Folklorama Draws Over 445,000 for Multicultural Tour of the World

Folklorama Draws Over 445,000 for Multicultural Tour of the World

Spirit of Ukraine Pavilion
Zoloto dancers perform the “Tree Dance,” celebrating the Ivana Kupala holiday, at Folklorama’s Spirit of Ukraine pavilion on Sunday, August 12, 2018. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

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.

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