Calgary Folk Music Festival 2013
To kick summer off we have the Lilac Festival, then the Sled Island Music Festival shortly after (unfortunately cancelled this year due to floods), next up the Calgary Stampede, then the Salsa Festival and many more including these Calgary Festivals in July.
But now it is time for the highly anticipated Calgary Folk Music Festival 2013! Are you ready to experience what the Globe and Mail has deemed as “one of the seven musical wonders of the world”!? If so, continue reading and you will find out what this awesome Calgary summer festival is all about!
What is the Folk Music Festival?
The Calgary Folk Music Festival is one of Calgary’s largest summer festivals. In 2013 it will run from Thursday, July 25th to Sunday, July 28th, showcasing over 100 unique bands and joint performances to more than 50,000 visitors over the 4 days.
Also known as the “Calgary Folk Fest”, the Calgary Folk Music Festival is known to be a genre-bending event loaded with atypical music and tons of collaborations between artists from different musical scenes. Some genres include…
- Indie Rock
- And much more…
Where is the Folk Music Festival 2013?
Only in one of the best locations ever! Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary at Prince’s Island Park, the Calgary Folk Music Festival happens amid the beautiful scenery of this lush natural oasis all in the heart of downtown Calgary.
Going to or leaving the Folk Music Festival is just as fun as when your there with easy access to Eau Claire Market, RiverWalk, East Village, St. Patrick’s Island, the Calgary Zoo, Inglewood, Kensington, Fort Calgary and the downtown core only a few minutes away from the action at Prince’s Island Park!
When is the Folk Music Festival 2013 Open?
Thursday, July 25th – Gate opens at 4:30pm – Main stage performances from 5:30 to 10:30pm
Friday, July 26th – Gate opens at 2:00pm – Sessions from 3:00 to 6:00pm, Main stage performances from 6:00 to 11:30pm
Saturday, July 27th – Gate opens at 9:30am – Sessions from 10:30am to 5:30pm – Main stage performances from 5:30 to 11:30pm
Sunday, July 28th – Gate opens at 9:30am – Sessions from 10:30am to 5:30pm – Main stage performances from 5:30 to 10:00pm
4 Reasons to Love the Calgary Folk Music Festival
Isn’t it awesome to know that if you’re preoccupied on one or two days of the festival and can’t make it down to Princes Island Park that you won’t miss it completely? I’d say so.
2 – Unique blend of genres and musicians
If you’re looking for something you’ve never seen before, then this is where you want to be. Who knows, maybe you’ll even pick up a new favourite sound that somehow sends double the amount of endorphins across your brains synapses when you listen to it?!
3 – THE best location
I can’t think of anywhere better in Calgary to have the Folk Music Festival than on the pristine setting of Princes Island Park. Not only can you enjoy the festival and the park, but you can also take full advantage of what’s close by, some of these places were mentioned above.
4 – Local Musical Talent
I’ve always been a huge supporter of Calgary through my Facebook page Calgaryism and absolutely love throwing my hands up for our local musical talent, as well as those coming from around our nation and the globe! Come and join me this year and support the performers at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2013!
We hope you have lots of fun at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2013! Please leave us a comment and share with us your favourite experiences at the festival!
For more local activities and events, be sure to check out the best Calgary summer activities today! Thanks for stopping in and hope to have you back soon.