Folk Festival

2023 Date: Sunday, Sept. 3 & Monday, Sept. 4
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm
Location: Island Park

Fox Valley Folk Music Festival Logo 2023About: For nearly 50 years, the Fox Valley Folklore Society has been bringing local, national, and international talent to the Western Suburbs, and this year’s festival promises the same! Bask in the glory of the last summer holiday weekend listening to live music with 15 featured performers and other musical artists. Six stages run continuously, with choices of mini-concerts, storytelling, and topical & hands-on workshops, as well as a Kids Zone with music and craft activities that is co-sponsored with American Science and Surplus. Stroll through a Fine Arts area and updated Children’s Tent, or bring your instrument to play along. Twirl at the old-fashioned Barn Dance, then thrill to some spine-tingling tales as the crickets and train whistles blow through the dark. Join us on Labor Day Sunday and Monday for a weekend full of fun for the whole family! 

Parking is available around the city and there is easy access via the North end of the island off Water St. and the South end of the island via the pedestrian bridge.

SEVEN stages of live music and storytelling featuring local, national, and international performers!

  • Fine Arts vendors
  • Food vendors
  • Old Fashioned Barn Dance
  • Spine Tingling Tales
  • Children’s Area
  • Hands-On Workshops

Suggested donation: $35/ Individual, $20/ Teens & Seniors, Family & Weekend rates available.

Featured Performers:
Bryan Bowers
Joe Filisko & Eric Noden
Gina Forsyth
Anne Hills
Beth Horner
Mean Mary James
Rev. Robert B. Jones
Sarah McQuaid
Zoe Mulford
Shanta Nurullah
Bill Robinson & Friends
Small Potatoes
Sons of the Never Wrong
Matt Watroba
Snorty Horse


Fox Valley Folklore Society and the Geneva Park District