Festivals and Events

There are lots of reasons to visit Guelph/Eramosa! And if you live here, there are lots of things happening in your own backyard! 

Party in the Park - August 1, 2019!

Don't miss this annual event at Rockmosa Park, hosted by the Township of Guelph/Eramosa!

Fireworks, food trucks, live music, licensed area, children's activities and more!

For more information, visit our Party in the Park page.

Spring (March – May)

Eden Mills Arts Festival

May 25 & 26, 2019
Check out this show and sale of fine arts and crafts by over 25 artists. 
Visit website for list of locations!

Summer (June – August)

Rockwood Pioneer Day

June 8, 2019
Celebrate Rockwood's Rich Pioneer History at Lloyd Dyer Park! A full day of events and activities to delight and entertain!

Subaru Triathlon Series I

June 15-16, 2019
Athletes of all abilities will participate at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area and surrounding roads, which is a venue selection for its challenge and natural beauty.

Local Food Fest

June 23, 2019
Come out to a fun day celebrating local food and agriculture at Ignatius Jesuit Centre!
For more information on this event please click here.

Hillside Festival

July 12-14, 2019

Guelph Lake Conservation Area

(33rd Annual) The Hillside Festival A crowd of hands clapping along to music at a festivalis one of Canada’s best-loved music festivals and a three-day featuring a diverse blend of musical genres in a relaxed festival atmosphere. The Hillside Festival is a not-for-profit music festival that celebrates creativity through artistic expression, community engagement and environmental leadership.

Pirate Fest

August 3-5, 2019

A festival for the whole family!  Be a pirate for the day and play!  A full weekend of activities, including: a pirate bouncy ship, kids activities, archery, stories, magic, juggling and more!  Have a break in the pirate pub and enjoy food and drinks while listening to live music!


Subaru Triathlon Series II

August 31, 2019
Athletes of all abilities will participate at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area and surrounding roads, which is a venue selection for its challenge and natural beauty.

Fall (September – November)

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

A writer at a podium giving a reading at the Eden Mills Writers' FestivalSeptember 8, 2019
A nationally acclaimed and widely respected literary event, which takes place on the banks of the Eramosa River. Audiences of several thousand “come for the words” each year to enjoy readings and to visit Publishers’ Way, where publishers, booksellers, magazine producers and non-profit groups come to showcase their wares.
Photo credit:  Dan Harasymchuk Images

Strom's Harvest Fun Area

September - October, 2019 
Harvest Fun Area includes a corn maze, straw maze, wagon rides, puppet show, and pumpkin chuckin'!

Fall Wellington Rural Romp

September 28, 2019 
The Wellington Rural Romp is your chance to get up close to your food. Experience a day in the countryside, meet local farmers, eat, learn about food and experience agriculture’s bounty. At each location, you will find farmers and business owners who are passionate about bringing real taste and local food to you.


WINTER (December - February)

Rockwood Parade of Lights

December 12, 2019
Bundle up and enjoy a special evening with family and friends! Each year more than 200 farmers, their families and friends ride on floats in an amazing night time parade. Come to see antique and modern tractors and farm equipment adorned with lights and holiday decorations!

For more information about festival and events in Guelph/Eramosa and throughout Wellington County, check out the Wellington County Festival and Events Guide

Do you have an attraction or experience to add to this page? Let us know by contacting Legislative Services at 519-856-9596 ext. 107.