Movies or the outdoors? Museum exhibits or theatrical plays? Art galleries or Viking fests? So many options! Of course, Folklorama continues this week, FortWhyte is always alive with fun outdoor activities and Oak Hammock Marsh’s Bird in the Hand program continues. For a full list of events across the province, be sure to visit our website, Travel Manitoba.
Last chance to see Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
closes August 25
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
Make sure to see the Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibition before it closes on August 25. Immerse yourself in emotion and inspiration as you explore the fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa. Take a family tour and bring your friends and family before it's gone!
Attend a movie premiere in Morden
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre will be featuring a special presentation of Kung Fury and a short talk by novelist and University of Manitoba senior instruction Dr. David Annandale. The price of a ticket is $10 and will also allow access to the CFDC. For more information, call 204-822-3406, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relive a classic fairy tale
begins August 13
Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg
It’s summertime and summertime in Kildonan Park equals Rainbow Stage theatricals. This week, the Stage brings the classic story of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Get creative at the WAG
The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s MakerLab is opening up its doors to Clay & Clover where you can learn the tips and tricks of creating and assembling a pair of contemporary earrings out of polymer clay. Experiment with shapes, colours, and patterns that reflect your own style and taste.
Go high-tech at MEME
August 15 to 17
various venues, Winnipeg
Where can you experience the musical vibes and creativity of cutting-edge electro all in one weekend? Well at MEME, of course. This festival highlights local and international electronic musicians using the latest in technology to create the most stimulating of sounds.
Get stepping at a street fest
August 16 and 17
various locations, Arborg
Arborg’s Street Festival gets off to an early start with a live band and fireworks. The action continues on Saturday with a pancake breakfast, kids fun zone, a scavenger hunt, dog show and a whole lot more!
Eat your heart out in Brandon
August 16 to 18
Keystone Centre, Brandon
Brandon’s third annual Ribfest is on this weekend. Get ready to eat your heart out with some of the best food in town. There will be a fun zone for kids, live music and beer tents.
Get eclectic at a festival
August 16 to 18
Oroseau - Rapids Park, St. Malo
Rainbow Trout Festival is considered one of the coolest indie music festivals in Manitoba. For three days, you can camp, hang out with friends around a bonfire, swim and dance. This festival is as eclectic as it gets with genres of rock, blues, hip-hop, garage, folk, reggae and much more.
Have some costumed fun at a Viking festival
Coronation Park, Winnipeg
Icelandic Fest may be over, but the Vikings are still in a celebratory mood. Swords & Sabres is Winnipeg’s medieval Viking pirate festival. Make your way to Coronation Park this Sunday for a time of costumed fun and hosted by the Sons of Lugh and Friends.
Celebrate Minnedosa’s heritage
Heritage Village, Minnedosa
Minnedosa is celebrating its heritage this Sunday. Heritage Village will come alive for 2019’s Heritage Day festivities, which will include opening ceremonies, a pioneer church service, barbecue lunch and entertainment. The museum buildings will also be open for tours. Admission is by donation and pioneer attire is encouraged!
Learn about the flow of Eastern Manitoba’s inspiration
August 17 and 18
various venues, Eastern Manitoba
Discover just how deep creativity runs and just how far inspiration flows in Eastern Manitoba on a visit of the Boreal Shores Art Tour. This self-guided adventure features artist studios and galleries throughout the enchanting Boreal forests and shore regions of Eastern Manitoba.