Arts & Music Festival
Join the Fun
GVCF's Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival is the biggest event of the year - and with so many great bands, artists, activities, food trucks, beer, wine and other treats, it's the can't-miss fall festival for everyone in Golden Valley! #DoMoreGood
BUT HERE'S THE THING!
We can't do it without VOLUNTEERS!
We made the tough decision to cancel in 2022
because we couldn't get enough volunteer support.
Contact us if you are interested in planning the 2023 event!
We'll help you get it started.
Key info about the Festival:
September each year!
Food & Drink Experience
Playground, Kids activities and adults games
MORE to be announced!
We have plenty of space to spread out with the family, browse the artists' exhibitions, listen to all kinds of local music, find your favorite food trucks and beer flights, hit the playground, relax in the shade or get your game on with activities geared for adults and kids.
Mark your calendars, bring your friends and family, and make a plan to join us for a great day of music, food, art and activities.
Let's Make it happen!
When friends & neighbors join up to plan a party, games or celebrations, it's amazing what we can accomplish together. That's also true of GVCF's Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival. It's one of the many popular events in our city that are organized, fundraised and run by YOU & friends & neighbors. It's the power of WE in action!
To get GVCF's Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival on track for 2023, the Festival team welcomes new friends & neighbors to the team with a wide variety of ways to contribute and #DoMoreGood.
We're also eager to hear your ideas and feedback with the Festival Survey. This is the primary place for sharing your input - especially if you have praise for our volunteers who get the job done.
If you're ready to really jump-in to be a part of the Festival team, keep reading and sign-up to Join the Festival Team.
What can I do on the festival Team?
Curious what it takes to make such a wonderful event like GVCF's Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival happen? You'd be surprised how fun it is to plan and organize all the components of the Festival with such great friends & neighbors working together. From selecting bands, curating the art exhibition, broadcasting on social media, sampling the food trucks and touring local breweries to make beer selections, there are many opportunities to contribute to the Festival's success.
Here's the kinds of Festival Zones you might enjoy:
Team Organizing - Setup team gatherings, provide team guidance and support as needed, collaborate with city teams, hired producers and local partners to ensure a well-run event.
Budget support - Build and maintain festival budget, manage payment tools, keep receipts, coordinate with GVCF.
Business sponsors - Local business outreach to local organizations and business for sponsorship, grants, tent placements, game and activities and other creative collaboration.
Music stages - Set the direction for the music festival, select bands, musicians or other entertainment, performance schedules
Artist Exhibition - Design the exhibition space, artist engagement, curate selections, tent placement and fees
Community Games & Activities - Collaborate with local organizations and nonprofits to operate fun activities and games for adults or kids, game placement in the park
Beer & Wine - Select which beers, wines and other beverages will be sold, review agreements with distributor, sales, pricing, permits
Food Trucks - Select which food vendors will fill our festival grounds, bookings, placement, agreements and fees
Graphics & Signs - Help our festival-goers know what's happening and when with high-visibility signs and graphics. Includes festival branding, social media graphics and sign production
Festival day-of volunteers - How many volunteers are needed, signup tool, communications, on-site direction, t-shirts, etc.
Broadcasting - Create new ways to bring the festival to those who can't be with us in-person. Engage attendees on social media.
Marketing - plan for ongoing promotions and communication, web page, social media, news outlets, city communications and local community leaders.
Ready to join the team and help out in any of these Festival Zones? Let us know by filling out our Join the Festival Team form.
Take the Survey!
We are building a brand-new Festivals Team to create the best event for all our friends & neighbors in Golden Valley! Your input on the festival is VERY valuable, so please use the Festivals Survey to let us know what you think. It's our main source of feedback, so let's hear it!
What are your burning questions? What did we miss? Send us an email or message and let us know. We'll add FAQ's below as they come in!
Q: Who can join the Festival Team?
Q: Who is on the Festival Team already?
A: The best way to meet the team is by joining the team. We're a mix of new residents and long-time Golden Valley enthusiasts with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. Some of us are trying something new, and others have done festivals many times. It's a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills too! Fill out our Join the Festival Team form to get started.
Q: Will there be any professional support
A: Yes, the team is supported by local event production staff to help manage the workload and ensure all the details are planned in advance.
Q: Who can I talk to about joining the team?
A: Everyone is a volunteer, so the best way to get in contact with other team members is by filling out our Join the Festival Team form.