Free Things to do in Winnipeg This Weekend August 18-20

Free Things to do in Winnipeg This Weekend August 18-20


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) MEME 2017

August 17 @ 7:00 pmAugust 20 @ 11:59 pm
MEMETICOld Market Square
Winnipeg, R3B 1G6 CA 
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MEME is an experience that delivers a wide array of eclectic sonic soundscapes that are intellectually stimulating and also beckoning to the dancefloor. Some of the musical styles you can expect to hear at MEME include a broad spectrum of house, techno, deep dub, psychedelic, world, nu-jazz, ambient and experimental sounds.  MEME @ The Cube is free the whole weekend.

2) MEME Festival Market

August 18 @ 5:00 pmAugust 20 @ 11:59 pm
MEMETICOld Market Square
Winnipeg, R3B 1G6 CA 
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Vendor list: Aschenti Cocoa Blue Danube Handcraft Kirkatures Red Lake Coffee Fresh Emblem Chosen Nimis Creations Strange Things Emporium Soy Necessities Candles and More Walter Weiss Premium Electronic E-Liquid Ideal Festival Fashion Twenty Past Four Soft Spot Ice Cream Escape Hatch – Escape Room Tent Amanda Nicholls – Artist GG Gelato Lemon Train / Mini Donuts Red Dot Japanese Cuisine Murray Hyundai Stix Wood Wear More to be announced Friday morning!

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August 18 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art460 Portage Ave # 1
Winnipeg, R3C 0E8 CA 
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Join us THIS FRIDAY, August 18 from 7 to 11pm for our LAUNCH PARTY in celebration of STAGES: Drawing the Curtain.   Stages: Drawing the Curtain is an ambitious public art project that situates nine temporary public sculptures and performances throughout the city. Presenting sculpture and performance, this public exhibition develops from the concept of the stage.  The launch party will have a drag performance, DJ set, cash bar, food, artisits in attendance,

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4) Cheers for Three Years

August 18 @ 8:00 pm1:00 am
Coal and Canary73 Princess Street
Winnipeg, CA 
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Slay in Gold Lamé at our Three Year Anniversary Party! We’re throwing a big 🥂CONGRATURITOS 🎉 to us for doing our thang for three years! Did somebody say nacho bar 🌮 and Tutti Frutti 🍨 for snacks? Oh yeah, we did. We also have the talented people from Capital K Distillery whipping up a few cocktails, the smooth brews from Little Brown Jug Brewing Company and the bold and beautiful Unreserved Wine. We’ve got DJ K Chedda 🧀 spinning all…

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August 18 @ 9:00 pm
La Roca155 Smith Street
Winnipeg, R3C 1J7 CA 
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Join us this Friday and welcome Winnipeg’s foremost Latin DJ. TEXT (204) 996-5668 TO GET ON THE GUEST LIST FOR FREE COVER BEFORE MIDNIGHT. 💃🏽

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6) Free Day-long Buddhist Retreat

August 19 @ 8:00 am4:00 pm
Dalnavert61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, R3C 1N7 CA 
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Join us for a day of learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha. You can come for the morning, the afternoon or all day. There will be periods of meditation (silent and guided) as well as Buddhist teachings. Curious people of all backgrounds are welcome. No prior expereince is needed. All of the talks and meditations are given by Theravada Buddhist monks from the Buddha Meditation Centre Winnipeg. Registration is required: Lunch is provided for all participants at…

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7) Photo Talk: Photographing Abandoned Buildings

August 20 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm

For those of you who love history and architecture, this is the photo talk for you. On Sunday, August 20, we will be hosting a photo talk by local photographer Sunny Szpak-Holly on the subject of Photographing Abandoned Buildings. The talk will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Don’s Photo Downtown location at 410 Portage Avenue.

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8) Salsa Sundays at The Forks Bonus Week 6

August 20 @ 6:00 pm11:00 pm

Winnipeg, R3C 4L9 CA 
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SALSA SUNDAYS IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND in AUGUST!! Join us at 6pm under the Forks canopy for BONUS – week 6 of the 2017 edition of a Salsa Sundays. Music provided by the very best latin DJs Winnipeg has to offer – DJ Chilango & DJ LeoSalsero. Schedule as follows: 6:00pm Social Dancing 6:30pm Intro Dance Class with SEDC 7:45pm Dance Showcase Dancing for all until 11pm. Come join us! Thank you to all of the attendees that help…

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Elsewhere in Winnipeg:

9) Swords and Sabres 2017

August 19 @ 11:00 am10:00 pm
Coronation Park / St Boniface51 St Mary’s Rd
Winnipeg, R2H1P6 CA 
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Pirate, Renaissance, Steam Punk and Viking themed festival.  Live music, games, merchant sales, food and activities.With an expected attendance of over 3000 people, they will be able to browse through merchant tables, information booths, arts and crafts and enjoy the variety of entertainment.

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10) Pride Muay Thai 5 Year Celebration!

August 19 @ 12:00 pm
Pride Muay ThaiUnit 1 – 877 Redonda St.
Winnipeg, R2C 2Z2 CA 
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We are celebrating 5 incredible years!! Come down and party with us! There will be a ton of fun for the whole family. Games, free classes, entertainment, prizes, giveaways, food, and more!

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11) Picnic in the Park

August 19 @ 1:00 pm6:00 pm
Winnipeg, MBWinnipeg, CA + Google Map

PICNIC IN THE PARK, 2017 A community celebration by the North End Community Renewal Corporation and our Community Partners!!! New logo art by Aurora Penner!!! — 1:00 PM – Opening 2:30 PM – Community Yoga with Spirit Fusion 2:00 PM – Nic Nieves 2:30 PM – Graffiti Art Programming 3:20 PM – Family Games! Three legged-race / Tug-o-war 3:50 PM – Double The Trouble, featuring Youth Jiggers 4:30 PM – Family Activity! Water ballon toss / Egg toss 5:00 PM…

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12) August Open Mic

August 19 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm
The Stone505 Oakview Avenue
Winnipeg, R2K 0S8 CA 
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Free Open Mic starting up again. Open to all ages and skill levels. Features a performance by our house band, Willem!

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13) Come Try Ringette Day

August 20 @ 10:30 am3:00 pm
East End Community Club517 Pandora Ave E.
Winnipeg, R2C 0A5 CA 
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Come Try Ringette Day is a FREE event for children aged 3 to 10 who want to try the sport. We will be doing a draw for one 2017/2018 regular ringette season registration and a draw for one equiment starter bag. All participants who attend the Come Try and reigster as a first time participant with their local association will be entered in the draw. Draw will be done in October. Pre-registration required for this event

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14) Combat LARP: Open Cross Gaming Day

August 20 @ 12:00 pm6:00 pm
Winnipeg, MBWinnipeg, R3P2N5 CA + Google Map

For this Combat Game we will be joining the 3rd annual Open Cross Games in Assinaboine Park! Join together with us and several other LARP/Hobby groups inlcuding the SCA and Wildgard. This game is free and all players who attend will earn 20 gold for their team. We will have gear and tabards available as usual and will be trying out a new field game-type as well as very likely joining in with some of the other groups games. Checkout…

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Near Winnipeg:

15) Family Pop-Up Adventure Play Event

August 19 @ 10:30 am1:30 pm
Brant-Argyle SchoolManitoba 322, Argyle, MB R0C 0B0
Argyle, R0C 0B0 CA 
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Family Pop-Up Adventure Play Event  Join the folks from Pop-Up Adventure Play, The Manitoba Nature Summit Inc. and Brant-Argyle school for 3 hours of pop-up adventure play. This event is free of charge but please pick up tickets from Eventbrite so we know how many snacks and beverages to bring! This event will be start at 10:30 and end around 1:30. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring some loose parts along with you for the event! The Manitoba…

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Every Weekend:

16) FREE Swim

August 18August 20
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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17) 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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18) Silver Spike Presents Pop Vegas – No Cover Charge

August 18 – August 20
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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19) Corydon’s Dancing in the Avenue

August 18-20

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 Tune Raiders (50-80’s Rock) @ Lilac St. S.

August 12:  High Profile (Ukranian and Modern Dance Music) @ Arbuthnot St. N


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20) Movies in the Park Presented by Scotiabank 

August 18 @ 7:00 pm11:15 pm
Assiniboine Park,
55 Pavilion Crescent

7:00 Moana, 9:15 Arrival

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

August 19 @ 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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22) Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

August 20 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent

Performer:  Marco Castillo

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23) Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre

Sunday, August 20, 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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24) Have you GOT? S7 Ep.6

August 20 @ 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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