Ontario Festivals

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

The Best Ontario Festivals I Beer, Maple Syrup, Music, Ribs…

Ontario Festivals are a great and fun way to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. There is always something new to try, and you never know what you might find.

Latest Ontario Festivals

Cherry Blossom Ontario Guide | Best Locations & Insider Tips
Road Trips | Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Spring

Cherry Blossom Ontario Guide | Best Locations & Insider Tips

When you think of cherry blossom trees, what countries do you think of? Probably Japan, China, or South Korea. However, there’s need to fly thousands of miles anymore. You can find them in Canada, too, with the help of our cherry blossom Ontario guide. That’s right. Come cherry blossom season in Ontario; you’re in for…

Maple Festivals Ontario
Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Seasonal | Spring

Maple Syrup Festivals Ontario | Seeking Out The Syrup Scene 2024

As winter turns to spring, a sweet aroma fills the air here in Ontario. It’s the unmistakable smell of maple syrup, a beloved culinary tradition that has been a part of Ontario’s and Canada’s cultural heritage for centuries.  And what better way to celebrate this delicious syrup than visiting one of the many sugar shacks…

Romantic Getaways Ontario
Weekend Getaways | Festivals | Seasonal

Romantic Getaways Ontario | Weekend Trips for Couples

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, love and all things romantic, here at Road Trip Ontario, one of us is thoroughly excited, and the other is already dreading all the cheesiness. We’ll let you guess who’s who! Despite this, Ontario is such a beautiful province that some places scream romance; outdoor campfire cuddles, indoor fireplace…

christmas markets in ontario
Day Trips | Festivals | Seasonal | Weekend Getaways | Winter

Christmas Markets In Ontario | 15 Festive Fairs to Visit This Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly and spend your days strolling through the many holiday markets Ontario offers. Whether you’re looking for gifts, festive food, or just a place to soak in all the Christmas spirit, there’s a market waiting for you, and we have the top Christmas markets in Ontario waiting for you to…

pumpkin picking ontario
Day Trips | Fall | Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Seasonal

Pumpkin Picking Ontario | 16 Best Pumpkin Patches to Visit

The whisper of fallen leaves, the crisp air, and cozy nights in – fall in Ontario is for family, friends, festivities and thankful spirits. Sorry if we went a little wax-poetic on you, but it’s pumpkin picking Ontario time! From delectable pies to spiced lattes (love it or hate it), pumpkins are the symbol and…

apple picking ontario
Day Trips | Fall | Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Seasonal

Apple Picking Ontario | 25+ Pick-Your-Own Orchards to Visit this Fall

When you hear apple-picking Ontario, who doesn’t get excited? There is something quite magical about strolling through apple orchards in Ontario and selecting your very own fruit to take home with you. Couple that with a full day of farm fun, like corn mazes and wagon rides, and you have the ideal day out with…

things to do in stratford ontario
Weekend Getaways | Festivals | Perth County

30+ Things To Do In Stratford Ontario | Festivals, Trails, Food, Stores & More

Every time we visit a new city or town in Ontario, two things always happen. One, the destination becomes our new favourite destination and two, we start telling ourselves that we’d be able to live there. Once it’s time to leave, that destination is forever imprinted in our hearts. Of those cities, Stratford stands out….

what to do in stratford ontario
Festivals | Day Trips

What To Do In Stratford Ontario: The World in a Weekend Festival

If you’re looking for what to do in Stratford Ontario, this weekend, you’re in luck! The town is about to come alive with the sound of music — and puppets and theatrical shows. For one weekend in August, locals and visitors are promised a weekend of delight with the World in a Weekend Festival.  Being…

Christmas Getaways in Ontario
Day Trips | Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Weekend Getaways

Christmas Getaways in Ontario | 6 Top Spots for a Happy Holiday

The soft glitter of snow, hot chocolate brewing, and a sense of embedded excitement in the air — Planning Christmas getaways in Ontario is a magical time. Peppered with candy canes and winter activities, holiday destinations in this Canadian province are a tough act to beat. Are you looking to amp up your annual Christmas…

Christmas Tree Farm Ontario
Day Trips | Festivals | Road Trips | Seasonal | Winter

Christmas Tree Farm Ontario | 6 Top Jolly Tree Lots to Explore

Christmas time in Ontario is the season of gift-giving, joyful spirits, and magical moments. Whether you prefer to spend this holiday at home or on a winter getaway, you’re in for a dazzling time filled with frosty memories. The traditional green and red decorations and trimmings are a holiday staple, but nothing shines brighter than a…

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 2
Festivals | Waterloo Region

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest | Best Bavarian Event in Ontario

Known as the biggest Oktoberfest in North America, the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is a beer-filled Bavarian festival that is a Wunderbar wonderland of cultural and exciting activities. While November brings Thanksgiving and December is reserved for Christmas tree picking, October is the month of pumpkin picking and celebrating German-Canadian history.  Don’t know your dirndl from your…

Here are some of the Greatest Ontario we either got on tap or in the keg:

  • The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is an annual event that celebrates German culture and heritage. It is one of the most popular festivals in Ontario.
  • The Sound of Music Festival is a three-day outdoor music festival that celebrates music, food, and the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. It takes place in Burlington, Ontario on the shores of Lake Ontario.
  • Elmira Maple Syrup Festival is an annual event in Elmira, Ontario. It celebrates the maple syrup production in the area and attracts people from all over southern Ontario to come and enjoy pancakes, maple taffy, and more.
  • The Fergus Scottish Festival is a festival that takes place in Fergus, Ontario. It celebrates Scottish culture by showcasing traditional music, dance, food, games and more!
  • The Toronto International Film Festival is Canada’s largest film festival with more than 300 films screened each year.
  • The Sound of Music Festival is a three-day outdoor music festival that celebrates music, food, and the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. It takes place in Burlington, Ontario on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Land Acknowledgement

While Road Trip Ontario will take us through numerous traditional territories throughout the province, we are based in Toronto.

As such we acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

Pronunciation

  • Anishnabeg: (ah-nish-naw-bek)
  • Haudenosaunee: (hoodt-en-oh-show-nee)
  • Métis: (may-tee)

African Ancestral Acknowledgement

Road Trip Ontario also acknowledges all Treaty peoples – including those who came here as settlers – as migrants either in this generation or in generations past – and those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly those brought to these lands as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. We pay tribute to those ancestors of African origin and descent.

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