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Our Festival

2021 Festival Has Been Postponed

Every summer, people from all walks of life gather in Smithers, BC to share a universal love of music at the Midsummer Music Festival. Established in 1984, a handful of music lovers envisioned creating a family-positive musical event, now proudly the longest running music festival in Northern BC. The Festival has a great selection of food and marketplace vendors, onsite camping, and is completely volunteer-powered! We are proud to be welcomed on the territory of the Witsuwit’en Nation in the heart of the breathtaking Bulkley Valley.


Always A Mix

The Festival embraces all genres of music, hosting an eclectic mix of musicians performing on one of four stages. We are fortunate to have world-class artists headline the festival every year. In addition to our headliners, Midsummer showcases dozens of talented local and regional performers, discovering fresh new music in the valley. The festival also includes a variety of interactive workshops put together by the musicians. There are several Jam Zones, so go ahead and bring your instruments! We also offer exciting and entertaining activities for children, including crafts, games, as well as the children’s stage.

Family Positive

All Ages Welcome

The Festival features a fabulous family area that has a reputation for being interactive for parents and their children; it is a festival in itself. Some of the exciting things you can find within the family zone include arts and crafts, a feature puppet show (not to be missed), face painting, dress-up treasures, a rope maze, music, dancing, and a quiet play area.


100% Volunteered Powered

The festival would not be possible without the generous time and skills offered by our volunteers. We are always looking for people who want to help! If you are interested in making Midsummer a success, we would be lucky to have you. Four hours of volunteering will get you a day pass, 12 hours a weekend pass, and at 24 hours, you will be given a weekend pass with meals provided.

The 2021 Midsummer Music Festival has been postponed. Follow us on social media for updates.

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