Annual Festivals & Events
Event image – Drumfest – Head Lake Park
No matter what time of year…
There is always something fun happening in the Haliburton Highlands. Click through each season to discover some of our area’s major annual events and festivals. You’ll find a wide variety to choose from, bike races, studio tours, agricultural fairs, live music and performing arts, seasonal craft fairs, and so much more.
Spring & Maple Syrup Season
This free, family-friendly, two-day event and is the perfect way to celebrate spring and the annual. First weekend of April.
There are 3 locations starting May long weekend and running till Thanksgiving.
Haliburton County Fair
A country fair with music, horse pulls and show with lots for the whole family to do. JUNE
Summer’s the time to Explore
Truck Pull and Show & Shine
Bring out your trucks big and small. JUNE
Haliburton Summer Festival
Community theatre company, producing live dramatic and musical productions. JULY through AUG
Highlands East Studio Tour
A quality studio tour of fine arts and crafts amidst the breathtaking scenery and the quaint communities.
Tour De Forest
The summer artist studio tour that is a road trip, experience and an opportunity to learn. AUG
Markets, live music, workshops, special deals, and more, the Garlic Festival has something for everyone.. AUG
Haliburton Art and Craft Festival
It’s a well curated art fair that’s been a highlight of summer next to Head Lake for over 60 years. JULY
Provides a family oriented, kid-friendly, volunteer-rich, fun, affordable, hands-on, memorable summer event with a glimpse of times past. AUG
Fall leaves make for Nature’s canvas
The Studio Tour – Haliburton Highlands
Artists of many mediums, welcome you to their studios in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands.. First two weekends of OCT
Canada’s toughest off-road race since 1953. The Event is centered in the village of Gooderham. SEPT
Hurtin in Haliburton
A gravel biking relay race held at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. SEPT
Canada’s largest hiking festival! You will be able to join guided hikes and experience the history, culture and natural beauty of the area. SEPT
Winter in the Highlands
Holiday Markets & Festivals
A fabulous way to check off those on your holiday shopping list, enjoy a festive outing with friends or family, and celebrate the holiday season. NOV – DEC
Haliburton Forest Poker Run
Participants will ride the trails via snowmobile or ATV visiting our 5 shelter cabins. FEB
Hike Haliburton – Winter Edition
More than just traditional snowshoeing; heavily integrating the arts, culture, heritage and foodie experiences to truly showcase the area. FEB
Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival
The Snowball is to provide affordable family oriented entertainment, and to bring the community together for a day filled with activity and fun. Family Day Weekend
No matter who your Valentine is, the Cupid’s Carnival is dedicated to all the things we LOVE about winter! Mid FEB
Visit our calendar for full details and listings of events & happenings around the Haliburton Highlands… or if if you are looking for music, check out our live entertainment page.