It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for July 12 to 14, 2013. Become a Folkie in Birds Hill, get in a water fight at Clear Lake, saddle up to the rodeo in Selkirk, say hello to Hudson at the Zoo, or get caught fishing at a surprise location -- that's just a sample of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!

Winnipeg Folk Festival

July 10 to 14 Birds Hill Park Escape for a weekend of wonderfully expressive, inclusive and interactive fun at the Winnipeg Folk Festival -- one of North America’s premier outdoor music festivals!

Clear Lake Celebration Day

Jul 13Riding Mountain National Park Swim, paddle, sail, wakeboard, fish, hike, sunbathe on the Main Beach at Clear Lake for Celebration Day! Learn all about Clear Lake as RMNP pulls out all the stops to showcase this jewel of the prairies. Round out your day with the Great Canadian Water Fight!

Triple S Fair and Rodeo

Jul 12 to 14 | Selkirk Park, Selkirk Get ready for two days of hootin' and hollerin' at the Triple S Fair and Rodeo! This family-friendly event has chariot and chuck wagon racing, a children's festival, demolition derby, midway, horse show, heritage displays, mounted shooting, tasty food, beer gardens, great entertainment and so much more. Yahoo!

Assiniboine Park Zoo

Open daily | Assiniboine Park There is no better way to spend a summer day than with a visit to the Assiniboine Park Zoo! Home to nearly 200 species and more than 2,000 furry, feathered and downright fabulous animals, the Zoo is a great place for exploration and family fun!

Get Caught Fishing!

Jul 13 to 14 Surprise location Grab the tackle box and pick up some fresh bait because it’s time to Get Caught Fishing in Manitoba! Every weekend, our fishing ambassadors will be roving around GimliSelkirkLockport or The Forks looking to catch you having fun reeling in a big fish.

Carman Country Fair

Jul 11 to 13 | Carman Meet new and old friends to celebrate our culture and community at the Carman Country Fair! The fair showcases livestock, motor sports, art and crafts, and many activities such as children’s entertainment, unique livestock demonstrations and an outstanding array of free stage entertainment.

West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest

Jul 12 to 14 | Whiteshell Provincial Park Crash into a good time at the West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest! There will be bands and BBQ on the beach, street hockey, pony rides, face painting, meteor market, kid’s parade, kid’s races, sand sculpture contest, air mattress races, horseshoe tournament and more.

100 Masters: Only in Canada at the WAG

May 11  to Aug 18 | Winnipeg Art Gallery Works by some of the world’s greatest artists will be gathered under one roof for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s 100 Masters: Only in Canada! This blockbuster exhibition of “One hundred masterpieces to commemorate the WAG’s one hundred years” includes paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol.

The art scene in July

Various locations across Manitoba Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.

Farmers' markets

Various locations around the province Nothing says summer like fresh food grown by local farmers at markets across the province. This is the perfect time for you to shop for locally-produced foods and discover the real great taste of Manitoba.   Have a great weekend everyone!