What is Govfest


Govfest is an annual music and cultural show organized by public servants to celebrate music, arts, and to support community-based projects around the world.

Govfest brings together hundreds of artists, musicians and volunteers to put on the many events that make up our festival. Our shows feature some of the excellent talent from within the public service staff community and well beyond. Musical acts range in styles from funk and reggae to klezmer and classic rock. Some performers are just hitting the stage for the first time while others have recording contract experience. The same diversity of styles exists amongst our contributing visual artists; landscapes, portraits, sculptures and more.

It is important to acknowledge the efforts of our volunteer staff who have helped develop Govfest into one of the largest festivals of its kind. The work of planning and managing Govfest is carried out by volunteer professionals who deliver against ongoing work priorities in their spare time. It is the individual creativity and drive of our participating artists that give the festival its unique character and weight within the public service community and beyond.

Proceeds from Govfest events support two extremely worthy charities: Ryan’s Well Foundation and United Way. Visit our Partners page to learn more about our partnerships with these organizations.

Our Partners

Thank you for your interest in Govfest.

We sincerely look forward to seeing you at one of our shows. Feel free to enquire about volunteering alongside us at any of our upcoming events. Visit our Get Involved page to sign up today!

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Your Comments!

Being a refugee from Uganda now living here for over 40 years, I am so proud of this project. Clean water is so essential and something we don’t even think about. Amazing work.

Kalpna Pathak

Great Work and well worth the effort for everyone involved.

Lenore Sinnet

Clean water is so essential to improving the health of a population. Great work!!! Being involved in this sort of work as well I have learned that there are so many amazing people doing such great work to help people have a better life….”

Elizabeth Good

Great work for a great cause!

Gideon Gumis

What an amazing initiative.

Michelle Nowak