Summer Festivals are everywhere in Canada, but there are some that really attract the crowds. We have highlighted just a few of the top festivals coming up in the next month, so grab your dancing shoes and get ready for an adventure.
Winnipeg is not only the home of Winnie the Pooh, it is now also home to the Interstellar Rodeo. This new festival had its first run in Edmonton and has now come to The Forks, a meeting place that has been a tradition for over 6000 years in Winnipeg.
Soak up the warmth of August with a visit to the festival which celebrates food, wine and music, all blending into an event that caters for the entire family.
This year’s lineup is set to impress even the most skeptical of visitors, with Sinead O’Connor headlining the event and various new-age acts following her predictably impressive performance. Amongst the list of acts is Dwight Yoakam, a honkey-tonk legend and success who has cut 21 albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide. Vance Joy may be new to the global music scene, but the Australian born singer has impressed with his debut song, “Riptide” which peaked at number 6 on the Australian charts.
Keeping it local, Canadian artists will also rock the stage with performances from Jason Plumb & The Willing, Hawksley Workman and July Talk.
One Love Music Festival, Calgary (September 5)
Hip Hop hits the shores of Calgary in Alberta this autumn with the One Love Music Festival. Boasting international acts from across the world, this festival is set to establish Canada as the next rap destination in the music world. Headlining acts include NAS, J Cole, Travis Scott and Bugsy Brown, amongst many other show stopping acts.
Held at the Shaw Millennium Park, visitors can put those dancing shoes on, pack a picnic and prepare for a day of excitement.
Film buffs across the world rejoice every year when the Toronto International Film Festival rolls around. Now in its 40th year, the festival showcases over 300 movies from across the world, which range from Hollywood dramas, all the way though to raw documentaries. The illustrious event attracts celebrities from all over the world, as they either promote their movies or support their colleagues while enjoying the vibrant energy of the festival.
Anybody can enjoy the festival, so visit the hottest parties and you may just rub shoulders with the highly talented filmmakers of 2015.
Celebrating the best in culinary delights on Prince Edward Island is a highlight for any foodie every year. The small island knows how to celebrate food, with an extra appreciation for fresh seafood, plucked straight out of the sea. If enjoying clams on the beach as the sun sets is your cup of tea, then we suggest making your way to Fall Flavours. Acclaimed guest chefs will delight you with cooking classes, while there are many activities that anybody can take part in, from catching lobsters and harvesting oysters to picking your own potatoes.
This is the perfect activity for the entire family, so come hungry and prepared to dine on only the best in cuisine.
Celebrate the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn with a journey through the many festivals that Canada offers.