Art, Culture and Outdoor Fun

Art, Culture and Outdoor Fun

Arts and Culture

The City of Guelph and Wellington County are known for rich architectural heritage, a vibrant cultural life and wonderful assortment of music festivals and events. Guelph and Wellington are home to festivals, cultural events and celebrations. The City of Guelph Arts and Culture page gives an overview of the activities on offer.


  • Hillside Festival is a family friendly music festival held every year at Guelph Lake.
  • Guelph Dance is a festival held every year in different venues across the city, giving everyone the opportunity to see amazing performances.
  • The Guelph Jazz Festival presents innovative jazz and creative improvised music in a community setting. It includes free concerts in downtown Guelph.

Outdoor Fun

  • Check out the many Conservation Areas to visit in Guelph Wellington which offer hiking, swimming camping and other outdoor activities.
  • Ignatius Farm has beautiful walking trails and also sells fresh vegetables and rents out Community Garden plots for those who want to grow their own fruits and veggies.
  • The City of Guelph has an extensive system of parks and trails for you to explore.
  • The University of Guelph Arboretum is a great place to go for a walk or take a guided tour to learn about art, botany, wildlife and gardening.
  • Starkey Hill Conservation Lands offers a 4km trail through forest and wetland areas.