This year's activities take place at the Didsbury Memorial Complex, with music in the Community Hall (MPR), arts and crafts in the Curling Rink
Live Music all Weekend!
Everyone knows that music is good for the soul. Great toe-tappin' music is the heart of any festival and we'll have a full slate of talented local stage performers and musicians at both locations.

The main stage for this year's festival is in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Memorial Complex located at 1702 - 21 Ave. Music performances run all day Saturday between 11 am and 5 pm.

You'll be able to sit back and relax, stay as long as you want, and enjoy some of Alberta's best performers. An incredible weekend of live performances - see them all for free!

And if we catch you dancing while waiting in line or shopping in a store, humming a tune while walking downtown Didsbury, or "playing drums" on the table in a coffee shop, we know we've done our job!

  • Special Features
    • Songwriter's Workshop with Musician Kelly Kalden on Sunday morning
      Kelly Kalden and her music therapy songwriting with Didsbury residents.The Songwriters Workshop on September 11th at our Festival starts at 11 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Didsbury Memorial Complex. All experience levels are welcome and you don't need to play an instrument. Our workshop will be led by singer, songwriter, professional musician, and teacher - Kelly Kalden. Kelly is a highly experienced songwriting coach that will lead participants through the craft and methods of songwriting. Join us to practice creating in a fun, relaxed environment. Hope to see you there!

    • Fiddler's Jamboree Sunday afternoon

Musicians & Performers - A Full Stage!
The Mountain View Arts Society has been bringing musicians and songwriters to Didsbury, and showcasing locals since 2011. The 11th Edition of the Mountain View Arts Festival takes place September 10 & 11, 2022 in Didsbury Alberta. Our desire is to showcase that Didsbury, Olds, Carstairs, Sundre, Cremona - all the communities in and around Mountain View County - have an incredible wealth of artistic talent.

Click here to see who's coming!
Matt Blais, Liz Christensen, Ally Crampton, Mike Crampton, Mike Gardner, Skyler Kalden, Camille Labrecque, and Little G!

Saturday Music Schedule

If you have questions, send our Performer Coordinator an e-mail.

Fiddler's Jamboree
Following many successful years at the trade show in Didsbury, the Mountain View Arts Society is very excited to take over the ever-popular Fiddler's Jamboree at this year's Arts Festival! It takes place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Didsbury Memorial Complex and will run from 2 - 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

We supply the pianist and each performer will prepare 2-3 selections and will participate in the large ensemble playing of Westphalia, Faded Love, or Red Wing.

Jamboree Schedule Here

Fiddlers, if you have questions, please text Teena at 403-390-2002 or send our Jamboree Coordinator an e-mail.

Sound Advice Pro

Sunday, Sept 11, 2 pm

Camille Labrecque
Carole Cormier
Barrie McCombs
Linda Bogaert
Ed Tetzalff
Jessie Jewell
Jim Taylor
Gary Giesbrecht
And more!

Jamboree Schedule Here


Unless stated otherwise, all activities run from 11 am - 5 pm both days.

PLEASE NOTE: The Mountain View Arts Festival showcases musicians and entertainers from Alberta. There are no openings for performers from outside Canada.

The Mountain View Arts Festival is an annual, 2 day, multi venue, arts & cultural festival. It is a signature event in the town of Didsbury, Alberta and has been hosted by the Mountain View Arts Society since 2011.

Logo designed by Lyle Schultz. The Mountain View Arts Festival is held on the weekend following the long weekend in September.

Mountain View County is a proud supporter of all that is arts, culture, and heritage in our region. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. When in Didsbury for the Mountain View Arts Festival, stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Didsbury Museum has artifacts from the homestead days, clothing, household items, farming equipment, a school room, medical room, general store, military roll of honour, and a 1907 Cast Iron Safe. Visit our museum today! In Partnership with the Didsbury Municipal Library, the oldest little library in Alberta. We're on Facebook! Follow us at MVArtsFest today! We're on twitter! Follow us at MVArtsFest today!