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Ukulele Festivals 2011

Ukulele Festivals 2011

UPDATE: Find the ukulele festivals in 2013 here.

No shortage of ukulele festivals lined up this year. Here’s a preliminary list. If there’s any I’ve missed leave a comment or send me a message.

United States of America and Canada

Ukulele Melee

Location: Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park
51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA
Date: July 28, 2011, 5:00 PM
Performers: TBA
Website: http://www.bostonuke.com/events/23593621/
Local Amenities: Map

Mighty MO Ukulele Festival

Location: New Haven, MO
Date: May 13 – 14, 2011
Performers: The Flea Bitten Dawgs, Victoria Vox & Katie Chambers
Website: http://www.mightymoukefest.com/
Local Amenities: Map

2011 Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway

Location: Tampa Bay
Date: November 4 to 6, 2011
Performers: Tripping Lily, Holland Greco, Jen Kwok, Taimane Gardner.
Website: http://www.tampabayukulele.com/
Local Amenities: Map

New York Uke Fest 2011

Location: The Ailey Citigroup Theater and Studios, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W 55th St at 9th Ave., New York, NY 10019
Date: May 5-7, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://www.nyukefest.com/home.cfm
Local Amenities: Map

Gorge Uke Fest ’11

Location: Hood River, OR
Date: March 4 – 5, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://www.gorgeukuleles.org/
Local Amenities: Map

Lone Star Uke Fest 2011

Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: April 7 – 9, 2011
Performers: Kimo Hussey, Mike Lynch (Ukulele Mike), Gerald Ross, Michelle Kiba, Ukulele Bartt, Pops Bayless, The Wahooligans, Mark “Spanky” Guiterrez, Dennis McBride
Website: http://www.lonestarukefest.com/
Local Amenities: Map

Reno – Tahoe Uke Fest

Location: John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Spark, Nevada
Date: March 18 – 20, 2011
Performers: Daniel Ho, Kris Fuchigami, Victoria Vox, Boulder Acoustic Society, Matt Dahlberg, Ralph Shaw
Website: http://www.playuke.net/
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele Festival of Northern California

Location: Chabot Junior College Performing Arts Center
Date: April 3, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://www.ukulelefestivalnorcal.org
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele Hoopla

Location: River City Omaha, NE, USA
Date: September 24, 2011
Performers: Kimo Hussey, Pops Bayless, Brook Adams, Rebecca Lowry, Mark ‘Spanky’ Gutierrez, Heather Hooton
Website: http://www.ukehoopla.webs.com/
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele World Congress

Location: Needmore, Indiana
Date: June 3 – 4, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://ukuleleworldcongress.wordpress.com/
Local Amenities: Map

Vancouver Ukulele Festival

Location: Vancouver Live Sound
Date: March 25th – 27th 2011
Performers: Jim D’Ville, Ralph Shaw, Guido Heistek, Black Gardenia (Daphne Roubini & Andrew Smith), The Ukesters and Ruby’s Ukers
Website: http://rubysukes.vpweb.ca/
Local Amenities: Map

West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat

Location: Asilomar, Monterey Peninsula, CA
Date: May 18 – 22, 2011
Performers: Brook Adams, Andy Andrews, Mike DaSilva, Jim D’Ville, Dave Egan, James Hill, Gerald Ross, Del Rey
Website: http://winecountryukefest.com/
Local Amenities: Map

Wine Country ‘Ukulele Festival

Location: Wine Country, CA
Date: Sept. 9, 10, & 11, 2011
Performers: Aaron Keim, Brook Adams, Faith Ako, Gerald Ross, Jim D’Ville, Ken Middleton, Mandalyn May, Li’l Rev, Steven Espaniola, and many more!
Website: http://winecountryukefest.com/
Local Amenities: Map


41st Annual Ukulele Festival

Location: Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki, Oahu
Date: July 17, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/oahu/index.htm
Local Amenities: Map

11th Annual Waikoloa Ukulele Festival

Location: Queen’s Marketplace in Waikoloa
Date: March 5, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/waikoloa.htm
Local Amenities: Map

6th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival

Location: Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Kahului, Maui
Date: October 16, 2011
Performers: Herb Ohta Sr. (Ohta-San), Jake Shimabukuro, Holunape, Raiatea Helm, Manoa DNA, Paula Fuga, Richard Ho’opi’i, Brittni Paiva, Kelly Boy Delima, Derek Sebastian
Website: http://www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/maui.htm
Local Amenities: Map

United Kingdom and Ireland

Ukulele Festival of Great Britain 2011

Location: Town Hall, Cheltenham
Date: June 17 – 19, 2011
Performers: James Hill, Ukulele Bartt, The Re-entrants, Hot Potato Syncopators, Nico’o, Steven Sproat, The Anything Goes Orchestra, Krabbers, Ukulollo, Gabrielle Sproat, Paul Moore
Website: http://www.ukulelefestival.co.uk/Home.aspx
Local Amenities: Map

Hollesley 2011

Location: Alderton Road Hollesley, Woodbridge, UK
Date: July 22-25, 2011
Local Amenities: Map

Extalgic Festival

Location: Hainault Forest Country Park, London, UK
Date: July 8-10, 2011
Website: http://extalgic.com/about.php
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele Hooley by the Sea ’11

Location: People’s Park, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Date: 20/21 August 2011
Website: UkuleleHooley.com


Festival Belgium Mei

Location: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Date: Saturday, May 28 at 8:00pm – May 29 at 8:00pm
Performers: Winin’ Boys, The Original Redcats and THE HULA BLUEBIRDS feat. multi-instrumentalist Martin Wheatley
Local Amenities: Map

Festival International de Ukulele de Lerrain

Location: Lerrain
Date: June 17 – 19, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://fiul.weebly.com/le-programme.html
Local Amenities: Map

Youkulele – Roma Ukulele Festival 2011

Location: Centro di Cultura Ecologica inside V Municipio
Date: September 23-24, 2011
Performers: Aldrine Guerrero, Adriano Bono & La Minima Orchestra, Jontom, Ukulelezaza, Enrico Farnedi, Shelley O’Brien, Danilo Vignola, U.K.E, Quote Latte Boys, Paul Moore, Matta Ukulele Ochestra
Website: http://festival.youkulele.com
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele Boudoir! Le festival

Location: Les Trois Baudets : 64 boulevard de Clichy 75018 Paris-France
Date: 15 – 16 April 2011
Performers: James Hill, Les Chauds Lapins, April Shower and more.
Website: festival.ukuleleboudoir.com and ukuleleboudoir.com
Local Amenities: Map

3rd Belgian Ukulele Festival

Location: Stadspark, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Date: Saturday, May 28 at 8:00pm – May 29 at 8:00pm
Performers: Winin’ Boys, Herman Vandecauter, Hula Bluebirds
Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189895931037374
Local Amenities: Map

The Ukulele Hotspot Winterswijk

Location: Emma School, Vredenseweg 170, 7113 AE Winterswijk (near Bocholt / Germany)
Date: June 3 – 5, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://www.kleinleed.nl/hotspot/hotspotwinterswijk2011.html
Local Amenities: Map


Location: l’Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris, Barcelona, Spain.
Date: April 1, 2011
Performers: TBA
Website: http://ukefesta.com/en/
Local Amenities: Map

Australia and New Zealand

Cairns Ukulele Festival 2011

Location: Cairns
Date: July 1-3, 2011
Performers: Daniel Ho, Sweet Hollywaiians, IWAO, Shigeto Takahashi
Website: http://cairnsukulelefestival.net/
Local Amenities: Map

Katikati Ukulele Festival 2011

Location: Katikati, New Zealand
Date: April 2, 2011
Performers: Big Muffin Serious Band from Te Pahu
Website: http://www.culturevulture.co.nz/blog/ukulele/festivals-events/katikati-ukulele-festival-2011/
Local Amenities: Map

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival 2011

Location: The Thornbury Theatre and the Northcote Uniting Church
Date: February 25th – March 1st, 2011
Performers: Bosko and Honey, Ukulelezaza, Jontom, Uni and Her Ukelele, Shelley O’Brien, Paul Moore, Dino Divo.
Website: http://www.muk.com.au
Local Amenities: Map


Location: Thailand Ukulele Festival 2011
Date: March 12-13, 2011
Performers: Abe Lagrimas, Aldrine Guerrero, IWAO, Julia Nunes, Shigeto Takahashi.
Website: http://www.thailandukulelefestival.com/

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