We are heartbroken to announce that this event has been cancelled. All tickets will be refunded. Thank you for your support andunderstanding.

an incredible 3 day cultural event for the entire family

Each year we invite new friends and old to join us at our Riverstone Campus in Durham, Ontario. The Riverstone property is a breathtaking eco-retreat centre with beautiful, sprawling grounds, it is truly one of a kind. With the mighty Saugeen winding quietly through the property, the entire space pulses with life, activity, natural beauty and an incredible energy. From soaring pines, to wide open grassy space, the campus is an idyllic setting for celebrating. We want you to feel right at home in this incredible setting. 

Our Labour Day Festival is a cultural celebration like no other. With ticket sales limited to 300 people, the event is an incredibly intimate experience with world class acts, and enriching cultural experiences. 

Experience a sweat lodge ritual lead by an Indigenous Elder, try your hand at Somalian cooking, get some river therapy with a fly fishing session, get schooled on bee keeping, or just drum and dance your heart out with guided African drum and dance sessions.  End the day with soul bursting world class music, without the crowds of a typical festival. No lines, no chaos, no crowds, no seating assignments, just wide open space and killer music. 

Have kids? That’s where we really shine! Your little ones will have a ball. They can explore giant inflatable animals, fool around in our forested slackline course, run around in a body zorb, take a gardening workshop and so much  more. 

 This year, with your help, we are raising money for communities impacted by the current drought in Somalia and Ethiopia. 

Have questions? Give us a shout. 

Let’s celebrate together. We want to see you here, Labour Day weekend. 



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.


Most frequent questions and answers

We will have food and beverages for purchase onsite. You can bring your own food as well.  

In the designated concert pavilion area guests are able to purchase alcoholic beverages. In this area guests are not permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages. as for the rest of the grounds and private camping areas guests are permitted to bring and consume their own food and beverages. 

All children’s activities, and a majority of the workshops and activities are included in the purchase of your ticket.  The Djembe making workshop and the fly fishing workshop are an additional fee. Camping is included in the purchase of a weekend pass.

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