If you’re looking for a summertime adventure, visit Ontario for some dazzling summer festivals.
**COVID-19 may have impacted some or all of these festivals. Please review the individual festival’s websites for up-to-date info**
June 5-7, 2020
Brought to you by the Northern Heat Rib Series, this festival includes a ribfest and Craft Beer Market in Downtown Windsor. Enjoy delicious food from the world’s top ribbers while you sip on beer, coolers and wine in the Craft Beer Market. The whole family can attend this free admission event.
July 4-5 and July 11-12, 2020
If you like the color purple or enjoy the fragrance of lavender, you’ll love this event! This annual festival celebrates the beauty of Hillier’s fields of lavender and includes a lavender essential oil distillation demonstration, field tours, a petting zoo and lavender culinary treats. Admission is $10 for adults and is free for those 12 and under.
July 24-25, 2020
Take a trip to Toronto to experience the second-annual Wine Fest Toronto (the city’s only outdoor wine festival) to celebrate all things wine. Sample a wide array of local and global wines from over 60 winemakers while you listen to live performances. You must be 19+ to purchase a ticket.
July 24-26, 2020
Visit Ontario for Canada's premier celebration of the golden beverage. This three-day festival features over 400 brews, good eats and live entertainment. You must be 19 or older to attend and tickets are available for purchase here.
August 22-23, 2020
This award-winning festival celebrates the culture and diversity of the Afro-Caribbean community. The two-day free event features live musical performances, food trucks, drum and dance, marketplace vendors, drum and dance workshops, dance competition and a kids zone.
July 31-August 1, 2020
The Waupoos Estates Winery & Restaurant is transforming into Graceland from July 31-August 1, 2020. The weekend starts with a fish fry and will have an Elvis-inspired menu on Saturday. This festival includes two free performances by “Elvis," however, if you purchase an Elvis-inspired menu ticket you will get preferred seating under the tent.
August 1-2, 2020
Jam to live music from some of the most revered names in the music industry at the eighth annual Veld Music Festival. This two-day festival includes over 30 internationally acclaimed Dance Music and Hip-Hop acts. General admission is open to all ages and VIP festival passes are available for ages 19+ only.