The Best Family-Friendly Summer Festivals in Canada

Summer festivals are not only for teenagers and adults. There are a lot of family-friendly summer festivals in Canada you can take your kids to. So, without further ado, here are 3 summer festivals perfect for a summer vacation experience for the entire family.

Ottawa Bluesfest

Are you a big fan of the blues? Not pertaining to the concept of being sad and lonely that is accompanied by music. We mean blues the music genre that has been performed for many decades by world-renowned artists.

You get to watch the best blues artists and bands perform live on stage. Kids are encouraged to attend given that it is all about music. However, there might be some not so kid friendly lyrics so you might want to steer away from those artists and bands.

This will be a great experience to remember. Who knows, the young ones might even take an interest in playing the blues and someday, you get to watch them perform on stage.

Calgary Stampede Coca-Cola Stage

Calgary Stampede, aka the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. That’s right, that is what they call this festival and believe us, they are not joking around. The Calgary Stampede is a festival of music, food, live entertainment, and most of all, the rodeo.

The festival this year is scheduled from July 3 to 12 and there is already a great line-up of events. We are talking about live music, dog bowl, bulls after dark, parades, and so much more. There is even going to be some shopping ladies and gentlemen.

Make sure to bring the entire family. If you are travelling via car, parking is free but make sure to book your hotel accommodation early on. It’s going to be booked all throughout that week. It’s called the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth for something, better yet, for so many things.

Hillside Festival

This festival is all about arts and culture. This is an experience you can’t miss and surely your kids can’t miss. Music, poetry, arts & crafts, live theatre, and so much more. It is a great opportunity to introduce your kids to different art forms.

Here’s another great thing, if you have kids that are under the age of 12, they’ll get in for free. So, if you have kids or kids that are about to turn 12, take them to the festival this year if the schedule works.

We hope you enjoy these festivals with the entire family.