Barge Festival, The Forks, Winnipeg Find your way to The Forks this weekend for the 3rd annual Barge Festival: The Red River Gathering. For three days, enjoy FREE, fun and diverse entertainment all on a floating stage. In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Selkirk Settlers, this year's festival line-up includes, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Ca Claque, The Dust Rhinos and The Barra MacNeils. Festivities begin Friday, August 31 and finish up with a bang (of fireworks that is) on Sunday, September 2. To find out more or see the full schedule of events, visit The Forks.

Special deal

The Delta Winnipeg is offering a special weekend rate of $125 per night for those attending the Barge Festival. It includes a $25 food credit per night (excluding alcohol) and complimentary self parking. Call the hotel 1-888-311-4990 and ask for the Barge Festival 2012 - Red River Gathering rate. (Note: food credit can be used at the Blaze Bisto and for in-room dining.)