Free Things to Do in Winnipeg This Weekend May 26-28

Here’s a list of free things to do in Winnipeg this weekend, May 26 -28.  A list of free weekend events is posted every Thursday at approximately 7:00 PM.  

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.

In Downtown:


1. Asian Canadian Festival 2017

Saturday, May 27, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

@ Under the Canopy, The Forks

Asian dance, music and martial arts will be showcased.



2. Doors Open Winnipeg #AtCMHR

Tours in English:  

Saturday, May 27: Every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 28: Every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 

Tours in French:
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

@ Canadian Museum of Human Rights

A specially designed, 45-min Behind-the-Scenes Tour.



3. Doors Open Winnipeg – Winnipeg Police Museum

May 27-28, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

@ 245 Smith Street

With over 3000 square feet of space, there are lots of artifacts, displays, vehicles, and history.



4. 15th Anniversary of Asian Heritage Month at the CMHR 2017

Sunday, May 28, 12:00 AM – 5:00 PM

@ Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Panel Discussion, Film Screening and Asian Fusion Showcase



Elsewhere in Winnipeg:


  1. Open Mic at The Strong Badger

Friday, May 26, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

@ 679 Sargent Ave

Come out and share your music, poetry, or whatever else inspires you! 10-minute sets and registration begins at 5:30! No cover charge! 

  1. FREE Swim

Friday-Sunday,  May 26-28

@ Various locations

Take a swim for free at varioius City of Winnipeg pools.  


7. Doors Open Winnipeg 2017 

Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, Various Times

@ Various Locations

This FREE public event celebrates Winnipeg’s unique spaces, architecture, and history, showcasing more than 85 remarkable buildings 



8. Doors Open Winnipeg – Unofficial Haunted Edition 2017 

Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, Various Times

@ Various Locations

Go for a haunted walking tour, a special presentation, and add a little spin and adrenaline to your tour


  1.  Movie Night! Presenting – La La Land

Friday, May 26, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

@ The Anglican Parish of St. Francis,  253 Burrin Ave

Join us for a free movie, popcorn and drinks. 

  1.  Cowboys Roadhouse – Saturday Nights, No Cover Charge for Ladies

Saturday, May 27, 9 PM – 11:00 PM (Club open until 1 AM)

@ 1034 Elizabeth Rd

18+. No Cover Charge for Ladies Before 11 PM

  1. May Open Mic @ The Stone

Saturday, May 27, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

@ 505 Oakview Avenue 

Open to all ages and skill levels. Featuring a performance by our house band, Willem.

  1. Have You GOT? Games of Thrones Night

Sunday, May 28, 7 – 10 PM

X-Cues Cafe & Lounge, 551 Sargent Ave

This week, Season 5 Episodes 7 and 8. We GOT you covered!  No Cover.


13. The 31st Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Sunday, May 28, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

@ Assiniboine Park

Over 30 tents will provide a fun educational experience for the whole family.  Bring your teddy bear to get his check-up at the Dr.



14. MEC Paddlefest Winnipeg 2017

Sunday, May 28, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

@ Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd

MEC Paddlefest is a celebration of all things paddle related.  Free activities: Paddling, carnival games, archery &more


  1. Winnipeg Circus Club – First Drop-in Free (Sundays)

Sunday, May 28, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Broadway Neighborhood Center,  185 Young Street

Have you ever wanted to learn to juggle, ride a unicycle, walk a tightrope, or spin a hula hoop?  Checkout the Winnipeg Circus Club

  1. The Great Transcona Wrestling Show with CWE

Sunday, May 28, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tim Hortons,  1495 Regent Ave

CWE will be presenting a FREE afternoon of live professional wrestling action to raise awareness and raise funds for the Tim Horton’s Children Foundation.

  1. Spring Awakening 2017 Presented by Birchwood BMW

Sunday, May 28, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Assiniboia Downs,  3975 Portage Ave

Come hang out in the giant Assiniboia Downs parking lot with us for our biggest car meet of the year! 


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