Summertime is music festival time, and here are some fun events to attend!

Music Festivals

Country At The Creek
June 20–23
Ness Creek Festival Site; Ness Creek, Sask.

Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 5–7
Cavendish, PEI

Back to Batoche Days
July 18–21
Batoche, Alta.

Country Thunder Saskatchewan
July 11–14
Craven, Sask.

The Gateway Festival
July 26–28
Bengough, Sask.

Dauphin’s Countryfest
July 27–30
Dauphin, Man.

Rockin’ River Music Fest
Aug 1–4
Merritt, B.C.

Big Valley Jamboree
Aug 1–4
Camrose, Alta.

Boot Hill Country Jamboree
Aug 1–5
Bothwell, Ont.

Blueberry Bluegrass Festival
Aug 2–4
Stony Plain, Alta.

Ivan Daines Friends & Heroes Pick-Nic
Aug 8–11
Daines Ranch; Innisfail, Alta.
Facebook see: Ivan Daines

Boots and Hearts Music Festival
Aug 8–11
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds; Oro-Medonte, Ont.

Extreme Mudfest
Aug 15–18
Bonnyville, Alta.

Havelock Country Jamboree
Aug 15–18
Havelock, Ont.

Country Thunder Alberta
Aug 16–18
Prairie Winds Park; Calgary, Alta.


The Queen’s Cowboys

Respected and admired around the world, and a favourite of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the RCMP Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. These men and women aren’t just “riders” but full-fledged members of the most famous police force in the world. Their stunning performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. The Musical Ride performs in up to 50 communities across Canada between the months of May and October and helps raise thousands of dollars for local charities and non-profit organizations.


May 11 Shawville, Que
May 15 Ottawa Ont
May 19 St-Albert, Ont
May 26 Wendover, Ont
May 31–Jun 1 Brome, Que

Jun 5–6 Sorel-Tracy, Que
Jun 7–9 Princeville, Que
Jun 11 La Pocatiere, Que
Jun 13 Ayer`s Cliff, Que
Jun 16 Sainte-Catherinede-la-Jacques-Cartier, Que
Jun 18–19 St-Felix-d’Otis, Que
Jun 23 St-Elzear, Que
Jun 27–30 Ottawa, Ont

Jul 4 Blainville, Que
Jul 5–6 Trois-Rivieres, Que
Jul 10 Brigden, Ont
Jul 12–13 Lexington, Ky
Jul 18 Cochrane, Alta
Jul 20 Stettler, Alta
Jul 21 Beaumont, Alta
Jul 23 Three Hills, Alta
Jul 27 Pincher Creek, Alta
Jul 28 Nanton, Alta
Jul 31 Medicine Hat, Alta

Aug 2–5 Strathmore, Alta
Aug 7 Westlock, Alta
Aug 8 Fort Saskatchewan, Alta
Aug 10–11 Fort McMurray, Alta
Aug 13 Lac La Biche, Alta
Aug 16 Blackfalds, Alta
Aug 17–18 Rocky Mountain House, Alta
Aug 21 Valleyview, Alta
Aug 23 High Level, Alta
Aug 25 Hay River, NWT
Aug 26–27 Peace River, Alta
Aug 29 Whitecourt, Alta

Sep 1 Stony Plain, Alta
Sep 8–9 St-Tite, Que
Sep 15 Plantagenet, Ont
Sep 19 Montreal, Que
Sep 21 Ottawa, Ont
Sep 27–29 West Springfield, Mass

Oct 14 Brant, Ont

Nov 1–3 Toronto, Ont