After a unique festival season, we want to thank all our hard working committee members, volunteers and donors who make this all possible.

We put all this hard work into our festival to celebrate the wonderful talent in Southeastern Manitoba.  We believe this gives the performers opportunities to better themselves at their craft, and perhaps to be a performer, teacher or adjudicator someday.

We, at SEMF, applaud the hard work each of our performers puts into practicing, learning, and performing. Our community is richer for it.


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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

Awards Nights Broadcast Schedule!

March 30, 2020

We are pleased to let you know that our Awards nights from the Festival will be on AM1250 radio this week. We are so thankful these events took place before all the cancellations! We hope you can join us in celebrating the wonderful talent in Southeastern Manito... continue reading


March 25, 2020


A BIG thank you to Michelle, Trevor, AM1250 and for... continue reading


March 25, 2020

IMPORTANT NEWS:  The Southeastern Manitoba Festival has now been cancelled.  All rentals at the SRSS have been cancelled.  This means there will be NO DANCE, MUSICAL THEATRE or the GALA.

School has been cancelled on March 23, therefore CHOR... continue reading


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 2020

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



Steinbach Dental Clinic




Dwight Wiebe – Registered Piano Technician

Stoney Brook Dance Company




Smith Neufeld Jodoin Law Office

Boss Dance Academy

Brandon University

Provindence University College

Hylife Foundation

Nature’s Farm

Good N Natural

RK Electric Inc.

Stone Brook Strength


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