The date has been set; planning and preparation for opening celebrations and regular business are under way. Now… you're being invited. Come celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

On September 20 and 21, to mark its official opening, the new national museum is hosting an inspiring two-day festival called RightsFest. It will be a celebration of human-rights themed music, performance, activities and cultural events. Activities will be held in the Museum and multiple locations at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The inaugural celebrations will offer something for everyone, including:

  • The Canadian Concert for Human Rights, taking place on the evening of September 20 on an outdoor stage at The Forks;
  • More than 25 daytime performances and activities at multiple outdoor locations around The Forks from morning until late afternoon on September 20 and 21;
  • Special free “preview tours” through select Museum galleries on September 20 and 21. Tickets for these tours will be available as of 10am September 3 on the Museum’s website.

A broadcast and production partnership between the Museum, Rogers and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will bring the concert to people across Canada on live television (CityTV, OMNI and APTN).

The event will also be webcast live, making it viewable on computers and web-connected wireless devices around the world.

Regular hours and admissions start September 27. Visit to learn more.