The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a Canadian cultural institution – a unique community-based celebration with an internationally-renowned reputation for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music artists from around the world. Now in its 41st year, it continues to be one of the city’s most beloved, enjoyed, and respected events – named “Best Local Music Festival” by Georgia Straight readers for the fifth year in a row, and 2016 “Best Music Festival” by readers of the Westender… more
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
- 230 - 275 E.1st ave
- Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7
- Phone: 604.602.9798
The Festival features more than 70 hours of music on eight outdoor stages --three evenings of mainstage concerts and two full days of performances throughout the park.
The Festival also features a twenty-vendor food area, a crafts market, a stage and activity area dedicated to the Little Folks and their families, and the Festival Community Village where local community-building organizations and businesses are represented.
All of this takes place in the spectacular outdoor setting of Jericho Beach Park, amidst groves of pine and cedar trees and against a backdrop of the beautiful coast mountains rising above a modern city skyline.
Meanwhile, the appearance of many Festival guest artists at other venues around town in the days before and after the Festival Weekend create a unique city-wide folk and roots celebration, creating opportunities to get up close and personal with Festival guest artists.
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a world of music on the beach for one magic weekend every summer. We'll see you in the Park!