For those with ophidiophobia, we apologize for the header gif - we just can't contain our excitement that the second viewing season for the Narcisse Snake Dens has begun! This is among a wide variety of activities that will help you make the most of the season, including handmade sales, fall supper and cultural events. Here's our 10 picks for this week in Manitoba...
1. Shop all things handmade at The Mint
September 28 | The Mint
Head to the Mint from 5 to 10 pm on September 28 for the first ever night market with over 40 Etsy vendors, plus food trucks and entertainment. The best part? Admission is FREE!
2. Celebrate cultural expression
September 27 to 29 | Various locations
Culture Days is an opportunity to celebrate cultural expression and creativity in our lives as artists, audience, patrons and participants. Celebrate the 10th year by taking part in over 270 planned events throughout Manitoba over 3 days, highlighted by art's one night stand, Nuit Blanche, on Saturday night (until late)!
3. Hike Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Sand, cacti and prairie slithering skinks make up this desert-like landscape that is completely unique in Manitoba. The most difficult route in the Spirit Sands Self-guided Trail will take you to the Devils Punch Bowl, a bowl-shaped depression that measures 45 metres deep to reveal a pool of blue-green water.
4. Dine on a prairie feast
September 26 | historic J.R. Watkins Company Building
Introducing the 2019 Prairie Grid Dinner Series: Innovation. This Eat North innovative culinary experience brings an incredible line-up of chefs from across three provinces to collaborate on a 5-course dinner that showcases locally harvested ingredients, regional cuisine, and immersive art. Winnipeg's dinner is set to take place inside the historic J.R. Watkins Company Building.
5. Have a day of fun-filled eggtivities
September 28 | Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, Glenlea
Hit the road to the Farm and Food Discovery Centre for a fun-filled day of egg and farm-related activities. Hop aboard the trolley to visit the laying hen barn and chat with egg farmers. The event is FREE!
6. Fight writer's block at a festival
September 20 to 28 | Various locations
For those who love all things written, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival is for you. Join writers from around the world for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations and book launches. Programming is available in both English and French.
7. See the fall migration at the Narcisse Snake Dens
Until the end of September | Narcisse Snake Dens
The fall snake viewing season at the Narcisse Snake Dens has begun! Don't miss your chance to see the snakes as they return to the dens in preparation for winter. The best times for viewing are on hot, sunny days!
8. Take your die-hard devotion to the Bombers field
September 27 | Investors Group Field, Winnipeg
Summer may be gone, but football fans are die-hard in their devotion. Be a part of the action as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at the Investors Group Field.
9. Celebrate mural culture
On now until September 30 | Various venues, Winnipeg
Wall-to-Wall takes to the streets of Winnipeg for a creative experience that celebrates mural culture on the lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation and Treaty 1 Territory. Join the celebration as it culminates with Nuit Blanche and brings together diverse communities around art, music, dance, and more.
10. Get your fill at a fall supper
Various dates and locations
Fall just wouldn’t be fall without the opportunity to enjoy a hearty, home-cooked meal. Fall suppers are a long-standing (and very tasty) Manitoba tradition, bringing together local communities with warm meals.
September 25: Brandon Trinity United Church Fall Supper
September 28: Winnipegosis Harvest Fall Supper And Dance, Vita Fall Supper, Steinbach Legion Fall Supper, Maranatha Evangelical Free Church Fall Supper, Grand Marais Fall Supper, Great Falls Fall Supper, Gunton Fall Supper, Fall Supper And Dance With LIVE Music!
September 29: Windsor Community Centre Fall Supper, Wawanesa Fall Supper, Wanless Fall Supper, Starbuck Community Fowl Supper, Ste. Genevieve Fall Supper, St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church Fall Supper, St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church Fall Supper, St. Leon Fall Supper, St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church Fall Supper, Otterburne Fall Supper, Minnedosa St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Fall Supper, Meadows Fall Supper, Edwin Fall Supper, Dominion City Fall Supper, Cowan Fall Supper, Brandon Central United Church Fall Supper