WINNIPEG — Folklorama’s 49th annual multicultural party is in the books for another year, but organizers are pushing forward already with bigger plans for 2019.
“Just because the Festival has come to a close, it doesn’t mean we are slowing down. We are working away on some exciting initiatives to celebrate our 50th anniversary and will release details in the coming months,” said Teresa Cotroneo, acting executive director.
Early estimates peg attendance this year at more than 445,000 pavilion visits over the two-week period. That’s up five percent compared to last year’s Folklorama.
This year was also the first time tickets were available for purchase online, with 40 percent of patrons opting to go the digital route for admission.
“We learned a lot this year and will strive to make it even better for next year. Overall we are pleased with adoption of the new system by our loyal patrons and volunteers,” said Avrom Charach, Folklorama president.
Folklorama’s 50th celebration will be held August 4-17, 2019.