When summertime comes, expect that there are no shortages of festivals happening in the cold country of Canada. That may be the only period where people have a break from the chilling climate and enjoy the outdoors with music, dance, drinks, and fun-loving participants. As a guide to enjoy Canada’s best summer festivals, here is a shortlist of what you are about to expect.
1. Montreal International Jazz Festival
According to the current Guinness World Record, this festival is the largest for its genre. Around 2 million people are expected to gather and attend 800 different activities and concerts of various sub-genres of jazz music that are played by over 3,000 musicians.
2. Ottawa RBC Bluesfest
If the UK has the Glastonbury Festival, then Canada’s version is Ottawa’s Bluesfest. Top alternative rock bands and soulful performers from the international and local music scene will bring their blues playlist where everybody can just groove to the beats.
3. Calgary Stampede
As the rodeo capital in Canada, this event serves as the celebratory capstone. It will not only be a traditional gathering but also a showcase of cowboy sporting events. In the span of two days, you can mingle with different cultures along with various entertainment side acts.
4. Toronto’s Festival of Beer
A festival that celebrates beer is already an entertaining statement. The actual experience is very thirst-quenching as the country commemorates its annual success in the brewing industry. Various alcoholic brands will plant their turf and be ready to serve.
5. Honda Celebration of Light
Aside from beer and music, another aspect that is always present at a festival is fireworks. Honda Celebration of Light is a festival of an amazing fireworks display that happens to be occurring for three straight nights.
6. Halifax International Busker Festival
For six days, this festival brings around 300 shows from different forms of entertainment. There are acrobatics, magic, and even comedy shows. There is no shortage of fun for all ages.