Events Listings in ManitobaWhile we never want to be the bearer of bad news, we figured that it was best to let you know that the spring showers aren’t quite over yet. But we do have some good news! The first day of summer just happens to fall on Wednesday! So welcome the showers we should if they are any indication that our summer will be a brilliantly colourful and vibrantly green one. With that said, if you haven’t yet been hitting the outdoors hard, or experiencing the joys of the season, we have a few great events that we hope will inspire you to finally take the plunge!

Here’s what’s hot.

Bike to work this week

Bike Week

June 19 to 23
Across Winnipeg

If you haven’t as yet, it’s time to pull those bikes out of the garage and dust-filled corners! Clean them up, put some air in those tires and get riding to work! This week is Bike to Work Week  – and we’re guessing that once you get into the groove of it, it will come naturally…like riding a bike! If riding to work isn’t quite your cup of tea, then a leisurely ride might be the next best thing. Check out White Pine Bicycle Co. at The Forks for a rental.

Do a jitterbug to a jive

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival Facebook page

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival Facebook page

June 19 to 25
Various venues, Winnipeg

It may already be 28 years, but the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival is still jiving on. For the chance to jitterbug your way through some of the province’s best talents, national and international artists, choose your event and make your way downtown.

Tombez en amour with French music

June 24
The Forks

Le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques and its partners invite you to the first Constellation Francophone, which brings together francophone and Indigenous artists at The Forks Market.

Celebrate Aboriginal Day and Métis culture

June 21 marks National Aboriginal Day and celebrate we must! From FortWhyte Alive to The Forks, you’ve got enough choices available to commemorate the day.

June 21
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Take a guided historical walk through FortWhyte Alive and learn all about the contribution of the First Nations, Métis Inuit people.

June 21
The Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg

Celebrations Village is where it all begins for National Aboriginal Day. APTN Aboriginal Day Live will be hosting an event-packed day of free and fun activities, which will also be broadcast live.

Head to Thompson for Nickel Days

June 22 to 25
Vale Regional Community Centre, Thompson

Thompson’s annual Nickel Days Festival kicks off on Thursday with booths, mouth-watering food options, a parade, dance party, and a talent show.

Moonlight Madness in Riding Mountain

moonlight madness Riding Mountain

June 24
Riding Mountain National Park, Wasagaming

Don’t let the sun set on your Saturday! Keep the celebration going at the Moonlight Madness in Riding Mountain National Park. There will be cultural performances, live music, dancing and entertainment.

Attend a DIY Festival

DIY Homesteader Facebook page

DIY Homesteader Facebook page

June 24
Teulon Rockwood Green Acres Park, Teulon

If you love DIYs or the idea of them, then you’ll love the DIY Homesteader Festival! Learn more about sustainable lifestyles and network with farmers, producers, artisans and crafters who can help you take the next step to your first DIY!

Canoe along the Seine


June 24 & 25

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.

Discover the history of The Forks

Parks Canada walking tour of The Forks.

Parks Canada walking tour of The Forks.

June 24 & 25
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 on a journey with a Parks Canada interpreter and learn all about the colourful characters on a walking tour of The Forks.

Get some musical inspiration

Kenzie Jane to perform at Cityplace Outdoor Terrace

Kenzie Jane to perform at Cityplace Outdoor Terrace

Music in the Park - Brandon

Music in the Park in Brandon

Downtown Concert New Series
June 20
Cityplace Terrace, Winnipeg

Undecided about lunch? We’ve got the perfect noontime fare of RnB, jazz and folk all mixed in to a performance by Kenzie Jane at the Cityplace Outdoor Terrace.

Music in the Park
June 20
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.

Lakeside Live
June 21
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Get ready for a magical evening of music lakeside at FortWhyte Alive when faculty and students from the Canadian Mennonite University will perform a variety of themed music.

Folk Fest @ 510
June 23
City Hall, Winnipeg

We’ve got another great concert series happening in the city, this one by Folk Fest @ 510. The Winnipeg Folk Festival in collaboration with City Hall are hosting this new summer series every Friday.

Corydon Avenue B.I.Z.
June 23, 24
Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg

Put your dancing shoes on and make your way to Corydon Avenue B.I.Z. this Friday and Saturday for performances from The Biivvers and Cold Hard Cash.

Cruise city streets, or take in a car show

Brandon & Area Car Enthusiasts

If vintage cars, trusty old trucks and old-school motorcycles are your kind of thing, then you’ve got at least three opportunities to travel down memory lane, be it on a cruise or at a car show in Portage la Prairie, Carman and Winnipeg.

Cruisin’ the PLAP
June 23
CFRY Radio parking lot, Portage la Prairie

Spend your Friday cruising the streets of Portage la Prairie for its Cruisin’ the PLAP evening.

Carman car shows
June 23 to 25
King’s Park, Carman

Carman’s 5th Annual Show in the Park Car takes place under the trees of the beautiful King’s Park on Sunday, while the Bison Classic Motorcycle Rally opens on Friday.

Cruising in Winnipeg
June 25
Pony Corral Grant Park, Winnipeg
Tavern United, Winnipeg

Take your pick of two cruise nights in Winnipeg. Cruisin’ the Peg rides out from Tavern United, while Sunday Cruise Nights continue at Pony Corral in Grant Park.

Fancy a fair or a festival?!

Because if you do fancy either, we’ve got a few, one of which we’re certain will meet and even exceed your expectations!

Summer Blast & Fair Days
June 23 & 24
Killarney Agricultural Grounds, Killarney

The Summer Blast & Fair Days is a great chance for some family fun with the chuck wagon and chariot races, a variety of floats, and the ever-popular pig scramble and mutton busting. There will also be a live band and beer garden.

Bothwell Summer Fair
June 23 to 25
Rec Centre, New Bothwell

The Bothwell Summer Fair promises a mix of family entertainment and great food, and church in the park on Sunday.

MacGregor Fair
June 24
ACU Normac Community Centre and Fair Grounds, MacGregor

Pancake breakfast anyone? Or maybe you’re partial to a horse show? Either way the MacGregor Fair has a bit of both among other fun-filled activities for the family.

St. Jean-Baptiste Day
June 24 & 25
La Broquerie Arena & Ball Diamonds, La Broquerie

Don’t miss the village of La Broquerie’s celebration of French Canada’s biggest holiday, St. Jean-Baptiste with recreational activities, a special mass, a parade and much more.

51st annual Manitoba Highland Gathering
June 24 & 25
Legacy Park, East Selkirk

If you’re Scottish, or just curious about Scottish heritage, then you likely wouldn’t want to miss the 51st annual Manitoba Highland Gathering this weekend in East Selkirk.

Shop a market or two

The farmers’ markets are in full swing and here are a few great ones we think you should check out. For a full list of farmers’ markets across the province, visit our website.

June 21 & 24
St. Norbert, Winnipeg

Just in time for the first day of summer, shop the family friendly St. Norbert Outdoor Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, and chat with local farms and artisans while munching on baked treats on Saturday.

June 22
Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg

Get your pick of local produce, baked goods and treats, among lots of other goods at the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ farmers’ market.

June 22
Suncatch Park, Morden

The Morden & District Chamber of Commerce will host the Farmers’ Market in downtown Morden at Suncatch Park with vendors selling home-grown produce, fresh baking, locally raised meats, pasta, handmade soap, crafts, jewellery and much more!

June 23
Convenant Church Parking Lot, Minnedosa

Jams, jellies, honey, fresh baking… Just about every sweet treat you can think about, you’ll find at the Minnedosa Farmers’ Market.

June 24
Bronx Park Community Centre, Winnipeg

For those with a green thumb, or trying out gardening as a hobby, the Bronx Park Community Centre is the perfect place for bedding plants and leafy spring veggies.