Gallery: Bon-Fire 2018

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This year’s re-branded Arboretum Festival—called BON-FIRE—took over Rideau Pines Farm just south of Ottawa in August. The festival boasted local food vendors such as Whalesbone, Two Six {Ate} and Seed to Sausage, delicious coffee by Cloud Forest Coffee, and craft beer by Collective Arts and Broadhead Breweries. 

The atmosphere was magical, as festival-goers were treated to two days of clear skies and beautiful sunsets. Bon fires simmered and crackled around the farm’s grounds, and colourful LED lights lit up trees and pathways making the whole place seem like a hidden paradise. 

The main focus, of course, was the music. The headliners this year were Canadian indie rock royalty Wolf Parade, as well as Jessy Lanza, Chad VanGaalen, Casper Skulls, Jennifer Castle, Shay Lia, and Bonjoy. The schedule was packed full of goodies, and two stages that emanated the tones of incredible Canadian musicians from divergent genres. Check out the photo gallery below to catch a glimpse of what BON-FIRE was like this year.