1) Kinky Boots
(August 3 – 20)
A chance encounter with a dazzling drag queen spurs a sparkling idea in this hit musical. An award-winning musical that reminds us when we change our minds, we change the world.
Location: Hamilton Family Theatre, Cambridge | More Info: draytonentertainment.com
2) Cambridge Ribfest & Craft Beer Show
(August 11 – 13)
Celebrate the BEST summer has to offer! Enjoy mouth-watering barbequed ribs and chicken, an incredible selection of Ontario
craft-brewed beer, plus live entertainment and a Kids Fun Zone – all in the atmosphere of Riverside Park. Life doesn’t get much better!
Location: Riverside Park, 49 King St W | More Info: cambridgeribandbeerfest.com
3) Hillside Festival
(July 28 – 30)
It’s our 40th anniversary! Weekend and day passes are on sale for Hillside 2023. See you on the island!
Location: Guelph Lake Island Guelph, Ontario | More Info: hillsidefestival.ca/lineup-2023
4) Riverfest Elora
(August 18 – 20)
Riverfest Elora, held along the majestic banks of the Grand River, is an annual celebration of music, art, and community. Children under 12 get in FREE at this family-friendly fest.
Location: Bissell Park, 127 E Mill St Centre Wellington, ON | More Info: riverfestelora.com
5) Lucknow Music in the Fields
(August 24 – 26)
With the support of local businesses, service clubs, residents, and volunteers – our festival has developed from a Kinsmen event into a community event. Its success is built upon our county’s cooperative and supportive nature, with over 600 volunteers helping run our event every year.
Location: Graceland Festival Grounds, 577 Walter Street Lucknow, ON | More Info: musicinthefields.ca
6) Kitchener Blues Festival 2023
(August 10 – 13)
It’s Free! You can enjoy world-class blues performances in a great urban setting for free! Our Thursday night fundraising concert is the only ticketed event. You can also contribute to the success and sustainability of the Festival by donating at one of our donation stations.
Location: Clock Tower, 69 Joseph St | More Info: kitchenerbluesfestival.com
7) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
July 12 – August 5
By turns dazzling, explosive, and electrifying, Joseph is truly a technicolour triumph! Journey back to the ancient land of Canaan for an enchanting story of faith and forgiveness as the biblical tale of Joseph is chronicled with sparkling wit, irreverence, and imagination.
Location: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse – 40 Benjamin Rd. E. | More Info: draytonentertainment.com
8) Guelph Ribfest
August 25 – 27
The Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium is proud to be hosting its 25 annual Ribfest fundraiser. As with many other Rotary events, one of our objectives is to raise funds for the community and Ribfest is our primary fundraising activity. However, we also want to offer an enjoyable family-oriented event. In addition to Ribbers, food concessions and entertainment, this year we also include an area where artisans can sell their products
Location: Riverside Park, 709 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON | More Info: ribfestguelph.com/events