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11 Music Festivals That Prove Ontario Knows How To Turn Up

Pump up the volume! Ontario is the place to enjoy awesome music and create unforgettable memories this summer.

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Since 1972, Northern Lights Festival Boréal has always been a great weekend to enjoy folk music and art on the shores of Ramsey Lake.

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Via Courtesy of RBC

Every year, thousands of enthusiasts travel to Ottawa and vibe out to great blues, pop, and rock music. RBC is the largest blues festival in Canada.

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Joanna Katchutas / Via Courtesy of BIJF

Beaches International Jazz Festival has redefined partying in Canada since 1988. This 10-day music festival by the beach is the quintessential outdoor summertime turn-up.

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Carl Allen / Via Courtesy of IMF

Irie Music Festival revives the spirit of the Caribbean while the crowd moves to the rhythm of reggae, salsa, calypso, and soca.

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Via Courtesy of RTP

Five nights, 23 artists, no sleep? There's no other place to be but the Rock the Park Music Festival.

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Dan Hauser / Via Courtesy of HSF

This kid-friendly summer festival hosts musicians, spoken word artists, workshops, mouthwatering food, and more. Come pitch your tents and enjoy the beauty of Guelph Lake Island!

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Rheal Doucette / Via Courtesy of MVD

Camp out, go canoe racing, chill in a park, and jam out to great music all at Mattawa Voyageur Days.

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Via Courtesy of Harbourfest

For three days, thousands of people gather in Kenora to enjoy the largest music festival in Northwest Ontario.

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Kerry Jarvis / Via Courtesy of GCRF

Celebrating folk music, dance, and craft art traditions of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, GCR is a three-day festival set in a town hailed as the prettiest in Canada.

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Anita Bell / Via Courtesy of HCJ

For 26 years, Havelock Country Jamboree has provided a festive campground for families to spend the weekend enjoying great music and positive energy.

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Via Courtesy of NMF

The New Music Fest wraps up the last month of the summer by promoting new, independent musicians, perfect for discovering your next favorite artist.

Point being: There’s no better place to turn up this summer than in Ontario.