Free Things to Do in Winnipeg This Weekend May 5-7


Here’s a list of free things to do in Winnipeg this weekend, May 5-7.  A list of free weekend events is posted every Thursday at approximately 7:00 PM.

Click the headers for more information about the event.  If you are planning to go to an event, please click on its header and read the information carefully.  Check if it needs RSVP or registration.  Some events may be free but are donation based which means a donation is expected.  However, donations are mostly at minimal costs. Events that have “no cover” means free entry but food and drinks are extra.

Major events are in yellow.

In Downtown:

  1. Architecture + Design Film Festival 2017

Friday-Sunday, May 5-7, Various Times

Various Locations, click the header for more info.

Presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life.

  1. Spur Festival Winnipeg 2017

Friday-Sunday, Various times

Various locations in downtown, click the header for more info.

Subjects looked at include Geopolitics, Environment, Energy, Food, Health, Culture, Economics, Security and Education

  1. Spur Bike Jam + Free Concert at the Cube

Friday, May 5, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

@ Old Market Square, 133 Albert Street

Spur will host the third annual Spur Festival bike jam, the official launch of the Rainbow Trout Music Festival’s summer programming.

  1. First Fridays: The Golden Hour – An Art Exhibition by Sari Habiluk

Friday, May 5, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

@ Cre8ery Gallery And Studio, 2nd floor – 125 Adelaide Street

An Art Exhibition by Sari Habiluk. Sari Habiluk has been honing her style in the primary medium of acrylic paint. In recent years, she has been edging her way into the business side of the art world.

  1. First Fridays – Freedom: The Power of Imagination

Friday, May 5, 7:00 -10:00 PM

@ Flatlanders Studio,  782 Main St. 3rd Floor

A group exhibition by Theotrinsic, made up three artists Cliff Derksen, Wilma Derksen and Odia Reimer.


6. Manitoba Day 2017 @ Manitoba Museum

Saturday, May 6, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


@ Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue


Celebrating Manitoba
Day this Saturday with FREE admission for the entire day to the Museum,
Planetarium, and Science Gallery!



7. Goldeyes Annual Open House

Saturday, May 6, 11:00- 2:00 PM


@ Shaw Park, 1 Portage Ave E


The first 1,500 fans
receive a hotdog, bag of chips, and a drink courtesy of Old Dutch, Pepsi, and
Winkler Meats! Goldeyes Annual Open House


  1. Prairie Comics Festival 2017

Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7, All day

@ Millenium Library, 251 Donald St

A free to attend weekend festival in Winnipeg celebrating the best in comics creation on the prairies! 


Promoted Event 

Elsewhere in Winnipeg:

  1. Rockin’ the Royal George

Friday-Saturday, May 5-6, 9:30 PM

@ Royal George, 123 Regent Ave W

Come early, bring your dancing shoes and we’ll have a great time !! 

  1. Open House and Talent Show Live at School of Rock

Friday, May 5, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

@ School of Rock, 657 Corydon Ave

FREE school tours , lessons, guitar re stringings, live music and entertainment. Raffles & Refreshments

  1. Bell Tower Community Café

Friday, May 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Westminster United Church,  745 Westminster Avenue

Join us for a free community meal, great coffee and tea, food hampers, and great music.

  1. FREE Swim

Friday-Sunday,  May 5-7, various times

@ Various locations

Take a swim for free at varioius City of Winnipeg pool s.  


13. Free Comic Book Day 2017

Saturday, May 6, All day

@ Participating comic book shops

Free Comic Book Day is
a single day when participating comic book speciality shops across North
America and around the world give free comic books


  1. Cinco De Mayo at The Port

Friday, May 5, 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

@ Port Cafe & Lounge,  768 Mountain Ave

Featuring Live Music by Banda Sabroson & DJ Pokoplante. 

  1.  Open House at Kildonan Tennis Club

Saturday-Sunday, May 6 12:00-3:00 pm, May 7 12:00 -2:30 pm 

@ Kildonan Tennis & Canoe Club,  17 Valhalla Dr

Kildonan Tennis Club Open House welcomes all, including new and prospective members, existing members and the curious. 


16. 2017 Blue Bombers Fan Fest

Saturday, May 6, 9:00
PM – 3:00 PM


@ Investor’s Group
Field, 315 Chancellor Matheson Rd


On-field activities, airbrush tattoos, a complimentary
hot dog and Pepsi beverage (between 11:00am and 1:00 pm)
a chance to meet Buzz, Boomer and the Cheer & Dance Team.

  1. Moms and Mimosas: Craft & Trade Show 

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

@ Canad Inn Club Regent Hotel, 1415 Regent Avenue W

First 50 shoppers will get a free swag bag and virgin mimosa! 

  1. Happy Mike’s Coffee House

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

St. James Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate Street

Feature performer Plain Salt followed by open mic. 

  1. Tenx9 Presents: Camp

Sunday, May 7, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Good Will – Social Club, 625 Portage

An evening of storytelling. They’re real. They’re short. And there’s 9 of of them. 

  1. Have You GOT? Games of Thrones Night

Sunday, May 7, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

X-Cues Cafe & Lounge, 551 Sargent Ave

This week, Season 5 Episodes 1 and 2. We GOT you covered!  No Cover.

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