Welcome to Folkfest at 40,
On behalf of the Saskatoon Folkfest Board of Directors and staff, I welcome you to the 40th Folkfest Festival. From humble beginnings in 1980, we invite you to #RediscoverMemories and celebrate this milestone with us.
An enthusiastic welcome to all patrons, from both near and far. We are delighted to bring you another memorable experience as 17 pavilions provide a trip around the world, within the City of Saskatoon. Immerse yourself in an extraordinary festival atmosphere, encounter fantastic local talent and enjoy the variety of ethnic foods each pavilion has to offer.
For decades, Folkfest has created an environment that fosters an immense pride in celebrating diverse cultural traditions and coming together in harmony. Thank you to all those who have continued to support Folkfest over the years. It is due to you, our patrons, and the extraordinary feedback that we receive from the community that has energized and allowed us to continue to present this festival.
Our sponsors also deserve special recognition as they partner alongside our Folkfest family ensuring that the required resources are available to keep culture vibrant and accessible in our city.
Sincere appreciation goes out to my fellow board members, the membership, staff, our Youth and Pavilion Ambassadors, Honourary Ambassador and, of course, the numerous loyal volunteers who together ensure that the excitement of Folkfest continues year after year.
With a combined history of over fifty pavilions, one hundred thousand volunteers, and one million passports, Folkfest is proud to have been part of your community for decades!
Dr. Jay Kalra