Welcome to Southeastern Manitoba Festival

The Southeastern Manitoba Festival offers amateur musicians, dancers and speech performers from across the region the opportunity to perform, attend workshops, compete for awards, and be adjudicated by experts. Each year the Festival hosts hundreds of performances in choral, dance, guitar, instrumental, musical theatre, piano, speech arts, string and vocal categories bringing our participant numbers to over 3,000!

The Festival runs for about 22 days and includes Awards Nights as well as several Highlights Evenings which are also presented each year, showcasing some outstanding performers.  The Southeastern Stars Gala Celebration is a particular highlight where each trophy winner is invited to perform and receive their trophy, often presented by the donors.


SEMF would like to thank the many volunteers who help make things run smoothly each year. Volunteer opportunities are listed on our Volunteer page.

The Southeastern Manitoba Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. SEMF relies mainly on these donations to cover its operating costs each year. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please see our Sponsor page.

Thank you to all who contributed to the Southeastern Manitoba Festival and making it a big success!

Thank you to our major sponsors for 2018
  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Steinbach Dental Clinic
  • Dwight Wiebe – Registered Piano Technician
  • Nature’s Farm
  • Adrenaline Escapes
  • Penner International
  • Smith Neufeld Jodoin Law Office
  • Stoney Brook Dance Company
  • Jacqueline Brandt
  • Prairie Soul Dance Company
  • Diamond Construction
  • Harvest Insurance
  • Iggy’s Family Doener
  • Le Studio
  • The SPACE – Sunrise Performing Art Centre of Excellence Inc


SEMF is a member of Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals. Check the AMAF website for Resource materials and other current information