Folk Fest

The Annual Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival

The 45th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival closes July 31 – August 1, 2021

The 45th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, presented by Equinor, continues through July with weekly events and ends with two concerts at the First Light for Performance and Creativity (81 Cochrane Street).

Saturday July 31: Flower Hill with opening set by Valmy

Sunday August 1: Jim Payne & Fergus O’Byrne with Mark Manning & Aaron Collis

Gather your bubble and join us for an evening of live music!

Our season continues through August 1st with live music events each Wednesday – Sunday:

Wednesdays 9pm: Folk Night at the Ship
Thursdays 6 – 7:30pm: Music at the Botanical Gardens
Fridays 7 – 10pm: Folk’d Up Fridays at Quidi Vidi Brewery
Saturdays 12 – 1:30pm: Trad Tunes in Bannerman Park
Saturdays 2 – 4pm: Young Folk at Bannerman Park
Sundays 2- 3pm: Outdoor concerts at The Rooms

Individual show details can be found our events page.

Download the schedule as a pdf below.

All events are subject to capacity restrictions and public health measures.

All are free of charge with the following exceptions:

Folk Night: $5 at the door (19+)

Botanical Gardens: Included in regular admission to the gardens

Concerts at First Light: $120 per bubble of 4 ($30 per person). Tickets available at


Children ages 12 and under get free admission when accompanied by an adult. Free Child tickets must be reserved in advance at time of Adult/Senior purchase. Limit of two free Child tickets per Adult/Senior ticket holder.

PAYMENT METHODS: We accept Visa/MasterCard/Debit/Cash for tickets at the main gate. Payment methods within the site vary according to each vendor, and there is an ATM cash machine on site in the NLFAS tent. Beer ticket sales are cash only.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL: Ticket sales close one hour before the end of each session and only those with valid tickets will be admitted after that time.

SITE MAP: Click here for Bannerman Park site map

WEATHER: The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival will take place RAIN or SHINE.

TICKETS: Ticket purchases are non refundable.

DEVICES: Cameras and audio recording devices are not permitted.

CANNABIS: Please note it is illegal to consume cannabis products in public spaces, including the Festival.

ANIMALS/PETS: Only certified service animals are allowed onsite.

LAWN CHAIRS: Bring your own lawn chair for seating in concert area, but please note the areas designated for low rise lawn chairs, standing and dancing.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES: We have a variety of food and beverage vendors onsite and beer and wine is available in the licensed area.

You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages into the festival however we request that beverages be in sealed, plastic containers only. No glass please.

We have a public water filling station near the Military Road exit and we encourage you to bring your water bottles and stay hydrated with some of the best quality water in North America!

LOST AND FOUND: Lost and Found located at the NLFAS Tent.

EMERGENCY EXITS: Upon arrival at the festival site, we encourage you to take a moment and note the applicable exits, First Aid locations, and please be advised that in the case of site evacuation, patrons are to exit via the nearest exit and await updates at the Muster Point located at the Moo Moos parking lot.

Erin Whitney
Cathy Best
John Clarke

Title Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Community Partner Organizations

Folk Night Sponsors

Holiday Wassail Sponsors