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 Festivals

Block Heater - February 15 - 17, 2018

The 3rd annual Block Heater, winter’s answer to the Calgary Folk Music Festival, February 15 - 17, hosts 25 local, national and international roots, blues, country, world
music and indie artists. Block Heater warms Inglewood and the East Village at Festival Hall, the Ironwood and Studio Bell with concerts and songwriter-in-the-round/collaborative sessions.
The line-up will be announced, and tickets go on sale, Friday November 10 at 4:00 pm.

Calgary Folk Fest - July 26 - 29, 2018

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 United States and Canada celebrate diverse traditions, deep roots and cool grooves.

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