Rest assured, we will be sending music and good vibes into your homes instead.
We are currently in a stay-at-home order until late May 2021, and anticipate some form of restrictions to public gatherings through the summer, and so although it pains us to say this, we will not be able to hold the summer festival at Guelph Lake Island. Many festivals across Ontario and Canada are in the same unfortunate position and have made the same difficult choice.
We are, however, planning a virtual festival, and are hoping to include some live-streamed concerts. The alert levels in our community and province and the accompanying health and safety parameters leading up to this virtual festival will dictate exactly what we are able to offer, so please stay tuned. We want to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy, and we encourage everyone to closely adhere to the guidance from your local public health departments.
For those of you who deferred your purchased 2020 summer festival ticket to 2021, we thank you again and ask you to please hang on to that precious ticket because now it will be good for 2022 when we really hope to gather again. Those who wish for a refund can go here for details. And for those of you who wish to donate — thank you from the bottom of our hearts! — you may go here. We are offering a bandana with this year’s artwork on it as a thank you to all those who are deferring their tickets to 2022 or donating to our organization. Find out how to claim your bandana here.
With gratitude for staying the course with us,
Hillside Staff and Board of Directors