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8th edition

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nov '18


Gouvernement du Québec

List of Canadian Summer Festivals – 2018

It’s now possible to add this calendar to your personal agenda to make sure you don’t miss any events happening all over Canada this summer! Note that this is not an exhaustive list.


Festival Accès Asie (Montreal, QC), May 1-27


Luminato Festival (Toronto, ON), June 6-24
Francofolies Montreal (Montreal, QC), June 8-17
Festival of Small Halls (Prince Edward Island), June 10-24
Winnipeg Jazz Festival, June 14-24
Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 21 – July 1
Vancouver Jazz Festival, June 22 – July 1
Victoria Jazz Fest, June 22 – July 1
Edmonton Jazz Festival, June 22 – July 1
Saskatoon Jazz Festival, June 22 – July 1
Toronto Jazz Festival, June 22 – July 1
Rochester Jazz Festival (Rochester, NY), June 22-30
Irie Music Festival (Toronto, ON), June 22-23
North Country Fair (Edmonton, AB), June 22-24
Stan Rogers (Canso, NS), June 26-29
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal, QC), June 28 – July 7
Alianait Arts Festival  (Iqaluit, NU), June 29 – July 2


Winnipeg Folk (Winnipeg, MB), July 5-8
Sunfest (London, ON), July 5-8
Northern Lights Festival Boreal (Sudbury, ON), July 5-8
Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec, QC), July 5-18
Mariposa (Orillia, ON), July 6-8
Mont-Tremblant Blues Fest (Mont-Tremblant, QC), July 6-15
Harrison Festival of the Arts (Harrison, BC), July 6-16
Beaches Jazz (Toronto, ON), July 6-29
Afrofest (Toronto, ON), July 7-8
Ottawa Bluesfest (Ottawa, ON), July 7-15
Week-ends du Monde de Montréal (Montreal, QC), July 7-15
Halifax Jazz (Halifax, NS), July 10-15
Nuits d’Afrique (Montreal, QC), July 10-22
Stewart Park (Perth, ON), July 13-15
Vancouver Folk (Vancouver, BC), July 13-15
Hillside (Guelph, ON), July 13-15
Vancouver Island Musicfest (Comox, BC), July 13-15
Wild Mountain Festival (Hinton, AB), July 13-15
Ness Creek Festival (Saskatchewan, AB), July 19-22
Home County (London, ON), July 20-22
South Country Fair (Fort McLeod, AB), July 20-22
Folk on the Rocks (Yellowknife, NT), July 20-22
Dawson City Folk Festival (Dawson, YT), July 20-22
Islands Folk (Duncan, BC), July 20-22
Interstellar Rodeo (Edmonton, AB), July 20-22
Mission Folk (Mission, BC), July 20-22
Discovery Coast (Bella Coola, BC), July 22-23
Memoire et Racines (Joliette, QC), July 25-26
Calgary Folk Music Festival (Calgary, AB), July 26-29
Festival des Rythmes d’Afrique (Sherbrooke, QC), July 28 – August 5


Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant (Montreal, QC), August 1-5
Festival Orientalys (Montreal, QC), August 2-5
Hornby Island Folk Festival (Hornby, BC), August 2-11
Festival International des Rythmes du Monde (Chicoutimi, QC), August 2-12
Kaslo Jazz (Kaslo, BC), August 3-5
Blue Skies (Clarendon, ON), August 3-5
Festival du Bout du Monde (Gaspé, QC), August 3-5
Arts Wells (Barkerville, BC), August 3-6
Canmore Folk (Canmore, AB), August 4-6
Oakville Jazz (Oakville, ON), August 5-6
Présence Autochtone (Montreal, QC), August 7-15
Festival des Traditions du Monde (Sherbrooke, QC), August 8-12
Edmonton Folk (Edmonton, AB), August 9-12
Lunenburg Folk (Lunenburg, NS), August 9-12
Kitchener Blues Festival (Kitchener, ON), August 9-12
Regina Folk (Saskatchewan, AB), August 10-12
Live from the Rock (Red Rock, ON), August 10-12
Trout Forest (Ear Falls, ON), August 10-12
Kingsville Folk Festival (Kingsville, ON), August 10-12
Habari Afrika Festival (Toronto, ON), August 10-12
Calabogie Blues (Ottawa, ON), August 17-19
Roots and Blues (Salmon Arm, BC), August 16-19
Markham Jazz (Markham, ON), August 17-19
Summerfolk (Owen Sound, ON), August 17-19
Fiesta des cultures (Saint-Sauveur, QC), August 17-19
Small World (Toronto, ON), August 17-19
Bear Creek Folk Festival (Toronto, ON), August 17-19
Peterborough Folk, (Peterborough, ON), August 22-24
Edmonton Blues Festival (Edmonton, AB), August 24-26
Festi Jazz Rimouski (Rimouski, QC), August 29 – September 2
Robson Valley Music Festival (Dunster, BC), August 16-19 (2019)


Festival MondoKarnaval (Quebec, QC), September 1-3
Southside Shuffle (Port Credit, ON), September 7-9
Harvest Jazz and Blues (Fredericton, NB), September 11-16
Guelph Jazz Festival (Guelph, ON), September 12-16
City Folk Ottawa Festival (Ottawa, ON), September 12-16
Prismatic Festival (Halifax, NS), September 12-16
Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues (St. John’s, TN), September 21-24
Pop Montreal (Montreal, QC), September 26-30
Deep Roots Music Festival (Wolfville, NS), September 27-30


Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal (Montreal, QC), October 26 – November 11


Gouvernement du Québec