Rotary RIBFEST 2018

Family Friendly, delicious ribs from world class ribbers, food trucks, refreshments including Farmery Beer Gardens, kids zone Sat and Sun, entertainment by Manitoba Bands. FREE admission. Rotary Raising funds for Winnipeg Youth Projects – Honoring Indigenous Peoples and Inspire Community Outreach. 50/50 (#LGA 2855-RF-28826) on line Check out the website and see the great fun we had last year at

Winnipeg Classic RockFest

Classic Rock fans are in for another special treat this summer as the 2nd annual Winnipeg Classic RockFest returns to take over the field at Shaw Park on August 23rd. Winnipeg Classic RockFest 2018 will feature Canadian classic rock legends Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Kim Mitchell, Holly Woods & Toronto, and Winnipeg’s own Greg Leskiw with Monster Hollow. Launched in 2017, the first Winnipeg Classic RockFest was created to showcase Canadian classic rock and roll legends. This unique event gives fans the opportunity to relive the classic music they grew up with while creating new memories in a fun, friendly, intimate setting. With the same feel of an outdoor musical festival but in a state-of-the-art facility with first-class amenities, …

Winnipeg International Soca Reggae Festival

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The Winnipeg International Soca Reggae Music Festival is a celebration of Soca, Reggae, Calypso Reggaeton, African Beats and revelry mixed together with Caribbean flavours. This multi-cultural event merges Caribbean and Canadian culture into a colourful celebration at the Cube in Old Market Square on July 13-15 2018.

On Friday, July 6 Mayberry Fine Art is opening an exhibition of never-before-seen sculptures and recent works by internationally acclaimed Saskatchewan artist Joe Fafard. And as part of First Fridays in the Exchange Joe Fafard will be at Mayberry Fine Art for an opening reception on July 6, from 5-9 pm. Considered one of the most original Canadian artists of his generation, Fafard is perhaps best known for his sculptures of animals, however his work is also focused greatly on the human form. He has created portraits of many well-known artists considered as masters in western art history (Carr, Picasso, Rousseau, Kahlo, Rivera, Matisse, Renoir etc.) as well as Vincent Van Gogh, a re-occurring muse of Fafard’s. The exhibition sees …

We are excited to introduce our new wayfinders! You can easily spot these new additions to our team out and about in the Exchange District, possibly even on bike! Just as their name suggests our wayfinders are here to help you find your way around the Exchange District. Our area is growing fast, and we are introducing new active transportation infrastructure – like the new protected bike lanes, that have been beautifully painted by local artists. And we want to be sure that we are making the area accessible and easy to navigate for all modes of travel. Whether you need direction and information about lanes and biking programs in the area, help with parking, help taking full advantage of …

An amateur boxing fight card, in the heart of the exchange, is taking place in the basement of 245 McDermot Ave. Our fighters train hard year round and attend events throughout Manitoba, but there is no fight like the one that takes place at home. Come support our local fighters as they take on boxers from other clubs through out the city and the province. Experience boxing at a amateur level and see great skill and finesse as these boxers compete in a 3 round bout. Tickets are available in advance at 245 McDermot Ave during regular business hours through debit or cash purchases. Cash only on event date.

Brown Bag Bocce with Lindsay Somers

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Beginning Friday, June 15th, we will be hosting Brown Bag Bocce at Stephen Juba Park. Come out and play. Take a break in your day to spend time outside, sit in the park and have a picnic. What: Bocce ball + brown bag picnic lunch When: Fridays from noon-1pm, June 15 – July 6th Where: Stephen Juba Park Space is limited, reserve a spot for your group of 4-8 players for some bocce ball fun on your lunch break! Invite your team members, clients and other contacts you’d love to connect with over a friendly game of bocce! We’ll have picnic blankets for you to sit to eat your lunch on, chill out and relax on before and after your …

Bark in the Park

The Winnipeg Goldeyes and Winnipeg Veterinary Care Group are proud to present the third annual Bark in the Park night at Shaw Park on Saturday, June 9th when the Goldeyes take on the Chicago Dogs – yes the Chicago Dogs at 6:05 p.m. Bark in the Park is a special dog-friendly baseball game where fans are invited to bring their dogs to watch a Goldeyes game. This year’s game is taking things to another level with further expanded ballpark seating plus a second shot at an official Guinness World Records™ title attempt. The current Guinness World Records title for Most Dogs Attending a Sporting Event is 1,122 dogs, achieved by the Chicago White Sox in 2016. Last season the Goldeyes were …


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Dinner and an informal talk followed by a guided walk through Exchange Galleries & Studios Please reserve: or phone 204.421.0682 $20.00 237 McDermot (The Winnipeg Free Press News Café) It seems as if everyone is a curator these days: social media, music lists, coffee selections are all “curated.” But what do actual art curators do? We’ll be talking with Collin Zipp, director of Platform Centre and an artist-curator, and Jennifer Smith, an arts administrator and currently the Indigenous Curator In Residence at aceart, about their multiple roles in an increasingly complex and controversial art world.

First Fridays in the Exchange

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The extraordinary creativity in The Exchange will be at full tilt on June 1! Visit artists in their studios, experience Gallery openings, a Film Festival, Art Talks, Performance, Music, Photography, Drawing drop-ins, Local Contemporary Designer goods, Fine Craft and Retro Vintage shops, and, always, Art, Art, Art! After you enjoy the 5- 9pm events, stay for some of the many ‘After 9’ happenings and After Parties. Get all the details and the printable Map/Guide on the First Fridays website: