Top Events Canada TOP EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN EAST, WEST, SOUTH AND NORTH ONTARIO

Listed below is the selection of the top events and festivals in Ontario beyond the Southwest, Toronto and Ottawa.

Just 2 of the top 20 events and festivals in the east, west, south and north Ontario are the ever popular Great Lakes International Airshow and the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival that has been a popular event for over 2 decades attracting over 35,000 fans each year.

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1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival
mid June
Brockville, East Ontario (ON)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaFeaturing all sorts of delights from Ontario’s fine food restaurants and international wineries, as well as presenting wine, beer and cooking demonstrations and even educational cheese seminars, the 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival boasts that it presents the best food, wine and brews the 1000 Islands area has to offer. This popular event also showcases art and antique exhibitions.

For more information about the 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival visit:
http://1000islandswineandfoodfestival.ca/





Beamsville Strawberry Festival
late June
Beamsville, Lincoln, South Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsTempting hundreds of families for over 33 years with big, red, ripe, juicy strawberries on a hot summer’s day, the Beamsville Strawberry Festival also features a wide range of different entertainment all day long on three stages, arts and crafts for every taste and interest, favorite food for all the family, all ending with a popular fireworks display. The fun filled day even includes a Strawberry Idol competition for competitors aged 19 years of age and under. Making the event even more attractive is the fact that there is no charge for admission or for any of the entertainment.

For more information about the Beamsville Strawberry Festival visit:
http://www.otf.ca/beamsville-strawberry-festival-association?redirected=1






Great Lakes International Airshow
late June
St Thomas, South Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsShowcasing a wide range of performing air craft from World War One combat aircraft to aerobatic performers and the world famous Snowbirds Demonstration Team, the Great Lakes International Airshow is a high energy family oriented event displaying fantastic displays of aviation excellence that attract large crowds every year. Popular parts of this air show include 15 minute airborne sightseeing trips, helicopter rides, displays of vintage military vehicles and much more.

For more information about the Great Lakes International Airshow visit:
http://greatlakesinternationalairshow.ca





Kenora Air Show
early July
Kenora Airport, West Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsAttracting young and old, the popular Kenora Air Show is often referred to a “a walk through the history of flight” and offers an evening of high-flying entertainment featuring biplanes to fighter jets including Canada’s air force aerobatics team, the Snowbirds, and the CF-18 Demonstration Team that typically takes part in more than 19 Canadian air shows and 7 shows in the United States.

For more information about the Kenora Air Show visit:
http://www.kenoraairshow.com/





Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival
mid July
Waterloo, South Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Jazz FestivalsA popular event for over 2 decades, the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival in Ontario that attracts more than 35,000 fans every year, is an annual 3 day FREE music festival held in Waterloo Ontario that features a whole range of different kinds of jazz. Two stages of entertainment offer a wealth of quality jazz performances that attract jazz lovers from all over the world and is a local free event that the whole community can enjoy.

For more information about the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival visit:
http://www.uptownwaterloojazz.ca/





Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off
mid July
Cornwall, East Ontario (ON )

Top Events Canada – Hot Air Balloon eventsHeld in mid July in Cornwall, Ontario, and founded almost two decades ago, the Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off has since hosted back-to-back Canadian National Hot Air Balloon Championships, and now features everything to do with balloon riding and the hot sir balloons themselves and offers early morning Canadian ballooning rides, nightly entertainment with Canadian entertainers, midway rides, and fireworks displays.

For more information about the Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off visit:
http://www.lift-off.ca/





Boot Hill Country Jamboree
early August
Bothwell, South Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicRecognized as Southwestern Ontario’s premier country music event, Boot Hill Country Jamboree offers 3 days and 4 nights of country music featuring more than 20 country music stars. This popular jamboree also offers an event called “Tup of War – Mud Pit”, Red Neck Queen, Red Neck "Fashion Show", a fun karaoke competition, beach volleyball, and even a prize for the best decorated campsite.

For more information about the Boot Hill Country Jamboree visit:
http://www.boothilljamboree.com





Canal Days Kite Festival
early August
Lakeview Park, Port Colborne, South Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Kite FestivalsAn international kite festival attracting more than a hundred serious kite fliers from all over North America, the Canal Days Kite Festival is one of Canada’s best known festivals and has been for almost two decades. Highlighting different topics with kites the size of trucks, other attractions include ground displays, single line, dual line or quad line kites, as well as the ever popular night flights complete with lights and music and even a barbecue.

For more information about the Canal Days Kite Festival visit:
http://portcolborne.ca/page/kite_festival





Manitoulin Country Fest
early August
Little Current, East Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicNominated for four years in a row, from 2009 to 2012, as Festival of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, the Manitoulin Country Fest set on the beauty of the largest lake island in the world, offers four full days of all-Canadian country music, as well as everything from a beer garden and food and clothing vendors to a host of free activities for children.

For more information about the Manitoulin Country Fest visit:
http://www.manitoulincountryfest.com





Havelock Country Jamboree
mid August
Havelock, Northwest of Toronto Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicHavelock Country Jamboree, nominated 7 times as one of the Top 5 Country Music Festivals in Canada, has been a popular event for almost a quarter of a century and has now become one of Canada’s largest live, outdoor country music and camping festivals. About 30 prestigious country music artists as well as new, up-and-coming talent are showcased on two main stages

Fore more information about the Havelock Country Jamboree visit:
http://www.havelockjamboree.com





Music in the Fields
late August
Lucknow, North West Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicEven after only four years, Music in the Fields is already touted as an event soon to be one of Canada’s biggest country music festivals, and is respected for reputedly offering “Canada’s finest 2-day line-up of country music”. Music in the Fields focuses on top country music artists, the proceeds from which are passed on to various charitable and local organizations in the community as well as to the Kinsmen’s official charity, Cystic Fibrosis research.

For more information about the Music in the Fields event visit:
http://www.musicinthefields.ca/





Akwesasne International Pow-Wow
early September
Cornwall Island, West Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – vals Powwowr or Pow Wow EventsShowcasing the best Native Indian artisans, drummers and dancers in Canada, the Akwesasne Pow-Wow also attracts other First Nations from across the United States and many other nations to participate in this unique cultural experience. Attractions include everything from beautifully dressed fire dancers, traditional drumming and singing, competitions in all categories held for all age groups, as well as traditional native foods and a large selection of authentic native arts, crafts and jewelry.

For more information about the Akwesasne International Pow-Wow visit:
http://www.akwesasnepowwow.com/





Jazz Sudbury Festival
early September
Greater Sudbury, mid Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Jazz FestivalsA popular event for more than 5 years, the continuously growing Jazz Sudbury Festival has been awarded Best New Festival and listed as one of the Top 100 Festivals in the province by Festivals and Events Ontario. Apart from the headlining acts and performances, one of the highlights of the Jazz Sudbury Festival is the downtown Jazz Walk along which headlining and local jazz artists perform. during the fest.

For more information about the Jazz Sudbury Festival visit:
http://www.jazzsudbury.ca





The Royal Medieval Faire
mid September
Waterloo, South Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Renaissance Festivals and Renaissance EventsAttracting more than 5,500 people for 16 years and now one of the premier medieval festivals in Ontario, the Royal Medieval Faire offers everything entertaining from appropriate music, tournaments typical of the Medieval period, favorite entertainers like jugglers, storytellers, and even falconers as well as an impressive array of merchants selling their handcrafted armor, jewelry, weapons, bath products, leather goods, toys, clothing, and much more.

For more information about the The Royal Medieval Faire visit:
http://www.royalmedievalfaire.org




Bala Cranberry Festival
mid October
Bala, mid Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsFollowing Thanksgiving weekend, the not-for-profit Bala Cranberry Festival, one of Ontario's most popular and unique festivals, attracts enthusiasts from all over Ontario to celebrate the Cranberry Harvest. Fun events include the ever popular farmer's market, craft show, games, and even shopping. There are also free buses to visit the local Cranberry Marshes and to see the harvest.

For more information about the Bala Cranberry Festival visit:
http://www.balacranberryfestival.on.ca









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