The 2023 festival was live and in person on Saturday October 14, 2023 from noon to 8 pm.  We returned to our 2022 location: El Cerrito Community Center at 7007 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito.  

This year the Festival offered two stages of music performances, workshop spaces, a children’s room, and plenty of room for spontaneous jams.

Check out our new monthly newsletter edited by Elly Faden, and photos from the 2023 festival courtesy of Estelle Freedman.

Masks are recommended for indoor spaces.   It is strongly recommended that your vaccination status be up to date.


The schedule of performers and workshops is here!

We need help with set up and breakdown/clean up before and after the festival, a few spots for the information table and hour supervision slots for the children’s room. Please contact Elly Faden at efaden1@gmail.com if you are able to help the day of the Festival.


The El Cerrito Free Folk Festival is a day-long arts and music festival that is free of charge and open to the public. The generosity and sponsorship of the San Francisco Folk Music Club and the City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission have made the annual El Cerrito Free Folk Festival possible over the years.

The festival is an event of the San Francisco Folk Music Club, a non-profit organization that was founded in 1948 and is still going strong. Membership is open to everyone and is encouraged for all.

Here is a map of the El Cerrito Community Center (a larger and clearer version is here):