Folklorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world, as determined in 2010 by the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts. Folklorama began in 1970 as a celebration of Manitoba’s centennial, and has grown into an annual two-week festival of global culture that takes place the first two weeks in August. Over 40 volunteer-run pavilions participate each year, showcasing unique cultures in venues throughout Winnipeg. Pavilions feature lively entertainment, cultural displays, warm hospitality and authentic ethnic cuisine. The Folklorama Festival attracts over 400,000 visits every year and acts as a summer tourism anchor for city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba.
Throughout the year, Folklorama is sustained by three business divisions: Folklorama Travel, Folklorama Talent, and Folklorama Teachings.
The next Folklorama Festival happens July 31 to August 13, 2016.