Community Programs

Folk School Classes

Students receive hands-on instruction from exceptional instructors in The Folk Exchange – our intimate venue in the Exchange District, located at 211 Bannatyne Ave.

Register online below or in-person at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Office (203-211 Bannatyne Ave. at Albert St.)

All Classes take place in the Folk Exchange (103 – 211 Bannatyne Ave. at Albert St.)

For ages 15+

10 Week Classes - $250 Regular (Plus GST)

6 Week Classes - $150 Regular (Plus GST)

Ukulele Classes – 10 week classes (Course Descriptions)

Ukulele I – Which End is the Handle?
10 weeks - Thursdays, Sept. 21 - Nov. 23 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Ukulele II – Onward & Upward
10 weeks – Saturdays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Continuing Ukulele – Why Quit Now
10 weeks – Saturdays, Sept. 23 - Nov.25 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Guitar - 6 week classes (Course Descriptions)

Bluegrass Guitar  
6 weeks – Sundays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Instructor: Brenton Thorvaldson

Registration is now closed

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Community Programs

Community Programs

We offer a number of programs both at the Festival and year-round to engage and inspire our folk community.

In The City Festival-Style Workshops

In The City Festival-Style Workshops

Where do you go to get your Folk Fest fix throughout the year? We host monthly Festival-style workshops all year ‘round at the Millennium Library!

Our Organization

Our Organization

The inaugural Winnipeg Folk Festival was held in 1974 in Birds Hill Provincial Park on Treaty 1 territory and homeland of the Métis nation, as a one-time celebration to mark Winnipeg’s 100th anniversary. It was a free event and attracted an estimated audience of 22,000 over the three-day weekend.