Kultrun World Music Festival 2022

June 30, 2022

Kultrún World Music Festival is back in St Jacobs, and this year we have an incredible line up of international, national, and local artists. As a world music festival that's been running for over 20 years, we share our history of dedication to building bridges in the community through music, dance, drama, literary, and visual arts.The festival also offers inter-active workshops for children and adults, from drumming circles, to theatre to dance.

From Finland to Chile, from Korea to Colombia, KW to Quebec, we are gathering in the beautiful Village of St Jacobs, Ontario, with music, love, community and fun.

(See map and directions below)

The concerts and inter-active fun will be in the St Jacobs Baseball Diamond located next to the Health Valley Trail, behind the Fire Station at 3 Water Street. There's plenty of FREE PARKING in the tourist lot at Albert Street West and Water Street. SEE BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS

BRING A CHAIR OR PICNIC BLANKET, WATER BOTTLE (we have a refill station, thanks to St Jacobs Home Hardware), SUNSCREEN and your DANCING FEET!

We'll have refreshments, food vendors, and pop-up vendors, including a mini Etsy market!

Pre-festival Events

Opening of the Fibre Arts Exhibition
July 6, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Neruda Arts Studio

Join us at the opening evening of the Fibre Arts Exhibition of the works of Francisca Moreno, Elsa Brigden and Jocelyne Sobeski. The exhibition runs through to the end of July. FREE ADMISSION, refreshments and special musical guest Olga Carrasco. RSVP and details here https://fibre-arts-exhibition.eventbrite.ca

Feel The Music
Thursday, July 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Neruda Arts Studio

“Feel The Music" a concert exclusively for the deaf and hard of hearing community, Music For The Deaf”, which is accomplishing more inclusion with the participation of the popular band for children from Mexico, Los Patita de Perro. RSVP and details here: https://feel-the-music.eventbrite.ca

Festival Events Schedule:

Friday, July 8, 5:45 to 9:30 pm
at the Baseball Diamond

Concerts on the Main Stage

  • 5:45 pm IRL Festival band will start the festival off with a Ceílí dance
  • 7:45 pm Polky Band (Poland/Canada)
  • 8:15 pm Tanghetto (Argentina)

Saturday, July 9, 2:00 to 10:00 pm
at the Baseball Diamond

Concerts on the Main Stage

  • 2:00 pm Los Patita de Perro, childrens band (Mexico)
  • 3:15 pm Olga Carrasco, Chinchinera (Chile)
  • 4:45 pm Funk Lion (Quebec/Haiti)
  • 6:45 pm Latin Swing Orchestra (Colombia/Canada)
  • 8:45 pm NST & the Soul Sauce (South Korea)

Interactive activities:

Trash Theatre, Prayer Flag workshop, Capoeira, Aztec Dance Circle, Chichin demonstration

Sunday, July 10, 2:00 to 9:00 pm
at the Baseball Diamond

Concerts on the Main Stage

  • 2:00 pm Vilda (Sámi/Finland)
  • 3:15 pm Balaklava Blues, (Ukraine/Canada)
  • 4:45 pm Moskitto Bar (Multi-national/Canada)
  • 6:15 pm Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna (Chile)
  • 8:00 pm Xenia Franca (Brazil)

Interactive activities:

Cajón Drumming, Puppets & Shadows Theatre, Flamenco Dancing, Felt painting demo, Afro-Latin Fusion dancing.

Directions to the Festival

A graphic map showing locations of Neruda Arts Studio and the Kultrun World Music Festival site July 8-10, 2022
Festival is behind 3 Water Street, St Jacobs

Follow King Street North in St Jacobs to Albert Street East. Turn east at ScotiaBank/Home Hardware and follow Albert Street East to the free parking lot. Proceed to the south behind the Fire Station. The festival is in the Ball Diamond.

Free Parking in St Jacobs public parking lot. Google map directions: https://goo.gl/maps/6Foa3XRyi5P7WKYD6

Alternative ways find the Festival:
GPS co-ordinates: 43.538338, -80.549705
Google Plus code: GFQ2+84M St. Jacobs, Ontario
What3Words app: justly.amongst.amazed

Directions to Neruda Arts Studio

Please note there is NO PARKING available at the Studio, but there is on-street parking in several areas and free parking in the tourist lots.

Follow King Street North in St Jacobs to Albert Street West. Turn west at Hamel Brooms. Go through the parking area between St Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre and Hamel Brooms. The Studio is locate at the end of the alley, past the parking lot.

Alternative ways find the Studio:

GPS: 43.53956026928976, -80.55428617116407 (copy and paste co-ordinates into map search)

Google Maps Plus code: GCQW+Q78 St. Jacobs, ON, Canada (copy and paste co-ordinates into map search)

What 3Words app: ladders.moonlight.melons to the lane off Albert St W. The studio door is at recurring.treasures.visit

We apologize, but at this time our Studio is not accessible-friendly. The building is still under renovation and we hope to be fully accessible as soon as possible.

Things to Do In St Jacobs!

Special Perk!

Our friends Homewood Suites Waterloo St Jacobs and Hampton Inn & Suites Waterloo St Jacobs have extended special rates to Neruda Arts. These special rates are valid through December 31, 2022!

Download the Offer,  book online an enjoy your stay!

Neruda Arts programs and presentations are made possible by the generous support of:

We also thank our generous Sponsors of the Kultrun World Music Festival:

Sponsors of the Kultrun Market Festival 2022