It will be easier to walk around the world at the 38th annual Folkfest next month.
The three-day multicultural event sees dozens of pavilions host entertainment tastes and exhibits from different countries.
Usually those pavilions are spread across Saskatoon in various locations, but this year the festival will mainly take place in one location.
Prairieland Park is hosting 17 of the 21 pavilions for Folkfest running Aug. 17-19. The Norway, India, Ireland and Germany pavilions will be held elsewhere.
Organizer Terri Rau said the idea came after last year when the RBC Global village was at Prairieland Park.
She said groups organizing the pavilions liked the idea of centralizing the event, and thought it would be fun to be so close to one another. They also hope to attract more visitors.
“We’re excited for them to be able to see each other and be able to visit each other, and they’re working well together, which is really great too,” Rau said.
Folkfest passports are available for $16 at Canada Safeway, Mac’s Convenience Stores and Saskatoon Tourism.
The passes include public transportation to the event. Free transit starts 30 minutes before opening, and ends 30 minutes after closing.
Transportation will also be available to the Norway, India, Ireland and Germany locations.
The 21 pavilions for the 2017 Folkfest include:
- Indian & Métis
- South Sudan
- Ukrainian Karpaty