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Mission Folk Music Festival

Mission Folk Music Festival

The Mission Folk Music Festival is a three-day music festival. It features a wide range of concerts in Mission at the Fraser River Heritage Park in July.

In 2023 the festival took place on the weekend of July 21st to 23rd. Dates for the 37th annual festival in 2024 are still to be confirmed.

For information about all of the above events, and others, click July Calendar of Events. To learn about the Mission Folk Music Festival, continue reading.


This article contains the following information about the Mission Folk Music Festival:

What to Expect | Festival Details | Location | Admission | Other Information


Mission Folk Fest

The Mission Folk Music Festival usually happens on the last weekend of July. It’s a fair-sized festival at a beautiful venue that attracts dozens of performers and thousands of local folk-music enthusiasts.


What to Expect at the Festival in Mission

At the Mission Folk Music Festival you can expect around four or so stages with performances taking place throughout each of the 2.5 days. Some people camp overnight at the festival right on-site. Others attend just for the day.

At the venue there’s a camping area, an artisan market, and a Wee Folks Area for children. There are also usually half a dozen or so food trucks and a licensed bistro.

The Mission Folk Music Festival isn’t a huge event, but it’s pretty big, and a nice one. It’s also family-friendly and attracts a wide range of music lovers. As many as 1,500 people show up on the busiest days.

Musicians at some stages attract small crowds, while others attract the majority of attendees. Most of the musicians are local, and the quality of play is very high. Overall, it’s a fabulous event and highly recommended!


Visit missionfolkmusicfestival.ca for tickets and the event’s official website.


Festival Details

The 2023 festival featured more than 20 artists. Below was the schedule of performances.


Stage Schedule

Main Stage performers on the Friday in 2023 included Robin Layne & The Rhythm Makers, Skye Consort & Emma Björling, The Oot n’ Oots, Kentucky Eileen and Blue Moon Marquee. On Saturday there were performances by Dongyang Gozupa, Cedric Watson & Jourdan Thibodeaux, Leonard Sumner, Tanika Charles and Wesli. Sunday featured Abigail Lapell, Twin Flames, OKAN, and David Francy & Terra Spencer.

Exact performance times for the main stage in 2023 were to be confirmed. Schedules for this past year’s other stages are listed below.


Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

  • 11:00 am Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers (Fraser Stage)
  • 11:00 am Fiddlin’ on the Fraser (Market Stage)
  • 11:15 am North Americana (Ursa Minor Stage)
  • 11:30 am Festival Choir (Workshop Stage)
  • 12:00 pm Alysha Brilla (Market Stage)
  • 12:30 pm Songwriters Unite (Ursa Minor Stage)
  • 12:30 pm Songs in the Key of Blue (Fraser Stage)
  • 12:45 pm Song Circle (Workshop Stage)
  • 1:00 pm Strangely: A Workshop (Market Stage)
  • 1:45 pm How Bout Dat! (Ursa Minor Stage)
  • 2:00 pm Festival Choir (Workshop Stage)
  • 2:00 pm Tennyson King (Market Stage)
  • 2:15 pm Dongyung Gozupa (Fraser Stage)
  • 3:00 pm Fresh Folk (Ursa Minor Stage)
  • 3:00 pm As I Was Saying (Market Stage)
  • 3:15 pm Blackberry Jam (Workshop Stage)
  • 3:45 pm Windward Passage (Fraser Stage)
  • 4:00 pm Home Routes (Market Stage)
  • 4:15 pm On the Shores of Tradition (Ursa Minor Stage)


Celebration of Light Fireworks


Sunday, July 23rd, 2023

  • 11:00 am A Lovely Way to Greet the Day (Ursa Minor Stage)
  • 11:00 am Future Folk (Market Stage)
  • 11:30 am Mother Tongues (Fraser Stage)
  • 12:00 pm Jesse Waldman (Market Stage)
  • 12:00 pm Have Accordion, Will Travel (Workshop Stage)
  • 12:10 pm Necessary Voices (Ursa Minor Stage)
  • 1:00 pm I’m With Her (Market Stage)
  • 1:00 pm Festival Choir (Workshop Stage)
  • 1:05 pm It’s the Journey, Not the Destination (Fraser Stage)
  • 1:30 pm String Theory (Ursa Minor Stage)
  • 2:00 pm Patrick Anthony (Market Stage)
  • 2:15 pm Global Routes (Fraser Stage)
  • 2:15 pm Sound Bath Meditation (Workshop Stage)
  • 2:40 pm Old Time String Grass Hour (Ursa Minor Stage)
  • 3:00 pm Alex Rake & The Leaves (Market Stage)
  • 3:30 pm Sing in the Round (Workshop Stage)
  • 3:40 pm Summer Side of Life (Fraser Stage)
  • 4:00 pm Open Stage (Market Stage)


Festival Location

In 2021 the performances all happened online. However, in 2022 the festival took place at the Fraser River Heritage Park which is located at 7494 Mary Street just above the Fraser River in the town of Mission, BC. The 2023 festival happened at the same venue.

Mission is a community in the Fraser Valley just north of Abbotsford.



Admission to the festival depends on your age, when you buy your tickets and whether you plan to camp.

Up until May 31st in 2023, weekend passes cost about $110 for adults, $95 for students and seniors, and $45 for teenagers. Camping packages cost an additional $10 to $30 per person.

As of June 2023, prices were $135 for adults, $125 for students and seniors, and $50 for teenagers. Tickets increase again in price if you buy on the days of the event. Children ages 12 and under enter for free regardless.

We expect this tiered pricing system to be similar when the event returns in 2024.


Mission Folk Fest Market
Folk Festival Food Trucks and Vendor Stalls


Other Information

Parking is usually available on-site by donation, both in the regular paved parking lot and on the grass in a field. Except for at times when admission is by donation or when a major band is playing, parking spots are typically available.

For more information, see the Mission Folk Music Festival website.

For a list of other major Lower Mainland events throughout the year, click Festivals & Events.

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