Festivals and Events

There are lots of reasons to visit Guelph/Eramosa! And if you live here, there are lots of things happening in your own backyard! 


Spring (March – May)

Marden Marathon

April 12, 2014
Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, fun run
www.mardenmarathon.ca

Eden Mills Arts Festival

May 24 & 25, 2014
Check out this show and sale of fine arts and crafts by over 25 artists. 

Summer (June – August)

Rockwood Pioneer Day

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Celebrate Rockwood's Rich Pioneer History at Lloyd Dyer Park! A full day of events and activities to delight and entertain!
519-856-9819

Subaru Triathlon Series I

June 21-22, 2014
Athletes of all abilities will participate at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area and surrounding roads, which is a venue selection for its challenge and natural beauty.
www.trisportcanada.com

Local Food Fest

June 22, 2014
Come out to a fun day celebrating local food and agriculture at Ignatius Jesuit Centre!
http://www.guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca/2013-local-food-fest

Hillside Festival

July 25-27, 2014
A crowd of hands clapping along to music at a festivalHillside Festival is one of Canada’s best-loved music festivals and a three-day featuring a diverse blend of musical genres in a relaxed festival atmosphere. The Hillside Festival is a not-for-profit music festival that celebrates creativity through artistic expression, community engagement and environmental leadership.
hillsidefestival.ca

Guelph Township Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show

August 20, 2014
Come and experience a beautiful bounty of flowers.
www.guelphtwphortsociety.org

Subaru Triathlon Series II

August 30, 2014
Athletes of all abilities will participate at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area and surrounding roads, which is a venue selection for its challenge and natural beauty.

Fall (September – November)

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

A writer at a podium giving a reading at the Eden Mills Writers' FestivalSeptember 12-14, 2014 
(Main Event Sunday, September 14th 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
A nationally acclaimed and widely respected literary event, which takes place on the banks of the Eramosa River. Audiences of several thousand “come for the words” each year to enjoy readings and to visit Publishers’ Way, where publishers, booksellers, magazine producers and non-profit groups come to showcase their wares.

Photo credit:  Dan Harasymchuk Images

edenmillswritersfestival.ca

Fall Wellington Rural Romp

Locations and dates to be announced in June 2014
Celebrate the Fall Harvest by touring over a dozen Wellington County farms and markets on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the hearty eating of real food, the fall harvest and fresh-from-the-farm taste real delights that can be stored and enjoyed all winter long!

guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca

Taste Real Field Dinner

Locations and dates to be announced in June 2014
Celebrate the harvest season at the beautiful Nassagaweya Retreat in Moffat, Ontario. TasteReal is very excited to welcome Chef Lynn Crawford, star of Food Network Canada’s show Pitchin’ In, as the host of the event. Chef Lynn will be rolling up her sleeves and “pitching in” to the prepare the feast featuring local food!

guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca

Guelph Township Horticultural Society Fall Flower and Vegetable Show

October 21, 2014
Everyone is welcome to view the displays and hear the evening's speaker at the Marden Community Centre.
www.guelphtwphortsociety.org
 

WINTER (December - February)

Rockwood Parade of Lights

A photo of a float with lights and balloons at the Parade of LightsDecember 11, 2014
Bundle up and enjoy a special evening with family and friends! Each year more than 200 farmers, their families and friends ride on floats in an amazing night time parade. Come to see antique and modern tractors and farm equipment adorned with lights and holiday decorations!
www.rockwoodfarmersparade.org

Family Fun Day at the Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre

February 17, 2014
Hosted by the Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the Ariss Lions Club, this one-day event has fun-filled activities for the whole family, including indoor jumping castles, climbing walls, games and more!

More Details About Family Day at the RDAPC


Do you have an attraction or experience to add to this page? Let us know by contacting Legislative Services at 519-856-9596 ext. 107.