Spirit Song Festival

First Light's Spirit Song Festival returns to St. John’s downtown core November 20th thru 26th for a week-long festival full of music, art, film, dance, culture and more. Now in its 10th year, the Spirit Song Festival is bigger and better than ever. You do not want to miss this.

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Welcome to the biggest celebration of Indigenous arts and culture in Atlantic Canada

Spirit Song Festival is a celebration of Indigenous Arts and Culture that has been running annually in St. John’s since 2013. Spirit Song has now grown into a multi-day event which boasts world class performances, traditional and contemporary knowledge sharing events as well as artist in residence series.

The festival is enjoyed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences alike. Spirit Song aims to support and promote Indigenous artists, strengthen our sense of community, as well as provide an opportunity for the greater public to experience the incredible work created by Indigenous artists from across Canada.

“Spirit Song festival began as a seed 10 years ago and has grown into a festival of art which transcends cultural boundaries, brings us together, and acts as a binding force to unite us all. Spirit Song ignites passion for Indigenous arts & culture and allows us the space to not only celebrate, but pass on cultural knowledge for generations to come.” 

Stacey Howse, Executive Director


The Heart of the Root exhibition is now available online! Click below to visit the exhibition homepage!


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