ONTARIO Festivals & Events

April 25 1994

ONTARIO Festivals & Events

April 25 1994

ONTARIO Festivals & Events

The Tall Ships - Many Locations.

Regattas, pageants, parades, festivities and fairs. Forty-five communities invite you to join our greatest celebration ever in 1994.

June 1 - September 30

Metro International Caravan - Toronto.

A travel adventure through 40 pavilions representing Toronto’s many cultures. June 17-25

North Bay Arts Festival - North Bay

Pottery firing, outdoor sculpture building, fence weaving, medieval dancing, challenge games, bandshell performances.


June 18

Hamilton International Air show -Hamilton.

Military aircraft and ground displays. June 18 -19

Benson and Hedges Inc. Symphony of Fire - Toronto.

Musical fireworks competition. International competitors from the U.S., Portugal, Germany, Spain & Italy.

June 18,25,29 & July 2, 6,9

Le Franco-Ontarian Festival - Ottawa.

Celebrates the Francophone cultures of the world, with the world’s best French artists gathering to perform on outdoor stages.

June 21 -26

Gold Rush Days - Dryden.

Craft market, concerts, multicultural foods, walleye masters, pancake breakfast, volleyball, fastball, fireworks.

June 22-July 3

International Freedom Festival -Windsor.

Midway, live entertainment, tug-acrossthe-river, Marine Day, basketball tournament, children’s day, fireworks, parade, flag raising, bed race, musical entertainment, parade.

June 22-July 4

Canadian Sunset - Ottawa

R.C.M.P. perform musical rides, dressage events, carriage driving, four-in-hand, sunset ceremonies.

June 24-July 1

Changing The Guard - Ottawa.

Colourful precision drill performed by Canada’s oldest regiments.

June 24 - August 28

Friendship Festival - Fort Erie - Buffalo.

Stage entertainment, military tattoo, highland games, horse show, waterfront events, air show, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, antiques, antique cars, dances. June 25-July 3

Barrie Balloon Festival - Barrie.

Hot air balloon competitions, concerts. June 29-July 3

Sail Toronto ‘94 - Toronto.

Harbourfront plays host to a fleet of over 25 sailing ships from Europe, the Pacific, the Atlantic seaboard and across the Great Lakes. Features 6 days of intensive public programming celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the age of sail. June 29-July 4

The Canada Day Celebration - Ottawa.

Star entertainers, pavilions of the provinces, fireworks over Parliament Hill commemorating Canada’s birthday.

July 1

Multicultural Festival - Kitchener.

Multicultural foods, display, garden, Island Craft Market, face painting, buskers, children’s activities, pony rides. July 1-3

Kingston Buskers Rendezvous -Kingston.

Street performers from around the world, over 20 busker stations daily, magicians, musicians, comedians, jugglers and mimes. July 7-10

Northern Lights Festival Boréal -Sudbuiy.

Wide variety of arts, crafts, visual artists, bilingual festival.

July 8-10

The Great Rendezvous - Thunder Bay.

Re-enactment of the arrival of the fur traders, hundreds of voyageur re-enactors from all over North America, demonstrations.

July 8-17

Antique and Classic Boat show -Gravenhurst.

Exhibition of vintage watercraft, antique outboard engines, art books, clothing. July 9

1994 Sudbury Gem and Mineral show -Sudbury.

18 wholesale and retail dealers, trading area, field collecting trip, identification booth, displays, exhibits and demonstrations, video theatre, metal detector and prospector’s displays, kid’s activities, silent auction, barbecue.

July 15-17

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Molson Indy - Toronto.

This 300km race on a 2.87km course through Exhibition Place and alone Lakeshore Blvd. is part of the Championship Auto Racing Teams series.

July 15-17

Medieval Festival - Orangeville.

Jousting, armoured foot combat, re-curve and longbow archery competition, live theatre, singers, dancers, musicians, medieval and modem merchants, Norse encampment, smithing, and children’s area.

July 16-17

Weengushk Celebration (Pow Wow) -Walpole Island.

North American Aboriginal performers of various First Nations demonstrating dances and explaining customs. Aboriginal dance competitions, crafts, jewellery and food.

July 16-17

Caribana - Toronto.

Colourful festival of Caribbean music, art and culture, parade.

July 18 - August 1

Bluebeny Festival - Sudbuiy.

Knights of Columbus country fair. Blueberry bake-off, Blueberry Festival Pace horse race, pancake breakfast, block party reunion, music, arts and crafts.

July 21-24

Leacock Heritage Festival - Orillia.

Leacock evening of humorous song, oldfashion picnic, children’s festival, antique sale, show and auction, historic tours of Leacock’s Mariposa, band concerts, theatre in the park, street dance, costume contests and literary competitions.

July 22 - August 1

“Champion of Champions” - Pow Wow -Ohsweken.

Competition in music, song and dance featuring traditional Aboriginal dancers from across North America, art and crafts exhibition, traditional foods.

July 23-24

Molson Canadian Light Hot Air Balloon Fiesta - London.

30 giant balloons, daily balloon launches, Molson Canadian Rocks entertainment, children’s entertainment, food.

July 28 - August 1

Fort Malden’s Militaiy Day - Amhertsbmg.

Various historical military units representing British and American soldiers demonstrate the art of being a soldier. July 31

112th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta -St. Catharines.

North America’s largest international rowing competition. 1500 competitors from North America and overseas.

August 37

21st Annual Alliston Potato Festival -Allison.

Parade, demolition derby, midway, dance, flea market, craft show and sale. August 57

Canadian Open Fiddle Contest -Shelburne.

41st annual competition, always held the weekend after Civic Holiday.

August 56

War of 1812 Re-enactment - Fort Erie.

August 6-7

Fergus Scottish Festival - Fergus.

Highland games, Scottish concert. Kirkin’o’ the Tartan, rugby tournament, Scottish traditions, sheep dogs, highland cattle, bands in concert, Scots country dancing, heavy events, mini seminars. August 12-14

Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto.

Oldest and largest annual exhibition in the world. Exhibits, midway, top name entertainers and, on the final 3 days, the Canadian International Air Show, the world’s largest.

August 19 - September 5

du Maurier Ltd. Classic - Ottawa.

Women’s golf tournament, Pro-Am and practice rounds, golf clinic, championship pro-am.

August 22-28

Tecumseh Green Giant Com Festival -Tecumseh.

Live entertainment, contests, carnival, arts and crafts, food booths, parade, festival tents.

August 25-28

Waterfowl Festival - Orillia.

Artists and carvers of waterfowl, market of related artwork and equipment, competitions and demonstrations.

August 26-28

du Maurier Ltd. Canadian Open Golf Championship - Oakville.

Glen Abbey Golf Club.

September 5-11

Binder TVvine Festival - Kleinburg.

Outdoor arts and crafts show, pioneer skills demonstration, old-fashioned food and entertainment.

September 10.

Art Galleiy of Ontario - Toronto.

From Cezanne to Matisse; great French paintings from the Barnes Foundation. The only Canadian City to Exhibit this. September 17 - December 31

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