Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Reveling in our roots at the winter fair, fooling around at The Forks, hunting for eggs at the aviation museum or slushing it up in Asessippi — these are just a few of the fun things you can do in Manitoba this weekend.
Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
Mar 25 to 30 | Keystone Centre, Brandon
Celebrate the fun of farm country at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair – one of Western Canada’s largest agricultural events! Drawing nearly 120,000 attendees each year, the fair serves as a celebration of our rural roots.
Festival of Fools
Mar 23 to 31 | Centre Court & Tower Atrium, The Forks Market
“Fool up on fun” at the 13th annual Festival of Fools at The Forks Market! Enjoy nine days of smiles at this entirely FREE festival that features performances by magicians, clowns, jugglers, comedians and high-strung aerial acts.
Treasure hunt at Dalnavert
Mar 27 to 30 | Dalnavert Museum
Come out, come out and play! Pop by the Dalnavert Museum and wander through the museum, looking for treasures. Find all the hidden items and you can enter your name into a draw for free tickets to this summer’s My Secret Garden program!
Easter egg hunt at aviation museum
Mar 30 | Western Canada Aviation Museum
Go on an “egg-citing, egg-stravagant, egg-cellent” Easter egg hunt at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. It’s family friendly and full of fun!
Asessippi Slush Cup & Last Day of the Season
Mar 31 | Asessippi Ski Area & Resort
This is your last weekend to hit the slopes at Asessippi Ski Area and Resort and what better way to enjoy it than with a day of splashes, shaves and shots at their annual Slush Cup. Here’s a preview of the fun:
Spring break at The Manitoba Museum
Open daily | The Manitoba Museum
The museum is open every day this spring break, including Good Friday, and features four fantastic venues, all with new things to see and do. The Museum, Planetarium, Science Gallery and Dinosaurs Unearthed will be open daily until March 31, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ride the Cyclone at MTC
Mar 21 to Apr 6 | The Tom Hendry Theatre, Winnipeg
Leap on a roller coaster ride of music, humour and heart at Ride the Cyclone: A Musical at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC). This weird and wonderful show takes you on a wild ride when a teenage glee club from a small town dies in a roller coaster accident and are given a chance to perform from beyond the grave.
Daddy Long Legs at MTC
Mar 14 to Apr 6 | The John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg
Sit back and enjoy a “Cinderella story with a modern twist” in Paul Gordon’s Daddy Long Legs at MTC. This thoughtful and inventive musical comes from the Tony & Olivier Award-winning Director of Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickeleby, and the creators of Jane Eyre.
The art scene in March
Various locations across Manitoba
Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here’s a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.