FDFest Guide

FDFest is a one-of-a-kind festival that runs for 3 months every summer in Guelph.  Our highlight for the festival is our Guelph Lake event that takes place on the August long weekend of every year.  Please read through each page of the Festival Guide to understand unique details regarding Camping & Parking, What to Bring, and What to Expect.  Also read through FAQ section, if your question is not answered+, please send us an email and we will get back to you.

Guelph Lake is located on the eastern outskirts of Guelph
– One hour west from Toronto
– One hour East from London, Ontario
– 45 minutes north from Hamilton

Address: Guelph Lake Island, Guelph Lake Conservation Area   
7743 Conservation Drive 
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6J1
GPS Coordinates: 43.6058° N, 80.2567° W

  • Two dance floors
    – One dance floor is under the pavilion, where we set up our portable dance floor
    – The 2nd dance floor is under a 20 by 20 feet tent where we will be dancing on the grass.  We encourage attendees to dance either barefooted or with flat comfortable shoes
  • Kids Cafe
    We will host dance workshops for kids ages 6 – 15 yrs
  • 14 different dance / movement workshops
    Over the 2 day weekend, try out the many different dance styles taught from around the world.  
  • Drum circle 
    Hosted on Saturday and Sunday mid-afternoon during our lunch break   
  • Extensive walking trails
    Take a break from dancing and explore the conservation area.  Get a taste for being out in nature
  • Overnight camping
  • Dance and overnight camping for Saturday and Sunday night.  Rest and relax on the Monday long weekend, and ease your way back into your work week
  • Volunteer breakfast on Sunday morning
    Join us on Sunday morning as we collectively prepare our morning breakfast together.  You are welcome to bring breakfast food to share with everyone who stayed overnight with us
  • Water
    There is a running clean water tap next to the pavilion, so please bring your own water vessel
  • Showers
    Couple of option here:  
    1. Take a dip in the lake
    2.  Guelph Lake conservation area has running showers.  You would have to leave the Island area to use them, so please keep your wrist band on in order to get back into the FDFest dance area
  •  First Aid / Medical
    The team is available to assist with any first aid/medical situations that might arise. More details to follow……
  •  Phones
    Though the idea is to try and unplug from our daily lives, connecting with nature and each other by hosting an event in the outdoors,  Guelph Lake area has good cell phone coverage.  
  •  Info Booth / Lost & Found
    Volunteers from our community will be there to help you navigate the festival, provide you information about the workshops and instructors teaching them. You will also find the Lost & Found at the Info Booth

All tickets to the FDFest Guelph Lake can be purchased online only