Province/Territory: Manitoba

Folk Music in the Prairie Sun

  • 80,000 annual attendees
  • 05 days of music
  • 07 performance stages

Manitoba’s Birds Hill Provincial Park is alive with music, and you’re invited to the party—a five-day outdoor festival featuring seven performance stages. Appreciate musical genres such as folk, blues, bluegrass, roots, gospel, Celtic, French Canadian, world and country. Sway to the sweet sounds from the main stage, where world-renowned artists perform every evening. Take an instructional class from an accomplished musician. Stroll the artisan shops. Dine on sumptuous cuisine from 20 different food vendors. Camp out on-site and let the good times last throughout the night

This is the Winnipeg Folk Fest, a celebration of music, arts, food and community spirit. Join tens of thousands of fellow fans at one of Winnipeg’s signature summertime events—experience folk music in the Prairie sun.

Why you should visit
  • Enjoy dozens of talented music acts as they perform on seven different stages throughout a five-day festival.
  • Join 10,000-plus spectators at the main-stage for nightly keynote performances from internationally renowned artists.
  • Take the youngsters to kid-friendly performances in the Family Zone.
  • Camp-out in a tent or RV in your choice of campground: celebrate into the wee hours of the night alongside like-minded festival-goers or enjoy a family-friendly evening at the Quiet Campground.
  • Stroll the Hand-Made Village to shop for jewelry, clothing, artwork and handcrafted musical instruments from some of Canada’s most talented artisans.
  • Savour succulent treats from 20 food vendors offering flavours from the four corners of the globe.
  • Hone your musicianship with a songwriting workshop or instrument lesson via classes offered at the Folk School Tent.


Visitor information
When to go
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival occurs annually in July.
  • Daily performances typically begin at 11:00am; main stage performances typically begin at 6:00pm.
  • Performances run throughout the day and evening.
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