Are you sticking around Winnipeg for the weekend? Or still looking for something to do? Perhaps tried to book a campsite but you were too late? Here’s a list of a bunch of things to do for the weekend.
1) Kenora Harbourfest. It’s Thousands of happy Harbourites, gathered on Beautiful Lake of the Woods. Epic performances. An escape into Excitement. Overwhelming happiness. Hugging a stranger by accident. System overload. The perfect bite of ice cream, Chip Truck Fries. Classic Car shows. Sandals. Chirping Birds. Crashing Waves. Flashing Lights. Food and Drink. Variety. Singing. Laughing. Short shorts. High-Fives, and of course, Memories.
2) 126th Annual Islendingadagurinn (The 2015 Icelandic Festival of Manitoba) on July 31st, August 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2015. Visit the heart of New Iceland, Gimli – just 1 hour North of Winnipeg and celebrate family, friends and Icelandic heritage and culture. Looks like a lot of fun:
3) Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival. Celebrates its 50th anniversary in Dauphin weekend. A fun-filled weekend of fabulous world class entertainment, traditional Ukrainian dance, music, and good food. In the fresh air and sunshine, enjoy the incredible view and watch the world-class grandstand shows from the only 11,000-seat, hillside amphitheatre in Canada.
4) Folklorama. Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays at Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Explore one of the most vibrant arts and culture scenes found in the heart of the continent during the first two weeks of August. Join friends and family and experience the world’s cultures in Winnipeg from August 2 to 15, 2015.
5) Montage of Heck. It was only in theatres for a short time, but this looks amazing! The documentary tracks Kurt Cobain’s life from the time he was a child to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana. The doc runs Friday and Saturday at 9 pm, Sunday at 7 pm at the Cinematheque 304-100 Arthur St. Check out the trailer:
6) Back to the Future 2 at the downtown drive-in. The Downtown BIZ is showing this for free (if you don’t drive a car there) and for $10 if you’re parking. Grab a blanket or chairs and some bug spray and enjoy a movie the way they use to be. Food trucks will be there for all your snacking needs. Movie starts as soon as it gets dark (around 9 pm). Saturday, August 1 at 9 p.m. at the Cityplace parking lot at Carlton Street and Graham Avenue.