The annual Winnipeg Folk Festival returns from July 4 – 8, 2012 at Birds Hill Park.

The inaugural Winnipeg Folk Festival was held in 1974 as a one-time celebration to mark Winnipeg’s 100th anniversary. The festival was free and attracted an estimated audience of 22,000 over the three-day weekend. While the festival has grown considerably since then, the gathering in 1974 laid down important roots in Birds Hill Provincial Park and with the community that remain strong today. [WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL]