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 events in the province and across the country. 

Vaccination requirements will remain in place for anyone working at the Festival, including artists, staff, board members, volunteers, media, backstage guests and vendors. Performers have a busy summer of touring ahead and we need to give them the best opportunity to be able to perform at our Festival and on the rest of their tours. We also want to look after our team and ensure the sustainability of the Festival. 

This was a very difficult decision and we hope our fellow folkies can take this journey with us as we navigate the changes in government mandates and make the return home for the first time since 2019.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to our FAQ’s.