Wiarton - What's On

Wiarton, Ontario is known throughout Canada for the Wiarton Willie Festival in February. While a primary destination for visitors and tourists in the summer months, there is always something to see or do year round. Wiarton hosts several festivals and events in both Winter and Summer. Search for upcoming events on the left hand navigation or click on "Upcoming Events" to view.

Add Your Tourism Event

Let us help you publicize your tourism type event through our free online database of events. We offer these listings as a free service for events within South Bruce Peninsula and communities within a 1/2 hour drive of South Bruce Peninsula (additional specific communities are listed on the community drop down menu within our event submission form). Due to the high volume of event submissions, we have recently downsized our event coverage area. Please note that Bruce County Tourism website and Grey County Tourism website accept event submissions for their respective areas of coverge. To have your events considered for inclusion in our events database, complete an online form using the button at the bottom of this page. Before submitting an event, please check to see if it is already in the database of events.

All appropriate events that meet our criteria (see various criteria below) will be entered into the tourism events database (after processing and activation) at the discretion of the South Bruce Peninsula Tourism Staff. We reserve the right to edit and/or refuse any events submitted. The South Bruce Peninsula Tourism Department may also opt to use this event information while compiling their events readings for other event listings and/or for their event listings handouts and postings at the Tourist Information Offices. By submitting events to our online events database, consent for these uses is implied. Should we opt to use your information for any of these various purposes, there would be no cost to you for this additional promotion of your event.

General Criteria

  • Events must be submitted through the online  Add Your Event link (then the Event Submission Form)
  • Only one event may be submitted per form
  • The event must be an event that people can physically attend and the event must be open to the general public
  • The event must be run by a non-profit or a charitable group/club/organization and/or be an event that is offered at no cost to the public and/or be a fundraiser type event and/or be an event that is donating the proceeds to a non-profit group or charitable organization
  • Event dates must be final; tentative dates are not acceptable
  • Descriptions must be in sentence form.  There is a short description and a long description (labelled content) box to fill in.  Please be brief
  • Events should be submitted at least three weeks prior to the event to ensure enough time for us to process then post the event information and to ensure adequate notice of the event to the public
  • Cancellations/changes must be submitted at least one week in advance of event occurrence
  • Event must commence and end within the same calendar year

Content Criteria

  • Details:  Information must be directly related to event and can not contain any sort of advertising, religious or political editorials, or solicitations.  Messages must be free of slander, obscenities, and other material that may be considered unlawful
  • Content:  Information should be concise and entries must include the name of event (or title), event date(s), the community the event is being held in, brief description of the event and your full contact information
  • Format: Use plain text only!  Do not include graphics or formatting such as bolded text, underlined text, italics, fancy fonts, coloured fonts or capital letters (however, acronyms are acceptable)
  • Style: All submissions should be checked (by the person submitting the information) for spelling, grammar and accuracy of names, titles, dates, contact information, etc.  Please note that submissions may be modified during processing, but not fact checked for accuracy of names, phone numbers, e-mail, web addresses, or related information