36 Manitoba fests and the advice you need to make it through.
June 4-5 from 7-10 pm MTS Center $44.95
June 5-7 Gimli Motorsports Park $30 for weekend passes, $20 for one-day passes
June 6 Fraserwood, Mb Adult $97 (includes four workshops), dinner only $57, dinner & fest package $137. Children 0-6 free, reduced prices for ages 7-12.
June 7 Morden Park, Manitoba Ticket Price: $15
After a long winter (and several additional mini-winters) it’s that time again in Winnipeg…patio season.
June 4 - 7 The Forks Ticket Price: $11.35 per single ticket and $9.95 per ticket if you're buying more than four at a time
June 11 - 21 Exchange District, various venues Cube Events Free, Individual Shows $10-91, Passes $30-250
June 12-21 Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Ave $15 at the gate, plus midway tickets/passes ($10-55)
June 12-13 Niverville, Mb $25 early bird weekend pass, $15 for a Friday or Saturday day pass
June 5-14 Various venues in Winnipeg Mostly free, some ticketed events
July 12 & 13 Coronation Park FREE
June 20 The Forks Free!
July 4 - 9 Various churches around Winnipeg $20-25 per concert; $5-$10 for students; $30 for gala final concert
July 17-19 Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba Free to walk the festival grounds
Self-deprecation is a Winnipeg trademark. It’s engraved in the city’s character alongside polite small talk about how cold the winter was/is/will be and the quiet fear that one day, Jets fans will riot. Self-deprecation is also the reason that the phrase, “I really like Winnipeg!” comes with a tone of transgression, the careful cadence of an unpopular opinion.
Sex, drugs, and dressing up. Most people will agree that these are a huge part of music festivals, whether or not they choose to partake in them. Festivals, especially the ones people camp at, draw a huge party crowd of young adults willing to try new things and push their limits.
July 9- July 12 Bird's Hill Provincial Park Free for Children 12 & Under, Youth/Senior prices available. 4-day pass $215-235 ($250-310 with camping), day pass $63-83
July 10-12 Old Market Square less than $10
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July 15-26 The Exchange District and other locations $5.00 - $10.00
July 24-26 Brandon, Mb Weekend pass $64-80, day passes $40-45, camping pass $15-25
Every summer, rumours spread of drugged cookies being offered and headlines popup about assaults. People are groped while trying to enjoy their favourite band and lewd cat calls are made uninvitedto individuals just trying to beat the heat.
Festival season can mean many things to a lot of different people. Universally, it seems to promise good music, fun, and a forum in which you can test the waters by pushing your daily fashion in directions you normally wouldn’t. While for a lot of folks this might mean shirking the casual business attire in favour of a flow-y skirt or some rad shorteralls, some still unfortunately connote freedom and fashion with headdresses and bindis.
July 22-26 Box office is at The Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre. Screenings at various venues around Gimli. Single tickets are $10 apiece, beach screenings are free. Festival passes range from $55 to $100.
July 29-31, 2015 at 7PM nightly The Lyric Theatre, 55 Pavilion Crescent located in Assiniboine Park Free!
Summer is here and so is camping! I love camping so I was shocked that, while planning a weekend trip to Falcon Lake with some friends, only my boyfriend and I wanted to camp. Everyone else wanted to stay in a motel.
Ah, the festival season, it creeps upon us again. As we drain our bank accounts preparing for our excursions, remember that good experiences come with good preparation.
July 30 - Aug 3 Minnedosa, Manitoba Ticket Price: $60 for a day pass, $60 for a camping pass, $160 for a weekend pass, $240 for a deck pass.
July 31-Aug 2 Lac du Bonnet, Mb Early bird prices available. Gate price for the weekend: Adult $60, Youth $30. Nightly passes also available for Adult $20-25 and Youth $10-12.50. Free for kids 12 and under.
July 31 - August 2 Selo Ukraina in Dauphin, MB Passes range from $30 to $95
August 1 - 4 Steinbach, MB All-Day Family Pass $30 Adults $10 Children (ages 6-12) $4 (Ages 5 and under get in FREE)
July 31-August 3 Gimli, Manitoba Almost entirely free, with some capacity-based events at a cost
August 6-8 Great Woods Park, Highway 12N & 44, Beausejour $40-125
August 14 to 16 Stonewall, Manitoba Free
August 13th-16 2015 Various venues downtown Advanced full festival passes are $75, outdoor concerts at the Cube are free
Aug. 14 - 16 south of St. Malo, Manitoba on the Rosseau River
Aug. 14 - 16 The Forks Day Pass $65-99, Weekend $215 (adult) or $125 (youth/senior)
August 14 - 16 Kelwood, MB Ticket prices range from $31 for a Friday Day Pass to $186 for a Family Weekend Pass, which includes 2 adults and 2 children. Camping passes range from $12 - 42.
August 20 to 23 Beavercreek Park, Kerry, Manitoba Weekend passes $50 (only sold in the city). Day passes $20 (only sold at the festival gate).
Aug 18-22 Various neighborhoods, Air Canada building, St John’s Park, the Good Will. Free, except closing party at the Good Will ($10)
Aug 21-22 Shaw Park Prices TBA
Aug 22 Garden City Shopping Centre Free
August 21-23 Morden, MB Free
August 28-30 St Andrews, MB $15-50
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