Alex Ortega Sunset figures

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Fill out our online survey and you could WIN THE ULTIMATE HILLSIDE FESTIVAL WEEKEND FOR NEXT YEAR—2 weekend passes and


Dedication This festival is dedicated to RebeccaReese-ba, Nick Taylor, Nick Dalton, Sarah Randall, Sara Detweiler, Graham Franks, Allan Jenkins, Lisa

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Download our App!

We’re launching our first Hillside app! We encourage you to download the app ahead of time to make the most of it

Patrons dancing Alex Ortega 2019

How to Hillside

Accessibility and Support If you require support, the Access Support Tent is located near the accessible parking area, next to



FRIDAYGates open at 4:30PMProgramming starts at 5:30PMFestival closes at 11:00PM SATURDAYGates open at 10:00AMProgramming starts at 11:00AMFestival closes at 11:00PM

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Getting into Hillside

Hours Friday: Gates open at 4:30PM, Programming starts at 5:30PM Saturday: Gates open at 10:00AM, Programming starts at 11:00AM Sunday: Gates open at

CM Duffy Hillside 2022 Artwork

C.M. Duffy

C.M. Duffy is the artist behind our beautiful artwork for Hillside 2022.  C.M. Duffy is an artist working in Toronto,

Anticipation Sign_Alex Ortega 2019


If you are looking to book a campsite—either campground campsite or festival field campsite—please check the Guelph Lake Conservation Area

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor, In Memoriam.

Hillside mourns the passing of a loyal, longtime volunteer and treasured member of the Guelph musical community. Nick Taylor, fondly

Dallas Good

Dallas Good

He was just here at Hillside, playing at our winter festival as we livestreamed the Sadies from the River Run

EMWF Winter Events

EMWF Winter Events

Warm up with the EMWF’s winter events! The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival (EMWF) strives to present literary events that resonate deeply, ignite imaginations, and reveal worlds

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