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Aurora’s Ribfest returns to Machell Park

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​The tastiest event of the year starts on August 23 and features delicious food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Aurora’s Ribfest is all about the ribs, bibs and sauce! Mark your calendars now and enjoy the most anticipated event of the season filled with great food and fantastic live entertainment. This year’s headlining entertainment includes two iconic Canadian rock bands – Honeymoon Suite on Friday, August 23 and the Spoons on Saturday, August 24.

Admission to this event is free. Highlights include an inflatable midway, activities for the kids and a licensed beer garden operated by the Rotary Club of Aurora. Ribs won’t be the only food of choice. This year’s event features 13 food vendors offering many tasty options such as roasted corn on the cob, roasted yams, bloomin’ onions, churros, ice cream, BeaverTails® and more.

Additional activities to participate in include a Labyrinth Escape Room, mechanical bull riding and BATL Axe Throwing.


WHEN:   Friday, August 23 - 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.                                        Inflatable Midway - 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.                                          Rotary Club of Aurora Beer Garden - 4 p.m. to 10                    p.m.

                Saturday, August 24 - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.                                Inflatable Midway - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.                                        Rotary Club of Aurora Beer Garden - 12 p.m. to 10                  p.m.

                Sunday, August 25 - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.                                      Inflatable Midway - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.                                          Rotary Club of Aurora Beer Garden - 12 p.m. to 7                    p.m.

WHERE: Machell Park
                Yonge Street and Aurora Heights Drive

Aurora’s Ribfest 2019 has been generously sponsored by Aurora Home Hardware, Desjardins Insurance and Rent Source.

Parking is limited so please carpool when possible. For health and safety reasons, pets are not allowed to attend the event. Service animals are permitted. For more information on Aurora’s Ribfest, please visit aurora.ca/ribfest or call 905-726-4762.

Aurora's Ribfest Schedule​
​Friday, August 23​
​Activities
  • Labyrinth Escape Room 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Inflatable Midway 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Mechanical Bull Riding 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
​Entertainment
  • Green River Revival 5:30 p.m.
  • Honeymoon Suite 9 p.m.
​Saturday, August 24
​Activities
  • Labyrinth Escape Room 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Inflatable Midway 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • BATL Axe Throwing 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Children’s Activity Zone 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
​Entertainment
  • Ninth Line 11:30 a.m.
  • Bernadette Connors 1:30 p.m.
  • Tribute to Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks 3:30 p.m.
  • Desire: Tribute to U2 5:30 p.m.
  • Spoons 9 p.m.
​​Sunday, August 25
​Activities
  • Labyrinth Escape Room 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Inflatable Midway 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Rib Tasting Contest 12 p.m.
  • Children’s Activity Zone 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
​Entertainment
  • Six Ways to Sunday 1:30 p.m.
  • Monkey Wrench 3:30 p.m.
  • The Neil Young’uns 6 p.m.

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