Festival News

COVID-19 Update

May 12, 2022

Last updated May 12, 2022 The Winnipeg Folk Festival will no longer require proof of vaccination for audience members to attend the 2022 Festival.   This decision was made after carefully considering feedback from our community, the size of the outdoor space, changes in public health orders and to be consistent with industry standards at live…

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2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival Lineup

April 8, 2022

  Discover more about the artists on winnipegfolkfestival.ca      

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Welcomes Little Brown Jug

February 10, 2022

  We are so excited to announce our new partnership with Little Brown Jug for the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival! When all you wonderful folkies return to Birds Hill Park this summer, you’ll be able to enjoy Little Brown Jug products on tap at all festival taverns including the newly named “Little Brown Jug Tavern”…

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2022 Winnipeg Folk Fest Tickets On Sale Now!

December 6, 2021

  By the time we walk through the gates for the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Fest it will have been three years since we left. After two long summers, it’s finally time to come home. Tickets for the return of the Winnipeg Folk Fest on July 7-10, 2022 are on sale NOW! With our return, we’re…

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RIP Mitch Podolak

August 26, 2019

We are incredibly saddened to share that our founder Mitch Podolak has passed away. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. More than one of our founders, he was a father, a friend, a leader, a mentor, a true visionary. We owe so much of who we are to him. Our heartfelt condolences…

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Receives Clearwater Award

February 15, 2018

Last night, the Winnipeg Folk Festival was named the recipient of the 2018 Clearwater Award at the International Folk Music Awards held in Kansas City, Missouri. This honour is given to a festival that prioritizes environmental stewardship and demonstrates public leadership in sustainable event production. The International Folk Music Awards are the premier presentation of folk music…

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