The Winnipeg Folk Festival is a wonderful outdoor music festival in Birds Hill Park, Manitoba. It is one of North America’s premier outdoor music festivals and is celebrating 37 years of summer fun and education. Each year it takes place over the second weekend in July with the 2010 festival running from July 7th to 11th.
The program consists of approximately 75 artists from around the globe who perform electric and acoustic folk, Celtic, blues, traditional, bluegrass, roots, alt-country, and more. Past years’ performers include Elvis Costello, Xavier Rudd, Patrick Watson, Serena Ryder, Iron and Wine, Bell Orchestre, DJ Logic, Neko Case, Burning Spear, and Del McCoury Band.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is also a year-round arts organization in Winnipeg with education and outreach programs designed to benefit the community. Here are the Visual Arts & Crafts to be seen and experienced during the festival: Craft Sales, Prairie Outdoor Exhibition, Campground Exhibition & Animation Projects, Young Artists Program, Hand-Made Village and Art Shows.
The Festival Campground is now sold out, however festival tickets with Quiet Camping are still available and is located only four km from the festival site. It is a more peaceful night time camping location. The Winnipeg Folk Festival is a not-for-profit charitable organization.