May 13th, 2020

The 35th Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival has been cancelled due to the current state of emergency and uncertainty regarding COVID-19. The Folk Harbour Society Board of Directors made this difficult decision after careful consideration and much deliberation.

This year’s Festival was fully booked and promised to deliver the high quality, magical, musical experiences that audiences have come to love, but this was the only responsible decision that could be made.

Folk Harbour’s success has always been based on three main groups: our audience (the envy of many a musical event), our volunteers (the dedicated, hard-working force who make it all happen), and our musicians (who tell us how much they love playing in front of attentive, knowledgeable music fans). We are heart-broken that we can’t carry out our Festival because we know how much it means to these groups; of course, it is because of our respect for our audience, volunteers, and performers that we need to make this decision that puts their health and safety at the forefront.

All of us at the Folk Harbour Society are disappointed about this cancellation, and we know that this sentiment is shared by our performers, loyal audience members, volunteers, and many businesses in and around Lunenburg; however, we invite you to join us for the 2021 Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (August 5 to 8). We promise to work harder than ever to ensure that the next Festival is a celebratory event full of musical memories made by the sea!

As a registered charitable organization, we can offer receipts for income tax purposes.

Refunds via TickePro

Ticket holders have the ability to receive full refunds. If tickets were purchased through TicketPro, you will be e-mailed and your refund will be processed. For tickets purchased through our office or at ticket outlets, please see our website,

Ticket holders will also have the option to donate ticket costs to the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society. We have already had to cancel many private rentals at the Lunenburg Opera House and our major fundraiser, Folk Fiesta!; in addition, our four other spring concerts have been postponed. Because of all these losses, we can really use help to offset the Society’s ongoing, year-round expenses that would normally be covered by ticket sales, donations, and sponsorships. If you are in a position to support Folk Harbour, we welcome donations in any amount. Donations can be made through TicketPro, through Folk Harbour’s Canada Helps page, or through the Folk Harbour office (125 Montague St., Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2CO, 902 634-3180,

Refunds for paper tickets

  • Should you be able and wish to donate your ticket, please simple email to let us know you won’t be returning the ticket for refund.
  • Credit Card sales: Tickets purchased in person via credit card can be refunded between the hours of 10am-1pm, Monday-Friday. Please simply call the office at 902-634-3180. (If purchased online via TicketPro, they will email you on May 12th with refund or donation instructions)
  • Debit Card sales: Tickets paid for via debit card require you to visit the office at 125 Montague Street.. Due to Covid19 rules we ask that you knock on the office door, wait for service and do not enter. A table with an ATM machine will be placed just inside the door to complete the refund. Our ATM machine will be sanitized by staff before and after each customer handles the device. While we don’t expect lineups, please be patient and allow 2+ meters spacing between people while waiting to be served.