The Ontario Culture Days Festival is an annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage taking place each fall across the province. Each year, we work with organizers and artists of all disciplines to produce this province-wide festival.


Thank you to everyone who made the Ontario Culture Days Festival a success! From Sept 22 – Oct 15, Ontarians participated in arts and culture in their communities. Check out this recap video featuring a few of the many incredible 2023 Festival events.

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2023 Spotlight Recognition Program

The Spotlight Recognition Program celebrates exemplary programming taking place each year as part of the Ontario Culture Days Festival. Vote now for People’s Choice nominees!

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Creative in Residence Betty Carpick's workshop. Photo by Marc Doucette.

Send Us Your Best Shots

Whether you were an attendee or an organizer, we want to highlight the events put on this year during the 2023 Ontario Culture Days Festival.

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Creatives in Residence

Our eight Creatives in Residence are working in communities across the province to develop new community-engaged projects for Festival. This year, the Creatives in Residence series is inspired by themes of material culture.

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