Folk Fest

The Annual Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival

The 45th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival is on the move in 2021. Meet us where we land.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society is taking a creative approach to the Folk Festival again in 2021 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The 45th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival is planning a summer season of small live performances in various locations in and around the City of St. John’s, as well as a digital series in the fall.

The festival season begins on the weekend of July 9th – 11th with a series of concerts at First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity. Through the following weeks, performers will be popping up at various locations to safely bring the festival feeling to small gatherings.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival is presented by Equinor Canada, and will work with local community partners such as DanceNL, Le Réseau Culturel Francophone du Terre-Neuve et Labrador, First Light Friendship Centre, and St. John’s African Roots Festival to present a diverse lineup of traditional and folk music, dance, and storytelling.

Following the success of the 2020 Digital Edition of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, this year’s festival will also include a series of online programming in the fall of 2021.

Please stay tuned to this site and our social media channels for further announcements.

All events are contingent on public health restrictions at the time of presentation.


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

Silver Sponsors

Community Partner Organizations

Folk Night Sponsors

Holiday Wassail Sponsors