wp_Aug09 Knock the dust off your cowboy hat this weekend for Winkler Havest Festival & Exhibition, catch the boys of summer at Shaw Park, take in some of Manitoba's colourful culture at Folklorama or watch a movie under the stars - or just watch the stars! That's just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!

Melita Banana Days

Aug 9 to 11 | Melita Peel on out to Manitoba's Banana Belt for some fun in the sun at Melita Banana Days! Shop for goodies at the farmer's market, try your hand on the mechanical bull, and end your day watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off under the stars. There is also a banana bake off, banana splits, hillbilly buffet, evening social, pancake breakfast and car show.

Wasagaming Chamber Days

Aug 9 to 11 | Main Street, Clear Lake Pack up the kids and head on out to Clear Lake this weekend for 3 days of fun at Wasagaming Chamber Days! Activities including kids fish pond, live music, parades and ice cream tasting will keep the kids entertained all weekend long - and to cool off take a stroll along the beach to see the sand castle building contest!

Winkler Harvest Festival & Exhibition

Aug 9 to 11 | Winkler Get your "Yeehaaaw's!" out at the Winkler Harvest Festival & Exhibition! Get your heart racing watching up and coming rodeo competitors at the Manitoba High School Rodeo, at the beach volleyball tournament or at the fireworks. There will be live music, parades, agricultural displays and a strong man competition - and don't miss Juno Award winners Faber Drive on Friday night!

Folklorama

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.

Movies in the Park

Aug 9 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 Ice Age: Continental Drift (7:00 p.m.) and Dirty Dancing (9:15 p.m.)

100 Masters: Only in Canada at the WAG

Held Over to Labour Day (Sept 2)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.

Winnipeg Goldeyes

Aug 9 to 11 | Shaw Park Spend an evening or afternoon at a Goldeyes game! This weekend, the Fish host the Sioux Falls Pheasants  from Friday to Monday.  Stroll around the ballpark, eat some goodies, laugh with the crowd, and enjoy the overall atmosphere. Good times.

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.

Get Caught Fishing!

Aug 8 to 11 Surprise location This weekend is your last chance to grab the tackle box and Get Caught Fishing in Manitoba for a chance to win some great prizes! Every weekend, our fishing ambassadors have been roving around GimliSelkirkLockport or The Forks looking to catch you having fun reeling in a big fish.

Astronomy Nights

Aug 10 | Birds Hill Provincial Park Grab your mot chocolate mugs! Kids of all ages will love learning about the night sky and the stories behind some of the constellations from the experts at Starry Nights in Birds Hill Provincial Park.

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.

First Fridays in the Exchange

Aug 9 | 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.

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!