Discover Atlantic Canada’s finest grassroots music festivals, from the Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, to the shores of Newfoundland and Labrador. From ancient sea shanties to cutting edge hip hop – music of the best kind awaits!

  1. Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society: Our mandate is the promotion and preservation of the traditional folk arts of the province. Active since 1966, the … read more

  2. The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, celebrating 25 years in 2022, pays tribute to Canadian folk icon Stan Rogers, by gathering the world's finest songwriters in … read more

  3. Founded in 1976, the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival began from visions and musings of local fiddlers Bishop Faber MacDonald and Joe Pete Chaisson. Years later, the … read more

  4. The Harvest Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind east of Montreal. With a musical selection ranging from jazz, folk, rock, funk hip-hop, and R&B, … read more

  5. Founded by the well-loved The East Pointers during their pandemic tour pause, Harvest Home Festival was born from a long-cherished dream to invite friends met at … read more

  6. The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in October you’ll … read more

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“One of Canada’s finest, built from the same time-honoured template as Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver folk festivals. Forty artists, multiple stages. Hosted in a spectacularly beautiful fishing community with an enormous heart.”

Chronicle Herald

“This festival has it all – headliners, local favorites, plenty to eat and drink and do, areas to run and play, and a joyful, convivial atmosphere I've not seen anywhere else… Highly recommended.”

Festival attendee

“Such a high calibre of musical entertainment augmented by friendly and helpful staff, meals conveniently put on near where concerts are taking place and a bus to get you to and from the festival club. Superior service.”

Taylor Debbie

“Where else am I going to see Robert Plant and Sturgil Simpson?”

Festival attendee

“Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival has become a highly sought-out destination for fiddle fans from all over Canada and the world.”

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