Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
17 N. Court Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 4T4
Telephone: (807) 345-0551 FAX: (807) 345-0173
or Jeanetty at 622-3710
Please use to reach the Folklore Festival email or contact Jeanetty using to get involved.
TBMA Website Link. Click here.

We are honoured to welcome Jim Squier back as the Chair of our 50th Anniversary Folklore Festival.

We celebrate the richness of our country, Canada, where we can be proud to be Canadian, as we are, and we can still continue to share the wealth of our cultural heritages.
Jeanetty Jumah, Folklore Festival Committee, TBMA

The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association


Our 50th Anniversary Folklore Festival 2023

Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th

Sat. 12 noon to 11pm and Sun. 12 noon to 7pm

Fort William Gardens and Curling Club, Thunder Bay, Ontario

"Take a Trip Around the World in 48 Hours!"

Enjoy a Virtual visit to past Folklore Festivals by clicking the videos below

  • 50th Anniversary Saturday Night Feature Entertainers, "The Chain" with powerhouse singer Chrissy Klaas, will take visitors on a Sizzling Journey across North America bringing Blues, Soul, and Rock to Folklore Festival 2023 on the Main Stage Saturday May 6th from 7:30pm-10:30pm.
  • 50th Anniversary Times and Prices
  • 50th Anniversary Tantalizing foods from around the world (The Foodbooths!)
  • 50th Anniversary Magnificent Displays and Exhibits
  • 50th AnniversaryActivity-packed Children's Area (runs 12 noon to 6pm each day)
  • 50th Anniversary Dazzling Entertainment & Incredible Music on the Main Stage
  • "Win a FREE Stay-cation" courtesy of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay
  • 50th Anniversary Local Artists* on site
  • Performer Pictures
  • More Performer Pictures
  • 50th Anniversary Goodwill Ambassadors dressed in the traditional attire of many nations
  • 50th Anniversary Chances to purchase international items, great clothing, a massage, or visit a Henna Artist and more
  • the fanfare of flags of the world welcoming you to the largest stage in Thunder Bay
  • The World at your Doorstep!

  • Virtual Folklore Festival 2022 link looking back

  • This Website is hosted by Phone: (807) 623-1881

    Folklore Festival 2023 Our 50th Anniversary Poster Enjoy!

    The 50th Anniversary Folklore Festival Program Click here.

    The 50th Anniversary Folklore Festival Program Program Cover Click here.

    Contact Jeanetty Jumah at for information.

    Victoria's Cupboard pays Tribute to Folklore Festival. Click here.

    Continue for LINKS & PHOTOS (below)


    A World of Entertainers

    A Crowd Favourite

    A Goodwill Ambassador

    First Nations Performer

    The Lion Dance

    Filipino-Canadian Talents

    Beauty of the Ukraine

    Portugal Awaits

    The Caribbean

    The Tastes of India

    Thanks to all the volunteers, entertainers, exhibitors, Food Booth groups, sponsors, and Thunder Sound & Lighting who helped to make each Folklore Festival, a feast for the mind and body.

    50th Anniversary Folklore Festival 2023 Promotional Sheet