Dragonfly Patron Program

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The Dragonfly Patron Program recognizes supporters who annually contribute $250 or more to the Festival. Dragonfly members recognize the importance of the Winnipeg Folk Festival in their lives and to our community.

Donations are really an investment in the musical vision and mission of the festival:  Creating experiences of discovery and learning through the celebration of people and music.

As a Dragonfly Patron, you and a friend will be invited to experience the festival in a whole new way. It’s our way of saying thanks.

Please note that due to COVID, certain benefits will be postponed until we are able to experience a full festival again at Birds Hill Provincial Park.



  • An invitation for two to the annual Lineup Launch Party in March
  • Two Donor Updates highlighting the impact of your gift to the Winnipeg Folk Festival



  • An invitation for two to the Opening Night VIP Reception at the annual festival*
  • All previous benefits listed



  • One-day Backstage Access for two at the annual festival – you pick the day**
  • All previous benefits listed



  • All-weekend Backstage Access for two at the annual festival**
  • All previous benefits listed



  • All-weekend Backstage Access for two at the annual festival, which includes exclusive access to the Artist’s Lounge
    where you can mingle with festival artists and fellow stakeholders
  • Two reserved Winnipeg Folk Festival chairs at a day stage of your choice
  • All previous benefits listed


  • A reserved tarp for you and your Folk Fest family and friends
  • Invitation for four to a special lunch with Winnipeg Folk Festival Executive Director, Lynne Skromeda and Artistic Director, Chris Frayer (date and location TBD)
  • All previous benefits listed

*Opening Night VIP Reception Includes:

  • VIP charter buses to and from Birds Hill Provincial Park via the Fairmont Winnipeg
  • Complimentary buffet dinner created by Chef Ben Kramer
  • Host bar featuring our refreshing Tavern offerings
  • Thursday evening Backstage Access with special reserved seating for guests to take in the Thursday evening Main Stage performances (post-dinner)

**Backstage Access Includes:

  • Free shuttle service to and from Birds Hill Provincial Park via the Fairmont Winnipeg
  • Up to three complimentary meals a day at ‘La Cuisine’ – our amazing backstage kitchen!
  • Special Main Stage seating area to watch the evening performances
  • Exclusive access to the Backstage Tavern
    Remember: Annual gifts of $5,000+ also receive exclusive access to the Artist’s Lounge!

Dragonfly Patron Program is an annual giving program for contributions of $250 or more. To make a donation, please visit our Donate page.

Note: All benefits subject to availability due to COVID-19.

All donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for the charitable portion and acknowledgment on our website's Inspiring Folkies page and on donor boards on site at the festival.