The back of the mainfield and on Prince's Island Park for the Calgary Folk Music Festival. In the distance, the mainstage is pictured while a sea of folkies are seated on tarps and dancing.
The back of the mainfield and on Prince's Island Park for the Calgary Folk Music Festival. In the distance, the mainstage is pictured while a sea of folkies are seated on tarps and dancing.

Thank you Calgary Folk Music Festival for another magical weekend of live music on Prince's Island Park!

Wow! 馃ぉ The 44th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival was one for the books! This year had a bit of everything: spouts of rain and bursts of sunshine, late night dance parties and afternoon naps, a bounty of brand new memories and joyous reunions with old friends.

Our full photo album is here! Find your friends and family and relive the magic. Featuring artist photos, arts market, volunteers, and everyone our volunteer photography team could lovingly capture.

Looking for more? Check out our lineup and schedule and dig into your new favourite discoveries.

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers!

We love our volunteers! 馃挅

Thank you for another magical weekend of song and dance on the island! Thank you to our incredible crew managers, coordinators, and every single one of you that helped bring our festival to life all weekend long.

A decorative illustration featuring the 2023 Calgary Folk Fest design by Geneva L. Haley
Three volunteers smile at the camera
A group shot of four folkies smiling between two trees at the Folk Fest
A couple lounges in the sun as the sun sets behind the trees on Prince's Island Park
Four folk fest attendees gather on a tarp on the mainfield and smile at the camera
The back of the field at Prince's Island Park for the Calgary Folk Music Festival
Kids 12 and under get in free, and one such kid rides on her dad's shoulders as they watch the mainstage
Volunteer opportunities for all ages, as a youthful volunteer smiles at the camera
Folkies give the "peace" sign and say OMG at the Calgary Folk Fest
Dominique Fils-Aime sings at the Calgary Folk Music Festival
A mother holds her child and smiles at the camera while watching a mainstage performance
A couple smiles at the camera while seated in beach chairs at the Calgary Folk Fest
Folkies dance, groove, and smile for the camera
A group of folkies smile while holding Big Rock beers at the Folk Fest
A group shot of four folkies smiling between two trees at the Folk Fest
A couple lounges in the sun as the sun sets behind the trees on Prince's Island Park
Four folk fest attendees gather on a tarp on the mainfield and smile at the camera
The back of the field at Prince's Island Park for the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Upcoming concerts

Great Lake Swimmers live at Festival Hall, Oct 12

Oct 12, 2023Festival Hall

Martin Sexton live October 18 at Festival Hall

Oct 18, 2023Festival Hall

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Tom Wilson live October 19 at Festival Hall

Oct 19, 2023Festival Hall

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Jeremy Dutcher live at The Bella Concert Hall - Oct 23

Oct 23, 2023Bella Concert Hall

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Leeroy Stagger live at Festival Hall, October 26, 2023

Oct 26, 2023Festival Hall

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iskw膿 is pictured in a green dress standing in a body of water

iskw膿 live November 7 at Festival Hall

Nov 7, 2023Festival Hall

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Jenn Grant live at Festival Hall, Nov 9

Nov 9, 2023Festival Hall

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Loreena McKennitt live at the Jubilee Auditorium, Nov 13

Nov 13, 2023Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

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Hayden live at The Grand, November 20

Nov 20, 2023The Grand

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Loreena McKennitt live at the Jubilee Auditorium, Nov 13

Nov 13, 2023Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

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Hayden live at The Grand, November 20

Nov 20, 2023The Grand

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Great Lake Swimmers live at Festival Hall, Oct 12

Oct 12, 2023Festival Hall

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Martin Sexton live October 18 at Festival Hall

Oct 18, 2023Festival Hall

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Tom Wilson live October 19 at Festival Hall

Oct 19, 2023Festival Hall

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Jeremy Dutcher live at The Bella Concert Hall - Oct 23

Oct 23, 2023Bella Concert Hall

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Leeroy Stagger live at Festival Hall, October 26, 2023

Oct 26, 2023Festival Hall

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iskw膿 is pictured in a green dress standing in a body of water

iskw膿 live November 7 at Festival Hall

Nov 7, 2023Festival Hall

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Jenn Grant live at Festival Hall, Nov 9

Nov 9, 2023Festival Hall

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Loreena McKennitt live at the Jubilee Auditorium, Nov 13

Nov 13, 2023Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

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Hayden live at The Grand, November 20

Nov 20, 2023The Grand

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Great Lake Swimmers live at Festival Hall, Oct 12

Oct 12, 2023Festival Hall

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Martin Sexton live October 18 at Festival Hall

Oct 18, 2023Festival Hall

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2022/2023 Artist in Residence: Geneva Haley

Love our festival artwork? We do too!

Calgary Folk Music Festival's 2022-2023 artwork was created聽by our artist-in-residence, central Alberta illustrator and designer Geneva L. Haley.聽With her whimsical storytelling through illustration, Haley聽created a portal to聽an enchanting and聽dreamlike world on Prince's Island Park 鈥 perfectly matching聽the Festival's charming and adventurous聽spirit.

A graphical element featuring the 2023 CFMF artwork design.
Geneva L. Haley is pictured.
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