Voted one of Canada's top 10 music festivals Yellowknife, NWT Since 1980



About Yellowknife:

Yellowknife and the Folk On The Rocks Music Festival are your gateway to the North! While planning your trip to Folk On The Rocks you may want to consider some of the local sites and activities. Grab a FREE bicycle and from the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre and hit the road!

Folker approved activities:

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Back Bay Cemetery

Pilots Monument, Houseboat Bay, and Oldtown

Fishing On Great Slave Lake

Looking for a place to stay?

Fred Henne Territorial Park and Campground is just down the road!

Or if you are looking for something a little cushier try one of our partner hotels:

The Explorer Hotel

Super 8

Days Inn

Capital Suites

Embleton House

Looking for the whole package? Try Touch the Arctic Tours!



The Grounds:

The magic all takes place on the sandy shores of Long Lake, just 5km outside the city of Yellowknife. Once inside the official Festival gates you will have access to over 24 hours of programming, on five stages, International cuisines with everything from Thai food to tacos, to bannock,  and more!

Other onsite attractions include the beaches of Long Lake (wear your swimsuit!) the official FOTR Merch Booth, plenty of picnic tables, local art installations and murals, artisan crafters and non-profit organizations and much more!

On each of our five stages you will find unique and interesting programming, there is something here for everyone! The stages:

  • Main Stage

  • Beer Garden Stage

  • Stage Right

  • Children’s Area

  • Aurora stage



Bus Schedule:

The City of Yellowknife will schedule a special route at a discounted rate for the 2017 Festival. Stay tuned for more information.