Photo Credit: Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Can’t wait for the 2021 Ontario Culture Days Festival? Neither can we. Here are sneak peeks of some of the exciting events that have been registered early. Start saving the dates now!


World Cultural Dance showcase
World Cultural Dance, Thunder Bay
September 25-28, 2 PM-7 PM daily
, In-person

Experience amazing music and dance from countries across the world with this troupe of dedicated dancers. Be a part of their goal to share many different cultures and bring inclusiveness to the city–all you have to do is enjoy the show. Learn more.


Anastasia Full-Length Ballet with a Pre-Performance Discussion
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, Old Toronto,
October 8-9, 9am daily, Digital

Follow the daughter of a fallen Russian Tsar through the ballrooms of St. Petersburg, to the Russian Revolution, to captivity, and beyond. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s magical tale of the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia was filmed in 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the story and the 10th anniversary of the production. Journey with Anastasia from the comfort of your own home, and enjoy the pre-show digital roundtable with the creative team. Learn more.

Exhibition Of Inuit Carvings From Dorset 
Trias Gallery, Oakville
September 24-October 24, Wed to Sat 12 – 5pm, Sun to Tues by appointment, In-person

Stop by the gallery to view an outstanding selection of Inuit carvings from the Dorset Community in Baffin Island, with a special emphasis on young and mid-career artists to showcase the future talents of carving. Save your questions–the Director of Trias Gallery will be available to answer them and discuss the works. Learn more.


Chinese Cooking: Homemade Mooncake
City of Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Ste. Marie
October 7, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, In-person

Expand your culinary horizons with this well-loved cultural treat. A traditional Chinese dessert for the Mid-Autumn Festival, this hour-long event will teach participants how to make mooncakes from scratch. All ages are welcome. Call the Bay Street Active Living Center at 705-254-6474 for registration. Learn more.

Carousel Players’ Puppet Creation Workshop with Alexa Fraser
Silver Spire Church, St. Catharines
September 25, 10 AM-12 PM, In-person / Digital

Ever wanted to build your own giant puppet? Join Carousel Players and puppet designer, Alexa Fraser, for an exciting in-person puppet making workshop! Families and groups will be instructed on how to build their very own giant puppet with free materials. If you prefer to participate from home, feel free to pick up one of their puppet-building surprise kits and follow along with Alexa’s instructional videos! Learn more.


DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver 
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto
October 17, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Digital

Adventure with Kit, a very independent (and easily distracted) young beaver who loves to explore the sounds of the forest she lives in! This family-friendly short film will introduce viewers to the orchestra and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation of this animated short film. RSVP required. Learn more.

Call Me Human
Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Film Circuit, Aurora
September 26, 1:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Digital

This documentary boasts several accolades, including Winner of the Best Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver & Calgary International Film Festival. Be transported into a universe of emotions at this all-day screening featuring Joséphine Bacon, a writer, poet, storyteller, filmmaker and teacher of the Innu language. With charisma and sensitivity, she leads a fight against oblivion and the disappearance of a language, a culture and its traditions. Don’t forget to register for the post-film discussion, which takes place on September 27 at 7pm. Learn more.

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