Aug. 17-18 arboretumfestival.com
Now billed as Bon-Fire, the festival formerly known as Arboretum has always celebrated indie music, great food, and late-night revelry. This year the bash returns to the family-operated Rideau Pines Farm, a 25-minute drive from downtown Ottawa. Wolf Parade, Montreal’s post-punk indie legends, headline after acts like soulful Djiboutian singer Shay Lia, Calgary’s psych-rock prince Chad VanGaalen, Halifax’s pop rockers Mauno, and slick electro-soul duo Bonjay. Expect hayloft shows and woodland dance parties as well as pick-your-own vegetables and fruit, and snack and meals from the region’s best chefs.