We can’t wait for the warm weather! With the snow finally out of sight, it’s time to get back out on the road and take in some of the best that Ontario has to offer. From food and drink to special interest festivals and more, these are some of our favourite festivals happening this spring for you and your family to enjoy!
Apple Pie Trail
When: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
Where: Multiple locations
Starting April 1, 2017, explore Grey and Simcoe Counties with the self-guided Apple Pie Trail! Participating cities and towns will have all sorts of apple-themed “trail stops” including events, food, demonstrations, history and more. You can see as much or as little as you want!
TIFF Kids International Film Festival
When: April 7 to April 23, 2017
Where: Toronto, Ontario
The world-renowned Toronto International Film Festival happens in September, but in the meantime, you can head to their Kids International Film Festival! It celebrates the power of film not just as entertainment, but for fostering ideas and celebrating young filmmakers.
Elora Vintage & Antique Show
When: April 22 to April 23, 2017
Where: Elora, Ontario
For fans of antiquing and flea markets, this is the place for you! The Elora Vintage & Antique Show is the premier antique event in Western Ontario, and features a wide range of collectors from Toronto to Windsor. Its location in scenic Elora makes it the perfect relaxing weekend escape.
Ottawa Poutinefest (World of Poutine)
When: May 4 to May 7, 2017
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Celebrate one of Canada’s most famous culinary delights! The second-annual Poutinefest brings foodies together in downtown Ottawa for entertainment, kids activities, cooking demonstrations, craft beer and, of course, poutine! Taste dozens of poutine combinations from around the world. And if you really love poutine, you can enter the poutine-eating contest!
Northern Ontario Expo
When: May 6 to May 7, 2017
Where: Timmins, Ontario
If you love all things sci-fi and pop culture but can’t make it down to San Diego’s Comic Con, the Northern Ontario Expo is a fantastic alternative. This two-day event celebrates all things geek culture (their tagline is “True North Strong and Geek!”) with events, cosplay and special guests.
And make sure your car is cleaned up and ready to go before heading out to one of these destinations! Get some spring cleaning tips for your car from Logel’s Auto Parts in Kitchener.