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CityFolk Festival

Located at Lansdowne Park, CityFolk is a multi-day celebration of music, dance, and community featuring an eclectic mix of musical performances on various stages. The BSOMA KidZone offers special children’s and family performances on Saturday & Sunday. Aberdeen Pavilion offers a wide variety of musical acts, artisan and craft vendors, and much more. Another CityFolk initiative, Marvest, is a free event as part of CityFolk offering over 70 performances throughout businesses in the Glebe BIA. We are family-friendly, community-focused, culturally diverse and committed to eco-friendly initiatives.

CityFolk Crowd Panorama at night

Our Mandate

  • Provide performers who represent a broad spectrum of musical genres with a space in which creativity, imagination, and exploration are celebrated as fundamental to personal expression.
  • Embrace the participation of visual artists and craftspeople as an integral component of the artistic community at the festival.
  • Treat our volunteers and staff, who are the heart of our organization, with respect and care, and provide them with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Consider our sponsors and friends as valuable members of our organization, whose presence, ideas, and feedback are essential to the ongoing vitality of the festival.
  • Enhance the cultural life and contribute to the economic activity of the local community, the city, and the region; and encourage a sense of community in all who participate in shaping the festival, while challenging ourselves to uphold the values the festival promotes.

Board of Directors

Kelly Symes – President
Bo Turpin – Vice-President
Freya Struthers – Secretary
Dave O’Malley – Treasurer
Grace Smith
Byron Pascoe