10 Ontario Events You Shouldn’t Miss This Summer

Looking for something fun to do while on summer vacation? Look no further, here are some of the best events happening all around Ontario in the coming months. 
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Summer Wednesdays at Evergreen Brick Works

Every Wednesday until August 29th Every Wednesday evening at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto there is a party to be had. Enjoy local food & drink, hand-baked bread from their wood-fired oven, yoga on the terrace, children’s activities, live music, and even an Etsy pop-up on select Wednesdays. 

Sunday Brunch Al Fresco at Dillon’s Distillery

July 8th – August 19th Finish your weekend off right with Dillon’s Distillery Sunday Brunch Series. Stop by for a chef pop-up, rotating food trucks and of course, Dillon’s serving up some ice-cold seasonal cocktails.  Dillon’s is located in Beamsville Ontario, which is just over an hour from Toronto – make a day of it while you’re there and spend some time exploring Wine Country. 

Ottawa’s Craft Cider Celebration

July 19th This is Ottawa’s first Craft Cider Festival, but hopefully not the last. Cider-makers from all across Ontario will be participating in the event, and there will be over 50 ciders for you to sample. The best part? One ticket covers the whole festival, so once inside you can try as many ciders as your heart desires.  There will also be artisian cheese and gourmet goodies for you enjoy while you wander the festival. 
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Art n Tarts Murder Mystery Theatre Dinner

July 30th This Murder Mystery Theatre Dinner is the best of it’s kind. Why you may ask? Because it includes a butter tart tasting at the end, kicking off this year’s Arts n Tarts Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour.  Try and figure out whodunnit while you enjoy a locally sourced gourmet supper and a very sweet ending (we’re talking about dessert) – we promise this will be an evening full of fun, laughter, and did we mention butter tarts? 

Pristine Gourmet’s FRYdays Pop-Up

July 27th Taking place in Norfolk County at Pristine Gourmet, join Chef Rossy Earle, Panamanian chef and CBC Food Stylist, who will be cooking up some fried eats for you to try while you sip on a cold craft beer.  This promises to be a relaxing evening with great food and great people. 

Ontario Fermentation Festival

August 4th Held at the historic Crystal Palace the Ontario Fermentation Festival is celebrating all things fermented – the aim is to celebrate, inspire and educate the provincial community about the several different types of food and beverage ferments available in Ontario. What kinds of goodies will you find at a fermentation festival? Think kombucha, fermented cheeses, kimchi, sauerkraut, living mustard, in addition to various spreads and dips. 

Farm & Cook Thursdays

Multiple Dates Available One or two Thursdays a month, From the Farm Cooking School offers some very special classes where you get a “behind the scenes” look at one of the local farms where you will actually get to pick the ingredients you will be using in the cooking class. The day includes the farm visit, a hands-on cooking class, lunch, complimentary wine sampling, plus some take-home materials so you can re-create the dishes you learned.
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Country Farmhouse Supper

August 16th South Pond Farms hosts a monthly four-course dinner series throughout the summer, with each event boasting a different theme.  The dinner begins outside around their stone oven, and then moves inside to their barn where guests gather around harvest tables to enjoy the meal. Note: August’s theme is Corn Roast.

Vegandale Food & Drink Festival

August 11th & 12th Not just for vegans, but for the vegan curious! Vegandale Toronto offers the best of the best for vegan food, goods and services.  If you’re looking for a unique festival to attend this summer, we think you should check this one out. 
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The Winona Peach Festival

August 24th – 26th This festival began in Stoney Creek back in 1967 and there is something for everyone. There is an Arts & Crafts section, the “Peach of a Car Show”, live music, a carnival, and of course a food court filled with peach snacks and goodies, including their famous peach sundae.  There are also over 100 vendors for you to shop and sample your way through the festival.  

Hungry for more? Check out our events calendar HERE to see what else is happening in Ontario. 

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