Free Things to do in Winnipeg This Weekend August 11-13

Free Things to do in Winnipeg This Weekend August 11-13


Free Things to Do in Winnipeg This Weekend August 11-13.  A list of free weekend events is usually posted every Thursday before 7:00 PM.

If you are planning to go to an event, please click on “More Info” and read carefully. Check if it needs RSVP or registration.  

Some events may be free but are donation based which means a donation is encouraged.  However, donations are mostly at minimal costs.  

Events that have “no cover charge” means free entry but food and drinks are extra.

In Downtown:

1) Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival

August 11August 12
Burton Cummings Theatre364 Smith St
Winnipeg, MB, Manitoba Canada
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Food and music fans are getting ready for another weekend of lip smackin’ hip shakin’ fun, this time without having to pay an admission fee to access the outdoor festival site. The 6th annual 680 CJOB Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival Presented by Luxe Barbeque Company will take over Smith Street in front of the Burton Cummings Theatre Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, 2017…

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2) Friday Night Live (No Cover) at Garrick Hotel

August 11 @ 6:00 pm11:00 pm
Garrick Hotel287 Garry Street
Winnipeg, R3C 1H9 CA
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Forget about the good ol days – how about the good new days?! Cheap beer / Good Tunes / No Cover Welcome to FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE @ Garrick Hotel with Mike JT Melnyk & Friends (Flip Cats, Throbtones) BLUES – COUNTRY – ROCK’N’ROLL

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3) Jeux du Canada Games Festival

July 29 – August 12 
The Forks,1 Forks Market Rd

Celebrate The Hottest Summer in Half a Century with live music, dancing, and cultural activities. 


17:00 Alpha Toshineza
17:55 Cory Tetford
18:45 Fortunate Ones
20:00 Repartee
21:15 Alan Doyle
22:30 Fireworks | Feu d’artifice

17:30 The Red Nose Diaries
18:30 National Film Board of Canada Short Film – Newfoundland & Labrador
O.N.F. – court métrage – Terre-Neuve et Labrador
19:35 Robin Chestnut
20:50 100 Decibles: A Deaf Mime Troupe

17:00 David Pestrak
17:55 The Royal Foundry
19:05 Fast Romantics
20:05 Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
21:20 Brett Kissel
22:35 Fireworks | Feu d’artifice

17:30 Mr. Circus
18:35 Asham Stompers
19:50 National Film Board of Canada Short Film – Alberta
O.N.F. – court métrage – Alberta
20:55 Aboriginal School of Dance – Line Dance | Danse en ligne

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4) Traditional Trails: Indigenous Led Group Rides

August 12 @ 12:00 pm2:30 pm

The group will ride to visit Audry Logan at her community garden in West Broadway to learn about traditional medicines and permaculture.

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5) BYOD (Bring Your Own Drums)

August 13 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Winnipeg, MB, 400 Cumberland Avenue
Winnipeg, R3A 0J7 CA 
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BYOD – Bring Your Own Drums 7:00pm / Central Park / Sun Aug 13, 2017 Join us as we build bridges together through music and invite drums of all nations to jam together 😀 Bring a friend from a different background then you along, the more ethnicities the bigger the village becomes ♡

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Elsewhere in Winnipeg:

6) Bell Tower Community Café

August 11
Westminster United Church745 Westminster Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, Manitoba Canada
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Join us for a free community meal at 6:30, great coffee and tea and food hampers. Making good things together. Bi-weekly on Fridays

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7) Austin Street Festival 2017

August 11 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre221 Austin St N
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Live Entertainment Games! Dunk tank! Crafts! Live entertainment! Free barbecue and an raffle!

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8) Rockin’ The Village

August 12 @ 1:00 pm11:00 pm
Winnipeg, MBWinnipeg, CA+ Google Map

Got Bannock Inc. in Partnership with RBD Mgmt. Presents… Rockin’ The Village 2017 Featuring: Face painting Games Comedians Bouncy Castle More kid friendly announcements to come! FREE Lunch and FREE Supper! FREE all day Concert.

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9) Inner City Community Carnival

August 12 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm

Saturday, August 12 1:00pm – 3:30pm Strathcona School Yard (across from Springs Inner City) Every year Springs Inner City hosts a large carnival for the community. The carnival is free and features pony rides, super bouncers, BBQ, face painting, and more! Last year we had 125 volunteers and over 2,000 people join us!

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10) The Hip-Hop Community BBQ

August 12 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm


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11) Whyte Ridge Community Carnival

August 13 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Whyte Ridge Community Centre170 Fleetwood Rd
Winnipeg, R3Y 1R3 CA
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Near Winnipeg:

12) Winkler Harvest Festival

August 11 @ 9:00 pm11:00 pm
Winkler, MBWinkler, R6W CA+ Google Map

A free outdoor community festival that features entertainment, rodeos, midway, food vendors, strong man competition, parade, fireworks, and much more.

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13) Rock the Waterfront

August 12 @ 7:00 pm10:30 pm

Live music on the banks of the historic Red River FEATURING Tributes to Jon Bon Jovi and Creedence Clearwater Revival! Open Air Venue Live Entertainment Great views everywhere Event goes rain or shine Food Vendors on site Bring a lawn chair

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Every Weekend:

14) FREE Swim

August 4August 6
Various Locations

Here’s the summer schedule for Free Swim at various locations in Winnipeg. Note: Youth Swim is only for ages 9-19. For Family Swim, at the very least one parent must accompany at least 1 child. A single adult or child is not allowed during Family Swim.

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15) Skateboard Lessons @ The Forks Skatepark

July 17August 18

Starting July 17th until August 18th the Winnipeg Skateboarding Outreach Organization, in conjunction with Sk8 Skates, will be hosting free skateboard lessons for beginners at the Plaza at the Forks Skatepark. The lessons will run every day from 10:30am-12:30pm. It is mandatory that participants bring a helmet, but skateboards will be available for use. Each participant (or their legal guardian if under the age of 18) will be required to sign a waiver at Sk8 Skates, located at the Forks Market.

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16) Silver Spike Presents Electric Angel – No Cover Charge

August 11 – August 12
Silver Spike Saloon,202 Bond St

Silver Spike Presents.  Band On stage at 9:45 PM At Winnipeg’s best live music destination.

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17) Corydon’s Dancing in the Avenue

August 4August 5

Put on your dancing shoes and join us every Friday and Saturday evening starting June 23 through August 26th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Corydon Avenue and dance under the stars!

August 11:  The Bilvvers (Rock dance band) @ Hugo St. N

August 12:  The unWinders (50 to now Rock) @ Cockburn St. S


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18) Movies in the Park Presented by Scotiabank 

August 4 @ 7:00 pm11:15 pm
Assiniboine Park,
55 Pavilion Crescent

7:00 Sing, 9:15 La La Land

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19) Cowboys Roadhouse‏ – Saturday Nights, No Cover Charge for Ladies Before 11 PM

August 5 @ 9:00 pm2:00 am
Cowboys Roadhouse‏,
1034 Elizabeth Rd

Winnipeg’s TRUE home of country brings you a Saturday night party like no other. Disastrous drink specials and a casual atmosphere combine for a sloppy & satisfying good time. Saturdays are for the boys… so we made it ladies night! Ladies in FREE before 11pm.

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20) Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

August 6 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent

Performer:  Marco Castillo

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21) Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre

Sunday, August 6, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

@ Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park

Every Sunday (and various dates during the weekday).  Listen to the melodies and harmonies from the Lyric Theatre mingle with the rustle of the leaves in the breeze.  August 13 Performer:  Leanne Pearson (Country Music)

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22) Have you GOT? S7 Ep.5

August 6 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm
X-Cues Cafe & Lounge, 551 Sargent Ave.
Winnipeg, R3b 1W4 CA 
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Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 4, The Spoils of War! Watch the best show ever made on X-Cues large HD screens! Plenty of seating, delicious food, and drink. Table reservations available. Please, be early, and don’t miss a thing! We GOT you covered!

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