Celebrate Ontario 2020 is Now Accepting Applications

Celebrate Ontario 2020 is Now Accepting Applications
Applications can be submitted for Celebrate Ontario 2020 funding until January 21st, 2020 at 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Program Objectives

Celebrate Ontario supports programming improvements at new and existing festivals and events that attract tourists for longer stays, create great experiences for visitors and support communities across Ontario.

Applications must demonstrate:
  • Programming improvements that increase tourist visits and spending
  • A strategy to grow the event’s tourism attendance and an evidence-based rationale for the proposed programming improvements
  • Strong community and regional economic development focus
  • Confirmed tourism, business and community partnerships that encourage increased spending and overnight stays in the host community
  • Strong organizational and leadership capacity with proven ability to deliver the project
  • Contributions to rural, northern, non-peak season, Francophone and Indigenous event development.


During December 2019, online information sessions are being held via webinar and teleconference.  Visit the website for dates and to register.

There have been some changes made to the program, so visit the website to view the Application Guide about eligibility, funding priorities and program details.



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