Here we are teetering on the very edge of spring, and all the wonderful things it brings once the snow clears. There are plenty of cool, fun, and interesting spring events in Winnipeg, and on today’s blog we thought we’d list them to help with any travel planning you might be doing.
Festival of Fools, March 25 – 31. This extension of the Winnipeg Children’s Festival offers a program of free events at The Forks over March Break. You’ll find circus workshops, clowns, trapeze performers, musicians, a huge dance-off, and many more fun family friendly events to participate in.
Manitoba Comic Con and Sci Fi Expo, April 1 – 2. Come get your geek on at this super fun conference. Highlights include a Q&A with Smallville actress Allison Mack, and animator Tom Cook, and many other fun folks. Cosplay costumes are of course encouraged.
Winnipeg Comedy Festival, April 3 – 9. Comics from the world over will descend on Winnipeg to take part in stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy shows at venues across the city. Tommy Chong and Shazia Mirza are already confirmed to bring their particular brands of comic genius, and Will Sasso, Gavin Crawford, Howie Miller and Nikki Payne will all play gala shows.
Winnipeg Home and Garden Show, April 6 – 9. Whether you’re looking for home and garden renovation ideas, or are just obsessed with all that stuff, this show has everything. There are workshops, exhibits, and celebrity speakers – including Gemini Award winning Bryan Baeumler, star of Disaster DIY and Canada’s Handyman Challenge.
Winnipeg Wine Festival, April 30 – May 6. This year’s festival will be celebrating wines of Canada in line with the Canada 150th celebrations. As always there will be many, many opportunities to taste wine, and join winemakers events, workshops, and dinners throughout the city.
Manito Ahbee Festival and Indigenous Music and Arts Program, May 17 – 21. Featuring one of the largest powwows in North America, and a showcase of indigenous music and dance, this festival is a cultural highlight of the city’s calendar. The festival kicks off with a fire, pipe ceremony, and traditional friendship dance at The Forks National Historic Site.
Winnipeg Pride Festival, May 26 – June 4. This is Pride in Winnipeg’s 30th anniversary, and it is set to be a huge celebration. There’s a rally, parade, and festival at The Forks complete with a dedicated Kidzone and two food villages. Add to this the many other Pride events that will be going on throughout the city, which all make this a great time to visit Winnipeg however you identify.
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