Visits to Folklorama Up 5 Percent This Year

Visits to Folklorama Up 5 Percent This Year

Children at Folklorama’s Spirit of Ukraine pavilion perform on Friday, August 12, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — More people experienced cultures from around the world than last year as the 47th annual Folklorama drew to a close on Saturday.

Organizers say 447,000 visitors took in 45 pavilions across the city — an increase of five percent from 2015.

“Contributing to that was also record numbers of VIP tour sales and our largest number of group tours booked for the Festival since 2010,” said Debra Zoerb, executive director.

“The Festival drew visitors from near and far with guests from China, Croatia, England, Poland, Scotland, and Sri Lanka to name a few, and as per previous years also from across the United States and Canada.”

Next year’s Folklorama will be held August 6-19, 2017.