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THEMES OF TOP EVENTS IN CANADA


Welcome to the hugely expanded and updated section featuring the Top Events Canada selection of events and festivals by theme or major topics
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Please note that not every event in Canada is mentioned here. Only those that are a part of major topics, and those recognized as the best by residents and visitors, the team of travel writers working for Top Events Canada and some officials of each province and territory too.

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TOP 15 AIR SHOWS AND AIR EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Air Shows
There are many Air Show and Festivals in Canada displaying the skills of pilots and their amazing flying machines. Showcasing highly sophisticated and elaborate planes from past and modern eras, the top air shows and air events in Canada include everything from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds to the CF-18 Demo Team and more.more.

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TOP 15 CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsCanada Day took a while to be established as one of the country’s most important dates, events and celebrations, but it is today an event celebrated by millions of Canadians from one ocean to the next featuring a wealth of fun and celebrations including fireworks and concerts, sports events, family events and much more.

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TOP 10 CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Classical Music Music Canada showcases a number of Classical Music Festivals featuring top tier orchestras, opera companies and various talents presenting unrivaled performances of classical masterworks as well as contemporary compositions.

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TOP 15 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVALS
IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Country MusicCanada offers a wide selection of internationally recognized country music events like Canada’s longest running country music festival, Dauphin’s Countryfest, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival on Prince Edward Island, and the Craven Country Jamboree in Saskatchewan billed as the World's Greatest Country Music Festival.

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TOP 10 DRAGON BOAT FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Dragon Boat FestivalsCelebrating an unique and special Chinese tradition, which began as a fertility rite to avoid misfortune and bring rain by worshiping the dragon, the Dragon Boat Festivals now happen every year all over Canada. Dragon Boat Festivals showcase dragon boats of 44 feet with a dragon’s head at the bow and a tail at the stern holding 22 athletes including 20 paddlers, 1 drummer and 1 steers person. Hundreds of teams including over 5,000 paddlers strive towards achieving 1,500 medals.

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TOP 10 FILM FESTIVALS
IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Film FestivalsThere are film festivals all over the world celebrating the people who create movies, and Canada has its own share of such events with a number of major film festivals. The Toronto International Film Festival is now recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes, and the Whistler Film Festival in British Columbia is one of Canada’s leading film festivals dedicated to furthering the art of film.

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TOP 3 FIREWORKS EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada - fireworksFireworks have always fascinated people and have drawn in the crowds. The fireworks festivals of Canada today are no exception. The Celebration of Light in Vancouver attracts more than 1.6 million spectators, and the Montreal Fireworks Festival draws three million people from around the world.

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TOP 8 FLOWER FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Flower Festivals CanadaCherry trees and blooms feature largely in the top events and festivals of Canada, like the Bruno Cherry Festival in Saskatchewan, and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival when 36,000 cherry trees show their magnificence. Other bloom and flower events include the Canadian Tulip Festival in both Ontario and Québec, and the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival in Nova Scotia.

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TOP 8 FOLK FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Folk FestivalsFrom the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, one of the world’s biggest and best attended folk festivals, to the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada's longest-running folk festival, there is enough in the way of folk music festivals in Canada to satisfy even the hunger of the biggest folk music fans.

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TOP 18 FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Food and Wine Events in Canada
Good food is one of the major attractions of Canada, for locals and visitors alike, and no one celebrates good food and wine as much as the Canadians do.


From Cornucopia, the West Coast’s premier food and wine festival, to the World Wine & Food Expo, Atlantic Canada’s #1 wine and food event, and even three special wine and food festivals in Alberta, there is a huge variety of food and wine events right across the country all year long.

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TOP 12 FRINGE THEATRE EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Fringe TheatreOriginating in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival in 1948, a number of artists who felt excluded from the main festival decided to do their shows anyway - at exactly the same time. Fringe theatre festivals can now be found all over the world. In fact, Canada has more fringe festivals per capita than any other country in the world.

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TOP 8 FRUIT FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsTempting families with strawberries, wild blueberries, cherries, peaches, cranberries and more, the top fruit festivals celebrate the best in fruit festivals across Canada.

From early summer events in Ontario to late fall celebrations also in Ontario, Canada offers a wealth of fruit festivals every year.


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TOP 13 GAY PRIDE EVENTS IN CANADA

Gay Pride in CanadaThere are a number of Gay Pride celebrations in Canada, some of which are recognized worldwide, and 10 of which have been highlighted by Top Events Canada. Three of them are the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival, the biggest parade in Western Canada, and the week-long Pride Toronto festival which is one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, and Halifax Pride which is now regarded as Atlantic Canada’s largest LGBTQ cultural festival.

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TOP 6 HOT AIR BALLOON EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Hot Air Balloon eventsA sport that has been popular for more than two centuries, hot air ballooning is often referred to as the “Champagne Sport”.This nickname began in 1783 when the first hydrogen gas balloon was launched before a crowd in Paris, a spectacle that soon became a popular event all over the world, and which now displays incredible varieties of he biggest, brightest, most unusual hot air balloons in the world.

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TOP 20 JAZZ FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Jazz FestivalsCanada has several very important and world recognized jazz festivals each year, including Atlantic Canada's largest music festival, the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, North America’s premier jazz festival, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, the world’s largest jazz festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival in Saskatoon.

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TOP 10 KITE EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Kite Festivals

The top kite festivals in Canada, events enjoyed by millions of people every year, happen throughout the year right from coast to coast across all provinces of Canada. Ranging from kite events on a frozen lake to full blown summer kite flying occasions on the beach, the top kite festivals in Canada offer everything from kite demonstrations and kite decorating to kit flying lessons and lots of old-fashioned fun.

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TOP 10 MARATHON EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Marathons The marathon event scene in Canada has been growing for the past few decades and now showcases more than 60 marathons of merit. These highly respected marathon events include everything from tiny, no-frills races to luxurious, well respected boutique events, many of which lead to the much respected Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon.


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TOP 6 OKTOBERFEST IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Oktoberfest Originating in Germany, Oktoberfest celebrations all over the world today offer everything from steins of beer to plates of sauerkraut, bratwurst, cabbage rolls, sausage, and wiener schnitzel, and much Bavarian music to promote the fun atmosphere of Oktoberfest.

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TOP 8 POW WOW EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – vals Powwowr or Pow Wow EventsWelcoming all races and creeds, the Canadian powwows showcase colorful Aboriginal ceremonies with pride providing the First Nations people the opportunity to celebrate their history. Most Pow Wow celebrations start with the Grand Entry, when all dancers enter the Dance Circle for the first time and continue with a host of events including native dancers and drum singing groups and competitions including contestants from all over North America.

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TOP 5 RENAISSANCE FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Renaissance Festivals and Renaissance EventsMore than 10 major rodeos, including the world famous, 10-day Calgary Exhibition & Stampede often referred to as the "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", are just some of many rodeos across the country that have made it to the Top Events Canada list of the Top Rodeos in Canada offering Canadians and visitors from all over the world the fun of thrills and spills in the rodeo arena.

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TOP 5 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALS IN CANADA
Shakespeare Events in Canada
Celebrating the work of the world’s greatest playwright, Shakespeare festivals take place every summer right across Canada from British Columbia in the west to Newfoundland and Labrador in the east.

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TOP 10 RODEOS IN CANADA


Top Events Canada RodeosMore than 10 major rodeos, including the world famous, 10-day Calgary Exhibition & Stampede often referred to as the "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", are just some of many rodeos across the country that have made it to the Top Events Canada list of the Top Rodeos in Canada offering Canadians and visitors from all over the world the fun of thrills and spills in the rodeo arena.

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TOP 12 SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Canada Scottish Highland GamesConsidering the huge immigration of Sottish people to Canada in the past two centuries , it is of no surprise that there are so many Scottish heritage celebrations right across Canada each year. All these events celebrating Scottish origins showcase Scottish athletics, highland dancing, Celtic music, pipe band competitions and more – a wealth of entertainment and you don’t even have to be Scottish to enjoy it.

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TOP 4 ST PATRICKS DAY EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – St Patrick's DaySt Patrick's Day is a day celebrating the life of the missionary St Patrick, who is famed for playing such a integral part in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity. Now, his feast day is an opportunity to celebrate Irish culture all over the world, including Canada. In fact, St Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17 each year.

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TOP 10 THEATRE AND DRAMA EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Theatre in CanadaEvents and festivals showcasing Canadian and international talent in classic and contemporary theatre form a large part of the Canadian events calendar. Proudly highlighting the works of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw as well as popular musicals and the ever enticing Just for Laughs Festival, the world of threatre drama in Canada is increasingly popular and can be fund from the east to the west coasts.

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TOP 10 WINE EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaA country that used to feature just 28 wineries of repute, Canada now boasts more than 700 quality vineyards producing highly rated, fine wines – from small family wine operations to huge, million dollar wine estates operated by large companies.

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TOP 15 WINTER EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Winter Events and winter festivalsPandering to the cliché that Canada is all about snow, hockey and dog sleds, it comes as no surprise that so many of the top events in Canada are to do with winter. All across the country there are festivals and special events that celebrate winter at its fullest, including hockey and dog sled races, skating events, ice sculptures, and whatever season-inspired activity draws in the crowds.

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These selections of particular theme events and festivals in Canada, listed by the themes themselves, have been compiled by the same selection of knowledgable agents that have made all the other pages here at Top Events Canada such a success.

If you have any comments about the selections, or would like to nominate a new feature, please email the Chief Editors, Ursula and Eldrid Retief at editors.ursula.eldrid@topeventscanada.com





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