EASTER Long Weekend - 28 March to 1 April

EPIC Showgrounds

Immerse Yourself in Folk Music!

The National Folk Festival boasts a diverse program featuring a wide range of genres within the folk music umbrella. Expect to be entertained by:

  • Traditional folk music from Australia and around the world
  • Contemporary folk artists pushing boundaries
  • Bluegrass, blues, roots, and everything in between
  • Lively singalongs and energetic dance performances

Get ready to celebrate Australia's rich musical heritage at the iconic National Folk Festival, happening in Canberra from 18 to 26 March 2024!

This renowned festival brings together folk music lovers of all ages for a week of vibrant performances, workshops, demonstrations, and a bustling market atmosphere.

Beyond the music, the festival offers a vibrant marketplace brimming with unique crafts, delicious food stalls, and interesting demonstrations. You can discover handmade instruments, locally-produced art, and an array of souvenirs to commemorate your experience.

KidzFest: Where Fun Meets Folk

National Folk Festival Kids

The National Folk Festival understands the importance of fostering a love for music in young people. That's why they've created a dedicated space called KidzFest!

From March 18th to 26th, between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm, KidzFest transforms into a magical haven for families. This interactive zone features a variety of:

  • Engaging workshops: Learn to play traditional instruments, create your own folk art, and participate in fun music-themed activities.
  • Live children's entertainment: Catch captivating performances by talented children's musicians and storytellers.
  • Playful activities: Let your little ones explore a world of creativity with designated play areas and engaging games.

KidzFest offers the perfect opportunity for families to come together, create lasting memories, and ignite a passion for folk music in the next generation.

Book Your Accommodation Now!

River Motel Queanbeyan - 7_Room44_QueenSuite_wKitchen

River Motel's newly upgraded and modern rooms ensure you will have a memorable and comfortable experience. With space for large groups, couples, families and more, we have something for everyone.

And we're dog friendly, so be sure to check out our pet-friendly accommodation if you're planning to travel with your furry friend.