Living Our Traditions

Please visit our festival page for an overview of our 2021 summer programming, and our events page for specific event information.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society (NLFAS) is a charitable organization located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada whose mandate is the promotion and preservation of the traditional folk arts of the province. Active since 1966, the organization presents educational and cultural events that provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their work and that engage our youth and the general public in the transmission of our intangible cultural heritage.

Our two longest running events, Folk Night at the Ship Pub and the Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival are rites of passage for up and coming folk and traditional musicians, and beloved by seasoned performers.

The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society thanks our sponsors who help make the Folk Festival and Folk Night possible.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Job Posting: Executive Director
Job Posting: Executive Director

Posted on: August 31, 2021

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization’s strategic direction and oversee the…

2021 AGM Notice
2021 AGM Notice

Posted on: August 23, 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society will be held on Wednesday, September 15th at…