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

ARBORETUM FESTIVAL is an annual, end-of-summer music festival that has become a nationally-recognized platform for creativity: presenting uncompromising regional music alongside national and international artists, and highlighting outstanding 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.