In 1998 a new festival made it’s debut at Explorer’s Point in Mattawa where the three rivers meet. The inaugural Mattawa Voyageur Days Festival featured a lineup made up of Wild Ones (Youth), Headpins, Toronto, Trooper and Barney (Children’s). This summer fans can relive the summer of 1998 as organizers roll back the clock 20 years and present a “Classic Rewind”.

“It’s hard to believe that MATTAWA VOYAGEUR DAYS will be celebrating 20 YEARS hosting this fantastic and fun filled festival July 28-30, 2017” says Jacques Begin Chair Mattawa Voyageur Days.

“We really never had any time-line set or how this would progress. We just knew that we wanted to offer a fun event for everyone to come and enjoy Mattawa and what our community has to offer”.

In 20 years the festival has gone from an idea to successfully putting the small town of Mattawa, Ontario on the map for visitors and music industry professionals alike. It has boasted one of the strongest music
lineups of any festival anywhere in its days. So how do you celebrate 20 years?

“We have had a number of discussions on the line-up…and what better way to recognize 20 years than to do
what we do best…a Classic Rewind and see if we can re-do what we did year 1…and that’s what we did!!!.”

Friday July 28, 2017

The Road Hammers perform at the Phoenix in Toronto © Eric Fefferman

And for Friday July 28, 2017 New Country ROCK will see DAN DAVIDSON and THE ROAD HAMMERS highlight a ROCKING Friday night. We will also have a special guest with STOMPIN’ TAW CONNORS – Stompin Tom Connors’ son perform an hour of his father’s greatest hits after the dedication ceremonies of the new Big Joe Mufferaw Statue.



Mattawa Voyageur Days is EXTREMELY pleased to announce that TORONTO, HEADPINS lead singer THE DARBY MILLS PROJECT and TROOPER along with special guests PRISM will headline Mattawa Voyageur Days SATURDAY JULY 29, 2017 FROM 5PM-MIDNIGHT.

“We are so fortunate to have the 3 bands that kicked off year 1 reunite and come play year 20 and back together on the Mattawa Voyageur Days stage. Plus the Friday night new country and special presentations…this is a total WOW!!!”

Sunday July 30, 2017 – Mattawa’s Tribute to Canada 150

Hotel California - the original Eagles tribute

Hotel California – the original Eagles tribute

A free event featuring music by Little Bones (Canada’s tribute to the Tragically Hip), Green River (CCR Tribute) and Hotel California (the original Eagles tribute)

Special prices for weekend wristbands are now on sale at all area Scotiabank and Caisse Populaire branches, online at as well the Mattawa Travel Information Centre for only $35.40 + tax (total $40.00) until Friday March 10, 2017. Prices go up to $50.00 starting March 11, 2017.