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Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival | Destination Ontario

Calendar of craft beer festivals in Ontario

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Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival | Destination Ontario

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.

Beer festivals in Southern Ontario

I (Heart) BEER & Taco Festival

Starting in February, the I Heart Beer team is rolling out a 10-city taco tour and craft beer festival across southern Ontario! Find the closest location to you.

When: February 17, 2024
Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes' Boulevard #1, Toronto

When: February 23-24, 2024
Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Line, Hamilton

When: March 1-2, 2024
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa

When: March 8-9, 2024
Where: Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

When: March 15-16, 2024
Where: RBC Place London, 300 York Street, London

When: March 23, 2024
Where: Niagara Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls

When: April 13, 2024
Where: Memorial Centre, 151 Lansdowne Street, Peterborough

When: April 20, 2024
Where: Leon’s Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way, Kingston

When: April 27, 2024
Where: The Sleeman Centre, 50 Woolwich Street, Guelph

When: May 25, 2024
Where: East Bayfield Community Centre, 80 Livingston Street East, Barrie

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, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto

Winter Beer Festival Burlington

Escape the winter blues with progressive craft beer paired with great local food.

Each ticket gets you entry to the event at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre and a complimentary winter beer festival glass.

When: March 8 - 9, 2024, Friday 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: 3063 South Service Road, Burlington

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.

When: Check back for 2024 dates 
Where: 4 Jane Street Bluewater, Bayfield

Durham Craft Beer Festival

Since 2013, Durham Region's this event bas been celebrating the best of Ontario craft beer.

When : Check back for 2024 dates 
Where: Children’s Arena, 155 Arena Street, Oshawa

YGK Craft Beer Fest

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: Check back for 2024 dates
Where: 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston

Mississauga Creative Craft Beer Festival

The annual Mississauga Creative Craft Beer Festival delivers three sessions featuring over 15 craft breweries, food vendors, games and music at the Small Arms Inspection Building.

Endorsed by the Ontario Craft Brewers Association. Get tickets in advance.

When: June 16-17, 2023
Where: 1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Quench Craft Beer Festival

Quench Craft Beer Festival is an annual Niagara Region craft beer event, featuring 25 producers from across the province of Ontario.

Enjoy a wide variety of craft beverages and live original music from Niagara artists at this family-friendly event in downtown St. Catharines.

When: Check back for 2024 dates
Where: 3 Garden Park, St. Catharines

The London Beer Fest

Celebrate Ontario Craft Beer Week at The London Beer Fest!

Sample some of the best craft beer from Southwestern Ontario at the Covent Garden Market Square in downtown London. The festival will also feature diverse food and local music. Free admission.

When: Check back for 2024 dates
WhereTalbot Street between King Street and Market Lane, London

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 2024
Where: 64 Leander Drive, Hamilton

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

One of Toronto’s favourite beer celebrations is back at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place with over 100 vendors and live music performances by top artists.

Get your tickets now!

When: July 26-28, 2024
Where: 100 Prince Edward Island Crescent, Toronto

PEC Craft Beer Festival

Take a break from wine tasting and sample local craft beer and cider in Prince Edward County.

This event is held at Base 31, a former air training base that’s been restored into a multi-purpose community venue.

When: Check back for 2024 dates 
Where: 26-343, County Rd 22, Picton

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. Prost!

When: September-October, 2024
Where: 200 King Street West, Kitchener

Head for the Hills Craft Beverage Festival

Head for the Hills is a day of craft beverage sampling, gourmet food and live music in the beautiful countryside at Trafalgar Sports Park.

When: September 2024
Where: 11494 Trafalgar Road Georgetown

Beer festivals in Muskoka and Central Ontario

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 18, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 10 King Street, Huntsville

Beer festivals in Northern Ontario


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

When: Check back for 2024 dates 
Where: Timmins

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 13, 2024
Where: 325 Farr Drive, Haileybury, Temiskaming Shores

BrewHa! Craft Beer Festival

Gather on the shores of Lake Superior in the Festival Area 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: July 5-6, 2024, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Sleeping Giant Parkway, Thunder Bay

Last updated: November 22, 2023

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