Mainly the Mariposa Folk Festival (held on Toronto Island when I first began going; later moved to a less-than-lovely venue near Barrie; now back in its home venue, a gorgeous park in Orillia, Ontario).
For several summers, a charming little festival in Killaloe, Ontario, which some friends of mine helped organize.
Once, Summerfolk in Owen Sound, Ontario.
Just revisited Mariposa again this past Sunday evening: a serendipitous opportunity that I seized with gusto. Not only got to see several terrific performers, but got to meet a woman whose work I’ve adored since 1980 – and tell her how much her music has meant to me over the years.
Hoping to visit some more festivals this summer, and to go to next year’s StanFest in Canso, Nova Scotia.
Sunshine, trees, neat people, yummy food, interesting crafts, and amazing music: a bit of paradise here on earth. 4 years ago