Top Events Canada TOP 15 EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN MANITOBA


The province of Manitoba offers a wealth of popular events and festivals every year.

15 top events and festivals taking place in Manitoba include the Winnipeg Wine Festival, one of the largest and most respected wine festivals in the country, Dauphin’s Countryfest in Dauphin, Canada’s longest running country music festival, and the Folklorama Festival in Winnipeg, the largest and longest-running multi-cultural festival in the world.










Festival du Voyageur
end February
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

The 10-day Festival du Voyageur event celebrates Canada’s fur trading history, winter, all things French-Canadian, and the “voyageurs” who worked for the fur trading companies. Affectionately referred to as the “World’s Largest Kitchen Party”, the Festival du Voyageur offers a wide variety of historical and educating activities, exhibits, arts and crafts and entertainment.

Click here for more details about the Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg or visit the official web site at http://festivalvoyageur.mb.ca/



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Festival du Voyageur is one of the Top 20 events in the whole of Canada







Winnipeg Wine Festival
late April – early May
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaJust one of the top 15 events and festivals in Manitoba invites the public to sample over 515 wines from 134 wineries at the Winnipeg Wine Festival, with the week of events place place across multiple venues in Winnipeg including the chance to enjoy a wide range of more than 520 wines from over 130 different wineries and different countries as well as all over Canada. Much of this selection of wines is exclusive to the festival and virgin to the region of Manitoba. Now in its 12th year, the Winnipeg Wine Festival has grown to be one of the largest and most respected wine festivals in the country and comes complete with a rage of fun events as well as the ever popular Gala Dinner & Auction.

For more information about the Winnipeg Wine Festival visit:
http://www.winnipegwinefestival.com/







Pride Winnipeg
late May
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Gay Pride in CanadaWith a tentative beginning in a very different time in 1987, the then one-day event has now evolved into one of the largest celebrations of LGBTTQ culture between Toronto and Vancouver. The Pride Winnipeg festival now attracts over 30,000 people for 10 days of fun filled with all sorts of events including PULP! the official pride Winnipeg dance party, and many more events in support of gay pride and confidence.

For more information about Pride Winnipeg visit:
http://www.pridewinnipeg.com







Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
mid June
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Jazz FestivalsA popular ten day event since 1989 attracting jazz lovers from all over the world, the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival is now Winnipeg’s largest downtown music festival starting off with four days of free programming in the city’s historic Old Market Square, followed by six days of concerts in downtown theaters and clubs.

For more information about the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival visit:
http://jazzwinnipeg.com/







Manitoba Highland Gathering
mid June
Selkirk, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Canada Scottish Highland GamesA Selkirk tradition for over 44 years, the Manitoba Highland Gathering is a celebration of Scottish heritage with a highland dance competition, heavy games competition and the Piping and Drumming competition, heavy games of brawn, sheep shearing and herding, canoe and kayak races, clan booths, a Scottish market, massed bands and even a Scottish pub.

For more information about the Manitoba Highland Gathering visit the official web site at:
http://www.manitobahighlandgathering.org







Red River Exhibition
10 days - mid to end June
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

One of Winnipeg’s most popular annual events, and universally recognized as one of the top 15 events and festivals in Manitoba Canada, the Red River Exhibition, also known as Ex for short, is the largest annual fair in Manitoba, offering something for everyone, from thrill rides and games, a human cannonball, high-wire aerialists and a street circus, and a midway, to food vendors, music and comedy performances, contests, competitions, and more.

Click here for more details about the Red River Exhibition or visit the official web site at www.redriverex.com







Dauphin’s Countryfest
late June
Dauphin, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Country MusicCanada’s longest running country music festival, and winner of two Manitoba Tourism Awards, Dauphin’s Countryfest features country music from some of the hottest stars in the business including Tim McGraw, Terri Clark, Travis Tritt, Lorrie Morgan, Keith Urban, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and CMT Award nominee Toby Keith.

Click here for more information about the Dauphin’s Countryfest
or visit the official web site at:
www.countryfest.ca/







Canada Day at the Forks
1 July
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsRecognized as a Canada Day event not to be missed, Canada Day at the Forks, Winnipeg’s meeting place nestled in the heart of downtown features a host of family friendly activities including a children’s museum where some can create crafts or play their favorite (larger-than-life-sized) board games, and enjoy the antics of clowns, big games, buskers, crafts and more. Entertainment for all members of the family on three stages includes rousing performances by the highly respected Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra joining forces in the lead-up to a captivating fireworks display.

For more information about Canada Day at the Forks visit:
http://www.theforks.com/events/signature-events/canada-day-at-the-forks







Celebrate Canada Day • Célébrez le jour du Canada in Boissevain
1 July
Boissevain, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Canada Day CelebrationsThis Canada Day celebration event has everything from a show & shine car show, an art show and the very popular Lions Canada Day Parade in the late afternoon, as well as the children’s carnival with Playworld Fun Bouncers. The spectacular fireworks display at dusk completes the celebrations.

For more information about the Boissevain Canada Day Celebrations visit:
http://www.boissevain.ca/events/canadadayparty.htm







Winnipeg Folk Festival
early July
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Folk FestivalsWith a reputation across the country for being one of the best festivals of its kind, and for showcasing some of the hottest acts, both established and up-and-coming, the outdoor Winnipeg Folk Fest takes place in July and attracts tens of thousands of festival-goers to Birds Hill Provincial Park in Winnipeg. For over 41 years, the Winnipeg Folk Fest has welcomed more than 250 talented musicians in all genres including blues, Celtic, world and bluegrass music and was recently called “One of the Top Ten music festivals in the world” by Delta Sky Magazine. During the day the artists perform and jam with each other on seven stages around the festival site, exchanging personal anecdotes and unique talent. In the evening, the Main Stage becomes the focal point with an eclectic assortment of folk music from around the world set against the backdrop of the prairies.

Click here for more details about the Winnipeg Folk Festival or visit the official web site at www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/



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The Winnipeg Folk Festival is one of the Top 20 events in the whole of Canada








Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
mid July
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – Fringe TheatreMore than two decades old, and the second-largest event of its kind in North America, the annual Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival showcases 12 days of original, live theatre productions attracting more than 85,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy over 150 indoor events along with all the ever popular acts on the outdoor stage in Winnipeg's historic Exchange District.

For more information about the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/Manitoba-MB-Winnipeg-Fringe-Theatre-Festival.html
or visit the official web site a:
http://www.winnipegfringe.com/







Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition
mid July
Morris, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada RodeosKnown as the “Big M”, the 4-day Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition in Morris, Manitoba, the province known as the capital of Canadian rodeo, is the only rodeo in Manitoba that features on the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association circuit. Attracting thousands each year, Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition features everything from “ride the hide” and a kids' pig scramble, thoroughbred and pony chuck wagon races, an agricultural fair, petting zoo, midway rides and country music concerts.

For more information about the Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition visit:
http://manitobastampede.ca/







Folklorama Festival
early August
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

The largest and longest-running multi-cultural festival in the world, the Folklorama Festival presents over 44 cultural pavilions where guests can sample ethnic food, meet traditionally costumed volunteers, enjoy lively cultural entertainment, interactive fun and learn about cultures and countries from around the world. Folklorama attracts close to half a million visitors each year.

Click here for details about the Folklorama Festival in Winnipeg or visit the official web site at www.folklorama.ca/



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Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
Islendingadagurinn

first long weekend in August
Gimli, Manitoba (MB)

The second oldest ethnic gathering in Canada, the Islendingadagurinn Icelandic Festival takes place in Gimli, the largest Icelandic community outside Iceland and includes a midway, beach volleyball, Amma’s kitchen, folk festival, fine art show, sandcastle building contest, New Iceland historic and cultural exhibits, traditional program, and a parade

For more information about the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba visit the official web site at www.icelandicfestival.com/







Manito Ahbee Festival
mid September
Winnipeg, Manitoba (MB)

Top Events Canada – vals Powwowr or Pow Wow EventsOne of the largest in Pow Wows in North America, the Manito Ahbee Festival in Manitoba is an increasingly popular celebration of Aboriginal culture highlighting the talents, gifts and abilities of Aboriginal artists from all nations and comes complete with traditional and contemporary styles of dance, dancing contests, drumming competitions and singing.

For more information about the International Pow Wow in Winnipeg visit:
http://www.manitoahbee.com








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