23 York Street, Haliburton

(705) 457-2330

Rails End Gallery and arts centre

A public art gallery devoted to bringing art to life in haliburton

Haliburton Drum Festival 2019

Saturday August 31, 2019

Haliburton DrumFest celebrates community, inclusion and cultural diversity  through a range of participatory activities for everyone.  


 Our Drum Festival, set in the heart of Haliburton cottage country, is presented by Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre on the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend. It is a celebration of the awesomeness of rhythm in community including a world music performance; percussionists; drums; dancing; good food; an eclectic vendor market; family friendly activities; learn to drum experiences and drum circles; a costumed parade through the park and joyful frolicking all day long. 


This year we welcome  Baque de Bamba, led by Aline Morales, to Head Lake Park. They will be with us for the parade and give a performance mid-afternoon.  This upbeat Afro-Brazilian  6 person troupe will introduce Festival goers  to the  dynamic percussive sounds of  Maracatu. The Rails End Rhythmeers Drum Troupe will open for Baque de Bamba. 


Get FREE Early Bird Tickets HERE  Come out and have a good time in the #drumcapitalofcottagecountry


VOLUNTEERS

Haliburton DrumFest has many opportunities for Volunteers. You could assist with set up, at the water station or  entrance gate, dancing, costume making, bubble making and, or course, be a drummer! 

If you would like to Volunteer for Haliburton Drum Fest please call 705-457-2330 or email Laurie info@railsendgallery.com




Celebrate the awesomeness of rhythm in community this summer!

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DRUMFEST AND YOU

Be comfortable

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Water bottle refill station on site. BYO cutlery/plates and help reduce the use of single-use plastics and waste at Haliburton DrumFest.  Bring a picnic or enjoy freshly prepared foods by 

Los Abuelos Tacos and Fruit Waters and Tamarack Lodge (Korean BBQ DrumSticks with Asian Slaw on Pita and BBQ Corn on the Cob), 

Chairs are provided for Drum Circles and elsewhere in the park. Bring you own lawn chair to max your relax!


Please note: this event is low-impact event. Plan ahead to minimize waste. 


FREE WIFI  

provided by the Municipality of Dysart et al. #haliburtondrumfest #drumcapitalofcottagecountry

#myhaliburtonhighlands 

Get Early Bird Tickets

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Get your FREE Early Bird tickets to Haliburton DrumFest on Eventbrite! It helps us plan ahead. 


Share the ticket link with friends and family to help spread the word that summer isn't over til Haliburton DrumFest! 


DONATIONS Please visit a Donation Station at DrumFest to make your PWYC contribution toward keeping Haliburton DrumFest accessible to all! 

FREE EARLY BIRD TICKET

Experience something new

Join us for the day! 
Crafts, Arts, Percussion and Drum Makers, Body Wear and Care Products welcome.

Meet, learn from and get to know the makers at our eclectic Marketplace with makers of one of a kind items, drums, percussion instruments, body/heart/soul care products, jewelry, art and craft. 


MARKETPLACE VENDORS 

Mary's Majikal Meadow 

DrumsbyPhyllis

Earthtones Studios    

Creative H'Art Planet 

Norwex

WhiringWisdom@ DivinePlay 

Immerse Yourself in Health

CBD Reservoir   

Spectrum Healing Naturopathic Healing 

The Scented Bohemian

Jigsaw Organizing Solutions

PROGRAM

Haliburton DrumFest program 2019

10 Marketplace Open

10:30 Welcome Ceremony led by John Proctor and Dani Stahle, Earthtones Studios 

11:00

Drum Circle  "Born to Drum" led by Gillian Thomas 

sponsored by Minden Subaru 

Wardrobe/Costume Tent Open

Tai Chi Demo at the Fountain

Hands On Activities 

12:00

Gather for the "Make Waves" Parade

at the Pink Flag

12:15

"Make Waves" Parade starts

1:00

Drum Circle led by Joe Truss

2:00

The Rails End Rhythmeers performance

2 :15

Baque de Bamba performance

3:15 Drum Circle Finale led by Bazza of Rhythmicity

WHO IS BAQUE DE BAMBA?

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We are delighted to welcome Baque de Bamba to Haliburton DrumFest.  They will be joining our "Make Waves" Parade  and performing on the grass at  approximately 2:15 pm 


This upbeat Afro Brazilian percussion group that specializes in performing the spirited rhythms celebrated as Maracatu de Baque Virado. The high-powered group was founded by the gifted singer/songwriter and percussionist Aline Morales in 2009.Through its lively rhythmic synergy the troupe channels the raw force of the drums to create a dynamic percussive sound! 


The Rails End Rhythmeers Drum Troupe under the direction of Joe Truss and Randy Piersticker will open for Baque de Bamba!


Thank you to Haliburton County Folk Society for sponsoring Baque de Bamba at Haliburton DrumFest 2019. 



PARTICIPATE PLEASE

Gillian Thomas, Drum Circle Facilitator

We encourage you to take an active part in all the activities of the day! 


  • Join a Drum Circle 
  • Make new sounds
  • Learn about drumming 
  • Experience rhythm 
  • Join our "Make Waves" Parade
  • Share #haliburtondrumfest
  • Visit the Marketplace 
  • Listen 
  • Feel the beat and move your body
  • Dress up
  • Dance
  • Shake!
  • Blow bubbles 
  • Make waves!  
  • Explore the awesomeness of drumming...


GOOD VIBRATIONS FOR ALL! 


DrumFest DRAW PRIZE donorS

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DRUMFEST PROGRAM ADVERTISERS

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Activity Sponsors

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