Ottawa Folk Festival

The Ottawa Folk Festival was started in 1994. Every year, musicians, dancers, artisans, and storytellers entertain Ottawa residents as part of the festival held at Britannia Park.

The festival was established to showcase Canada’s folk traditions through music, dance, storytelling and crafts. The Ottawa Folk Festival is known for its relaxed atmosphere, enthusiastic grassroots following and loyal volunteer contingent.

The festival was initially called the CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival and was founded by Max Wallace and Chris White. Wallace, who was then the station manager of community radio station CKCU, teamed up with White, a performing songwriter. They were joined by an enthusiastic organizing committee and an army of volunteers who helped to turn their vision into reality.

Thanks to the continuing generous support of sponsors, granters, partners, donors, dedicated staff and volunteers, the Ottawa Folk Festival operates year-round as a vibrant cultural and community organization.

This year, the festival takes place from August 13-15, 2010. It’s not too late to volunteer! The Folk Festival offers nice perks to its volunteers, and a chance to see some great artists!

See you at the Festival!


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