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9 of The Best Craft Beer and Cider Festivals in Ontario to Attend This Summer 2018

Best Craft Beer Festivals in Ontario Summer 2018

The 9 Best Craft Beer and Cider Festivals to Attend This Summer 2018.


Craft beer.


Synonymous with local, fun, delicious and good times.


Below are 9 of the best craft beer and cider festivals that you and your friends will want to attend this summer.


1 | Canada’s Biggest All Ladies Beer Festival

Time(s): June 2nd from 6PM – 11PM

Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns , Toronto

Admission: $30 – $35


The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies presents Canada’s BIGGEST All Ladies Beer Festival on June 2nd! This will be their one and only festival this summer.


Society of Beer Drinking Ladies Past Bevies

2 | SESSION Toronto Craft Beer Festival

Time(s): June 9th from 1PM – 7PM

Location: Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto

Admission: $40 -$100 (get your tickets here)


Session Toronto is the official kickoff to Ontario Craft Beer Week!

Try over 100 different beers and enjoy amazing foods, beer education and live entertainment in downtown Toronto! Check out “Collaboration Nation” try the beer offerings and then vote for your favourite brewery/celebrity partnership.


Session Toronto Taps Media - Bruha Events in Toronto

3 | Collective Arts’ Liquid Art Festival

Time(s): June 15th – 16th with multiple sessions

Location: Collective Arts Brewery, Hamilton

Admission: $50 – $200


Collective Arts Brewing presents the 1st Annual Liquid Art Festival. 50+ Brewers. 2 Days. 3 Sessions. Live Art. Live Music.

Celebrate international beer, art, and music at the Collective Arts Brewery on June 15 & 16, 2018. Featuring emerging artists and art galleries, live art, screen printing, buskers, food trucks, a beer dinner, an international bottle shop, live music and a few of CA’s favourite brewer friends from around the world. Each brewery will be bringing & pouring their most unique + rare beers that have never landed in Canada before.


Craft Beer Festivals in Ontario This Summer - Liquid Art Festival


4 | Because Beer Craft Beer Festival

Time(s): July 13th – 15th with various times

Location: Pier 4 Park, Hamilton

Admission: $20 – $50

BECAUSE BEER is committed to bringing together craft beer brewers to showcase their product and their dedication to quality craft beer. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in enjoying and discovering craft beer – from adventurous craft beer aficionados to the casual beer drinker or beer lover.


9 best craft beer festivals this summer - because beer in Hamilton


5 | Durham Craft Beer Festival

Time(s): July 14th from 11:30AM – 8:30PM

Location: Buster Rhino’s, Oshawa

Admission: $20 – $75 (get your tickets here)


The Fifth Annual Durham Craft Beer Festival returns to Downtown Oshawa on July 14, 2018. Featuring a premier selection of Ontario Craft Brewers, the DCBF is a celebration of local talent, ingredients, and passion.  This year’s line-up is going to be the best one yet, with both returning favourites and exciting newcomers. There is an exclusive VIP access that starts at 11 am, with General Admission for the rest of the festival at 12:30 pm.


9 best craft beer festivals this summer - 5th annual durham craft beer festival

6 | Hop Chow Craft Beer and Food Pairing Festival

Time(s): July 28th

Location: TBA

Admission: $30 (get your tickets here)


Hop Chow is Toronto’s craft beer and food pairing festival! This unique food and drink pairing festival is presented in collaboration by Toronto’s Finest, Craft Beer Passport, and The Art of Craft Beer.


9 best craft beer festivals this summer - hop chow toronto

7 | SESSION Muskoka Craft Beer Festival

Time(s): August 4th from 1PM – 8PM

Location: Annie Williams Memorial Park, Bracebridge

Admission: $30 for general admission (get your tickets here)


The 10th annual SESSION Muskoka Craft Beer Festival. Try over 100 different beers and enjoy amazing foods, beer education and live entertainment in Muskoka!


9 best craft beer festivals this summer - Session Muskoka

8 | Toronto Cider Festival

Time(s): August 24th – 25th with multiple sessions

Location: Sherbourne Common, Toronto

Admission: Tickets range from $35 – $70 (get your tickets here)


On August 24th & 25th, 2018, winner of the Notable Best Festival Award, Toronto Cider Festival will be once again creating a unique environment by the waterfront, where Toronto’s vibrant community can kick back, relax and celebrate the end of summer with delicious ciders in hand!


Featuring over 100 kinds of cider from the best apple growing regions in Canada and around the world, delicious food, and live entertainment, this will be an event you won’t want to miss.


9 best craft beer festivals this summer - Toronto Cider Festival



9 | Leslieville Craft Beer Festival

Time(s): August 25th from 1PM – 8PM

Location: Dundas Street East from Logan Ave to Carlaw Ave, Toronto’s Leslieville

Admission: $25 (tickets coming soon)


Right in the heart of Leslieville, this beer festival shuts down Dundas Street East from Logan Ave  to Carlaw Ave for a good old fashioned neighborhood street party! Come and join this neighborhood festival as it features regional brewers, community food vendors and local artisans.


9 best craft beer festivals this summer - leslieville beer festival




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