Family fun, festivals and fairs abound in our Weekend Fun Guide! This beautiful weekend weather is perfect to get out and have some family fun! Visit an amusement park, go to a zoo, or cool off at a water park.
Tim Horton’s FREE Swim
Tim Horton’s is sponsoring FREE swim times at community pools across Ontario until the end of August. Need to cool down and escape the heat? Check out where these free swims are located
Ontario is home to so many great drive-ins! Put the family in their jammies and head to a local drive-in for a night of family fun under the stars
Cineplex Family Favourites
Sit back and relax with a family movie at Cineplex Theatres. Saturdays at 11:00am you can catch a Family Favourite movie for only $2.99
Farmer’s Markets are open for the season! Be sure to check one out near you to find lots of fresh local produce, local offerings and homemade goods
Whatever your plans, have a great and memory making weekend with your family!
Around Town this Weekend…
Kempenfest – With over 350 exhibits, midway, live entertainment, food and family fun, this is one Festival you won’t want to miss!!
Midnight Madness – Come out and enjoy this shop and play event! Take a break from shopping and try out the giant hamster ball, try the sports challenge, watch the entertainment or grab some yummy eats.
Joseph Brant Day Festival – This all day event will include community exhibitors, a summer BBQ and refreshment stands, splash park for kids, fair-style games, crafts and hands-on activities, a treasure hunt adventure, artisans and vendors, the famous Brant Day Silent Auction and tons of other attractions.
Waterfront Festival – Fill your bellies at the Pancake Breakfast so you are ready for a day of silly fun including duck races, ice cream eating contest, belly flop contest, boat and tub races, kids activities and so much more!
Sandcastle Festival – Looking for a great day out with the family? Want to express your inner artist? Always wanted a beach front property? You can find all of this in a beautiful setting right on Lake Ontario! Cobourg is known for it’s breathtaking waterfront and what better way to experience it then with a friendly little competition. Families, businesses, adults and youth may enter to create their own sculptures or castles and win great prizes!
Harbourfest – Harbourfest is the Largest three day music festival in North-Western Ontario solely ran by a volunteer committee which takes place every August long weekend in Kenora, Ontario. With daytime family entertainment, merchants, and great food | Harbourfest has something for everyone!
Chalk Festival – There will be 16 artists that will be working all day Saturday and Sunday to complete their work of art while competing for awards. Come experience this great form of art while the artists transform the concrete pad in Victoria Park into an outdoor gallery
Highland Games – Come witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry, and tradition. There will be more than 60 pipe bands, more than 200 dancers and giants that hurl telephone pole-sized cabers and 50 pound iron hammers around the infield. It is a memorable and incredible event.
Canalfest – Come out for a fun family weekend filled with food, kids acitvities, live music, craft show, silent auction, animals and canoe rides.
Pirate Festival – Whether ye be young or old, or just looking for a good time with your mates, the Pirate Festival offers fun for all! Children will enjoy stories, crafts, our Pirate Ship and a wide variety of shows designed to be family friendly. Adults will find much to entertain them live music, vending marketplace, the Mud show, and a Saturday Night Captain’s Keg for those looking for an entertaining night in our tavern. Our colourful cast is ready to engage and entertain you – how can a weekend spent with Pirates not be fun? Add to the fun, and arrive dressed like a pirate if you choose!
Muslimfest – MuslimFest celebrates the best in Muslim arts and entertainment. The event features over 50 local and international artists who showcase their talent in various areas. Concerts featuring popular Muslim artists, comedy shows, a multicultural bazaar, and a kids carnival constitute some of the fun things one can expect at MuslimFest.
Fireworks over the Falls – Canada’s longest-running fireworks series is underway with fireworks every Friday, Sunday, and holiday until September 1, preceded by the popular Coca Cola Concert Series on the Victoria Park Stage. The best views are in Queen Victoria Park overlooking Niagara Falls.
Busker Festival – Amazing shows for the whole family including acrobats, contortionists, hula hoopers, yo-yo’s, musicians, comedians escape acts, magicians, jugglers and more!
Peterborough Musicfest – Peterborough Musicfest is a non-profit charitable organization that presents concerts every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:00pm on the shores of beautiful Little Lake in Del Crary Park, downtown Peterborough. All concerts are presented free of charge to ensure that all members of the community can enjoy an evening of entertainment in spite of economic or social barriers. Peterborough Musicfest is proud of the past 28 years and looks forward to the 28th being as entertaining as ever.
4th Annual Elvis Festival – It’s sure to be a great time with a fish fry and performance on Friday or a delicious Lunch/Dinner and 2 performances on Saturday. Admission for the shows are free! We look forward to seeing you there!
Ice Cream Festival @ Westfield Heritage Village – Celebrate summer with the sweet taste of ice cream at this lively family event. Edwardian carnival games, amusements, foods, music, ice cream making demonstrations and living history make the perfect family day out!
Friendship Festival – Each year ‘Norfolk’s Largest and Friendliest Summer Festival’ delights thousands of local and visiting friends of all ages with a fun filled weekend of arts, crafts, antiques, food, special events including a soap box derby, car show, free live music, beer garden, bocce ball tournament, kidszone and much much more
Blueberry Festival – A 10 day celebration of community! Boasting over 130 events, including: music and cultural festival, sporting events, trade show and farmer’s market! Come celebrate our 31th Anniversary!
Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario – This festival offers the opportunity to showcase emerging artists as well as more well known international performers. FKZO has grown into one of Ontario’s premier, bilingual and multicultural family festivals. This year, multiple stages will bring a variety of musical genres for the entire family.
Jambana Festival – JAMBANA™ Festival is Canada’s premier ‘Fun For The Family’ festival celebrating the sights, sounds & tastes of the Caribbean mosaic.
Island Soul Festival – One of our most popular festivals! Island Soul celebrates the rich artistic traditions, emerging art forms, innovative expressions and vibrant lifestyles of the Caribbean.
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