10 things to do in Manitoba: June 6 to 12

Posted June 03, 2022 | Author Desiree Rantala

Dinosaurs, burgers, and finding the golden ticket. Summer is finally here and that means festivals, delicious food, fun, and oh, did we mention the delicious food? Here are 10 fun and unique things to do this week in Manitoba!

1. Spend a Thursday in St. Boniface

St. Boniface, Winnipeg
June - Sept | Thursdays

On Thursdays this summer, Saint-Boniface is the place to be! The happenings: night market and Music Thursdays on the Esplanade Riel - Cinéma sous les étoiles (francophone movies under the stars) at the Cathedral - Shows at the Patio 340 - and much more, all over the neighbourhood!

2. See dinosaurs come to life

Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
May 21 - Sept 5

Ultimate Dinosaurs have arrived! Discover rarely-seen, full-scale skeletons of dinosaurs from South America and Africa. Interactive stations and augmented reality brings these prehistoric big, bold beasts... to life!

3. Excite your taste buds

Various Restaurants | Portage la Prairie
June 6 - 12

Got beef? The Portage Regional Tourism Committee is hosting another Burger Days from June 6th through to June 12th. Come out and support local food businesses and vote for the best burger in Portage; more cheese, please!

4. Join an art studio tour

Various locations | Interlake
June 11 and 12 | 10am - 6pm daily

Spark your curiosity to learn more about the arts. Twenty-two local artists invite you to experience the WAVE Interlake Artists Studio Tour for a FREE, creative weekend adventure. Participate in Manitoba’s original art road trip, and experience paintings, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass art, sculpture and a Blacksmiths Forge.

5. Get ready to toe, heel, knee, kick!

CNUF Kick-Off Party I Dauphin
Saturday, June 11 • 6pm - 11pm

Canada's National Ukrainian Festival makes its return debut this summer after a 2 year hiatus, and what better way to celebrate than with a kick-off party. Enjoy an in-person, entertaining sneak peak at this years offerings from singing and local Ukrainian dancing, to food and festive fun. Prizes, in-store boutique sales, and a BBQ! All located in front of the CNUF Boutique in Dauphin; don't forget the lawn chair!

6. Find the golden ticket

Centennial Concert Hall | Winnipeg
June 7 - 12

There’s nothing wonky about having pure imagination. Roald Dhal's tell-tale classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life in this new sweet, but savory musical. A little bit of candy and a little bit of chocolate; the perfect recipe for an evening out.

7. Kid around a bit

The Forks | Winnipeg
June 9 - 12

Get ready to kid around at the 40th annual Kidsfest! This rain-or-shine event is full of performers and activities. A little bit of comedy, a little bit of circus, and a whole lot of fun for the family.

8. Learn something about nothing

Shakespeare in the Ruins | Winnipeg
Jun 2 - Jul 2

Laugh about love in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing comedy. Leap into the lives of quarreling lovers Beatrice and Benedick, as they navigate the world of gossip and 'fake news'. Lend an ear to love and laughter in this terrifyingly timely comedy.

9. Have a roar-ing good time at the zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg
Open Daily | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Come face-to-face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex and visit more than 150 species of amazing animals all in one place! The popular Dinosaurs UnCovered exhibit returns to the Assiniboine Park Zoo this summer and it’s free with your Zoo admission.

10. Taco'bout tacos

Various Locations | Winnipeg
June 3 - 12

It's raining tacos! No really... it's raining tacos. Get together some friends and experience flavor and fun at this year's #TacoWeek! Have you ever tried an ice cream taco? Now's your chance. Check out the taco-map for a full list of participating locations and discover which delicious delectable you'll try first. How many will you try?!

About The Author

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

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