Summer in Manitoba has been shaping to be a rather fantastic one. We’ve got quite a few festivals on this week (think Fire, Folk and Vikings!), so we’d suggest you pace yourself as you carve out your week’s itinerary. Soak up some sun, feast and fete you way through this week. For a full list of events across the province, be sure to visit our website, Travel Manitoba.


Rock the fields of Minnedosa

Discover Minnedosa_Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa_Concert stage with fans

August 2 to 4

Rockin’ the Fields returns to Minnedosa for three days under the summer sun. RFM2019 features an amazing lineup boasting Collective Soul, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Sam Roberts Band, and many more. Three stages and ample camping ensure there is music and room for everyone with hot showers, vendors, and activities on site.


Make a splash in Portage la Prairie

Splash Island, Portage la Prairie

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Portage la Prairie

With summertime just around the corner and the predictable itch of the kids to get out and enjoy the warmer weather, make it a family affair with a visit to Splash Island Waterpark in Portage la Prairie. This premier outdoor oasis has several water features, including slides to keep the entire family cool this summer.



Take a ghastly ghost trolley tour

Winnipeg Trolley at The Forks Market

begins August 1
from The Forks Market, Winnipeg

If haunted spaces, otherworldly beings and the morbid fascinate you, then The Trolley of Terror Ghost Tour might be for you. You’ll discover a few things about some of the bloodiest battles of the Canadian West and the Nazi invasion during World War II! The tour rounds up at Patent 5 Distillery.

Get your emotions in check

Emotion Festival Stony Ridge St Laurent

August 1 to 5
Stony Ridge Campsite, St. Laurent

The town of St. Laurent is hosting its Emotion festival at the beautiful beach oasis of Stony Ridge with trees to keep you shaded and cool and music to keep you dancing. Now in its second year, there will be lots of space to unwind the long weekend away and camp among family and friends.

Have a pioneering day in Steinbach

Mennonite Heritage Village Museum

August 2 to 5
Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach

Relive pioneering days past through a variety of activities and demonstrations at the Mennonite Heritage Village. There will be steam-powered threshing, music and entertainment, kids’ activities, and lots of good food and fun.

Mix things up at a festival

Fire and Water Music Festival

August 2 to 4
Community Centre, Lac du Bonnet

What would you do if you had three days all to yourself? Snuggle up with a good book? Sleep in? How about a third option from us? Pack up the car, grab the family, or your best friends and head to the Fire and Water Music Festival in Lac du Bonnet.

Have a movie night in the Park

APC movies

August 2
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Pack your lawn chair, grab a blanket, and head to the heart to the Lyric Theatre a fun movie night feature. This Friday and every other Friday of summer, take the family to the park where there's a new feature each week.

Celebrate 55 years of the Ukrainian Festival

People in traditional Ukrainian costumes on a parade float

August 2 to 4
Selo Ukraina Festival Site, Dauphin

The 54th annual Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival takes place the August long weekend in Dauphin. Make your way to the Selo Ukeraina site situated at the edge of Riding Mountain National Park for a weekend of festivities.

Be on the lookout for Vikings

Gimli Icelandic Festival 2018 Viking Village 7

August 2 to 5
various venues, Gimli

So maybe the word Islendingadagurinn doesn’t quite roll off your tongue. But a weekend in Gimli will likely change that! Experience Icelandic culture like you never have before at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba and while you’re there, keep your eyes peeled for those Vikings!

Embrace lazy summer days at Oak Hammock

Oak Hammock hazy lazy days

August 3 to 5
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

Cool off at the marsh this weekend. Literally. This weekend is all about Lazy Days of Summer at the Marsh and to welcome the weekend, the Toe Dipping Contest will be part of the fun. There will also be canoe adventures at select times during the day and opportunities to learn about the importance of wetlands.