1. Thinkstock Eric Lovin / Via Courtesy of NLFB Since 1972, Northern Lights Festival Boréal has always been a great weekend to enjoy folk music and art on the shores of Ramsey Lake. 2. Thinkstock 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. 3. Thinkstock 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. 4. Thinkstock 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. 5. Thinkstock Via Courtesy of RTP Five nights, 23 artists, no sleep? There's no other place to be but the Rock the Park Music Festival. 6. Thinkstock 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! 7. Thinkstock 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. 8. Thinkstock Via Courtesy of Harbourfest For three days, thousands of people gather in Kenora to enjoy the largest music festival in Northwest Ontario. 9. Thinkstock 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. 10. Thinkstock 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. 11. Thinkstock 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.