"Contributing to the Bundle" by STEPS, October 2. Photo credit: Samantha Beltran

Free Festival Events

The Ontario Culture Days Festival is an annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage taking place each fall across the province. This year’s Ontario Culture Days Festival will take place from September 23rd to October 16th, 2022. Find an event near you!

Events Listing
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Hubs are local partners that act as community leads for the festival. From regional galleries to your local culture department, these expert organizations are a friendly face during our festival. Be sure to visit the hub partners for their own cutting-edge arts programming, get connected to the local community, and start your festival adventure.

See the 2022 Festival Hubs

Creatives in Residence

The Creatives in Residence program is a key component of the Ontario Culture Days Festival, showcasing the vibrancy of the Ontario arts and culture community. Residents work in communities across Ontario to explore themes of access (or lack thereof) to resources such as food, community space, local history and technology.

See the 2022 Creatives in Residence

Spotlight Recognition Program

The Spotlight Recognition Program celebrates exemplary programming taking place each year as part of the Ontario Culture Days Festival. This year’s Spotlight categories celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of program organizers who have created engaging events for Ontario audiences.

Read About the Program