Bear Creek

2020 Festival Postponed

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.


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. We are planning to be back on the hill August 13-15, 2021, and we look forward to the time when we can all safely come back together!


If you have already purchased tickets for this summer’s festival, we are offering 3 options:

  1. You can transfer your ticket to our 2021 festival. This will happen automatically if we do not hear from you by Aug. 1, 2020, requesting one of the remaining two options.
  2. You can request to donate all or some of your purchase price to the BCFF Society. Even $10 means a great deal to us.
  3. You can request a full refund for the entire price of your tickets

please note, even a donation of your ticket’s service fees will greatly offset the cost to our not-for-profit society


This is not an easy time for anyone, including those of us in the music industry. Donating your ticket fee is an excellent way to help the festival prepare for 2021 and support the artists and arts community. For those of you willing to hang tight for 2021, we promise to come back with another amazing festival! And we will not be offering a cheaper ticket price next year than the one you purchased.


For those of you who purchased tickets in anticipation of our first two artist announcements, we can not yet promise that they will be performing at our 2021 festival. However, we have extended them both invitations to perform, and are hoping for the best.


If you would like us to issue a refund, either in part as a donation or in whole, please contact the Grande Prairie Live Theatre Box Office by phone at 780-538-1616 during business hours.  Deadline for claiming ticket refunds is August 1st, 2020.


Thank you again for your support, both now and over the years. We will greatly miss seeing you on the hill this summer, but we look forward to next year’s amazing weekend of music and great community vibes!


All the best to you in these challenging times and our warmest wishes of good health.

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