Canadian National Exhibition (The CNE)

August 18 to September 4, 2017 at Exhibition Place. Visit the official website:

Let’s Go to The Ex!

A popular end-of-summer ritual, the Canadian National Exhibition offers a wide variety of colourful interactive experiences. Indulge in classic fair foods and kooky culinary concoctions. Flip inside out and upside down on a kaleidoscope of midway rides. Try your luck at vintage CNE games and the casino, then shop ’til you drop as you scoop up bargains galore.

Take in all the attractions including concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, international performances plus comedy and animal shows. Interact with park entertainers, farm animals, colourful characters in Kids World and so much more.

New in 2016: the CNE will launch with a special three-day event introducing the latest in innovations. The Innovation Garage will take place August 19 to 21 and will feature an Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition where Ontario’s most imaginative and inspiring young inventors will compete for prize money, including a $25,000 grand prize. The Innovation Garage will contain an Innovation Playground, which will showcase current advancements in consumer products, as well as inventor Meet & Greets and Maker Spaces. There will also be a speaker series with industry vanguards and the Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen. The event is free with admission to the CNE. Join the conversation at #cneinnovationgarage.

All the EXcitement culminates on Labour Day Weekend in a thrilling three-day air show, featuring the Canadian Snow Birds and more. Memories are waiting to be made at the CNE where there is fun for the entire family. Visit for details!

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