Folklorama Runs from August 3 - 16, 2014

Folklorama, the world’s largest and longest-running multicultural festival, will run from August 3 – 16, 2014.

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 2014 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.