Welcome New Executive Director Valerie Shantz

We are thrilled to announce that Valerie Shantz will be taking the lead as our new Executive Director. With her extensive experience in arts and higher education administration, she is poised to bring a fresh perspective and strategic insights to the Festival.   Shantz’s connection to the Winnipeg Folk Festival runs deep. She attended the…

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2023 Year in Review

Happy Holidays Another year has passed and we’re so grateful that we could share it with you! May your 2024 be filled with incredible memories, good company, and of course, great music! Keep scrolling to look back on our amazing musical year. Festival Highlights 2023 Artists Below are just SOME of the Festival favourites this…

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2024 Winnipeg Folk Festival Tickets on Sale NOW!

Get ready for the 2024 Winnipeg Folk Fest! Treat yourself or your favourite folkie to the ultimate holiday gift – tickets to the Festival from July 11-14, 2024, at the stunning Birds Hill Park. Last year, we had sellouts across the board, so you don’t want to miss out! Purchase Tier 1 tickets online at…

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2023 Online Charity Auction

As a non-profit, charitable organization, Winnipeg Folk Festival relies on the support of people like you to offer life-changing musical experiences to young people and community groups. By supporting our annual Online Charity Auction, you help fund two remarkable Winnipeg Folk Festival programs: The Guest For a Day Program hosts over 500 members from community…

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THANK YOU!

Thank you all for another magical weekend with attendance reaching 74,500 making it the second best attended Winnipeg Folk Festival in our history! We saw sell-outs for both campgrounds, 4-day Festival tickets and Sunday tickets! HUGE thank you to our volunteers, artists, vendors, funders, sponsors, donors and all of you in attendance, you all are…

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50/50 Raffle

And the winner is… D-51764!!! PURCHASE TICKETS The Winnipeg Folk Festival is excited to announce the launch of our annual 50/50 Raffle! This is a great opportunity to support the Festival while having the chance to win big. Tickets are available for purchase NOW online through our website! Tickets will also be available to buy…

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2023 Volunteer Milestone Recognition

The Festival continues to be supported by a very special group of long-term volunteers. It is with sincere gratitude that we recognize our newest group of 20-, 30- and 40-year volunteers. 40 Years Shelley Greschuk   30 Years Danya Jaworsky, Catherine Keating, Jim Macgregor & Sandy Robinson   20 Years Eugene Boychuk, Kim Brown, Nancy…

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

We recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day by highlighting Indigenous artists and artisans attending the upcoming 2023 Festival. We are honoured to have the support from the Indigenous Advisory Circle and Grandmother Chickadee Richard (Benais Quimiwin Ikwe)  Thunder Rain Woman  for the Winnipeg Folk Festival who guide and direct us in our continued Indigenous education. We strive to support…

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Announcing Our Brand New Main Stage

We are thrilled to announce our brand-new Main Stage! This spectacular stage will enhance your viewing experience with improved sight lines, upgraded lighting and sound and video screens hung on the stage wings. This new stage also aligns with our commitment to sustainability as it’s made of 75% recycled materials. While we cherished the old…

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New in the Festival Campground

The Festival Campground is a place unlike anything else. During the Festival weekend, it is home to 6,000 people and is a vibrant and beautiful area where music and community are celebrated! The first time you hear a folkie yell “Happy Folk Fest!” followed by a roar of cheers that rolls through the campground, you…

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