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Will We See You at the Forest Festival?

Will We See You at the Forest Festival?

Music festivals are quintessential summer events. There’s Bluesfest in Ottawa, Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts in Montreal, and if you really wanted to make a trip out of it, we hear the Glastonbury Festival in the UK is popular (newly-wed Prince Harry has been known to enjoy it). But do you want to know why our Forest Festival is better than all of those music festivals?

Why You Should Come to the Forest Festival Instead

The Forest Festival is an annual event in its second decade of music-making under the stars. It combines two things you love most about summer in Canada:

  1. HF July 1-2Canadian Music: The Forest Festival (Aug 15th - 19th) is, of course, a music festival. But unlike many festivals you can find in nearby (or faraway) cities, when you come to the Forest Festival you’re supporting Canadian artistes, like:

    1. Susan Aglukark, a prominent recording artist who combines country and pop styles with Inuit folk music traditions.
    2. The folk group and the Juno Award–winning family band, Leahy.
    3. Singer, songwriter, and environmental activist, Sarah Harmer.

  2. The Canadian Wilderness: You have to go to the city (or a muddy field) to enjoy many music festivals these days, but at the Forest Festival you can combine your love of camping in Canada with your love of Canadian music and enjoy them in unique locations like, beautiful Bone Lake amphitheatre or at the historic Logging Museum at Base Camp.

Haliburton Forest also offers comfortable and cozy accommodations. Come for your favourite musical performers but stay for a day, a weekend, or a week of summer outdoor adventure, including: hiking, fishing, mountain biking, canopy tours, and for groups of 12 or more, a low ropes course, rock climbing, and more.

Come for the Music, Stay for the Experience

The Forest Festival offers as much variety and diversity in music as Haliburton Forest offers in activity and experiences. Combine the two and make the most of your stay at Haliburton Forest during the Forest Festival by planning the perfect group trip. Download the “How to Plan the Perfect Group Adventure” e-book to discover how.

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