Since 2012, ARBORETUM’s events have championed Ottawa’s modern cultural facelift.  

Our flagship event, BON-FIRE, is an annual end-of-summer music festival that has become a nationally-recognized platform for creativity. Entering our 7th edition, we present groundbreaking local, national and international music, while highlighting the best in regional food and drink. 

Every year, we support Ottawa's cultural fabric by:

  • producing a revelatory end-of-summer music festival, and events year round;
  • showcasing uncompromising artists from Ottawa/Gatineau, as well as international, national acts;
  • transform venues and outdoors sites to host concerts and revelatory parties in purpose-built environments;
  • engage local chefs, vendors, and breweries to present a snapshot of our region's food and drink.