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How To Keep Busy This Summer In Manitoba

Published on August 1, 2017   Tips Summer

August is upon us which usually means the count down until school starts again. With just over a month left before back to school there are still a lot of days to fill with activities and luckily our province has lots of options to fill your days. We compiled an extensive list of events going on around our province for the month of August.

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Canada Games Festival
When: July 29 - August 12
Where: Winnipeg

The festival will celebrate the many unique facets of Canadian culture by showcasing professional artist from across Canada. Each province and territory has been invited to join in creating an exciting festival atmosphere that will incorporate family-friendly activities and include an array of music along with Indigenous, francophone and cultural content from across Canada.

Fire and Water Music Festival
When: August 4 - 6
Where: Lac Du Bonnet

Fire & Water Music Festival is Manitoba’s fastest growing, family-friendly, summer festival featuring the best Manitoba has to offer in Music and Arts. Once a year, we celebrate musicians, visual artists, sideshow performers, dancers and artisans alike. Fire & Water offers four stages of music featuring independent Manitoba musicians; playing everything from Roots Country to Hard Rock, artist workshops, children’s programming and activities that is fun for all ages and so much more.

Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
When: August 4 - 7
Where: Gimli

Join us August long weekend for the 128th Annual Islendingadagurinn on August 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 2017. Visit the heart of New Iceland, Gimli, Manitoba - just 1 hour North of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and celebrate family, friends and Icelandic heritage and culture.

Canada's National Ukrainian Festival
When: August 4 - 6
Where: Dauphin

Bitaemo! The 52nd Annual Canada's National Ukrainian Festival takes place the August long weekend in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada, at the beautiful Selo Ukraina site situated at the edge of Riding Mountain National Park.

Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa
When: August 4 - 6
Where: Minnedosa

Rock Fans come from far and wide to enjoy great music, good friends and beautiful Lake Minnedosa. As well as three nights of Rock & Roll, you can Golf, enjoy the Beach, Fish, Water ski, attend the Heartland Rodeo, visit the Farmers Market and Historic Park, or kick back and enjoy the days in the Fields with all your best Rock Fest Cuzins.

Steinbach Pioneer Days
When: August 4 - 6
Where: Steinbach

Relive your past through a variety of pioneer activities and demonstrations, steam powered threshing, music and entertainment, kid's activities daily, and lots of good food and fun! Our biggest event of the year!

When: August 6 - 19
Where: Winnipeg

Folklorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world, as determined by the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts. Over 40 volunteer-run pavilions participate each year, showcasing unique cultures in venues throughout Winnipeg. Pavilions feature lively entertainment, cultural displays, warm hospitality and authentic ethnic cuisine.

Kleefeld Honey Festival
When: August 11 - 13
Where: Kleefeld

The Honey Festival has been a yearly tradition in our town since 1970! Our event starts on Friday Night with a Movie Night in the park. The canteen will be open at 7:00 PM will be serving all kinds of snacks.

Portage Potato Festival
When: August 11 - 12
Where: Portage la Prairie

Portage Potato Festival is a FREE admission community event. Which provides attractions such as live entertainment, kid's events, pancake breakfast, various food and retail vendors, farmers' market etc.

Harvest Festival
When: August 11 - 13
Where: Winkler

A free three-day community festival featuring amazing entertainment, Wonder Shows midway, rodeos, children's entertainment, parade, fireworks, a wide variety of food vendors and more!

I Am Family Festival
When: August 11- 13
Where: Teulon

On the most unique Festival Grounds in Canada, privately-owned and customized for your experience - a weekend of camping like you've never had before - one that brings your family closer together!

The event delivers a world-class program hosted by nationally acclaimed entertainers (like Fred Penner), international coaches (from places like Hawaii), and the best of Manitoba talent, all dedicated to improving the quality of our families.

Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival
When: August 11 - 12
Where: Winnipeg

The 4th annual Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival will take over Smith Street in front of the Burton Cummings Theatre on August 11 and 12, 2017 and will feature the best in international, national and local blues performers along with the "Pit Masters" barbeque competition, food and beverage garden and retail vendors.

33rd Annual Stonewall Quarry Days Festival
When: August 18 - 20
Where: Stonewall

Join us for a weekend full of family fun, food, entertainment, midway, petting zoo-something for everyone! Visit the local businesses and their weekend sales, food and trinket vendors along Main Street, Beer Gardens, Car Show on Sunday, amazing acts on our free entertainments stages all weekend and a huge fireworks display to kick off the weekend Friday night!

Arborg Street Festival
When: August 18 - 19
Where: Arborg

Start the celebration early this year with a live band on the Main Street Stage, Friday, August 18th at 9:00 PM and there are FIREWORKS at the Rec Grounds at dusk (approx. 9:15 PM).

Saturday events include: Chili cook off, Canada 150 Scavenger Hunt, Children Activities, Local Bands on the Main Stage starting at 5:00 PM, and of course Street Hockey.

Rainbow Trout Music Festival
When: August 18 - 20
Where: St. Malo

With an eclectic mix of music and a great camping experience, this home grown festival is the best place to be in eastern Manitoba. On the third weekend of August, nestled in the Roseau River Valley you will hear the babbling sounds of the Roseau rapids mixed in with the tantalizing notes of rock, electro, hip-hop, blues, jazz, folk, garage, funk, reggae, and on and on.... Three days of music, camping, good friends, bon fires, dancing, swimming and so much more.

Interstellar Rodeo 2017
When: August 18 - 20
Where: Winnipeg

The Interstellar Rodeo is an intimate, taste-making music festival which will be held for the third time in Winnipeg at The Forks. With its stellar artistic line-ups, unique wine pairings and gourmet food trucks, Interstellar Rodeo has quickly become a main summer staple of entertainment in Winnipeg.

Morden Corn & Apple Festival
When: August 25 - 27
Where: Morden

The 51st Morden Corn & Apple Festival invites you to enjoy one of Manitoba's largest street Festivals. Join us for 3 days of FREE activity-packed FUN!!

Winnipeg Classic Rock Fest
When: August 29
Where: Winnipeg

The 1st Annual Winnipeg Classic Rock Fest takes over the field at Shaw Park August 29th, featuring a Farewell Tour Performance by Kenny Shields and Streetheart, with special guests Honeymoon Suite, Harlequin, and The Pumps & Orphan!

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