2020 Bear Creek Folk Festival cancelled

The 2020 Bear Creek Folk Festival, scheduled on August 14-16 on Borstad Hill in Muskoseepi Park at the heart of the City of Grande Prairie, has been cancelled, organizers announced.

The next festival has been set for August 13-15, 2021.

“It is with a heavy heart that we must reschedule the 2020 Bear Creek Folk Festival until August 2021. We will miss gathering on the hill, listening to fantastic music from well-known names and hidden gems. We will miss celebrating the arts and the Grande Prairie community. And we will miss seeing so many happy faces as friends reunite for such a special weekend,” organizers said on the festival’s website.

“While we are deeply saddened to have to do this, we cannot in good conscience pursue a large-scale international event like ours this summer. Our festival brings together thousands of visitors from around Canada and beyond, and health concerns surrounding COVID-19 create too great of a risk. The safety and wellness of our attendees, volunteers, artists, and our community at large must remain our first concern.”

Ticket holders may:

  • transfer their ticket to the 2021 festival
  • donate all or some of the dollar value of their ticket
  • request a full refund

Tickets for the 2020 festival are carried forward for the 2021 festival if organizers do not hear from ticket holders by August 1, 2020.

Deadline for claiming ticket refunds is August 1, 2020.