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Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre

13 - 23 York Street

Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0


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A family-friendly celebration of the awesomeness of rhythm.

Community Drum Circles to join, dance or listen to all day led by Gillian Thomas, Bazza and Joe Truss. Borrow an instrument or bring your own! All are welcome.

Live Performances by Rails End Drum Troupe and Baque de Bamba (sponsored by Haliburton County Folk Society)

A Parade through the park for you and your friends to join

Learn About Drums and Percussion at the Try It Tent and Sounds Good Zone

Makers Marketplace with Drum Makers, Artisans, Lifestyle and Wellness vendors. See list here

Djembe Door Prize Raffle You could win a TOCA Djembe donated by Long &McQuade

ONLINE EARLY BIRD TICKETS THROUGH EVENTBRITE ARE FREE There will be donation stations set up at Haliburton DrumFest - Pay What You Can (PWYC) to help keep our event accessible for all this summer and in the future!

Get Social with us! #haliburtondrumfest #comewander #myhaliburtonhighlands #railsendgallery and be sure to visit our website for the Festival Schedule, Musician Profiles, Vendor List and Event Sponsors.

Donations and Sponsorships Haliburton DrumFest depends on Donations and Sponsorships to keep our Festival accessible to all. Thank you to our many individual donors and to local sponsors: Haliburton County Folk Society (Baque de Bamba artist fees and travel); Minden Subaru (Drum Circle led by Gillian Thomas); Jigsaw Organizing Solutions (Water Bottle Refill Station display); Haliburton County Echo (County Life insert)Subway Haliburton (Volunteer Support); TJ Welding (Drum Cart); Long & McQuade and Kawartha Dairy (Draw Prizes) and Program sponsors: Dagmar Boettcher Century 21 Real Estate, Subway Haliburton, Curry Chevrolet Buick GMC, Haliburton County Tourism Department.


Marketplace Vendors

Jigsaw Organizing Solutions

Earthtones Studios

Whirling Wisdom@Divine Play and Friends

Mary's Majikal Meadow

Spectrum Healing Naturopathic Healing

Drums By Phillis

The Scented Bohemian


Immerse Yourself In Health

CBC Reservoir

Food Vendors

Los Abuelos Tacos and Fruit Waters

Tamarack Lodge - Korean BBQ Chicken Drumsticks w Asian Slaw on Pita and BBQ Corn on the Cob with a variety of spice rubs!

Rails End Coffee Stop - with real mugs!

Remember to bring your own refillable water bottle. This is a single use plastic free event.

collage of DrumFest


Are there instruments available to borrow/share? Yes. We have drums and percussion instruments of all types to share - including some pretty neat home made shakers! There are drum vendors on site - check them out - you might find something special to take home!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? This is an all ages event.

Is this a pet friendly event? Yes. Please keep all pets leashed and be sure to pick up after your pet.

Is there WIFI on site? Yes - provided by the Municipality of Dysart et al (non-secure site)

Is there on site parking? Yes, free parking is available.

What can I bring into the event? Enthusiasm! Friends! Family!

Water bottle - we have a water refill station on site
Drums, Percussion instruments, Hula Hoops, Costumes from home (or visit our Costume area)
Picnic (food vendors also on site)
A lawn chair and/or blanket. We have plenty of drum circle seating and casual seating. BYO is the best guarantee and gives you flexibility to find a shady spot.

What can't I bring to this event? This event is in a public park - no smoking - no vaping - no alcohol - no off leash pets - no camping Municipal Bylaw in effect. We discourage single use plastics at Haliburton DrumFest.

What's the refund policy?

Online Tickets are free. Donations are non-refundable. Thank you for your support.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Preferred, but not required. There will be donation stations throughout the event and at the entrance. Thank you for visiting.

How can I contact Haliburton DrumFest with any questions?

Please email or telephone 705 457 2330

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Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre

13 - 23 York Street

Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0


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