Please choose ONE of the following to submit your vote for 2023's Top Festival & Events.
Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek: Witness the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek June 6, 1813, a significant turning point in the War of 1812. Bring the whole family for period games, food, historical music and demonstrations, and fireworks. Tour Battlefield House Museum and the Battlefield Monument, visit the merchants and military encampments and discover traditional pastimes. Experience Indigenous programming including a narrated ‘Great Peace Game’ of Haudenosaunee Lacrosse and singers and dancers who will share Gada:tro (Standing Quiver Dance), and the Smoke Dance with audience participation. www.battlefieldhouse.ca
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights: Enjoy more than 75 beautiful displays and over two million sparkling lights along the lighting route that travels through the Niagara Parks, past the mighty Falls, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts. The Winter Festival of Lights is a winter tradition for over a million visitors each season, capture the magic of the holiday season at Canada's largest free outdoor light festival in Niagara Falls, Ontario. https://wfol.com/
Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex County – Carrousel of Nations: The award-winning Carrousel of the Nations is one of the largest, longest-running multicultural festivals in Ontario that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Windsor and Essex County. Festival goers can travel the world in over two weekends, and discover multiple ethnic Villages spread throughout the region, free of admission. Through vibrant traditional clothing, fascinating live cultural entertainment, and delicious recipes that have been handed down through generations, Carrousel celebrates our community’s varied heritage and offers a chance to discover food and traditions from all over the world without leaving the region. www.carrouselofnations.ca
Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues: Fans will rock the Stonebridge Town Centre in Wasaga Beach for the 11th time on 15-17th September 2023. Check our website for the complete lineup and tickets. www.wasagabeachblues.com
Scaryfest: Join us as we transform our 25 acre site into a ghoulishly grand Halloween town – a family event perfect for kids 10 and under! Come in costume, experience the site and many family friendly activities, from the Mad Scientist Show to our Monster Mash Bash. Learn more at MarkhamMuseum.ca
Bingemans Oktoberfest: Three entertainment-packed weekends featuring Canadian and German top talent for Oktoberfest 2023, and it’s going to be an Oktoberfest for the books! Visit our website to https://bingemans.com/oktoberfest/.
Since 1973, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum’s Antique and Classic Car Show has been a favourite for those near and far. Boasting more than 400 vintage vehicles, this event attracts 4000 people annually, with participation from over 50 volunteers! Offered on the second Sunday in August each year, the Antique and Classic Car Show is a celebration of our collective past and has something for everyone, including performances, food, music, activities for children, and the chance to visit the Museum’s newest temporary exhibit “Enjoy the Ride: Celebrating 50 Years” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this well-loved event. https://www.townofws.ca/play/events/antique-classic-car-show/
First Light: Now in its 22nd year, Sainte-Marie’s First Light is a must-see event with a great lineup of family activities and live musical performances, all amidst the spectacular glow of thousands of candles. First Light provides visitors with traditional performances, activities, artisans, presentations, and food vendors, while they are guided through the historic mission by thousands of candles, creating a beautiful amber glow. https://saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca/events/first-light/
Pumpkinferno is a magical outdoor exhibit that takes place in October at DiscoveryHarbour. The event displays beautifully hand-carved artificial pumpkins that you can admire as you walk or drive through the site. For those looking to test their courage, Grim Reaper’s Grove is an excellent addition to the event where zombies, clowns and witches lurk in the shadows.https://discoveryharbour.on.ca/events/pumpkinferno
Stouffville Holiday Market: Celebrate the festive season in Stouffville with our largest event of the season! Join us November 24th and 25th to discover unique treasures at the artisan marketplace and marvel at the magical lighting displays which transporting you to a winter wonderland. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, snap a photo with Santa Claus, and groove to live musical entertainment throughout the weekend. This event showcases Stouffville as a hub of family fun and seasonal charm, giving everyone a chance to experience the magic of the season. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to shop, dine, and revel in the festive spirit! //townofws.ca/holidaymarket
Stouffville Ribfest: Get ready for the sizzling sensation of Stouffville Ribfest! From August 11 to 13, we'll be transforming Memorial Park into the ultimate summer festival. Indulge in the mouthwatering delights of award-winning ribbers and food trucks, sip on refreshing brews from local breweries, and explore an array of marketplace vendors. The kids zone promises endless fun, while weekend-long entertainment keeps you dancing. Every year this festival is jam packed with fun, friends and family and promises to be a scorching success! //townofws.ca/ribfest
The Bon Soo Winter Carnival is Northern Ontario’s largest winter festival, which spanned nine days in February 2023. This year, the 60th year, provided patrons with classic favourites such as Ice Bum Slides, Snow Sculptures and the much-loved Polar Bear Dip where brave participants jumped into the freezing ice cold St. Marys River! 2023’s festival also saw the introduction of new events including the Polar Rush Urban Winter Obstacle Course, the EDM Snow Bath featuring DJ’s playing from one of downtown’s rooftop patios, the Coldest Canuck Canada Challenge, the fire & ice hot wing challenge, SnowMachine Drag Races, performances from world-renowned celebrity mentalists The Sentimentalists featuring Ryan McFarling, the Bon Voyage after party and so much more!https://bonsoo.on.ca/