List of Canadian Summer Festivals – 2018

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
Montreal’s Italien Week (around Montreal) : August 3-9
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
Montreal’s Italien Week (Little Italy) : August 10-12
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


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