The week has barely begun and already thoughts are drifting to the weekend, which, as it turns out, will be a long one. While Labour Day somehow feels like the unofficial adieu to summer, it’s still a weekend to look forward to and represents the perfect opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Here are a few ideas to get you started planning for it. For a full list of events across the province, be sure to visit our website, Travel Manitoba.

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Celebrate Labour Day at the Zoo!

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September 2
Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg

Assiniboine Park Zoo is extending its Labour Day celebrations to the public. On Monday, September 2, the Zoo is offering $14 admission, and for children under the age of five, free entry! Spend the day enjoying the outdoors and learning about the amazing animals that call the Zoo home at one of the 13 daily Zoo Chats. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 


 

Run with scissors to Proutopia

Proutopia

August 31 and September 1
Runs with Scissors Studio, St. Andrews

For the creative minds, lovers of the eccentric, and those in search of works of art, grab your scissors and make a run for Heidi Hunter’s 2019 Proutopia, Birds of a Feather. This two-day, boutique-style festival will feature the works of artists exhibiting and selling their creations, including a visiting guest painter from New York City.

Enjoy a day of activities at FortWhyte

FortWhyte Alive-birding

August 28
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Take part in the fall migration at FortWhyte Alive every Wednesday morning. FortWhyte Alive’s experienced birding guides lead a sunrise hike for beginners and experts alike. Afterwards, compare checklists over a delicious breakfast in the Buffalo Stone Café. And if birds aren’t necessarily where your passion lies, check out the family nature hike from 10 a.m., or the stand-up paddle boarding basics course at 6 p.m.

Sip on wine at a night market

DT Bizz Night Market

August 30
Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ farmers’ market is always a fun place to visit. This time around, however, you’re going to want to swing back to Manitoba Hydro Place on Friday night for its Downtown Winnipeg Night Market. Sip on wine and beer at Rudy’s, tap your feet as you take in the talent of the buskers, and be sure to visit Instagram Alley and The Barking Spot.

Head to a miniature exhibit

Small Worlds: Inuit Miniature Carving

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WAG, Winnipeg

Small Worlds: Inuit Miniature Carving brings together more than 100 miniature carvings, some dating back to the 1950s, by Inuit artists from over a dozen communities across Nunavut, including Cape Dorset, Kugaaruk, and Rankin Inlet. Head to the Winnipeg Art Gallery to see just what great artists can do with the tiniest canvases.

Sample some honey or stomp it out at a festival

Asham

August 30 to September 1
Reedy Creek, Kinosota
Kleefeld Park, Kleefeld

Music, dance, family and stomping. Join the Asham Stompers this weekend in Kinosota for their Stomperfest and be treated to a time of wild fun!

Another event on this weekend is the annual honey festival in Kleefeld. Like many small-town festivals, you can look forward to a pancake breakfast and tonnes of activities that the entire family can enjoy.

Feast at FOOD TRIP!

Food Trip!

August 31 and September 1
Tyndall Park Community Centre, Winnipeg

There’s no better way to celebrate diversity than with food. FOOD TRIP! celebrates Filipino culture and its dishes, grilled entrees, and delicacies. Make your way to Tyndall Park for this feast.

Catch the Interlake Wave

WAVE Interlake

August 31 and September 1
various locations, Gimli

Go on a self-guided adventure through the studios of Manitoba’s Interlake artists for its tour. Catch a glimpse of the art, culture and creativity of Interlake communities and its artists.

Have a guided experience at the marsh

Oak Hammock Marsh canoe

August 31 to September 2
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

Oak Hammock Marsh is getting ready for the arrival of geese with guided canoe adventures. For two days, you can paddle away in one of Oak Hammock’s three Voyageur-style canoes, or rent your own canoe. There will also be guided marsh walks and other activities.

Cheer on Valour FC for Labour Day

Valour FC Crowd

September 2
IG Field, Winnipeg

Wear your heart on your sleeve on Monday when you lend your support to Winnipeg’s Canadian Premier League as they take on Calgary at the IG Field.