There are a lot of summer music festivals in Ontario, but not all of them offer onsite camping. So we have done some research to find which festivals offer campground accommodations on site to make your festival experience that much better.
You can go back and forth between your site and the music at ease, there is no worrying about a designated driver each day, and you can enjoy some great music and time outdoors with a group of friends at the same time!
So grab some tickets, get your RV ready or give us a call to rent one for these 2018 festivals:
Mariposa Folk Festival – Orillia – July 6th to July 8th
One of the longest running folk festivals in North America, the Mariposa Folk Festival is building on an amazing legacy. Mariposa is renowned for its wide range of folk/roots artists, with 100+ performances of every kind on its 11 stages that showcase music, dance and spoken word – but there’s lots more going on than that at the Mariposa Folk Festival! Much of the programming invites audience participation of all ages, exposing, engaging and educating patrons in folk culture.
Hillside Music Festival – Guelph Lake Conservation Area – July 13th to July 15th
Set in a beautiful, accessible conservation area with campgrounds on Guelph Lake, our summer festival is world-renowned as one of Canada’s most progressive, environmentally conscious, completely non-commercial community celebrations. We create a village on Guelph Lake Island that we fill with music, dance, drumming, food, crafts, and more.
River and Sky Music/Camping Festival – Sudbury – July 20th to July 22nd
Since our inception in 2009, R&S has strived to support regional emerging artists in Northeastern Ontario and to showcase their talents alongside amazing artists from across Canada and beyond. Sincere thanks are extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage – Canada Arts Presentation Fund; the Ontario Arts Council, the Socan Foundation, the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Music Futures Program and the Government of Ontario. R&S would not be possible without this support.
Boots and Hearts – Oro-Medonte – August 9th to August 12th
Since its inception in 2012, Boots and Hearts has quickly grown to become Canada's largest country music festival and considered the second largest music festival in North America behind only the CMA Music Festival. The festival offers multiple stages, meet and greets, VIP offerings, an on-site farmers market, and more to 45,000+ festival-goers over the course of 4 days. Boots and Hearts was awarded the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) “Festival of the Year” Award in 2014, 2015, and 2016, as well as the Canadian Music Week “Festival of the Year” in 2015, with repeat nominations in 2016 and 2017
Havelock Jamboree – Havelock – August 16th to August 19th
Canada’s Largest Live Country Music and Camping Festival! Our show Features over 25 entertainers performing on Large Twin Stages over a 4 day period. Come and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. The Havelock Jamboree is a camping and music festival set up to create a festive, friendly, community atmosphere where music fans can enjoy their favourite performers. While strolling the park-like grounds, they can check out the wares of the vendors and visit the booths of the numerous local service clubs and charities.
Riverfest – Elora – August 17th to August 19th
The festival, held along the banks of the Grand River, has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a backyard festival just 10 years ago … wow, it’s already been a decade?
Riverfest Elora returns this year for festival number 10. Get ready for three days of art, food trucks, arts and craft vendors, community and of course, music!
Music in the Fields – Lucknow – August 23rd to August 25th
Approaching 10 successful years of bringing you world-class and upcoming talent in country music, you can be sure we'll light this one up. With a list ranging from country music royalty to new country blood, we're ready to rock the decade! Past artists who performed at the festival include: Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Tim Hicks, Lee Brice, Lonestar, Travis Tritt, Terri Clark, Big and Rich, Blue Rodeo, Dean Brody, Dierks Bentley, Doc Walker, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, The Band Perry, Paul Brandt, Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers, The Washboard Union, Cold Creek County, River Town Saints, and many more.
Our straight-ahead approach to bringing you the best authentic, country music festival experience is based in our philosophy for giving back. Our hearts are in it to make a difference in supporting Cystic Fibrosis and local community charities in need. Over the past 9 years we've happily contributed over $1 MILLION dollars—all profits from our festival to support those in need.
So there you have it! don't miss out on great music in the great outdoors this summer.