FOLK FESTIVALS

What better way to spend a summer weekend than by attending a folk festival -- where you can hear your favorite musicians and discover new ones, explore new traditions, learn new musical and dance skills, and share the experience with others who also love this music ... all while enjoying the great outdoors!

Here is a listing of some of the most popular festivals that are attended by Michigan folks, but this is just the beginning. There are hundreds of festivals occurring throughout the country -- why not plan to attend one as part of your vacation? If you're Canada bound, check out the comprehensive listing at Northern Journey Online.


Nor-East'r Music & Arts Festival
June 12-14, 2015
Oscoda County Fairgrounds
Mio, MI
800-800-6133
http://www.noreastr.net


Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival
Saturday, June 20, 2015
In the park at Brethren, MI
231-723-2230 or 231-889-3667
http://www.spiritofthewoods.org/festival.html


Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance
June 26-28, 2015
Altamont Fairgrounds
Altamont, NY
518-765-2815
http://www.oldsongs.org/festival


The Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 9-12, 2015
Birds Hill Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba
204-231-0096
http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca


Mariposa Folk Festival
July 3-5, 2015
Tudhope Park
Orilla, Ontario
705-326-3655
http://www.mariposafolk.com


Blissfest Traditional Music Festival
July 10-12, 2015
Festival Farm
Cross Village, MI
231-348-2815
http://www.blissfest.org


Saline Celtic Festival
July 10-11, 2015
Mill Pond Park
Saline, MI
734-944-2810
http://www.salineceltic.org


Non-Electrical Musical Funfest
July 16-19, 2015
Osceola County Fairgrounds
Evart, MI
231-734-6119
http://www.evartdulcimerfest.org


Home County Folk Festival
July 17-19, 2015
Victoria Park
London, Ontario
519-432-6299
http://www.homecounty.ca


Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival
July 17-19, 2015
Tourist Park
Marquette, MI
906-226-8575
http://www.hiawathamusic.org/~hiawatha


Flint Folk Music Festival
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Kearsley Park
Flint, MI
810-235-1442
http://www.flintfolkmusic.org


10th Annual Downtown Evart Folk Festival
Saturday, August 8, 2014
Evart, MI
1:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
231-734-6119
http://www.evart.org/?p=1237


Great Lakes Folk Festival
August 7-9, 2015
Downtown East Lansing
East Lansing, MI
517-432-4533
http://www.greatlakesfolkfest.net


Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
August 7-9, 2015
Lion's Harbour Park
Goderich, Ontario
519-524-8221
http://www.celticfestival.ca


Festival of Friends
August 7-9, 2015
Ancaster Fairgrounds
Ancaster, Ontario
905-777-9777
http://www.creativearts.on.ca


Owen Sound Summerfolk Festival
August 20-23, 2015
Kelso Beach Park
Owen Sound, Ontario
519-371-2995
http://www.summerfolk.org


Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 14-16, 2015
Old Pool Farm
Near Schwenksville, PA
215-242-0150
http://www.folkfest.org


Michigan Renaissance Festival
August 22-October 4, 2015
Holly, MI (Exit 106 off I-75)
800-601-4848
http://www.michrenfest.com


Thumbfest
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Lexington, MI
586-727-5197
http://www.thumbfest.org


Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
2015 dates TBA
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day
Island Park
Geneva, IL
630-897-3655
http://foxvalleyfolk.com


Wheatland Music Festival
September 11-13, 2015
Remus, MI
989-967-8879
http://www.wheatlandmusic.org