Celebrate the cultures of our First Nations, Inuit & Métis peoples, head out to a Highland Gathering, or do the dunes in Spruce Woods -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.

National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21 | Various locations

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day -- a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

Manitoba Highland Gathering

Jun 21 | Legacy Park, East Selkirk

Hitch up yer kilts for a day of good ol' Scottish fun at the 48th annual Manitoba Highland Gathering! This is a great day for the whole family to experience the colour, pageantry and centuries-old Scottish traditions right here in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Spirit Sands

Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Explore sand dunes up to 30 metres high in the unique Spirit Sands. The desert is said to be close to the Kiche Manitou -- the great spirit -- in Aboriginal lore. Follow a self-guided trail to the oasis known as the Devil's Punch Bowl.

Nickel Days

Jun 19 to 22 | Thompson

Enjoy a weekend of family entertainment at Nickel Days! This annual event has midway rides, games, entertainment, organized sporting and recreational events and the always popular National King Miner Contest.

Red River Ex

Jun 13 to 22 | Red River Exhibition Park

EXperience all the great shows, concerts, entertainment, animals and more at this year's Red River Ex! There are over 45 new events, attractions and entertainment to take in over the 10-days of the Red River Ex.

Explore Riding Mountain

Riding Mountain National Park

Ready for a great escape? This 3,000-square-kilometre paradise is a nature-lover's dream. Bike, hike or saddle up for a trail ride and take in glorious views from the hills of the Manitoba Escarpment, trip through boreal forests and camp out in the deep woods, where wolves and coyotes will serenade you on moonlit nights.

War Horse

Jun 18 to 22 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

Catch a remarkable tale of loyalty and friendship at the astounding play War Horse. Winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®, this moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses around the world.

Jazz Festival

Jun 12 to 22 | Various locations, Winnipeg

A world-class lineup of artists is set to perform at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival! From June 13 to 23, the Exchange District will come alive with music performed by the best local, national and international artists.

The Comedy of Errors from Shakespeare in the Ruins

Jun 4 to 28 | Trappist Monastery, St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park

Everyone is seeing double in the legendary town of Epheseus this June at The Comedy of Errors! Enjoy one of the Bard’s most farcical comedies of slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play. And who doesn't like puns?!

Go on a wilderness river adventure

Jun to Sep | Nelson River Adventures, Gillam

Be surrounded by wildlife and history as you travel the Nelson River and its tributaries. These river tours offer you firsthand glimpses of our Manitoba history with a breathtaking backdrop of wildlife, tundra horizons and boreal forest canopies.

Farmers' markets

Various locations around the province

Feast on freshly produced goodies at your local farmers' market! This is the perfect time for you to shop for locally-produced foods and discover the real great tastes of Manitoba. Yum! Here's a list of markets province-wide and Winnipeg-specific.

The art scene

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 great weekend everyone!