Folklorama 2013 Kicks Off This Weekend
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Folklorama, the world’s largest and longest-running multicultural festival, will kick off this weekend and run from August 4 – 17, 2013. We will be touring various pavilions next week and letting everyone know what to expect.

Folklorama began in 1970 as a one time multicultural event to celebrate Manitoba’s Centennial. It was so successful it has returned every year since.

Fun stats about Folklorama:

* On average, Folklorama receives around 400,000 pavilion visits each year
* About 21% of pavilion visitors come from outside of Winnipeg.
* Typically, more than 3,000 entertainers perform at more than 1,500 shows throughout the two-week festival.
* On average, 600,000 meals are served and 1,000,000 beverages are poured before the conclusion of the festival.
* Approximately 20,000 volunteers participate to make Folklorama possible.

The 2013 Folklorama Travel Guide is now available and should help you plan out your pavilion visits.

It’s definitely going to be a great one this year! Head to for more information.