Old favourites and new adventures. That’s what this week of events looks like here in Manitoba. Folklorama begins this week with pavilion after pavilion of fare, fun and exciting introductions to new cultural experiences. For a full list of events across the province, be sure to visit our website, Travel Manitoba.
Escape for the weekend to Fairmont
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Fairmont Winnipeg is offering you a chance to get away this summer! Book yourself a one-night stay in a Fairmont room and enjoy two signature cocktails in the lounge, a delicious breakfast for two at the Velvet Glove Restaurant, or in the comfort of your room, and complimentary self-parking. Rates start from CAD$169. Promo Code: PESC. Call 204-957-1350 or click here for more details.
Have a family experience with the Winnipeg Goldeyes
August 6 to 8
Shaw Park, Winnipeg
It’s more than just the game when you watch the Goldeyes play at Shaw Park – it’s a family-friendly experience! Head to Shaw Park to enjoy a baseball bingo contest on August 6. Guest entertainer Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act takes centre stage on August 7, and a special weekday matinee is set for August 8.
Feast at Folklorama!
begins August 4
various venues, Winnipeg
Where can you find lively music, great food, hearty laughter, rich culture and vibrant colours all under one roof? Well, 45 pavilions, to be exact. The point is that the countdown to Folklorama is over and this cultural extravaganza is back for another exciting year! So get going! You only have two weeks to feast your way through all these amazing cultures.
Have a movie night on Memorial
Memorial Park, Winnipeg
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is taking you back with a sports-themed movie, Happy Girlmore. Movies on Memorial begins at dusk. There will also be food trucks and games.
Tap your feet at a concert
various venues, Winnipeg
Somewhere in Manitoba, there’s always a free concert series happening. In Winnipeg this Tuesday and every Tuesday of the summer, the Downtown Concert Series pops up. Be sure to stop by.
Head to Rumor’s for some comic relief
August 6 to 10
Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg
Looking for a good way to release after a stressful day? Rumor’s Comedy Club is bringing the laughs this week with comedian Kevin Bozeman.
Hit a small-town fest
August 9 to 11 – Winkler Arena, Winkler
A free, family festival featuring four entertainment stages awaits you in Winkler this weekend. The Winkler Harvest Festival will feature midway rides, amazing food, a parade, fireworks, Strong Man Competition and much more!
August 9 to 11 – various venues, Melita
Three days of family fun await you in Melita. The town’s Banana Days caters to kids of all ages with face painting, laser tag, carnival games, reptile gardens and more.
August 9 to 11 – Dawson Trail Park, Richer
Put on your finest country gear and head out to the Richer Rough Stock Rodeo this weekend. There will be live music and lots of activities for the kids and entire family.
August 10 – Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail, Gardenton
Celebrate the prairies in Gardenton on Saturday for Prairie Day. Join naturalists and wildlife experts at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail (located 3 miles east of Tolstoi on PR 209) for guided nature walks, special presentations and traditional bannock baking.
August 10 – Roxy Theatre and ArtsForward, Neepawa
The Neepawa Film Festival is on this week and will brings stories of the prairies to the big screen, which feature local talent.
August 10 and 11 – Cityfolk Farm, Thalberg
DIY Homesteader Festival is a unique event that features over 30 workshops on topics ranging from mushroom cultivation to fermentation, permaculture gardening to beekeeping, and more. There will be live music and activities for the kids.
Take a guided bike tour of Birds Hill
Lakeview Trailhead, Birds Hill Provincial Park
Join Park Interpreters and explore Birds Hill’s unique past on a guided bike tour of the area’s eskers. This is the perfect way to discover something new about this provincial park favourite. For more information, call the Park Interpreter’s office at 204-654-6739 or send email to ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca.
Embrace the outdoors at Oak Hammock
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall
If you’re up for a bit of an adrenaline rush this weekend, Oak Hammock Marsh’s Duck and Run Up event is on this Sunday. This fun family event will feature two-, five- and 10-kilometre runs. There will also be two-kilometre family walk. Healthy snacks will be made available after the trail trek.
Shop a night market
Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg
If you love to shop, then Assiniboia Downs is the place to be this Sunday. The Manitoba Night Market and Festival kicks off at 3 p.m. with over tonnes of vendors, and the best food trucks. There will also be live music, a beer garden and activities for the kids.