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Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival, Toronto

2023 calendar of craft beer festivals in Ontario

A hand holding a mug of beer with the CN Tower in the background.

Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival, Toronto

Companies like Carling, Labatts and Sleeman Brewing were first established in the early 1800s, paving the way for the wide variety of craft brewers today.

Celebrate Ontario’s rich beer culture and explore exciting new flavours with fellow beer lovers at a local craft beer festival.

Note: tickets to these events sell out quickly so get yours before it’s sold out. Age restrictions apply.

Roundhouse Craft Beer Winter Festival

One of Toronto’s favourite winter events, Steam Whistle Brewing and the Toronto Railway Museum invite you to the annual apres-ski-themed outdoor beer festival. Pull out your most retro ski attire, and your warmest woollies, toques and mitts and join fellow beer-lovers in celebration of Ontario’s amazing craft brews and ciders.

When: March 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto

Winter Beer Festival – Burlington

Escape the winter blues with great brews. Celebrate the pairing of craft beer and local food, each ticket gets you entry to the event and 6-oz beer/cider/wine samples at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre.

When: March 3-4, 2023
Where: 3063 South Service Road, Burlington

Beerfest 2023

Held at the McIntyre Curling Club, this annual event welcomes breweries from across Ontario to showcase their flagship and seasonal brews.

When: check back for the exact dates
Where: Timmins

Bayfield Beer and Food Festival

Sample local craft beer and wine and enjoy restaurant fare and live music at this annual event held at the Bayfield Arena in Huron County.

Get your tickets in advance.

When: May 13, 2023
Where: 4 Jane Street Bluewater, Bayfield

The Georgian Bay Craft Beer Brewing Festival

Trestle Brewing Company will again host this two day extravaganza featuring great food, music, entertainment and of course, the best craft beer in the region. Look for brews from Sawdust City Brewing Company, Quayle's Brewery, Canvas Brewing Company, Katalyst Brewing, Duntroon Cyder House, Canvas Brewing Company, Black Bellows Brewing Company and Trestle Brewing Company.

Buy tickets in advance. Tickets include entry as well as a branded glass and two beverage tokens.

When: May 13 – 14, 2023
Where: 9 Great North Road, Parry Sound

Muskoka 2/4 Craft Beer Festival

The laid-back cottage country culture of Muskoka goes hand-in-hand with refreshing craft beer. Enjoy the long weekend at River Mill Park along the Muskoka River with music, food and a variety of flavourful beers, including local favourite, Muskoka Brewery. Advanced tickets available.

When: May 20, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 10 King Street, Huntsville

YGK Craft Beer Fest

Back at long last, the YGK Craft Beer Fest at Fort Henry’s beer garden brings some of the area’s favourite craft breweries together along with a line-up of great local bands. Previous participating Kingston-based breweries include MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co., Riverhead Brewing Company, Skeleton Park Brewing, Daft Brewing, Fine Balance Brewing Company, as well as Hard Way Cider Co.

When: June 10, 2023
Where: 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston

The London Beer Fest

Sample some of the best craft beer from Southwestern Ontario Ontario at the Covent Garden Market in downtown London. The festival will also feature diverse food and local music. Look for some of London’s favourite brews and ales from Stone Stayed Brewing Co., London Brewing Co-op, Anderson’s Craft Ales, Powerhouse Brewing Co., Curley Brewing Co. and Forked River. 

When: check back for the exact dates
Where:  Covent Garden's Rotary Square and on Talbot Street between King Street and Market Lane

Great Ontario Beer Festival

Craft beers from four different Ontario regions will be participating, plus a selection of ciders and spirits. Add great food, live music and entertainment into the mix for a guaranteed good time.

When: June 3, 2023
WhereThe Aud (Centennial Field), Kitchener

Toronto Craft Beer Festival

Toronto’s largest craft beer event takes place along the waterfront on Ontario Place West Island this summer featuring a variety of independent craft breweries, cideries and distilleries, food vendors and live music.

When: check back for the exact dates
Where: 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto

North on Tap Craft Beer Festival

Catch up with your favourite local breweries and discover some new ones during the North on Tap Craft Beer Festival, on the shores of Lake Temiskaming. Enjoy the food vendors, live music and join in the ‘Hop To It’ five-kilometre beer run. Among others returning are Full Beard Brewing Co., Whiskeyjack Beer Company and Underground Brewing.

When: July 8, 2023
Where: 325 Farr Drive, Haileybury, Temiskaming Shores

Because Beer Craft Beer Festival

Head to Pier 4 Park for some of Hamilton and area’s best breweries, along with live music.

From Bench Brewing Co. in Beamsville to Wishbone Brewing Co. in Waterford, the line-up of participating craft breweries and cideries has been impressive. In the past, local favourites included Clifford Brewing Co., Collective Arts Brewing, Fairweather Brewing Co., Grain & Grit Beer Co. and Merit Brewing.

When: July 14-15, 2023
Where: 64 Leander Drive, Hamilton

BrewHa! Craft Beer Festival

Gather on the shores of Lake Superior at Prince Arthur’s Landing for Thunder Bay’s annual BrewHa!, a round-up of great food, entertainment and craft beer, from the likes of local Dawson Trail Craft Brewery and Sleeping Giant Brewing Company and more.

When: check back for exact dates
Where: Sleeping Giant Parkway, Thunder Bay

Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest

The crown jewel of Ontario’s beer festivals, Kitchener Waterloo’s, or KW as it’s affectionally called, annual Oktoberfest is Canada’s largest Bavarian event with Kitchener City Hall with traditional German tracht (outfits), dancing, food, festivities and beer.

When: September – October, 2023
Where: 200 King Street West, Kitchener

Keep the celebration going at more food and drink festivals in Ontario.

Last updated: March 20, 2023

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