Ontario is an ideal destination for fans of event tourism, as there are very interesting holidays attracting guests from other countries all year round. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a permanent venue for the rather unusual theatrical holiday; the Shaw Festival is the only event of its kind in the world. It focuses solely on plays by English playwright; it has been held annually since 1962. The festival founder is Brian Doherty, one of local citizens.
Travelers who are fond of Shakespeare’s works are recommended to visit Stratford. It hosts the famous Theatre Festival that usually starts in April and continues until November. A lot of interesting events take place in Toronto, including Luminato Festival. During 10 days, all the main streets and outstanding landmarks of the city stand decorated with exquisite lighting. The beautiful festival covers different areas of art. Holiday guests can visit some interesting culinary and musical events, dance performances and a variety of exhibitions.
Toronto also hosts the famous jazz festival. The first festival was organized in 1987. Over the years, the event has been attended by more than 30,000 artists; the number of guests of the festival is approaching 10 million. Those preferring music of various genres would like Northern Lights Festival carried out in Sudbury. The festival is usually held in the first half of July; a huge stage is set on the shore of Lake Ramsey and guests are offered a variety of ethnic events and fairs.
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