Posts Tagged ‘Folk Fest’

Folk Fest Captures Community Spirit

July 26th, 2010 by Victoria Peterson

Security at Folk Fest

Every July, there is a festival in Calgary that brings together both locals and tourists, displays Calgary’s community spirit and celebrates the city’s rich culture. While some may think this is the Calgary Stampede, it is in fact the festival that comes after our annual 10 days of partying.

The Calgary Folk Music Festival is often overshadowed by the grandiose nature of Stampede, but its ability to bring together great music and a wonderful ambiance is what makes it a great part of the Calgary summer.


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Guide: Calgary Folk Festival 2010

July 23rd, 2010 by Leah Wong

From July 22-25 Prince’s Island Park will be transformed to accommodate the 31st Calgary Folk Festival.  Over the four-day event there are 68 artists playing on seven different stages.  We have some recommendations of who to check out!

Though the music is the main attraction of the Folk Festival, there is plenty of other things to check out in between your favourite acts.  Big Rock will have a beer garden and there will be plenty of food vendors set up - I saw a mini-doughnut truck enter the park, in case you didn’t get your fix at Stampede.  If you’re interested on doing a little shopping while at the festival, there is both an area to purchase band merchandise, and a craft market. (more…)

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Folk Fest Kicks Off This Weekend in downtown Calgary

July 20th, 2010 by Victoria Peterson
The Calgary Folk Music Festival couldn’t come at a better time.After 10 days of rowdiness at the Stampede, the annual four-day festival is a breath of fresh air. Kicking off on Thursday at Prince’s Island Park, Folk Fest brings a laid back atmosphere, varying musical genres and international feel to Calgary for the weekend.

Hosting 68 artists from 14 different countries on seven stages, this year’s lineup has something for just about everyone.


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