Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Get caught fishing at a surprise location, ride the midway at the Red River Ex, dig up ancient marine reptiles in Morden, be-bop along to Buddy Holly at Rainbow Stage or enjoy the Heritage Festival in Montcalm – that’s just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!
Get Caught Fishing!
Jun 15 to 16 | Surprise location
Grab the tackle box and pick up some fresh bait because it’s time to Get Caught Fishing in Manitoba! Every weekend, our fishing ambassadors will be roving around Gimli, Selkirk, Lockport or The Forks looking to catch you having fun fishing.
Red River Ex
Jun 14 to 23 | Red River Exhibition Park
Come and see all of the great shows, concerts, entertainment, animals and more at this year’s Red River Ex!
Winnipeg Jazz Festival
Jun 13 to 23 | Various locations, Winnipeg
A world-class lineup of artists is set to perform at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival! From June 13 to 23, downtown Winnipeg will come alive with music performed by the best local, national and international artists.
Montcalm Heritage Festival
Jun 15 to 16 | The Saint-Joseph Museum
Enjoy a weekend of activities for all ages at the Montcalm Heritage Festival! All activities at the festival are free starting with the pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, museum visits, the parade, the petting farm as well as Manitoba artists performing throughout the day and evenings on both days.
Fossil Dig Adventure Tour
Open daily | Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
If you like adventure and hands-on experiences, then sign up for a Fossil Dig Adventure Tour! This is one of Manitoba’s hottest tourism products where you can hunt for fossils on active dig sites in the Morden area.
Plus, the CFDC’s giant Xiphactinus fossil fish needs a name! Visit Name That Fossil Fish! to submit your suggestion for a chance to win a Fossil Dig Adventure Tour!
Jun 15 | The Forks Market Plaza
Come join the fun and connect with your local cycling community at MEC BikeFest! You can try out gear, test ride a new bike, browse exhibitors’ booths, score deals at the MEC Gearswap, or learn skills at a bike clinic. There’ll also be group rides, performers, entertainment, and kids’ activities. All events are free!
Young Angler Tournament
Jun 16 | Lac du Bonnet
Cast a line on Father’s Day at the Young Angler Tournament for a chance to win a fly-in fishing day-trip for three to Echo Lake! The fun kicks off with a pancake breakfast. Followed by a full day of fishing, prizes, awards and a barbecue. Teams consist of an adult angler and two under 18 anglers.
Buddy at Rainbow Stage
Jun 11 to Jul 4 | Rainbow Stage, Kildonan Park
Rock ‘n’ roll the night away at Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story at Rainbow Stage! This fun musical tells the tale of the last three years of Buddy Holly’s life in which he became the world’s top recording artist.
Shakespeare in the Ruins
Jun 6 to 29 | Trappist Monastery, St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park
All of St. Norbert’s Trappist Monastery is a stage this June for Shakespeare in the Ruins production of Julius Caesar! Enjoy one of the Bard’s timeless plays with a Canadian twist in a majestic outdoor setting.
Harry Potter’s World
Jun 3 to Jul 13 | Fort la Reine Museum, Portage la Prairie
Potter fans unite! Get touched by a little magic in Harry Potter’s World at the Fort la Reine Museum! This exhibition explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.
The art scene in June
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.
Various locations around the province
Nothing says summer like fresh food grown by local farmers at markets across the province. This is the perfect time for you to shop for locally-produced foods and discover the real great taste of Manitoba.
Have a great weekend everyone!