The Festival

The Islands Folk Festival is a journey that began 34 years ago!

34 Years and Counting!

Stay tuned for information on the the 34th Islands Folk Festival July 20 – 22, 2018 at Providence Farm in Ducan, BC. Our longevity is the result of a dedicated Islands Folk Festival community in the Cowichan Valley.    
Future Festival Dates are:
                                                               2018 July 20 to 22
                                                               2019 July 26 to 28     35th Anniversary
                                                               2020 July 24 to 26
                                                               2021 July 23 to 25    
                                                               2022 July 22 to 24
                                                               2023 July 21 to 23
                                                               2024 July 26 to 28     40th Anniversary                                                                                                                




Festival Camping gates open to the public at 1:00 pm Friday July 20th, 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 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 -->