It’s the year of festivals in Ontario – the food and drink kind. If you’re in the mood for a little beer hopping, there are a ton of beer festivals across the province almost every month. We’ve compiled a list of a few worth checking out.

Craft beers from across the province and more. From major annual festivals to smaller gatherings of beer lovers, here’s a list of beer festivals in Ontario this year:

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Because Beer Craft Beer Festival

Tickets are on sale for the “Because Beer” fest and it includes a complimentary sampling glass! According to organizers, single-day Tickets include two 4-ounce sampling tokens and weekend vouchers come with four 4-ounce sampling tokens. Want more? Additional tokens can be purchased on-site.

When: July 14-15, 2023, starting at 4 PM
Where: 64 Leander Drive, Hamilton

Beerfest 2023

The fourth annual craft beer festival is hitting up Timmins, Ontario this May. Sample unique brews and enjoy food from local vendors, music by local artists, and enjoy arcade games.

When: May 13, 2023, from 1 PM to 8 PM
Where: McIntyre Curling Club – 85 McIntyre Road, Timmins, ON

Great Ontario Beer Festival

It’s the Great Ontario Beer Festival back for its second year! Kitchener is hosting the popular event, welcoming breweries and distilleries from four different Ontario regions. Tier two tickets are now on sale and start at $14.50.

When: June 3, 2023
Where: 400 East Avenue – The Aud (Centennial Field), Kitchener, ON

Mississauga Creative Craft Beer Festival

Expect over 20 different craft breweries, food vendors, large games, and the best live music. Don’t miss out on the Mississauga Creative Craft Beer Festival and get your tickets asap.

When: June 16-17, 2023
Where: Small Arms Inspection Building – 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E. Mississauga 

Muskoka 2/4 Craft Beer Festival

Hosted on Victoria Day weekend, the craft beer festival brings the best live music, food, and vibes all under one roof. Explore over 50 different craft beers and find your new favourite drink. Tickets include three Beer Coupons and the official Festival Mug.

When: May 20, 2023, 11 AM to 6 PM
Where: River Mill Park – 10 King Street Huntsville, ON

Quench Craft Beer Festival

Visit St. Catharines on Sunday, June 18, and check out 25 of Ontario’s finest craft beverage producers at the Quench Craft Beer Festival. For the brewery list and tickets, click here.

When: June 18, 2023
Where: Market Square, 91 King Street – St. Catharines, ON

YGK Craft Beer Fest

Live music, food and local brews, the YGK Craft Beer Fest is back at Kingston’s most historical landmark. Fort Henry will host the event, featuring a ton of food vendors, local breweries, and more. Tickets can be purchased here.

When: June 10, 2023
Where: 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston