The 2024 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival will be live and in person on Sunday October 20, 2024.  (Note the change from the previously announced date.) We will return to our 2022 and 2023 location: El Cerrito Community Center at 7007 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito.  

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

The 2023 schedule of performers and workshops (from last year) is here.  The 2024 schedule will be posted when it is available.   We also have 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.

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):