Ontario is home to some of Canada’s earliest and finest folk festivals. Whether based in bustling urban centres, rural communities, or deep in the northern boreal forest, this vast province’s festivals are a celebration of Canada’s diversity.  As distinct as the landscape, discover the artists who call Ontario home.

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  1. Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading destination for contemporary culture, the place where creative thinking thrives, ideas are shared and the next … read more

  2. The Northern Lights Folk Festival, first held in Bell Park in 1972, was a free one-day music festival on one stage that has grown exponentially since. It is one of … read more

  3. Every July for 25 years, TD Sunfest has transformed downtown London, Ontario’s beautiful Victoria Park into a unique celebration of global culture. (In 2020 … read more

  4. Mariposa Folk Festival is an exciting, vibrant and storied musical happening that has captured hearts for 60 glorious years. A celebration of song, story, dance and … read more

  5. For more than two decades, Small World Music has celebrated cultural diversity and showcased a range of local, domestic and international talent to audiences across … read more

  6. The Hillside Summer Festival and Hillside Inside (February) are three-day, multi-stage events with a broad artistic vision that emphasizes diversity: of culture, of … read more


Artist Testimonials

Curated by the participating festivals, these artists give you a window into what makes this region unique and their inspiration for calling it home.

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