The Oxford Renaissance Festival
June 14-16
Woodstock Fair Grounds (875 Nelis Street)
Adult: $18.95
Child: $10.95
Feel the rush of live jousting and experience live hand-to-hand combat. This festival will bring medieval times to life with performances, musicians and more.

Toronto Urban Roots Festival
July 4-7
Fort York: Garrison Common (100 Garrison Rd.)
4-Day Tickets: $150
VIP & Single day tickets available
TURF runs over four nights and two full days on two outdoor stages and two clubs. It features more than 30 bands, including She & Him, The Joel Plaskett Emergency, Arkells, Fitz & The Tantrums, Flogging Molly, The Hold Steady, and Neko Case.

Vans Warped Tour
July 5
The Flats @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (909 Lake Shore Blvd West)
The 19th annual Warped Tour festival brings together a variety of acts with a focus on rock. This year, headliners include Hawthorne Heights, The Early November, Allstar Weekend, Goldfinger, Motion City Soundtrack, 3OH!3, Billy Talent and many more.

Caribana Toronto
August 1-4
Various locations
Price various by event
There are tons of family and nightlife events that come with Caribana's annual festivities, but the Grand Parade is a must-see. As North America's largest Caribbean Parade, it attracts over a million visitors to the Lakeshore. The elaborate costumes, props and lively dancers bring everything to life.

Boots and Hearts Music Festival
August 1-4
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (3233 Concession Rd. 10)
Campsites Sold Out
3-Day tickets: $229.99
Join over 30 acts including Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Dean Brody for Canada's best country music camping festival.

OSHEAGA Music & Arts Festival
August 2-4
Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau (1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve)
General 3-Day: $235
Reserved: $395
This festival is known for its wide range of acts that range from emerging local artists to some of the industry's biggest names. This year's three-day event features over 90 acts, including Mumford and Sons, The Cure, Phoenix, New Order, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers, Ellie Goulding and Imagine Dragons.

August 3-4
Downsview Park (1-35 Carl Hall Rd.)
General: $180
VIP: $199.50 - $299.50
This annual two-day festival features headliners Above & Beyond, Deadmau5, and Kaskade. These top three producers will be joined by over 30 acts including Steve Aoki, Krewella and Dada Life.

August 9-11
Millenium Waterfront Park (Collingwood Heritage Drive)
Early Bird: $22.75
Check out some of the world's best wakeboarding and live entertainment at Wakestock 2013. Silversun Pickups, Death From Above 1979, The Sheepdogs, and Less Than Jake will keep the crowd entertained during the day. Monster Energy's Saturday night party features Raekwon. Free shuttles will transport you to Blue Mountains popular "village" bars for more after-party options!