Winnipeg’s Festivals and Events: A Monthly Guide Year-Round

Winnipeg, a city bursting with cultural diversity and vibrant energy, offers a plethora of events and festivals throughout the year. This guide organizes these events month by month, making it easier for locals and visitors alike to plan and enjoy the wide array of activities that Winnipeg has to offer.

January:

  • Winnipeg Wine Festival (January 23-27, 2024)
  • Winnipeg New Music Festival

February:

  • Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel
  • Wild Winter Canoe Race
  • Festival du Voyageur
  • The Taste of Things (February 21, 2024)
  • Domingo Gordo (February 11-12, 2024)
  • Beer & Cheese Tasting Night (February 11, 2024)
  • ASÍ ES MI PERÚ (February 24, 2024)
  • Louis Riel Day Celebrations:

March:

  • Winnipeg Scottish Festival
  • Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of all Ages (March 10-16, 2024)
  • 2024 Winnipeg Whisky Festival (March 1, 2024)
  • Festival of Fools

April:

  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival: Featuring comedians from all over Canada.
  • Reel Pride Film Festival: Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community through film.

May:

  • Doors Open Winnipeg (May 25-26, 2024)
  • Manito Ahbee Festival (May 17–20, 2024)
  • Cluster Festival (May 30–June 9, 2024)
  • Le Marche St. Norbert Farmers’ Market (May-October)
  • Winnipeg Night Market (May-July)
  • Table for 1200 More: An outdoor dining experience featuring local cuisine and architecture.
  • Pride Winnipeg Festival: Celebrating Winnipeg’s diverse 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

June:

  • FÊTE DE LA SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE
  • The Grove Saint Boniface Célèbre Festival
  • Sunset BBQ
  • Winnipeg International Children’s Festival
  • River City Dragon Boat Festival
  • Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
  • Red River Ex
  • Flatlander’s Beer Festival
  • Solstice 5K – Winnipeg
  • Summer of Sound
  • Wolseley Farmers Market (June-October)
  • South Osborne Farmers’ Market (June-September)
  • West End Farmers’ Market (June-September)
  • Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (June 6–9, 2024)
  • 2024 Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival (June 1-23, 2024)
  • Brunchfest (June 2024 at Upper Fort Garry Park)

July:

  • Canada Day Celebrations: Various events across the city to celebrate Canada Day.
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival: A large outdoor music festival.
  • WINNIPEG FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL
  • THE OSBORNE VILLAGE CANADA DAY STREET FESTIVAL
  • Sinclair Park Canada Day Celebration
  • Winnipeg Fish Festival
  • Canada Day at The Forks
  • Selkirk Avenue Farmers’ Market (July-September)
  • River Heights Farmers’ Market (July-September)
  • West Broadway Farmers’ Market (July-September)
  • Wellness Institute Farmers Market (July-September)
  • MANITOBA NIGHT MARKET & FESTIVAL (July-September)
  • 2024 Winnipeg Folk Festival (July 11-14, 2024)
  • Ballpark Brewfest (July 2024 at Shaw Park)

August:

  • Indigenous Day Live
  • Movies on Memorial!
  • Rotary Ribfest
  • Mess Fest!
  • Current Festival
  • Folklorama (August 4–17, 2024)
  • Winnipeg Beer Festival (August 2024)
  • StrEAT Feast Festival (August 19-20, 2024)
  • RibFest (August at The Forks, Winnipeg)

Fall:

  • Manitoba Marathon

September:

  • Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Manyfest
  • September Dragon Boat Challenge
  • MB Food Fest (September 17, 2024)
  • Pride Winnipeg
  • Harvest Supper at FortWhyte Alive
  • Terry Fox Run Winnipeg
  • Nuit Blanche Winnipeg (September 28, 2024)
  • ManyFest Food Truck Wars (September)
  • Le Burger Week (September)
  • Foodtrip Market (September 2024)
  • Winnipeg Chinatown Night Market (September 9-10, 2024)
  • Winnipeg Design Festival

October:

  • WINNIPEG CAREER FAIR & TRAINING EXPO
  • Gulping Horse Ultimate Beverage Festival
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival: Showcasing writers from Manitoba and beyond.
  • ScreamFest: Held at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, a Halloween-themed event.

November:

  • Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade
  • Canad Inns Winter Wonderland (November-January)
  • Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival: Showcasing the best of Indigenous filmmaking.

December::

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker: A holiday tradition featuring ballet performances.
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops
  • Winter Wonderland at The Forks: A festive celebration with beautiful light displays, performances, and family-friendly activities amidst enchanting winter scenery.
  • Holiday Alley in Selkirk: Located nearby Selkirk, this event transforms streets with vibrant light displays, live music, food, and unique shopping opportunities, offering a magical experience.
  • Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade:
  • Candlelight Jazz: A Charlie Brown Christmas Concert at Winnipeg Art Gallery: An evening filled with jazz and festive joy, featuring the nostalgic allure of Charlie Brown.
  • Keeping the Spirit: A Ukrainian Christmas Celebration: Held at the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre, this event showcases exceptional Christmas performances, including music and dance, celebrating Ukrainian culture.
  • Christmas Eve at Springs Church: A memorable event filled with joy, love, and the spirit of the season, ideal for family and friends.
  • Family New Year’s Eve with Lasertopia: A family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration featuring laser tag, arcade games, party favors, a ball drop, and food.


From the cultural extravaganza of Folklorama to the thrilling Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel, Winnipeg’s event calendar is filled with a variety of festivals and events to suit every taste and interest. Whether you are a fan of arts, sports, food, or music, there’s always something happening in the city. Keep this guide handy to make the most out of Winnipeg’s vibrant event scene throughout the year!

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