Calendar of Craft Beer Festivals in Ontario
Explore exciting new flavours and celebrate Ontario’s rich beer culture with fellow beer lovers at a local craft beer festival. Cheers to great beer!
Note: tickets to these events sell out quickly so get yours before it’s sold out. Age restrictions apply.
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 downtown Huntsville’s Canvas Brewing Co. For the gin and tonic aficionados, Georgian Bay Spirit Co. will also be participating this year.
When: May 21, 2022
Where: 10 King Street, Huntsville
Back at long last, the YGK Craft Beer Fest at the Fort Henry beer garden brings some of the area’s favourite craft breweries together with a line-up of local bands like The Wilderness, Augusta, The Backsteps, ISØBEL, Reckless & Banded and Julia Finnegan. 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 11, 2022
Where: 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston
Sample some of the best craft beer from Southwestern Ontario at this new event being held 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: June 24-26, 2022
Where: Covent Garden's Rotary Square and on Talbot Street between King Street and Market Lane
Choose from over 120 different beers from over 40 Ontario breweries including local Waterloo Brewing, TWB Cooperative Brewing and Counterpoint Brewing Co., plus a selection of ciders and spirits. Add great food, live music and entertainment into the mix for a guaranteed good time.
When: June 24-25, 2022
Where: Bingemans, Kitchener
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. GTA natives include Founder’s Original, Harmon’s Craft Brewing, Henderson Brewing Co., Great Lakes Brewery, Leftfield Brewery and Common Good Beer Co.
When: June 24-26, 2022
Where: 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto
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 9, 2022
Where: 325 Farr Drive, Haileybury, Temiskaming Shores
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 is staggering! Local favourites include Clifford Brewing Co., Collective Arts Brewing, Fairweather Brewing Co., Grain & Grit Beer Co. and Merit Brewing.
When: July 15, 2022
Where: 64 Leander Drive, Hamilton
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: August 5-6, 2022
Where: Sleeping Giant Parkway, Thunder Bay
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 23 – October 15, 2022
Where: 200 King Street West, Kitchener
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: late February – early March, 2023
Where: 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
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 17 - 18, 2023
Where: 3063 South Service Road, Burlington
Held at the McIntyre Curling Club, this annual event welcomes breweries from across Ontario to showcase their flagship and seasonal brews.
When: early May, 2023
Last updated: August 30, 2022