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Get Your Folk On – Canmore Folk Music Festival August 3-5th

posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn on: July 24, 2013 06:41:08 PM

There’s no better way to spend a gorgeous hot and sunny day in the summer than being outside and soaking up a great outdoor concert.  That’s right!  Festival season is upon us once again, which means loads of fantastic shows to fill up your summer dance card and keep you boogying your nights away. 

The Heritage Day long weekend this August brings about the return of the 36th annual Canmore Folk Music Festival.  Running in full force every summer since 1978, the Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and also one of the greatest.  This three day event is jam packed with lots of entertainment and performances that are sure to delight audiences of any age.

Held in the heart of the Canmore valley, the Canmore Folk Music Festival features three stages set against the beautiful backdrop of the magnificent Rocky Mountains.  The view alone is part of what makes this festival so special and worth adding to your summer concert checklist.  What better way to enjoy some of the best music summer has to offer than doing so at the base of the most majestic mountains in North America while the beautiful Alberta sun slowly sets behind them, blanketing the sky in gorgeous crimson and orange?

Over 18 musical acts and performances will be taking place over the weekend, with world-famous talent such as Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy and Spirit of the West headlining this year’s event.  Tickets for the August 3-5th event can be purchased online in advance, starting at $89.50 for a standard Adult weekend pass.  Special pricing is also available for youths aged 16-25 and family weekend passes when purchased in advance online.

On top of all the fabulous music included in the price of your ticket, there are also a number of great free and family events over the course of the weekend.  For the pint-sized music lovers, there’s a free children’s concert on Saturday afternoon, and Friday night features a downtown street dance complete with a kid’s area packed with loads of activities to delight the little ones, from puppets and crafts to a climbing wall and bouncy castle.

Held at Centennial Park at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 5th Street in the heart of Canmore, the Canmore Folk Music Festival is just a quick 5 minute drive from our BEST WESTERN Pocaterra Inn.  Relax and unwind after a long day of dancing in our luxurious whirlpool, steam room or indoor swimming pool.  We even have a large waterslide to keep the whole family entertained long after the music has stopped.  Give us a call and book your Folk Fest weekend spot with us today.

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