Folkfest 2020 Announcement
Thursday, May 7th, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the indefinite postponement of Folkfest 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The heart of Folkfest’s mandate is to gather people together to share and experience cultural traditions. For four decades, our festival has strengthened community ties through a multicultural celebration of diversity and inclusivity. We are as disappointed as you are that it will not be possible this summer. This was not an easy decision to make, nonetheless we felt that this was the only way to ensure the safety of our organizers, patrons and volunteers. It is very difficult to witness the unprecedented challenges the cultural sector is collectively facing. However, Folkfest members are a resilient group and as an organization we are committed to getting through this together.
While monitoring guidelines we will continue to explore alternatives to try to engage with our community. Given the restrictions on public gatherings and the need to maintain physical distancing practices there may be many hurdles to overcome however, we are exploring innovative ways to connect and share culture.
We thank all our valuable Folkfesters and sponsors for their past and ongoing support.
Please feel free to contact us via email or through social media with any questions.
Culture builds community – stay well and take care of each other!
Saskatoon Folkfest Board of Directors