List of Canadian Summer Festivals – 2019

Here is the 2019 update of Canadian Summer Festivals.

Note that this is not an exhaustive list. (dates with a little star * means: 2019 dates not unveiled yet.)


Festival Accès Asie (Montreal, QC), May 1-30


Luminato Festival (Toronto, ON), June 7-23
Festival of Small Halls (Prince Edward Island), June 9-23
Francofolies Montreal (Montreal, QC), June 14-22
Winnipeg Jazz Festival, June 18-23
Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 21 – July 1
Vancouver Jazz Festival, June 21 – July 1
Victoria Jazz Fest, June 21-30
Edmonton Jazz Festival, June 21-30
Saskatoon Jazz Festival, June 21-30
Toronto Jazz Festival, June 21-30
Rochester Jazz Festival (Rochester, NY), June 21-29
North Country Fair (Edmonton, AB), June 21-23
Irie Music Festival (Toronto, ON), June 22-23*
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal, QC), June 27 – July 6
Alianait Arts Festival  (Iqaluit, NU), June 28 – July 1


Ottawa Bluesfest (Ottawa, ON), July 4-14
Northern Lights Festival Boreal (Sudbury, ON), July 5-7
Sunfest (London, ON), July 5-8*
Mariposa (Orillia, ON), July 5-7
Mont-Tremblant Blues Fest (Mont-Tremblant, QC), July 5-14
Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec, QC), July 5-15
Beaches Jazz (Toronto, ON), July 5-28
Afrofest (Toronto, ON), July 7-8
Halifax Jazz (Halifax, NS), July 9-14
Nuits d’Afrique (Montreal, QC), July 9-21
Winnipeg Folk (Winnipeg, MB), July 11-14
Harrison Festival of the Arts (Harrison, BC), July 12-21
Week-ends du Monde de Montréal (Montreal, QC), July 13-14/20-21
Hillside (Guelph, ON), July 12-14
Vancouver Island Musicfest (Comox, BC), July 12-14
Folk on the Rocks (Yellowknife, NT), July 12-14
Wild Mountain Festival (Hinton, AB), July 13-15*
Ness Creek Festival (Saskatchewan, AB), July 18-21
Stewart Park (Perth, ON), July 19-21
Vancouver Folk (Vancouver, BC), July 19-21
Home County (London, ON), July 19-21
South Country Fair (Fort McLeod, AB), July 19-21
Dawson City Folk Festival (Dawson, YT), July 19-21
Mosaïq Multicultural Festival (Moncton, NB), July 19-21
Discovery Coast (Bella Coola, BC), July 21-22
Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, NS) June 25-28
Islands Folk (Duncan, BC), July 26-28
Interstellar Rodeo (Edmonton, AB), July 26-28
Mission Folk (Mission, BC), July 26-28
Calgary Folk Music Festival (Calgary, AB), July 26-29
Memoire et Racines (Joliette, QC), July 27-29*
Festival des Rythmes d’Afrique (Sherbrooke, QC), July 27 – August 4*


Festival International des Rythmes du Monde (Chicoutimi, QC), August 2-4,8-12
Hornby Island Folk Festival (Hornby, BC), August 1-10
Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant (Montreal, QC), August 1-5*
Kaslo Jazz (Kaslo, BC), August 2-4
Festival Orientalys (Montreal, QC), August 2-5
Arts Wells (Barkerville, BC), August 2-5
Montreal’s Italien Week (around Montreal) : August 3-12*
Blue Skies (Clarendon, ON), August 3-5*
Canmore Folk (Canmore, AB), August 3-5
Oakville Jazz (Oakville, ON), August 5-6*
Présence Autochtone (Montreal, QC), August 7-15*
Festival du Bout du Monde (Gaspé, QC), August 8-11
Edmonton Folk (Edmonton, AB), August 8-11
Lunenburg Folk (Lunenburg, NS), August 8-11
Kitchener Blues Festival (Kitchener, ON), August 8-11
Live from the Rock (Red Rock, ON), August 8-11
Regina Folk (Saskatchewan, AB), August 9-11
Trout Forest (Ear Falls, ON), August 9-11
Kingsville Folk Festival (Kingsville, ON), August 9-11
Montreal’s Italien Week (Little Italy) : August 10-12*
Habari Afrika Festival (Toronto, ON), August 10-12*
Festival des Traditions du Monde (Sherbrooke, QC), August 14-18
Roots and Blues (Salmon Arm, BC), August 15-18
Markham Jazz (Markham, ON), August 16-18
Summerfolk (Owen Sound, ON), August 16-18
Robson Valley Music Festival (Dunster, BC), August 16-18
Bear Creek Folk Festival (Toronto, ON), August 16-18
Peterborough Folk, (Peterborough, ON), August 16-18
Fiesta des cultures (Saint-Sauveur, QC), August 17-19
Calabogie Blues (Ottawa, ON), August 17-19*
Small World (Toronto, ON), August 17-19*
Edmonton Blues Festival (Edmonton, AB), August 23-25
Festi Jazz Rimouski (Rimouski, QC), August 28 – September 1


Festival MondoKarnaval (Quebec, QC), September 1-3*
Southside Shuffle (Port Credit, ON), September 6-8
Harvest Jazz and Blues (Fredericton, NB), September 10-15
Guelph Jazz Festival (Guelph, ON), September 11-15
City Folk Ottawa Festival (Ottawa, ON), September 11-15
Prismatic Festival (Halifax, NS), September 11-16*
Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues (St. John’s, TN), September 20-23*
Pop Montreal (Montreal, QC), September 25-29
Deep Roots Music Festival (Wolfville, NS), September 27-30


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


Sorry the calendar is not up to date with 2018 info…