Folklore is back! Here’s what happens the first week

Winnipeg’s world-renowned multicultural festival is back, all in person with music, food, dancing and more at 24 pavilions across the city. Here’s your guide to what happens during the first week of Folklorama.

Belgian pavilion, 407, boulevard Provencher.

Shows every day at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm, with a first show at 5.15pm on Mondays.

Belgium is world famous for its beer, waffles and chocolate, but visitors can also try their hand at pole archery, try lace and play Belgian bowling.

Portuguese Pavilion Casa do Minho, 1080 Wall Street

Shows daily at 6:45pm, 8:15pm and 9:45pm with additional shows on Saturdays at 5:30pm and 11:00pm

Traditional folk dance, music and costumes from the province of Minho, in the north of Portugal. Enjoy freshly grilled sardines in the outdoor tent, along with imported Sagres beer or a glass of ‘Vinho Verde’.

German pavilion, 290, rue Dubuc.

Shows daily at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm with additional shows at 5.15pm on Monday and Saturday.

Sample cutlets, spätzle, bratwurst and homemade sauerkraut, as well as other varieties of German specialties and desserts. Wash it down with famous German beer, wine and schnapps.

Irish Pavilion, 2050 Chevrier Boulevard.

Shows daily at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm with additional shows at 5.15pm on Monday and Saturday.

Experience authentic Irish dancing and music, plus colcannon, stew, bread pudding with whiskey cream and sticky toffee cake. Complete your meal with an iced Celtic coffee, a Guinness or a good Irish whiskey.

Japanese Pavilion, 2624 Inkster Boulevard

Shows daily at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm with an additional show at 5.15pm on Saturdays.

Taste savory niku-don (beef over rice), vegetarian curry, teriyaki chicken or sushi while watching dance and martial arts demonstrations. Don’t forget the sake!

Métis Pavilion, 120 Youville Street

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Watch the energetic performance of the Red River Jig by the Asham Stompers, taste bannock and other traditional dishes, and soak up the richness of Métis culture.

Scotland Pavilion, 1055 Wilkes Avenue

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Featuring the Ena Sutton Highland Dancers of Winnipeg, the Glenaura Pipeband and the Flying Haggis Showband. Visitors can try Scotch haggis and eggs, as well as Scotch pies and pies, and drizzle it all with Scotch.

Polish Pavilion, 375 York Avenue

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Enjoy performances by the Polish Dance Ensemble SPK Iskry and the Polish Dance School SPK Iskry. Local specialties include Polish kielbasa, golonka (pork knuckle), bigos (hunters stew) or pierogi. Choose from a wide variety of Polish beers.

Romanian Pavilion, 720 Henderson Highway

Shows every day at 6.45pm, 8.15pm and 9.45pm, additional shows at 5.15pm on Monday and Saturday.

The Balada dance group will perform a traditional Romanian dance while guests will taste vampire ears (pastries) and other traditional Romanian dishes.

Scandinavian Pavilion, 764 Erin Street

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Celebrate midsummer, Scandinavian holidays, with good food, plenty of drinks and good dancing.

South Sudan Pavilion, 129 Dagmar Street.

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Come and take a tour of the youngest nation in the world! With cultural dances, exhibits and authentic cuisine ranging from Ta’amia to Mulah Bamia.

Ukraine-Kyiv Pavilion

Shows every day at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., first shows at 5:00 p.m. on Monday and Saturday.

Certainly a popular destination this year, this pavilion honors Ukraine’s vibrant culture, which spans over 1,000 years and is rooted in ancient traditions and folk art.

All Folklorama shows are $7 each, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information visit the Folklorama website.

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