WINNIPEG FOLK FEST
JULY 7-10, 2016

"It's a meeting of old friends and new friends, the peaceful ambiance of the place ... A community of like-minded people who enjoy having fun and being nice to each other." 
"It's my favourite time of the year. It's a chance to reenergize yourself from everyday life and connect with your roots, the music and your friends and family." 
"It introduces me to new music every year, which is why I keep coming back. What the Folk Fest means to me is world-class music, wonderful music!" 
"It's in my heart; it's in my soul; it's part of my life. I don't know what I'd do without my dose of folkiness in the summertime." - Jane Graham, Volunteer

 

It’s the moment you walk down the forested path and see Snowberry Stage. It’s dancing with your toes in the soft grass. It’s kicking back on your tarp with your hat tipped over your eyes, listening to the music while the sun warms your cheeks. It’s running into old friends and making new ones. It’s discussing the music, in-depth and openly. It’s taking the time to enjoy each other’s company and appreciate the things that are truly important in life.

The Winnipeg Folk Fest is the culmination of everything great about our local folk community. For four days every July, we gather at Bird’s Hill Park to celebrate and enjoy exceptional music with our friends and family. You’re home at the Winnipeg Folk Fest.

We are a bottled water free festival

Bottled water is not sold by vendors in an effort to reduce the festival’s ecological footprint. How? By using our public water system instead of drinking water out of manufactured bottles, we reduce consumption of fossil fuels used to produce plastic bottles and the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere when the bottles are transported. And, we’re keeping thousands of plastic bottles out of landfills! The well-water at Birds Hill Park is regulated by Conservation and Water Stewardship. Every time you visit one of the many water taps on site, marked by tall blue flags, you’re filling up your reusable cup with cool, clean drinking water.

Every Drop Counts

Every time you visit one of the many water taps on site, marked by tall blue flags, you’re filling up your reusable cup with cool, clean drinking water.

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Camper’s Guide

Camper’s Guide

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Food & Drink

Food & Drink

We love good food that’s good for our community – and our environment, too. It is our goal to work with local partners to share a variety of healthy, ethical, affordable and sustainable food choices at all of our events throughout the year and at the summer festival.

Shop

Shop

Take a piece of Folk Fest home with you, whether it’s a record by your new favourite artist, a Folk Fest T-shirt or a hand-made treasure.