The Southeastern Manitoba Festival is pleased to announce our 2023 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 21 to 23, 2023
Location:  Evangelical Fellowship Church
Adjudicator:  Melissa Wood

Awards Night:  Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 pm


Dates: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: Steinbach Arts Centre
Adjudicator:  Oleg Pokhanovski

senior piano

Dates: Thursday to Friday, March 9, 10, and Monday to Tuesday, March 13, 14, 2023
Location:  Steinbach Arts Centre
Adjudicator:  Dr. Judy Kehler Siebert

Awards Nights:
Grade 5 and 6:  Monday, March 13, 6:30 pm
Grade 7 and 8:  Monday, March 13, 8:00 pm
Grade 9 to Diploma:  Tuesday, March 14, 7:00 pm

junior piano

Dates: Tuesday to Friday, February 28 to March 3, 2023
Location:  Steinbach Arts Centre
Adjudicator:  Tracey Regier Sawatzky

Awards Night:  Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm


SEMF will no longer be running the Dance Festival.

musical theatre

Dates: Monday to Tuesday, March 6 to 7, 2023
Location:  Evangelical Fellowship Church
Adjudicator: Jacqueline Harding

Awards Night:  Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 pm


There will be no Guitar Festival in 2023.

speech/theatre arts

There will be no Speech/Theatre Arts in 2023.


Dates: Wednesday, March 8 & Friday, March 17, 2023
Location: Steinbach EMC Church, Main St.
Adjudicator: Elroy Friesen

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