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Events and Festivals in Ontario

T-Rex Dinosaur Ice Sculpture in Winterlude festival


The Winterlude festival is an entertaining annual event that celebrates the winter season with an array of icy outdoor activities set in the nation's capital of Ottawa in Ontario province. Held during three weekends in the month of February, Winterlude features the largest public skating rink in the world at Rideau Canal Skateway; skating displays, huge ice sculpture competitions, an ice playground, musical concerts, and plenty of activities for children and the family.


Luminato – Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity

The Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, Luminato for short, is an exciting ten day event held annually during the month of June. Revamping the streets, stages read more...


Pride Toronto

Like in many cities across the world, Toronto too celebrates gay and lesbian communities in the form of the Pride Toronto event during ten days in June. It also stands for read more...


Canada Day

A national holiday in Canada and celebrated on July 1, the annual Canada Day, a free event, marks the unification of Upper and Lower Canada. Attracting hundreds of thousands of Canadians to Parliament Hill in the city of Ottawa, this important event offers a full day of parades, concerts, street performances, picnics, games, helicopter rides, pony rides, a car show, a petting zoo, a beer tent and fireworks to top the whole thing off.


Stratford Shakespeare Festival

For lovers of William Shakespeare and his most glorious works, take the opportunity to attend one of Canada's most prestigious theatre events. Held in Stratford, during the majority of the summer and early autumn period, this huge festival is an annual and internationally acclaimed celebration that brings Shakespeare's plays to life in the form of live productions across 4 stages.



Carnival time in Toronto city takes place during the end of July and beginning of August for three weeks. As its name suggests, this festival celebrates Caribbean culture read more...


Canadian National Exhibition

Held in Lake Ontario during the month of August is the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto City. Promising plenty of fun for the family, this event is known as read more...


Toronto International Film Festival

It's not as grand as the Cannes film festival in France, but it's certainly the next best thing as it gains more and more prestige with each year. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in Ontario province, showcases hundreds of films from countries all over the world across dozens of screens in downtown Toronto during the month of September. A huge selection of read more...


Canadian Aboriginal Festival

Held annually at the end of November in the city of Hamilton, the Canadian Aboriginal Festival celebrates all that belongs to the culture and traditions of the North American Aborigines. The largest event of its kind in the continent, it brings together Aboriginal peoples from every part of Canada and the United States and offers plenty of typical dancing, music, cuisine, arts and crafts.


Winter Festival of Lights

Based at Niagara Falls, the Winter Festival of Lights is an enchanting and colourful annual event running from November to January. Presenting more than 120 brilliant illumination displays, counting with the world-famous Enchantment of Disney displays, the event attracts a crowd of over one million people.

About Ontario

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Events and Festivals in Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival It's not as grand as the Cannes film festival in France, but it's certainly the ...