2013 Canadian Folk Festivals Database

*Please note, this resource has NOT been updated with 2014 festival application information.*

The 2013 Canadian Folk Festivals database is here!!

My good friend Dave Cool and I originally compiled this database of Canadian Folk Festivals in January 2011 and it seems wrong to not continue it. Since then, we have received a ton of feedback from the folk community with suggestions that could be added to the list. Thanks to Roots Music Canada for sharing their database as well as the many members of the folk/roots music community who chimed in with great suggestions. Please feel free to download the Excel version and add your own personal notes, additional festivals or update the database for yourself as new information becomes available throughout the year.

It includes a listing of folk festivals in Canada along with their contact information, deadlines and application guidelines. It is a powerful resource for any folk/roots artist inside our outside of Canada. The 2013 version is even more detailed than before!


You can download the database for FREE in the original Excel format or as a PDF file. Click on the format of your choice below.

You may also PWYC (Pay What You Choose). This database takes many hours to research and update each year. Any amount you contribute will be greatly appreciated.





Note: The Excel file will download immediately. The PDF will open in your browser then you may press “save”. The text in the PDF will look realllyyy tiny – just press “zoom”! 


Thanks also to Dan Murray who helped with researching this year. Happy 2013!


P.S. By all means, please share this on Facebook, Twitter, etc- using the sharing links below!

P.P.S. Any festivals that need updating or wish to be added may email festivals at emmajulien dot com. I probably won’t update it again very soon,  but accurate info would be appreciated for inclusion in future versions. Thank you.

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