Weekend events and festivals in and around Guelph including festivals family activities, activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.
Weekend Events, Festivals & Activities: September 20 to 22, 2019
I. Family Events and Activities
Frozen in Time
Featuring a 3 character cast of the Snow Queen, the Ice Princess, and their lovable friends. Join them as they go back in time to tell their story as you sing-a-long with them to all your favourite songs. Details
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 11:00 AM
River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph
$32.50 to $45.00
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Parkview’s Fall Carnival
There will be inflatables, games, prizes, a food truck & more! Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Parkview Church, 89 Speedvale Ave E., Guelph
Fall Farm Fun
Enjoy: Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Wagon Rides, Pedal Carts, Cedar Spiral, Sand Pit, Corn Maze – 5 acres with over 3 miles (4.8 kms) of paths, Puppet Show – “Strom’s Pumpkin of a Show” shows at 11:00, 1:00 & 2:30, Pumpkin Chuckin’ – 3 pumpkins to launch included in fee. Additional pumpkins available for purchase., Human Foosball. Details
Saturdays & Sundays, Thanksgiving Monday, September 21 – October 27, 2019 | 9:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Strom’s Farm, 5089 Wellington Road 32, Guelph
Ages 4 and up: $14.00 + HST
Ages 3 & under: No Charge
II. Performing Arts
LAUGHING LIKE CRAZY
Laughing Like Crazy is a presentation featuring stand-up comedy performances by the newest graduates of Guelph’s Laughing Like Crazy Program completed in 2019.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 1:30 PM
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph
- Rob Knaggs on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM @ Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph | $15.00
- KW Big Band Theory Concert on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM @ Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC), 75 Cardigan Street, Guelph | $30.00
- ¡Mayday! Fire In The Sky Tour on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 PM @ Red Papaya Thai and Grill, 55 Wyndham Street North, Guelph | $25
- The Sun Harmonic on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM @ Rendall House, Guelph
- Jacob Moon Live on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM @ Royal City Evangelical Missionary Church, 50 Quebec St, Guelph
- Avery Raquel Trio on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM @ Manhattans Music Club, 951 Gordon St, Guelph
Home opener vs. Ottawa 67s
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30PM
Sleeman Centre, 50 Woolwich St., Guelph
vs. Western Mustangs
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 1:00 PM
University of Guelph, Alumni Stadium, 15 Lang Way, Guelph
Terry Fox Run
The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event to raise money for cancer research, held in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. Everyone is welcome to participate. While the Run does not have an entry fee or minimum donation, we do ask for all participants to try to fundraise or please make a donation.
Sunday September 15, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Silvercreek Park, Wellington and Edinburgh South
IV. Festivals, Exhibitions, Food & Other Events
The festival invites “seasoned” vegetarians and vegans, those curious about adopting a plant-based lifestyle, and anyone wanting to enjoy a fun, local event. Our aim is to empower people to make positive changes in the way they eat and live. Vegfest Guelph 2019 will feature a variety of speakers, food demonstrations, nonprofit exhibitors, vendors, children’s activities, music, and fabulous animal-friendly (vegan) food. Details
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Riverside Park, 709 Woolwich Street, Guelph
FREE / $2 suggested donation
Guided walking tours through Woodlawn Memorial Park that include special encounters with some of the characters who helped shape Guelph’s history.
Walter Buchanan – 1866 to 1947, Woodlawn Cemetery Commissioner
Ann Sutherland Brooks – 1900 to 1996, Poet
Charles Romaine – 1820 to 1904, Liquor inspector
Robert Wallace Robertson – 1838 to 1876, Miller
George Drew – 1994 to 1973, lawyer, politician, Premier
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Tours depart from the Mausoleum at 1:00 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 1:40 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:20 p.m.
Each tour is approximately 90 minutes. Approximately 1.5 km walking length with breaks.
Woodlawn Memorial Park, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph
Guelph Food Bank Fundraising Garage Sale, Silent Auction, & BBQ.
Come check out the city’s largest garage sale event!
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Guelph Food Bank, 100 Crimea St., Guelph
Aberfoyle Antique Market Special Show
Look for 90+ special guest dealers who join our fine season regulars. That’s 150+ unique dealers to browse through, rain or shine.
Saturday, September 21, 2019| 8:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Aberfoyle Antique Market, 57 Brock Road South, Puslinch (Guelph)
$8 admission per adult
Guelph Fall Handmade Market
Shop through dozens of talented handmade artisans.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Old Quebec Street Shoppes, 55 Wyndham Street North, Guelph
Admission is by donation
GAC Historical Walking Tour: Altar and Hearth
Visitors will get a glimpse of the Victorian era in Guelph. Covering the area west of Norfolk Street, between Essex Street and London Road, the tour includes several historic stone churches and many historic homes representing a variety of architectural styles.. Details
Sunday September 22, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Guelph Public Library, 100 Norfolk St., Guelph
Eatstreet: A Moveable Brunch
This Saturday morning food tasting and cultural walking tour will start at the Guelph Farmers’ Market for a deep dive into Guelph’s agricultural roots. We’ll get a sample from a few different market purveyors and then head off throughout several stops in downtown Guelph. A bit of sweet, some savoury, a World of Taste, and much fun in between.
Guelph Farmers’ Market (Taste of Craft, Rodolfo’s Rebel Foods, Feng’s Dumplings) | Tomme Cheese Shop | The Olive Experience | Crafty Ramen | Killer Cupcakes Goremet | Guelph Caribbean Cuisine.
Saturdays, 2019 | 9:30 AM
Various locations, Downtown Guelph
Meet at the NW entrance to the Guelph Farmers’ Market at the corner of Gordon and Wilson streets. Near the Bike lock-up!
$50 + charges
Royal City Brewing- Summer Tours & Tastings
Join us this summer for a brewhouse tour & guided beer tasting by one of our wonderful, beer-educated staff! Tickets include an hour long tour of our brewhouse & guided beer tasting. Your guide will discuss with you the basics of brewing, general beer and style history as well as details of Royal City’s specific process & brands. There will be time for questions too! You will also receive a beer glass to take home & a coupon for a beer on us at one of our many favourite local Guelph restaurants. Details
Saturdays, through September 29, 2019 | 1 PM
Royal City Brewing Co., 199 Victoria Road South, Guelph
Art as Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience
The exhibition, Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience, will open on August 2, 2019 in conjunction with the performance of John Galt and The Instant City, a musical theatre production that navigates Galt’s background as a writer and Colonist. Both the exhibition and the performance will question Galt’s positionality in the context of our local Indigenous history and the impact of colonization that continues to shape Guelph today. Details
Through Sunday Dec. 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph
Turning Point – Art by Mike Salisbury
MIKE SALISBURY studied at the Toronto School of Art in the late 1980’s and was founder of the Toronto Student Art Gallery in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto. A graduate of University of Guelph and OALA Landscape Architect, he specializes in the design of playable sculpture and children’s playscapes. Mike creates multimedia artwork with a drawing style consisting of one continuous unbroken line to create rich and complex images that communicate a surprising degree of emotional expression. Details
Saturday August. 31 to Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 7pm – 9pm
Silence Sounds, 46 Essex St, Guelph
Farmers’ Markets & Other Ongoing Markets
- Guelph Farmers’ Market on Saturdays | 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM @ 2 Gordon Street, Guelph
- Sunday Antique Market on Sundays, through Octobe 27, 2019| 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ Aberfoyle Antique Market, 57 Brock Road South, Guelph | $2/adult
- Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, through October 19, 2019 | 8:00 AM @ 23 Brock Rd S, Guelph