Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Delight in free food and family fun at Corn & Apple Festival, immerse yourself in music, art and nature at Matlock Festival, samba your way to the Bannatyne Carnaval, go trick or treating in Riding Mountain, or fly across the Pembina Valley on a zipline – that’s just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!
Corn & Apple Festival
Aug 23 to 25 | Morden
Gather up the family and head on out to Morden for the 47th annual Corn & Apple Festival! It’s a weekend full of fun and it’s completely free! Free admission, free shuttle bus, free live entertainment, free hot buttered corn on the cob, free apple cider and free bus tours.
The Corn & Apple Festival isn’t the only fun you can get up to in the Pembina Valley this summer. Check out our recent It’s Manitoba Time segment to hear more.
Boo in the Park
Aug 24 | Riding Mountain National Park
Halloween is so nice, we should have it twice! On Saturday, Wasagaming will be overrun with princesses and superheroes, ghosts and goblins and the streets will be festooned with spider webs and pumpkins. Wear your costume and trick-or-treat at local businesses or play some spooky games, visit a haunted house and devour sweets at an ice cream breakfast! Plus, Glass Tiger will be playing a free outdoor concert at 7:00 p.m.
Aug 23 to 24 | Exchange District, Winnipeg
Enjoy the exciting vibe of Brazil at the 2nd annual Bannatyne Carnaval in the Exchange District! At this FREE event, you can enjoy the sights, relax and nosh at one of the three huge patios or dance the night away to some great music.
Hy-Wire Zipline Adventures
Open daily | Pembina Valley
Go on a breath-taking thrill ride over the Pembina Valley with Hy-Wire Zipline Adventures! This adventure of a lifetime will have you enjoying the view of the Pembina Valley from cables carrying you across ravines from platforms that can be 150 feet above ground. (Closed on Wednesdays.)
Read all about how cool this experience is on BCRobyn’s blog.
Matlock Festival of Music, Art and Nature
Aug 23 to 25 | Matlock
Head out to the Interlake for a weekend of eclectic performances, activities, and shopping at the Matlock Festival of Music, Art and Nature! The event features live entertainment, a Handmade Village, fun activities for the kids and delicious food!
Guided Bison Buggy Tours
Aug 23 | FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg
See the sites of FortWhyte Alive from the comfort of a bison buggy! This informative interpretive tour is great for those with limited mobility. Tour length is 1 hour, costs $5.00 and starts at 2:00 p.m. Plus, fishing is FREE every Friday in July & August!
Kleefeld Honey Festival
Aug 24 | Kleefeld
Savour some sweetness at the Kleefeld Honey Festival! This family-friendly festival features live entertainment, a parade, pancake breakfast, a chili cook-off, parade and fireworks! Plus, the kids can play all day at the Playland of Milk & Honey!
Mary Poppins at Rainbow Stage
Aug 9 to 29 | Rainbow Stage, Kildonan Park
Get swept away in the nostalgia of the Disney Classic, Mary Poppins at Rainbow stage! You’ll love this musical story of a magical nanny who breathe life and colour into a banker’s unhappy family.
Caddy Lake tunnels
Open daily | Caddy Lake, Whiteshell Provincial Park
Don’t let summer drift away before creating a day-to-remember paddling through the rock tunnels at Caddy Lake! These railway-blasted rock caves make for an interesting canoe route in the Whiteshell. It is not uncommon to see deer, fox or eagles during your trip.
Movies in the Park
Aug 23 | Assiniboine Park
Bring a chair or spread out a blanket in front of the Lyric Theatre and get ready to watch free, family-favourite blockbusters on an outdoor screen. This week’s features are The Croods (7:00 p.m.) and Life of Pi (9:15 p.m.)
Skateboarding Jam Contest
Aug 24 | Thompson Skate Park, Thompson
Watch beginner, intermediate and advanced level skaters compete in Game of Skate, High Ollie, Best Trick and Open Jam for cash prizes and product giveaway!
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.
The art scene in August
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.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!