10 things to do in Manitoba: July 25 to 31

Posted July 22, 2022 | Author Desiree Rantala

There is no doubt that lately Manitoba has been in a heat wave. It also feels like we've blinked and are now half way through summer. But, there's still time to connect with culture, cool off, and cultivate creativity. August long weekend is almost here and there are festivals, fairs, and fun times waiting. What do butterflies, burgers and bears have in common? Find out in 10 things to do this week in Manitoba:

1. Plan a pavilion hop

Folklorama | Various Locations
Jul 31 - Aug 13

Folklorama returns! Plan your pavilion-hoping journey around Winnipeg and try new delicacies while witnessing some of the best ethno-cultural entertainment in the province. Receive the VIP treatment and attend via unforgettable walking, cycling, or bus tours! Folklorama is a great place to have fun with friends and family.

2. find fresh air and fresh ideas

275 Broadway | Winnipeg
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Find fresh air and fresh ideas at the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ pop-up outdoor office, RE:workspace! Returning for its second season, this vibrant, refreshing, and inspiring outdoor space is perfect for those looking to change up those office or working from home views. This functioning work space includes Wi-Fi, portable power banks, workstations, and more! Let the friendly ambassadors of the Downtown WInnipeg BIZ welcome you to a world of collaboration and connectivity!

3. take a walk in the west

Winnipeg's West End

Walk it out with Winnipeg's West End BIZ! Discover murals, architecture, and restaurants on their one of many public walking tours. Learn about local heroes, urban history, or check out a restaurant that offers tasty sampling!

4. participate in peace

International Peace Gardens | Boissevain
Jul 29-31

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the International Peace Gardens, a vision realized and a long, peaceful friendship between nations. The weekend will bring music, artists, food, fireworks and people of two nations together to celebrate a historic and beautiful gem.

5. think like a thresherman

Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion & Stampede | Austin

Experience Canada's largest farming heritage festival at this year's Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion! Over one hundred acres of pioneer village demonstrations, antique farming activities, live music, a car show, and more!

6. be surrounded by butterflies

Assiniboine Park Zoo | Winnipeg

Get up close to a wide variety of colourful butterflies at the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden, now open at the Assiniboine Park Zoo! This seasonal exhibit is stocked with several species of butterflies and beautifully landscaped with flowering plants to support them through their life cycle. The garden is accessible daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

7. visit vj's

VJ's Drive Inn | Winnipeg
170 Main St

The delicious and daring feat, that is dining at the iconic VJ's Drive-Inn! You've haven't "been to Winnipeg" until you've had a bite of the famous Vj's burger. This messy yet memorable meal will melt in your mouth and have you saying mmmmm. Don't forget the napkins, and a fork to pick up all of the dropped goodies; the best part.

8. embrace your inner viking

Icelandic Festival of Manitoba | Gimli

Jul 29 - Aug 1

Get ready for a family-friendly festival celebrating Icelandic culture and heritage in the heart of New Iceland at Islendingadagurinn. Enjoy Icelandic cultural events, sports, live music, food, and of course, Vikings! Take a journey into the Interlake.

9. #KeepManitobaWild

CPAWS Manitoba Paddle Night | Winnipeg
Jul 26 - Aug 30

For just $5 you can paddle the Red River and learn how to help #KeepManitobaWild; no boat required! Introduce yourself or your kids to paddling at a CPAWS Manitoba Paddle Night. There will be canoes, kayaks, a dragon boat, paddleboards, and safety equipment, all supplied by the Manitoba Paddling Association at generously discounted rates. Pre-register as there are limited spaces available.

10. pack your plate with perogies

Canada's National Ukrainian Festival | Dauphin
Jul 29-31

The perogy: a powerful Ukrainian delicacy that packs a punch and is always fun to see how many you can pack on a plate. After a 2 year hiatus, you can enjoy them in plenty at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin. Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture with crafts, activities, shows, song, and most importantly, dance!

About The Author

Hey there, I'm Desiree. Content Marketing Coordinator at Travel Manitoba! A girl from the prairies who loves a great slice of pizza, photography and exploring our beautiful province. Have an idea for adventure? Let me know! drantala@travelmanitoba.com

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