Spring break is here. For some families, this means spending quality time with the kids, but it also means lots of planning. We’ve included a few fun events that hopefully make the job of planning a bit easier. See for yourself what’s hot in Manitoba.
Laugh at a Manitoba Opera production
April 6, 9 and 12
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!
It’s one laugh after another in this crazy tale of close shaves, disguises, and hilarious antics as Figaro the barber saves the day for two young lovers. The opera made famous by Bugs Bunny, The Barber of Seville is on for three shows next month! Fun for all ages.
Canada’s prehistoric past comes to life at the Royal Canadian Mint
Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg
Enjoy a free guided tour around the Royal Canadian Mint to discover how coins are made. While you’re there, be sure to step into the free dinosaur-themed photo booth, dig for fossils, interact with reptiles and collect the Canadian dinosaur coins before they become extinct.
Have home-grown fun at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
March 25 to 30
Keystone Centre, Brandon
The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is back for another year – and with it comes the best in agriculture, local food and equestrian competitions that the country has to offer. It is, in fact, the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and equestrian competition in Manitoba, where families return year after year to join in on the action.
Get foolish at a festival
March 23 to 29
The Forks Market, Winnipeg
The Festival of Fools is making its fun, foolish return to The Forks Market where kids will be treated to a spectacle of jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze acts and circus workshops, not to mention lots of laughs.
Pick an activity at the Children’s Museum
March 23 to 31
Children’s Museum, Winnipeg
Celebrate spring break at the Children’s Museum. All week long, there will be events to keep the kids entertained, active and creative.
Have an active Spring Break
March 25 to 29
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg
With Spring Break upon us, your kids may be bouncing off the walls, and so, a drop in to FortWhyte Alive may be in order. Take the whole family along for an active day outdoors.
Learn about wetlands and biodiversity
March 25 to 29
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall
Learn all about the unique ecosystem at Oak Hammock Marsh. There will be activities, movies, games and crafts.
Celebrate spring with a new play
continues this week
John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg
Rick Miller is back for the 2.0 of his multimedia hit BOOM with BOOM X. The one-man show will feature more than 100 characters over the period from Woodstock in 1969 to the early days of the internet in 1995. The latest Royal MTC production will mark the beginning of spring at the John Hirsch Mainstage.
Address tensions at an exhibit
March 25 to 30
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is featuring work of artist Amy Malbeuf, which focuses on the nuanced portrait of Métis familial ties. tensions is an exhibit of tarps, bison hide, caribou hair, rabbit fur, beading, bear grease, inheritance, and quiet resistance.
Track the path of the monarch
continues this week
New Iceland Heritage Museum Inc., Gimli
The New Iceland Heritage Museum Inc. has an exciting new exhibit, which focuses on the monarch butterfly. On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly features micro-photographic images and aerial photographs of the flight and journey of these winged creatures from Canada to Mexico.
Get crafty at the WAG
March 26 and 28
On March 26 and 28, join your kids for a DIY experience in arts and crafts for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Family Fusion events. The first day’s event requires a little bit of imagination, while the second day of beading will be all about soapstone carving.
Sneak a peak at new snowmobile models
Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg
Arctic Cat has been touring North America with its new Model Year 2020 line-up. Don’t miss the chance for a sneak peek into the power, precision and performance of the line-up and a first look at the new Riot 50/50 crossovers.
Dine and be entertained all in one night
Langside Grocery, Winnipeg
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg
Enroll your kids in a workshop
The West End Cultural Centre will be presenting a free musical theatre workshop for youth between the ages 11 to 14. If your kids have an interest in the arts, spring break is as good a time as any to get them involved.
Celebrate Cannes Lions creativity with an Encore
March 28 and 29
If you missed the Winnipeg premiere of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Cannes Lions International Festival, you have a couple other opportunities coming your way. Celebrate award-winning commercials and the creativity of those selected from over 35,000 entries around the globe.
Celebrate spring with some fresh blooms
March 29 to 31
Breezy Bend Country Club, Headingley
The Manitoba Orchid Society is welcoming is spring with a show and sale at the Breezy Bend Country Club.
See striking images of the Antarctic
ends March 30
Sam Waller Museum, The Pas
In the three weeks Hugh Conacher spent in the Antarctic, he captured over 10,000 images of mountains, ice, animals and rust. Some of Conacher’s best work is now on display at the Sam Waller Museum, but only for a few more days.
Make a final splash as Asessippi
Asessippi Ski Area and Resort, Inglis
Asessippi’s Annual Slush Cup event is winding down, but before it does, make your way to the resort for a last splash.