More than Music

One of the longest running folk festivals in North America, the Mariposa Folk Festival is building on an amazing legacy. Mariposa is renowned for its wide range of folk/roots artists, with 100+ performances of every kind on its 11 stages that showcase music, dance and spoken word – but there’s lots more going on than that at the Mariposa Folk Festival! Much of the programming invites audience participation of all ages, exposing, engaging and educating patrons in folk culture.

the Artisans’ Village

We have an entire community of folk artisans nestled in the trees, displaying and selling their beautiful and unique handcrafted works, including: jewellery, musical instruments, soaps, paintings, apparel, pottery, glass, carving, weaving, candles and much more.

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Hands-On Experiences

Get out of your comfort zone and try something new! Learn and grow at Mariposa by participating in many of our popular interactive workshops; join a drum circle; make a craft; write a song; dance; paint… let your creativity flow!

Enjoy a Cold One

Mariposa’s Pub Tent is a happening and lively place. Have a beer, cooler or glass of wine. Listen to the music on the Pub Tent stage or meet and chat with friends on the sidelines!

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We Have Great Food!

Mariposa takes great care to ensure that only the best food vendors are at the Festival, providing a variety of choices for all tastes, regardless of your dietary needs or preferences.

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Soak in the Scenery

The Gordon Lightfoot Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail) runs through forested and open areas of Tudhope Park. View Golden Leaves, a 13-foot bronze sculpture depicting Gordon Lightfoot as he appeared on the cover of the 1975 greatest hits compilation, Gord’s Gold. Wander to the beach, visit the Stephen Leacock Museum, or explore downtown Orillia.

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Studio Point Painting Works

Studio Point is an intimate spot where artists, art aficionados and hobbyists can drop by to observe and learn from accomplished painters. Child-friendly, create your own masterpiece (brushes and paints supplied). Studio Point runs from 2:00 to 4:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Mariposa Emporium

Take a memento of the Mariposa Folk Festival home with you! Find CDs and other collectibles from past and present Mariposa artists. You might even luck-out and find a great addition to your collection of hard-to-find music. Mariposa souvenir shirts and other memorabilia is also available. Artist autograph sessions are also held here.

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Yoga in the Morning

Start your day right and transform your body and mind. Enjoy yoga in the park before the music begins.

Tai Chi in the Morning

Tai Chi is a holistic practice that brings body, mind, emotions and spirit into balance and harmony. Your participation will enable you to fully enjoy and blend into the spirit of the festival. All ages and abilities welcome!

Starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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Folkplay for Kids

Our Folkplay area is a festival-within-a-festival for children and those young at heart. There are many amazing participatory activities and crafts for kids that include: interactive concerts on the Sunshine Stage, making garlands, dancing, experimenting with musical instruments, face painting, bubble making, kite flying and water fun.

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Onsite Audience Camping

Enjoy the full Folk Festival experience. Pitch a tent or park your RV and stay put for the whole wonderful weekend.

CAMPING
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Open your Mind

Mariposa welcomes many community groups and non-profit organizations to the festival. The organizations exhibiting in our Community Village are carefully selected to provide a diverse and balanced educational experience. Check them out and learn more about the world around you.

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Go for a Dip

The festival is surrounded by the clear, clean, soothing water of Lake Couchiching. Bring your bathing suit and a towel, and cool off in Moose Beach – the supervised beach and play area.

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the Artisans’ Village

We have an entire community of folk artisans nestled in the trees, displaying and selling their beautiful and unique handcrafted works, including: jewellery, musical instruments, soaps, paintings, apparel, pottery, glass, carving, weaving, candles and much more.

LEARN MORE
MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-HandsonExperiecne

Hands-On Experiences

Get out of your comfort zone and try something new! Learn and grow at Mariposa by participating in many of our popular interactive workshops; join a drum circle; make a craft; write a song; dance; paint… let your creativity flow!

MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-EnjoyAColdOne

Enjoy a Cold One

Mariposa’s Pub Tent is a happening and lively place. Have a beer, cooler or glass of wine. Listen to the music on the Pub Tent stage or meet and chat with friends on the sidelines!

MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-WeHaveGreatFood

We Have Great Food!

Mariposa takes great care to ensure that only the best food vendors are at the Festival, providing a variety of choices for all tastes, regardless of your dietary needs or preferences.

LEARN MORE
MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-SoakInTheScenery

Soak in the Scenery

The Gordon Lightfoot Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail) runs through forested and open areas of Tudhope Park. View Golden Leaves, a 13-foot bronze sculpture depicting Gordon Lightfoot as he would have appeared on the cover of the 1975 greatest hits compilation, Gord’s Gold. Wander to the beach, visit the Stephen Leacock Museum, or explore downtown Orillia.

MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-StudioPointPaintingWorkshop

Studio Point Painting Works

Studio Point is an intimate spot where artists, art aficionados and hobbyists can drop by to observe and learn from accomplished painters. Child-friendly, create your own masterpiece (brushes and paints supplied). Studio Point runs from 2:00 to 4:00 Saturday and Sunday.

MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-Imposium

Mariposa Emporium

Take a memory of the Mariposa Folk Festival home with you! Find CDs and other merch from past and present folk artists who appear at the Mariposa Folk Festival. You may also luck out and find that last addition to your collection of hard-to-find music. Mariposa souvenir shirts and other memorabilia is also available. Artist autograph sessions are also held here.

MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-YogaIntheMorning

Yoga in the Morning

Start your day right and transform your body and mind. Enjoy yoga in the park before the music begins. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2016 yoga instructor.

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Tai Chi in the Morning

Tai Chi is a holistic practice that brings body, mind, emotions and spirit into balance and harmony. Your participation will enable you to fully enjoy and blend into the spirit of the festival. All ages and abilities welcome!

Starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-FolkPlayForKids

Folkplay for Kids

Our Folkplay area is a festival-within-a-festival for children and those young at heart. There are many amazing participatory activities and crafts for kids that include: interactive concerts on the Sunshine Stage, making garlands, dancing, experimenting with musical instruments, face painting, bubble making, kite flying and water fun.

LEARN MORE
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Onsite Audience Camping

Enjoy the full folk festival experience. Pitch a tent or park your RV and stay put for the whole wonderful weekend.

CAMPING
MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-GoForADip

Go for a Dip

The festival is surrounded by the clear, clean, soothing water of Lake Couchiching. Bring your bathing suit and a towel, and cool off at Moose Beach – the supervised beach and play area.

MariposaFolkFestival-MoreThanMusic-OpenYourMind

Open your Mind

Mariposa welcomes many community groups and non-profit organizations to the festival. The organizations exhibiting in our Community Village are carefully selected to provide a diverse and balanced educational experience. Check them out and learn more about the world around you.

LEARN MORE