It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for July 5 to 7. Get your art on in the Exchange, hit the midway at PortageX, catch a baseball game at Shaw Park, culture it up in Brandon, or play and learn at the Adventure Playground -- that's just a tiny taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!

First Fridays in the Exchange

Jul 5 | Exchange District Enjoy the warmth of studios and galleries filled with fine art. First Fridays is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts in the Exchange area.

PortageX

Jul 5 to 7Portage la Prairie There's a little something for everyone at PortageX – one of Western Canada’s oldest running fairs! Spend the day enjoying horse and cattle shows, family and children’s entertainment, a petting zoo, midway rides, games of chance, as well as lots of tasty fair food.

Winnipeg Goldeyes

Jul 5 to 9 | Shaw Park Spend an evening or afternoon at a Goldeyes game! This weekend, the Fish host the St. Paul Saints on Friday and the Gary SouthShore RailCats from Saturday to Tuesday.  Stroll around the ballpark, eat some goodies, laugh with the crowd, and enjoy the overall atmosphere. Good times.

Brandon Multicultural Summer Festival

Jul 5 to 6 | Downtown Brandon Have a cultural good time at the Brandon Multicultural Summer Festival! This is a FREE, family friendly event where the community comes together downtown to eat, dance, listen to music and learn a bit about our ever-changing and diversifying community.

Variety Heritage Adventure Playground

Open daily | The Forks Watch history come to life and have an absolute blast at the Variety Heritage Adventure Park! The park play features are custom-designed to encourage imaginative, creative play for children of all abilities while presenting the historic stories of The Forks. Plus, it has a water park!

Carberry Agricultural Society Fair & Races

Jul 5 to 7 | Carberry Fairgrounds Celebrate our agricultural history and connect with our community at the Fair & Races! The fair is a great place to learn more about agriculture and to have a good time at events like horse and beef shows, chariot races, chuckwagon races, barrel racing, ranch rodeo and much more!

Get Caught Fishing!

Jul 6 to 7 | 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.

Streetheart

Jul 5 | Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park Grab your lawn chairs, tousle your mullets and get ready to rock out to a FREE concert by Canadian rockers Streetheart! They will hit the Lyric stage at 8:30 p.m. to perform hits like What Kind of Love is This, Tin Soldier and One More Time.

Lower Fort Garry

Open daily | Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada Step back in time to the 19th century fur trade at the oldest stone fur trading post still intact in North America at Lower Fort Garry. Costumed interpreters will take you back to the mid-1800s as they re-enact events of the early days of this Hudson’s Bay Company post.

Dominion City Summer Fest

Jul 6 to 7 | Dominion City Start off July with a bang at the Dominion City Summer Fest! There will be fun events for the whole family, including a slow-pitch tournament, barrel rides, dog show, duck race and live entertainment.

In Riel's Footsteps at Theatre in the Cemetery

Jul 5 to 6 | Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum Go on a guided tour with attitude! In Riel's Footsteps is a theatrical experience that makes learning about French-Canadian and Métis heritage fun and exciting. Shows on Fridays (English at 1:00 p.m., French at 4:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (English at 11:00 a.m., French at 1:00 p.m.).

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. Paradigm by Jeff Kahm starts Friday at Urban Shaman Gallery.

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!