Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival

The annual Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival is a foot-stomping weekend that will kick off the summer music festival and camping season!

Festival Dates: -
Location: Lake Cowichan, British Columbia

The annual Cowichan Valley Bluesgrass festival, formerly the Sooke Bluegrass Festival, celebrates Father’s Day with a foot-stomping weekend combining everything blue. Bluegrass, blue skies and blue water.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night and by the time things wrap up on Sunday afternoon you’ll have had a chance to enjoy some pretty sweet bluegrass on stage, in workshops and in jam sessions that pop up in the craziest places.

2023 Festival Lineup

Big names in bluegrass will be in Lake Cowichan, headliners include:

  • AJ Lee and Blue Summit
  • John Reischman and Old Acoustic
  • Golden Shoals

For the complete list of artists and performance times check out the festival schedule.


Tickets and camping passes can be found on the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival website.

Please note that single night camping is not available, but weekend camping passes are available to those that hold a weekend festival pass.

More event info

  • Why not make it a road trip around Vancouver Island, check out the Victoria Jazz Festival happening around the same time 

  • Get more details on the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival on their website

  • Discover more about B.C. Check out HelloBC or plan an island road trip. 

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More things to do 

Bring a swim suit and take a swim at Cowichan lake located right near the festival grounds of Laketown Ranch Music Park. The massive lake is about 30 kilometres wide, so you will be able to find a nice quiet beach when you are done at the festival.

But don’t forget what you came for. The Cowichan Valley Bluegrass festival has a lineup of artists you won’t want to miss. Take a look at some of the headliners coming from far and wide to bring music to the Cowichan Valley just an hour and a half north of Victoria.

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