The Southeastern Manitoba Festival is pleased to announce our 2024 program is available on our website.  You can view online or print it out as you like.

latest info here!

The festival committee strives to do their best to provide dates and information in the addendum published in October each year. However, there will possibly be changes as venues and adjudicators are booked.

Please keep checking this website page for the very latest dates and information.


Dates: Tuesday to Thursday, February 20 to 22, 2024
Location:  Evangelical Fellowship Church, 200 Woodhaven Avenue
Adjudicator:  Judith Oatway
Awards Night: Thursday, February 22, 7:00 pm at Evangelical Fellowship Church


Dates: Friday, March 1, 2024
Location: Steinbach Arts Centre, 304 Second Street
Adjudicator:  Laurel Howard

junior piano

Dates: Tuesday to Friday, March 5 to 8, 2024
Location:  Steinbach Arts Centre, 304 Second Street
Adjudicator:  Loren Hiebert

Awards Night: Thursday, March 7, 6:30 pm at SAC


Dates: Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12, 2024
Location: Grace Mennonite Church, 430 Third Street
Adjudicator: Carolyn Boyes

musical theatre

Dates: Wednesday to Thursday, March 13 to 14, 2024
Location:  Steinbach Regional Secondary School Theatre
Adjudicator: Laura Kolisnyk

Awards Night: Thursday, March 14, 6:30 pm, SRSS

senior piano

Dates: Monday to Thursday, March 18 to 21, 2024
Location:  Steinbach Arts Centre, 304 Second Street
Adjudicator:  Darryl Friesen

Awards Nights:
Grade 5 and 6:  Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 pm at SAC
Grade 7 and 8:  Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 pm at SAC
Grade 9 to Diploma:  Thursday, March 21, 7:00 pm at SAC


There will be no Guitar Festival in 2024.


SEMF no longer runs the Dance Festival.

speech/theatre arts

SEMF no longer runs the Speech/Theatre Arts discipline.

am 1250 radio broadcast dates

festival cancellation policy

If there is a school closure in the Hanover School Division due to a storm day, Festival classes scheduled at the SRSS will be cancelled, however classes at non-school venues will continue as scheduled for the day and evening.   Awards nights (including the Southeastern Stars Gala) also will not be cancelled.

If the Hanover School Division announces a school closure due to extreme cold, Festival classes will continue as scheduled. We will make every effort to reschedule cancelled classes, subject to adjudicator availability.

School cancellations will be announced on Mix 96.7 FM, Country 107, AM 1250, and
Festival changes can also be found at our website