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Canadian Festivals & Events

Come to Canada, and join the party. Bring the whole family and friends to beautiful Canada and enjoy outstanding festivals, events, shows, artistic excellence and outstanding hospitality in this wonderful country. Canadian Festivals and events are organized to show the best in Canadian and international talent, they come together to share ideas, experiences and they very often bring all sorts of people together for all sorts of reasons.

Canadian communities gather to celebrate their heritage and participate in tradition. Every Canadian province has something beautiful and unique to offer and we are sure that you and every person from your group will find something interesting to do and enjoy.

Tap your feet, roar with laughter and applause, and for a short time forget everything else, just try to have a good time.


Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival - Toronto Downtown Jazz has come to be recognized as one of North Americas premier jazz festival producers, while the organization itself has been used by other arts organizations and festivals as a model for community involvement, artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.

Niagara Grape & Wine Festival - Bring the whole family and enjoy more than 100 exciting events during  ten day celebration of the annual harvest of the grapes. Taste award winning wines, regional cuisine, and enjoy live concerts & parades!

Old Port Dalhousie - Upcoming Events - Enjoy the village within a city. Click on a calendar to view the events for that month.

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta - Enjoy Days of Racing! Since the "Henley" settled in St. Catharines in 1903, it has grown to become the largest of its kind in North America.

Beaches International Jazz Festival, Toronto - Since 1989, President and Producer Lido Chilelli, along with the support of the Beaches community, has cultivated this local festival into one of Toronto’s most successful events of the summer, attracting both Canadian and American tourists to the city. Beaches Jazz continues to be the largest free festival in Canada and the leading festival for promoting Canadian musical talent.

Toronto International Art FairThe Toronto fair is the great art fair around. It is very well organized and really exciting.

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto - Event Schedule

Stratford Festival Of Canada - Stratford, Ontario, is the home of the largest classical repertory theatre in North America. Drawing audiences of more than 600,000 each year, the Festival season now runs from April to November and includes a full programme of Fringe activities, including concert recitals, discussion sessions and readings by celebrated authors.

The Shaw Festival Niagara-on-the-Lake - The Shaw Festival was started in 1962 by Niagara-area lawyer and playwright Brian Doherty. The beautiful little town of NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE is home to the Shaw Festival’s three theatres. It's also a mecca for shoppers, history buffs, epicures, wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and those just seeking a leisurely escape.

Festivals & Spec. Events in Toronto, Canada

Eye Weekly - An exciting, informative entertainment resource for a perfectly planned week in Toronto.

Guelph Jazz Festival - Over its 13-year history, The Guelph Jazz Festival has established a rock-solid international reputation for its bold mix of innovative programming and genuine community spirit. Heralded by The Globe and Mail as “one of the most visionary” music events in the country, it has repeatedly sought to celebrate performance practices that challenge and expand our understanding of the music’s defined limits.

British Columbia

Alcan Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival - Vancouver hosts the largest dragon boat celebration in North America. More than 180 teams plus entertainers, marketplace and food vendors and thousands of visitors take part in this unique 3-day event. 

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Vancouver Island Music Fest

Jazz Fest International, Victoria, BC

Harrison Festival of the Arts - The Village of Harrison Hot Springs comes alive with celebration of world music, dance, theatre and visual arts. 

Roots & Blues Festival - Experience the largest and most diverse festival of traditional, world, blues and roots music in the interior of B.C.


Jazz City Edmonton - International music festival.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Calgary Stampede - From rides, to pancakes, horses to light shows, rodeos to stage shows, chuckwagons to displays of Alberta Agriculture, top name acts on the Coke Stage, the Calgary Stampede has it all. 

Jazz Festival Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Folk Music Festival

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play Drumheller, Alberta - This is a large scale dramatic portrayal of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The acustically superb natural bowl amphitheatre in the Canadian Badlands, creates the feeling of being back 2000 years in a land whose events changed the course of history.

Canadian Death Race, Grande Cache, Alberta - Always the August long weekend! Now its time to find out if youÕve got what it takes to complete one of the toughest adventure races in the world. 

Jasper Heritage Folk Festival - The Jasper Heritage Folk Festival is held every second year on the first weekend in August.


Folklorama, Winipeg, Manitoba - The largest and longest running multicultural celebration in the world, invites you to share in an unforgettable cultural extravaganza.

Winnipeg's Fringe Festival - At 11 DAYS, The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is the longest Fringe in North America.

Jazz Winnipeg Festival

The Winnipeg Folk Festival

Brandon Folk Music and Art Festival

Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals


Regina Dragon Boat Festival - Held on Labour Day weekend in beautiful Wascana Park, and drawing 20,000 spectators, this is a great and unique show of cross-cultural community spirit with over a hundred teams participating in the races.

SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Saskatoon, SK

Saskatchewan Festival of Words - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Celebrates creative expression in poetry, drama, film, nonfiction and song.

The Mid-Winter Celtic Festival - The Mid-Winter Celtic Festival has been a part of the Saskatchewan music scene since 1992.

The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival - Bursts into life each year in its tents on the beautiful banks of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, with a contemporary approach to Shakespeare.

Sask Festivals - Saskatchewan is a beautiful, yet undiscovered province of endless experiences and possibilities. Our festivals and events are a vital part of Saskatchewan's culture; past, present, and future offering a wide variety of arts, culture, and entertainment.


Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

FestiJazz International Rimouski

Montreal 's First Peoples' Festival

Festival Mémoires et Racines

Montreal international Festival New Cinema New Media

New Brunsvick

Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival Fredericton, NB

Northrop Frye International Literary Festival

Saint John Jazz and Blues Festival

Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival

Nova Scotia

International Tulip Festival Truro, Nova Scotia

Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canso - Some of the finest songwriters and performers in North America gather at this festival, to celebrate Stan's lasting contributions to folk music.

Atlantic Jazz Festival Halifax, NS

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton

The Cabot Trail Relay Race

Prince Edward Island

Celtic Festival Concert Series Prince Edward Island - From the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada you will see the pride in celtic culture and heritage through this festival.

Prince Edward Island Theatre Festival - Come out to enjoy yourself immensely and help bring the magic of theatre to Island communities. This is also a fundraiser to support theatre in PEI. Order early to make sure you get your ticket for the best of the festival.

The Charlottetown Festival - Hosted in the Confederation Centre of the Arts, every year the Charlottetown Festival features some of Canada's finest performers, designers, playwrights, composers, and directors in a professional showcase of musical theatre and comedy.

The Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival - This is the "Biggest Kitchen Party in Atlantic Canada" boasting Good Friends, Good Times, Good Music and Lots of World Famous Prince Edward Island Shellfish. From gourmet chefs to celebrity cooks; first time oyster tasters to world-class oyster shuckers, the Festival promises to entertain and educate people of all ages.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival - Visit festival and get exposed to great music, Celtic heritage and many talented performers.

Festival 500 Sharing The Voices - A celebrated international non-competitive festival of choral music that takes place in the intimate setting of North America’s oldest city, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. This heralded choral festival and academic symposium bring together singers, conductors and scholars from cultures worldwide. Here they participate in the very best of the world’s musical artistry and scholarship. Infused with a joyful spirit, this sharing of voices results in powerful and enriching experiences for all involved.

Corner Brook Triathlon - ITU World Cup - Located in the beautiful province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Corner Brook has become the 'Triathlon Capital of Canada' as each year we strive towards larger and more exciting events. 

Shakespeare By The Sea Festival - The Shakespeare By The Sea Festival has become a valued treasure for both locals and visitors alike who return year after year to re-experience our vibrant and accessible productions. The Festival has produced many of Shakespeare's finest works over the years - please join us for our annual summer season and return in years to come!


Dawson City Music Festival - Although it takes a little longer to get there, many are drawn by the festival's vibrant atmosphere and sheer uniqueness. Every year the best names in Canadian music perform for an appreciative and spirited audience.

North West Territories

Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik, N.W.T. Canada - The most comprehensive event of its kind in Canada.

Folk on the Rocks Music Festival - Folk on the Rocks has come a long way since founder Rod Russell and his band of folkie go-getters re-booted a small outdoor gig on the shores of Frame Lake, and transported it over to long Lake in the summer in 1980. The two-day weekend event (plus the Friday opening gala Warm the Rocks) has grown into one of Canada's top summertime music and cultural festivals, drawing musicians from the NWT and Nunavut and across the globe for the North's biggest party under the midnight sun.


Canada's Guides to Festivals & Events - It will introduce you to a variety of events (music, dance, theatre, sports, food etc).

Canadian Aboriginal Festival - The Festival offers something for everyone from shopping, food, spectacular dancing, lacrosse, contemporary music, visual arts and many other items.

Links to Film Distribution and Film Festivals in Canada