Stomp your feet to the drum beat at Manito Ahbee, savour some blues, brews and BBQ, drive out to Lower Fort Garry to see vintage vehicles, enjoy a unique outdoor dining experience at Supper in the Field, or let your imagination take flight at Rainbow Stage -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!
Aug 16 to 21
| MTS Centre, Winnipeg
Join thousands from across North America to celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage at Manito Ahbee
! This exciting and vibrant six-day gathering showcases the talents, gifts and abilities of Aboriginal artists from all nations and will have you “experience the province as truly a ‘home for all people.’”
Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival
Aug 16 to 18
| Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg
Get ready for some smokin’ blues music and finger-lickin’ good food at the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival
! Let the smell and taste of award-winning barbeque thrill your senses while you sit back and enjoy the sounds of some of the best blues music from across North America. It’s bound to be a sensory overload!
Fab Forts Weekend at Lower Fort Garry
| Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Celebrate the Motor Country Club’s centennial on Fab Forts Weekend
at Lower Fort Garry
! For the first time, a display of classic and antique automobiles will be held within the walls of the fort. Over 20 vehicles, spanning the decades from the early 1900s to the present day, will be featured in the fort’s historic setting.
Mary Poppins at Rainbow Stage
Aug 9 to 29
| Rainbow Stage, Kildonan Park
Get swept away in the nostalgia of the Disney Classic, Mary Poppins
at Rainbow stage! You'll love this musical story of a magical nanny who breathe life and colour into a banker's unhappy family.
Harvest Sun Music Festival
Aug 16 to 18
Fresh food and marvelous music are in abundance at the 8th annual Harvest Sun Music Festival
! This is a small festival with a big heart, and big dreams of supporting local agriculture and the arts by celebrating both of these through music.
Supper in the Field
Enjoy a unique outdoor dining experience at Supper in the Field
! If you are a foodie, you don’t want to miss the best cuisine Manitoba’s parkland has to offer. Dinner ends just in time for you to finish off your night at The Harvest Sun Music Festival
Aug 4 to 17
| Various venues, Winnipeg
The world is at your fingertips at Folklorama
– the largest and longest-running multicultural festival in the world! Sample exotic cuisine and celebrate the cultural and ethnic heritage of people from dozens of countries who have made Winnipeg their home.
Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship
Aug 12 to 17
| Keystone Centre, Brandon
If you’re a horse lover, the Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship
is a must-see event! This international competition has over 700 of the world’s most recognizable horse breeds in Brandon to compete in 187 different classes in youth, western, dressage, hunter and English disciplines.
Aug 16 to 18
| Shaw Park
Spend an evening or afternoon at a Goldeyes
game! This weekend, the Fish host the Kansas City T-Bones from Friday to Sunday. Stroll around the ballpark, eat some goodies, laugh with the crowd, and enjoy the overall atmosphere. Good times.
Movies in the Park
| Assiniboine Park
Bring a chair or spread out a blanket in front of the Lyric Theatre and get ready to watch free, family-favourite blockbusters on an outdoor screen. This week's features are Escape from Planet Earth
(7:00 p.m.) and The Amazing Spiderman
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.
The art scene in August
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.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone!