Canada’s RV Friendly Festivals – 2024 – RV Lifestyle Magazine

Lead photo: Grooving to the beat at the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Burl’s Creek, Oro Medonte, Ontario – this year’s event takes place August 8 – 11, 2024 – scroll down for more information.

Boots and Hearts Music Festival

Time to Rock Your RV at these RV Friendly Festivals!

It’s going to be a fantastic season of music and live entertainment as RV Friendly Festivals across Canada return to brighten the lives of RV enthusiasts and music lovers.

Here is a list of the events as of March 26, 2024 – please check back as we will update and add to this listing as information becomes available – it’s a good idea to plan ahead to assure RV parking and admission availability…

One of the best aspects of RV season in Canada is the variety of festivals across the country. No matter what kind of music you enjoy, or how you like to spend your leisure time, there’s sure to be a festival that fits your taste. 

Book your tickets NOW for these 2024 festivals…

Ambush Spring Jam May 17-19, 2024 at Happy Green Acres Campground, Mallorytown, Ontario.
Ambush Spring Jam

May 17 – 19, 2024

Mallorytown, Ontario.

Happy Green Acres Campground presents Ambush Spring Jam! Their first party to kick off Summer 2024. Rain or shine this event will happen no matter what!

Featuring: AMBUSH, Eddy & the Stingrays • Abby Stewart • Mackenzie Leigh Meyer • Texas Tuxedo

Come out and camp with Ambush! This weekend also features a cornhole tournament, an acoustic sing-a-long and a pool party! Call Happy Green Acres directly at (343) 264 2468 or click on the link for more information on this event. Advance Day Passes available for this event for $66.67/person tax included or click “Book Now” for the Advance Weekend Pass! Advance ticket purchase ends the day before the event.

1000 Islands Celtic Roots Festival, Happy Green Acres Campground , Mallorytown Ontario June 14 - 15 2024
1000 Islands Celtic Roots Festival, Happy Green Acres Campground , Mallorytown Ontario June 14 – 15 2024

June 14 & 15, 2024

Mallorytown, Ontario.


The Mudmen • The Fiddleheads • The Steel City Rovers • The Celtic Kitchen Party

More Information Coming Soon!

June 7 – 9, 2024

Cypress River Resource Centre Grounds, 163 Cypress Avenue,
Cypress River, Manitoba

Join the little town of Cypress River, Manitoba for the 11th Prairie Wind Music Festival.

This volunteer-driven fest presents a diverse blend of Canadian music to kick summer off. Small but mighty, the Fest provides intimacy, uniqueness and awesome hospitality. Come celebrate the joys of music and community with us – there’s something for everyone!

– All proceeds of the Festival will go to community projects –

FridayOpener – TBA

8:00pm – The Honeysliders

Saturdaynoon ’till late – Acts in no particular order (yet)

Spruce and Assiniboine performing at Prairie Wind Festival June 7 - 9, 2024, Cypress River, Manitoba.
Spruce and Assiniboine performing at Prairie Wind Festival June 7 – 9, 2024, Cypress River, Manitoba.

Ridley Bent , Slow Leaves, Emma Worley, Onna Lou, Deacon Creek, Reverend Rambler, And more to be announced!


10:30am The Three Berts

Outskirts – Celebrating The Music Of Blue Rodeo Friday July 5th, 2024 Happy Green Acres Mallorytown Ontario.
Outskirts – Celebrating The Music Of Blue Rodeo

Friday, July 5, 2024

Happy Green Acres Campground, Mallorytown, Ontario.

If you’re a Blue Rodeo Fan, you won’t want to miss this!

More Information and Ticket Pricing Coming Soon!

July 5 – 7, 2024

Cavendish, P.E.I.

Atlantic Canada’s largest outdoor concert, held annually at the Cavendish Beach Events Centre in Prince Edward Island.

This music festival is centrally located between Charlottetown and Summerville on the Cavendish Event Grounds. International and Canadian country music artists as well as local musicians gather here for four days of fun and excitement on the tiny island of P.E.I. There are several local campgrounds nearby associated with the festival and you can get camping packages that include the cost of admission.

July 11 – 14, 2024

Craven, Saskatchewan

Country Thunder Music Festival
Country Thunder Music Festival, Saskatchewan

Country Thunder is a music festival brand that hosts several concerts in North America each year. They have operated festivals in Wisconsin and Arizona since 1996, and shows in Saskatchewan since 2005 and in Alberta since 2016. In 2019, Country Thunder Florida joined the family! 

Past acts include: Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney plus many many more!

  • CT ARIZONA EVENT LOCATION: 20585 E. Price Station Rd., Florence, AZ 85132

  • CT WISCONSIN EVENT LOCATION: 2305 Lance Drive, Twin Lakes, WI 53181

  • CT ALBERTA EVENT LOCATION: 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T3J 3J8 – August 16 – 18, 2024

  • CT SASKATCHEWAN EVENT LOCATION: 50.702220, -104.808011, Craven, SK S0G 0W0 – July 11 – 14, 2024

July 11-14, 2024

Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Great event of all ages. Enjoy the outdoors, relax, meet some friendly music-lovers and discover your next favourite artists. Family friendly and quiet campground. Additional Birds Hill Provincial Park camping.

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July 19 – 21, 2024

Entrance Ranch, Hinton, Alberta.

Wild Mountain happens at the Entrance Ranch, eight kilometres north of Hinton, on the most beautiful festival site on Earth (

Wild Mountain Music Festival July 19 - 21, 2024 Entrance Ranch, Hinton, Alberta.
Wild Mountain Music Festival July 19 – 21, 2024 Entrance Ranch, Hinton, Alberta.

Wild Mountain has built its reputation from the stage out. We run a two stage format, so the music never stops. With a twist of your lawn chair, it’s easy to follow both stages.  From Colin James to the break through with the Sheepdogs, then Sam Roberts and a packed field in 2014 for Blue Rodeo, one of Canada’s preeminent bands, Wild Mountain brings a unique mix of music and art to the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

For the big kids, our beer tent has an amazing view of both stages, but ours is a family friendly event and we offer the younger kids their own area with well planned weekend activities.

The location is rustic and takes place on one of the pastures of a working ranch. The festival runs a shuttle service from Hinton, but if you choose to camp on-site, the Wild Mountain General Store offers the necessities and there is an array of food vendors and many art vendors offering interesting original work.

July 19 – 21, 2024

Guelph Lake Island, Ontario.

The Hillside Community Festival is a not-for-profit music festival that celebrates creativity through artistic expression, community engagement, and environmental leadership. Speaking of environmental leadership, Hillside is one of the greenest festivals in Canada, winning multiple awards for its sustainability initiatives including on-site dishwashing and elimination of single-use plastics, and has been certified carbon-neutral since 2019. With a long-running history in the Guelph community, hosting an annual summer festival, downtown winter event, and additional performances throughout the year – Hillside is committed to sharing the best that the arts and music scene has to offer in Ontario.

This year, the festival boasts over 50 Canadian and international artists, including Juno- and Polaris-prize winning Blackie & The Rodeo Kings (with Daniel Lanois and Terra Lightfoot), Patrick Watson, and Aysanabee, as well as internationally renowned artists like songwriter Richard Thompson and South African collective BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness).

Featuring a wide range of genres and musical styles in a beautiful island locale, the 2024 festival is going to be one to remember!

The three-day festival takes place on the scenic Guelph Lake Island, July 19-21 this year. With 5 stages, body & mind workshops, an indigenous circle, children’s area, artisan market, and food bazaar – there’s always something to do at Hillside! Tickets are available for purchase here:

For more information on Hillside Festival please

July 25 – 28, 2024

Canso, Nova Scotia.

Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Stanfest), Canada’s Songwriter Festival, is excited to announce the following artists will be performing this year – Click on the blue links below for bios and music videos from each of the performers…

The 27th edition of Stanfest officially begins on Friday, July 25 and runs until Sunday, July 28. Paying tribute to Stan Roger’s legacy by celebrating songwriters, the festival continues to offer an eclectic mix of musical genres, and styles.

Where in the world is Canso?

Canso is at the very eastern tip of Guysborough County, in Nova Scotia. It is not on Cape Breton Island, and is not close to the Canso Causeway. Visitors planning to attend the festival should click here for information on how to get to Canso, Nova Scotia:

Here is a “teaser” from the Stan Rogers Folk Festival team:

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Known for reaching across the country and around the world, Stanfest presents Canadian country music artists in an environment that is ideal for music fans and performers alike.

For more information, please visit the website at

Sutton Bay Countryfest July 27 - 28, 2024. Cory Marks headlines July 27.
Sutton Bay Countryfest July 27 – 28, 2024. Cory Marks headlines July 27.

July 27 – 28, 2024

Sutton Bay Park,
New Liskeard, Ontario.

A weekend you won’t want to miss!

Sutton Bay Park is located on the shores of Lake Temiskaming, 540km north of Toronto.

This year’s Countryfest at Sutton Bay Park is shaping up to be the greatest one ever, with the confirmation that Canadian platinum and U.S. gold selling artist Cory Marks will headline the festival on Saturday night, July 27, 2024.

Visit the website to reserve your spot:

Roots and Blues Music Festival, Salmon Arm, BC, July 26 - 28, 2024.
Roots and Blues Music Festival, Salmon Arm, BC, July 26 – 28, 2024.

July 26 – 28, 2024
490 5th Avenue SW,  Salmon Arm, BC

Get ready to celebrate together once again this summer! Early bird tickets for the 32nd annual ROOTS and BLUES Festival July 26 – 28, 2024 are now on sale!

Make your plans NOW to visit BC this summer to see a full roster of entertainers under the Shuswap sun!

Click here to see the lineup:

It’s a weekend meant for making memories: thousands of people chanting the same line of your favourite song in unison, the magic of musicians unwinding and jamming in workshops, and the joy of celebrating world-class music, together.

It’s a great way to make family memories this summer!

Country In The Campground August 2nd & 3rd, 2024, Happy Green Acres Campground, Mallorytown, ON
Country In The Campground

August 2nd & 3rd, 2024

Happy Green Acres Campground,
Mallorytown, Ontario.

If you love Country Music, you will love this weekend! Only $99/person includes 2 nights camping (non serviced sites)


Alyssa Dupuis – A Tribute To Shania Twain

Nelson Colt: A Tribute to George Straight

Texas Tuxedo

More information coming soon!

Fire and Water Music Festival in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, August 2 - 4, 2024
Fire and Water Music Festival in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, August 2 – 4, 2024

August 2 – 4, 2024

Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

Every year on August Long Weekend we come together to celebrate musicians, visual artists, sideshow performers, dancers and artisans alike.

The Fire & Water Music Festival offers three stages featuring independent music, artist workshops and children’s programming that is fun for all ages. We bring it all together with the Art Wave Art Show and the Artisan Square Trade and Craft Show featuring local visual artists.

Many of our fans plan their summer around this weekend, with regular fans coming in from all over Canada and as far away as Europe. Our 2014 Festival weekend even included a wedding!

The Fire & Water Music Festival in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba is something that you don’t want to miss.

For more information, please visit:

Rockin the Fields of Minedosa, Manitoba, August 2 - 4, 2024.
Rockin the Fields of Minedosa, Manitoba, August 2 – 4, 2024.

August 2 – 4, 2024

Lake Minnedosa, Manitoba

Three nights of Rock & Roll in the beautiful Lake Minnedosa at the August long weekend. Adding to the music, RFM provides great onsite vendors, camping opportunities and other activities.

Performers include:

Prism, Molly Hatchet, Junkhouse, Kim Mitchell, Crude City Classics, Wicked Awesome, Rex, Men Without Shame, Econoline Crush, Theory of a Deadman, JJ Wilde, REX, The Hourhand, Gary Gauch, Who made Who – AC DC tribute band, Toque, The Trews, Amanda Marshall, Colin James.

For more information, please visit:

Fox Mountain Country Music Festival August 2 - 3, 2024
Fox Mountain Country Music Festival August 2 – 3, 2024

August 2 – 3, 2024

Aylesford, Nova Scotia.

Three days of incredible country music in beautiful Aylesford, Nova Scotia. Fox Mountain Country Music Festival is one of the largest music festivals in Nova Scotia. Featuring country music legends, rising stars, and local acts, this festival has just the right mix! With camping on-site, a platform for dancing, lots of after-hours campsite jam sessions, and food and drink vendors, you have everything you need to make the festival extra fun. Whether for the weekend or just a day,  join the thousands of people who have an unforgettable time at Fox  Mountain!

August 8 – 11, 2024

Burl’s Creek, Oro Medonte, Ontario.

Hosted at Burls Creek Event Grounds in Oro Medonte, Boots and Hearts is a weekend long country music festival featuring some of the biggest names in the scene today.  RV sites are approximately 20’x50’  and 30 amp/50amp sites are available.

Watch the highlight reel…

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For more information, please visit the website:

August 9 – 11, 2024

Fergus, Ontario.

Tilt your kilt and book your tickets for the 2024 Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games!

The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games is an annual three-day event that celebrates local Scottish heritage and features world-renowned talent and entertainment in the beautiful town of Fergus, Ontario. This year’s Festival features Heavy Events Competitions, Pipe Band Competitions, Highland Dancers, over 50 Clans & Heritage Village, Whisky Tasting, McKiddie’s Centre, Celtic musicians and international vendors featuring Scottish wares and fares!

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For more information, please visit:

August 16 – 18, 2024

Elora, Ontario.

Riverfest Elora is back with another incredible lineup for their 14th annual event. More than 45 local, national and international acts, from household names to rising stars, will entertain fans of all ages at this wonderful festival.

Riverfest Elora August 16 - 18, 2024
Riverfest Elora August 16 – 18, 2024

Perched on the edge of a spectacular gorge and nestled along the banks of the Grand River lies the town of the Elora — known as Ontario’s most beautiful village.

Riverfest Elora is held in Bissel Park on the banks of the Grand River in Ontario. This festival is the town’s celebration of music, arts and culture at its finest. Camping is available at the stunning Elora Gorge Campground so don’t forget your tube! Make sure you book your campsite. There is a free shuttle between the campground and the festival.

Gatineau Balloon Festival - Festival Montgolfieres Gatineau (FMG) combines the thrill of hot air ballooning with a five-day music festival.
Gatineau Balloon Festival – Festival Montgolfieres Gatineau (FMG) combines the thrill of hot air ballooning with a five-day music festival.

August 29 – September 2, 2024

Gatineau, Quebec.

Combine the thrill of hot air balloons with the rocking exhilaration of a music festival at the Gatineau Montgolfieres Balloon Festival.

The FMGFestival Montgolfieres Gatineau – organizes a large-scale event featuring rich and diversified musical programming, predominantly from Quebec, supported by the distinctive character of the hot air balloon and by innovative, immersive and entertaining experiences that attract new audiences and build loyalty among a multi-generational clientele. Consciously committed to responsible and sustainable principles and practices, the Festival’s ambition is to showcase the City of Gatineau in such a way as to generate significant economic, social, cultural and tourism benefits.

With the addition of a third stage and the new FMG Late Nights concept, as well as sunny skies over the 5 days of the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, festival-goers were treated to an edition that marked a new chapter in the Festival’s history.

With an attendance of over 225,000, the 36th edition of the FMG broke all records in 2023. The Festival generated an estimated $15 million in economic spin-offs for the Outaouais region. The festival attracted a local clientele, with 68% of attendees coming from the Outaouais region. Visitors from outside the Outaouais, who accounted for 32% of the clientele, came from 10 countries, including Germany, Australia, France and the United States.

Tens of thousands of festival-goers turned out every day to sing along to the hits of the artists who graced the FMG’s three stages. Sunday night was undoubtedly the biggest crowd pleaser, with the fiery presence of NE-YO offering a generous performance to festival-goers already entranced by Dan D-Noy and K.Maro.

The Hydro-Québec Stage livened up the early evening with performances by Jeanick Fournier, Richard Séguin, Claude Dubois and Luce Dufault. On the Loto-Québec Stage, Roxane Bruneau offered her fans an energetic show with a touch of humor. And let’s not forget the Friday night with the Comedy Gala and La patente à Pat, a very special show to celebrate Patrice Bélanger’s 15th anniversary as spokesperson, which brought together all generations with exceptional artists and catchy medleys. The highlight of the evening was the presence of Claude Dubois and several participants from the first season of Survivor Québec, who came to surprise Patrice Bélanger.

Country fans had a field day with Thursday night’s main stage show featuring Matt Lang and Brittany Kennell, plus performances by Phil G. Smith, Justin Legacy and André Varin & Marie-Claude Gagnon in the Festive square. The first edition of the FMG Late Nights was also a resounding success, allowing festival-goers to sing and dance to the sounds of Banx & Ranx, Clay and Friends and Rêve, bringing a breath of fresh air to the Festival.

Weather conditions were kind to hot-air balloons for most of the weekend, making way for 7 of a possible 8 take-offs, the highest quantity in the last decade. In addition to the flights, hot-air balloons were honoured in the evening with three Night Glow. A novelty that charmed young and old alike, the multimedia night glow presented every evening transported the crowds into an imaginary world, for the duration of a hot air balloon trip.

Families were delighted by the family activities on site and in the Desjardins Family Zone, in addition to the youth shows presented from Saturday to Monday. The GPW-LPG wrestling gala was once again a great success, attracting curious onlookers and fans alike, as was the exhibition of some 100 vintage and modern cars on Saturday afternoon.

Xavier de Montgolfier, a direct descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, inventors of the hot air balloon, was chosen as Honorary President of the 2nd edition of the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival in 1989, while Philippe Husson, Ambassador of France to Canada, was the 1988 Honorary President.

His ancestors Joseph and Étienne de Montgolfier launched their first “lighter-than-air” balloon in 1783 in the town of Annonay, south of Lyon, in France. Two hundred years later, Xavier de Montgolfier joined with other family members to found the Club de montgolfières de la ville d’Annonay (the Annonay Hot Air Balloon Club).

“To appropriately celebrate the bicentennial of this great invention, explains Xavier de Montgolfier, we just had to find a hot air balloon. With sponsor support, we managed to obtain one and founded the club to enable all balloon enthusiasts to fly with us.”

Today, with six balloons and 21 members, the Annonay Hot Air Balloon Club operates in a very special manner. Its pilots don’t own the balloons they fly, since every piece of equipment belongs to the club and remains available to all members.

From Friday to Monday morning, watch the hot air balloons take off for free!
Around 6 a.m., go directly to the Festival site to experience this special moment.
Flights are subject to weather conditions, flight directors’ authorization and the pilot’s decision.

To attend the evening flights, access to the Festival (5-day pass or daily pass) is required.

The Gatineau Montgolfiere Balloon Festival offers a full 5-day schedule of live music.
The Gatineau Montgolfieres Balloon Festival offers a full 5-day schedule of live music.

See your favourite artists on stage

During the 5 days of the event, see artists that will please all ages and all tastes! Well-known artists, as well as local and emerging artists, perform on the various stages of the FMG each year.

The Gatineau Montgolfiere Balloon Festival offers a full 5-day schedule of live music.

For more information, please visit:

For the link to purchase tickets, please visit:

Visit the Gatineau Balloon Festival and stay at the campground!
Visit the Gatineau Balloon Festival and stay at the campground!

Stay at the FMG Campground!

  • Average camping site size: 25 feet by 50 feet (7.62 m by 15.24 m)
  • Campsite locations: 15 minutes’ walk from the Festival site at the furthest point
  • Limits per site: one trailer per site. A tent may be set up on the same site as a trailer or motorized vehicle, as long as the assigned lot limits and fire department requirements are respected.
  • Toilets: chemical toilets are available throughout the Campground.
  • Showers: There are no sanitary blocks with showers directly on the Campground. For a small fee, all campers have access to the showers at the Gatineau Sports Centre (850 boul. de la Gappe), Monday to Friday from 6 am to 9:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 8:30 pm.
  • Electricity: no access to electricity on the Campground. A generator can be used between 7 am and 9 am, 11 am and 1 pm and 5 pm and 8 pm.
  • Water: free water refill on arrival
  • Waste: Please separate your waste, recycling and consigned items at the various drop-off points.

For camping information and reservations, please visit:

October 1 – 5, 2024

Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) is a five-day celebration of agriculture and rural living. There are plowing competitions, a range of activities for people of all ages, numerous opportunities to learn about agriculture, near-constant live entertainment in multiple Match venues, hundreds of vendors and exhibitors (large and small equipment, lifestyle items and much more), a wide variety of food, an RV Park … the list goes on.

Camping at the Plowing Match…

Camping on-site at the International Plowing Match
Camping on-site at the International Plowing Match

To book your stay in the Official RV Park of the 2024 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo ( IPM 2024 ). To reserve your RV Park site please visit:

For more information, please visit: