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Music Festivals Canada 2020

Canadian Music Festivals 2020

 

Last year, Listening Through The Lens was asked to publish a Canadian music festival list, as a corollary to (1) our USA festival catalog which has been going (and growing!) for about four years and (2) an Australian version which is into its second year.

Thanks to Treasa Levasseur, Canadian representative of Folk Alliance International, who kick started the offerings here through providing us with a significant number of events.

Since last year’s debut effort, the landscape has changed quite considerably.  A surprising number of events haven fallen off the perch, some festivals have moved their dates by multiple months and, even after thorough searching of relevant dedicated websites or Facebook pages, frankly it is hard to tell what’s happening at certain times.

Below is our list of 2020 festivals in Canada.  We will revisit these each month and mark this year’s dates once announced and any other changes so that what is presented here is as current and useful as possible.

Our version here over 300 festivals listed in date and alphabetical order, together with links for each one.

 

Any corrections or omissions, please drop a comment below or email us at team@listeningthroughthelens.com

 

Here’s our latest (and last) version of 2019 Canadian festivals.

 

CANADA FESTIVALS 2019

 

You can find our USA and Australian versions by simply clicking on the links below:

USA Festivals 2020

 

Australian Festivals 2020

 

Here is our list of music festivals held in Canada for 2020 – Enjoy!

 

IMPACT OF COVID-19!!

 

Many events have been/will be cancelled in 2020

Strike-through dates shows ones we’ve found affected

PLEASE CHECK LINKS to confirm event details

 

UPDATED 10 Apr 2020

 

 

Festivals By Date

 

2020

       
       

1

Igloofest

Montreal QC

16 Jan – 8 Feb

2

Snowdance Festival of Winter and Music

Falcon Lakes MB

17 – 19 Jan

3

Speak Music Be Kind

Toronto ON

17 – 19 Jan

4

Wintersong

Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

17 – 19 Jan

5

Tongue On The Post Festival (TOP Fest)

Medicine Hat AB

20 – 25 Jan

6

Lux Magna

Montreal QC

22 – 26 Jan

7

Winterruption Saskatoon

Saskatoon SK

22 – 26 Jan

8

Big Winter Classic

Calgary AB

23 – 26 Jan

9

Blizzard

Rossland BC

23 – 26 Jan

10

Winteruption

Edmonton AB

23 – 26 Jan

11

Fireside

Kelowna BC

24 – 26 Jan

12

Coldsnap

Prince George BC

24 Jan – 1 Feb

13

Beer Bacon Bands

Regina SK

25-Jan

14

Shivering Songs

Fredericton NB

29 Jan – 2 Feb

15

Ottawa Winter

Ottawa ON

30 Jan – 1 Feb

16

Taverne Tour

Montreal QC

30 Jan – 1 Feb

17

Winterlude

Ottawa ON

31-Jan

18

La Grande Degelee

Granby QC

1 and 8 Feb

19

Festival du Voyageur

Winnipeg MB

14 – 23 Feb

20

Talking Stick Festival

Vancouver BC

18 – 29 Feb

21

Block Heater

Calgary AB

20 – 22 Feb

22

Winterfolk Roots & Blues Festival

Toronto ON

21 – 23 Feb

23

Aurora Winter Blues Fest

Aurora ON

22 Feb – 22 Mar

24

Saskatoon Blues Festival

Saskatoon SK

24 Feb – 1 Mar

25

Festival du Bois Coquitlam

Coquitlam BC

6 – 8 Mar

26

Winter Folk Camp

Haliburton ON

6 – 9 Mar

27

Roots North

Orillia ON

23 – 25 Apr

28

Ottawa Grassroots Festival

Ottawa ON

23 – 26 Apr

29

Cluster

Winnipeg MB

24 – 28 Mar

30

Festival Acces Asie

Montreal QC

30 Apr – 31 May

31

Folklore

Thunder Bay ON

2 – 3 May

32

Manito Ahbee Festival

Winnipeg MB

13 – 17 May

33

Paddle Fest

St Andrews NB

14 – 17 May

34

Festival Santa Teres

Saint-Therese QC

15 – 17 May

35

Metro Metro

Montreal QB

15 – 17 May

36

Pouzza Fest

Montreal QC

15 – 17 May

37

Trails Tales Tunes Festival

Norris Point NL

15 – 25 May

38

Festival des Guitares du Monde

Rouyn-Noranda QC

23 – 30 May

39

Living Roots Festival

Fredericton NB

28 – 31 May

40

Dundas West Fest

Toronto ON

5 – 6 Jun

41

Summerland Action

Summerland BC

5 – 7 Jun

42

Orangeville Blues & Jazz

Orangeville ON

5 – 7 Jun

43

Prairie Wind Music Festival

Cypress River MB

5 – 7 Jun

44

Back 40 Folk

Morden MB

tba

45

Lilac

Calgary AB

7-Jun

46

Reggaefest

Calgary AB

tba

47

Lulaworld

Toronto ON

tba

48

Mutual Festival of Small Halls

Charlottetown PEI

7 – 21 Jun

49

5 X

Vancouver BC

11 – 14 Jun

50

Jazz Winnepeg

Winnipeg MB

11 – 19 Jun

51

Barrie Jazz & Blues

Barrie ON

11 – 22 Jun

52

Luminato

Toronto ON

11 – 28 Jun

53

Ever After

Kitchener ON

12 – 14 Jun

54

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass

Haines Junction YT

12 – 14 Jun

55

Summerland Bluegrass

Summerland BC

12 – 14 Jun

56

Tiny Lights

Ymir BC

12 – 14 Jun

57

FrancoFolies

Montreal QC

12 – 20 Jun

58

Westfest

Ottawa ON

not in 2020

59

Live On The Lake

Burlington ON

13-Jun

60

Montebello Rock

Montebello QB

tba

61

Sound of Music

Burlington ON

14 – 21 Jun

62

Skeleton Park Music

Kingston ON

17 – 21 Jun

63

Country At The Creek

Big River SK

18 – 21 Jun

64

Long Day’s Night Music

Swift Current SK

18 – 21 Jun

65

Montreal Folk

Montreal QC

18 – 21 Jun

66

Toronto Jazz

Toronto ON

18 – 28 Jun

67

Beaumont Blues and Roots

Beaumont AB

19 – 20 Jun

68

Campbell Bay Music

Mayne Island BC

19 – 21 Jun

69

Cowichan Valley Bluegrass

Lake Cowichan BC

19 – 21 Jun

70

Full Circle

Newport NS

19 – 21 Jun

71

North Country Fair

Driftpile AB

19 – 21 Jun

72

Stratford Blues & Ribfest

Stratford ON

19 – 21 Jun

73

The Groove Gathering

Sydenham ON

19 – 21 Jun

74

Tottenham Bluegrass

Tottenham ON

19 – 21 Jun

75

Festival Petit-Cap

Gaspe QC

19 – 23 Jun

76

Vancouver International Jazz

Vancouver BC

19 – 28 Jun

77

Ottawa Jazz

Ottawa ON

19 Jun – 1 Jul

78

The Works Art & Design

Edmonton AB

19 Jun – 1 Jul

79

Escapade

Ottawa ON

20 – 21 Jun

80

Sled Island

Calgary AB

24 – 28 Jun

81

Dauphin Countryfest

Dauphin MB

25 – 28 Jun

82

Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac

Tadoussac QC

postponed

83

Montreal International Jazz

Montreal QC

25 Jun – 4 Jul

84

Arts Fest

Hamilton ON

26 – 28 Jun

85

Alianait Arts

Iqaluit NU

26 – 29 Jun

86

Dreams

Toronto ON

tba

87

Adaka Cultural

White Horse YK

26 Jun – 2 Jul

88

39 Days of July Cowichan Summer

Duncan BC

26 Jun – 3 Aug

89

Peterborough Musicfest

Peterborough ON

27 Jun – 22 Aug

90

Reign Bough Fiddle

Thorhild AB

tba

91

River Rats

Athabasca AB

30 Jun – 1 Jul

92

Festival Chants de Vielles

Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu QC

2 – 5 Jul

93

Festival Blues Eldorado (Plateau Boreal)

Val D’Or QB

3 – 4 Jul

94

FVDED In The Park

Surrey BC

3 – 4 Jul

95

Edmonton International Jazz

Edmonton AB

tba

96

Festival Fransaskois

Saskatoon SK

3 – 5 Jul

97

Follyfest

Gagetown NB

3 – 5 Jul

98

Mariposa Folk

Orillia ON

3 – 5 Jul

99

Montreal AIM

Montreal QB

3 – 5 Jul

100

PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music

Charlottetown PEI

3 – 5 Jul

101

Smithers Midsummer

Smithers BC

3 – 5 Jul

102

Calgary Stampede

Calgary AB

3 – 12 Jul

103

Saskatchewan Jazz Fest

Saskatoon SK

3 – 12 Jul

104

Victoria International Jazz

Victoria BC

tba

105

Tremblant International Blues

Mont-Tremblant QC

3 – 12 Jul

106

PEI Jazz & Blues

Charlottetown PEI

tba

107

Beaches Jazz and Blues Fest

Toronto ON

3 – 26 Jul

108

Steamboat Mountain Music

Edgewater BC

tba

109

Astral Harvest

Driftpile AB

tba

110

Halifax Jazz

Halifax NS

7 – 12 Jul

111

Indian River Festival

Indian River PEI

tba

112

Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

Montreal QC

7 – 19 Jul

113

Sherblues & Folk

Sherbrooke QC

8 – 12 Jul

114

Northern Lights Festival Boreal

Sudbury ON

tba

115

TD Sunfest World Music

London ON

9 – 12 Jul

116

Country Thunder

Craven SK

9 – 12 Jul

117

Evangeline Bluegrass and Traditional Music

Abram-Village PEI

9 – 12 Jul

118

Kultrun World

Kitchener ON

9 – 12 Jul

119

Renfrew’s Bluegrass

Renfrew ON

9 – 12 Jul

120

Winnipeg Folk

Winnipeg MB

9 – 12 Jul

121

Festival D’ete de Quebec

Quebec QC

9 – 19 Jul

122

Ottawa Blues Fest

Ottawa ON

9 – 19 Jul

123

Pembina River Nights

Rangeton Park AB

10 – 11 Jul

124

Bluesfest Windsor

Windsor ON

10-11, 17-18 Jul

125

Atlin Arts & Music

Atlin BC

10 – 12 Jul

126

Cavendish Beach

Cavendish PE

10 – 12 Jul

127

Lighthouse Blues

Kincardine ON

10 – 12 Jul

128

Newfoundland & Labrador Folk

St. John’s NL

10 – 12 Jul

129

Vancouver Island Music Fest

Vancouver Island BC

10 – 12 Jul

130

Bass Coast

Merritt BC

10 – 13 Jul

131

Thunder Bay Blues

Thunder Bay ON

not in 2020

132

Afrofest

Toronto ON

tba

133

Go North

St Joseph Island ON

11-Jul

134

Canterbury Folk

Ingersoll ON

12 – 14 Jul

135

Rock The Park

London ON

15 – 18 Jul

136

Dooryard Arts

Woodstock NB

16 – 18 Jul

137

Festival du Loup

Lafontaine ON

16 – 18 Jul

138

Acoustic Maritime Music

Kempt Shore NS

16 – 19 Jul

139

Mosaiq Multicultural

Moncton NB

17 – 18 Jul

140

Minden Hills Bluegrass

Minden ON

tba

141

Bella Coola Music

Bella Coola BC

17 – 19 Jul

142

Dawson City Music

Dawson City YT

17 – 19 Jul

143

Folk on the Rocks

Yellowknife NT

17 – 19 Jul

144

Home County Music & Art

London ON

17 – 19 Jul

145

Porquis Blues

Porquis Junction ON

17 – 19 Jul

146

Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival and Music Camp

Souris PEI

17 – 19 Jul

147

South Country Fair

Fort MacLeod AB

17 – 19 Jul

148

Starbelly Jam

Crawford Bay BC

17 – 19 Jul

149

Stewart Park

Perth ON

17 – 19 Jul

150

Valhalla Sound Circus

Montreal QB

17 – 19 Jul

151

Vancouver Folk Music

Vancouver BC

17 – 19 Jul

152

Wild Mountain Music

Hinton AB

17 – 19 Jul

153

Festival Of The Sound

Parry Sound ON

17 Jul – 8 Aug

154

Big Sky Music

Oro-Medonte ON

18-Jul

155

Chemainus Bluegrass

Chemainus BC

18-Jul

156

Niagara Jazz

Niagara on the Lake ON

18-Jul

157

Ness Creek Music

Saskatoon SK

18 – 21 Jul

158

West Island Blues Festival

Montreal QC

20-Jul

159

Festival Mémoire et Racines

Joliette QC

22 – 26 Jul

160

River & Sky Music/Camping

Field ON

22 – 26 Jul

161

Calgary Folk

Calgary AB

23 – 26 Jul

162

Kemptville Live

Kemptville ON

23 – 26 Jul

163

Le Festif

Quebec City QC

23 – 26 Jul

164

Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music

Bible Hill NS

23 – 26 Jul

165

Palmer Rapids Twin Music

Palmer Rapids ON

23 – 26 Jul

166

Stan Rogers Folk

Canso NS

23 – 26 Jul

167

Mission Folk Music

Mission BC

24-Jul

168

Harmony Bazaar

Lockeport NS

24 – 25 Jul

169

Gateway

Bengough SK

24 – 26 Jul

170

Hillside Inside

Guelph ON

24 – 26 Jul

171

Islands Folk

Vancouver Island BC

24 – 26 Jul

172

Kispiox Valley Music

Kispiox BC

24 – 26 Jul

173

Squamish Constellation

Squamish BC

24 – 26 Jul

174

Shambhala

Salmo BC

24 – 27 Jul

175

Surrey Fusion

Surrey BC

25 – 26 Jul

176

Harrison Arts

Harrison Hot Springs BC

tba

177

Evolve

Moncton NB

tba

178

Interstellar Rodeo

Edmonton AB

tba

179

Brandon Folk, Music & Art

Brandon MB

tba

180

Festival acadien de Clare

Little Brook NS

25 Jul – 1 Aug

181

Calgary International Blues

Calgary AB

27 Jul – 2 Aug

182

Big Valley Jamboree

Camrose AB

30 Jul – 2 Aug

183

Fox Mountain

Aylesford NS

30 Jul – 2 Aug

184

Rockin’ River Musicfest

Merritt BC

30 Jul – 2 Aug

185

Sunfest

Cowichan Valley BC

30 Jul – 2 Aug

186

Boot Hill Jamboree

Bothwell ON

30 Jul – 3 Aug

187

Hornby

Hornby Island BC

30 Jul – 8 Aug

188

Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree

Abram-Village PEI

tba

189

Blueberry Bluegrass & Country

Stony Plain AB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

190

Blue Skies Music

Clarendon ON

31 Jul – 2 Aug

191

Festival of Friends

Hamilton ON

31 Jul – 2 Aug

192

Fire & Water Music

Lac du Bonnet MB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

193

Kaslo Jazz Music

Kaslo BC

31 Jul – 2 Aug

194

Osheaga

Montreal QC

31 Jul – 2 Aug

195

Rockin’ The Fields Of Minnedosa

Minnedosa MB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

196

Arts Wells

Wells BC

31 Jul – 3 Aug

197

Filberg

Comox BC

31 Jul – 3 Aug

198

Harmony Arts

West Vancouver BC

31 Jul – 9 Aug

199

Sappyfest

Sackville NS

tba

200

Chasing Summer

Calgary AB

1 – 2 Aug

201

VELD

Toronto ON

1 – 2 Aug

202

Canmore Folk

Canmore AB

1 – 3 Aug

203

Wanderlust

Whistler BC

tba

204

Grizfest

Tumbler Ridge BC

tba

205

Sawdust City Music

Gravenhurst ON

2 – 4 Aug

206

Lynn River Music & Arts

Simcoe ON

tba

207

Miramichi Folksong

Miramichi NB

2 – 7 Aug

208

Folklorama

Winnipeg MB

2 – 15 Aug

209

Donnacona Blues

Quebec City QB

5 – 9 Aug

210

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Perth Andover NB

5 – 9 Aug

211

Afrikadey! World Music

Calgary AB

tba

212

Manitoulin Musicfest

Little Current ON

6 – 8 Aug

213

Festival International des Rythmes du Monde

Chicoutimi QC

6-8, 12-15 Aug

214

Boots and Hearts

Oro-Medonte ON

6 – 9 Aug

215

Edmonton Folk

Edmonton AB

6 – 9 Aug

216

Festival Musique du bout du monde

Gaspé QC

6 – 9 Aug

217

Kitchener Blues

Kitchener ON

6 – 9 Aug

218

Lunenburg Folk Harbour

Lunenburg NS

6 – 9 Aug

219

Brimstone Head Folk

Fogo Island NL

tba

220

Ilesoniq

Montreal QC

7 – 8 Aug

221

Burnaby Blues

Burnaby BC

7 – 8 Aug

222

Cloggeroo

Montague PEI

tba

223

Edge of the World Music

Haida Gwaii BC

7 – 9 Aug

224

Emerald Music

Amherst Is ON

7 – 9 Aug

225

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Fergus ON

7 – 9 Aug

226

Goderich Celtic Roots

Goderich ON

7 – 9 Aug

227

Kingsville Folk Music

Kingsville ON

7 – 9 Aug

228

Live From The Rock Folk

Red Rock ON

tba

229

Regina Folk

Regina SK

tba

230

Trout Forest Music

Ear Falls ON

7 – 9 Aug

231

Future Forest

Fredericton NB

7 – 10 Aug

232

Festival International de la Chanson de Granby

Granby QC

10 – 19 Aug

233

Wolfe Island

Wolfe Island ON

tba

234

NXNE

Toronto ON

11 – 16 Aug

235

Festival Des Traditions Du Monde

Sherbrooke QC

12 – 16 Aug

236

Saskatoon Folk Fest

Saskatoon SK

13 – 15 Aug

237

Havelock Country Jamboree

Havelock ON

13 – 16 Aug

238

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues

Salmon Arm BC

13 – 16 Aug

239

Nanaimo Blues

Nanaimo BC

13 – 16 Aug

240

Summer’s End Folk

Grand Manan NB

tba

241

The Island Unplugged

Pelee Island ON

14 – 15 Aug

242

Bear Creek Folk

Grande Prairie AB

14 – 16 Aug

243

Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme

Big River SK

14 – 16 Aug

244

Robson Valley Music

Dunster BC

14 – 16 Aug

245

Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering

Stony Plain AB

14 – 16 Aug

246

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal NS

18 – 23 Aug

247

Writers at Woody Point

Woody Point NL

18 – 23 Aug

248

Country Thunder Alberta

Calgary AB

21 – 23 Aug

249

Harvest Sun Music Fest

Kelwood MB

21 – 23 Aug

250

Peterborough Folk

Peterborough ON

21 – 23 Aug

251

Riverfest Elora

Elora ON

21 – 23 Aug

252

Summerfolk Music and Crafts

Owen Sound ON

21 – 23 Aug

253

NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music

Sorrento BC

22-Aug

254

Prismatic Arts

Halifax NS

tba

255

Small World Music

Toronto ON

tba

256

MUTEK

Montreal QC

25 – 30 Aug

257

Lucknow’s Music In The Fields

Lucknow ON

27 – 29 Aug

258

Limestone Blues

Kingston ON

27 – 30 Aug

259

Trois-Rivieres en Blues

Trois-Rivières QC

tba

260

Windsong

Powassan ON

28 – 29 Aug

261

Edmonton Blues

Edmonton AB

28 – 30 Aug

262

Whoop and Hollar Folk

Portage La Prairie MB

29-Aug

263

Ashkenazi Festival

Toronto ON

1 – 7 Sep

264

Festival de Musique Emergente

Rouyn-Noranda QC

3 – 6 Sep

265

Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon

Montmagny QC

3 – 7 Sep

266

Acoustic Roots

Marion Bridge NS

4 – 6 Sep

267

West Coast Blues Downtown Shuffle

Goderich ON

tba

268

Sunshine Music

Powell River BC

tba

269

Supercrawl

Hamilton ON

4 – 6 Sep

270

MondoKarnaval

Quebec City QC

tba

271

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Victoria BC

5 – 7 Sep

272

Country Music Week

Calgary AB

tba

273

Canadian Music Week

Toronto ON

8 – 12 Sep

274

Rifflandia

Victoria BC

10 – 13 Sep

275

Jasper Folk

Jasper AB

11 – 13 Sep

276

Southside Shuffle

Port Credit ON

11 – 13 Sep

277

Quebec City Celtic

Quebec City QC

tba

278

Mountain View Arts

Didsbury AB

12 – 13 Sep

279

Harvest Jazz and Blues

Fredericton NB

15 – 20 Sep

280

City Folk

Ottawa ON

17 – 20 Sep

281

Festival La Grande Rencontre

Montreal QC

tba

282

Festival of Small Halls

Multiple ON

tba

283

Nanaimo Ukulele

Nanaimo BC

18 – 19 Sep

284

Pender Harbour Blues

Pender Harbour BC

18 – 19 Sep

285

Harvest Moon

Clearwater MB

18 – 20 Sep

286

Wasaga Beach Blues

Wasaga Beach ON

18 – 20 Sep

287

POP Montreal

Montreal QC

23 – 27 Sep

288

Festival Franco-Ontarien

Ottawa ON

24 – 26 Sep

289

Deep Roots Music

Wolfville NS

25 – 27 Sep

290

Folk Music Ontario Annual Conference

Toronto ON

25 – 27 Sep

291

Mushtari Begum

New Westminster BC

26-Sep

292

LawnyaVawnya Festival

St John’s NL

30 Sep – 3 Oct

293

Rendez-Vous ès Trad

Quebec City QC

tba

294

Celtic Colours International

Cape Breton NS

9 – 17 Oct

295

Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax NS

21 – 24 Oct

296

Rejigged

Dartmouth NS

tba

297

Coup de Coeur

Franco-Canada QC

5 – 15 Nov

298

Contact Winter Music

Vancouver BC

tba

299

Indie Week Canada

Toronto ON

not in 2020

300

Motion Notion

Beaverfoot Lodge BC

tba

301

In The Dead Of Winter Halifax

Halifax NS

tba

 

     

 

     

 

Festivals By Name

 

2020

 

     

1

39 Days of July Cowichan Summer

Duncan BC

26 Jun – 3 Aug

2

5 X

Vancouver BC

11 – 14 Jun

3

Acoustic Maritime Music

Kempt Shore NS

16 – 19 Jul

4

Acoustic Roots

Marion Bridge NS

4 – 6 Sep

5

Adaka Cultural

White Horse YK

26 Jun – 2 Jul

6

Afrikadey! World Music

Calgary AB

tba

7

Afrofest

Toronto ON

tba

8

Alianait Arts

Iqaluit NU

26 – 29 Jun

9

Arts Fest

Hamilton ON

26 – 28 Jun

10

Arts Wells

Wells BC

31 Jul – 3 Aug

11

Ashkenazi Festival

Toronto ON

1 – 7 Sep

12

Astral Harvest

Driftpile AB

tba

13

Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree

Abram-Village PEI

tba

14

Atlin Arts & Music

Atlin BC

10 – 12 Jul

15

Aurora Winter Blues Fest

Aurora ON

22 Feb – 22 Mar

16

Back 40 Folk

Morden MB

tba

17

Barrie Jazz & Blues

Barrie ON

11 – 22 Jun

18

Bass Coast

Merritt BC

10 – 13 Jul

19

Beaches Jazz and Blues Fest

Toronto ON

3 – 26 Jul

20

Bear Creek Folk

Grande Prairie AB

14 – 16 Aug

21

Beaumont Blues and Roots

Beaumont AB

19 – 20 Jun

22

Beer Bacon Bands

Regina SK

25-Jan

23

Bella Coola Music

Bella Coola BC

17 – 19 Jul

24

Big Sky Music

Oro-Medonte ON

18-Jul

25

Big Valley Jamboree

Camrose AB

30 Jul – 2 Aug

26

Big Winter Classic

Calgary AB

23 – 26 Jan

27

Blizzard

Rossland BC

23 – 26 Jan

28

Block Heater

Calgary AB

20 – 22 Feb

29

Blue Skies Music

Clarendon ON

31 Jul – 2 Aug

30

Blueberry Bluegrass & Country

Stony Plain AB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

31

Bluesfest Windsor

Windsor ON

10-11, 17-18 Jul

32

Boot Hill Jamboree

Bothwell ON

30 Jul – 3 Aug

33

Boots and Hearts

Oro-Medonte ON

6 – 9 Aug

34

Brandon Folk, Music & Art

Brandon MB

tba

35

Brimstone Head Folk

Fogo Island NL

tba

36

Burnaby Blues

Burnaby BC

7 – 8 Aug

37

Calgary Folk

Calgary AB

23 – 26 Jul

38

Calgary International Blues

Calgary AB

27 Jul – 2 Aug

39

Calgary Stampede

Calgary AB

3 – 12 Jul

40

Campbell Bay Music

Mayne Island BC

19 – 21 Jun

41

Canadian Music Week

Toronto ON

8 – 12 Sep

42

Canmore Folk

Canmore AB

1 – 3 Aug

43

Canterbury Folk

Ingersoll ON

12 – 14 Jul

44

Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon

Montmagny QC

3 – 7 Sep

45

Cavendish Beach

Cavendish PE

10 – 12 Jul

46

Celtic Colours International

Cape Breton NS

9 – 17 Oct

47

Chasing Summer

Calgary AB

1 – 2 Aug

48

Chemainus Bluegrass

Chemainus BC

18-Jul

49

City Folk

Ottawa ON

17 – 20 Sep

50

Cloggeroo

Montague PEI

tba

51

Cluster

Winnipeg MB

24 – 28 Mar

52

Coldsnap

Prince George BC

24 Jan – 1 Feb

53

Contact Winter Music

Vancouver BC

tba

54

Country At The Creek

Big River SK

18 – 21 Jun

55

Country Music Week

Calgary AB

tba

56

Country Thunder

Craven SK

9 – 12 Jul

57

Country Thunder Alberta

Calgary AB

21 – 23 Aug

58

Coup de Coeur

Franco-Canada QC

5 – 15 Nov

59

Cowichan Valley Bluegrass

Lake Cowichan BC

19 – 21 Jun

60

Dauphin Countryfest

Dauphin MB

25 – 28 Jun

61

Dawson City Music

Dawson City YT

17 – 19 Jul

62

Deep Roots Music

Wolfville NS

25 – 27 Sep

63

Donnacona Blues

Quebec City QB

5 – 9 Aug

64

Dooryard Arts

Woodstock NB

16 – 18 Jul

65

Dreams

Toronto ON

tba

66

Dundas West Fest

Toronto ON

5 – 6 Jun

67

Edge of the World Music

Haida Gwaii BC

7 – 9 Aug

68

Edmonton Blues

Edmonton AB

28 – 30 Aug

69

Edmonton Folk

Edmonton AB

6 – 9 Aug

70

Edmonton International Jazz

Edmonton AB

tba

71

Emerald Music

Amherst Is ON

7 – 9 Aug

72

Escapade

Ottawa ON

20 – 21 Jun

73

Evangeline Bluegrass and Traditional Music

Abram-Village PEI

9 – 12 Jul

74

Ever After

Kitchener ON

12 – 14 Jun

75

Evolve

Moncton NB

tba

76

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Fergus ON

7 – 9 Aug

77

Festival acadien de Clare

Little Brook NS

25 Jul – 1 Aug

78

Festival Acces Asie

Montreal QC

30 Apr – 31 May

79

Festival Blues Eldorado (Plateau Boreal)

Val D’Or QB

3 – 4 Jul

80

Festival Chants de Vielles

Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu QC

2 – 5 Jul

81

Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac

Tadoussac QC

postponed

82

Festival de Musique Emergente

Rouyn-Noranda QC

3 – 6 Sep

83

Festival des Guitares du Monde

Rouyn-Noranda QC

23 – 30 May

84

Festival Des Traditions Du Monde

Sherbrooke QC

12 – 16 Aug

85

Festival D’ete de Quebec

Quebec QC

9 – 19 Jul

86

Festival du Bois Coquitlam

Coquitlam BC

6 – 8 Mar

87

Festival du Loup

Lafontaine ON

16 – 18 Jul

88

Festival du Voyageur

Winnipeg MB

14 – 23 Feb

89

Festival Franco-Ontarien

Ottawa ON

24 – 26 Sep

90

Festival Fransaskois

Saskatoon SK

3 – 5 Jul

91

Festival International de la Chanson de Granby

Granby QC

10 – 19 Aug

92

Festival International des Rythmes du Monde

Chicoutimi QC

6-8, 12-15 Aug

93

Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

Montreal QC

7 – 19 Jul

94

Festival La Grande Rencontre

Montreal QC

tba

95

Festival Mémoire et Racines

Joliette QC

22 – 26 Jul

96

Festival Musique du bout du monde

Gaspé QC

6 – 9 Aug

97

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal NS

18 – 23 Aug

98

Festival of Friends

Hamilton ON

31 Jul – 2 Aug

99

Festival of Small Halls

Multiple ON

tba

100

Festival Of The Sound

Parry Sound ON

17 Jul – 8 Aug

101

Festival Petit-Cap

Gaspe QC

19 – 23 Jun

102

Festival Santa Teres

Saint-Therese QC

15 – 17 May

103

Filberg

Comox BC

31 Jul – 3 Aug

104

Fire & Water Music

Lac du Bonnet MB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

105

Fireside

Kelowna BC

24 – 26 Jan

106

Folk Music Ontario Annual Conference

Toronto ON

25 – 27 Sep

107

Folk on the Rocks

Yellowknife NT

17 – 19 Jul

108

Folklorama

Winnipeg MB

2 – 15 Aug

109

Folklore

Thunder Bay ON

2 – 3 May

110

Follyfest

Gagetown NB

3 – 5 Jul

111

Fox Mountain

Aylesford NS

30 Jul – 2 Aug

112

FrancoFolies

Montreal QC

12 – 20 Jun

113

Full Circle

Newport NS

19 – 21 Jun

114

Future Forest

Fredericton NB

7 – 10 Aug

115

FVDED In The Park

Surrey BC

3 – 4 Jul

116

Gateway

Bengough SK

24 – 26 Jul

117

Go North

St Joseph Island ON

11-Jul

118

Goderich Celtic Roots

Goderich ON

7 – 9 Aug

119

Grizfest

Tumbler Ridge BC

tba

120

Halifax Jazz

Halifax NS

7 – 12 Jul

121

Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax NS

21 – 24 Oct

122

Harmony Arts

West Vancouver BC

31 Jul – 9 Aug

123

Harmony Bazaar

Lockeport NS

24 – 25 Jul

124

Harrison Arts

Harrison Hot Springs BC

tba

125

Harvest Jazz and Blues

Fredericton NB

15 – 20 Sep

126

Harvest Moon

Clearwater MB

18 – 20 Sep

127

Harvest Sun Music Fest

Kelwood MB

21 – 23 Aug

128

Havelock Country Jamboree

Havelock ON

13 – 16 Aug

129

Hillside Inside

Guelph ON

24 – 26 Jul

130

Home County Music & Art

London ON

17 – 19 Jul

131

Hornby

Hornby Island BC

30 Jul – 8 Aug

132

Igloofest

Montreal QC

16 Jan – 8 Feb

133

Ilesoniq

Montreal QC

7 – 8 Aug

134

In The Dead Of Winter Halifax

Halifax NS

tba

135

Indian River Festival

Indian River PEI

tba

136

Indie Week Canada

Toronto ON

not in 2020

137

Interstellar Rodeo

Edmonton AB

tba

138

Islands Folk

Vancouver Island BC

24 – 26 Jul

139

Jasper Folk

Jasper AB

11 – 13 Sep

140

Jazz Winnepeg

Winnipeg MB

11 – 19 Jun

141

Kaslo Jazz Music

Kaslo BC

31 Jul – 2 Aug

142

Kemptville Live

Kemptville ON

23 – 26 Jul

143

Kingsville Folk Music

Kingsville ON

7 – 9 Aug

144

Kispiox Valley Music

Kispiox BC

24 – 26 Jul

145

Kitchener Blues

Kitchener ON

6 – 9 Aug

146

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass

Haines Junction YT

12 – 14 Jun

147

Kultrun World

Kitchener ON

9 – 12 Jul

148

La Grande Degelee

Granby QC

1 and 8 Feb

149

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Perth Andover NB

5 – 9 Aug

150

LawnyaVawnya Festival

St John’s NL

30 Sep – 3 Oct

151

Le Festif

Quebec City QC

23 – 26 Jul

152

Lighthouse Blues

Kincardine ON

10 – 12 Jul

153

Lilac

Calgary AB

7-Jun

154

Limestone Blues

Kingston ON

27 – 30 Aug

155

Live From The Rock Folk

Red Rock ON

tba

156

Live On The Lake

Burlington ON

13-Jun

157

Living Roots Festival

Fredericton NB

28 – 31 May

158

Long Day’s Night Music

Swift Current SK

18 – 21 Jun

159

Lucknow’s Music In The Fields

Lucknow ON

27 – 29 Aug

160

Lulaworld

Toronto ON

tba

161

Luminato

Toronto ON

11 – 28 Jun

162

Lunenburg Folk Harbour

Lunenburg NS

6 – 9 Aug

163

Lux Magna

Montreal QC

22 – 26 Jan

164

Lynn River Music & Arts

Simcoe ON

tba

165

Manito Ahbee Festival

Winnipeg MB

13 – 17 May

166

Manitoulin Musicfest

Little Current ON

6 – 8 Aug

167

Mariposa Folk

Orillia ON

3 – 5 Jul

168

Metro Metro

Montreal QB

15 – 17 May

169

Minden Hills Bluegrass

Minden ON

tba

170

Miramichi Folksong

Miramichi NB

2 – 7 Aug

171

Mission Folk Music

Mission BC

24-Jul

172

MondoKarnaval

Quebec City QC

tba

173

Montebello Rock

Montebello QB

tba

174

Montreal AIM

Montreal QB

3 – 5 Jul

175

Montreal Folk

Montreal QC

18 – 21 Jun

176

Montreal International Jazz

Montreal QC

25 Jun – 4 Jul

177

Mosaiq Multicultural

Moncton NB

17 – 18 Jul

178

Motion Notion

Beaverfoot Lodge BC

tba

179

Mountain View Arts

Didsbury AB

12 – 13 Sep

180

Mushtari Begum

New Westminster BC

26-Sep

181

MUTEK

Montreal QC

25 – 30 Aug

182

Mutual Festival of Small Halls

Charlottetown PEI

7 – 21 Jun

183

Nanaimo Blues

Nanaimo BC

13 – 16 Aug

184

Nanaimo Ukulele

Nanaimo BC

18 – 19 Sep

185

Ness Creek Music

Saskatoon SK

18 – 21 Jul

186

Newfoundland & Labrador Folk

St. John’s NL

10 – 12 Jul

187

Niagara Jazz

Niagara on the Lake ON

18-Jul

188

NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music

Sorrento BC

22-Aug

189

North Country Fair

Driftpile AB

19 – 21 Jun

190

Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme

Big River SK

14 – 16 Aug

191

Northern Lights Festival Boreal

Sudbury ON

tba

192

Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music

Bible Hill NS

23 – 26 Jul

193

NXNE

Toronto ON

11 – 16 Aug

194

Orangeville Blues & Jazz

Orangeville ON

5 – 7 Jun

195

Osheaga

Montreal QC

31 Jul – 2 Aug

196

Ottawa Blues Fest

Ottawa ON

9 – 19 Jul

197

Ottawa Grassroots Festival

Ottawa ON

23 – 26 Apr

198

Ottawa Jazz

Ottawa ON

19 Jun – 1 Jul

199

Ottawa Winter

Ottawa ON

30 Jan – 1 Feb

200

Paddle Fest

St Andrews NB

14 – 17 May

201

Palmer Rapids Twin Music

Palmer Rapids ON

23 – 26 Jul

202

PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music

Charlottetown PEI

3 – 5 Jul

203

PEI Jazz & Blues

Charlottetown PEI

tba

204

Pembina River Nights

Rangeton Park AB

10 – 11 Jul

205

Pender Harbour Blues

Pender Harbour BC

18 – 19 Sep

206

Peterborough Folk

Peterborough ON

21 – 23 Aug

207

Peterborough Musicfest

Peterborough ON

27 Jun – 22 Aug

208

POP Montreal

Montreal QC

23 – 27 Sep

209

Porquis Blues

Porquis Junction ON

17 – 19 Jul

210

Pouzza Fest

Montreal QC

15 – 17 May

211

Prairie Wind Music Festival

Cypress River MB

5 – 7 Jun

212

Prismatic Arts

Halifax NS

tba

213

Quebec City Celtic

Quebec City QC

tba

214

Reggaefest

Calgary AB

tba

215

Regina Folk

Regina SK

tba

216

Reign Bough Fiddle

Thorhild AB

tba

217

Rejigged

Dartmouth NS

tba

218

Rendez-Vous ès Trad

Quebec City QC

tba

219

Renfrew’s Bluegrass

Renfrew ON

9 – 12 Jul

220

Rifflandia

Victoria BC

10 – 13 Sep

221

River & Sky Music/Camping

Field ON

22 – 26 Jul

222

River Rats

Athabasca AB

30 Jun – 1 Jul

223

Riverfest Elora

Elora ON

21 – 23 Aug

224

Robson Valley Music

Dunster BC

14 – 16 Aug

225

Rock The Park

London ON

15 – 18 Jul

226

Rockin’ River Musicfest

Merritt BC

30 Jul – 2 Aug

227

Rockin’ The Fields Of Minnedosa

Minnedosa MB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

228

Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival and Music Camp

Souris PEI

17 – 19 Jul

229

Roots North

Orillia ON

23 – 25 Apr

230

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues

Salmon Arm BC

13 – 16 Aug

231

Sappyfest

Sackville NS

tba

232

Saskatchewan Jazz Fest

Saskatoon SK

3 – 12 Jul

233

Saskatoon Blues Festival

Saskatoon SK

24 Feb – 1 Mar

234

Saskatoon Folk Fest

Saskatoon SK

13 – 15 Aug

235

Sawdust City Music

Gravenhurst ON

2 – 4 Aug

236

Shambhala

Salmo BC

24 – 27 Jul

237

Sherblues & Folk

Sherbrooke QC

8 – 12 Jul

238

Shivering Songs

Fredericton NB

29 Jan – 2 Feb

239

Skeleton Park Music

Kingston ON

17 – 21 Jun

240

Sled Island

Calgary AB

24 – 28 Jun

241

Small World Music

Toronto ON

tba

242

Smithers Midsummer

Smithers BC

3 – 5 Jul

243

Snowdance Festival of Winter and Music

Falcon Lakes MB

17 – 19 Jan

244

Sound of Music

Burlington ON

14 – 21 Jun

245

South Country Fair

Fort MacLeod AB

17 – 19 Jul

246

Southside Shuffle

Port Credit ON

11 – 13 Sep

247

Speak Music Be Kind

Toronto ON

17 – 19 Jan

248

Squamish Constellation

Squamish BC

24 – 26 Jul

249

Stan Rogers Folk

Canso NS

23 – 26 Jul

250

Starbelly Jam

Crawford Bay BC

17 – 19 Jul

251

Steamboat Mountain Music

Edgewater BC

tba

252

Stewart Park

Perth ON

17 – 19 Jul

253

Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering

Stony Plain AB

14 – 16 Aug

254

Stratford Blues & Ribfest

Stratford ON

19 – 21 Jun

255

Summer’s End Folk

Grand Manan NB

tba

256

Summerfolk Music and Crafts

Owen Sound ON

21 – 23 Aug

257

Summerland Action

Summerland BC

5 – 7 Jun

258

Summerland Bluegrass

Summerland BC

12 – 14 Jun

259

Sunfest

Cowichan Valley BC

30 Jul – 2 Aug

260

Sunshine Music

Powell River BC

tba

261

Supercrawl

Hamilton ON

4 – 6 Sep

262

Surrey Fusion

Surrey BC

25 – 26 Jul

263

Talking Stick Festival

Vancouver BC

18 – 29 Feb

264

Taverne Tour

Montreal QC

30 Jan – 1 Feb

265

TD Sunfest World Music

London ON

9 – 12 Jul

266

The Groove Gathering

Sydenham ON

19 – 21 Jun

267

The Island Unplugged

Pelee Island ON

14 – 15 Aug

268

The Works Art & Design

Edmonton AB

19 Jun – 1 Jul

269

Thunder Bay Blues

Thunder Bay ON

not in 2020

270

Tiny Lights

Ymir BC

12 – 14 Jun

271

Tongue On The Post Festival (TOP Fest)

Medicine Hat AB

20 – 25 Jan

272

Toronto Jazz

Toronto ON

18 – 28 Jun

273

Tottenham Bluegrass

Tottenham ON

19 – 21 Jun

274

Trails Tales Tunes Festival

Norris Point NL

15 – 25 May

275

Tremblant International Blues

Mont-Tremblant QC

3 – 12 Jul

276

Trois-Rivieres en Blues

Trois-Rivières QC

tba

277

Trout Forest Music

Ear Falls ON

7 – 9 Aug

278

Valhalla Sound Circus

Montreal QB

17 – 19 Jul

279

Vancouver Folk Music

Vancouver BC

17 – 19 Jul

280

Vancouver International Jazz

Vancouver BC

19 – 28 Jun

281

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Victoria BC

5 – 7 Sep

282

Vancouver Island Music Fest

Vancouver Island BC

10 – 12 Jul

283

VELD

Toronto ON

1 – 2 Aug

284

Victoria International Jazz

Victoria BC

tba

285

Wanderlust

Whistler BC

tba

286

Wasaga Beach Blues

Wasaga Beach ON

18 – 20 Sep

287

West Coast Blues Downtown Shuffle

Goderich ON

tba

288

West Island Blues Festival

Montreal QC

20-Jul

289

Westfest

Ottawa ON

not in 2020

290

Whoop and Hollar Folk

Portage La Prairie MB

29-Aug

291

Wild Mountain Music

Hinton AB

17 – 19 Jul

292

Windsong

Powassan ON

28 – 29 Aug

293

Winnipeg Folk

Winnipeg MB

9 – 12 Jul

294

Winter Folk Camp

Haliburton ON

6 – 9 Mar

295

Winterfolk Roots & Blues Festival

Toronto ON

21 – 23 Feb

296

Winterlude

Ottawa ON

31-Jan

297

Winterruption Saskatoon

Saskatoon SK

22 – 26 Jan

298

Wintersong

Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

17 – 19 Jan

299

Winteruption

Edmonton AB

23 – 26 Jan

300

Wolfe Island

Wolfe Island ON

tba

301

Writers at Woody Point

Woody Point NL

18 – 23 Aug

UPDATED 10 Apr 2020

 

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