Maybe you’ve got a few plans up your sleeve for this week, or perhaps you haven’t quite got around to making any just yet. Wherever you are in the planning or non-planning phase, hopefully one of these 10 events may give you some inspiration. For a full list of events across the province, be sure to visit our website, Travel Manitoba.
Sip on cider at Corn and Apple
August 23 to 25
various venues, Morden
With 53 years under its belt, Manitoba’s largest street festival, Morden Corn & Apple, is known for its free local hot buttered corn, free apple juice, free admission, and free entertainment for the whole family!
Go on an anatomical safari
ends September 8
The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
Now extended until September 8, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at Manitoba Museum’s presents a fascinating and rare opportunity to see what’s under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens. Described as an anatomical safari, guests will experience the intricate biology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures including an octopus, horse, reindeer, bull, camel, ostrich, giraffe, as well as a human.
Shop a rural night market
Third Street, Lac du Bonnet
Lac du Bonnet’s second annual night market is on this Thursday on Third Street. You can look forward to some great shopping, delicious food options and a night of entertainment.
Discover some of Lower Fort Garry’s lesser-known stories
Lower Fort Garry, St. Andrews
A good haunting awaits you at Lower Fort Garry. Discover the mysteries of the fort on a guided ghost tour. This nocturnal journey delves in some of the site’s lesser-known history as an asylum and a prison. To reserve your spot on a tour, call 204-785-6050, visit Lower Fort Garry, or the Parks Canada Kiosk at the Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre at The Forks. This tour is selling out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets soon!
Get a taste of Winnipeg’s cultural diversity
August 23 and 24
The Outlet Collection, Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Night Market offers an open-air shopping experience at the Outlet Collection. Independent vendors will converge on site for two nights with their merchandise, art, and fare all celebrating the city’s cultural diversity.
Feast on ribs at The Forks
August 23 to 25
The Forks, Winnipeg
What better excuse could there be to feast on ribs than for a good cause? The Rotary Club of Winnipeg’s Ribfest is on all weekend at The Forks with a music, a beer garden, and activities for the kids.
Have a full, fun day in Cowan
Community Centre, Cowan
The annual Cowan MB Horse and Wagon Trail Ride kicks off this Saturday with a pancake breakfast followed by the trail ride from 10:30 a.m. along a scenic trail. There will also be an ATV derby, hearty buffet-style supper followed by a dance at 8 p.m.
Celebrate RENT’s 20th anniversary
August 24 and 25
Centennial Concert Hall
The musical RENT opened in 1996 and some 20-plus years later, it’s still drawing audiences mesmerized by its message. For two nights, at Centennial Concert Hall, you’ll have a chance to experience what so many have before during this anniversary tour.
Check out the Rosenort Festival
August 24 and 25
Westfield Community Park, Rosenort
The Rosenort Festival is celebrating its ninth year and all are welcome for this sweet weekend treat. There will be activities for the family, from face painting to a petting zoo, human strength pull, ping-pong ball drop and much more.
Fly kites in Brandon
BYSA Soccer Park, Brandon
Brandon is holding its first-ever Kite Festival & Family Fun Day on Sunday. There will be kite-flying competitions, face painting, kite building and much more. Pack a blanket for a picnic!