SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2022

an incredible 3 day cultural event for the entire family

Elephant Thoughts is thrilled to celebrate another magical weekend at our Riverstone Campus in support of an important cause. Please join us for our 2022 Freedom Fest, raising money for communities impacted by the current drought in Somolia, Ethiopia and Kenya. 



Donné Roberts

Multi Juno Award Winner, Roberts brings his Madagascar roots into is incredible sound and energizing music.
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Alysha Brilla

3X Juno Award nominated artist who weaves together global roots sounds into healing music medicine.
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The Ontarians

Folk, pop, Americana. Honest songs, thoughtful arrangements. Ontarians are Frank Deresti, Craig Smith, Jay Stiles.
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The Human Rights

Friendlyness and Tréson make for a dynamic vocal duo and The Human Rights band proves that Roots Reggae is ever strong.
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Kobo Town

Juno-winning Canadian Caribbean music group, led by Trinidadian Canadian singer and songwriter Drew Gonsalves.
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Battle of Santiago

Combining ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms and chants with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit and sensibility.
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Glacial Erratic

Georgian Bay-bred banjo-funk, rock-fusion trio produces a powerhouse of groovy sounds, complimented by comedic lyrics.
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Queen M

Neo soul mixed with vintage Motown and Reggae influences.
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Indigenous Sweat Lodge

Take a spiritual journey with James Kewaqoum. Cleanse your mind and body in this traditional sweat lodge experience.

Bee Keeping & Candle Making

Learn with our resident apiarist all about bee keeping and make beeswax candles.

DRUMMing circle

Take part in a high energy, guided drumming circle.

African Dance

Step up and dance your heart out. Take a lesson in traditional dance with Saiku and friends.

Acupuncture in the Forest

Build your own Djembe with Saiku. There is an additional fee for this workshop.

Yoga & Meditation

Enjoy outdoor yoga and meditation sessions lead by Morgan DAloisio.

Somalian Cooking Classes

Learn to make fragrant & delicious Somalian dishes with seasoned chefs.

Djembe Building Workshop

Build your own Djembe with Saiku. There is an additional fee for this workshop.

Fly Fishing Workshop

Fly fishing basics and River Therapy with Bob Coven. There is an additional fee for this workshop.


Slackline course

Run, jump, climb and have a blast in our pine forest slackline course. Great for ages 5+

Inflatable Animal Anatomy

Explore our family of giant inflatable creatures!

Body Zorbs

Romp around in a giant ball, find some friends and play a round of soccer.

Gardening Workshop

Explore our community garden, forrage for some fresh veggies and learn a thing or two about gardening in our region.

Honey Bee Workshop

Learn with our resident apiarist all about honey bees, their importance to us and our planet.

African Drum & Dance

Take part in guided drumming circles and dance workshops, lead by Saiku & friends.

Weekend at a Glance

Full details to come. More great bands, activities, guests to be announced, stay tuned! 



Gates Open 

International Dinner Market

The Ontarians 

Alysha Brilla 


Glacial Erratic 

Battle of Santiago 

Kobo Town 

Human Rights 


Drumming Circle with Saiku & Friends

Queen M

Donne Robberts 

Get your tickets, today!

Please purchase your tickets online. Youth and adult day or full weekend passes are available. Confirmation of purchase is required to enter property. This is an intimate event, ticket sales are limited. 

Food, beverage, workshops, and other experiences are available for purchase onsite throughout the weekend. 

Camping, drumming workshops, African dance classes, yoga, group meditation, and more are included in the cost of the tickets. Djembe making and Flyfishing workshop additional fees.

Children 13 and under are free. 

100 % Proceeds from ticket sales go toward communities impacted by the drought in parts of Somalia, and Ethiopia.


ET's Freedom Fest 2022

ET's Freedom Fest 2022

$50.00 - $175.00

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