Dear Winnipeg Folk Festival Friends, Today we’re announcing the cancellation of this year’s Festival. We’re heartbroken that we won’t be able to reunite with our beloved Folk Fest family from July 8-11 at Birds Hill Provincial Park as we’d hoped. We’ve looked at every option possible, but with continued uncertainty about the pandemic restrictions that…

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  The Winnipeg Folk Festival is thrilled to present Folk in the City: Live at the Burt in partnership with True North Streaming. These four free online shows will take place March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 7 PM CT as part of the Manitoba Government’s Safe at Home Manitoba. Folk in the City: Live at the Burt will feature incredible local talent…

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We would like to say a huge thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for tuning in to Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home presented by Assiniboine Credit Union and Bell MTS. We felt the love from near and far when over 73,000 folkies like you tuned into our Facebook and YouTube streams from…

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In addition to supporting musical artists through these difficult times please remember to also support small businesses. Below is a list of some of our 2020 food vendors and artisans who are still open for business in some capacity. Please note that this information is subject to change. Food Vendors For our full list of…

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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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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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