With the variety of global music festivals around the world, finding new acts and sounds has never been easier. We’ve put together a list of our top picks to help you discover new music, art, and culture from around the world!
June 21-Make Music Day
Held in over 1,000 cities, Make Music is a truly global celebration of music.
June 21-23-North Country Fair
This Solstice celebration, held in Alberta, CA, combines rustic camping, music, workshops, and more!
June 23-30-Medicine Hat Jazz Fest
Held in Canada, this small town festival creates a close-knit community experience filled with music discovery.
July 9-13-Latin Alternative Music Conference
This conference takes place in New York City, and provides an opportunity to hear exciting new sounds in Latin music.
July 11-14-California Worldfest
Head to Grass Valley, CA to experience a festival full of camping and global music,
July 19-21-Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Held in Vancouver, this festival allows attendees to experience the culture and sounds of folk music from around the world.
This festival brings attendees to Duluth, MN to celebrate world music.
August 3-5-Canmore Folk Festival
Head to Alberta, CA to experience world folk music at Alberta’s longest running folk festival.
August 6-14-Montreal First Peoples' Festival
Local and international performers head to Montreal to showcase art, history, and tradition.
August 9-11-Edge of the World Fest
This festival attracts attendees to the beautiful Haida Gwaii in Canada for a showcase of world music.
August 9-12-Beloved Festival
This 4 day event held on the Oregon Coast is a healing event that provides sacred art, music, and movement.
August 16-18-Expo Latino
Held in Alberta, CA, this event showcases Hispanic artists from around the world.
August 29-September 1-FME (Festival de musique émergente)
FME brings attendees to Quebec to experience world music.
September 13-15-Madison World Music Festival
Held in Madison, WI, this festival gives attendees the opportunity to experience unique world music and dance.
September 13-29-World Music Festival Chicago
This multi-venue festival takes attendees city-wide as they experience global artists and ensembles.
Globalquerque brings attendees to Albuquerque, New Mexico to enjoy global music performances.
September 26-29-Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
Held in Bloomington, IN, this festival aims to celebrate and explore the diversity of global cultures by bringing global music and art to attendees.
This festival bring attendees to New Westminster, BC to enjoy classical Indian music and dance.
October 4-5-BU Global Music Festival
The Boston University Arts Initiative brings the Global Music Festival, an event with global music, educational events, as well as a global bazaar.
October 11-19-Celtic Colours International Festival
Head to Cape Breton Island, CA for a chance to experience this festival full of unique global music.
November 19-22-Mundial Montreal
Held in Montreal, this festival provides a stage for emerging talent from Canada and beyond.
globalFEST takes place in New York City, and brings a dynamic group of global artists to create a cultural and social festival.
January 22-26-Folk Alliance International
Held in New Orleans, Folk Alliance International celebrates collaboration and sharing of new ideas by hosting a global conference.
January 24-February 1-Coldsnap Fest
This festival brings attendees to Prince George, BC to experience music including blues, indie, country, hip hop, folk, and more.
Head to Boston to experience this festival full of global acts.
April 20-22-Festival International de Louisiane
Experience global art, music, and culture at this festival hosted in Louisiana.