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Folklorama Ready for 43rd Year of Multicultural Fun

August 5, 2012 9:00 AM | Entertainment

By Sarah Klein

Folklorama ambassadors with the Brazilian and Africa-Caribbean Pavilion attend the kick-off concert at The Forks on Saturday, August 4, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

People fill the grass in front of Scotiabank Stage at The Forks for the Folklorama kick-off concert on Saturday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Fourteen days of multicultural fun and excitement officially gets off the ground tonight at Folklorama.

The city-wide festival from August 5-18 is serving up 43 pavilions this year, with the addition of the new Indigenous Mardi Grad Pavilion.

Visitors to previous years of Folklorama will also be happy to know the Chile Lindo Pavilion and Argentina “Tango” Pavilion are returning.

Last year, Folklorama welcomed 432,000 visitors and 20,000 to The Forks for its annual kick-off party.

Attendees can also stamp their virtual passports this year by downloading the official Folklorama app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.