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Winnipeg Folk Festival 2013: Slideshows

Now in its 40th year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is almost as much about the sights as it is the sounds. Check out our daily collection of photos from Winnipeg Free Press photojournalists, as well as a slideshow of pictures taken by you.

SUNDAY, JULY 14 — The festival was full of colours, like those on this girl's ribbon.
Xavier Rudd performs Sunday.
The crowd reacts to a main stage performance Sunday.
The sky fills with bubbles as the sun creeps closer to setting.
The crowd was anything but tepid for Sunday night's main stage performances.
JD Edwards of the JD Edwards band basks in the glow of the setting sun.
Bubbles fill the air over the heads of a Sunday folk fest crowd.
As Sunday's folk fest comes to a close, couple of friends embrace.
Hula hoops were popular at the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Friends sit in the grass as the sun sets Sunday.
The sun went down, but the crowds never let up.
A spectator holds a flag as the sun sets.
The sun sets over the closing day of the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Twilight is seen through the centre of the new Festival Tower.
SATURDAY, JULY 13 — A family dances together at the Big Blue stage.
A family dances together at the Big Blue stage.
Volunteer Manon Monchamp dances at the Big Blue stage.
Friends dance together at the Big Blue stage.
Beach balls bounce around the crowd Saturday.
Martin Sexton performs on the mainstage Saturday.
Volunteer Jordan Bellan dances by the mainstage Saturday.
Martin Sexton performs on the main stage of the Winnipeg Folk Festival Saturday.
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers perform on the main stage.
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers.
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers.
Afro Kumbe Sound System perform on the Big Blue stage Saturday.
Afro Kumbe Sound System perform on the Big Blue stage Saturday.
Afro Kumbe Sound System got the crowd moving nicely Saturday night.
Afro Kumbe Sound System.
Festival-goers enjoy the ambiance of the new installation in the middle of Festival Village Saturday night.
FRIDAY, JULY 12 — Sophie Greenwood (left), 9, buries twin sister Ysabel in the sand with the help of Mateo Fernandez, 3, and Fenix Campbell, 1.
Juanita Courchaine (right) stands with her boyfriend's family. (In stroller) One-year-old Shyanne, in the stroller, is at her second festival — she came to her first at only three days old.
Tony DeRose has a different outfit for every day of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. He's been coming for the past 17 years.
Carly Reimer (left) and Sam Leech fill up at a water station Friday.
Gorilla Kitchen cook Josh Vanderber-Molina serves up caramelized bananas and biscuits for festival volunteers on Friday evening.
(Clockwise from left) Blue Markwart, Samantha Squanch, Nik O'Regan, Heather Williams, Dylan Markwart, Hayley Esperance and Colton Bloomquist chill out in a double-decker hammock.
Fans cheer as Dr. Dog plays on the Big Blue stage Friday evening.
Dr. Dog plays on the Big Blue stage Friday.
Fans rock out as Dr. Dog plays on the Big Blue stage Friday.
Dr. Dog plays on the Big Blue stage.
Alyx Monteith of Regina, Sask. is silhouetted against the sky at dusk while hula-hooping.
THURSDAY, JULY 11 — Amy Ray, one half of the Indigo Girls, performs early Thursday evening on the main stage.
Emily Sailers of the Indigo Girls plays on the main stage of the Winnipeg Folk Festival at Birds Hill Provincial Park Thursday.
Ontario singer/songwriter Serena Ryder and her band hit the stage full-tilt Thursday night.
Ontario singer/songwriter Serena Ryder hit the stage Thursday evening at the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
The recent success of the song 'Stompa' has made Serena Ryder more of a household name as of late.
Serena Ryder's band held court with the rising Canadian singer.
Ryder belts out one of her songs, brandishing a rather small acoustic guitar.
Ontario singer/songwriter Serena Ryder entertains the crowd from the main stage Thursday night at the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 — About 300 cyclists head north on Hwy. 59 to Birds Hill Provincial Park then to the Festival Campground to set up their camping spots.
Campers in vehicles line up Wednesday morning to get in to the festival camping area.
Jody Hopper (right) helps his friend Sean Strachan set up his tent in the festival camping.
Megan Barrymore (right) and wife Mandolyn share a hammock in a shady nook of the festival grounds.
Premier Greg Selinger points jubilantly up at the top of the Festival Tower shortly after the grand opening of the Winnipeg Folk Festival and its new Festival Village.
Festival-goers make the traditional run to the main stage, tarps in hand, to stake out a spot.
Paul Tackaberry (right) fans out his tarp.
Space near the main stage fills up fast as everyone tries to claim a prime spot.
Scott Buxton demonstrates circular breathing on one of his didgeridoos.
People wait patiently on near the main stage for locals Oh My Darling to open Wednesday night's performances.
Ojibway Métis elder Mae Louise Campbell offered the Winnipeg Folk Festival's opening blessing on the Main Stage Wednesday night.
Local Winnipeg group Oh My Darling starts the Wednesday night performances.
A man snaps a photo of Oh My Darling.
Oh My Darling.
Oh My Darling.
The crowd gets moving to the Avett Brothers.
The Avett Brothers get people up out of their seats.
The Avett Brothers.
Sisters Avery MacKenzie, 6, and Cadence, 3, try to catch bubbles made by Rich Hamon.
Festival-goers take a break at the conclusion of the Avett Brothers' set on the main stage.
Festival-goers groove to the Avett Brothers.
Festival attendees enjoy the sunset and prairie grass on the first day of the 2013 Winnipeg Folk Fest.
City and Colour headlines the main stage Wednesday night.
Fans watch City and Colour attentively.
Dallas Green of City and Colour closes out the main stage performances Wednesday night.
FORTY YEARS OF FOLK FEST — Performers on stage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival on July 6, 1983.
A sea of people came to watch and listen at the Main Stage on a Friday evening, July 14, 1980. 30,000 people were expected to attend the festival that weekend. (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A square dancing workshop at the Folk Festival on August 15, 1979. (PAUL DELESKE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Artis the Spoon Man blows bubbles at the audience from the Main Stage of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Artis, of Seattle, Wash., is one of many performers who travelled to Winnipeg to take part in the 10th annual festival on July 10, 1983. (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Berne Thury from Minneapolis, Minnesota relaxes at the Main Stage on July 9, 1983. (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Al Simmons, in usual sedate attire, gives a child a lift on his horse bike on July 17, 1984. (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Heat failed to deter faithful festival-goers on July 10, 1976. (DAVE JOHNSON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
This aerial view shows some of the thousands of folk music fans who flocked to Birds Hill Provincial Park to attend the fourth annual Winnipeg Folk Festival in 1977. More than 24,000 people attended the festival. Organizers said the three-day event had become the largest folk festival in North America. (DAVE BONNER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Nicholas Laporte, 4, gives his mother Mette a hand with a foot wash during the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Saturday afternoon, July 9, 1983. (STU PHILLIPS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A member of Lights in a Fat City plays a drum at the festival on July 8, 1989. The group was known for playing on instruments from all over the world, alongside custom built devices made from recycled scrap metals and bamboo. (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Festival-goers find refuge from the heat during the Folk Festival on July 9, 1983. (STU PHILLIPS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Aerial view of the Winnipeg Folk Festival grounds on July 11, 1977. (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Folks (left to right) Sandy Anderson and husband Gene, from Frazee, Minnesota, keep dry beneath a canvas during a downpour at the 1984 Winnipeg Folk Festival, while son Mitch sits on the ground at centre. (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A festival goer sits on the Winnipeg Folk Festival grounds on July 14, 1980. (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Winnipeg Folk Festival in 1983. (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
David Essig performs at a workshop at the Winnipeg Folk Festival on July 11, 1986. (PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Scott Johnson, 27, of Oregon and Ruth Dixon, 32, of Minnesota were married on July 12, 1982 in a tent before 300 spectators at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The couple, assisted in their vows by Kent Militzer and his wife Jan, met at the festival several years before. They've been promised a festival pass on their 50th anniversary.  (JIM WILEY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Joel Bailey, 10, finds he has to fight the forces of gravity to complete his world tour of continents marked on the earth ball at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. John Radcliffe monitors the young traveller's progress. July 12, 1986. (PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A family attempts to beat the heat on July 12, 1982. (JIM WILEY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Kevin Muir blows giant bubbles while sister Carolyn watches on July 8, 1988. (DAVE JOHNSON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Eight year old Ariana Histed plays in the crowds with a twirling ribbon at the Folk Festival on July 9, 2004. (RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Festival volunteers Kim Flynn and Sam Owens take a break from the heat during the Winnipeg Folk Festival on a Friday afternoon at Birds Hill Park on July 7, 2005. (RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Twin eight-year-old brothers Ethan and Kieran Wiebe practice their hand stands prior to Beth Orton performing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park on Friday, July 6, 2012. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Two women dance in the mud at the Winnipeg Folk Festival on a Sunday evening, July 10, 2005. (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Angus Grant of Shooglenifty from Scotland jams with groups Tabache and Wild Mountain Time on a Sunday afternoon at the Winnipeg Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park. July 09, 2000. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The crowd cheers on Feist as she performs on the Main Stage at the 39th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival at Birds Hill Park Wednesday, July 04, 2012. (RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A festival-goer plays with devil sticks as the sun sets on the second last day of the 2012 Winnipeg Folk Festival on Saturday, July 07, 2012. (MELISSA TAIT / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The sun sets on the last day of the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Sunday, July 8, 2012. (JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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