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.

  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. 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

  6. 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

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“A Canadian treasure – NLFB is a great inclusive place to experience world class music and make memories. Also important, it maintains its character as a fun and safe place to bring our families.”

Festival Attendee

“Music wise it was amazing! So many different kinds of music and venues. The schedule goes all day and night… I would definitely return and recommend the festival to friends. We had a blast!”

Festival Attendee

“TD Sunfest is my favorite festival of the year [and] easily the city’s most popular festival [which has become] a destination for world-class performers… The best part, for me, is that TD Sunfest draws an audience – often entire families – from across London’s cultural mosaic to one location, an opportunity for barriers to fall and understanding to rise. If you’ve never been, you’re not just missing out on the music, you’re missing out on meeting your newest neighbour.”

Joe Belanger, Entertainment Reporter, The London Free Press

“I have a lot of fun every year at Mariposa.”

John Swartz, Orillia Sun Online

“An incredible organization celebrating cultural diversity and showcasing a range of local, domestic, and international talent to audiences across the GTA… Thank you for all you do, especially the safe space / platforms you offer to share artists talents with each other and the rest of the world.”

Festival Attendee