Introducing... Folklorama - One Unified Virtual Experience. One Multi-Cultural Fusion Event,
presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts!
Travel around the world without leaving your home from Friday, August 6th to Sunday, August 8th, 2021!

After having to cancel the 51st Festival in 2020 due to COVID-19, and indicators pointing to another year where producing a traditional festival was not possible, the Folklorama family created a unique, one-of-a-kind fusion event for this August so we can continue to celebrate Manitoba's diversity in a way only Folklorama knows how!
Presenting Sponsor
“Manitoba Liquor Marts is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Folklorama – One Unified Virtual Experience,” said Manny Atwal, President & CEO. “Over the past 25 years, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries has supported Folklorama in a variety of ways. We have been honoured to sponsor the festival and pavilion entertainment, kick off events and volunteers, which our own employees have had the privilege of donating their time to a pavilion. While this year may look different, Folklorama will always be known for bringing Manitobans together to celebrate the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of our province. This is a mandate that is very important to us at Liquor & Lotteries. Enjoy the vibrant performances of the virtual showcases from the comfort of your own home. We’ll all be together soon."
The Entertainment
Experience three themed nights of spectacular ethno-cultural entertainment streamed LIVE from the Burton Cummings Theatre with some of Manitoba's most popular ethno-cultural performers - for FREE!

Friday, August 6 - Folklorama Fusion: Asia & Africa
Saturday, August 7 - Folklorama Fusion: Americas
Sunday, August 8 - Folklorama Fusion: Europe
Ethno-Cultural Food Week
Pair your show with a feast of authentic cuisine while experiencing the culinary talents of diverse local restaurants! Keep checking back as more vendors will be added daily!

Are you a local restaurant interested in participating in Ethno-Cultural Food Week? To apply, contact Katie Green at!
Ethno-Cultural Virtual Marketplace
Miss shopping at your favourite pavilions? Check out our brand-new virtual Ethno-Cultural Marketplace! Find that hidden treasure or desired ethnic pre-packaged food, all while supporting Canadian artisans and makers!

Join our community of vendors and be part of Folklorama's first virtual marketplace! Contact Katie Green at
The 50/50 Raffle
Your support of the Folklorama Cultural Preservation Fund 50/50 raffle will help establish a granting program to support children and youth in the preservation of culture for generations to come!
Meet the Artist: Deepak Malhotra
The 2021 Folklorama artwork was created by Deepak Malhotra, Senior Graphic Designer from Vantage. We sat down with him to learn more about who he is and what this creation means to him

"I feel lucky that I got a chance to design the Folklorama Festival 2021...
We know 2021 will be different. It will bring the world together on a virtual platform in one place while understanding the culture of other – a fusion. That is what I wanted my design to convey - together we are united by Folklorama"... (Keep reading)
Meet Our 2021 Sponsors!
We would like to extend our greatest gratitude to our generous sponsors, funders, and partners who made this event possible and FREE, and who support Folklorama on a year-round basis.

Find a full list of our 2021 sponsors on our website!
Remembering our Folklorama Family!
Over the past two years, Folklorama has lost many of our family and fans – today we remember, Past President, Prem Bhalla.

Prem was born on January 24, 1936 in Punjab, India. He grew up in Uganda, and then studied engineering in England. In 1965, he returned to East Africa to marry his wife before moving to Winnipeg in 1975. Winnipeg quickly became home for them as they immersed themselves in the community. Being a strong and dependable community member was of the utmost importance to Prem and he did not disappoint. He took an avid role in the Hindu Society of Manitoba, the Intercultural Council of Manitoba, and with our Folklorama family serving on numerous committees and the Board of Directors, becoming President in 1993 and 1994. He believed strongly in giving back to his community and he volunteered countless hours throughout his life. Thank you, Prem.

We will always remember those that are now longer with us, and keep their service and passion for the mission of Folklorama close to our hearts.
2nd Floor - 183 Kennedy Street
Winnipeg, MB