36th Annual Mission Folk Music Festival

We are excited to welcome folks to the 36th Annual Mission Folk Music Festival and to share some amazing music, stories, and songs with you. Every year is exciting and this year’s festival is no exception featuring everything from singer-songwriter folk to Celtic, Cajun, blues, bluegrass and soul. And in between – there’s an incredible range of tunes to enjoy.

This year’s event offers festival-goers a chance to really connect with the music through our workshops, Festival Choir, and weekend jams. Families and little ones will find integrated programming at every stage. We welcome everyone from our longtime fans to the folks who’ll be experiencing Mission for the very first time. We can’t wait to welcome you. Come Follow Your Folk!

News & Notables

Tier 2 Tickets sales end July 20th @ midnight for 36th Annual Mission Folk Music Festival

Tier 2 Advance ticket sales begin May 15th through to July 20th, and will include day passes & evening passes.

Daystage and Mainstage schedules here

Mainstage & Daystage Schedules Announced

To help you navigate between our three day stages and one workshop stage while sneaking in some time in our Festival Bistro, Artisan Market, or at the Food Court (or all three!).

2023 Festival Choir Repertoire

The Mission Folk Music Festival, under the direction of Choir Director Deborah Handley, has nurtured a community-centered choir that brings together audience members with festival artists to produce the Festival Choir Project. Audience members and festival artists sing together, in concert at the Festival. This Festival Choir is inclusive, empowering, and welcomes all who want to sing. 

Sounds Like A Festival! Playlist

Sounds like a festival! Only four weeks until we celebrate together with music, dance and art! Take a listen to our first playlist and let us know who you are looking forward to seeing on stage!

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Art of a Festival

We hope you can join us July 4 – 22, 2023, as we celebrate 35 years of the art, photography, and artefacts of the Mission Folk Music Festival at the Rock Family Gallery, Mission Arts Council, 33529 First Avenue, Mission, BC.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 2023 1:00 – 4:00pm

Featuring festival photography, quilt, t-shirts, programs, posters, and more from our festival photographic artists including Rick Skerry, Bev James, Edward Wachtman, Gerry Heibert, Ben Shaevitz and Heather Pratt-Johnson.

Bow By The River Fiddle Camp

Experience the thrill of learning from some of the best fiddle players at the 1st Annual Bow on the River Fiddle Camp from July 17 to 20, 2023. Led by Gordon Stobbe, J.J. Guy, and Jennie Bice, this four-day event offers daily instruction and jam sessions for kids, youth, and adults with at least one year of fiddle experience. As part of the package, you’ll also get to attend the community dance, the instructor concert, and the Mission Folk Music Festival, where you’ll have a chance to perform on the day stage.