Experience the energy of Folklorama, the largest and longest running multicultural event of its kind in the world! From traditional home-cooked meals to electrifying nightly performances by local, national and international entertainers, Folklorama will create a feast for the senses as you experience 45 cultural pavilions. Take home a keepsake of your visit by exploring the cultural display areas found in each pavilion.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL SITE?
There is no central site for the festival. Folklorama venues are spread throughout the entire city of Winnipeg in school auditoriums, arenas, curling rinks and cultural centres. Locations tend to be clustered together, and shows timed, so it is possible to visit three pavilions in one evening.
WHO ATTENDS THE FESTIVAL?
There is something for everyone at Folklorama! With free admission for children 12 and under, it is a popular event for families with young children. Late night parties (listed in the Travel Guide) are very popular with young people. And there are a variety of shows and delicious food options that are appealing to people of all ages.
WHERE DO I START MY PLANNING?
Full of valuable information, the FREE Folklorama Travel Guide will help you plan your tour of Folklorama. The 2008 Folklorama Travel Guide will be available July 7, 2008 at all Manitoba Liquor Stores and Cambrian Credit Union branches. The Travel Guides are also available at the pavilions throughout the festival.
For out of town visitors, email us your address (see 'contact us') and we'll mail you a copy of the Travel Guide not only this year, but every year as soon as it is available.
The Folklorama Travel Guide is also available online - click on the link "Folklorama Guide" on the left menu or use 'myfolklorama' (button on top left of screen) for an interactive planner to create your customized itinerary including Google mapping feature.
The Travel Guide includes a brief description of each pavilion, hours of operation, showtimes and much more!
Every pavilion has a 35-45 minute show at the standard times of 6:45, 8:15 and 9:45pm. Some pavilions will offer additional shows outside of the standard times so be sure to check the Guide for all the details.
STAMP YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD!
The stamps are back! When you enter the pavilions, ask to get your Travel Guide stamped so you can keep a souvenir record of your trip to Folklorama.