Festival News

2018 Online Charity Auction

November 6, 2018

We’re excited to announce our second annual Online Charity Auction that will take place from November 16 to 23. We’ve got a sneak peek of some of our amazing prizes: Visit Lake Louise – You could win a six-night stay in a Deluxe Queen Room for two at Lake Louise Inn located in the village…

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Relive the 2018 Winnipeg Folk Fest

September 12, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out and made this the best Folk Fest yet! See you July 11-14, 2019! Music: Fortunate Ones “Northern Star” Thanks to our videographers Jen Doerksen, Julie Epp, Spencer Stanley, Julio Assis, Joey Senft.

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Thank You + New Office Hours

July 10, 2018

THANK YOU! This year, we exceeded 73,000 attendees to have the best attended four-day festival in our history! We couldn’t be the festival that we are without the help of our 2,800+ volunteers, artists, vendors, funders, sponsors, donors and all of you in attendance – so thank you all for making last weekend a truly…

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Winnipeg Folk Festival 50/50

June 28, 2018

2018 Winning Numbers… Thursday: A-122657 – CLAIMED Friday: B-364644 – CLAIMED Saturday: C-240290 – CLAIMED Sunday: D-506954 Hey folk friends, we are excited to announce a NEW addition to the festival this summer, our 50/50 draw! If you have a read-through here you can see how it all works. We wish you the best of luck! HOW IT WORKS Our…

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Folk Fest at 510

June 5, 2018

We’re teaming up again with City Hall the second edition of Folk Fest at 510, a summer concert series happening on Wednesdays starting June 6 through August 29. Folk Fest at 510 features free outdoor lunchtime concerts that will run from noon to 1:00 PM in the City Hall courtyard, 510 Main St., and showcases some of the best…

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Winnipeg Folk Festival stage photo

2018 Daytime Schedules Announced

May 25, 2018

Who’s ready for workshops?! Our daytime schedules are LIVE including daytime concerts and of course, workshops. Below is just a little taste of all the incredible workshops you’ll come across at the 2018 Winnipeg Folk Fest! Jukebox ’74 In celebration of 45 years of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jukebox ’74 workshop will feature songs…

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2018 Stingray Young Performers Program

May 10, 2018

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is announcing today the roster of young musicians from across Canada selected to participate in the Stingray Young Performers Program. During the festival on Friday, July 6, Shady Grove stage will be taken over by 43 emerging artists who were hand-picked by a jury of industry professionals. This special program nurtures young…

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2018 Prairie Outdoor Exhibition

April 24, 2018

Art at Folk Fest comes in all shapes and forms – from the music on stage to the creative wardrobe of the crowd – we welcome it all! We are especially proud of the wonderful art installations that are part of our Prairie Outdoor Exhibition. This year we have some returning artists, who will be…

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2018 Art & Animation Projects

April 17, 2018

The Art & Animation Program is unique to the Festival Campground. Each year we take submissions for various art projects in hopes of bringing them to life in the campground. This year we’ve brought back some festival favourites and added some awesome new projects! We will be rolling out 6 per week for the next…

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2018 Winnipeg Folk Fest Lineup Announcement

March 7, 2018

The wait is over folks, here is our full 2018 Winnipeg Folk Fest Lineup! To learn more about our artists head over to our performers page and if you are ready to purchase your tickets head on over to Front Gate Tickets! 

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