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, $200 Early Bird (By January 9), $250 Regular (Plus GST)

Ukulele Classes – 10 week classes (Course Descriptions)

Beginners Ukulele  – Which End is the Handle?
10 weeks - Saturdays, February 24 – May 5, 11:00am-1:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Intermediate Ukulele  – Onward & Upward
10 weeks – Thursdays, February 22 – April 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Continuing Ukulele – Why Quit Now
10 weeks – Saturdays, February 24 – May 5, 2:00-4:00pm
Instructor Kate Ferris

Specialty Workshops, $40 Early Bird, $50 Regular (Plus GST)

Beginner Harmonica

Beginner Harmonica  Never played the harmonica, but feeling the urge to learn? Come join Juno award winning Gerald Laroche for an afternoon session to start you on your way.  By the end of the afternoon you’ll have the basics well in hand. You will need your own ten-hole C harmonica. 
Saturday, February 3, 11:30am
Instructor Gerald Laroche


Early Bird deadline January 9.

Click HERE for the registration form.

Online Registration:

Student Full Name

*online registration subject to 3% PayPal fees.

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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.