When it comes to our province, there’s always so much going on that we really can’t help but highlight as much as we can of what Manitoba has on offer. This week is no different. We offer no set terms or conditions. Rather, we offer a few ideas to stoke your imagination to get you out and about and on your way to discovery. Here’s what’s hot in Manitoba.
Head to the Carman Country Fair
July 12 to 14
Town of Carman
Make sure to add the Carman Country Fair to your summer itinerary! With midway rides, food booths, motor sports shows, fireworks, livestock shows, children’s activities and an outstanding array of free live entertainment, the fair offers a fun experience for the whole family.
Spend summer with the Impressionists
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Visit the WAG and experience this summer’s blockbuster exhibition, featuring work by key Impressionist artists, including Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Renoir, and many more.
Celebrate Bulrushes’ fourth year and new digs
Bulrushes Gallery, Winnipeg Beach
The 2018 season is Bulrushes’ fourth year and many exciting changes are taking place with new artists joining the gallery and stunning, handcrafted jewelry by Cathy Sutton and pottery by Colleen Chamberlin. Stop by Bulrushes Gallery and see all that’s happening.
Go on a canoeing adventure
July 9 to 13
Whiteshell Provincial Park
Nature Manitoba is teaching you how to live off the land and get in touch with nature. This week, hit Whiteshell Provincial Park and Mantario Lake on a canoe adventure and experience what wilderness living is all about.
Get some musical inspiration
Princess Park, Brandon
Pack your lawn chair, grab a blanket, and head to the heart of Brandon for an evening of music in Princess Park. This week’s performance features Shameless Folk.
Break up at a Rainbow Stage musical
July 10 and 11
Kildonan Park, Winnipeg
It’s summertime and summertime in Kildonan Park equals Rainbow Stage theatricals. This week, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, the musical will be previewed for two nights and it’s a good opportunity to not only see the performance but also to see what goes on behind the scenes.
Watch a spectacular air show
Flin Flon Airport
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are making an appearance for the summer in Flin Flon. Bring a chair or blanked along for the Flin Flon Air Show and see for yourself what this exciting spectacle is all about.
Get cozy at a community fest
July 12 to 15
Buffalo Point Resort, Buffalo Point
If you’re on the market for a fun community festival, then look no further Buffalo Point. There will be activities, games, and entertainment for all ages, a vintage car show, cultural dancers, fireworks, music, and much more.
Have frog folly in St. Pierre Jolys
July 12 to 14
various venues, St. Pierre Jolys
St. Pierre Jolys’ Frog Follies is back again this year. Enjoy a fun family day in this picturesque town with a slo-pitch tournament, a parade and performances by local artists, and, of course, the well-loved frog-jumping championship.
Listen to campfire stories at sunset
Lower Fort Garry, Saint Andrews
Lower Fort Garry is bringing campfires and sunset stories to your Friday nights. This Friday, take the family along to the Fort for an evening of music, stories, and games as you sit fireside.
Have a rockin’ time in Lockport
July 13 and 14
Half Moon Drive In, Lockport
Half Moon Drive In is celebrating 80 years with its Rockin on The Red! On July 13 and 14 take the kids to Lockport for a free weekend of magicians, face painting, and inflatable rides. There will also be a petting zoo and an evening full of live entertainment.
Hit a fair and rodeo
July 13 to 15
Selkirk Park, Selkirk
Selkirk’s Triple S Fair & Rodeo won’t be too far away if you’re already in the Interlake region for the weekend. This is another great family event.
Dine at Watersong
Watersong Farms, Warren
Watersong Farms is hosting its second annual chef and farmer dinner this Saturday. You can look forward to a five-course gourmet meal and an evening on sipping, savouring and socializing.
Celebrate Ukrainian culture in Gardenton
Gardenton Park and Museum, Gardenton
Celebration Ukrainian heritage in Gardenton this weekend. Sing, dance or just sit back and be entertained as Ukrainian performers demonstrate what their culture is all about. There will also be lots of traditional Ukrainian fare to enjoy and games and activities for the kids.
Experience Hawaiian cuisine in Morden
Bella’s Castle, Morden
If you can’t make it to Hawaii, then let Hawaii come to you. Bella’s Castle will be hosting its well-loved international dinner night, with this week’s dinner featuring some of the best in Hawaiian cuisine. There will also be live entertainment and a yummy dessert served.
Enjoy a musical Sunday
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
Assiniboine Park is the perfect stop on any day, but especially on a Sunday afternoon. Make a day of it with an afternoon evening stroll. Stick around the park and head over to the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden for a performance by Kasey Kurtz. On Sunday evening, make your way to the Lyric Theatre for Folklorama in the Park featuring Rockalypso and El León.
Let the sounds of summer in
Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg
Make your summer a Summer of Sound at Assiniboia Downs this weekend. One of central Canada’s largest festivals is back and with performances from some of electronic music’s best.