Awards

2015 TRAVEL MANITOBA'S TOURISM AWARD - WINNIPEG AIRPORTS AUTHORITY AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Attracting more than 400,000 visits every year, Folklorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. The festival, along with its Travel, Talent, and Teachings divisions, is a leader in promoting Manitoba's ethno-cultural communities.

 

2015 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD - TOURISM WINNIPEG AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

Folklorama won the Volunteer of the Year Award for our robust volunteer program which includes a vast network of 20,000 passionate community volunteers.

 

2014 TOP 20 CANADA EVENTS

In 2014, Folklorama was named as one of the Top 20 major events that bring visitors to Canada by Top Events Canada.

 

2012 ANSEONG CIOFF® WORLD FOLKLORIADA

In October 2012, Folklorama member Aboriginal School of Dance lit up stages halfway around the world as they represented Folklorama, their province, their country and their Aboriginal heritage at the 2012 Anseong CIOFF World Folkloriada in Anseong, South Korea.

 

2012 RV WEST READER'S CHOICE PLATINUM AWARD 

Folklorama won “Favourite event or festival to attend with your RV Manitoba”.

 

2012 REARDER'S CHOICE AWARD - UPTOWN MAGAZINE'S BEST OF WINNIPEG 

Folklorama came in first as the “Best Cultural Event”.

 

THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION TOP 100 EVENTS 

Awarded to organizations that cater to group travel in the United States and Canada, Folklorama has been part of this list for 27 out of the last 32 years.

 

2011 EVENT OF THE YEAR - MANITOBA TOURISM AWARDS 

Folklorama was the recipient of The Event of the Year Award. This honour recognized Folklorama as a hallmark festival that created substantial economic impact, attracted visitors from outside the province and country, generated regional and national media attention, and positively promoted Manitoba.

 

2011 AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION'S TOP 100 EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA 

Folklorama was named the American Bus Association's Internationally Known Event in the Top 100 Events in North America Publication.



 

2010 UP! MAGAZINE TOP EVENT IN CANADA AWARD 

Folklorama was voted Top Event in Canada for delivering superb value and for providing a high-quality and unique travel experience.

 

2009 METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE BEST EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD 

Folklorama was nominated by Travel Manitoba and the event was hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

 

2009 UP! MAGAZINE VALUE AWARD 

Folklorama was voted Top Event in Canada for delivering superb value and for providing a high-quality and unique travel experience.

 

1994-2008 INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN SUPER EVENT 

Recognized as an Internationally Known Super Event by the American Bus Association.

 

2008 UP! MAGAZINE VALUE AWARD 

Folklorama was voted Top Event in Canada for delivering superb value and for providing a high-quality and unique travel experience.

 

2006 READER'S DIGEST VOTES FOLKLORAMA ONE OF 'CANADA'S 30 BEST' 

Folklorama was voted Best Multicultural Festival in the article "Canada's 30 Best" which appeared in the June 2006 edition of Reader's Digest.

 

2002 ATTRACTION OF NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL INTEREST 

Awarded Provincial winner for Attraction of National or International Interest by Attractions Canada.

 

2002 MAYOR'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

Received Mayor's Volunteer Service Award in the category of Education.

 

2002 SUMMER COIN COLLECTOR 

Folklorama was selected for the Royal Canadian Mint 2002 Summer Coin Collector series, featuring 13 festivals across Canada.

 

1999 - 2000 BEST CULTURAL EVENT

Awarded Provincial winner for 'Best Cultural Event' by Attractions Canada.

 

1998 - 2001 BEST CULTURAL EVENT

Awarded 'Best Cultural Event' by the Canadian Event Industry Awards.

 

1997-98 FESTIVAL BEST DEPICTING CANADIAN CULTURE

Recognized as the Festival Best Depicting Canadian Culture by the World Tourism Organization.

 

1997-98 PINNACLE AWARDS 

Recipient of seven Pinnacle Awards by the International Festivals & Events Association.

 

1993 TOP CANADIAN TOP 100 EVENTS
The American Bus Association recognized Folklorama with one of its highest honours, making Folklorama the only Manitoba event to be named Top Canadian Top 100 Event since the awards' inception in 1982.

 

1992 HIGHEST VALUE CONTRIBUTOR

Canada 125, an organization created to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Canada, recognized Folklorama as one of its highest valued contributors to the nation-wide celebrations.