Are you going to be stuck in the city this summer? We know it can be a drag being at home in the hot weather, especially when your coworkers and friends are talking about all their vacation plans. We also know that Winnipeg has a bad rep as a city, but we are here to show you that it’s not so bad after all, and to do that we have created a list of summer activities for you to enjoy these warm months.
The Canada Games are taking place here in Winnipeg from July 28th to August 13th. Pick up some tickets to watch your favourite sport, or volunteer there this summer to get a first hand experience to all the action.
Created in honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the WAG has teamed up with local artists to create a mobile art show, with 3 different shipping containers moving across Canada. All 3 containers will end their voyage here in Winnipeg, so be sure to make it out to see the Canadian artwork, as well as the events being hosted for you to participate in throughout the summer.
Learn about North America’s largest mammal, and experience the bison on a safari at FortWhyte Alive. These safaris occur multiple times weekly, and continue from the beginning of July, to the end of August.
6 000 Years in 60 Minutes
Learn all about the history of Winnipeg, at the heart of Winnipeg; the Forks. A tour occurring everyday this summer, and into early September will allow you to understand the history of your City, take an afternoon and dedicate the time to learning about this amazing City, and how we got to where we are today. Enjoy the tour at no cost all summer long.
St. Norbert Farmers Market
This is one of the best farmers markets I have been to, full of local handcrafted artisans, fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, and so much more. Take a Saturday morning to stroll through all the vendors, or enjoy a quieter scene on Wednesday mornings.
Corydon Avenue B.I.Z.
Every Friday and Saturday evening this summer you can enjoy live local music on Cockburn Street. Grab a dance partner and hit the town for a fun (and free!) date night.
Experience dozens of cultures through dance, cuisine, and live shows this summer from August 6th to 19th. Enjoy the free kick off to Folklorama on July 29th, which has children activities, cultural demonstrations, and a beer and wine area.
Jazz at Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
Every Sunday this summer enjoy free live jazz entertainment at Assiniboine Park. Starting at 3 pm, each show is an hour, and each week there is a new jazz artist.
Winnipeg Night Market
Over July 21st – 22nd enjoy a night market at the Red River Exhibiton Park. Admission id $5,00 per person for the entire weekend. The market is filled with local artisians, fresh cuisine, and more. Spend the evening out, and support local individuals and their community.
Winnipeg Fringe Festival
From July 19th to 30th enjoy daily performances in comedy, dance, improv, and more! At the Old Market Square there will be non-stop entertainment (that is free!) at the Outdoor Stage, and tickets for other shows located at various venues can be purchased in advance, or at the door.