Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Festival

To all our Cariboo Festival Families and Friends, 

To ensure the health and safety of our Festival family, all sessions for 2021 will be held virtually. 

Please note that for this upcoming Festival, our syllabus has been significantly modified due to COVID-19 and our festival will be an online format for this year. Please make sure to read the 2021 E Festival Syllabus before completing your registration, making sure to note all major submission deadlines and performance requirements that are specific to the 2021 Festival. 

Pleaes review pg 4-5 with regards to Performance Guidelines as well as Video Recordings; pg 6-8 with regards to Entry Requirements and rules specific to disciplines.


We have also include an overall FAQ section with regards to the virtual format (see pg 25). 


Due to lack of volunteers, there will be no Speech Art Discipline for the 2021 Festival.

 Group pieces for all disciplines, will be limited to a maximum of 4 participants. Exceptions being made only for immediate family groups (must be within the same household).

Important Dates for Participants:

Vocal / Choral April 12 & 13, 2021 at the Evangelical Free Church. Self - recorded submissions due by April 11th.

Piano April 22, 2021 at the Calvary Church. Self - recorded submissions due by April 19th. 

Instrumental / Band Self - recorded submissions due by April 16th.

Honours Concert TBD


 We recognize the current situation with the pandemic, we are allowing all entrants to submit either from home or from the provided venue for adjudication.

We are doing our best to provide, safe, healthy environment for all entrants at our venues, however if you prefer to film from a different venue, please contact cariboofestivalprez@gmail.com for more information / discussion of further requirements.
If an entrant wishes to be considered for Provincial participation, they must record with the supervision of their music teacher.

This is going to be a very different year, but we are excited to be bringing our arts Festival back! 

Cariboo Festival Society








 Dates for 2021 Cariboo Festival: 

 Vocal/Choral    April 12, 13

Self - recorded submissions due by April 11th.

Piano   April 22

Self - recorded submissions due by April 19th.

Instrumental/Band   April 16

Self - recorded submissions due by April 16th.

Honours Concert   TBD


 The Cariboo Festival Society is registered under the British Columbia Society Act, affiliated with Performing Arts BC, and a member of the Williams Lake Community Arts Council.


If you wish to make a financial donation to the Cariboo Festival Society, there is "Donate" button at the bottom of this, or you can connect with any of our Committee members to discuss further, or you can mail a cheque to us at our mailing address below. Thank you!


Donate $500 and up to be a Partner Sponsor

Donate $100 to $499 to be a Patron Sponsor

Donate $50 to $99 to be a Support Sponsor

Donate up to $49 to be a Friend Sponsor

Submit online entry
Download Cariboo Festival 2021 Syllabus


You can assist our Festival greatly by donating your returnables (bottles, cans, etc) at the Williams Lake Return-It Depot, located at 232 South Mackenzie Ave. All donations will keep our Festival alive! Simply drop off your returnables, let them know you'd like to donate the refund to the Festival, and they will do the rest.

Another way to support us financially is through donation of  gently used trophies, which we can refurbish for a fraction of the cost to purchasing new trophies.