The long weekend has come to a close and we certainly hope that you’ve had a fantastic one. Even though the temperatures are feeling a little cooler, the events scene in Manitoba is heating up and showing no signs of slowing down! Stick around to discover what’s hot in Manitoba.
Plan your next visit to APC
Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg
Fall in love with Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg’s premier destination for amazing animal encounters and family fun. Get close to hundreds of species including polar bears, tigers, red pandas and snow leopards. And don’t miss Xtreme BUGS!, a seasonal exhibit featuring 19 giant, animatronic bugs. Plan your visit today!
Get swept up in the Lights of the North
continues all week
Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg
Chinese culture is making a bold display at Red River Exhibition Park with the Lights of the North, a Chinese lantern festival. This expo, spread over 10 acres, features work from over 75 Chinese artisans and light artwork depicting Manitoba. Local and Chinese fare are also available on site.
Get your burger fill
C'est Le Burger Week! Manitobans never need an excuse to chow down (and we are fiercely loyal to the burger) so there is major buzz around this nation-wide culinary event that runs September 1-7. Over 115 local eateries are on board (more than any other Canadian city), concocting burgers than range from the simple and straightforward to straight-up ridiculous. Photo: Gates on Roblin G-Unit Burger
Enjoy live music at a street festival
Sherbrook Street between Wolseley and Westminster Avenue
Join into a celebration of the West Broadway neighbourhood at the Sherbrook Street Festival. The festival boasts two main stages (with great local acts like Big Loser and Dana Lee), a merchant village, beer garden and more!
Explore a beach before summer ends!
September 4 to 9
various venues, Manitoba
Summer is winding its way down into fall. If you haven’t hit the beach yet, you still have a few days of summer left. Looking for a different beach to explore? Check out one of these five.
Hit the festival of many
September 7 to 9
ManyFest, Downtown Winnipeg’s largest street festival draws the crowds to Broadway Avenue. Be part of the celebration and experience some of Winnipeg’s best food trucks in the Food Truck Wars, or quench your thirst at the wine and beer garden. Kids can enjoy a movie in the park and an engaging Kids Zone. There will be free entertainment all weekend from amazing talents.
Attend a seriously playful exhibit
September 4 to 8
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is featuring works of artists that focus on the process of seeing how the human body moves through space. Eye of the Beholder is a seriously playful collection of diverse images by like-minded colleagues.
Hit First Fridays and an alleyway market
Exchange District, Winnipeg
Alleyways Market is having its last Friday along the back lane of Elgin Avenue in the East Exchange District. As part of First Fridays, this market includes local businesses and artisans in a relaxed, fun atmosphere that celebrates Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
Enjoy a concert and movie night
The Cube, Exchange District
School of Rock and the Exchange District are hosting Concert Movies at the Cube this Friday! This event will feature a screening of the Beastie Boys Awesome; I Shot that! with live opening local hip-hop group 3PEAT, DJ sets by Co-op and Hunnicutt. There will also be beer service from the Little Brown Jug Brewing Company.
Have sweet times in Manitou
September 7 and 8
Manitou is celebrating its 17th Annual Honey Garlic Maple Syrup Festival this Friday and Saturday, and is wooing visitors with music, at the Opera House and other great activities. Red Moon Road is set to perform for the event along with more entertainment planned for the kids. And of course, no festival is complete without the local food fare, farmer’s market and craft vendors.
Move to Motown music
September 7 and 8
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon
Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg
Legends of Motown is hitting the province on a two-stop tour. First in Brandon on Friday, and then on to Winnipeg the Saturday night. This 16-piece cast of singers and musicians will perform the music from the best of the best, including The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Martha and the Vandellas, among other favourites.
Double down at a festival
September 7 to 9
CPTC Grounds, Beausejour
The Beausejour-Brokenhead area’s Double B Agricultural Festival is back again for another exciting year of its semi-pro Manitoba High School rodeos. Kids can have their full of the petting zoo or parade, see antique tractors on display and take in the evening’s fireworks.
Have 12 burgers in Steinbach
begins September 8
various venues, Steinbach
Steinbach is getting in on the burger week action with its week-long Steinburger extravaganza! Burgers lovers, you can feast on the creations of 12 local restaurants with 12 signature burgers until September 14 and choose your favourite.
Set the night to music in Brandon
Princess Park, Brandon
Brandon is gearing up for Saturday nights Summer Lights Music Festival 2018. With a lineup of performers, including Valdy, Shari Ulrich, Red Moon Road, Del Barber, Leaf Rapids, Keiffer Mclean, The 204, and much, much, more you’re all set for a magical night in Princess Park.
Get dirty at a 5k
Roy H Johnston Arena, The Pas
The Kinsmen Club of The Pas is hosting the True North Tough Mud Run 2 this Saturday. The 5k run includes 15 obstacles and, of course, a little mud.
Get your Christmas shopping done at an artisan market
Morden Park, Morden
Local artisans are bringing their talents to Morden Park this Saturday. Fawn and Cub is an artisan-only market that features the creations of over 50 artisans from across Manitoba where you’re likely to find a few great gift ideas.
Let your inner geek out at Brandon Comic Con
September 8 and 9
Keystone Centre, Brandon
Whether you secretly love the villains, or wear your heart on your sleeve for the heroes, Comic Con is coming to Brandon and for an entire weekend, you are free to explore your passion for the world of comics and cosplay.
Take a beautiful bike ride
September 8 and 9
Parkland Recreational Complex, Dauphin
If you’re in search of breathtaking views while biking, look no further than Riding Mountain. This MS Ride begins Saturday in Dauphin at the Parkland Recreation Complex and ends in Clear Lake. Ride through the park and pause at the four rest stops along the route, where you can have lunch in the park, enjoy a complimentary massage and an evening dinner. On Sunday, wake up to a light breakfast and head down the mountain back into Dauphin.
Pan in Oak Hammock
Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall
For the mineral lovers, this Sunday is all about you at Oak Hammock Marsh. Learn all about the minerals and fossils you will find in our province. While you’re at it, you can try your hand at panning for gold!