September is swiftly approaching, which means it's time to pack in as much summertime fun as you possibly can. Here are a few ideas to help end August with a bang!

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WAVE: Interlake Artist's Studio Tour

Aug 30 to 31 | Various artist's studios in the Interlake

Wind your way along Lake Winnipeg's western shore for a unique art experience on the WAVE: Interlake Artist's Studio Tour! Artists in Manitoba's Interlake invite you to come in and visit their studios and share a slice of their lives. This self-guided tour of artist studios features 40 creative souls eager to invite you in for a glimpse into their world.

Fossil Dig Adventure

Open daily | Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC)

Unearth ancient marine reptiles on a fossil dig adventure at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC)! This is one of Manitoba’s hottest tourism products where you can hunt for fossils on active dig sites in the Morden area. Home to Bruce, the 43-foot mosasaur (or marine reptile), the CFDC is unearthing a steady stream of fossils near Morden – an area that was once covered by a saltwater seaway in the Late Cretaceous Period.

This is a Manitoba Moment just waiting to be unlocked on our #ExploreMB map.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Aug 13 to 29 | Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg

Rainbow Stage closes its stellar 60th Anniversary season with the Canadian premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid! This classic tale includes the Oscar-winning Under the Sea, the more lilting, shimmering calypso of Kiss the Girl, and Part of Your World, a teenage mermaid's lament that expresses youthful yearning for experience … simply and radiantly.

Paddle the Bloodvein

Aug 30 to 31 | Various artist's studios in the Interlake

For those who know how to paddle hard, have you challenged yourself on the rugged whitewater of the Bloodvein River yet? There are over 100 sets of rapids and falls along the Bloodvein downstream of the Manitoba/Ontario border, many of them runnable, and more than 70 portages. The path of the Bloodvein has remained virtually unchanged since the retreat of the last glaciers, 11,000 years ago. This is one of those adventures that you need to take a few days to enjoy.

This is another Manitoba Moment just waiting to be unlocked on our #ExploreMB map.

Winnipeg Goldeyes games

Aug 29 to Sep 1 | Shaw Park, Winnipeg

Spend an evening or afternoon at the Goldeyes game! This weekend, the Fish host the Gary SouthShore RailCats from Friday to Monday. Stroll around the ballpark, eat some goodies, laugh with the crowd, and enjoy the overall atmosphere. Good times.

Fishing for channel cats

The Red River

Whether the channel catfish is the ugliest fish to inhabit Manitoba waters is certainly a topic of debate. What isn’t up for discussion is their ability to deliver fantastic fishing action, no matter if they are big or small. You can catch these toothless fighters in lots of places in Manitoba, but if there’s one place that offers increased odds, it’s near Lockport on the Red River.

See some of the channel cats caught this year on our #ExploreMB map.

Northern Lights Barrel Futurity & Derby

Aug 29 to 31 | Westoba Credit Union Ltd. Agricultural Centre of Excellence, Brandon

Race out to Brandon to catch the largest and longest running barrel racing Futurity and Derby in Manitoba! This annual event brings together North America's best barrel racing owners and trainers and sets them in an action packed race against the clock. Along with the Futurity and Derby, the event also hold a charity barrel race, two open barrel jackpots and the Rocking W horse sale.

Live With the Stars at the Planetarium

Open daily | The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

Explore the constellations, planets and celestial events you can see from your own backyard at Live With the Stars. Explore the summer stars and the Milky Way from earth, then fly into space to see them from a new perspective. Presented live. This 35-minute show is designed for audiences ages 8 and up.

St. Malo Summer Festival

Aug 28 to 31 | St. Malo

Enjoy a fun weekend in St. Malo at the St. Malo Summer Festival! The festival features fireworks, beer gardens, Hot wheels mini races, kids activities, a parade, slow-pitch tournaments, and live entertainment.

Pineridge Hollow

Open daily | Springfield

Escape the city for a unique prairie experience. Nestled just outside of Manitoba’s scenic Bird’s Hill Provincial Park, this turn-of-the-century style Carriage House sits among six acres of gardens, ponds, flowers and peaceful property for you to roam and enjoy. Sit down for a fabulous home-cooked meal or shop for unique gifts.

Seeing Rights and Liberties: Celebrating the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Aug 10 to Jan 11 | Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

Seeing Rights and Liberties is a special exhibition to salute the upcoming opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Drawn from the WAG’s permanent collection, it features works that speak to the theme of human rights. Compelling images—Jack Shadbolt’s response to the atrocities he witnessed as a World War II war artist, Edward Burtynsky’s exploration of the human toll industry takes, Käthe Kollwitz’s renderings of defeated workers, and Jamasie Pitseolak’s personal account of abuse suffered at school—that immediately inform the viewer of the plights humans face.

Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden

Open daily | Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg

Enter the magical world of butterflies at the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden. This seasonal exhibit is full of native butterfly species (including monarchs and painted ladies) and sub-tropical species fluttering around a peaceful, pastoral garden full of colourful flowers, benches and water features.

And, of course, don't forget to pop by and say hello to the polar bears at the new Journey to Churchill exhibit.

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.

P.S. Don't forget to show us your Manitoba Moments

This summer we’re asking Instagrammers to discover all the moments that make your heart beat – those iconic Manitoba moments. Tag your photos with #ExploreMB to unlock moments on our interactive map.

100 Moments in Manitoba