope Arts Festival features artisan vendors from across the region, interactive activities and live entertainment. T: (905) 885-2004 W: www.porthope.ca

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Aug 9, Acton Leathertown Festival Acton - Region 3

Leathertown Festival in the town of Acton in Halton Hills celebrates the area’s early colonization and unique identification as the once the largest “Leathertown” in the British Empire. T: (519) 853-9555

Aug 8, Teddy Bear Picnic on the Lawn Tillsonburg - Region 1

T: (519) 842-2294

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By today’s standards pioneer weddings were modest affairs. Join us as we delve into wedding traditions of the 19th-century, and learn about some of the origins of practices popularized then, and now. T: (705) 295-6694 W: www.langpioneervillage.ca

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T: (905) 845-6601

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Aug 7 - Nov 28, Mill St. Night Markets

T: (705) 760-6722

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Bradford West Gwillimbury hosts it's Annual Carrot Fest! Deemed "The World's Greatest Carrot Fest!", Carrot Fest takes place on the streets of Downtown Bradford with live entertainment and lots of family events. T: (905) 775-2162 ext 5103

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Aug 14 - 16, Fred Eaglesmith Charity Music Festival

T: (705) 358-4825

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International and local live theatre, buskers, clowns, street performers and a free kids fringe. 100% of box office sales go directly to artists. Member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals T: (705) 257-1484 W: www.fringenorth.ca

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Aug 14 - 16, Hastings Waterfront Festival Hastings - Region 8

This Arts and Heritage festival, a free and accessible event with much to see and do, including Friday and Saturday evening concerts, Saturday’s Family Day, and Sunday’s Antique and Classic Car Show. T: 1-888-653-1556 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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T: (613) 784-9390

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Cobourg - Region 8

Welcome to the 31st Annual Havelock Country Jamboree. Canada’s Largest Live Country Music and Camping Festival! T: 1-800-539-3353 W: havelockjamboree.com

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Aug 14 - 16, Northumberland Ribfest 2019

T: (519) 943-1149

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Aug 14 - 16, Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival Scarborough - Region 5

T: (647) 343-0821

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Aug 14 - 16, Smooth "Truck Fest" Smooth Rock Falls - Region 13a

This annual event attracts motorsport enthusiasts and provides family orientated fun for all. The festival's main event is the transport & truck pulls accompanied by a variety of other entertainment. T: (705) 338-7093 W: www.smoothtruckfest.com

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T: (613) 741-3247

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Aug 15 - 16, Buckhorn Festival of the Arts Buckhorn - Region 8

Over 80 Artists. Featuring live music, local cuisine, interactive activities, a Special Exhibit, a Youth Art Display and an amateur art competition. Admission by donation. FREE Parking and shuttle. T: (705) 657-1918

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Aug 15, Fun Fest Street Festival Brockville - Region 9

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Experience a taste of Italy at Mississauga ITALFEST, Ferragosto in the City! Enjoy fabulous local and headline entertainment,delicious food, unique activities, exciting contests and cultural exhibits. T: (647) 966-4100 W: www.mississaugaitalfest.com

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Aug 15 - 16, Fort Under Siege: The Battle of Fort William Thunder Bay - Region 13a

Get pulled into the action! Experience the dramatic confrontation between two mighty rivals, the North West Company of Montreal and the Hudson’s Bay Company of England. T: (807) 473-2344

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Aug 15, Mississauga Italfest Ferragosto In The City

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Aug 15, Blueberry Fest

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Enjoy the bounty of local blueberries at our blueberry tea and pancake breakfast. Advance ticket purchase required. T: (705) 759-5443 W: www.ecnhs.com

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Aug 15, Highlight St. Marys St.Marys - Region 4

Downtown St. Marys comes alive with culture, colour and creativity on a midsummer's night! Dare to discover all we have to offer. T: (519) 284-2340 W: www.townofstmarys.com

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Aug 16, Warkworth Eat in the Park Warkworth - Region 8

The village of Warkworth invites you to a wonderful local collaboration of food offerings that demonstrate the epicurean allure of our fabulous little town. T: (705) 924-3333 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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Aug 16, Burlington's Children's Festival Burlington - Region 5

Join us as we celebrate being a kid at the City of Burlington's Annual Children's Festival. T: (905) 335-7738 W: www.burlington.ca

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Aug 21 - 30, Big River Festival Brockville - Region 9

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The CNE is an 18 day fair taking place every August and September leading into Labour Day. Popular attractions include The Canadian Air Show, The Farm, concerts & a wide variety of interactive events. T: (416) 263-3800

Bradford - Region 7

Outdoor Movies returns on alternate weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings featuring family friendly movies on a large screen under the stars. Activities prior to the movie. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com

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Aug 20, Dundas Cactus Parade Dundas - Region 3

The Cactus Festival Parade is a much-loved tradition in downtown Dundas. On the evening of August 20th, thousands of people will crowd the streets to enjoy this spectacular and free family event. T: (905) 628-0838 W: www.dundascactusparade.com

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Aug 22, BluesBerry Festival Bowmanville - Region 6

T: (905) 623-3379

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Aug 21 - 23, Dundas Cactus Festival Dundas - Region 3

45th Annual Dundas Cactus Festival. Come out and celebrate in historic downtown Dundas at this exciting Free Street Festival! Live music, Kids Zone, Midway, Vendors, Arts, Patio, Street Sale. T: (905) 512-5100 W: www.dundascactusfestival.ca

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It's back! Beat your end-ofsummer boredom with the party your kids have been waiting for all summer long. Join us for Ontario's largest annual Children's festival in the City of Markham. T: (905) 477-5530 W: www.markham.ca

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Aug 22 - 23, Afro-Carib Fest Scarborough - Region 5

Aug 21 - 23, Riverfest Elora Elora - Region 4

Riverfest Elora is the town's summer celebration of music, food, community and art set on the banks of the Grand River in Bissell Park. T: (519) 846-2685 W: www.riverfestelora.com

Aug 21 - 23, The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

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Afro-Carib Fest is a free 2-day annual event celebrating the diversity and heritage of African and Caribbean cultures through live music, arts, dance, vendors, food and other exciting activities. T: (416) 345-1613 W: www.scarboroughafrocaribfest.com

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Prepare to paddle the cool waters of the Mattagami & Mountjoy Rivers in the heart of the boreal forest. Glide along the path of the fur traders and the loggers. T: 1-800-387-8466 W: www.thegreatcanadiankayakchallenge.com

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Aug 28 - 31, Brampton Food Truck Festival Pickering - Region 6

T: (416) 938-6606

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Aug 27 - 29, Lucknows Music in the Fields Lucknow - Region 4

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Aug 27 - 30, Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival Tweed - Region 11

A rumour was making the rounds that Elvis Presley wasn't dead, but in fact, living in Tweed. While never proven, for four days in August, there is a rash of sightings of "The King" here in town. T: (613) 473-2151 W: www.tweedelvisfestival.ca

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Aug 29, Straffordville Watermelon Fest Straffordville - Region 1

Firehall Pancake breakfast 7-10 am, Parade @ 10 am, free kid's activities, seed-spitting contest, vendors, displays, silent auction, food, entertainment, music & fun for all, family movie at dusk. T: (519) 868-0324 W: www.bayham.on.ca

It's the 45th Annual Tecumseh Corn Festival! The festival has something for everyone, cornon-the-cob, carnival rides, vendor village, the Miss Tecumseh Pageant, the biggest small town parade and live entertainment. T: (519) 735-4756

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Aug 28 - 30, Winona Peach Festival Winona - Region 3

Essex County’s original art & craft festival. Enjoy the works of 170 artists & artisans, music & history on the grounds of beautiful Fort Malden NHSC. An end of summer tradition since 1967. T: (519) 736-2826 W: www.gibsonartgallery.com

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Aug 29 - 30, Taste of the Middle East Toronto Festival Toronto - Region 5

The largest Middle Eastern Festival in Toronto! T: (416) 710-8710 W: www.tasteofthemiddleeast.ca

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Aug 28, Kars on King T: (905) 576-7606

Join us for some good old fashioned fun and help celebrate the brewery, the town and the beer! Farmers Market, Classic Car Show, Beer Gardens, Live Music, Kids Activities and more!. T: (705) 466-2240 W: www.copperkettlefestival.ca

The Winona Peach Festival is a community event that offers something for everyone; Midway for kids of all ages, Arts & Crafts, Commercial Exhibits, Peach of a Car Show, food, entertainment and more! T: (905) 643-2084 W: www.winonapeach.com

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Enhance Our Knowledge From summer’s warmth to autumn’s colours, Ontario transitions into fall and creates a beautiful backdrop for

Sample award-winning wines and local cuisine at the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. Take the family to St. George Applefest, Belmont Village Bestival and Brooklin Harvest Fest! Do the shuffle down in Mississauga at the Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz

Festival. Celebrate the arrival of fall at the Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival along with many of the Provincial fairs including the Western Fair in London and Paris Fair. Don’t forget about Doors Open locations across Ontario – welcoming you inside some of the province’s oldest heritage sites!

festivals across the province. See stories told on the big screen at the Toronto International Film Festival or in Hamilton during Telling Tales.

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Sep 4 - 7, Stormont County Fair Newington - Region 10

T: (613) 861-9080

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Sep 3 - 4, Bluesfest

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Sep 3 - 6, Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly Weekend Brockville - Region 9

T: (613) 342-4357

Sep 3 - 6, Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) Meaford - Region 7

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The Paris Fair is a five-day agricultural exhibition that includes entertainment, exhibits, livestock shows, carnival rides and much more! Rural meets urban - education and fun for all ages!. T: (519) 442-2823

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Sep 5 - 6, Kawartha Arts Festival Fenelon Falls - Region 8

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Join organizers as they bring Hastings back to a time of regal queens and brave knights! Participate in many axe throwing, spear throwing, archery and many more activities. T: (705) 653-6700 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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Sep 5 - 6, 3rd Annual Port of Orillia Pirate Party Orillia - Region 7

Ahoy matey! Join us on the Labour Day Weekend for this funfilled annual event, featuring live music, entertainment and a treasure hunt through Downtown Orillia. T: (705) 326-4424 W: www.orillia.com/events

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Supercrawl is Hamilton’s premier festival fusing new and independent music with art installations, fashion, performance, literature, theatre, and artisanal craft. T: (905) 777-1223

Milton - Region 3

T: (705) 498-4452

Sep 5 - 6, Hastings Medieval Festival 2019

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St. Marys - Region 4

Paris - Region 3

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Sep 5, Pooch Plunge

Sep 3 - 7, Paris Fair

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Join us as we showcase the Anishinabek culture through dancing, drumming, and singing. Authentic foods, handmade crafts and learn the Anishnabek ways of life. T: (705) 759-0914 W: www.batchewana.ca

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Sep 5 - 7, Summer Sundown Blue Mountains - Region 7

Barrie - Region 7

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Sep 5 - 8, Canada's Largest Ribfest Burlington - Region 3

Rotary Burlington Lakeshore is celebrating Ribfest’s 25th anniversary this September. Enjoy fireworks, music, crafters, kids' activities, our new International Village, and finger-licking good ribs! T: (905) 220-2606 W: www.canadaslargestribfest.com

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Starting in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a "festival of festivals" — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world. T: (416) 599-2033

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Sep 8 - Oct 13, Meaford Scarecrow Invasion And Family Festival Meaford - Region 7 CANCELLED IN 2020

Ahoy: Scarecrow Pirate Invasion. The 24th annual Meaford Scarecrow Invasion & Family Festival early September till mid-October. Parade and festival, Friday, Oct. 2, starting at 6 p.m. T: (519) 538-1640 W: www.scarecrowinvasion.ca

Sep 10 - 20, Toronto International Film Festival

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Sep 7 - 8, Powassan Fall Fair T: (705) 724-3141

Canada’s Finest Automotive Flea Market offers everything from collectibles & classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. T: (705) 487-3663 W: www.thebafm.com 2019

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Sep 10 - 13, CCMA Country Music Week - 2020 Hamilton - Region 3

The Canadian Country Music Awards are returning to Hamilton for a 7th time September 13th, 2020. Country Music Week is the lead up to the Awards event September 10-13th 2020 in downtown Hamilton. T: (905) 546-3100 W: www.ccma.org

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Take a stroll around downtown Fergus with car enthusiasts and discover an amazing collection of antique automobiles, muscle cars, classic chrome beauties and eccentric cars too. T: (519) 846-9691 W: www.downtownfergus.com

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Sep 11, Illumination Sharon - Region 6

T: (905) 478-2389

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Sep 11 - 13, Kingston Ribfest & Craft Beer Show Kingston - Region 9

Savour the Flavour! Ribs, chicken, craft-brewed beer, live entertainment. Admission free but donations to The Partners in Mission Food Bank accepted at the gate. Food and beer costs additional. T: (519) 579-3017 W: www.kingstonribandbeerfest.com

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Sep 11 - 13, Northumberland Hills Studio Tour Port Hope - Region 8

Some of Northumberland County’s most talented Artists open their studios for you to explore T: (905) 885-2004 W: www.visitporthope.ca

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Sep 11 - 13, Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival Mississauga - Region 5

W: www.southsideshuffle.ca

It’s time to dance to the music of Sly & the Family Stone. Put on your platform shoes, go-go boots, faux fur vests, bell bottoms, hip-huggers and get into a little bit of funk, soul and rock with a sprinkling of psychedelia. T: (416) 770-4374

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Sep 12, ClearWater Farm Waterfront Run Georgina - Region 6

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Sep 12 - 13, Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival Stratford - Region 4

Sep 11 - 13, Asialicious

T: (519) 275-2279

Asialicious Toronto is a 3 day outdoor festival to promote cultural exchange among the people in the Greater Toronto Area. T: (416) 726-2318 W: www.asialiciousto.com

Sep 12 - 13, Timmins Fall Fair

Sep 11 - 13, Warkworth Fall Fair

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The 170th Fair featuring, 4H and beef shows, horse show and pulls, elimination car draw, Home Craft exhibits, pie contest and auction, Truck and Tractor pulls, car show, midway and much more!! T: (905) 344-7709 W: www.warkworthfair.com

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Year after year people visit the Western Fair to take advantage of all the fun, thrills and food that cover the grounds. A great family event!. T: (519) 438 7203 W: westernfairdistrict.com

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Sep 13, Ice Cream Festival Grand Bend - Region 1

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Fur trade re-enactors, Voyageurs, British soldiers, historical interpreters. Part of Ontario Culture Days. Hear the sounds, smell the gun powder, see the life and times. T: (705) 759-5443 W: www.ecnhs.com

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Sep 18 - 20, Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues Wasaga Beach - Region 7

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Belmont Village Bestival is a two day festival bringing local artists to the village to celebrate music and other artistic expressions in this beautiful gem within the City of Kitchener. T: (226) 792-5299 W: www.belmontvillagebestival.com

10th Anniversary, talented lineup burning up 2 main stages. Enjoy the Liquid Lounge in a "hidden gem that features world class Blues, with intimate venue with a casual & relaxed atmosphere." T: (705) 352-0638 W: www.wasagabeachblues.com

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Join the 69th Anniversary of Niagara's internationally acclaimed grape and wine industry. For 2 weeks in September experience premium wine tastings, local culinary & live entertainment. T: (905) 688-0212

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Sep 18 - 19, Oro World's Fair Oro-Medonte - Region 7

T: (705) 487-1753

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Sep 18 - 20, Fall Harvest Festival

Sep 18 - 20, Bracebridge Fall Fair & Horse Show

Bracebridge - Region 12

Fun, family-friendly, Fall activities such as pumpkin harvesting, tractor-wagon rides, a scavenger hunt, face painting, various arts & crafts, a field maze and so much more! T: (705) 645-5494 W: www.morrisonmeadows.com

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Sep 18 - 20, Thousand Islands Fine Art Association Exhibition And Sale Mallorytown Landing - Region 9

T: (613) 342-1180

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Enjoy old fashioned fall fair fun! Check out the horse pulls, antique garden and tractor pulls, culinary and fiber arts, horticultural displays, youth & junior exhibits, entertainment & midway rides. T: (705) 646-2404 W: www.bracebridgefair.com

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Sep 19, Creemore Springs Oktoberfest at Blue Blue Mountains - Region 7

T: (705) 444-7398

Sep 19, Georgetown Craft Beer Festival Georgetown - Region 3

T: (647) 261-9628

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The 189th Port Hope Fair features agricultural demonstrations, farm animals, demolition derby, exhibitor competitions, live entertainment and a midway! Three days of fun for the whole family! T: (905) 396-3247 W: www.porthopefair.com

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Sep 19 - 20, Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show and Sale Ottawa - Region 10

T: (613) 697-9120

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Sep 19 - 20, 25th Annual Bushplane Days Festival Sault Ste Marie - Region 13b

Sep 19, Butter Tart Festival

Sep 19, Farm to Table Harvestfest

See the CL-415 water bombing demonstration (subject to availability), special guests, train rides, carnival games and lots of celebrating! All day, good food and great fun. T: (705) 945-6242 W: www.bushplane.com

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Sep 19 - 20, St. George AppleFest

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St. George - Region 3

Top 100 Festival & Signature Event in Brant County. An affordable family outing with apples, pies, crafts, music, children's activities & licensed beer garden. Free admission & parking. Coaches welcome. T: (519) 448-1344

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T: (519) 272-9728

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Sep 19, Wake The Giant Music Festival Thunder Bay - Region 13c

T: (807) 629-2614

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Sep 19, National CleanUp Day Toronto - Region 5

National Cleanup day is when we encourage our communities to get up and do a small part in cleaning up their unattended areas. Areas such as parks, rivers, lakes, trails, and many such areas. T: (647) 717-2873 W: www.newmarket.ca/newbarket

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Sep 19, Cars & Coffee at Cobble Beach Kemble - Region 7

It allows individuals with 25 years and older vintage, exotic, and collectible vehicles to take part in this extraordinary automotive weekend. T: (416) 366-4820 W: www.cobblebeachconcours.com

Sep 19, Brooklin Harvest Festival Whitby - Region 6

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Businesses & restaurants on Baldwin Street invite you to shop sidewalk sales, visit unique shops & meet the local owners. Vendors, Adventure Zone, Kids Zone, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow scavenger hunt and more. T: (905) 430-4300 ext 7453 W: www.whitby.ca

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Rockton - Region 3

Inspire a love of reading for life by spending quality time with your family and your favourite authors and literary characters in a beautiful historical village! T: (519) 621-8851 W: www.tellingtales.org

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Sep 19 - 20, Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance Kemble - Region 7

Cobble Beach Golf Links and Resort will host the prestigious Concours d'Elegance, the international red carpet of automobile events. More than 100 of North America's most venerated automobiles sprawled across lush fairways, together with a roster of renowned car collectors. The pinnacle of Canadian car events. T: (416) 366-4820 W: www.cobblebeachconcours.com

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Sep 19 - 27, Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Sudbury - Region 13

T: (705) 688-1234

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Thousands of Pumpkins & Tons of Fun with Live Entertainment, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Boo Barn, Corn Bin, Combine Slide and more!! T: (905) 838-2990 W: www.downeysfarm.com

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Sep 24 - 27, Carp Fair Carp - Region 10

T: (613) 839-2172

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Sep 25 - 27, Woodstock Woodworking Show Woodstock - Region 1

T: (905) 779-0422

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12th annual signature fundraising event for Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. To date Beau's Oktoberfest has raised over $800,000. 00 for community and charity! T: (613) 676-0086 W: www.beausoktoberfest.ca

Sep 20, British Car Show Oakville - Region 3

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Celebrate the 160th anniversary of Hamilton Waterworks. Exhibitors, marketplace & entertainment. Ride a miniature steam train & see the oldest Canadian made steam engines. T: (905) 546-4797 W: www.hamilton.ca

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Caledon - Region 6

T: (905) 827-6911

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Sep 19 - Oct 31, Downey's Farm Pumpkinfest

T: (705) 444-7398

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Sep 25 - 27, Culture Days In Centre Wellington Fergus and Elora - Region 4

Culture Days is a national 3-day celebration of all the sports, arts, music, heritage that communities have to offer. In Centre Wellington we know how to celebrate our Culture!! Not to be missed. T: (519) 846-9841 W: www.culturedays.ca

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Sep 25 - 27, Cultivate Festival Port Hope - Region 8

A family-friendly festival celebrating the region's food, drink, art, music and culture. A three-day experience, outdoors in the heart of downtown Port Hope. Kids 12 and under are always free! T: (905) 885-2004 W: www.cultivatefestival.ca

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Sep 25 - 27, Amherstburg Uncommon Festival Amherstburg - Region 1

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Sep 25 - Oct 31, Acres of Terror

Sep 25 - Nov 1, Pumpkins After Dark

Crysler - Region 10

T: (613) 448-3633

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Sep 25 - 27, Prince Edward County Studio Tour Prince Edward County - Region 9

The PEC Studio Tour is one of Ontario's most diverse selfguided studio tours with locations throughout the County. Studio visits never disappoint. Take a piece of the County home. T: (613) 476-8767 W: www.pecstudiotour.com

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Sep 29 - May 30, TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series 2020 -2021 London - Region 1

TD Sunfest's signature concert series in Downtown London presents premier world music and jazz artists from Canada & abroad, such as The Young'uns, Black Umfolosi, Amanda Martinez and Jesse Cook. T: (519) 672-1522 W: www.sunfest.on.ca

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Sep 26, Flavours of Fall

Bracebridge - Region 12

A weekend-long, culinary event featuring cooking demonstrations, workshops, a gala dinner, walking tour, and much more. Awaken your taste buds with foodie fun for every age and skill level. T: (705) 645-5264 W: www.bracebridge.ca

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A celebration of the sights, sounds, scents & tastes of the harvest season! Includes pumpkin carving, fall themed arts & crafts, apple cider, live music, pony rides & horse drawn wagon rides. T: (613) 962-4597 W: www.visitbelleville.ca

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Sep 26, Downtown Cobourg Harvest Festival Cobourg - Region 8

Fall in love with the season during the Harvest Festival in downtown Cobourg. T: (905) 377-8024 W: www.downtowncobourg.ca

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Sep 26, Marché de Nuit Midland Night Market Midland - Region 7

Enjoy the buskers, performers, artists and artisans, and more at our family-friendly fall street festival. And be sure to catch the fire jugglers in the evening! Family-friendly & admission-free. T: (705) 526-4275 W: www.midland.ca

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This self-guided tour bridges the gap between artist and patron, allowing visitors into the studio to witness the artistic process firsthand. T: (705) 645 5264 W: www.muskokaautumnstudiotour.com

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Fabulous local artists open their studios to the public. View artwork in the intimacy of the artists' studios. T: (226) 868-1727 W: www.elorafergusstudiotour.ca

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Sep 26 - Oct 4, Elora Fergus Studio Tour

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Doors Open Oshawa is an annual event where you can explore heritage and cultural sites in Oshawa and spend a day discovering local history first-hand. 10-4. T: (905) 436-3311 W: www.oshawa.ca

Sep 26 - 27, Culture Days at Perth Museum

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T: (519) 837-2600

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Sep 26 - 27, Moon Festival Milton - Region 3

T: (905) 878-5807

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T: (647) 882-1455

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Sep 26 - Nov 1, Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland Vaughan - Region 6

T: (905) 832-8131

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T: (613) 382-2535

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Let Your Spirits Soar The harvest is in and the rich autumn air had spread across the province. See 1000+lb pumpkins and enjoy tons of

Township or the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo in Kawartha Lakes. Visit the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, for some oldfashioned country fun, featuring one of the largest combined heavy horse shows in Canada, or go to the Erin Fair Horse Tent. Share in the Spirit of Gemuetlichkeit at

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Marvel at the colours of fall drive to the Bala Cranberry Festival. Scaredy-cats beware; there are lots of Halloween themed events across the province this month including Pumpkinferno – Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene and Haunted Fort Night in Thunder Bay!

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Dare to be scared? Join us at Haunted Fort Night for a terrifying evening filled with thrills and chills. Tours are offered rain or shine. Reservations are required for this sell-out event. T: (807) 473-2344

Oct 1, Harvest Dinner & Dark Night Cabaret Tweed - Region 11

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Oct 1 - 3, Ottawa Woodworking Show Ottawa - Region 10

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Oct 1 - 4, Small Halls Festival

Clearview Township - Region 7

A four day, award-winning indoor and outdoor multi venue event held at Clearview Township's community halls, showcasing music, culture, culinary tastes, rural experiences, arts and heritage. T: (705) 428-6230 W: www.smallhallsfestival.ca

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Experience the magical outdoor exhibits of illuminated foam crafted pumpkins, set against the night-time backdrop of Discovery Harbour. Enter the TERROR ZONE and try our COFFIN RIDE! (Thurs-Sunday). T: (705) 549-8064 W: www.hhp.on.ca

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Oct 1 - 31, Algoma Fall Festival Sault Ste. Marie - Region 13b

Take a seat as Canadian music, creative expression, drama, literature, Celtic celebrations and the Group of Seven, are hosted in the Sault at the annual 48th annual arts and culture celebration. T: (705) 949-0822 W: www.algomafallfestival.com

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Oct 2, Ultra Trail Stokely Creek Goulais River - Region 13b

The UTSC promises an epic running adventure through the rugged back country of Northern Ontario's Algoma Highlands. T: (705) 987-1004 W: www.utstokelycreek.com

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Oct 2 - 4, Fall Madawaska Valley Studio Tour Quadeville - Region 10

Oct 1 - 30, Pumpkinferno at Discovery Harbour

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Blue Mountains - Region 7

T: (705) 444-7398

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New Hamburg - Region 4

T: (519) 662-3468

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Oct 1 - 31, Monster Month

October 3 & 4, 2020

Elora - Region 4

Elora will come alive with activities this October as Monster Month launches 31 days and nights of shopping, dining, entertainment, a parade and Halloween fun! T: (519) 846-5638 W: www.monstermonth.ca

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Nature lovers and book lovers unite to explore stories inspired by the great outdoors in the idyllic RBG gardens – just in time for the beauty of the autumn season! T: (519) 621-8851 W: www.tellingtales.org

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Oct 4, Applefest

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The Port Hope House Tour is one of Ontario’s most popular house tour events. It invites ticket holders to view outstanding examples of vintage and contemporary architecture. T: (905) 885-2004 W: www.visitporthope.ca

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Oct 3, East Gwillimbury Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour Sharon - Region 6

T: (905) 478-2389

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Oct 5 - 13, The Studio Tour - Haliburton Highlands Haliburton - Region 11

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Oct 3 - 4, Old Fashioned Fall Fair! Milton - Region 3

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Alton - Region 6

T: (519) 943-1149

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Oct 8, Erin Fair Horse Tent Erin - Region 4

Educational Displays, Breed Exhibits, Clinics – all day, every day! Meet, touch & talk to real horses in the Horse Tent! T: (519) 833-2808 W: www.fwhp.ca

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T: (647) 464-7146

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Oct 3 - 4, The Bay Studio Tour T: (705) 529-3252

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You are invited to Lang Pioneer Village Museum for a colourful fall celebration of apples and the harvest season featuring wagon rides, live music, apple treats, games and so much more! T: (705) 295-6694 W: www.langpioneervillage.ca

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Canada's largest outdoor show comes to Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, Ontario. The IPM is a five-day celebration of agriculture & rural living: competitions, live entertainment, 100s of vendors, etc. T: (519) 767-2928

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Oct 9 - 17, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Kitchener - Region 4

Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival offers something for everyone with 13 exciting festhallen and over 40 Family and Cultural Events. Join us as we celebrate our 51th Anniversary in 2020. T: (519) 570-4267

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Oct 15 - 18, Orillia Jazz Festival Oro Medonte - Region 7

T: (705) 331-4628

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Oct 15 - 25, Rendezvous With Madness Festival

Oct 10, Great Muskoka Paddling Experience Bracebridge - Region 12

A set of canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle-board (SUP) races with distances of 5, 10 & 20 kilometers. This exciting water-race welcomes all levels of experience and age. Race is on the Muskoka River. T: (705) 646-9814 W: www.muskokapaddlingexperience.com

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Toronto - Region 5

Rendezvous with Madness is the world's first and largest multidisciplinary arts and mental health festival, featuring films, performances and art exploring mental health, addiction and recovery. T: (416) 583-4339 W: www.workmanarts.com

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Oct 16 - 18, Bala Cranberry Festival Bala - Region 12

Fall Harvest Festival celebrating the Cranberry Harvest. Canadian Arts & Crafts, live music, kids entertainment, and much more. T: (705) 762-1564 W: balacranberryfestival.on.ca

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Oct 10 - 31, October Harvest Festival Uxbridge - Region 6

T: (905) 985-6749

Oct 16 - 25, AGH Film Festival

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Oct 10 - 12, 173rd Woodbridge Fall Fair Woodbridge - Region 6

T: (416) 806-8424

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Oct 12 - 14, Apple Harvest Festival Blue Mountains - Region 7

T: (705) 444-7398

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Oct 16 - 25, Stratford Writers Festival Stratford - Region 4

T: (416) 587-9370

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T: (905) 623-3379

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Oct 17, Pumpkin Fest Bradford - Region 7

Celebrate the Fall season with our Third Annual Pumpkin Fest. The event runs from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm with many events and activities for everyone!. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com

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Oct 23 - 25, Appetite for Words Festival Stratford - Region 4 F E S T I VA L S & E V E N T S I N O N TA R I O

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Oct 17 - 18, Guelph Studio Tour

T: (705) 840-8840

Guelph - Region 4

T: (519) 831-9400

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Oct 29 - 30, Ghost Walk from Perth Museum

Oct 17 - 28, Guided Historical Lantern Tours

T: (905) 779-0422

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Elora - Region 4

Let the past come alive as you meander the historical streets of downtown Fergus. Led by two costumed characters from yesteryear. T: (519) 846-9691 ext 382 W: www.centrewellington.ca

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Oct 29 - 31, Hamilton Woodworking Show Jerseyville - Region 3

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Oct 30, Haunted Halloween Hike Sharon - Region 6

T: (905) 478-2389

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Oct 31, Downtown Brockville Halloween Brockville - Region 9

T: (613) 345-3269

Oct 17 - 31, Howling Hootenanny T: (416) 661-6600

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Oct 18, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

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Toronto - Region 5

Oct 31, Trick or Treat on Main and Mill

Oct 18, Haliburton Concert Series presents Julie Nesrallah Haliburton - Region 11

T: (705) 455-9060

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Meet the spirits of the Poor House and hear the stories of the people who lived, worked, and sometimes died on site. Tickets must be purchased in advance T: (519) 846-0916 W: www.wellington.ca

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Discover the origins and traditions of Halloween. Featuring magic, games, fortune telling, tractor and wagon rides and more, this all-ages event is sure to get you into the Halloween spirit. T: (705) 295-6694 W: www.langpioneervillage.ca

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Some Kind of Wonderful As the days get darker, festivals in Ontario are celebrating the arrival of winter. First, lets give our thanks to those who served, and continue to serve us at the Remembrance Day

holiday parades and tree lighting ceremonies, communities across the province bring brightness to the bleakness of the cold nights ahead. Brampton Winter Lights Weekend or Christmas in Cambridge will be sure to kindle your holiday spirit. Bask in the glow of 2,000 candles at First Light in Midland, Amherstburg’s River Lights Winter Festival or

the OPG Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls. The main event that really screams out ‘the holidays’ this month are the Santa Claus Parades in Niagara Falls and Oshawa, Toronto and many more cities within the province. Festive parades and shows are loved by all. Give the gift of love through handmade pieces at the many Christmas craft shows across Ontario.

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The City of Brampton & Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, as we acknowledge and thank all veterans and individuals, particularly those with a connection to the City for serving to protect our freedoms. T: (905) 874-2000

Nov 5 - 7, Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival Sudbury - Region 13a

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Raffles, auctions, and kids activities all while enjoying a wonderland of festive decorations, wreaths and beautiful trees. T: (705) 256-2335 W: www.on.lung.ca

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The Sault’s largest gift and craft show returns for 4 days. More than 100 vendors will be on hand promoting their talents and gift items. Each day will feature new vendors. T: (705) 945-6242 W: www.bushplane.com

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Kick off the holidays in downtown Brampton with the annual Winter Lights Festival presented by Northwest Lexus. T: (905) 874-2000 W: www.brampton.ca

Nov 8, Port Burwell Remembrance Parade Port Burwell - Region 1

Remembrance Day Parade from the Port Burwell Legion Br. 524 at 41 Wellington Street to the Port Burwell Cenotaph at the corner of Pitt Street and Erieus Street. T: (519) 874-4308 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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Vienna Remembrance Day Service at 11:00 am at the Vienna Memorial Park Cenotaph, 6226 Plank Road Vienna. T: (519) 874-4308 W: www.bayham.on.ca

Nov 14, Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade Niagara Falls - Region 2

Santa Claus is coming to town! Featuring 12 amazing marching bands, lots of colourful floats, great mascots, dazzling entertainers, local high schools with their fabulous floats, community groups, and Santa! T: (905) 356-7521

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Nov 15, Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Parade Orillia - Region 7

Richmond Hill - Region 6

Join in the excitement of the Santa Claus Parade, as it brings the holiday spirit to life each year. RichmondHill.ca/Santa for more information. T: (905) 771-5508 W: www.Richmondhill.ca/Santa

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Celebrate Edison's "Canadian Connection" at this event celebrating the Edison Connection to Vienna. Enjoy dinner, music, dancing and silent auction starting at 5:00 pm at the Vienna Community Centre. T: (519) 773-8798 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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Nov 15 - Jan 3, WinterLights St.Marys - Region 4

Enjoy more than 100 uniquely festive displays nightly at Milt Dunnell Field by foot or car! As Christmas approaches, horse drawn wagon rides provide seasonal charm! T: (519) 284-2340 W: www.townofstmarys.com

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Nov 16 - Feb 16, River Lights Winter Festival Amherstburg - Region 1

A holiday event to not be missed! Hundreds of customized festive light displays, interactive photo ops and a life size Gingerbread Warming House to take off the chill of the winter season. T: (519) 730-1309

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Nov 19, First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 21st year, SainteMarie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great lineup of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles T: (705) 526-7838

Nov 14 - 15, Family Christmas Weekends Toronto - Region 5

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Local artisans will excite your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. The Village Noël will remind of you of a European cultural gathering. W: www.temiskamingshores.ca

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Nov 19 - Dec 17, Merry & Bright on Thursdays Perth - Region 11

T: (613) 267-3311

The parade features numerous diverse floats from the community beginning at Bradford High School and travelling east on Holland Street, finishing at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com

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Come join us as we light up Victoria Hall and then have a parade to experience Christmas Magic in Victoria Park, Rotary Harbourfront Park and along the waterfront. T: 1-888-262-6874 W: www.experiencecobourg.ca

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Nov 21, Vienna Light Up the Park Vienna - Region 1

At Vienna Memorial Park 7-9 pm, organized by the Bayham Historical Society for families of all ages. Hot drinks, goodies & carol singing at the Lions Pavilion. Donations welcome. T: (519) 983-0448 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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Nov 21 - 23, North Bay Film Festival North Bay - Region 13a

T: (705) 476-6402

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Wander through this impressive seasonal lighting display, enjoy complimentary treats, musical entertainment, and, Santa & Mrs. Claus!. T: (613) 962-4597 W: www.belleville.ca

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Join us for holiday shopping, entertainment, activities at partner locations, Santa visits, carolling, food and free hot chocolate. Free admission to event. T: (905) 436-3311 W: www.oshawa.ca

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Ho, ho, ho! This is where Santa would shop if he didn't have the elves. This merry show features 25 festive exhibitors selling a variety of handmade work that's perfect for gift giving. T: (705) 645-5501 W: www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

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Nov 20 - Jan 4, Christmas Magic in Cobourg Lights Display Cobourg - Region 8

Over 180,000 lights will span from Victoria Hall, down Second Street, through Rotary Harbourfront Park and Victoria Park, and they’ll be on display between 6 and 10 p.m. every night until February. T: 1-888-262-6874 W: www.cobourgtourism.ca

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Nov 27, Downtown Brockville Tree Lighting Ceremony F E S T I VA L S & E V E N T S I N O N TA R I O

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Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century Christmas at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian splendor. Bring your family & share a Hamilton holiday tradition. T: (905) 546-2872 W: www.hamilton.ca

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The Port Hope Candlelight Festival includes an illuminated procession and carol sing down Port Hope's main street. Lighting of the park, art installations, an outdoor market and moonlight shopping! T: (905) 885-2004 W: www.porthope.ca

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Nov 22, Christmas Outdoor Market

Tillsonburg - Region 1

T: (519) 842-2294

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Bring the whole family to enjoy a magical parade with marching bands, over 80 beautifully lighted floats with imaginative themes and plenty of surprises too!. T: (613) 962-4597 W: www.visitbelleville.ca

For a month each year, the City of Cambridge embraces the holiday season with Christmas in Cambridge Festival of Events. T: (519) 740-4681 W: www.cambridge.ca

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Nov 21 - Jan 3, Victorian Christmas

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Nov 26, CP Holiday Train

T: (905) 332-2277

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The CP Holiday Train is back for another wonderful year at Gage Park. This free event will get your family into the spirit of the season. Event date & band announced closer to the date. Stay tuned. W: www.hamilton.ca

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Nov 26 - 27, Starlight Shopping Elora - Region 4

Come celebrate the festive season at all of your favourite Elora boutiques and restaurants! Enjoy in-store promotions, festive entertainment, tasty treats and beverages! T: 1-877-242-6353 W: www.elora.info

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The parade begins at 3:00 pm with a route following the streets of the downtown core. Visit Santa following the parade in the Town Square. T: (705) 653-1047 W: www.visittrenthillschamber.ca

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Nov 28, Christmas Craft Sale Straffordville - Region 1

Straffordville Hall Foundation hosts a Christmas craft sale starting at 9 am - 2 pm. Vendors $25. 00/table and Admission by donation. T: (226) 931-0262 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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ontariotravel.net or festivalsandeventsontario.ca. Prepare for the holidays at Aurora's Christmas Market filled with good cheer and exciting activities. Ring in the New Year across Ontario with many cities celebrating the beginning of 2021. Skate along the world’s largest outdoor rink in Ottawa during Winterlude.

Celebrate winter in Bracebridge at the Fire and Ice Festival, Barrie’s Winterfest Snow Day on the Waterfront in Thunder Bay or Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest. Spring is just around the corner. Be sure to visit one of the many trade shows highlighting flowers, gardens, boats and outdoor living décor in your community!

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Dec 4, Festival of Lights Perth - Region 11

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Dec 1 - 31, Home for the Holidays at the Perth Museum Perth - Region 11

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Be entertained by a variety of live performances, model trains, blacksmith demonstrations, folkloric characters, horse drawn trolley rides, and more. Shop over 90 food, gift and craft vendors. T: (519) 741-2200 W: www.christkindl.ca

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Dec 3 - 6, Canada's Original Christkindl Market

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Community celebration at the Straffordville Parkette, 56301 Heritage Line at 6:00 pm for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Music and good cheer with hot drinks and goodies. T: (519) 866-5521 W: www.bayham.on.ca

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Dec 1 - 31, River of Lights Festival T: (613) 342-4357

Dec 4, Straffordville Community Parkette Christmas Trees Lighting

Join us in Muskoka's Downtown as we kick off the holiday season with the official lighting of downtown. This fun-filled event is sure to be a hit with horse-drawn wagon rides, tree lighting and more. T: (705) 646-5590 W: www.bracebridge.ca

Celebrate the holiday season at the official City of Vaughan Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Vaughan City Hall. Enjoy festive music, activities, treats and a visit with Santa Claus! T: (905) 832-2281 W: www.vaughan.ca

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Dec 4, Warkworth Santa Claus Parade Warkworth - Region 8

Parade begins at 7:00pm and will venture down main street and through the village. Visit Santa after the parade at the Town Hall. T: (705) 653-1551 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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Dec 4 - 6, Aurora's Christmas Market Aurora - Region 6

Aurora's Christmas Market will be filled with good cheer and exciting activities, such as live reindeer, buskers, theatre, caroling, fantastic seasonal vendors and so much more! T: (905) 726-4762 W: www.aurora.ca

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Dec 4, Celebrate Christmas Bradford - Region 7

A free event featuring a tree lighting ceremony and carol singing, Leisure Skating, pictures with Santa Claus, seasonal crafts, hot chocolate and cookies at the BWG Leisure Centre. T: (905) 775-2162 W: www.townofbwg.com

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Dec 4, Fergus Late Night Sip and Shop and Tree Lighting Fergus - Region 4

Eat, drink, shop and be merry! Tree Lighting in Templin Gardens. Santa Claus Photos, Carolling, Roasted Chestnuts, Drinks & Snacks, Free Parking and More! T: 1-877-242-6353 W: www.downtownfergus.com

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Experience magic under the stars in the charming village of Warkworth, Friday evenings in December many of the shops will be open until 9:00 pm. Featuring Santa, holiday pop-up shops, and more. T: (613) 921-2604 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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Dec 5 - 6, Heritage Christmas House Tour Perth - Region 11

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Dec 4 - 23, Christmas in Gore Park

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Hamilton - Region 3

Live music and free activities, including ferris wheel rides, lighting of the Christmas Tree of Hope at 6:30pm on December 4th 2020. Ferris wheel operates through December 23rd 2020. T: (905) 523-1646 W: www.downtownhamilton.org

Christmas on the Farm features horse & carriage rides, chestnut roasting, craft making, personalized cookies, decorating the Christmas tree, ice carving, a meet and greet with Santa, and more! T: (519) 332-0527 W: www.sarnia.ca

Dec 5, Christmas Spirit Walk

Dec 5 - 6, Ignite the Fort

T: (519) 773-9037

Join us for Ignite the Fort, a family-friendly event that will kindle your holiday spirit with plenty of fun seasonal activities and a brilliant tree lighting ceremony. T: (807) 473-2344 W: www.fwhp.ca

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Ho!Ho!Ho! Come celebrate the arrival of Christmas as Santa parades through downtown Fergus. Organized by the Fergus Lions Club T: 1-877-242-6353 W: www.downtownfergus.com

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Evening Parade at 6:00 pm from the Legion to Robinson Street. All floats & entries welcome. After the parade, meet Santa, enjoy goodies & hot drinks and the "Lighting of the Lights" at the Lighthouse. T: (519) 866-5521 W: www.bayhambeachfest.com

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Dec 5, Cavalcade of Lights in Old Town Toronto Toronto - Region 5

Celebrate the holiday lights in Berczy Park. T: (416) 410-9242 W: www.oldtowntoronto.ca

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Free pictures with Santa and our tree lighting celebration with live music, balloon twisting and carolers will be entertaining visitors. Free hotdogs, fun food and kids activities. T: (416) 646-0661 W: www.fairbankvillagebia.ca

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Dec 6, Old Fashioned Christmas Sharon - Region 6

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Dec 5 - 6, Christmas by Candlelight

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Keene - Region 8

Get into the merriment of the season with a traditional Pioneer Christmas. Join along in a carol sing, shop in the Christmas market, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, meet Father Christmas and more! T: (705) 295-6694 W: www.langpioneervillage.ca

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Come on down to the main streets of Bracebridge and enjoy the Annual Santa Claus Parade starting at 1:00 pm. Santa will be there!. T: (705) 645-2201 W: www.bracebridgesantaparade.com

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Dec 15 - 16, Christmas in the Village - Festival of Carols Elora - Region 4

Join The Elora Festival Singers for an evening of Christmas carols and humourous anecdotes. Make this a part of your Christmas tradition. Check website for updated details. T: (519) 846-0331 W: www.elorasingers.ca

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Queensborough - Region 11

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Tweed - Region 11

Join the Hastings Legion and the HRA to start the Christmas holiday season in Hastings! Santa and his elves are always a sure thing and the activities, music, & food will get your kids moving!. T: (705) 653-1551 W: www.visittrenthills.ca

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The City of Vaughan Menorah Lighting Ceremony will be held on Dec. 10 at Vaughan City Hall. The ceremony features the lighting of the Menorah, festive music, and holiday treats! T: (905) 832-2281 W: www.vaughan.ca Perth - Region 11

Dec 6, Bracebridge Annual Santa Claus Parade

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Dec 12, Christmas Palace

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Jan 1, First Night Celebrations Richmond Hill - Region 6

First night celebration is a family-friendly new year’s eve party. The evening is filled with a variety of activities and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy!. T: (905) 771-5508 W: www.Richmondhill.ca

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Ring in the New Year with at family friendly countdown at 9, entertainment, skating, swimming, crafts, bouncy castles, animals and more! Free! T: (905) 436-3311 W: www.oshawa.ca

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Dec 31, New Year's Eve Brampton - Region 5

Ring in the New Year in downtown Brampton with live performances, an open-air skating rink and two spectacular fireworks displays! T: (905) 874-2000 W: www.brampton.ca

Jan 19 - 30, Colores de Latinoamérica '21 London - Region 1

An annual winter event celebrating the rich creativity of both established and emerging visual artists who now call Canada home, but whose roots & inspiration lie throughout Latin America. T: (519) 642-2767 W: www.sunfest.on.ca

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Jan 29 - Feb 16, Hamilton Winterfest - 2021 Hamilton - Region 3

Explore Hamilton with more than 100 events. Skate at arenas, enjoy concerts, classes & a series of Signature Ever at waterfront's Pier 8 & in parks city-wide! T: (905) 548-0111 W: www.hamiltonwinterfest.ca

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This festival offers a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival. “FIRE” features will include fire artists, fireworks at 6pm as well as fire pits throughout Downtown T: (705) 646-5590

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Feb 6 - 7, Barrie Winterfest Barrie - Region 7

Winter fun for the whole family! Grab your mittens & enjoy beautiful snow & ice sculptures, horse-drawn wagon rides, lumberjack shows, polar bear swim, & more. Indoor activities throughout Barrie!. T: (705) 739-4285

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Join us for a weekend of winter fun for the whole family! Enjoy our giant snow maze, tubing hills, skating, winter games and activities, carnival games, contests, live entertainment, and more! T: (807) 473-2344 W: www.fwhp.ca

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B southwest ontario "Jingle Bell Rock" Christmas Open House…….......................................…….78 172nd Annual Leamingotn Fair…………………………….................................…..26 Amherstburg Uncommon Festival…………………...................... ......……………..67 Annual Edison Mystery Cruise Poker Run..........................................………..45 Art by the River…………………………..........................................................…….58 Bayham Beachfest - Port Burwell………………………............................………..51 Belle River-on the Lake Sunsplash Festival..............................…...........…..41 Belmont Village Bestival……………………………..........................................…..64 Brantford International Villages Cultural Festival…….…………............……..41 Canada Day Celebration in Petrolia…………………………........................……..37 Canada Day Celebrations - Port Burwell……………………...................………..37 Canada Day Fireworks……………………………..............................................…..37 Canada Day Fun on the Museum Lawn…………………......................…………..38 Celebration of Lights………………………………..................................................79 Christmas Craft Sale……………………......................................................……..79 Christmas on the Farm……………………......................................................…..83 Christmas Spirit Walk…………………………..............................................……..83 Colores de Latinoamérica '21…………………….........................................….....85 Eat & Drink Norfolk………………………………......................................................14 Edison Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser…………………........................…..76 Edisonfest - Vienna………………………………....................................................26 Elgin County Talbot Trail of Yard Sales………………….......................………..56 Essex Fun Fest……………………………............................................................…..39 Exotic Car Tours & Test Drives………………............................................……..51 Exotic Car Track Experience………………………….....................................……..43 Farm to Table Harvestfest…………………………..........................................…..65 Fred Eaglesmith Charity Music Festival…………………….......................……..55 Ice Cream Festival…………………………….....................................................…..62 Induction Ceremony…………………………...................................................……..31 Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Derby…………………...................……..40 Kingsville Highland Games…………………………..................................... ..……..32 Lighted Tractor Parade…………………………….............................................…..84 Lucan Baconfest……………………..................................................................…..43 Mill St. Night Markets…………………….......................................................…..53 Mill St. Night Markets, Leamington……………….........................……….........25 Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show…………………….............................………..71 Our Backyard Festival at Cowbell Brewing Co.………….......…….......………..53 Our Ponderosa Carnival Day……………………………….......................................53 Paws-itively Elgin…………………………….....................................................…..46 Petrolia Pizzafest………………………….............................................................25

Pin-it Canada…………………………….............................................................…..26 Port Burwell Remembrance Parade……………………..................................…..75 Port Burwell Santa Claus Parade………………………….............................……..83 Quinte en Plein Air Festival……………………………….......................................22 River Lights Winter Festival……………………….......................................……..76 Robin in the Hood Medieval Festival………….........................…............……..25 Sarnia Canada Day Celebrations…………………...................................………..37 South Coast Jazz Festival…………………………........................................……..39 South Mountain Fair………………………………...................................................55 Stone & Sky Music & Arts Series…………….............................….........……..32 Straffordville Community Parkette Christmas Trees Lighting.................82 Straffordville Santa Claus Parade………………......................................……..84 Straffordville Watermelon Fest…………………..........................................…..58 Stroll The Street Belle River-on the Lake…………................…………......…..20 TD Sunfest '20: Canada's Premier Celebration of World Cultures............41 TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series 2020-2021…………………….....…..67 Tecumseh Corn Festival………………………………..............................................58 Teddy Bear Picnic on the Lawn………………...........................................……..53 Tim Hortons Kids Trout Derby…………………........................................………..21 Tri-Pride Music Festival…………………………......................................... ..……..25 Turtlefest Fun on the Lawn………………………….......................................……..31 Van Fest………………………………........................................................................26 Vienna Historic Walking & Driving Tour………………................... ……………..43 Vienna Light Up the Park…………………………..........................................……..77 Vienna Remembrance Service………………….............................................…..75 Viewpointe Summer Concert 2020…………………….................................…..40 Walkerville Distillery District Night Market…………………...............………..22 Western Fair……………………………...............................................................…..62 Woodstock Woodworking Show..........………………............................………..66

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C niagara canada Art at the Pumphouse…………………………................................................……..51 Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival………....................................…………..47 Exotic car Tours & Test drives……………………….................................………..14 Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade……………………...............................………..75 Niagara Grape & Wine Festival………………………...............................………..64 OPG Winter Festival of Lights……………………….................................………..76 Pelham Summerfest 2020……………………………….........................................44 Pelham Thursday Night Experience…………………......................... ……………..25 Pelham's Canada Day Celebration……………………...........................…………..36 St. Catharines Open Streets……………………………....................................…..63 TD Niagara Jazz Festival……………………………..........................................…..44 Welland Dragon Boat Festival………………….............................................…..27

D hamilton, halton and brant 100th Boxing Day Run……..........................................................................…..84 Acton Leathertown Festival….........................……….................................…..53 AGH Film Festival……………....................................…......................................72 Art in the Park and Culture Festival……………….......... .............………………..53 ArtsFest…………………………......................................................................……..32 Bell Summer Theatre Festival…………….................................... ………………..39 Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest………………........................................ ……………….52 British Car Show………………………….........................................................…… 66 Burlington's Lakeside Festival of Lights………………...........................………78 Canada's Largest Ribfest…………………………............................................…….61 CCMA Country Music Week - 2020………….........................……….................61 Christmas in Gore Park…………………………..............................................…….83 Christmas in Paris……………………………......................................................….75 Country Heritage Park Fall Fair……………….........................................……….60 CP Holiday Train…………………………............................................................….78 Dundas Cactus Festival………………...............................................…...........….57 Dundas Cactus Parade……………….................................................…........…….57 Dyment's Pumpkin Patch Festival……………....................................…………...71 FrancoFest………………………………....................................................................29 Georgetown Craft Beer Festival…………………………......................................64 Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days…………………..........................………..20 Hamilton Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks……..................…………..36 Hamilton Fringe Festival………………………..........................................………..43 Hamilton Winterfest - 2021…………………....................................……………..85 Hamilton Woodworking Show………………................................. ………………..73 Innovation City: Tesla Electric City Festival and 160th Anniversary of the Hamilton Waterworks…………………………...................................……..66 It's Your Festival…………………………….......................................................…..38

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Johnny Cash in Eagle Place……………………….......................................………..51 Kiwanis Springtime In Paris Festival…………………….....................…………..25 Moon Festival…………………………............................................................……..68 Oakville Children's Festival……………......................................…………………..53 Oakville's Canada Day Celebrations……………....................... …………………..37 Parade of Lights………………………........................................................………..76 Paris Fair………………………….....................................................................……..60 Pumpkins After Dark…………..................................................……………………..67 Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek……………………....... …………..25 Supercrawl………………………..................................................................………..60 Telling Tales: All Ages Festival for Book Lovers!…………….…………………..66 Telling Tales: Nature Tales…………………….......................................…………..71 Trick or Treat on Main and Mill…………….............................. …………………..73 Victorian Christmas………………………………....................................................78 West Hamilton Artists Tour…………………......................................……………..21 Winona Peach Festival…………………………..............................................……..58

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53rd Annual Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Festival.........………………..31 Appetite for Words Festival……………………....................................…………..73 Canada Day at Milt Dunnell Field……………............................ …………………..38 Canada Day Celebrations - St. Marys…….....................…………………………..35 Canada Day Picnic & Fireworks………………............................... ………………..36 Canada's Original Christkindl Market……………..................... …………………..82 Centre Wellington Easter Egg Hunt…………..........................……………………..14 Christmas Craft Festival…………………………..........................................……..75 Christmas in Cambridge…………………………...........................................……..78 Christmas in the Village - Festival of Carols………………....... ………………..84 Christmas in the Village - Handel's Messiah…………………........……………..84 Christmas Outdoor Market………………………......................................………..78 Culture Days In Centre Wellington……………….......................... ………………..66 Dominion Day Elora……………………………...................................................…..36 Doors Open Fergus & Elora……………………........................................…………..31 Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show……………….………………..44 Elora Antique and Vintage Show……………………………..............................…..14 Elora en Plein Air……………………………........................................................…..21 Elora Fergus Studio Tour……………………..........................................…………..68 Elora Festival……………………………..............................................................…..42 Elora Santa Claus Parade of Lights…………..........................……………………..78 Elora Vintage & Antique Show……………….................................………………..14 Erin Fair Horse Tent……………………………....................................................…..71 Fabulous Fergus Pub Night…………………….......................................…………..29 Fall Rural Romp……………………..........................................................…………..68

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Fergus BIA Classic Car Show…………………….....................................…………..61 Fergus Fall Fair…………………………...........................................................……..64 Fergus Ghost Walk……………………....................................................…………..46 Fergus Horticultural Society Garden Tour………………….............. ……………..33 Fergus Late Night Sip and Shop and Tree Lighting……...................………..82 Fergus Medieval Faire……………………………...............................................…..46 Fergus Santa Claus Parade………………….......................................……………..83 Fergus Scottish Festival And Highland Games………….......……………………..52 Guelph Film Festival………………………..................................................………..75 Guelph Musicfest 2020…………………….............................................…………..21 Guelph Studio Tour………………………....................................................………..73 Guided Historical Lantern Tours…………….............................. …………………..73 Guided Historical Walking Tour……………...............................…………………..53 Guided Historical Walking Tours……………..............................…………………..14 Highlight St. Marys……………………………...................................................…..56 Hillside Festival………………………………...........................................................46 Historical Walking Tours - Doors Open………………..................………………..31 Homecoming+Heritage 2020……………………………..................................…..39 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest……………………............................…………..72 Local Food Fest……………………………..........................................................…..32 Lucknows Music in the Fields…………...................................……………………..58 Market Day 2020……………………………......................................................…..70 Melodies at the Museum…………………..........................................……………..41 Monster Month……………………………..........................................................…..70 Mount Forest Fireworks Festival…………............................ ……………………..44 Pipes, Plaid & Pageantry Parade……………………..............................…………..51 Pooch Plunge……………………………..............................................................…..60 Poor House Spirit Walks…………….......................................... …………………..73 Quarry Kick-off Party…………………...............................................……………..33 Riverfest Elora……………………………...........................................................…..57 Santa's Parade of Lights…………………………..........................................……..78 Sensational Elora's Film on a Plate………......................... ………………………..21 Shakespeare in the Park……………………..........................................…………..39 Spring Rural Romp…………………………….....................................................…..23 Spring Rural Romp………………………….....................................................……..23 St. Jacobs Sparkles…………………………...................................................……..75 Starlight Shopping…………………………....................................................……..78 Stonetown Heritage Festival……………………………...................................…..42 Stratford Blues and Ribfest………………………….....................................……..29 Stratford Celebrates Canada Day!…………………..........................……………..38 Stratford Festival………………………….......................................................……..14 Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival…………………...........................……………..62 Stratford Rotary Dragon Boat Festival……………...................…………………..65 Stratford Studio Tour……………………………...............................................…..22 Stratford Summer Music………………………..........................................………..43

Stratford Writers Festival………………………….......................................……..72 Tartan Day…………………………...................................................................……..14 Twilight at Templin…………….................................................. …………………..36 WinterLights………………………..............................................................………..76

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F greater toronto area #BollywoodMonster Mashup………………………...................................………..42 2020 Cabbagetown Festival………………………....................................………..62 Afro-Carib Fest………………………..........................................................………..57 Asialicious 2020………………….......................................................……………..62 Bard in Berczy………………………............................................................………..47 Berczy Beats………………………...............................................................………..41 Bollywood Film Fair………………..................................................………………..54 Brampton Winter Lights Weekend………...........................………………………..75 Burlington's Children's Festival………………............................... ………………..56 Buzzfest………………………….....................................................................……..68 Canada Day……………………….................................................................………..38 Canadian National Exhibition Toronto……….....................………………………..57 Carabram…………………………….....................................................................…..42 Carassauga Festival Of Cultures………..............................………………………..22 Caroling in the Park………….................................................. ……………………..84 Cavalcade of Lights in Old Town Toronto……..............…………………………..83 Christmas by Lamplight………………………............................................………..84 Exotic Car Track Experience (Canadian Tire Motorplex)…………………...…..21 Fairbank Summerfest…………………...............................................……………..32 Fall Fair………………….......................................................................……………..66 Family Christmas Weekends………....................................………………………..76 Feast of St. Lawrence…………………...............................................……………..52 Foodalicious………………………...............................................................………..27 Grace International Jerk Food and Music Festival……….........………………..51 HalloweenIN the Port……………………………................................................…..73 Harvest Festival…………………………….........................................................…..65 HER Running Series - Toronto……………................................. …………………..68 Howling Hootenanny………………………….................................................……..73 ICFF Youth Film Festival……………………............................................…………..15 Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2020………………............. ………………..29 Junior Carnival Parade and Family Day, Toronto Caribbean Carnival…...45 Light Up The Holidays……………………...............................................…………..83 Lighting of the Lighthouse…………………….......................................…………..79 Mississauga Italfest Ferragosto In The City………..........………………………..56 MIssissauga Polish Days Festival………………………...........................………..27 Mississauga Waterfront Festival……………………............................…………..29 Movies in Old Town Toronto……………………………...................................…..46 Music in Old Town Toronto……………………………......................................…..29 Music in Old Town Toronto…………………………….......................................…..41 Muslimfest………………………….................................................................……..44 National CleanUp Day…………………................................................……………..65 New Year's Eve Brampton………………….........................................……………..85 Night It Up!…………………………….................................................................…..42

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G york, durham and headwaters Markham-Milliken Children's Festival……………................... …………………..57 173rd Woodbridge Fall Fair……………………………......................................…..72 90s Nostalgia Electric Circus Featuring Aqua, Vengaboys, Jenny from Ace of Base, Eiffel 65, 2 Unlimited and Haddaway……………….....………………..31 A Heritage Celebration………………………….............................................……..26 Annual Garden Tour - Schomberg Horticultural Society………..............…..33 Apple Festival & Craft Sale……………..................................... …………………..72 Aurora's Christmas Market………………......................................………………..82 BluesBerry Festival…………………………....................................................……..57

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Bowmanville Rockin' Rotary Ribs & Brews…………………............ ……………..26 Brampton Food Truck Festival……………………….................................………..58 Bright and Merry Market……………………………..........................................…..77 Brooklin Harvest Festival………………………….........................................……..65 Butter Tart Festival…………………………...................................................……..65 Caledon Canada Day……………………………..................................................…..36 Camp Spooky at Canada's Wonderland…………...................……………………..68 Canada Day…………………………….................................................................…..37 Canada Day………………………….................................................................……..37 City of Vaughan Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony………………….......…..82 City of Vaughan Menorah Lighting Ceremony………………….......……………..84 ClearWater Farm Waterfront Run……………………...........................…………..62 Concerts in the Park……………………….................................................………..39 Concerts in the Park - Sunday Afternoon……………..............…………………..40 Concerts in the Park - Thursday Night…………………...................……………..42 Davis Family Farm Sunflower Festival 2020…………........ ……………………..46 Doors Open Clarington…………………………..............................................……..28 Doors Open Oshawa……………………………..................................................…..68 Downey's Corn Festival………………………….............................................……..56 Downey's Farm Canada Day Strawberry Festival…………………….. …………..36 Downey's Farm Easterfest………………………….........................................……..14 Downey's Farm Pumpkinfest…………………………...................................……..66 Durham Carifest………………………………...........................................................40 East Gwillimbury Canada Day Community Celebration……………………......35 East Gwillimbury Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour……………….........………..71 East Meet West - a Group Show of Headwaters Arts Artist Members……………………….....................................................................………..40 EAST MEETS WEST" - a GROUP Show of Headwaters Arts Artist Members…………………….....................................................................…………..45 Fire & Ice Winter Festival……………………........................................…………..86 First Night Celebrations………………………...........................................………..85 Food Truck Friday……………………………......................................................…..25 Georgina Studio Tour……………………………................................................…..68 Halloween Haunt at Canada's Wonderland…………………............. ……………..68 Haunted Halloween Hike………………………...........................................………..73 Headwaters Arts Annual Holiday Show & Sale - ARTFUL GIVING…....…..75 Headwaters Arts FALL Fundraiser Juried Art Exhibit……………..............…..63 Headwaters Arts Member Show, "In the MOOD"……………...…………………..55 Headwaters Arts Member, Sherry Park's SOLO Show……….........…………..71 Heritage Music Festival……………………….............................................………..51 Illumination…………………………….................................................................…..61 Kars on King……………………………...............................................................…..58 Kid's Outdoor Art Festival……………........................................ …………………..58 Moonlight Magic & Tree Lighting………............................………………………..82 Moonlight Movies…………………………….......................................................…..51 MUD GIRL……………………………....................................................................…..32 Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival…………….... …………………..45 October Harvest Festival…………………………..........................................……..72

Old Fashioned Christmas…………….......................................... …………………..84 Orono Antique Street Festival…………………................................ ……………..53 Orono Fair……………………………....................................................................…..61 Oshawa Celebrates……………………...................................................…………..85 Peony Festival…………………………............................................................……..27 Pickering Food Truck Festival…………..................................……………………..52 Pride on Riverwalk………………………….....................................................……..31 Purple Turtle Art Festival…………………….........................................…………..43 Ribfest……………………………........................................................................…..46 Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest…………………….........................................………..72 Richmond Hill Studio Tour………………………........................................………..73 Santa Claus Parade……………………………….....................................................76 Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival………………….............................……………..86 Toronto Food Truck Festival…………………………....................................……..47 Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day 2020………………………..................………..38 Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park 2020 - July 8……………......…..40 Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park 2020 - Launch Concert …......28 Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest…………………………..............................……..86 WinterFest at Canada's Wonderland…………………......................……………..77

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2020 Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues………………………..................………..64 3rd Annual Port of Orillia Pirate Party……………………….....................………..60 50th Annual Fall Barrie Automotive Flea Market…………....……………………..61 72nd Annual Winterama……………………….............................................………..86 All Things Canadian Festival………………………......................................………..46 Apple Harvest Festival……………………………................................................…..72 Barrie Winterfest………………………........................................................………..86 Brookside Music Festival of the Bay……………........................…………………..39 Brookside Music Festival of the Bay – From Bach to Piazzolla–Ensemble Vivant…………………….......................................…………..39 Brookside Music Festival of the Bay – "Woodshred" – Featuring the 8 cellos of Festival of the Sound……………………………....................... …..51 Bwg Santa Claus Parade………………………………...............................................77 Bwg Trails Day/ Mayor's Hike For Health…………...............……………………..28 Canada Day…………………………...................................................................……..36 Canada's Only Guitar Trail…………….........................................…………………..62 Carrot Fest…………………………....................................................................……..55 Cars & Coffee at Cobble Beach………………….................................……………..65 Celebrate Christmas……………………………....................................................…..82 Christmas in June………………………………..........................................................31 Cibc Run for the Cure…………………………...................................................……..71 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance………............................………………………..66 Coldwater and Area Studio Tour……………................................…………………..31 Collingwood Summer Music Festival…………………………........................……..42

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Community Clean-up Day………………………............................................………..14 Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival……………................…………………..58 Creemore Springs Oktoberfest at Blue………………....................………………..64 Creemore Springs: Turas Mor…………………………....................................……..22 Everest Challenge………………………........................................................………..70 Family First Night……………………........................................................…………..85 First Light at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons……………......…………………..76 GTHS Friends for Life Walkathon at Blue…………………................……………..66 Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour………………………..............................………..71 Kempenfest 2020…………………………….......................................................…..47 Lighthouse Blues Festival…………………...........................................……………..42 Marché de Nuit Midland Night Market…….....................…………………………..68 Mariposa Folk Festival…………………………...............................................……..39 Marsh Mash……………………………..................................................................…..21 Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF)…………………….............…………..60 Meaford Scarecrow Invasion And Family Festival……………...…………………..61 Music in the Park……………………………........................................................…..28 Music in the Park………………………….......................................................……..40 Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival………………………...........................………..28 Opera Under the Stars……………………................................................…………..43 Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Parade………...............76 Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Waterfront Festival………..............52 Orillia Jazz Festival……………………....................................................…………..72 Oro World's Fair……………………………...........................................................…..64 Outdoor Movie Series…………………….................................................…………..57 Peak to Shore Music Festival…………....................................……………………..55 Port Elgin Pumpkinfest…………………................................................……………..71 Pumpkin Fest……………………………...............................................................…..72 Pumpkinferno at Discovery Hatbour……….........................………………………..70 Salsa at Blue………………………................................................................………..26 Sea Otter Cycling Festival……….........................................………………………..39 Sidelaunch Days………………………...........................................................………..53 Small Halls Festival………………….......................................................…………..70 Southampton Craft Show……………..........................................…………………..39 Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show…………………....................……………..27 Springlicious at Blue Mountain Village………………….....................……………..14 Summer Sundown………………………….........................................................……..61 Sunshine Fibre Fest………………………….................................................... ……..20 The Bay Studio Tour…………………………....................................................……..71 The Black Hen Roadshow Vol. 4……………................................…………………..26

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Port Hope Fair…………………………............................................................……..64 Port Hope House Tour………………................................................………………..71 Port Hope Santa Claus Parade……………................................. …………………..79 SPARK Photo Festival 2020………………......................................………………..14 The 150th Kinmount Fair……………………..........................................…………..60 The Fairy and Dragon Festival………………................................. ………………..28 Twilight at Templin……………………………..................................................…..39 Village by Lantern Light………………………...........................................………..62 Warkworth by Night……………………………..................................................…..33 Warkworth Eat in the Park…………………......................................……………..56 Warkworth Fall Fair……………………………….....................................................62 Warkworth Lilac Festival……………………….........................................………..23 Warkworth Music Fest……………………………..............................................…..45 Warkworth Santa Claus Parade…………………...............................……………..82 Warkworth’s Magic Under the Stars………………...................... ………………..82

J south eastern ontario 19th Annual Lavender Festival…………………….................................…………..40 Annual Fundraiser, Gala, and Auction………………….....................……………..42 Annual Nighttime Santa Claus Parade…………………....................……………..78 Automotion………………………….................................................................……..51 Beau's Oktoberfest…………………...................................................……………..66 Beer, Bourbon, BBQ and Blues Festival……………….................. ………………..42 Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural Festival……………......…………………..41 Big River Festival……………………………......................................................…..57 Breakfast with Santa…………………...............................................……………..83 Brockville Multicultural Festival………….............................……………………..20 Brockville Ribfest……………………………......................................................…..52 Canada Day Celebrations…………………..........................................……………..36 Christmas At The Pier………………………...............................................………..77 Corks & Forks - Kingston's 2nd annual International Wine Festival….....15 Culture Days…………………...............................................................……………..68 Delta Maple Syrup Festival………………….......................................……………..15 Downtown at Dusk…………………………....................................................……..32 Downtown Brockville Halloween…………..............................……………………..73 Downtown Brockville Street Eats……………........................... …………………..23 Downtown Brockville Tree Lighting Ceremony……......…………………………..78 Fairies in the Park…………………......................................................……………..31 Family Artfest………………………............................................................………..23 Flavours of Fall…………………………..........................................................……..67 Fun Fest Street Festival………………........................................... ………………..56 Glengarry Highland Games……………….......................................………………..47 Harvest Fall Festival……………………….................................................………..62 Heritage Days………………………………................................................................51 Island Breakfast………………………………...........................................................28

Kemptville District Hospital Strawberry Community Social and Open House…………………………….........................................................…..33 Kingston Ribfest & Craft Beer Show………...................... ………………………..61 Kingston Sheep Dog Trial………………………….........................................……..52 Lansdowne Fair……………………………..........................................................…..44 Ontario Festival of Small Halls………………...............................………………..70 Port Perry Artists Association Fall Art Show & Sale………………...............76 Port Perry Artists Association Spring Show & Sale…………………………....27 Prince Edward County Studio Tour………………………..........................………..67 Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly Weekend…………………...................……………..60 River of Lights Festival…………………………............................................……..82 Riverside Eats and Beats Streetfest……………...................... …………………..26 Rural Small Business & Agricultural Expo…………...............……………………..28 Seedling Sunday at Wendy's Country Market…….......…………………………..22 Smithin - Blacksmith Festival………………………................................………..27 Thousand Island Gran Fondo………………………….....................................……..62 Thousand Islands Fine Art Association Exhibition And Sale………............64 Vault Tours……………………….................................................................………..68 Warkworth Lilac Festival - 30 Days of Lilacs………….......……………………..23 Winchester Bike Nights………………………............................................………..29 Winchester Bike Nights………………………............................................………..44

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K ottawa and countryside A Stitch in Time - Fibre Arts Weekend…………………….................…………..40 Acres of Terror 2020……………………………................................................…..67 Bytown Museum: Let Us Entertain You…………..................……………………..40 Bytown Museum: Let Us Entertain You Ottawa - Region 10…….........…..40 Canada Day (Ottawa/Gatineau)………………….............................……………..37 Canadian Tulip Festival……………………………............................................…..20 Capital Ukrainian Festival………………………........................................………..46 Carp Fair…………………………......................................................................……..66 Fall Madawaska Valley Studio Tour……………….......................………………..70 Grain Harvest Fest- Celebrating Local Food……………...........…………………..61 Historical Driving Tour……………………………..............................................…..28 Music and Beyond Festival 2020……………………............................…………..40 Ottawa Beer Fest……………………………......................................................…..20 Ottawa Chamberfest……………………………................................................…..46 Ottawa Woodworking Show……………………...................................…………..70 Ottawa/Gatineau Winterlude…………………….................................…………..85 RBC Bluesfest……………………………..............................................................…..41 Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill…………………….............…………..40 Stormont County Fair………………………...............................................………..60 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival & Competition Pow Wow…....…..29 The Capital Fair……………..........................................................…………………..55 The Navan Fair…………………............................................................……………..51 The Ottawa Grassroots Festival………….............................. ……………………..15 The Rocky Horror Show……………………............................................…………..73

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A Tweed & Company Christmas……………………..............................…………..84 Almonte Celtfest………………………….......................................................……..39 Celebrate Canada Day in Perth!………………............................... ………………..37 Christmas Palace…………………………….......................................................…..84 Culture Days at Perth Museum………………................................ ………………..68 FaeryFest……………………………....................................................................…..26 Father’s Day Fiesta………………...................................................………………..32 Festival of Lights……………………......................................................…………..82 Freedom Fest………………………….............................................................……..56 Garlic Festival…………………………............................................................……..53 Ghost Walk from Perth Museum………………………….............................……..73 Haliburton Concert Series presents Buzz Brass……………………....…………..62 Haliburton Concert Series presents Julie Nesrallah…………….......…………..73 Haliburton County Fair…………………………..............................................……..28 Harvest Dinner & Dark Night Cabaret………………….....................……………..70

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Harvest Moon Shine……………………………..................................................…..62 HASTINGS! The Musical STIRLING……………………............................…………..63 Heritage Christmas House Tour…………………………...............................……..83 Hike Haliburton…………………………..........................................................……..63 Historic Places Day at the Perth Museum………………………….............……..39 Home for the Holidays at the Perth Museum…………………........ ……………..82 Kick-Off to Summer Dance………………………….......................................……..31 Kidfish……………………………..........................................................................…..31 Martini Madness…………………………........................................................……..78 Merry & Bright on Thursdays…………………………...................................……..77 Perth & District Santa Claus Parade of Lights…......……………………………..83 Perth Citizens' Band Summer Pops Concerts…………………........ ……………..26 Perth Citizens' Band Summer Pops Concerts…………………........……………..42 Perth Fair…………………………....................................................................……..60 Perth Triathlon………………………...........................................................………..26 Remembrance Day Ceremonies……………………...............................…………..75 Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour……………………………….............................................27 Stanhope Farmers' Market……………………….......................................………..32 Stewart Park Festival…………………………...............................................……..44 The Studio Tour - Haliburton Highlands…………….................…………………..71 Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival…………………………..............................……..58 Wilberforce Agricultural Fair………………………...................................………..52 Youth Halloween Party………………………….............................................……..73

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27th Annual Gravenhurst Car Show……………………………........................…..32 6th Annual Roots North Music Festival……………………...................…………..15 Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Tour……………..........…………………..56 Bala Cranberry Festival……………………….............................................………..72 Bracebridge Annual Santa Claus Parade……………................. …………………..84 Bracebridge Fall Fair & Horse Show……………………….......................………..64 Canada Day Celebrations………………………..........................................………..36 Fall Harvest Festival……………………….................................................………..64 Father's Day Car Show……………………..............................................…………..32 Festival of the Sound………………………...............................................………..45 Fire & Ice Festival…………………………….....................................................…..85 Funkfest………………………………........................................................................33 Great Muskoka Paddling Experience………………….......................……………..72 Midnight Madness………………………….....................................................……..47 Muskoka Adventure Challenge………………................................ ………………..26 Muskoka Arts & Crafts 58th Annual Summer Show………………................45 Muskoka Arts & Crafts Christmas Show & Sale…………………….. …………..77 Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour………………………….................................……..68

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Muskoka Earth Festival…………………………............................................……..23 Muskoka Music Festival…………………………...........................................……..47 Muskoka Pioneer Power Show…………………................................……………..42 Muskoka Pride Parade & Picnic……………………...............................…………..46 Santa's Festival of Lights and Shopping Party………......………………………..82 Session Muskoka…………………………….......................................................…..51 The McKellar Market………………………….................................................……..40 Venture Fest……………………………...............................................................…..32 What's Cooking Bracebridge……….....................................………………………..67 Winter in the Wild………………………....................................................………..86

N a northeastern ontario N b sault ste. marie-algoma N c northwest ontario Anishnawbe Keeshigun…………...............................................................……..27 Atikokan Bass Classic Week……….....................................................………..55 Atikokan Motocross AMX……………..........................................................…..40 Atikokan Mudslingers 4x4 Mudfling…………........................................……..53 Batchewana First Nation Traditional Pow Wow……….....................………..60 Bay Days…………….......................................................................................…..27 Blueberry Fest………..............................................................................………..56 Bluesfest……………......................................................................................…..60 BrewHa Craft Beer Festival……………........................................................…..52 Canada Day……………...................................................................................…..38 Canada Day Beneath the 3 Crosses…………..........................................……..37 Canada Day Celebrations……………............................................................…..37 Canada Day Fireworks……………................................................................…..37 Canada Day on the Waterfront………………...................................................38 Canada d'Eh……………..................................................................................…..33 Chippewa Creek EcoPath Festival………….............................................……..64 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival………….........................……..66 Coney Island Twelfth "maybe Annual" Music Festival………...........………..46 Fall Rendezvous……………...........................................................................…..63 Feast on the Farm………….......................................................................……..54 Festival Des Folies Franco-fun…………...................................................……..15 Festival Of Colours……….....................................................................………..45 Festival of Trees…………….........................................................................…..75 Fort Under Siege………….........................................................................……..56 Fringe North International Theatre Festival……………............................…..55 Haunted Fort Night……….........................................................................……..70 Hilton Beach Car Show…………...............................................................……..46 Hilton Beach Community Night…………..................................................……..51 Holiday Gift and Craft Shows…………...................................................……..75 Ignite the Fort………….............................................................................……..83 Inglis Memorial Earlton Steam Show………….......................................……..44 Kite Festival…………................................................................................……..28

Lilac & Lavender Festival…………...........................................................……..25 Live on the Waterfront…………...............................................................……..44 Manitoulin Marijuana Festival……………..................................................…..47 Movie Nights in the Park……………...........................................................…..52 NBMCA'S 44th Annual Mattawa River Canoe Race……….................………..46 NBMCA's Mattawa RIver Canoe Race………........................................………..46 New Liskeard Fall Fair…………................................................................……..63 New Year’s Eve Family Frolic…………....................................................……..85 North Bay Film Festival……………..............................................................…..77 North On Tap/nord en Fut………….........................................................……..42 On the Edge Fringe Festival……….......................................................………..55 Parade of Paddles…………….......................................................................…..38 Poutine Fest…………….................................................................................…..38 Powassan Fall Fair……….......................................................................………..61 Queen Street Cruise……...................................................................…………..26 Quest: Tech & Gaming……………................................................................…..23 Rotaryfest……………....................................................................................…..44 Sault Ste. Marie Science Festival………….............................................……..15 Smoke 'N' Spurs Festival…………...........................................................……..60 Smooth "Truck Fest"……………...................................................................…..55 SnowDay on the Waterfront………….....................................................……..86 Sutton Bay Park Countryfest………….....................................................……..45 Sutton Bay Park Countryfest…………….....................................................…..45 Teddy Bears Picnic……………......................................................................…..40 The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival…………....................……..57 Timmins Fall Fair………………...........................................................................62 Trails Fest…………....................................................................................……..22 Ultra Trail Stokely Creek…………...........................................................……..70 Village Noël Temiskaming………….........................................................……..76 Voyageur Winter Carnival……………..........................................................…..86 Wake The Giant Music Festival…………................................................……..65 Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival……….......................................………..75

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