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Calgary Folk Music Festival

Calgary Folk Music Festival is one of Canada's flagship, trailblazing music festivals held annually since 1980 at the beautiful Prince's Island Park in Calgary, Alberta. Our broad, cutting-edge programming boasts 70 artists from near and far playing on seven stages in concerts and collaborative sessions featuring everything from folk to funk to fresh hip hop. While on our Island village, revel in activities for the whole family, explore our handmade arts market, delight in global cuisines, and relax in our tree-shaded Big Rock Brewery beer garden.

The Calgary Folk Music Festival operates on a cash light system. There are no ATMs on site.  Many areas – the main gate, beer gardens and Festival merchandise tent – accept credit, interac, e-wallet, apple pay and tap options but cash transactions will be accommodated, too. Independent vendors (food and artisan market) use their own payment options.

What to bring

This a shortlist of items that you can bring onto the grounds that'll improve your time at Folk Fest.


Water bottle




Friends and family!


We’re made up of friends and family here. Please respect your fellow folk.

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Bring your service animal

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Bring a festival chair

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Have a good time

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Don't bring pro cameras

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Don't bring your pet

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Don't harass anyone

Don't bring big chair

Don't bring a beach chair


Our festival takes place on the beautiful Prince’s Island Park in downtown Calgary.

Performers are seen on stage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on Prince's Island Park.
Vendor alley at the Calgary Folk Music Festival during twilight hour is pictured.
The mainstage is pictured at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. A large crowd gathers under the waning blue sky.
Audience members put their hands in the air at the Calgary Folk Music Festival as Mdou Moctar performs.
The view from the back of the mainfield at the Calgary Folk Music Festival.


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