Events Listings in ManitobaThe 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, in my mind anyway, always 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. Whatever your plans, we hope it’s a great week and an even better weekend. Here’s what’s hot.


Get in on a new festival

Classic Rockfest Shaw Park

August 29
Shaw Park, Winnipeg

Get ready, Winnipeg! This year and in years to come you have a brand new festival to look forward to, especially if you’re a classic rock fan. Classic RockFest is boldly making its way to Shaw Park with headliners like Harlequin and Honeymoon Suite.

Watch the Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera courtesy of Centennial Concert Hall website

August 29 to September 3
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

The Phantom of the Opera is there…Inside my mind! Well, maybe not quite, but if you head to Centennial Concert Hall this weekend, he could be! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular production is now in Winnipeg and there are only a few days left to let The Phantom sing to you in sleep and come to you dreams.

Catch a ride at a rodeo!

Ashern Rodeo

September 1 to 3
Ashern Rodeo Grounds, Ashern

Welcome the weekend with a visit to the 25 Annual Ashern Rodeo! There will be bull riding, street dancing, a pancake breakfast and even a good old cowboy-style church service!

Sing along to ABBA at Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! At Rainbow Stage

August 28 to 31
Rainbow Stage, Kildonan Park

If you don’t make it to Greece in the near future, you can at least make it to the Rainbow Stage for a night of Mamma Mia! and a lifetime of memories to the tune of ABBA. Join a daughter on her journey to discover which of the three men from her mother’s past might actually be her dad.

Learn about storied pasts

Windmill at Steinbach's Mennonite Heritage Village

August 28 to September 3
Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach

Canada has called itself home to a great multi-ethnic, multicultural group. But perhaps what makes it all work so well is the stories each culture brings with it. Discover some of those stories at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach during its Stories Places Exhibit this week.

Explore a park gallery

Gallery in the Park - Altona

August 29 to September 3
Gallery in the Park, Altona

With only a few weeks left to go before the end of summer, now seems like a good time for a timely reminder about The Gallery in the Park’s Summer Exhibit. Don’t miss this chance to explore the talents of artists in the beautiful setting of Altona.

Walk with dinosaurs

Assiniboine Park's Dinosaurs Alive!

Assiniboine Park’s Dinosaurs Alive!

August 28 to September 4
Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg

Lions may be the king of the jungle, but it’s the mighty dinosaur that will have the last roar this summer. Assiniboine Park Zoo takes its visitors back to prehistoric times with another round of Dinosaurs Alive!® Explore the zoo’s forested path where 16 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs will be on exhibit. For the budding paleontologist, there will also be dig and excavation sites.

Experience 6,000 years in 60 minutes

Parks Canada walking tour of The Forks.

Parks Canada walking tour of The Forks.

August 28 to September 4
The Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg

We all know that The Forks has a rich history, but just how much do you know about that history? For just a few more days, you can discover what fur trading life was like some 6,000 years ago on a journey with a Parks Canada interpreter and learn all about the colourful characters on a walking tour of The Forks.

Discover Old St. Boniface

St. Boniface Cathedral in Winnipeg

August 28 to September 4
St. Boniface City Hall

Discover a vibrant community, while learning all about its history, influencers, and architecture on a guided walking tour of Old St. Boniface. This tour ends soon, so don’t miss your chance to experience it.

Watch a move in the park

Movies on Memorial

Photo courtesy of Access Winnipeg website

August 29
Memorial Park, Winnipeg

Pack your lawn chair, grab a blanket, and head to Memorial Park for an evening of Movies on Memorial. The fun begins at dusk.

Have a laugh or two

Comedian K. Trevor Wilson

K. Trevor Wilson Facebook page

August 29 to September 2
Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg

The Man Mountain of Comedy comes to the plains of Manitoba for a weekend of laughs at Rumor’s Comedy Club. For five nights get ready to laugh till your sides hurt when K. Trevor Wilson takes to the stage.

Go birding and have breakfast

Birding at FortWhyte Alive

August 30
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

The fall migration is about to take flight. If you enjoy a hearty breakfast and can’t wait for the chance to go birding, then here’s the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the two in one outing. FortWhyte Alive will be hosting its Birding and Breakfast Fall at the Buffalo Stone Café with experienced guides on hand.

Hit First Fridays and an alleyway market

Alleyways Market on First Fridays

September 1
Exchange District, Winnipeg

Alleyways Market is back for its last Friday along the back lane of Elgin Avenue in the East Exchange District. As part of First Fridays, this market includes local businesses, artisans in a relaxed and fun atmosphere that celebrates Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

Fill your country cup with some gospel

Silver Stream Gospel Fest

September 1 to 3
Quarry Oaks Road, Giroux

If you like your gospel with a bit of country with a touch of bluegrass, then the 19th annual Silver Street Gospel Music Festival in Giroux is where you need to be this weekend. There will be lots of eats, drinks and music to go around all weekend long.

Let the beauty of a night sky capture you

Dark Sky Weekend Riding Mountain

September 1 to 3
Riding Mountain National Park

Fall under the spell of the country skies in Riding Mountain National Park this weekend during the Dark Sky Photography Workshop. No matter your level or interest, the beauty of the night sky will capture you.

Stomp it out at a festival

Asham Stompers

September 1 to 3
Reedy Creek, Kinosota

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!

Revisit prehistoric times

World's Giant Dinosaurs at Manitoba Museum

September 1 to 4
Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

Head to the Manitoba Museum’s newly renovated Alloway Hall for the final weekend weekend of the World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit. This exhibit features a collection of some of the largest dinosaurs ever with fossils, casts, videos and robotics to help you envision just what a world filled with dinosaurs looked like.

Go fish, ladies

September 2
Lake Manitoba Narrows

Ladies, it’s all about you this weekend when the 8th annual Lake Manitoba Narrows Game and Fish Association Ladies Fishing Derby rolls around. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the action. You can also conveniently register online.

Catch an art Wave

September 2 & 3
Various locations, Gimli

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

Live dangerously on the Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog Central

September 2 & 3
Prairie Dog Central, Winnipeg

Climb aboard the Prairie Dog Central for a journey like no other. This weekend you’re your pick of The Great Train Robbery takes you on a dangerous ride with some brazen cowboys and gals sighted along the way as the steam locomotive attempts a trip to Grosse Isle. Passengers also get the chance to explore the beautifully restored Heritage Village and indulge in a few treats, followed by live music by the Audayo Brothers.

Go on a canoe adventure

Oak Hammock Marsh

September 2 to 4
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Stonewall

Travel voyageur-style through the marshes of Oak Hammock this Labour Day weekend on a guided canoe adventure. There will be games, crafts, face painting and even a horse-drawn wagon ride.

Feast on a corn supper

Fall feasts in Manitoba

September 3
Eriksdale Recreation Centre, Eriksdale

Get ready for a supper of corn and all the yummy things that go along with it. The Eriksdale Community Club will be hosting its corn supper and old time dance for one night only.

…or a Ukranian one

September 3
Gardenton Park, Gardenton

When was the last time you feasted on a sumptuous Ukranian meal? Well, Gardenton Park and Museum is offering the chance to do just that with its fall supper. Get ready for a feast of perogies, chicken, cabbage rolls and more.