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Ontario is the world’s summer music festival capital

APRIL

Kazoo, Guelph, April 5-9: new music series with 24 events over five days
Canadian Music Week, Toronto, April 18-23: hundreds of artists at more than 40 venues

MAY

21C Music Festival, Toronto, May 24-28: 9 concerts, five day, 21+ premieres

JUNE

Westfest, Ottawa, June 2-4: a free three-day music and art festival in Canada’s capital
Field Trip, Toronto, June 3-4: Toronto’s downtown music and arts festival
Luminato, Toronto, June 14-25: transforming Toronto into an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience
NXNE, Toronto, June 16-25: one of the world’s largest festivals dedicated to new and upcoming music
Escapade Music Festival, Ottawa, June 24-25: electronic music scene is booming in Canada’s capital
WTFest, Brantford, June TBD: Brantford’s music and arts festival
Irie Music Festival, Mississauga, June 23-24: move to the rhythm of reggae, salsa, calypso and ska

JULY

Bud Light Dreams Festival, Toronto, July TBD: trance lovers unite for the largest electronic music festival in Canada
RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, July 6-16: blues aficionados converge on LeBreton Flats for two weeks 
Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Sudbury, July 7-9: Northeastern Ontario is calling you
Mariposa Folk Festival, Orillia, July 7-9: The ‘grand dame’ of Ontario folk festivals
Beaches International Jazz Festival, Toronto, July 7-30: a staple of summer in Toronto’s 
Rock The Park, London, July 12-15: two days of down-home country
River and Sky, West Nipissing, July 20-20: camping, hiking, swimming and amazing music
Minden Hills Bluegrass Festival, Minden Hills, July 20-23: world-class bluegrass acts pick their way to this idyllic village 
WayHome, Oro-Medonte, July 28-30: Ontario’s annual Woodstock, just an hour north of Toronto
Mattawa Voyageur Days, Mattawa, July 28-30: three days of country, rock and folk
Hillside Summer Festival, Guelph, July 14-16: a multi-genre musical celebration
Harbourfest, Kenora, July TBD: the largest three-day music festival in Northwestern Ontario

AUGUST

YOWttawa, Ottawa, August TBD: amping-up Ontario150 celebrations with a large-scale music event
OVO Fest, Toronto, August TBD: performances by Drake and a roster of his closest friends in The 6ix.
VELD Music Festival, Toronto, August 5-6: two days of internationally acclaimed EDM 
Boots & Hearts, Oro-Medonte, August 10-13: annual country music mash-up at Burl’s Creek
Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Goderich August 11-13: celebration of the music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Havelock Country Jamboree, Havelock, August 17-20: Canada's largest country music and camping festival 
The Big Feastival, Oro-Medonte, August 18-29: a UK favourite, this family friendly celebration of music, food and fun is coming to Canada
RiverFest, Elora, August 18-20: showcasing the who’s who of the Canadian music scene
Camp Wavelength, Toronto Island, August TBD: Toronto’s only camping and music festival

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