The Festival

The Islands Folk Festival is a journey that began 32 years ago!

32 Years and Counting!

The Cowichan Folk Guild (CFG) is proud to present the 32nd Islands Folk Festival July 22 – 24, 2016 at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC. Our longevity is the result of a dedicated Islands Folk Festival community in the Cowichan Valley. Future Festival Dates are:

                                                                                                                                          2017 July 21 to 23
                                                                                                                                          2018 July 20 to 22
                                                                                                                                          2019 July 26 to 28
                                                                                                                                          2020 July 24 to 26



Festival Camping gates open to the public at 1:00 pm Friday July 22nd, on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not accept specific site reservations in advance. NOTE: Access to the main Festival site is ... More -->

The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn offers a 10% discount on rooms to folks who show proof of their purchase of an Islands Folk Festival Weekend Pass. The Inn is located south of Chemainus, only about a fifteen minute drive from the festival site at Providence Farm, and and offers pleasant rooms with free WiFi and flat screen TVs. There are coffeemakers and mini fridges in the rooms and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet is available as well. The hotel also has a salt water pool, a whirlpool, and a fitness centre. Toll Free Reservations 1 (877) 246-4181.

Family Folk at the Fest

Islands Folk Festival is a very family friendly event where kids of all sizes and all ages can run and dance and play freely and safely in the midst of all of the fun. We pride ourselves on being a festival where the vibe and the tone are one that welcomes and encourages diverse families and encourages caring and respectful behaviour...

Free Park & Ride Shuttle Services

FREE PARK & RIDE SHUTTLE SERVICES: If you’re staying in Duncan instead of camping onsite, it’s easy to hop a ride right to the Festival site and save the driving to and from! The Islands Folk Festival ... More -->

Get Involved

We have great opportunities to get involved with Islands Folk Fest and the Cowichan Folk Guild. If you'd like to be more than just a spectator, take a look at our opportunities, and join us!

Go Green at Islands

The Islands Folk Festival strives to be low impact and kind to the earth when it comes to how we deal with waste, water and land-use at the Festival. Our comprehensive waste diversion project and ... More -->

Performers 2015

AARON MURRAY PROJECT – Born and raised in the Acadian culture-rich reaches of Moncton, New Brunswick, Aaron witnessed the power of music to unite and entertain in family and social gatherings. Bluegrass, Old ... More -->

Stage Schedules 2015

FRIDAY, July 24th Islands Stage Evening Schedule 6 PM – OPENING CEREMONIES 7:PM – DAVID VEST 8 PM – RUSSELL DECARLE 9 PM – CRIKEY MOR 10 PM – CÓIG 11 PM – MASIMBA MARIMBA... More -->