The best events to enjoy Ontario music festivals and RV camping in 2018
Every summer, musical acts from around the world take their show on the road, often stopping to play at a couple music festivals along the way. This year make the most of your summer by packing up your RV and hitting the road with your friends and family in tow to experience some of the best music festivals in Ontario.
One of the great things about many music festivals during Canadian summers is that all concert goers have the option of camping on-site. More and more camping is becoming part of the “festival experience,” so get ready to fully immerse yourself in the environment and rock on!
To make sure you’re ready for a weekend of camping, there are plenty of things to remember before venturing off. Here are a couple things to keep in mind:
- Know the dimensions of your RV. It is important to make sure it is compatible with campsite size restrictions. Call the venue ahead of time if you have any questions.
- Have a generator handy in case power is needed in your trailer along with hookups for waste disposal.
- Research the venue before you arrive and read the festival’s policies carefully. You might be surprised at the lists of prohibited items such as water alcohol and pets.
- It’s a good idea to write a checklist before camping that includes the essentials such as proper clothing, food and water, toiletries and especially insect repellant.
Now that you have all your camping essentials, get ready to go start packing your RV for a mini vacation from your favourite Sun RV resort in Ontario. From country music to classic rock, indie artists and everything in between, there are tons of festivals to enjoy this summer.
Check out our top picks for music festivals that accommodate camping and RVs in Ontario:
Hillside Summer Festival (July 13-15)
Guelph Lake is a perfect spot for RV camping during the summer. To add to the beautiful views of the area, Hillside Summer Festival will be filled with performances from over 60 artists and groups throughout the weekend. The festival is an experience for the entire family where you can listen to music and shop from the on-site vendors, all while having a great time camping on the lake.
Mattawa Voyageur Days (July 27-29)
Head to Mattawa for the Mattawa Voyageur Days festival featuring country and rock music. Festival goers can also enjoy evening shows including the Great Canadian Lumberjacks show and a Summer Water Sports show. RV camping will be located at the Mike Rodden arena to support the Mattawa Minor Hockey Association.
Boots and Hearts Music Festival (August 9-12)
Located on Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro Medonte, the Boots and Hearts Music Festival is back again with a full line up of country music performances. With an RV campsite on the grounds and full accommodations, the festival is sure to make for an exciting weekend for every guest. This all-age event will feature some of the top performers in country music including Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and many more.
- Arran Lake
- Deer Lake
- Grand Oaks
- Gulliver’s Lake
- Sherkston Shores
- Willow Lake
Riverfest Elora (August 17-19)
Celebrating 10 years, Riverfest Elora is back at Bissel Park, Elora with its biggest line up of performances yet. Because RV camping is available at the Elora Gorge, with free shuttles to and from the event site, the festival is sure to make for an unforgettable summer weekend. Take the trip to Riverfest where you can experience a weekend of fun and music for the entire family.
Havelock Country Jamboree (August 16-19)
Celebrate the 29th Annual Havelock Country Jamboree in 2018, “Canada’s Largest Live Country Music and Camping Festival!” The show features over 25 entertainers performing on twin stages over a four day period. Come and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. This Jamboree is set up to create a festive, friendly, and community atmosphere so that music fans can enjoy their favourite performers. While strolling the park-like grounds, check out the wares of the vendors and visit the booths of the numerous local service clubs and charities.
Looking for more festivals? Here are a couple more Ontario favourites:
- Ever After Music Festival (June 8-10)
- Mariposa Folk Festival (July 6-8)
- River & Sky Music and Camping Festival (July 19-22)
Once you’ve been “festivaled-out” and just need to relax and catch sun rays – there’s no better spot to spend your days than at your favourite Ontario RV resort. Offering RV sites for all rig sizes, rustic sites for tents, and a selection of vacation home rentals, treat your family to some R&R days this summer. Make your summer reservation by booking online or calling (888) 886-2477 today!