Top Choice Theater in Stratford

Stratford Festival

Sir Alec Guinness played Richard III on opening night of this much-lauded festival, which began humbly in a tent at Queen's Park. With over 65 seasons under its belt, the festival has since achieved international ac…
Beer in Kitchener-Waterloo

Oktoberfest

Willkommen to this nine-day beery Bavarian bash – the biggest of its kind in North America and possibly the largest outside of Germany. It's K-W's favorite event, bringing in about 500,000 people each year from earl…
Music in Guelph

Kazoo! Fest

A five-day music and arts fest featuring unconventional and emerging artists from Canada and beyond. Expect underground punk bands, avant-jazz experimentalists and chilled-out acoustic soloists playing at venues aro…
Theater in Lake Huron Shoreline

Blyth Festival

The village of Blyth has the kind of main street Bruce Springsteen likes to sing about, and is home to the esteemed summer Blyth Festival, celebrating rural life in Canada. From June to September, Canadian theater g…
Cultural in Port Dover & Around

Friday the 13th

The out-of-the-ordinary but huge Friday the 13th motorcycle festival sees hundreds of Harley Davidson–lovers converge on Port Dover each Black Friday. As one of the largest meets of its kind in the world, with up to…
Cultural in Stratford

Swans on Parade

Stratford's beloved swans don't paddle around the Avon River all winter; instead, they are kept warm in winter pens. The first Sunday in April, the release of the birds to their summer home on the river is a Stratfo…
Cultural in Hamilton

Hamilton Art Crawl

Join the throng of locals at Art Crawl, when galleries and art studios on James Street North keep their doors open late on the second Friday of each month. You'll see work by emerging artists, listen to street music…
Cultural in Elora & Fergus

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

If it's not Scottish, it doesn't count: tugs-of-war, caber tossing, bagpipes, Celtic dancing, kilts, haggis and Scotch nosing (aka tasting). Hoots! With more than 30,000 attendees, it is said to be the largest Highl…
Performing Arts in Guelph

Hillside Festival

For more than 30 years, Hillside has delighted with an eclectic mix of hippy and huggy performers from seasoned pros to the up-and-coming artists of tomorrow. Feel the love and jump on board for one short weekend in…
Music in Elora & Fergus

Elora Festival

A classical, jazz, folk and arts festival held in July, with concerts at the Wellington County Museum, churches and other venues around town. Singers and musos from around the country crowd the schedule of Elora's p…