Published May 31, 2018
Here are our listings of over 100 festivals across Manitoba this summer!
There are a handful of words or turns of phrase that are unofficially banned from our lexicon at The Uniter.
Manitoba is home to a plethora of festivals, and choosing which ones to preview from a list of over 100 is a daunting task.
June 1 to 3 // The Winnipeg Underground Film Festival is back for its sixth year and promises exciting experiences for lovers of visual and performance art.
June 10 and August 12 // The Assiniboia Downs kickstarts the summer with a fun and exciting festival that offers a variety of food choices, kids' activities and a place to hang out with friends and family.
June 15 to 17 // Making Indigenous music accessible to Indigenous families is the goal for the first sākihiwē music festival.
June 23 and 24 // With its 52nd year approaching, the Manitoba Highland Gathering will be dressing up for this year's visitors.
While summer is, for many students, a time to save up for an eighth of a year's tuition (or five months rent) through the Federal Student Workers Program or Manitoba's Green Team program, for students with disabilities those living with mental illness and neurodivergent students, it is also a time of financial exclusion.
With the arrival of Winnipeg's famous muggy, warm weather, many ice cream enthusiasts are twitching to begin their summertime treks to their favourite ice cream shops.
July 6 to 7 // The go-karts speeding around the track for the St-Labre 200 may be a mix of cutting-edge and scrapyard builds, but they'll all have one thing in common: none of the karts will be more than 24 hours old
July 7 to 8 // It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a plane that flies like a bird. It's the Manitoba Airshow!
July 12 to 14 // The inaugural Frog Follies festival was marked by a (brief) royal visit in 1970. It was launched to celebrate St-Pierre-Jolys' francophone heritage, which is how the frogs came in.
July 28 to 29 // Cooks Creek is best known for its grotto, a provincial and national historic site. It looks like a fortress but has built caves on the inside.
While there's been no shortage of newer festivals joining the summer schedule, a few notable festivals have wound down in the last year.
Aug. 10 to 12 // Getting in touch with yourself can be a transformative experience. The I Am festival is dedicated to helping people achieve this goal.
Aug. 10 to 12 // Melita was dubbed the Banana Capital of Manitoba by Manitoba Agro-Meteorologists because it is usually the warmest spot in the province.
Aug. 15 to 19 // FIfty years ago, an innovative travel trailer was launched in Winnipeg. While Boler trailers are no longer manufactured, their design style - two moulded fibreglass shells fused along a centre line - has been adopted by over 40 companies since, and the travel lifestyle they birthed has amassed a cult following.
With the arrival of summer, many Manitobans are gearing up to spend as much time as possible outdoors.