From Western Ontario in the east to Manitoba and Saskatchewan in the west, the prairie and forested festivals of this region beckon – promising unique experiences, good times, sublime music and homegrown hospitality.

  1. Every sākihiwē stage challenges stereotypes and reaffirms the humanity of Indigenous people. Music is taken to Indigenous families in Winnipeg so they can … read more

  2. The inaugural Winnipeg Folk Festival, held in 1974 in Birds Hill Provincial Park on Treaty 1 territory and homeland of the Métis people, was a three-day … read more

  3. The Ness Creek Music Festival takes place on a special plot of land falling within Treaty 6 Territory and within the Homeland of the Métis. At Ness Creek … read more

  4. Every August, the Trout Forest Music Festival is staged at Ear Falls Waterfront Park, just one hour north of Vermillion Bay on Highway 105. This festival offers a … read more

  5. Bask in the joviality of French Canadian culture surrounded by great music, amazing foods and wondrous sights and re-embody the spirit of the voyageurs! Every winter … read more

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“I love coming to the festival, every year it's my favourite thing to look forward to!”

Festival Attendee

“Always, on the last night of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, with the final strains of music still hanging in the air, I immediately become excited to join the gathering the following July. Thank you for putting together such a fabulous array of talent year after year.”

Festival attendee

“Trout is always my favourite and one I look forward to every year!”

Jeff Robson, Festival Fanatic

“One of the most fun adventures I’ve had! Every minute of it!”

Jen C.