We could not feel any happier or more lucky for this abnormally mild Canadian winter (*knock on wood*). Our spirits are high, and we’re getting so excited for the upcoming festival season! If you’re like us, festivals are something you look forward to each and every year, which is why this year, we’ve compiled a list of some of Ontario’s most popular festivals throughout the years so you don’t miss out!

Algoma Fall Festival (Sault Ste Mari)

Bay Street Film Festival (Thunder Bay)

Bon Soo Winter Carnival (Sault Ste Marie)

Boots and Hearts Music Festival (Oro-Medonte)

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival (Sudbury)

Festival of Northern Lights (Owen Sound, Ontario)

Jazz Sudbury (Sudbury)

Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia)

Northern Lights Festival Boréal (Sudbury)

La Nuit sur l’étang (Sudbury)

Rock ‘N’ Ribs Music and Rib Festival (Sturgeon Falls)

WayHome Music & Arts Festival (Oro-Medont)

Bluesfest International Windsor (Windsor)

Blyth Festival (Blyth)

Brantford International Villages (Brantford)

Brighton Applefest (Brighton)

Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa)

Canada Day

Canadian Filmmakers’ Festival (Toronto)

Canada’s Largest Ribfest (Burlington)

Canal Days (Port Colborne)

Carabram (Brampton)

Carassauga (Mississauga)

Carnival of Cultures (Ottawa)

Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival (Oakville)

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival (Elmira)

Festival of India, Ottawa

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games (Fergus)

Friendship Festival (Fort Erie)

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival (Goderich)

Grand River Film Festival (Cambridge)

Guelph & District Multicultural Festival (Guelph)

Hamilton Music and Film Festival (Hamilton)

Havelock Country Jamboree (Havelock)

Heatwave (Bowmanville)

Home County Folk Festival (London)

Ice Cream Festival (Hamilton)

The International Food Festival (London)

The Island Unplugged Music Festival, (Pelee Island)

Jewish Music Week (Toronto)

Kaleidoscope Gathering (Eganville)

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest (Kitchener)

KOI Music Festival (Kitchener)

Lakefield Literary Festival (Lakefield)

London Ontario Live Arts Festival (London)

London Ribfest (London)

Music at Port Milford Chamber Music Festival (Milford)

MuslimFest (Mississauga)

Newmarket Fiddle and Step Dance Festival (Newmarket)

Niagara Falls Buskerfest (Niagara Falls)

North by Northeast / NXNE (Toronto)

Oakville Family Ribfest (Oakville)

Ottawa Bluesfest (Ottawa)

Ovation Music Festival (Stratford)

Peterborough Summer Festival of Lights (Peterborough)

Pride Week (Toronto)

River and Sky Music and Camping Festival (Field)

Rocking on the river (Blind River)

Rockton World’s Fair (Flamborough)

St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival (St. Lawrence)

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Caribana (Toronto)

Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival (Simcoe)

Steam Era (Milton)

Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Stratford)

Strawberry Fields Festival (Bowmanville)

Sunfest (London)

Supercrawl (Hamilton)

Toronto African Film & Music Festival, (Toronto)

Toronto Chinese Lantern Festival (Toronto)

Toronto Design Offsite Festival (Toronto)

Toronto Garlic Festival (Toronto)

Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto)

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Toronto)

Toronto Rock and Roll Revival (Toronto)

Wallaceburg Antique Motor Boat Outing (Wallaceburg)

Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (Waterloo)

Windsor–Detroit International Freedom Festival (Windsor)

Winterlude (Ottawa)

Which ones are on your ‘Must Attend’ list? Let us know with a comment below!