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?.


Nor-East'r Music & Arts Festival
June 9-11, 2017
Oscoda County Fairgrounds
Mio, MI
800-800-6133
http://www.noreastr.net


Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2017
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 22-24, 2018
Altamont Fairgrounds
Altamont, NY
518-765-2815
http://www.oldsongs.org/festival


The Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 5-8, 2018
Birds Hill Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba
204-231-0096
http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca


Mariposa Folk Festival
July 6-8, 2018
Tudhope Park
Orilla, Ontario
705-326-3655
http://www.mariposafolk.com


Blissfest Traditional Music Festival
July 7-9, 2017
Festival Farm
Cross Village, MI
231-348-2815
http://www.blissfest.org


Saline Celtic Festival
July 14-15, 2017
Mill Pond Park
Saline, MI
734-944-2810
http://www.salineceltic.org


Non-Electrical Musical Funfest
July 19-21, 2018
Osceola County Fairgrounds
Evart, MI
231-734-6119
http://www.evartdulcimerfest.org


Home County Folk Festival
July 14-16, 2017
Victoria Park
London, Ontario
519-432-6299
http://www.homecounty.ca


Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival
July 21-23, 2017
Tourist Park
Marquette, MI
906-226-8575
http://www.hiawathamusic.org/~hiawatha


Flint Folk Music Festival
Saturday, July 17, 2017
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint
2474 S. Ballenger Hwy.
Flint, MI
810-235-1442
http://www.flintfolkmusic.org


Great Lakes Folk Festival
August 11-13, 2017
Downtown East Lansing
East Lansing, MI
517-432-4533
http://www.greatlakesfolkfest.net


Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
August 10-12, 2018
Lion's Harbour Park
Goderich, Ontario
519-524-8221
http://www.celticfestival.ca


Festival of Friends
August 4-6, 2017
Ancaster Fairgrounds
Ancaster, Ontario
905-777-9777
http://www.creativearts.on.ca


Owen Sound Summerfolk Festival
August 18-20, 2017
Kelso Beach Park
Owen Sound, Ontario
519-371-2995
http://www.summerfolk.org


Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 17-20, 2017
Old Pool Farm
Near Schwenksville, PA
215-242-0150
http://www.folkfest.org


Thumbfest
Saturday, September 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Lexington, MI
586-727-5197
http://www.thumbfest.org


Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
2018 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 8-10, 2017
Remus, MI
989-967-8879
http://www.wheatlandmusic.org