Green leaves are growing back, the city is bubbling with activity, there are more jovial faces on the streets, and there is no need to layer up, because it is nice out! How about channeling all those summer vibes into a place poem or an ekphrastic poem?
While they do boast one local favourite as a headliner (Begonia), the co-artistic directors of Real Love Summer Fest are focusing on bringing “out-of-the-box artists” to the small festival in Teulon, Man.
Folklorama started in 1970 as a one-time celebration of Manitoba’s centennial and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The festival is known as the world’s largest and longest-running cultural festival.
Follow the Sun off the Grid Yoga Festival is in its third year of offering a one-day festival at Eternal Springs, just south of Lenore, Man.
The Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition, Manitoba’s only professional rodeo, has its roots in the town of Morris, Man.
The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is in its 32nd year, and Chuck McEwen, the festival producer, says they try to make the festival accessible and affordable to everyone in the community and visitors.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is now in its 46th year and features a variety of musical genres.
Ego Spank will play at Heart of the Nation.
Over the last year, I’ve been contemplating the distance between not drinking and being sober, and that gap shows up even more prominently when it comes to summer activities, especially festivals.
This year marks the 17th anniversary of the Flatlander’s Beer Festival, an event in support of the True North Youth Foundation.
The countdown for the 30th edition of the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival has already started. The six-day festival begins on June 18 with an event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).
For a weekly paper, when we’re putting together an issue that will be out in the world for a full three months, it’s a big deal! The scope is wide, and we have a lot to tell you.
With the arrival of summer, many Manitobans are gearing up to spend as much time as possible outdoors.
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.
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. 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.
While there's been no shortage of newer festivals joining the summer schedule, a few notable festivals have wound down in the last year.
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.
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 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!