The Canadian Museum of Human Rights has been celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela with: Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, which is winding its way down after a riveting year-long run. This year would have also marked Mandela’s 101st birthday. The Fringe Festival continues this week, while Gimli’s Film Festival will be heating things up in the Interlake. Of course, there’s a lot more happening. For a full list of events across the province, be sure to visit our website, Travel Manitoba.
Experience the pioneering lifestyle of yesteryear
July 25 to 28
Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Austin
Manitoba’s rural history comes alive at Canada’s largest and longest pioneer heritage festival! Experience over 100 acres of pioneer living demonstrations, vintage farming activities, classic cars, horse competitions, country music and rodeo action at the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede!
Go on an anatomical safari
continues this week
The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out is the Manitoba Museum’s latest exhibit that 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.
Dance the night away Under the Canopy
Under the Canopy, The Forks
Pick up a few dance moves to add to your repertoire Under the Canopy at The Forks. This Tuesday, and every other Tuesday until August 27, Swingin’ at Sunset you can learn to swing dance and test those new moves out.
Enjoy Ballet in the Park
July 24 to 26
Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is celebrating 79 years with its season opener of Ballet in the Park. This free, family-friendly event takes place at Lyric Theatre and is the perfect introduction to ballet.
Take a guided tour of the Whiteshell petroforms
July 25 and 28
Bannock Point, Whiteshell Provincial Park
Whiteshell is one of Manitoba’s best loved and most visited provincial parks. And some 2,000 years ago, it was also a meeting place of first peoples, who, through the placement of rocks depicting animal and humans forms, created what is now known today as the petroforms of the Whiteshell. Experience this supernatural place on a free guided tour with a Parks interpreter every Thursday and Sunday until August 15.
Have five glorious days at the Gimli Film Festival
July 25 to 29
Waterfront Centre, Gimli
The town of Gimli is already a big draw on its own. But add the Gimli Film Festival to that with over 100 feature films, documentaries and short films from Manitoba, Canada and abroad and you’ve got the perfect stay. The five-day festival begins on Wednesday.
Cheer on Valour FC this weekend
IG Field, Winnipeg
Lend your support to Winnipeg’s Canadian Premier League this weekend as they take on Calgary at the IG Field.
Get down and dirty on an obstacle course
Hill Top Resort, Beaconia, Manitoba
If you’re not afraid of getting a little dirty on a 6km, 18-plus obstacle course, then Mud Hero Manitoba might be for you. Head to Hill Top Resort, Beaconia, just a mere 1 hour north of Winnipeg for a trek that is equal parts fun and challenging. Enlist a few friends for moral support!
Add some colour to your next 5k
Lake Minnewasta Campground, Morden
Add a little colour to your next challenge at the Morden Colour Run. This family friendly, 5km run is more about the fun than it is about the challenge, really. Participants are encouraged to wear white attire where they are doused with colour at every kilometre. The run will take place at Lake Minnewasta Campground.
Celebrate 55 years of sunflowers in Altona
July 27 to 29
Centennial Park, Altona
Manitoba’s sunflower capital is celebrating 55 years of its Sunflower Festival and warmly welcomes you to this small-town, trademark experience.