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.

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Laugh at a Manitoba Opera production

Manitoba Opera The Barber of Seville

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

the Royal Canadian Mint dinosaur-themed photo booth

March 30
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

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

Festival of Fools

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

Children's Museum Slide

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

Kids at FortWhyte Alive

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

Oak Hammock Marsh Wetland creature

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

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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

tensions - Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba Brandon

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

Monarch butterfly generic image

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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
WAG, Winnipeg

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

Arctic Cat sneak peek

March 27
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

Prairie Theatre Exchange - Finding Wolastoq Voice

March 27
Langside Grocery, Winnipeg
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg

Grab a friend a head to Langside Grocery as it serves up a special three-choice menu with beer or wine, along with a ticket to see Finding Wolastoq Voice at 7:30 p.m. at Prairie Theatre Exchange.

Enroll your kids in a workshop

West End Cultural Centre - Free Musical Theatre Workshop

March 27
WECC, Winnipeg

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

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

March 28 and 29
WAG, Winnipeg

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

Manitoba Orchid Society

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

Photographer Hugh Conacher Antarctica image

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 Annual Slush Cup

March 31
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.