Festival Info

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, staged in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in beautiful downtown Gallagher Park, happens each year on the second weekend in August. We thank the many sponsors who support this event and enable us to offer world-class music at affordable prices.


Links about us:

The Well Endowed Podcast - Go Wildly Forward

Check us out in North America's best festivals 

Recommended by roughguides.com

Future dates:

2024 August 8 - 11

2025 August 7 - 10

2026 August 6 - 9

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we gather is situated on Treaty Six Territory. For thousands of years, the Edmonton river valley has been a Pehonan, a traditional meeting and gathering place for Indigenous Peoples. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Non-Status Aboriginal Peoples whose presence and culture enrich our vibrant community. We are all beneficiaries of this longtime Indigenous philosophy of peaceful cohabitation, between the earth, the animals, and all humans. We all have a responsibility to one another and this land.


The Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society endeavours to provide a culture of safe space for all, including marginalized and vulnerable segments of our population. It aspires to put on a leading folk music festival while embracing a vision of inclusivity. The EFMFS will nurture safer spaces where all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, religious belief, ability, colour, or other personal characteristics should feel safe, welcome and valued.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival Logo 4 characters playing instruments


Tickets are sold through our office, and online via Ticketmaster Information about tickets can be found here. Tickets go on sale in June.


Artists for the upcoming festival are announced in mid May.


If you are a volunteer in any capacity, up-to-date and relevant information can be found here.


Want to participate in the Festival as a performer, volunteer, or vendor? Read this first.

Want to advertise in the Festival Program Book? Contact Glenda Dennis


Looking for information from festivals past? See our archive of Past Performers and our  Photo Gallery.  For our Archive of past program books visit the Peel Collection online.


Have questions about tickets, artists, getting to the festival, and what to expect when you're there?
Festival FAQs can be found here.