Winnipeg Folk Festival
Local and national talent return to the stage at Winnipeg’s iconic outdoor music festival. Catch familiar favourites, like Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris and Vance Joy, or discover new voices, all while soaking up sun at Birds Hill Provincial Park.
When: July 6th – 9th
Where: Birds Hill Provincial Park
Downtown Concert Sounds
Winnipeg artists take the stage at various downtown locations throughout the summer at this annual outdoor concert-series. Support the city’s voices by tuning into free, local music on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm. For a calendar of the summer performers and venues, visit Downtown Winnipeg Biz.
When: All Summer
Where: Venues include: True North Square, Chinese Gardens, WCB Plaza on Broadway and Cityplace Terrace
Sports and music collide for two days at Western Canada’s largest outdoor volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and concert event, where every dollar is donated to local charities. After a day of sports, unwind in an upbeat festival atmosphere that boasts loud music, large crowds, and live electronic acts.
When: July 21st – 22nd
Where: Maple Grove Rugby Park
Rockin' the Fields on Minnedosa
Headliners The Sheepdogs and The Glorious Sons make this three-day festival a summer highlight for rock fans in Manitoba. Situated at beautiful Lake Minnedosa, music lovers can swim, golf, fish, and relax between sets.
When: Aug 4th – 6th
Winnipeg’s vibrant mix of cultures come together in celebration of their heritage during the world’s largest and longest running multicultural festival. This renowned summer fest celebrates the city’s diversity with food, dance, music, and stories of its people.
When: Aug 6th – 19th
Where: Various pavilions throughout the city. Visit here for more information
The Burt Block Party
Cold beers are on the menu at the annual Burt Block Party extraordinaire, located in Winnipeg’s lively Exchange District. Against a backdrop of musical performances from headliners like The Strumbellas, Billy Talent, Brett Kissel and Cheap Trick, attendees are invited to indulge in creative bites from local food trucks.
When: August 11/12th & 19/20th
Where: Outside the Burton Cummings Theatre
Whoop and Hollar Folk Festival
Good vibrations are amplified at the intimate outdoor music festival that has been charming hearts since 2015. Strum along to folksy tunes and come together for a weekend of performance, art, nature, and community in beautiful Portage La Prairie.
When: August 26th – 27th
Where: Portage La Prairie