23 Epic Music Festivals In Ontario That You Need to Check Out

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From rock to blues, indie to pop, electronic to jazz, and everything in between, make experiencing epic music festivals in Ontario your summer squad goal. We’ve also pulled together some of the best Toronto music festivals to keep on your entertainment radar.

Please note that dates will vary so check the website for the most up to date information. 

Toronto Music Festivals

Field Trip
The perfect blend of food, art, comedy and family day camp. Go online to see artist performances and buy Field Trip branded merchandise.

Luminato
Transforms the city into a surreal, multi-day, multi-sensory experience.

NXNE
Ontario’s answer to SXSW, a music extravaganza based in Yonge-Dundas Square 

Beaches International Jazz Festival
Celebrating over 30 years , jazz takes centre stage at this summer staple. Experience the summer 2021 drive-in entertainment.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival
North America’s largest street festival – a month-long celebration of Caribbean music, food and culture.

OVO Fest
Performances by Drake and a roster of his closest friends in The 6ix, don’t be surprised if it coincides with the grande finale of Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

VELD Music Festival
This all ages event consistently brings out of some of the best in electronic dance and hip-hop at Downsview Park.

Southern Ontario Music Festivals

Ever After Music Festival, Kitchener
High energy electronic event featuring some of the biggest names in EDM.

Rock The Park, London
Boyz II Men, Shaggy, Naughty by Nature, Coolio, Montell Jordan, Sisqo  and more big names have performed at this annual, two-day music event.

Hillside Summer Festival, Guelph
A multi-genre, multi-day, musical celebration at Guelph Lake. You’ll find camping, food vendors & kid-friendly programs, crafts workshops, fully accessible

Minden Hills Bluegrass Festival, Minden Hills
World-class bluegrass acts pick their way to this idyllic village. RV and camping options available. 

RiverFest, Elora
The Flaming Lips, Blue Rodeo, Carly Rae Jepsen, July Talk and many more have performed here. You’ll find craft beer, food trucks and camping in Bissell Park.

Supercrawl, Hamilton
This annual arts and indie music event takes over James Street North. 

Central Ontario Music Festivals

Boots & Hearts, Oro-Medonte
Canada’s annual largest country music mash-up at Burl’s Creek and is open to all ages. 

Havelock Country Jamboree, Havelock
This  annual music and camping festival presents some of the biggest and best names in country music. RVing and camping is available. 

Ottawa Music Festivals

Escapade Music Festival
Annual electronic dance scene with superstar DJs and up-and-coming local talent booming in Canada’s capital.

RBC Bluesfest
Blues, pop and rock fans and aficionados converge on LeBreton Flats for this annual tradition.

Northern Ontario Music Festivals

Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Sudbury
Past line-ups have included Montreal’s Lisa LeBlanc, as well as Jane’s Parks, Mama’s Broke, Sheesham & Lotus.

Go North Music Festival, St. Joseph Island
Celebrates a variety of genres including new music, folk, roots, bluegrass, rock and pop.

River and Sky, West Nipissing
Combine camping, hiking, swimming, family-friendly activities and amazing music.

Mattawa Voyageur Days, Mattawa
Three days of country, rock and folk.

Harbourfest, Kenora
Join fellow ‘Harbourites’ for two nights of epic performances on the shores of Lake of the Woods for Northwestern Ontario’s biggest summer party.

Live From The Rock Folk Festival, Red Rock
Annual grassroots gathering of over 2,000 music lovers on Lake Superior’s North Shore.

Some things to do may not be available due to COVID-19.

For the most up-to-date information on where and when it is safe to travel please visit: covid-19.ontario.ca