About Cultivate

What is Cultivate? It’s like a big picnic. A music festival. A block party. A playground for all ages. An arts experience. A weekend of feeling fully connected to the things that matter most.

We come together every September to celebrate local food, and we do farm-to-festival with a live soundtrack of the very best in Canadian music and with all the creativity and community vibe we can muster.

What’s included in the ticket price? A weekend pass to Cultivate includes unlimited, weekend-long access to:

  • Live music with an emphasis on Canada’s finest performers (past performers include The Strumbellas, Said the Whale, Fred Penner and Donovan Woods)
  • Incredible local food, sourced exclusively from within Ontario,  straight from farm-to-festival, samples start at just $3
  • Handcrafted and local beverages, from craft breweries to artisanal cocktails, for just $5
  • Cultivate School’s hands-on workshops and seminars with top chefs and cookbook authors
  • Children & Family centre with open-ended play opportunities, family-focused performance, creative art workshops, and a comfortable breastfeeding and baby-change station. Best of all? A weekend pass for kids 12 and under is free!
  • Out-of-the-box multi-disciplinary arts experiences

Cultivate Festival is produced by Cultivate Community. We strengthen community through local food, drink, art and culture. Cultivate Festival is our flagship production and is in it's 5th year.