Events Listings in ManitobaSummer in Manitoba is certainly shaping up to be an eventful one. Canada Games are here and so too are the festivals. This week, we have a few ideas to spark your imagination and get you out and enjoying every minute and everything that summer has yet to offer! Here’s what’s hot!

Hit a cabaret-style concert

Fire and Water Festival in Lac du Bonnet

August 4 to 6
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 a few family members, or a few of your best friends and head to the Fire and Water Festival in Lac du Bonnet. From the cabaret-style concerts and kids activities, to the outdoor stage events and the yummy food, there’s enough diversity and fun to go around for everyone.

Be on the lookout for Vikings

Icelandic Festival in Gimli

August 4 to 7
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!

Feast your way through culture

August 6 to 19
Various venues, Winnipeg

Where can you find lively music, great food, hearty laughter, rich culture and vibrant colours all under one roof? Well, 41 roofs if you’re counting. The point is that the countdown to Folklorama is finally 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.

Choose your Canada Games event of the week

2017 Canada Games

July 31 to Aug 13
Various venues, Winnipeg

Canada Games continues and you’ve got just one more week to experience all of this athletic energy coursing through the province! This week’s events include CanoeKayak, cycling, diving, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling.

Book a weekend getaway

July 31
Various venues

Can you believe that we’re already midway through summer?! Have you had at least one weekend getaway yet? Stumped for ideas? We’ve got a few for you. All you have to do is take your pick. There’s Evergreen Gate Bed and Breakfast where you’ll receive a warm welcome and a hearty breakfast, and all within a 30-minute-or-so drive from the city. Then there’s Lilac Resort which is the perfect fun spot for kids. Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more exotic like a Mongolian yurt? Yup! We’ve got those in Manitoba! Check out the Journey Home Artist Retreat. But if your dream is to feel like royalty then live that dream out for a night or two in Morden at Bella’s Castle Bed and Breakfast.

Discover Old St. Boniface

St. Boniface Cathedral in Winnipeg

July 31
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.

Let your taste buds explode on a dining experience

July 31 to Aug 6
Various locations

We’ve given you some great suggestions for dining spots to try throughout the province this summer. If you still haven’t got to any or all of these spots yet, here’s a little reminder that’s sure to get your taste buds ready for your next road trip.

Experience 6,000 years in 60 minutes

Parks Canada walking tour of The Forks.

Parks Canada walking tour of The Forks.

July 31 to Aug 6
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? Discover what fur trading life was like 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.

Shop a market or two

The local markets are in full swing and we’ve got a few suggestions for you. For a full list of farmers’ markets across the province, visit our website.

August 1 & 3

A.A. Steen Community Centre, Winnipeg: Wolseley Farmers’ Market

August 3

Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg: Downtown Farmers’ Market

Uptown Park, Deloraine: Deloraine Winchester Farmers’ Market

Suncatch Park, Morden: Morden Farmers’ Market

August 3 & 5

St. Norbert, Winnipeg: Le Marché St. Norbert

August 4

Green Oaks Gardens, Beausejour: Beausejour Farmers’ Market

Railway Park, Boissevain: Boissevain Farmers’ Market

August 5

Cypress River Resource Centre, Cypress River: Cypress River Farmers’ Market

August 6

Mallard Park, Petersfield: Petersfield Community Club’s Summer Market

Fill your Wednesdays with music

Mercredis en musique St. Boniface

August 2
La Maison des artistes Sculpture Garden, St. Boniface

Here’s a great way to break that mid-week monotony: a free summer concert in St. Boniface! Festival du Voyageur and Provencher Boulevard BIZ will be holding their joint Mercredis en musique summer concert series in Saint-Boniface where you can expect to find Provencher Boulevard abuzz with live music and appetizing cuisine from  neighbourhood restaurants.

Shop for brands and bargains

August 2
Sterling Lyon Parkway, Winnipeg

When was the last time you treated yourself to a something new? Well a mid-week shopping treat certainly seems in order and the city’s brand spanking new Outlet Collection mall brings some of the best in brands and bargains right to your doorstep!

Fish your way through Manitoba

August 3
Various venues

Manitoba has more lakes than there are days in the year. That means you’ve got more than enough places to angle your way to your next best trophy and one of Manitoba’s top five species.

Admire the architecture!

August 3
Various venues, Winnipeg

Throw caution to the wind a little and let your curiosity get the better of you on an architectural journey through Winnipeg. With some of the most intriguing architecture around, it costs nothing to make some new discoveries of your own.

Take a walking tour of the city’s public art

Law Courts, Justice

August 3
Various venues, Winnipeg

And while you’re in the midst of discovering the city’s architectural landmarks, be on the lookout for some of its amazing public art on display. You will be surprised by what you see!

Journey through time at Lower Fort Garry

August 3
St. Andrews

There are many ways to learn about Manitoba’s history. You can read a book, take a tour, or you can have an immersive experience. Lower Fort Garry offers the latter and it’s one experience you will never regret having.

Hit First Fridays and an alleyway market

Alleyways Market on First Fridays

August 4
Exchange District, Winnipeg

Alleyways Market is back again this 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.

Canoe along the Seine

Twin River Paddle

August 4

If you’ve never been canoeing but it’s one of those things that has been on your radar to try, Twin River Travel offers introductory short trips along the Red and Seine rivers. It’s the perfect opportunity to see the city from the water, while testing those waters with what could become your next best outdoor hobby.

Celebrate the Birth of a Nation

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

August 4 to 6
Royal Aviation Museum, Winnipeg

Pay tribute to the heroes of the Vimy Flight. The Birth of a Nation Tour is dedicated to the volunteer pilots and ground support who performed a commemorative flyover at the Vimy Ridge Memorial in Vimy, France. As the tour makes its way coast to coast, in celebration of Canada’s 150th, it makes a stop in Winnipeg, but only for a few days.

Take a guided river boat ride

Splash Dash Tour Boats at The Forks

August 5
The Forks, Winnipeg

There are lots of ways to get out on the water in Manitoba, but one great way is with a Splash Dash River Boat Tour. No need to rush out the house for a specific time as the tour leaves The Forks harbour every 15 minutes from 10 a.m., seven days a week. While you wait, enjoy a leisurely stroll around The Forks.

Do something daring

Tamara laughing in a kayak near the shore as Steven paddles up behind her.

August 5
1 to 1.5 hours from Winnipeg

We’ve got another great idea to help you to step outside your comfort zone. With some of the best rapids you’ll ever find, Prairie Whitewater will take you on an adventure of a lifetime and guide you through every step of the process if it’s your first time.

Stop by the Art Express’d container

Art Express'd

August 6
The Forks, Winnipeg

After its coast-to-coast adventure, Art Express’d has made its way back home to the heart of Winnipeg at The Forks. Celebrate Canada’s 150th and Canada’s artists with a visit and discover the unique geography, linguistic and cultural diversity of the nation’s deeply rooted history.

Have a musically harmonious Sunday

Musician Ray St. Germain at Lyric Theatre

Ray St. Germain Facebook page

August 6
Lyric Theatre, Winnipeg

Assiniboine Park is the perfect stop on any day but especially on a Sunday afternoon. This Sunday, however, once you’re done with your evening stroll, stick around the park, but head over to the Lyric Theatre for an evening of melodies, harmonies and music from Ray St. Germain.