Winner of the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts and “one of the country's most visionary musical events” (Globe and Mail), the Guelph Jazz Festival and Colloquium presents five days of innovative world-class music.
It features a concert series showcasing Canadian and international artists, a free downtown jazz tent on the Saturday of the festival weekend and numerous other concerts at a variety of community venues, including churches and galleries.
A highlight is Nuit Blanche, an all-night extravaganza of world class musicians playing until dawn.
The Eden Mills Writers' Festival was founded in 1989 and has taken place annually ever since. New and established writers of all genres come to the village of Eden Mills where you can bring a blanket, lie on the grass, and take in stories of both award-winning and soon-to-be-discovered authors.
Live music entertains between sets, and delicious refreshments can be enjoyed in the tented food court.
Launched in 2004, the festival sponsors Rides for Readers, which provides free entry and transportation to the festival for new community members.
The Guelph Festival of Moving Media features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint of day-to-day events.
Within the scope of their screenings, the festival is committed to providing a venue for the work of diverse international artists and activists whose work is not necessarily considered “mainstream”.