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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Community Drum Circles
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30
All welcome. Instruments supplied, or bring your own. Each week a volunteer facilitator will lead the circle. See the gallery calendar for details.
The first Wednesday of the month is our Pot Luck Drum Circle - bring something to share for supper at 5:30, followed by freestyle drumming without formal facilitation.
What is a Community Drum Circle?
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10 Marketplace Open
10:30 Welcome Ceremony led by John Proctor and Dani Stahle, Earthtones Studios
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
Gather for the "Make Waves" Parade
at the Pink Flag
"Make Waves" Parade starts
Drum Circle led by Joe Truss
The Rails End Rhythmeers performance
Baque de Bamba performance
3:15 Drum Circle Finale led by Bazza of Rhythmicity
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.
We encourage you to take an active part in all the activities of the day!
GOOD VIBRATIONS FOR ALL!
Water bottle refill station on site. BYO cutlery/plates and help reduce the use of single-use plastics and waste at Haliburton DrumFest.
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),
Drupati's Roti and Doubles authentic Trini jerk, roti and doubles
Folding 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.
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