The Southeastern Manitoba Festival's 2019-2020 Addendum will be available October 1st.  This year it will be available ONLINE only.

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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. Thank you to all who contribute to the Southeastern Manitoba Festival, making it a big success! Click here to go to the Volunteers Page.

Blog Posts

2019-2020 Addendum

September 21, 2019

The SEMF executive is busy working on dates for the 2020 festival, securing venues and adjudicators.  The addendum will be available ONLINE ONLY on October 1st.

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AM 1250 Broadcast Dates

March 18, 2019

SEMF is excited to announce that AM 1250 Radio will be broadcasting the Awards Night performances! 
Monday, March 25th, 7:00 p.m. – Vocal Awards Night
Tuesday, March 26th, 7:00 p.m. – Senior Piano, Grades 5 to 8
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Adjudicator Secretaries needed!

February 20, 2019

The Southeastern Manitoba Festival has begun! To keep things running smoothly volunteers are needed for each session. Adjudicator secretaries are urgently needed. If you can help please contact Sharon Guenther at 204-326-6799 or 

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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! Click here to go to the Sponsors Page.

thank you to our major sponsors for 2019

We are grateful to Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage (Arts Development Project Support) for their generous support of our festival.



Chez Koop Design

Steinbach Dental Clinic

Nature’s Farm




Dwight Wiebe – Registered Piano Technician




Penner International

Good ’n’ Natural

Smith Neufeld Jodoin Law Office

Stoney Brook Dance Company

Boss Dance Academy

Brandon University

Red River College



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