Annual Festivals & Events

Event image – Haliburton County Fair – Minden Fairgrounds

No matter what time of year…

There is always some fun festivals & events happening in the Haliburton Highlands. Click through each season to discover some of our area’s major annual festivals & events. 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

Maple Weekend

This free, family-friendly, two-day event and is the perfect way to celebrate spring and the annual. First weekend of April.

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Farmers Markets

There are 3 locations starting May long weekend and running till Thanksgiving.

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Haliburton County Fair

A country fair with music, horse pulls and show with lots for the whole family to do. JUNE

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Summer’s the time to Explore

Truck Pull and Show & Shine

Bring out your trucks big and small. JUNE

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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

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Tour De Forest

The summer artist studio tour that is a road trip, experience and an opportunity to learn. AUG

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Canada Day Celebrations

Throughout the Haliburton Highlands you will find things to do… Live Entertainment, Kids Activities, Fishing, Hourseshoes, Fireworks and more…

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Haliburton Summer Festival

Community theatre company, producing live dramatic and musical productions. JULY through AUG

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Minden Pride

A week-long festival in August celebrates the diversity of our community, and helps promote the message of dignity, respect and inclusivity.

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Highlands East Studio Tour

A quality studio tour of fine arts and crafts amidst the breathtaking scenery and the quaint communities.

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Wilberforce Fair

Provides a family oriented, kid-friendly, volunteer-rich, fun, affordable, hands-on, memorable summer event with a glimpse of times past. AUG

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Garlic Festival

Markets, live music, workshops, special deals, and more, the Garlic Festival has something for everyone.. AUG

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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

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Corduroy Enduro

Canada’s toughest off-road race since 1953. The Event is centered in the village of Gooderham. SEPT

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Hurtin in Haliburton

A gravel biking relay race held at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. SEPT

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Hike Haliburton

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

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Haliburton International Film Festival

3 days of movies from around the world… NOV

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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

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Haliburton Forest Poker Run

Participants will ride the trails via snowmobile or ATV visiting our 5 shelter cabins. FEB

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Hike Haliburton – Winter Edition

More than just traditional snowshoeing; heavily integrating the arts, culture, heritage and foodie experiences to truly showcase the area. FEB

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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

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Cupid’s Carnival

No matter who your Valentine is, the Cupid’s Carnival is dedicated to all the things we LOVE about winter! Mid FEB

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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.