Events Listings in ManitobaIt’s officially fall. Summer, we bid you a fine farewell until next year. And with chillier days ahead and the change in season, there’s also a shift in the atmosphere with events in abundance. So, while it may be tempting to curl up at home with a yummy warm treat and a good book, we encourage you get out at least for an event or two. We’ve put together some compelling options; take a look at this week’s listing for what’s hot in Manitoba.

Visit us at The Forks!

Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre at The Forks

September 25 to October 1
The Forks, Winnipeg
Children’s Museum, Winnipeg

You’re invited to stop by our Visitor Information Centre to celebrate Culture Days and Nuit Blanche with us. Artist Warren Carther’s glasswork will be on display, while the VIC becomes a Nuit Blanche stop for the evening. And now that you’re already planning that visit to The Forks, why not bring the kids along for their own Mini Nuit Blanche at the Children’s Museum on Saturday!

Forget about sleep for one night

September 30
various venues, Winnipeg

And since we’re on the topic of Nuit Blanche, we’re pretty sure you can guess what’s next? The pièce de resistance: Nuit Blanche. Who needs sleep when there’s so much to explore and celebrate in the world of contemporary art throughout the city? For the details of what’s happening and where, click here.

Feast on a literary buffet

THIN AIR Winnipeg International Writers Festival

September 25 to 30
various venues, Winnipeg

The THIN AIR Winnipeg International Writers Festival is back! If you’re on the lookout for a literary buffet of writers from Manitoba and elsewhere, this is the place to be. This festival is geared towards adults and children with events at various venues and times for the choosing.

Experience FortWhyte Alive

September 25 to October 1
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Not sure where to spend your free time, or what to do with it? FortWhyte Alive has a full week of activities and we’re pretty sure that one of them will suit your fancy.

Take a guided river boat tour

Fall at the Forks

Splash Dash boat tour

September 25 to October 1
The Forks, Winnipeg

With summer just ended, there isn’t a great deal of time left to get out onto the water…at least not in its current flowing state. If you’re looking for ideas, Splash Dash River Boat Tour offers a scenic and informative 30-minute ride. No need to rush out the house for a specific time as these tours leave The Forks harbour every 15 minutes from 10 a.m., seven days a week. The season ends on October 15.

Get enthralled by a cellist

Cellist Ariel Barnes

September 26
Westminster United Church, Winnipeg

For one night only, cellist Ariel Barnes is set to enthrall his audience at Westminster United Church. Join the two-time Western Canadian Music Awards winner and Juno nominee as he makes his stop in Winnipeg with a performance of Haydn’s first Cello Concerto and Mozart’s 29th Symphony.

Have a jazz-filled evening

mardi jazz pianist Mark Harrel

September 26
Centre culturel franco-manitobain, St. Boniface

Mark Harrell can claim quite a few titles to his name, including recording artist, master performer and composer. But for this Tuesday’s third installment of mardi jazz, the legend will be wearing his pianist hat, an experience no jazz lover will want to miss.

Fill up on laughter

September 26 to 30
Rumor’s Comedy Club, Winnipeg

Winnipeg comedian Jordan Welwood is no stranger to the comedy stage and has even opened for some of the big names in the business. This Tuesday and Wednesday night, however, it’s all eyes on Welwood. The rest of the week belongs to actor and comedian Dan Soder, known for his role in the hit show Billions.

Take a plunge into the paranormal

Historic Vaughan Street Jail

Historic Vaughan Street Jail

September 27 & 28
begins at Via Rail, Winnipeg

Equally fascinated by and fearful of ghoulish ghosts? Join Heartland Travel for a foray into the paranormal on the Talking to the Dead Bus Tour where you’ll also discover some interesting historical details about Winnipeg. This tour starts inside the Via Rail Train.

Take in a theme-filled evening with RWB

September 27 to October 1
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg

The Royal Winning Ballet is back for another enchanting season with The Princess and the Goblin being the first in its lineup. This tale touches on all the heart-warming themes that make for an amazing story of courage, forgiveness, humility and humour.

Listen to an inspiring speech

Dr. Jane Goodall

September 28 & 29
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
Burton Cummings Theatre

Dr. Jane Goodall is known the world over for her commitment to human rights and her extensive research and passion for primates. For two nights, Dr. Goodall brings her wealth of experience and profound insights to the stages of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Burton Cummings Theatre.

Fill up on your folk

September 28 & 29
West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg

How do you like your folk music? A little bit country? With smidgens of soul? The West End Cultural Centre is serving up the best of both worlds this Thursday night with performances by Slow Leaves and Carly Dow. The following night, AHI and Marisolle Negash will follow up with equally enchanting performances of their own.

Get some photography tips


September 28
Gaynor Family Regional Library, Selkirk

If you have an eye for photography, then fall might be the perfect place to get your start. The Gaynor Family Regional Library will be hosting a fall photography class. What’s even better? It’s free.

Head to a brand new film festival

Transcona Short Film Festival

September 29
Centennial Square, Transcona

The Transcona Museum is launching its first festival in honour of Canada 150. The Transcona Short Film Festival welcomes filmmakers of all ages, Transcona residents, and people who love Transcona to participate in this new and exciting opportunity.

Take a weekend cruise

Brandon & Area Car Enthusiasts

September 29
CRFY Radio parking lot, Portage la Prairie

If vintage cars, trusty old trucks and old-school motorcycles are your kind of thing, then travel down memory lane this weekend cruise for Portage la Prairie’s Cruisin’ the PLAP.

Wear your Wheat Kings heart on your sleeve

Brandon Wheat Kings

September 29 & 30
Westman Place, Brandon

If you’re a Brandon Wheat Kings die-hard, Westman Place will also be a hub of action this weekend. So, get your game face on, wear your heart on your hockey sleeve, and don’t miss your chance to cheer along your favourite hometown heroes.

Reel in a Red River trophy

Photo courtesy Pawistik Lodge

Photo courtesy of Pawistik Lodge

September 30
Red River, Selkirk

Love a good game of fishing? Then pick your partner and head to Selkirk for the Red River Walleye Masters Cup. The event kicks off early, so don’t miss your chance to reel in what could be your trophy catch.

Drop everything and pick up a quilt

September 30
Metis Hall, The Pas

Quilt lovers, drop everything you’re doing and head to The Pas for its Quilt Show. This year’s event takes place at the Metis Hall, Club Side and is only on for one day.

Discover art on a bike ride

Dauphin Yardfringe

September 30
Various locations, Dauphin

Head to Dauphin for an interactive evening of biking from yard to yard in celebration of culture and community. Dauphin Yardfringe begins at Watson Art Centre and takes off from there.

Celebrate Culture Days

Pembina Threshermen’s Museum

September 30
Pembina Threshermen’s Museum, Winkler/Morden

Grab the chance to explore Pembina Threshermen’s Museum one last time in celebration of Culture Days and before it closes for the season. Admission is free for all.

Hit a mega train show

September 30 to October 1
Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg

Train enthusiasts, this weekend is all about you! The Manitoba Mega Train Show 2017 is on for two days at the Red River Exhibition Park with 17,000 sq. ft. of model train exhibits.

Learn a little about Vimy Ridge history

October 1
Camp Hughes National Historic Site, Carberry

Commemorate the Centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at Camp Hughes National Historic Site and gain an appreciation of what the lives of the soldiers who helped capture Vimy Ridge was like at the time and how their actions have impacted history.

Witness the fall migration

Oak Hammock Migration Festival

October 1
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall

With the change in season also comes the exodus of Manitoba’s beloved birds. Head to Oak Hammock Marsh this weekend to experience migration during its Migration Festival. There will also be lots of activities for the entire family.