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Celebrate 40 years of Filberg Festival, with arts and music Aug. 2 to 4!

Visit the market featuring over 140 of Canada's finest artisans and enjoy two live music stages!
The Filberg Festival celebrates its 40th year in beautiful Filberg Park in Comox. McKinnon Photography / courtesy the Filberg Festival

The Filberg Festival, now celebrating its 40th year, is a beloved annual event that takes place in the picturesque Filberg Park in Comox, British Columbia. Set against the stunning backdrop of Vancouver Island, the festival has become a cherished tradition, drawing visitors from near and far to enjoy a vibrant celebration of arts, crafts, and music.

This year, from Aug. 2 to 4, the festival promises to be an unforgettable experience, offering a delightful blend of creative expression and community spirit.

Founded in 1983, the Filberg Festival was established to support the preservation of the historic Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. Over the years, it has grown into one of the largest and most respected arts festivals in Western Canada.

The festival showcases the talents of over 100 artisans and craftspeople from across the country, providing a platform for them to exhibit and sell their unique creations. Attendees can browse an array of handcrafted jewellery, pottery, textiles, woodwork, and more, all while meeting the artists behind the works.


Music has always been a central component of the Filberg Festival, and the 40th anniversary lineup is no exception. This year’s festival features an eclectic mix of musical acts, including the jangly alternative folk-pop group The Grapes of Wrath headlining Saturday night.

Other notable performers include Ashleigh Ball of Hey Ocean!, Peter Luongo, Lost Octave, Rare-Earth Magnet, TK the Artist, Son de Metal, Quarantones Male Chorus, and Ukulele Workshops. With such a diverse range of genres, there’s something to delight every musical taste.

Music has always been a central component of the Filberg Festival, and the 40th anniversary lineup is no exception. McKinnon Photography / Courtesy FilbergFestival

In addition to the arts and music, the Filberg Festival offers a variety of family-friendly activities, including interactive workshops, children’s entertainment, and delicious food and beverage options.

The festival’s beautiful setting, coupled with its rich history and community focus, makes it a must-visit event for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the cultural richness of Vancouver Island.

Join us this August to celebrate four decades of creativity, inspiration, and community at the Filberg Festival. Plan your visit at