Festival

Whether one of the thousands of families with babies in strollers and toddlers on piggyback, gangs of girlfriends stretched out on the lawn or elderly couples perched in the shade listening to Corb Lund and Annie Lou, from their hearts to their souls to the bottoms of their bare feet, it's no secret that tourists and locals alike love this folk fest.

Kelly Doody - Calgary Herald

The Festival

Revel in one of the ‘7 musical wonders of the world’ (Globe and Mail) at the 35th Calgary Folk Music Festival July 24 – 27, 2014 at Prince’s Island Park, an annual sound salvation that programs 76 icons and upstarts from 16 countries on 8 stages in concerts and magical collaborative sessions.

Full schedules here

 It’s a genre-defying, continent-linking festival where fiercely independent, creative troubadours and master instrumentalists from Mauritania, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ethiopia, the US and Canada celebrate diverse traditions, deep roots and cool grooves.

 Our special aboriginal program Great Spirits unites artists from Australia, the US and Canada.

 Have a cold beverage in the tree-shaded beer garden, see artists and engage in activities in the family area, munch on culinary delights or shop in our artisan area and have comedians and spoken word artists tickle your mind and funny bone in the Apache Talk Tent.

Festival week at the National Music Centre, learn new licks and tricks from Festival  artists at Boot Camp, participate in the free outdoor ukelele jam with James Hill or see the film Everyday Sunshine, about festival artists Fishbone.

New to the Festival? See our Festival tips  and check out the FAQ page.