JUNE 3-5 westfest.ca
For people who like… Cancon: is multi-disciplinary festival in Mechanicsville’s Laroche Park offers a hyperlocal lineup.
Insider’s Scoop – Elaina Martin, Founder & Producer: “Our inclusive and diverse programming is a highlight this year, from spoken word to drag queens, to gospel choirs on our main stage, to our new Indigenous Pavilion we’re building this year with traditional Indigenous artisans, businesses and food vendors – a true cultural extravaganza for all.”
Can’t Miss: e artisan and business zone, full of local shops from the neighbourhood and nearby Westboro. On Stage: Shake to the world beats of the Souljazz Orchestra ( June 4) or be moved by local singer-songwriter Tara Holloway ( June 5).
For the Kids: An extended kid zone with puppet shows, magicians, storytellers and musical shows; Westfest Fam Jam ( June 3).
Local Wisdom: It's free and draws visitors to one of the most dynamic, thriving parts of the city.